JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles threw five interceptions in practice Saturday night, quite possibly his worst training camp outing in four years.
Bortles was picked off three times in 11-on-11 drills and twice more in 7-on-7 work. His awful night came under the lights and during Jacksonville’s first practice in full pads. The stands were at full capacity, too, as the Jaguars opened practice only to season-ticket holders.
No one watching this one — except maybe Jacksonville’s defenders — could have felt good afterward.
“I think any time someone doesn’t perform to what you want to do, you’re concerned about it,” Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said. “He’s not the only one, you know what I’m saying, that’s out there. There’s some good things.”
Marrone said he would need to review practice video before deciding how many of the interceptions were Bortles’ fault.
“We’re going to go and talk about that as coaches,” he said. “We haven’t talked to the player yet about that, so we’ll go ahead and look at it and, again, continue to get better. Going to want to go back there and look at it from a different view and see what he was thinking and see what was going on.”
Bortles attempted 22 passes in 11-on-11 drills, and ended up with three interceptions. Former Dallas and Miami cornerback Tyler Patmon picked off Bortles twice, and linebacker Telvin Smith got another that he returned for a touchdown. Safety Tashaun Gipson and linebacker Josh McNary got theirs in 7-on-7 work.
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