Blake Bortles: This season is “the biggest nightmare possible”

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Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles’ bad 2016 season may have hit a new low on Sunday.

Bortles was intercepted twice by the Broncos and lost a fumble in a 20-10 loss that saw him complete 19-of-42 passes to register the lowest quarterback rating of his career. One of the interceptions was returned for a touchdown, making it three times in the last four weeks that a defense has done that against the Jags.

Bortles has now thrown 15 interceptions and lost four fumbles for the 2-10 Jaguars in a season fit for a horror movie.

“It’s the biggest nightmare possible,” Bortles said after Sunday’s 20-10 loss to Denver in which he committed three turnovers. “But what are you going to do about it? You can’t sit there in a corner and pout. You can’t blame people. You can’t feel sorry for yourself because I think all that’s going to do is affect the way I play.”

Bortles has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but said that wasn’t the cause of his problems. The issues have appeared more mechanical and Bortles has brought in outside help during the season in an attempt to get back on track. It hasn’t worked and it feels like there’s a pretty good chance that it’s going to be up to a new coaching staff to correct them come 2017.

19 responses to “Blake Bortles: This season is “the biggest nightmare possible”

  1. Might have been time weeks ago to try Henne. Bortles has been losing them games all year, and they were still in the division race as pathetic as the AFC South is. Now, that ship has sailed. Outside of that debacle on that short week against the Titans, the defense has still been playing pretty well. The offense has been the problem, and that starts and ends with Bortles along with their offensive line.

  2. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m thinking the new coaching staff will be getting the chance to correct a different QB’s mechanics next year.

    Jacksonville has some talent, especially on defense, with even decent QB play they’re in the hunt for that division.

  3. you just watch him look like an all-pro against the vikings next week. I guarantee you that happens, just like Jay Cutler in week 7. The vikings are the cure for any struggling quarterbacks.

  4. This was the Battle of the Bad Offenses… although Lynch looked a little better as the game went on.

    Denver must be thrilled to still have a D that keeps them in the hunt.

    ONE DAY… it would be nice to have an NFL quality O to go with it.

  5. Media here keeps saying he needs more time and better coaching to fix mechanics. Unfortunately, it’s usually the fourth year that local media finally realize the QB is a bum. See Henne, Gabbert, Garrard, Leftwich, Buerlein, etc.

    Cue local media wake up….

  6. Blake has 10 career victories? Tebow has 9 (in his first 16 starts, on a team that was the 2nd worst team in the league the year before, playing with the 24th ranked defense) #evenifhesreleased

  7. Blake has 10 career victories? Tebow has 9 (in his first 16 starts, on a team that was the 2nd worst team in the league the year before, playing with the 24th ranked defense) #evenifhesreleased

    yeah, but when will Caldwell be released?

  8. Caldwell and company is also the problem. Why would David keep coaching staff as long as he has?? Answer: only to save his job longer… Blame game.

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