In a game the Jacksonville Jaguars had to win, they trailed 27-0 at halftime and lost 36-22, with a pair of garbage-time touchdowns making the score semi-respectable.
“I haven’t seen a team look bad all year, I don’t think,” FoxSports.com NFL writer Cameron DaSilva said on CBS Sports Radio’s Ferrall on the Bench. “Blake Bortles, his throwing motion is getting worse by the minute. He’s sticking that ball back so far and pointing the nose down. I haven’t seen a quarterback so inaccurate on 10-yard throws in so long. That’s why these NFL ratings are down. You can’t even see Blake Bortles complete a 10-yard pass with no one around him. it’s bad.”
Bortles finished 33-of-54 for 337 yards and three touchdowns, which might be the most misleading stat line in the NFL this season. The league may want to rethink these Thursday night games, as well as games in London. This week, the Bengals (3-4) and Redskins (4-3) get to take their turn at Wembley.
“It’s getting to be too much,” DaSilva said. “That game in London, the Rams and the Giants was just as ugly as this one with Case Keenum throwing four picks. He looked horrible. I wish that they would put in Jared Goff just so they can see what he can do before Jeff Fisher gets fired, even though they’re talking abut an extension. But these London games are getting to be too much.”
Roger Goodell doesn’t seem to notice – or care.
“He hasn’t done a great job at all,” DaSilva said. “They tried to establish this six-game suspension thing with domestic violence and it hasn’t been used yet. They gave Josh Brown one game and now he’s on the exempt list and cut by the Giants. He hasn’t done much right. I think he even came out (Thursday) and said they’ve taken huge steps in that department. I don’t understand how he can say that. . . . It’s a weekly basis where players are coming out and ripping him. Richard Sherman does it a lot. He has a thing with the Players’ Tribune and he come out all the time and just lays into him.”