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Blake is love, Blake is life.

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There's usually quite a bit up in the air at this point in the year.

It's late August, and we don't know how optimistic we're allowed to be. The amount of weight placed on three preseason games very much depends on who's opinion you seek, and non-believers are just as abundant this time of year as homers projecting the Jaguars to win the Super Bowl.

There is one thing, however, we all know for sure -- the Jaguars' offense will go wherever Blake Bortles takes it.

And last Friday, the Jaguars first-team offense was firing on all cylinders.

Blake Bortles threw to 7 different receivers in his first 12 passes against the Lions, sustaining three near-perfect drives by distributing the weight of production between his newly-refined throwing mechanics and Greg Olson's offensive playbook. When Bortles' night ended one drive into the 3rd quarter, he left the game with some encouraging stats: 20/29, 245 yds, and 1 TD pass.

When you go back and break down each Blake Bortles pass one-by-one, however, you uncover a takeaway that his stats fail to reveal.

Not only did Blake Bortles maintain his composure, spread the wealth, and stay on target Friday night -- he flat-out marched his offense down the field.

Blake and the Jaguars' first-team offense went 10/12 on 3rd down. They sustained long drives and created scoring opportunities. Then they took advantage of these opportunities, even without their bulldozer-back Toby Gerhart or their redzone monster Julius Thomas.

There's still work to do, but Friday night was a beautifully efficient preseason performance that we're allowed to be excited about. Take a look for yourself -- we vined every single Blake Bortles pass from Friday night.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blake&#39;s 1st pass of the night - quick slant to Harbor in slot. Good pass breakup. <a href="https://t.co/NQMrPzBPwW">https://t.co/NQMrPzBPwW</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638075293123616768">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Catch made by Allen Hurst - they like him.&quot; - Kevin Harlan <a href="https://t.co/gVvQ6FuXs4">https://t.co/gVvQ6FuXs4</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638075383900950529">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good decision by Blake, good shake by Yeldon. Offense still establishing a rhythm on 1st drive <a href="https://t.co/p8SNAou01E">https://t.co/p8SNAou01E</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638075499110100993">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Been trying to tell you guys - Marcedes ain&#39;t going anywhere. Still a big role for him in this offense. <a href="https://t.co/goF8P0vehf">https://t.co/goF8P0vehf</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638075625165729792">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A-Rob is Blake&#39;s second read - can&#39;t quite fit it in. Pass broken up. <a href="https://t.co/42tKcVCJBn">https://t.co/42tKcVCJBn</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638075709949390848">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cornerback playing off. Bortles&#39; release looks a bit quicker this year - hope he can maintain it <a href="https://t.co/bbw1bBai0i">https://t.co/bbw1bBai0i</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638075785459404800">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BEAUTIFUL play. 1st read not open, Blake comes back to Greene for a big gain. Good placement. <a href="https://t.co/86C3JaJJ6N">https://t.co/86C3JaJJ6N</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638075869198712832">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blake and Hurns burn Mathis for 6! Feels good to type that out. Great play for opening drive TD <a href="https://t.co/2yKKLohLwH">https://t.co/2yKKLohLwH</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638075977101365249">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not a terrible pass - pressure up the middle forces quick decision <a href="https://t.co/FJ0gzg7TVN">https://t.co/FJ0gzg7TVN</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638076300113104896">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lions play off again. Quick pass - Olson looking for a cheap gain if 1st defender misses. <a href="https://t.co/YP5s7HAyyT">https://t.co/YP5s7HAyyT</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638076717412798464">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lewis gets wide open on pick play. Still, beautiful pass. Right on target for catch and run. <a href="https://t.co/F3wsaqBXGl">https://t.co/F3wsaqBXGl</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638077071261081601">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nice shot at 1v1 matchup. Jags gifted with a pass interference call <a href="https://t.co/lvA4P7UGrJ">https://t.co/lvA4P7UGrJ</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638077442725408768">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Curl routes. Nice toss to Harbor - we know Olson uses his TEs underneath. <a href="https://t.co/e344DYjtCP">https://t.co/e344DYjtCP</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638077715808129024">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Reliable Rashad Greene for the first down. Blake now 5/5 on third down <a href="https://t.co/JqoBJKNEqt">https://t.co/JqoBJKNEqt</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638078103038898176">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Pressure from left side. Can&#39;t connect on shallow cross <a href="https://t.co/mXVC9TRKb5">https://t.co/mXVC9TRKb5</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638078370195050496">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great route, great pass, GREAT block by Rashad Greene. Joeckel stays locked JUST long enough. <a href="https://t.co/wXfpXVHTgB">https://t.co/wXfpXVHTgB</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638078725603655681">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Talked about BB5&#39;s rollout potential during offseason. More TE involvement - pass right on target <a href="https://t.co/0dGn4UCs1X">https://t.co/0dGn4UCs1X</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638079050834165760">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">12 completions to 7 different WRs at this point. <a href="https://t.co/GfGdRGuaWX">https://t.co/GfGdRGuaWX</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638079294158278656">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Another smoke/bubble. Not much profit, but Blake&#39;s passes very much on point tonight <a href="https://t.co/2CWnA5VDY3">https://t.co/2CWnA5VDY3</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638079596685074433">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great screen call - Jags had been finding success downfield on 3rd down all night long. <a href="https://t.co/C81n7U2a12">https://t.co/C81n7U2a12</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638079810850418688">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A Jags QB who can fire off pass after pass and lead the team downfield? <a href="https://t.co/vPqyNdgR72">https://t.co/vPqyNdgR72</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638080308387151873">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So much time to throw. Bounces through reads, good fire, but A-Rob can&#39;t bring it in. <a href="https://t.co/g5I4WTjDyr">https://t.co/g5I4WTjDyr</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638080591544627200">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With this miss, Blake and the 1st team offense are 7/8 on 3rd down. <a href="https://t.co/XUu27OMUnU">https://t.co/XUu27OMUnU</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638080887159193601">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Blake thought he could sneak it under Denard Robinson. Pass broken up - turnover on downs. <a href="https://t.co/CeIfcStDYp">https://t.co/CeIfcStDYp</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638081269285392384">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not so sure about this decision y&#39;all. Perfect placement - sure as hell had to be. <a href="https://t.co/a77gF30e4G">https://t.co/a77gF30e4G</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638081522310979584">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great effort - Blake steps up and takes what he can find. Can&#39;t go broke making a profit. <a href="https://t.co/28Jl5TvLp7">https://t.co/28Jl5TvLp7</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638081775047188481">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BEAUTIFUL spike. Oh man. Great form. Right into the dirt. Wow. <a href="https://t.co/sKYSi8oV4W">https://t.co/sKYSi8oV4W</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638082289734414337">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Defense gives Blake one to A-Rob. Great half for Bortles and 1st team offense. <a href="https://t.co/KhQidDtxNI">https://t.co/KhQidDtxNI</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638083257029029888">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Olson&#39;s offense fits Blake like a glove. Bounces through reads, stands tall, hits TE right on target. <a href="https://t.co/nERtOrnh1D">https://t.co/nERtOrnh1D</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638083602950041600">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">GREAT ball placement - looking sharp and in control. Easy 25 yards. <a href="https://t.co/f9HwwT7atS">https://t.co/f9HwwT7atS</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638083855476498433">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rain starts to really come down. Blake misses Washington high. <a href="https://t.co/AiUYthKLtV">https://t.co/AiUYthKLtV</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638084072053600257">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WRs covered - ball thrown away. Blake ends his night 20/29, 10/12 on 3rd down. Mistake-free preseason. <a href="https://t.co/7yTyhSqQhA">https://t.co/7yTyhSqQhA</a></p>&mdash; Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigCatCountry/status/638084446688776194">August 30, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>