Is London the cure for what ails Blake Bortles, Jaguars?
Maybe the annual trip to London is just what struggling quarterback Blake Bortles needs to break out of his — and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ — three-game slump, according to ESPN’s Mike DiRocco. Bortles has a history of playing well in Wembley Stadium, and another good performance there should energize an offense that has failed to score points in the first half of the past three games. Bortles has 923 yards passing, eight touchdown passes and two interceptions in four trips overseas, including a four-touchdown performance in last season’s 44-7 rout of Baltimore.
Blake Bortles claims he’s a “scapegoat”
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles takes a lot of criticism, the majority of it deserved, but to his credit he’s always handled it well and taken it in stride. He’s been one of the first to lay blame on himself, even if it’s not deserved, and always made some good self-deprecating jokes at the podium. If it wasn’t known by now to anyone, Bortles isn’t bothered by the outside criticism of him from fans, media or even other players.
Malcolm Jenkins took a shot at Blake Bortles
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a quarterback problem and the rest of the NFL knows it. When talking about this week’s opponent, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins used his observations of Blake Bortles as proof why Colin Kaepernick should absolutely be playing today.
And in other Jaguars news ...
- The Jaguars may be turning to three rookie cornerbacks against the Eagles because of injuries.
- Which Eagles players will be crucial on Sunday if the team is to have any success against the Jaguars?
- Mike Jones of USA Today says the Jaguars have no one to blame but themselves for the mess they’re currently in.
- Carlos Hyde might be the boost this Jaguars offense needs to get going.