Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Giants: Friday Fact or Fiction
Aug 14, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) drops to throw the ball during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Blake Bortles will throw a touchdown: FACT
Blake Bortles should have had a touchdown pass, maybe 2, in his first preseason game. The first one was just a slight overthrow to Clay Harbor:
And the second was an outright drop by Harbor that likely would have gone to the house:
(Vines via @HankJones)
I still want to see Blake deliver in the red zone through the air (not through the ground like he did in last week’s touchdown drive). He won’t have his big, new tight end to throw to, but he still has plenty to work with near the goal line with Allen Robinson, Marcedes Lewis, and Allen Hurns. The Jaguars should be able to move the ball against a Giants’ defense that won’t have much of a pass rush, so I expect Bortles to have a few chances to get the ball into the endzone.
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