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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Anton Stralman Lightning Jersey Authentic . -- The Jacksonville Jaguars want and need to see more of quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Coach Gus Bradley named Gabbert the starter Thursday, two days before the Jaguars face the New York Jets in their second preseason game. Gabbert played the first four series in the teams exhibition opener against Miami, completing 5 of 10 passes for 19 yards. He had two passes dropped and another one go off a fullbacks hands for an interception. "We feel like he needs the reps right now considering he missed six games last year at the end," Bradley said, referring to the forearm injury that ended Gabberts 2012 season. "He got 17 snaps in the opener, and we just felt like wed like to increase it this week and get a better chance to evaluate where hes at." Chad Henne, whos competing with Gabbert for the starting job, also will see playing time with the first-team offence. Henne got some work with the starters against the Dolphins, completing 8 of 11 passes for 87 yards. Both quarterbacks should benefit from the return of three starters. The Jaguars will have centre Brad Meester, running back Maurice Jones-Drew and receiver Justin Blackmon back on the field against the Jets. "Its going to be a big difference having those guys back," Gabbert said. "Theyre anxious and ready to play. ... It will be the old crew back there playing ball." The Jaguars will, however, be without receiver Cecil Shorts III (calf) and rookie right tackle Luke Joeckel (hip). Bradley has rotated both quarterbacks throughout training camp, giving Gabbert and Henne plenty of work with the starters while trying to figure out who will win the job. Many believe it will be Gabbert, whos younger, more mobile and coming off consecutive seasons in which Jacksonville had issues around him. Gabbert had no off-season as a rookie because of the NFL lockout, was thrown into the starting lineup in Week 3 and played with one of the worst receiving corps in the league. He was expected to show significant improvement last year, but he played behind a patchwork offensive line and with two young receivers in Shorts and Blackmon. Jacksonville also lost Jones-Drew to a season-ending foot injury in October. So Bradley and new general manager Dave Caldwell believe its difficult to truly evaluate Gabberts viability as an NFL starter. "I know that conventional wisdom tells us that, Hey, we start one and the other one starts," Bradley said. "But theres a lot of things that we do that arent conventional. I know maybe some of you felt that way. But to us it made sense in our evaluation process. "We just looked at the whole thing and said, OK, he had 17 reps, didnt play the last six games of the season and we just need to get more looks at him. Knowing our situation, we just took that approach. This isnt any determining factor. Were just still figuring the whole thing out." Gabbert was the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft. The former Missouri standout has completed 54 per cent of his passes for 3,876 yards, with 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, in two seasons. He is 5-19 as a starter. "Im just looking at it as another opportunity to go out there and prove to the coaches and prove to the guys on the team that Im the right guy for the position," Gabbert said. "But its also another opportunity to learn our offence, another chance to go against a different defence and perfect the things weve been working on all week." Henne handled the news well, saying he understands Bradleys plan. "Weve been splitting the reps in practice again," Henne said. "Nothings really changed. And for me, its just take full advantage of what I have and show them what I can do on the field." Martin St. Louis Lightning Jersey Authentic . PETERSBURG, Fla. Brian Boyle Lightning Jersey Authentic . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. http://www.lightningproshop.com/ben-bishop-jersey/ . That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Pound-for-pound king Roman Chocolatito Gonzalez knows his boxing history and aims to secure his place in it.He knows how big of a deal it was to his Nicaraguan countrymen when the late Alexis Arguello, one of the greatest fighters in boxing history, moved up to the junior welterweight division to challenge fellow Hall of Famer Aaron Pryor for the 140-pound world title in 1982 at the Orange Bowl in Miami.Arguello had already won world titles as a featherweight, junior lightweight and lightweight and was attempting to become the first fighter in boxing history to win a belt in a fourth weight division (although it has been accomplished several times since). He and Pryor produced an instant classic, one of the most scintillating battles in boxing history.Ultimately, however, Pryor knocked out Arguello in the 14th round, bringing an abrupt end to a great fight and Arguellos historic quest. Ten months later, they met again, this time at famed Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and Pryor again stopped Arguello, doing so far more easily in the 10th round of a fight not nearly as epic as the first encounter.It is that first great battle that is etched in Gonzalezs mind forever, even though it occurred five years before he was born. Gonzalez said he has watched it more than 200 times.Ive seen it a lot, Gonzalez said through translator and manager Carlos Blandon. I know from watching that fight that even if you train as hard as you can, there is a possibility of losing. Arguello always taught me, that but he also told me you have to persevere no matter what.Long after Arguellos fighting days were over, he discovered Gonzalez. He took him under his wing and trained him as an amateur and as a pro before his death in 2009.He was a friend, mentor and hero to Gonzalez, who is on his own Hall of Fame path and now has the opportunity to do what Arguello could not -- win a world title in a fourth weight division.Gonzalez, a former strawweight and junior flyweight world champion, is the reigning flyweight champion. Now he is moving up to junior bantamweight to challenge unbeaten titleholder Carlos Cuadras in what most view as the most formidable test of his 11-year professional career.They will meet on Saturday (HBO, 10 p.m. ET/PT) at The Forum in Inglewood, California, where Gonzalez will be fighting for the third time in his past four bouts and where Arguello fought four of his world title fights, including one in 1974, when he knocked out fellow Hall of Famer Ruben Olivares in the 13th round to win the featherweight crown.So what would Arguello think about Gonzalezs quest to surpass his accomplishment?He would be ecstatic and happy because Arguello and my father made me, Gonzalez said.Also on the card, Mexican junior middleweight Jesus Soto Karass (28-10-4, 18 KOs) and Japans Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-2, 23 KOs), both 33, who fought to a draw in a blazing slugfest on April 15, will meet in a scheduled 10-round rematch between hard-charging action fighters. The first bout ended with one judge scoring it 97-93 for Kamegai, one had it 96-94 for Soto-Karass and one had it 95-95.The telecast will also include a replay from earlier in the day of unified middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) defending against welterweight titleholder Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs), who is moving up two weight classes, at the O2 Arena in London.The 29-year-old Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) said he and Arguello discussed the Pryor fight during their time together but not too much. Arguello, he said, didd not like to talk about it often. Braydon Coburn Lightning Jersey. We did talk about it but we more concentrated on how to train and how to be a champion and maintain yourself as a champion, Gonzalez said. He did talk about it, but he wouldnt talk too much about his losses.Gonzalez said he has watched Arguellos most painful loss over and over because it drills into him many of the lessons his mentor taught him.I like to see it because of how fast they were, and you have to be fast every day and see that speed sometimes can beat you, Gonzalez said. It was a great fight even though he lost. It hurts to watch it sometimes. Of course, it does. But it was a great fight.Gonzalez also spends time watching other fighters. As an example, he said during one of his final nights at training camp in Big Bear Lake, California, where he trained alongside Golovkin, he and his team spent the evening watching another legendary fighter, Puerto Rican great Felix Tito Trinidad.If Gonzalez wins his fourth title, he will do so against a quality opponent in Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs), 28, of Mexico, who will be making his seventh defense since claiming the belt by eighth-round technical decision from Thailands Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in May 2014.I know what a great career Gonzalez has had, and it really motivates me to train and get ready to fight him, Cuadras said. This is the fight of my life.Gonzalez, as is always the case, showed great respect for his opponent.Hes a great guy and a good champion, Gonzalez said. Its going to be a very exciting fight. If its my toughest test, I dont know because the fight hasnt happened yet, but I believe he is a good fighter. He has had really good fights against other good rivals and so have I. So I will wait to see what happens (on Saturday).Gonzalez did make it clear that he is not moving up to 115 pounds because he can no longer make the flyweight limit of 112. He said he made the move in a quest for history.It wasnt a weight issue at all, Gonzalez said. I am champion at 112 pounds, but no top fighters wanted to fight me at 112 and I wanted an opportunity to win a title in a fourth division and avenge the losses Arguello had looking for a fourth world title.I think this opportunity is a blessing and I am going into this fight in the best condition of my life and to look for that fourth world title. Winning this fight would be the biggest happiness in my life.Blandon said the fight is a huge event in Nicaragua. He said televisions and big screens will be put up in common areas in towns and cities across the country for people to watch the fight in a community atmosphere.Its a big deal, Blandon said. There is so much media coming in for the fight. Everyone is talking about it. Everybody knows Roman is trying to do what Arguello, the hero, could not do. The government is supportive.Nicaragua is going to be paralyzed on (Saturday) with anxiety over this fight. The opportunity for Roman to have a fourth world title is a big deal, and hopefully everything pays off and he wins. Roman doesnt party, but if he wins all Nicaraguans will.And if he does would that allow him to surpass Arguello as the best fighter in Nicaraguan history? Gonzalez said no.I believe even if I win five world titles, I will never surpass Alexis Arguello, Gonzalez said. He will always be No. 1. Each person can be the best of their time, but I can never surpass Alexis Arguello. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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