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Top of the Morning News, October 3, 2011


"Did the Jaguars' defense play well enough to win Sunday against the New Orleans Saints?"  The Times-Union

"Gabbert clearly has the trust of his teammates, but equally important, he seems to have the right attitude about winning and losing." Orlando Sentinel

"Blaine made some beautiful throws," said Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. "He had some he'd like to have back, I'm sure. There were some others that we needed to make plays for him. From where Blaine sits, you're never going to go against a D-coordinator who's going to challenge you more than Gregg [Williams] challenged Blaine today. It's a tremendous learning experience for him. He'll grow from it."  The Times-Union

"He's the same," Lewis said. "That's what I like about him. He makes me smile. He's a rookie and he is the same. You won't know in the huddle. You won't know if something's bad or something's good. That's what I respect about him. He's going to be here for a while, so am I, so is Maurice. We're in this together."  The Times-Union

"As promised, change was immediate, evident and very, very striking for the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. The problem was the end result . . ."

"Jones-Drew could have come into the post-game situation pouting Sunday. He ran three times for no yards in the first half. This is a prideful guy. He could have moped. Instead, he did quite the opposite. He blamed himself for a dropped pass on the Jaguars' first drive."

Monday's notebook from The Times-Union.

"Graham is the reason why this Saints offense -- and thus this Saints team -- can be even better than the 2009 team that won the Super Bowl."

Around the NFL

Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback.

Clark Judge of gives his Week 4 Judgements.

Don Banks of reviews action from week four.

John Clayton of does the same.

Tweet, Tweet

Always appreciate good fans and the unconditional support…we'll get this thang turned around…thank you

@MarcedesLewis89 (tight end Marcedes Lewis)

With 49ers & Lions comebacks today, this marks 1sttime in NFL history 2 teams overcame 20-plus deficits to win in consecutive weeks

@NFLhistory (Jon Zimmer of the NFL)

Drew Brees has at least 20 completions in 24 consecutive games, the longest streak in NFL history

@NFLfootballinfo (Michael Signora, Vice President of Football Communications)

Truth be told, if I didn't see it with my own eyes, might not believe Lions came back from 27-3 hole.  No knock, but how they did it?  Wow

@JarrettBell (USA Today writer Jarrett Bell)

Stat of the day

The Jaguars dropped to 12thin the NFL in total defense after ranking fourth a week ago.  Offensively, the Jaguars rank 15thin the AFC and 30thin the NFL.


Head coach Jack Del Rio will hold his weekly press conference at 1:45 p.m.  Stay tuned to and @jaguarsinsider for updates throughout the day.

The last word

"We've got a great football team and I'm going to do my job to prepare as well as possible. The other 10 guys on the offense are going to do the same. Like I said it's a week-to-week process for getting better as a football team, but at the end of the day we're measured by wins and losses. There are no moral victories in the NFL. You're judged on only one thing, results. We didn't get that job done today and we're going to be back in here tomorrow getting better and be ready for next week."

Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert

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