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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Team’s success creates quandary for ‘The Good Place’ writers

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Jacksonville Jaguars’ success creates quandary for writers of “The Good Place” -
Writer and producer Joe Mande has a dilemma for Season 3 of The Good Place, an NBC comedy about the afterlife and people who are bad who want to become good.

”What do we do now that the Jaguars are good?” he asked.

One of the show’s biggest punchlines — which pokes fun at the Jacksonville Jaguars and quarterback Blake Bortles — has become a real-life evolution from bad to good.

Blake Bortles wants to throw less against the Pittsburgh Steelers -
Blake Bortles threw for 87 yards last week against the Buffalo Bills and won.

He threw for 95 yards early in the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers and won too.

In fact, Bortles doesn’t care how many times he throws or for how many yards — he just wants to win.

Pittsburgh Steelers game is critical juncture for Blake Bortles’ career -
When the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in October, quarterback Blake Bortles threw only 14 passes.

He’d be OK if he threw the ball less in Sunday’s rematch in an AFC divisional playoff game.

That would mean running back Leonard Fournette would be having a big day and the Jaguars’ defense would again be harassing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. No need to throw the ball much if that’s the case.

Is this young, brash Jacksonville Jaguars defense up to the challenge? -
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, already a notorious trash talker and well on his way to earning himself the chance to supplant Richard Sherman as the league’s bad-boy corner with a game to back it up, isn’t fazed at all by words said before a game or even during it.

So when Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said last week that he wanted another shot at the Jaguars this Sunday in the AFC Divisional Playoff round after his horrible showing in a Week Five loss to them, Ramsey wasn’t bothered by it all.