Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said he does not plan to bench quarterback Blaine Gabbert after a poor performance that led to the Jaguars falling to 1-4 with a 41-3 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Gabbert had two interceptions returned for a touchdown and lost a fumble.
"The two pick sixes make it look like it's on him. He could have played better as they all could have. There are some things that I would like him to do better," Mularkey said, according to NFL.com.
Mularkey said staying the course is the best approach.
"No matter what is said outside, I think people inside know we are closer than anybody will ever write or say in the next two weeks," he said.
Safety Dwight Lowery was at least one player who disagreed.
"It's going to take something, because the same thing is not going to work," he told Florida Times-Union. "We can't keep doing the same thing."
Gabbert is also last among qualifying quarterbacks in yards-per-attempt. The Jaguars offense is last in the NFL in yards and points.
-- The Sports Xchange