Blake Bortles

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  1. JethroTull

    JethroTull Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the new thread, but I think there is going to be some speculation in the coming days. Reports out of Jacksonville seem to indicate that he will likely be cut if Chad Henne plays well in their third preseason game.

    This is something to keep an eye on. I personally believe Bortles has much more upside than either Petty or Hackenberg, and would be open to bringing him into the mix.

    Two years ago Blake Bortles threw 35 TD passes on a bad team. Perhaps getting away from Marrone and Coughlin (two huge blowhards) will be his elixir. Also bringing in Bortles means that there is a chance that we don't ever have to watch Hackenberg (the worst NFL QB since Ryan Lindley) ever play a down in a Jets uniform.
     
  2. FJF

    FJF Well-Known Member

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    Regarding the first sentence of this thread, no you aren't. How many bad threads have you made? And now you're sorry for this one? Not buying it.
    Regarding the second sentence. If they are waiting for henne to play well before they release him, he has nothing to worry about.
    Now if they do release him, there is no chance he is coming in and starting straight away. But if they feel he can come get acquainted and play down the stretch wouldn't hate it, wouldn't expect much either
     
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  3. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

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    I just read what Adam Schein said on nfl.com about how things are in Jacksonville with Bortles. If what he said is anywhere near true, I don't want any part of Bortles. I never thought he was that good a prospect anyway. I sure don't want to bring him in and give him a shot over Hack or Petty. It would be our luck that he'd play just well enough to screw us out of a top 3 draft spot next year.
     
  4. JethroTull

    JethroTull Well-Known Member

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    Bortles was a top 3 pick. He went about 35 picks ahead of Carr.

    I remember when Dave Caldwell turned down an interview with the Jets the year we hired Idzik. Man did we dodge a bullet there-his drafts have been horrendous. Three top 3 picks and you end up with Luke Joekel, Blake Bortles, and Dante Fowler Jr.
     
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    Mogriffjr Well-Known Member

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    Think about this for a second...Bortles mechanics are WORSE then Hackenberg.
     
  6. NYJetsO12

    NYJetsO12 Well-Known Member

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    hey whaddya talkin about?????...... Bortles Petty Hack McCown thrown together thats some great goulash with noodle thread!!
     
  7. LV Coach

    LV Coach Well-Known Member

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    We sure don't need another also-ran QB. Bortles had his shot and got worse as time went on. How he threw 35 TD's two years ago is still a mystery. His delivery is poor and he has little pocket presence.
     
  8. FJF

    FJF Well-Known Member

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    That won't matter here as he will rarely have a pocket to throw from
     
  9. BrowningNagle

    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    if we can get him for cheap why the hell not? we're paying a crappier QB in Mccown $6mill. At least Bortles isn't 50 years old. He's not good but neither is Hack, Petty and Mccown

    I feel the same way about Osweiler. I'd take on a redemption project over a guy like Mccown just trying to collect another paycheck for his retirement nest egg any day
     
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    Martin&theJETS Well-Known Member

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    101GangGreen101 Well-Known Member

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    His throwing motion is completely different now, he could barely throw on the run with accuracy, let alone in the pocket. Movement in the pocket is awful as well. That's one hell of a transformation.

    Perhaps the same could happen with Hack too, but the Packers know what they are doing when it comes to QBs.
     
  13. BrowningNagle

    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    it was like his feet and his upper body were completely separate with minds of their own!
     
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    101GangGreen101 Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, makes you wonder if the 49ers went and took Rodgers what would happen? He might be out of the league ... Then what if Alex Smith went to the Packers?
     
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    joe Well-Known Member

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    Same here.

    Blake Bortles: . at best, Zack Mettenberg with wheels.

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  16. JetFanInPA

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    Speaking of the Jags, I read a Rotoworld blurb that says Allen Hurns has fallen out of favor and may be on the trade block. If he was cut or available for a player trade, I'd want the FO to do their homework. He's young, has some NFL experience/success, and easy to move on from with his salary after this season. Whoever plays QB should have somebody more established to throw to
     
  17. Martin&theJETS

    Martin&theJETS Well-Known Member

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    I am on board. I would sent a conditional 4th to them.
     
  18. JetFanInPA

    JetFanInPA Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like he came off of a down-year in 2016 and does have a ~$8m salary in 2017 so it could be cheaper I suppose. I'd rather not give up picks though. Don't know exactly what they need, but I'd prefer a player-based trade if possible.
     
  19. The Waterboy

    The Waterboy Well-Known Member

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    Salary would be $3.23M, the other $3.33M is prorated bonus which would be on Jax cap. Of course they would need to make sure they got a good look this season because next season it jumps to $19M.
     
  20. TonyFtLaud

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    You just screwed Jethro out of his next thread." Brock Osweiler"
     

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