Sep 182012

Last week: 28 (-2)

Record: 0-2

Remember when Blaine Gabbert looked like a functional quarterback? That was fun. Against Houston, Gabbert finished 7-19 for 53 yards, after leaving with an injury and in the middle of the 3rd quarter, he was averaging less than 1 yard per pass attempt. His pocket presence regressed as he was pressured on 8 of 23 drop backs, scrambling once, taking 3 sacks and going 1 for 4. He won’t face a defense as good as Houston’s every week, but he won’t face one as bad as Minnesota’s every week either. He’s got 14 games to prove he’s the future of the team, otherwise, the people who brought him in, especially his biggest backer GM Gene Smith, could be fired, leaving Gabbert’s future with the team murky at best.


FS Dwight Lowery: Did not allow a completion on 2 attempts, 2 solo tackles

P Bryan Anger: 9 punts for 470 yards, 4 of 9 inside the 20, 5 returns for 77 yards, 43.7 net yards per punt


QB Blaine Gabbert: 7 of 19 for 53 yards and 1 touchdown, 2 batted passes, 2 drops, 59.4 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 8 of 23 drop backs (1 scramble, 3 sacks, 1 for 4 and a touchdown)

RT Guy Whimper: Allowed 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, and 1 quarterback hurry on 28 pass block snaps, 1 penalty, run blocked for -4 yards on 1 attempt

LG Herbert Taylor: Allowed 1 sack and 2 quarterback hurries on 28 pass block snaps, 2 penalties

RG Uche Nwanari: Allowed 1 sack and 1 quarterback hit on 28 pass block snaps, 1 penalty, run blocked for 3 yards on 1 attempt

WR Justin Blackmon: Did not catch a pass on 3 targets on 24 pass snaps

TE Marcedes Lewis: Did not catch a pass on 1 target on 22 pass snaps

ROLB Kyle Bosworth: 2 solo tackles, 3 assists, 2 stops, 1 missed tackle, allowed 5 completions for 47 yards on 5 attempts

DT Tyson Alualu: Did not record a pressure on 26 pass rush snaps, 5 solo tackles, 4 stops

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