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Jaguars Training Camp 2012: Blaine Gabbert Looks To Prove He Isn't 'Scared'

Blaine Gabbert isn't scared. That's what the Jacksonville Jaguars' second-year starting quarterback is looking to show the world coming off a disastrous rookie season in which he was sacked 40 times and lost five fumbles. His 65.4 passer rating was the worst in the league.

But as the former No. 10 overall pick from Missouri told Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver, it doesn't really matter what the critics say. He's here to show he belongs.

“I think that's part of our job description: Deal with the crap. But for people to say [I'm scared], I just don't understand it. They've never played in the NFL. They really don't know what goes on, or what happens.”

Gabbert did his part to show he belongs in the NFL in Friday night's 27-24 preseason win over the New Orleans Saints, completing 13 of 16 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns, including one strike to new No. 1 wide receiver Justin Blackmon.

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