Blake Bortles: There’s a Different Comfort Level in Second Game

After the Jaguars’ game against the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles spoke to the media about how he thought the game went.

On the offense’s play
“I think it was good. We did some good things and our tempo was good. The outside zone is part of who we are and we were able to establish that. Obviously there are still some things we’ve got to work on but I think there was a lot of positive.”

On Difference between first and second game
“I think it was similar. I think there was some different throws tonight. I missed a couple throws tonight that I would like to have back but I think they were both good outings. Both have a lot of teaching tape in them and things I can work on.”

On the pressure by the defense
“They didn’t do a whole lot. It’s preseason so they weren’t going to show a lot. They did what we saw on film and what we thought they would do.”

On his comfort in second game
“There’s obviously a different comfort level with it being your second game. You know it’s not your first game anymore. You’ve done it before. For the most part it did feel similar. It was a good experience being on the road. I thought we handled it well. Definitely would have liked to win but I thought we did some good things.”

On bootleg throw from endzone thrown away
“We had a smash concept with a hitch and a bump on the corner. The guy that almost made the play was the guy who was all over the route in the first place. I figured if he was all over that then he wouldn’t be there. It was a high risk/reward throw and I thought Chad [Henne] did a good job of making a play. It was a very difficult catch.”

On the difference between first and second games
I think they’ve been two decent outings. There are good things to learn from and bad things to learn from. I’ll continue to take it in stepping stones and continue to get better.”

On Chad Henne’s play
“It didn’t surprise me at all. That’s who he is day in and day out. He works his tail off and he had a great night. It was fun to watch him move the ball up and down the field.”

On Chad Henne in practice
“That’s who he is every day. It’s awesome to see him take it from the practice field to the game field and see him do it every day.”

On the pressure from defense
“I think any time you get out of that practice mode into the game mode where people can hit you – it changes the situation and the scenario when you can get hit. The offensive line did a great job of pass protecting and keeping guys out of the pocket.”

SOURCE: Jacksonville Jaguars Media

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