So Jags advance. And aside from wrecking the lives of the Bills Mafia, the Jags have absolutely nothing to apologize for. 10-3. Scoreboard. Look up at it. Of course it was ugly. But there are no style points in the postseason. Especially for a team that usually doesn’t get to the postseason. And a team with that quarterback.
Just win, baby. And that’s what the Jags did. Survive and advance. And they did that too.
There are plenty of teams who might have scored more points, but where they? At home, watching the Jags, dirty it up.
Yeah, Jacksonville has some issues on offense, but there are no issues on defense. That crew is nasty. And they were in the heads of every guy in a Bills jersey.
As for the offense, let’s be real: Bortles didn’t seem remotely confident or comfortable in the pocket yesterday. Call it out of rhythm, but when you’re quarterback is 12 of 23 for 87 yards and is having trouble completing a screen pass, something’s wrong. And his coach Doug Marrone admitted it, saying “We never really got into a rhythm and weren’t able to get anything on third down. I’d be a fool to sit here and say I’m not concerned, but I’m going to take a step back and go ahead and look at it again. Obviously, if you want to continue to keep playing, you’re going to have to do a better job.”
But, if Blake wasn’t feeling confident in the pocket during the game, there was no lack of confidence speaking to Tracy Wolfson after the game: “When we got beat last week at Tennessee I didn’t run at all, so it kind of felt like we got beat without shooting all our shots.”
Hell freaking yes. Shooters gotta shoot. Shoot your shot, Blake.
And while you’re at it, throw your pass, too. Because as good as you were on the ground, and check the numbers, the dude is really underrated as a runner, you’re going to have to be able to complete a few passes to beat the Steelers. There’s a helluva lot to like about the Jags. Pretty much everything except their q.b. They did what they had to do but if they do that again, in Pittsburgh, they’re going to get slapped. Because as fierce as that Jags defense is, Ben Roethlisberger isn’t going to throw five picks against them like he did back in Week 5.