Blake Bortles slams fans who criticized play-calling

After a dreadful offensive showing in last Sunday’s season-opening home loss to the Panthers, Blake Bortles isn’t too popular among the Jaguars’ fanbase. Apparently, the feeling is mutual. The second-year quarterback on Wednesday fired back at fans who questioned the team’s play-calling, likening them to know-nothing gradeschoolers. Jaguars QB Blake Bortles on fans questioning play-calling:…

Blake Bortles wants to be next $100M quarterback

As last year’s No. 3 overall pick, Blake Bortles signed a four-year pact that will pay him a guaranteed $20,654,796 million. But that isn’t enough for the Jaguars’ quarterback. He desires nine figures. “$100 million is always exciting,” Bortles said, per Jacksonville.com. “Those guys all earn it. They’re great quarterbacks and they get paid what…

Jaguars coach calls out Blake Bortles: ‘We expect more’

Through eight starts, the question remains whether Blake Bortles is definitively the Jaguars’ quarterback of the future. What we do know is he’s struggling in the present. The No. 3 overall draft pick, who started off fairly strong in Jacksonville, has plummeted in recent weeks, regressing to the error-prone ways that are typical of rookie…

Browns lament ‘unacceptable’ loss to winless Jaguars

It was a classic trap game. The Browns, fresh off a blowout victory over the Steelers, traveled to Jacksonville to take on the winless Jaguars. Many expected surging Cleveland to roll over the Jags for their fourth win in five weeks. The game was in the bag for Mike Pettine’s squad. Except it wasn’t. In…

Aaron Rodgers: Jags stowing Bortles on bench has ‘merit’

The No. 3 overall pick is being kept on the bench — and that’s OK, says Aaron Rodgers. The Packers quarterback told SportsonEarth.com that he supports the Jaguars’ decision to not have Blake Bortles under center in 2014. “What they are doing has a lot of merit,” Rodgers said. “Some of these guys who are…

ESPN, NFL.com mocks Jaguars on schedule release day

There was a lot to be gleaned from Wednesday night’s anticipated release of the 2014 NFL schedule: game times, locations, dates, and so on. For the Jacksonville Jaguars — the league’s Rodney Dangerfield — it was just another opportunity to incur disrespect from the mainstream media. And that’s exactly what transpired, with ESPN’s SportsNation firing…