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Jones-Drew Says He Still Has Faith in David Garrard at QB

Maurice Jones-Drew called into Sirius NFL Radio to talk Blaine Gabbert on Friday. The bottom line, as Jones-Drew put it, was David Garrard is still the Jaguars’ quarterback and Gabbert will simply provide some competition.

Jones-Drew said, “David’s our guy and he’s always going to be our guy. I mean, since I’ve been there that’s all I know and that’s who I played with from the beginning. When I was a backup and he was the backup we played together, we have a bond. So I know David will fight through it. It’s going to be tough at first. It’s always tough when they draft at your position but David’s a strong guy, strong minded. He’ll be able to go out there, fight through it and we’ll win games.”

“A quarterback is only as good as the players around him so when everyone says David’s struggling that’s like slapping me in the face because, I mean, Peyton Manning can throw the ball anywhere he wants to on the field but if that receiver’s not catching the ball, is Peyton Manning really Peyton Manning? So I think with our situation we had a lot of young receivers, we had a bunch of injuries, and I mean it’s hard not to say – I don’t want to make excuses – but when you put the ball somewhere and the guy’s not there because your number one guy [Mike] Sims-Walker is hurt, or Marcedes [Lewis] is banged up, or I’m banged up, or the offensive line is a little banged up, a lot of those things go into play. And if you noticed towards the end of the year we had a lot of starters who were hurt. “

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