Quick Take: Gabbert shows poise vs. Saints

Around the League editor Gregg Rosenthal has his takeaways from the game:

From Around the League:
» Lessons from Friday's preseason games

» It's only the preseason, but Blaine Gabbert looked a lot more comfortable Friday night. He got the ball out of his hands quickly, going 13-of-16 for 112 yards and two scores. Best part: a few of those passes were delivered while getting hit. Maybe he'll quiet those critics after all.

» Even better: rookie receiver Justin Blackmon was a physical presence, catching four passes for 48 yards and a score in his first game. The Saints couldn't handle his size.

» Maurice Jones-Drew will return eventually, but Rashad Jennings simply looks like an NFL starting running back. He has 118 yards and a yards-per-carry average over 5 after two preseason games.

» The Saints lost starting linebacker Chris Chamberlain to a potentially serious knee injury.

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