Blake Bortles

Steelers Spin: Jagged Little Edge

As the Pittsburgh Steelers begin their 2018 playoff journey in the NFL divisional round there is concern among the faithful that their first bend in the road will have a jagged little edge. After all, the team they are facing, the Jacksonville Jaguars, were one of the few teams to…


Film Room: Wait, How Did the 49ers Score 44 On Jacksonville?

On my timeline at least, and maybe yours too, one game I’ve seen referenced enough for me to keep thinking about it is the Jacksonville Jaguars Week 16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It was, inexplicably, a shootout, and the 49ers won the day, 44-33. Does that mean the…


Steelers Not Joining Chorus Of Naysayers Overlooking Blake Bortles

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has certainly taken a verbal beating this season, and the criticism has come from just about every angle. I haven’t followed their team particularly closely throughout the season, but I would not find it surprising if there were some internal criticism as well. Some of…



Steelers Need To Force Game Into Hands Of Jaguars QB Blake Bortles

Revenge is often calculated, cruel and relentless. The Pittsburgh Steelers hope to bring all these attributes Sunday when they kick off their revenge tour against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers will be looking to avenge an embarrassing 30-9 home loss to the Jaguars earlier this season, a game in which…


Jaguars Playoff Injury Report: Two Players End Week As Questionable

The Jacksonville Jaguars have now finished up their Friday practice and released their final injury report ahead of their Sunday road Divisional Round playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Only two players received game status designations from the Jaguars on Friday and they were linebacker Blair Brown (ankle) and wide…




Watch: How The Steelers Can Keep Blake Bortles In The Pocket

Back talking to the tape. The Pittsburgh Steelers were off last week so we’re not focusing on them as much as we are this Sunday’s opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars. As we’ve talked about all week, one of the biggest keys on defense is keeping Blake Bortles in the pocket and…


Blake Bortles Not Expecting Criticism To End Any Time Soon

Blake Bortles knows that he is not regarded as the greatest player in the NFL, nor even particularly close to that distinction. It’s a criticism that he doesn’t shy away from, knowing that he still has quite a bit to prove, which a nice postseason run would not hurt. The…


Blake Bortles Was The NFL’s Worst Third Down Road QB In 2017

Even though the Jacksonville Jaguars compiled a 10-6 record during the regular season and ultimately won the AFC South division, the organization probably isn’t still fully sold on the future of quarterback Blake Bortles with the franchise and especially when you look at his third down passing numbers from this…




Steelers Used Off Week To Fix Deep Ball Problems

One of the biggest worries about the Pittsburgh Steelers heading into the playoffs is the deep ball. Not on offense, they’re starting to find their groove there, but defensively. We’ve talked your ear off about how many chunk plays they’ve allowed through the air over the second half of the…


Keeping Bortles In The Pocket Key For Steelers

Blake Bortles’ arm shouldn’t scare you. But his legs? Yeah, he can do some damage. The Buffalo Bills found out the hard way in Sunday’s Wild Card matchup where Bortles became one of the rare QBs in playoff history to have more yards rushing (88) than he did passing (87)….