Sometimes it’s not the QB who is to blame for failings

Football 10/26/18, 14:21

Sometimes it's not the quarterback who has fallen apart, it's the quarterbacking situation that has gone wrong.Fans and "experts" can scream all they want about Eli Manning , Blake Bortles and Derek Carr . The truth is, Manning likely isn't washed up, Bortles should never be counted on as the ...

Jaguars counting on Hyde to recapture identity, help Bortles

Football 10/24/18, 17:21

The Jacksonville Jaguars are counting on newcomer Carlos Hyde to help veteran Blake Bortles.The Jaguars (3-4) believe Hyde's physical running style will pay immediate dividends, especially for their embattled quarterback."People are brought here or drafted and developed here to play a certain type of football," coach Doug Marrone said. "Not ...

Losing Jaguars sticking with Blake Bortles as starting QB

Football 10/22/18, 22:07

The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with Blake Bortles as their starting quarterback.Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Monday, one day after benching Bortles early in the third quarter of a 20-7 loss to Houston."I spoke to both quarterbacks this afternoon and told them Blake will be our team's starting quarterback," ...

Bortles benched, Jaguars implode after 20-7 loss to Texans

Football 10/22/18, 02:36

Blake Bortles is no longer Jacksonville's starting quarterback.Whether he regains the job in the next week is anybody's guess.Bortles fumbled on the team's third play of each half, leading to 10 points and his benching in a 20-7 loss to AFC South rival Houston on Sunday.Coach Doug Marrone yanked Bortles ...

Plenty of blame to go around for Jaguars after another loss

Football 10/14/18, 21:36

There were turnovers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on consecutive offensive snaps and miscommunication on defense that allowed Dallas to keep making big plays.Even on special teams, after forcing a punt, there were too many players on the field for a drive-extending penalty that led to another Cowboys touchdown.Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback ...

Offensive line play proves problematic for Bortles, Jaguars

Football 10/08/18, 17:58

Blake Bortles was largely ineffective despite a career-high 430 yards passing against Kansas City. His offensive line was the biggest problem.The Jacksonville Jaguars failed to give Bortles enough time or protection in a 30-14 loss at the Chiefs on Sunday. Bortles was sacked five times, fumbling once, and hurried way ...

Chiefs show complete team in lopsided win over Jags

Football 10/08/18, 12:28

For entirely different reasons, young quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs' defense had shared most of the public's attention through the first four weeks of the season.Mahomes had been nearly perfect. The defense had been nearly inept.Yet in their biggest test so far, against a Jacksonville team that ...

Discipline all that’s missing as KC cruises past Jags to 5-0

Football 10/08/18, 04:04

The only thing missing from the Chiefs' rout of the Jaguars on Sunday was discipline.The Chiefs forced five turnovers on defense, returning one of Blake Bortles' four interceptions for a touchdown. Their high-scoring offense gained more than 400 yards behind Patrick Mahomes' efficient air assault and Kareem Hunt's hard running. ...

Jaguars’ Bortles has 5 turnovers in lopsided loss to Chiefs

Football 10/07/18, 18:40

The Jacksonville Jaguars were so confident in their future behind Blake Bortles that they selected running back Leonard Fournette rather than a quarterback with the No. 4 pick in last year's draft.They could have had Patrick Mahomes, who went six spots later to Kansas City.The two quarterbacks — for Jacksonville, ...

Chiefs get pick-6, march all over Jags in soggy 30-14 romp

Football 10/07/18, 17:00

Turns out the Kansas City Chiefs can play a little defense, too.The Chiefs' beleaguered bunch forced Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles into five turnovers, including a pick-6 by defensive tackle Chris Jones, and Kansas City merely had to supplement with the NFL's highest-scoring offense in a 30-14 romp over the Jaguars ...

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