Blake Bortles Should Start, and Other Takeaways from Jaguars vs. Bears

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Aug 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jamell Fleming (29) breaks up a pass intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Armanti Edwards (80) during the second half of a preseason game at Soldier Field. Chicago won 20-19. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Jaguars Defense Might Be Really Good

After a dominant performance in week 1, the Jacksonville defense shined once more against Jay Cutler and the Bears. Outside of a few passes (including his touchdown pass), Jay Cutler had very little time to throw the ball and he was constantly pressured by a four-man rush. Sen’Derrick Marks continued to look terrific and he seems to be benefiting greatly from improved play around him. Another highlight was Ziggy Hood, who rotated in at defensive tackle and was consistently disruptive. He manhandled Bears’ guard Kyle Long, and looked nimble and quick at his new position.

The play of the secondary was a little bit concering, especially the back-to-back penalties on Dwayne Gratz, but the Jaguars were facing arguably the best receiving duo in the NFL in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. They should be fine.

– Daniel Lago