FREMONT, Calif. – Here’s this week’s Wednesday primer.
Each Wednesday morning during the 2013 season, jaguars.com senior John Oehser will set the stage for the Jaguars’ Wednesday media access by previewing major topics facing the team that day. Each Wednesday afternoon/evening, he will break down what was learned from Jaguars players and coaches that day.
Here’s a look at five key Wednesday topics as the Jaguars prepare for the Seattle Seahawks . . .
1. Will it be Henne Part II on Sunday?
2. How’s the hand? Gabbert started at quarterback for the Jaguars in the regular-season opener, playing through a thumb injury, then sustained a lacerated hand late in that game. He missed the loss to the Raiders because of the hand injury. He was expected to have some of the 15 stitches he had in the hand after the opener removed early this week, and though Gabbert spoke to the media this week for the first time with the hand unprotected by a wrap, Bradley said early this week he doubted Gabbert will play. But whether Gabbert will throw this week and how much progress he makes will be an issue until he is healthy.
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5. How do the Jaguars bounce back? The start to the season has been difficult, with the Jaguars losing to the Chiefs and Raiders by double digits. Head Coach Gus Bradley said he saw improvement from a Week 1 loss to the Chiefs to a Week 2 loss to the Raiders, and on Monday, he emphasized reducing penalties and mental mistakes. The Jaguars will be huge underdogs to Seattle, one of the NFL’s power teams and a team with one of the most pronounced home-field advantages in the NFL. Just how will the Jaguars handle quarterback Russell Wilson, a powerful running games and one of the NFL’s best secondaries? That’s a question the Jaguars will get a lot Wednesday.