Blake Bortles: 5 questions for the 2015 season

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May 28, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) and offensive coordinator Greg Olson gesture during OTAs at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

3) Can Blake Bortles Adapt to Greg Olson’s System?

Being able to adapt is oftentimes the deciding factor between the greats in the NFL and those who are just good. For some quarterbacks, that means adapting to game situations. For others, it’s to new offensive systems. Blake Bortles faces a big challenge entering 2015 in learning a new offensive system in just his second year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Two years with two systems isn’t a great way for a quarterback to begin his career in the NFL.

How Bortles adapts to learning a new offense will help dictate the play for the entire Jags O. While everyone has to be on the same page – meaning that every player has to know the new system and understand its execution – it will be Bortles directing the offense and in charge of the execution. Whether it’s a handoff or a pass, Bortles has to understand what each and every one of his supporting players is doing while on the field. That can be difficult for a young quarterback who is also focusing on honing his mechanics and limiting his mistakes while playing.

It’s going to be a tough task for Bortles to lead with a new offensive system and how he does it will dictate how well the Jags offense does. It sounds like he is dedicated and able to work hard to get it right so far this offseason. Hopefully that is enough to avoid any hiccups right out of the gate.

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