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Teams asked Blake Bortles if he’ll bring his girlfriend to predraft visits

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Last year, one of the stories to emerge from the combine was that teams were asking prospects if they liked girls as part of the interviews in Indianapolis.

Central Florida Blake Bortles didn’t get that question at this year’s combine. Teams seemed to be aware that Bortles has a girlfriend who was described by Central Florida coach George O’Leary, via TheBigLead.com, as being worth “six million Googles” during the season and wanted to know if they could get an up-close view of her if Bortles paid them a visit in the months leading up to the draft.

“If we come to town, will she be there for dinner and stuff like that,” Bortles said on The Dan Patrick Show. “They knew [about his girlfriend] going into the meeting. I think that was kinda the angle, how I would react to it.”

Plenty of teams ask questions from odd angles to see how a player handles them, with other stories from this year including queries about the number of uses for a brick that a player can think of off the top of his head. Such questions are far less creepy than grown men drooling over the possibility of meeting an attractive college girl who is dating a player they may want to be their quarterback.

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35 Responses to “Teams asked Blake Bortles if he’ll bring his girlfriend to predraft visits”
  1. floratiotime says: Feb 26, 2014 2:22 PM

    Beard.

  2. steelbydesign says: Feb 26, 2014 2:26 PM

    If she’s smart she’ll wear something low cut when he’s in Houston. Gotta get that #1 pick money!

  3. mackcarrington says: Feb 26, 2014 2:27 PM

    What in the world????………….

  4. thepftpoet says: Feb 26, 2014 2:28 PM

    Blake Bortles = Blaine Gabbert 2.0

  5. thepftpoet says: Feb 26, 2014 2:28 PM

    She’s good looking?

    Then she’s most likely from Minnesota.

  6. longsufferingbillsfan says: Feb 26, 2014 2:29 PM

    The test is to see if Bortles would become clearly disturbed by clearly disturbing questions.

  7. shaggytoodle says: Feb 26, 2014 2:32 PM

    Yet, if Incognito sent that in a text to Martin, everyone would get ALL up in arms about.

  8. pj1983a says: Feb 26, 2014 2:32 PM

    I agree, it’s kinda creepy. But “attractive college girl” doesn’t begin to describe Lindsey Duke.

  9. trollhammer20 says: Feb 26, 2014 2:33 PM

    Holy….Mel Brooks was right. It is good to be the king.

  10. rc33 says: Feb 26, 2014 2:47 PM

    I don’t know about “creepy,” Josh.
    Probably just execs trying to have a little fun w/ Bortles
    regards,
    genuinely creepy old men.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 26, 2014 2:48 PM

    When he drops in the draft he has silicone inflated airbags to cushion his fall.

  12. elliottcovert says: Feb 26, 2014 2:49 PM

    I mean, can you blame them?

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 26, 2014 2:50 PM

    Stop comparing this lump to Gabbert. He ran a 5 second 40, Gabbert was 4.6, while being a few pounds heavier. Blaine beat him in every Combine test and will bury him in the Wonderlic. Plus Bortles has just an average arm and a slow release. Gabbert’s top level in both departments.

  14. jimmyjamm03 says: Feb 26, 2014 2:52 PM

    This, effectively, a job interview. There are some things that are not allowed to be discussed at job interview for legal reasons. Perhaps these teams need some refresher courses on this subject.

  15. getyourownname says: Feb 26, 2014 2:53 PM

    I hope they charge an appearance fee.

  16. classyjacklambert says: Feb 26, 2014 3:00 PM

    I just googled her… Now I might go google myself…

  17. sdisme says: Feb 26, 2014 3:01 PM

    Why would you post this with a picture of Blake?

  18. trollhammer20 says: Feb 26, 2014 3:04 PM

    As long as we can keep Brent Musburger out of this, we may all come through this without any trauma….

  19. lorcanbonda says: Feb 26, 2014 3:04 PM

    The same organization that calls it creepy won’t think twice about posting her among hottest WAGS columns or writing about Brent Musberger’s comments alongside the hottest Olympians.

    That’s the creepy — the way the press likes to have it both ways.

  20. pooflingingmonkey says: Feb 26, 2014 3:05 PM

    There’s a big difference between “Are you bringing your girlfriend to the combine” and “Will you please bring your hot girlfriend to the combine so a bunch of 50 year old men can ogle her?”

  21. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 26, 2014 3:05 PM

    The type of woman that a man chooses to hang out with says a lot about the man.

    Judging by the pictures of her on the internet…. she has issues.

    I would put money on Blake Bortles being a low character guy.

  22. salsendardo says: Feb 26, 2014 3:19 PM

    Asking if someone’s girlfriend is going to be accompanying them is not an illegal interview question. Relax Francis.

  23. mundial8 says: Feb 26, 2014 3:21 PM

    Have you googled Blake Bortles girlfriend? WOW

  24. qdog112 says: Feb 26, 2014 3:21 PM

    What, no Wonderlic stories yet? This guy Bortles doesn’t sound like he’s got a handle on what’s at hand. Last week it was his dream to be AVERAGE and now he’s mum on scouts asking about his girlfriend.

    Something is amiss.

  25. steelnucs says: Feb 26, 2014 3:25 PM

    It probably was just an off-hand question, no big deal.

    Just googled her. Strong. Very strong. Lucky man.

  26. habsfanatic says: Feb 26, 2014 3:27 PM

    These coaches and GMs have 15 minutes with players during the combine and this is how they use that valuable time? Sheesh…

  27. Ed Bandell says: Feb 26, 2014 3:33 PM

    Wasn’t there a team a couple of years ago that asked a player questions about his mother? Like what he would do if somebody said something really nasty about her?

    I think that crosses a line. I guess they are trying to evaluate how a player will react on the field, if he’d cost them a personal foul penalty, or how he would react to the sometimes very stupid questions reporters ask them.

    If you date a very pretty lady and she shows up to games, there will be attention paid to her. That’s just how it is.

  28. casualcommenter says: Feb 26, 2014 3:34 PM

    Agreed with TheGreatGabbert that Blaine Gabbert was a combine superstar.

    The fact that Gabbert is also a QB bust is a cautionary tale about not prioritizing combine performances over game performances for all positions.

  29. tvjules says: Feb 26, 2014 3:41 PM

    I guarantee they asked this of AJ Mcarron.

  30. garyhd01 says: Feb 26, 2014 3:44 PM

    did he overreact? how many teams asked the question? or was it just one goof ball reporter from hoboken asking at the combine?? with the michael sam disclosure (which doesn’t bother me btw) maybe they want to find out if its gonna be a circus and if so what kind of circus. we heard all about aj mccarrons girl friend until the team lost and suddenly he wasnt a top tier qb anymore.

  31. nvl004 says: Feb 26, 2014 3:46 PM

    She is ridiculous. why would you not ask that question? Why in the hell didn’t I go to Florida for school?

  32. granadafan says: Feb 26, 2014 3:57 PM

    In my next life I want to be a successful athlete or a rock singer.

  33. bonecrushinghits says: Feb 26, 2014 4:00 PM

    Solid 8. I can see why those who live in most parts on the country would think she’s a 10 though. Pretty average looking girl around here, for those of us that live near large universities in warm climates. Not worth all the drooling.

  34. jmethane says: Feb 26, 2014 4:02 PM

    Sofia Vergara is who I mean

  35. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 26, 2014 4:54 PM

    “Bring the Barbie Doll, Blake Doll.”.

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