Despite win, Jaguars looking for more from Bortles
Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley had plenty to be happy about as the Jaguars snapped their 13-game road losing streak with a controversial 22-20 win over Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but the play of quarterback Blake Bortles left Bradley wanting more.
While Bortles did toss a pair of touchdowns, he completed only 22-of-45 passes for 188 yards against the Ravens. Combined with the team’s 90 yards rushing, the Jaguars were only able to generate 278 yards of total offense.
"That’s not the efficiency we’re looking for,” Bradley said, per the team’s official website. “We have 188 yards (passing) and that’s not what we’re capable of doing."
A week earlier, in a loss to the New York Jets, Bortles threw for career-high 381 yards and the team had 436 yards of total offense.
"I don’t think there’s any team that’s played the game of football that hasn’t had a couple of tough games,” tight end Julius Thomas said. “Offensively, we understand what we’re building toward. We can’t look at a game where we didn’t perform the way we wanted to and say, ‘OK, that’s where we’re at right now.’ We need to continue to build.”.
Jacksonville will look to improve its offensive production Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans.