Blake Bortles on insults: It’ll probably never stop

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Whether they are using Blake Bortles‘ name as an illustration of poor quarterback play or if they are just flat out denigrating Bortles, NFL players have turned negative comments about the Jaguars quarterback into a theme of sorts in recent weeks.

The most recent example came this week when Titans safety Kevin Byard said that he hopes to make Patriots quarterback Tom Brady look like Bortles this weekend. Bortles hasn’t responded to those potshots with vitriol in the past and he continues to have an even keel about it heading into this weekend’s game against the Steelers.

“It’ll probably never stop,” Bortles said, via ESPN.com. “There’s people that think LeBron James sucks, so if that happens I’m sure there will be a lot of people that always think I suck.”

Bortles has a point and there’s nothing he’s going to say to convince anyone that they should lay off the harsh words. He’s probably not going to do anything on the field to do it either, which should make any outside noise the afterthought Bortles suggests it is as he heads into the biggest game of his professional career.

28 responses to “Blake Bortles on insults: It’ll probably never stop

  1. Bortles comparing himself to LeBron is just bonkers and reaffirms how out of touch he is with his own performance. I do however want him to beat the Steelers so the Titans can take care of the Jags next week. Titan Up!!!

  2. Its very simple … Play well and Beating the Steelers again, this time in the Playoffs will shut the haters up . GO JAGS !!!

  3. I can’t believe that he’s comparing himself to LeBron James. Now I’m a Jaguar fan to the heart but Blake Bortles really does suck. I’m so mad that he compared to self to someone else like that, LeBron James has championships and MVPs all Blake Bortles has is nothing but disappointments and I’m tired of him. Put it together and winning next three games and then we’ll talk about it.

  4. He couldn’t make the same throws at the combine that he can’t throw now.

    I will never understand the trade up or the desire. Seemed like a 2nd round QB.

    If he was drafted where he should have been maybe he wouldn’t have felt more pressure and been better. Or had a chip or whatever.

  5. SUR REAL says:
    January 10, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    I can’t believe that he’s comparing himself to LeBron James.
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    He isn’t.

  6. Clowney was right – TRASH

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    Hahaha!!! Like that bust Clowney has room to talk. Bortles made him look like trash not once but twice this season.

    It’s also taken Clowney 4 years to have one season worthy of a 1st round pick.

  7. Since, the Jags are built to run the ball and play defense, Fournette should get the criticism. But his fan boys ignore him and blame Bortles even though they won. Bortles you are correct fans love to insult players.

  8. C’mon people. He’s not comparing himself to Lebron, he’s using Lebron as an example of the other end of the spectrum. In other words, he’s saying Lebron is arguably the best and there are people out there that even say he sucks.

  9. Bortles comparing himself to LeBron is just bonkers and reaffirms how out of touch he is with his own performance. I do however want him to beat the Steelers so the Titans can take care of the Jags next week. Titan Up!!!
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    Someone needs to reread the comment he made. He clearly meant if people think someone on the level of James who is a HOF sucks, then there will always be people who think he sucks no matter how good or bad he plays so he doesn`t care if they think that about him.

  10. James has haters, Bortles has doubters, huge difference. Start playing well and convert those doubters to haters, that’s all you got to do. Best of luck, I’m rooting for him and the Jags. AFC needs new blood.

  11. Blake Bortles on insults: It’ll probably never stop
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    …If it does….it means that you’re improving.

  12. He’s a starting QB in the NFL. Which makes him one of the 32 best at his position in the world.
    Now his play to this date isn’t going to get him in the HOF, but he got his team to the 2nd found of the playoffs. There’s a lot of “better” QBs gonna be on the sofa instead of under center this weekend.

  13. 1) Set expectations high by being a first round pick

    2) Play the most important position, QB

    3) Play poorly, and pad your stats in garbage time

    4) depend on a fantastic offence and Leonard Fournette

    5) Play poorly in the playoffs against a weaker team and barely make it

    6) Get paid a lot of money

    Gee, I can’t figure out why anyone would insult you.

  14. The main issue with his playing is the fact that he had an incompetent coaching staff his first 4 years in the league, (which are the most important for proper development). He turned it around pretty dramatically this past season, with the exception of the last couple of games – which is unfortunate since this is when he’s needed most. He has no playoff experience and only just now has finally had the pieces around him to make it work.

    I also didn’t read the response as if he’s comparing himself to LeBron. He seemed to be offering a polar opposite example, someone who is one of the greatest atheletes of all-time, even has his detractors. Given he knows that he’s not on that level, he’s sure if LeBron will get jeers then he undoubtedly will too.

    I’m not a Bortles apologist but it’s hard not to look past last week and see what strides he’s made as a whole this season. People are just fed up because the team didn’t have success until this year with him under center and he didn’t light up the Bills defense last week.

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