Blake Bortles said in a press conference earlier today that he would be flying in a personal QB coach to help him fix what's going wrong for him. They will work together over the next couple of days to try and "fix" Bortles' mechanics.
This comes on the heels of perhaps the most embarrassing team loss for the Jaguars so far this season. Sure, they only lost by a final score of 36-22, but those who watched the game saw the Jaguars go into halftime trailing 27-0. And of course Captain Garbage Time, Blake Bortles was able to throw for over 300 yards and 3 TDs.
The bottom line is Bortles seems to have regressed in every possible way in his third year as a pro. He's thrown 9 INTS in only 7 games, and while he has thrown 12 TDs on the year, most of them have come when the game was already out of reach.
More alarming than his numbers is the fact that he has reverted back to some very bad habits that he had in college. His mechanics have broken down to a point where he can't functionally run the Jaguars offense. He routinely over and under throws receivers and has displayed a lot of poor body language in 2016. But in his defense the Jaguars receivers have dropped a horrendous amount of catchable passes in 2016, several of which led to INTs.
So, in an unprecedented move around these parts Bortles has decided to bring in a personal QB coach named Adam Dedeaux.
Dedeaux is a long time disciple of famed QB Guru Tom House, whom Bortles has worked with in some capacity over the last couple of offseasons. Dedeaux has worked with the likes of Tom Brady and Drew Brees, amongst others, and is a well respected QB coach.
Whether or not this move will help Bortles and the Jaguars is offense is yet to be determined. But this move seems like it should have happened a month ago if it was going to happen. At this point it would be highly improbable for the Jaguars to get back into the AFC South playoff race, but for Bortles and the Jaguars young offensive nucleus it's about finding some consistency and rhythm over the final 9 games of 2016.
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