Head coach Gus Bradley warned media two days ago that Blake might not practice today, but didn't seem overly concerned about the shoulder injury Blake sustained in the Jaguars' 38-31 loss to the Bucs.
Bortles spoke about Bradley's comments this afternoon.
"Yeah, I think he was just taking the safe route," Blake stated. "I planned on practicing the whole time, and I think that's kind of the attitude you have to have. I'm going to practice until they tell me I can't."
Blake's grade 1 AC joint shoulder sprain was enough of a tsunami to generate a few Henne waves through Jacksonville media channels, but today, Blake downplayed his injury in only a way Blake could:
"Just normal soreness after a game."
As Blake prepares to face the Houston Texans on Sunday, he looks to build off of the offensive momentum the Jaguars were able to create in Tampa Bay.
"I think we've shown with the yardage and the way we've moved the ball, and then last week with the points we put up, that this can be the norm and it should be the norm. This is where the bar should be set, and this is what we should be able to do week-in and week-out."
Blake Bortles and the Jaguars offense went 5-for-5 in the redzone last weekend -- a huge point of emphasis that spawned from the Jaguars' 13-point performance the week before in Indianapolis.
Still, Bortles and the 1-4 Jags look to clean up a few mistakes that are barring them from climbing over the hump. Blake spoke about the keys to a Jaguars victory at home this weekend.
"Offensively, I think it has to be attention to details still. We had a big play taken away by a misaligned formation; had a false start. I think things like that are things we have to continue to pay attention to eliminate, obviously, a turnover -- two turnovers -- that really both led to points. I think we have to continue to eliminate that stuff."