The Jaguars are hoping quarterback Blaine Gabbert can duplicate Luck’s success on the field.
Gabbert, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, was supposed to be the key to Jacksonville’s rebuild. Although Gabbert beat Indy with an 80-yard TD pass to Cecil Shorts III in the final minute of the first meeting, he has been mostly inconsistent all season. He really took a step back in last week’s 31-14 loss to Detroit, throwing several poor passes and two interceptions.
But if there’s one thing the Jaguars have learned after watching Gabbert for two seasons, it’s that pressure can make quarterbacks uncomfortable.
They believe that’s the key to slowing down Luck and the Colts.
‘‘You can make anybody look like a rookie again with a few hits,’’ defensive end Jeremy Mincey said.
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