March 20, 2012 |
David Garrard appears to be the answer in Miami. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, the question was, "What quarterback do you sign when all your other choices have gone elsewhere?" That's not a slam on Garrard, who signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins on Monday and was told he'd be able to compete for the starting job. The nine-year veteran who has spent his entire pro career with the Jacksonville Jaguars could end up being a great pickup for the team if fully recovered from back surgery last October.
October 19, 2009
Key : Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns, David Garrard passed for 335 yards and Josh Scobee kicked a 36-yard field goal in overtime. Jacksonville (3-3) had 492 yards in offense. St. Louis fell to 0-6. Jaguars said : "This offense can battle even when the situation looks kind of bleak. To have that composure, that poise . . . that was huge for us." -- Garrard Rams said : "Have to swallow it and move on. Can't sulk on losses in this league because the team you're playing next doesn't care."
October 12, 2009
Key: Late to the field before the game and after halftime while taking painkilling injections for his broken ribs, Matt Hasselbeck threw four touchdown passes, two of them to T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and the Seahawks rolled to their biggest home shutout in 25 years. The injury-riddled Seahawks were still missing seven starters, including three-fifths of their offensive line. Seahawks said: "Guys were giving me chest bumps pregame. I should have worn a sign." -- Hasselbeck Jaguars said: "Just a terrible day, terrible performance by all of us."
October 15, 2007 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville's inconsistency appears to be a thing of the past. Its struggles against division rival Houston might be too. David Garrard threw two touchdown passes, Maurice Jones-Drew had 260 all-purpose yards and the Jaguars thumped the Texans, 37-17, for their fourth consecutive win. Jacksonville (4-1) got a rare rout against the team that has caused it the most headaches in recent years.
August 11, 2011 |
Cleveland's Colt McCoy is one of a host of young quarterbacks who are light on experience but heavy on potential. They all want to realize the type of early success that Baltimore's Joe Flacco, Atlanta's Matt Ryan and the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez have experienced. Five of the young guns to watch: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati: Carson Palmer's refusal to return to the Bengals set the stage for Dalton, a former Texas Christian standout, to step in and play. Dalton has the added pressure of getting no off-season to learn first-time NFL offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's system.
May 2, 2013 |
Mark Sanchez, sporting long locks secured with a stylish soccer-style headband, took the high road on Thursday when he spoke to members of the media for the first time since the NFL draft, during which the New York Jets drafted West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in the second round. When asked about the upcoming weeks heading into a new season, Sanchez replied "no doubt" and "sure, of course" when asked if he'd be the starting quarterback. With the Jets having cut Tim Tebow, there are five quarterbacks on the team's roster: Sanchez, Smith, recent free-agent signee and former Jacksonville Jaguars starter David Garrard, third-year pro Greg McElroy and Matt Simms, a rookie who the team cut before last season but brought back in December on a reserve contract.