Blake Bortles had a good day at camp in full pads and the improvement is noted in the latest round of Jacksonville Jaguars articles and news.
"He looked good. Really good.His best practice since joining the Jaguars? Maybe. That was the view from this vantage point and it was the view of other media members, too. But, forget that.The point is it was good. The point, too, is it came in the wake of three other practices that were at worst solid and at best pretty darned good. Bortles entered training camp looking to show improvement after an offseason focused on fundamentals, footwork and mechanics. He entered training camp looking to show leadership, consistency and a grasp of the offense."
"That’s the difference between Bortles now and his rookie season. He’s much smarter about when and where to take risks: First-and-10 near midfield in the second quarter is a much better than third-and-9 late in a close game with the Jaguars already in field-goal range.“I think it’s more educated [risks] now,” Bortles said. “It’s more of ‘OK, this is a matchup, this is a situation, this is what I got.’” Last year, it was like, ‘Let’s chuck it.’"
"As the clear starter out of the backfield, Yeldon is projected to shoulder at least 55–65% of the workload this year, translating to 200–230 carries on the season. Assuming no improvement in efficacy on last year’s average of 4.5 yards per carry, Yeldon would be projected to tally 900–1,035 yards on the ground if he stays healthy. Assuming the Jaguars somehow figure out how to keep a few more drives alive, Yeldon could easily out-perform those projections."
"“I see a huge difference, yeah,” Caldwell said. “From the day he stepped on the practice field last year to the first day of training camp this year his ease of throwing motion, the tightness of his ball, the compact of his motion, the quicker release, the footwork, the balance. All those things I think are better. And just his overall presence. He’s comfortable now. When you come in as a rookie, this time last year he was probably still trying to find a place to live.”"
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