Prowling the Web: Blake Bortles is better, even if you haven’t noticed


Blake Bortles has gotten much better but, despite overcoming a horrific rookie season, it seems that few have noticed. That and the latest as we prowl the web.

Few have noticed, but Blake Bortles is much better – ESPN

"Yes, the quarterback class of 2014 has been all over the news in recent months — and yet there has been no national discussion about the guy drafted ahead of them all. Blake Bortles, the No. 3 overall pick last year, has been toiling quietly for a Jacksonville Jaguars franchise that is 5-18 since his arrival. So as he approaches his 21st NFL start Sunday, a flashpoint where most NFL evaluators begin making long-term career projections, it’s worth asking: Is Bortles going to make it?"

Six points: Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Jets – Fox Sports

"With Allen Robinson likely to be shadowed by Darrelle Revis, Blake Bortleswill need to look to his second-favorite target in Hurns. It’s a strategy that worked for the Raiders last week, as Michael Crabtree had a big game with Amari Cooper largely shut down by Revis. Hurns, in his second year, is quietly on pace to record over 1,000 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. Against a Jets defense that gives up an average of just 19.9 points per game, the Jaguars will need to find offensive production somewhere. Hurns can provide it."

Jaguars owner Shad Khan proposed $90 million in stadium upgrades – First Coast News

"he city of Jacksonville and Jaguars owner Shad Khanhave $90 million in upgrades planned for EverBank Field.The city still needs to get funding approved for its half of the project, which includes remodeled club seating, an indoor practice facility and a 5,000-seat amphitheater. The practice facility and the amphitheater would be outside the south end of the stadium.Khan already has pledged $45 million toward the project, adding to the $31 million he already invested in the stadium. The billionaire spent $20 million for the world’s largest scoreboards last year and $11 million for locker room and training room renovations in 2013."