As the Jaguars prepare to potentially take a major step forward in 2016, they’ll apparently be taking their regular steps more quickly on offense this season.
Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union explains that the Jaguars have been implementing the hurry-up offense more regularly during OTA practices. And it appears that this specific wrinkle will be unleashed more frequently than in the final two minutes of the second or fourth quarters.
“When we evaluated the end of the season, we thought one of the things Blake [Bortles] was pretty comfortable with was our two-minute package so we’ve incorporated [more] of that,” offensive coordinator Greg Olson said, via O’Halloran.
Apart from the accelerated attack, Bortles seems to be more comfortable with all other aspects of the offense.
“He’s getting better,” Olson said of Bortles. “[We’re] excited right now where he’s at mentally and where he’s at physically. It’s been a good five days of OTAs for Blake. He’d be the first guy to say he’s not there yet, but he’s certainly miles ahead of where he was at this time last year, which is to be expected.”
O’Halloran says Bortles seems to already be ready for Week One of the regular season. If he continues to improve, he could soon be getting ready for the first week of the postseason.