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Gus Bradley Pleased With Bortles’ Progression

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Final score aside, this outing had much in common with the first. And you know what? Within the context of the Jaguars 2015 preseason, that’s OK. In fact, when you look at the Jaguars’ 22-12 preseason loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium Saturday, it was more than OK. It was pretty good. The reasons: Blake Bortles looked good. Again. The offensive line looked good. Again. (And maybe a bit better than the preseason opener.) The first-team running game was effective. Again. And while the defense didn’t get the pressure it wanted on Giants quarterback Eli Manning, this was unquestionably better defense than early last week against Pittsburgh. So, if the preseason opener was a good start, then Friday was a continuation of that – and Head Coach Gus Bradley said that absolutely was true of the quarterback. “I think he took another good step,” Bradley said of Bortles afterward. “To go on the road and to stack up another good performance, he’s learning. … What I’m pleased about is he’s seeing some benefits of playing some pretty consistent quarterback. We just need to add to it.”

Source: John Oehser of Jaguars.com


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