Oct 11, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) runs off the field at the end of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans really need to start stringing together some wins, and with a few one-win teams coming up in consecutive weeks, now is the time to start stacking some W’s together.
First up for the Texans is the 1-4 Jacksonville Jaguars, their familiar foe from the AFC South. In order to better understand the task at hand for the Texans we hooked up with Daniel Lago of the Jags site, Black and Teal.
Here were his thoughts on the upcoming game;
"DL: From an outsider’s perspective, I think the Texans have the worst quarterback situation in the NFL. It might be naive, but I think they would have been better off just keeping Ryan Fitzpatrick if was going to play out like this. Neither guy scares me, but I’d prefer to play Mallett because he doesn’t seem to be very consistent. Hoyer is more experienced and appears to be better at making the right decisions and keeping the chains moving. Hoyer has also shown he can be functional with a clean pocket and the Jaguars have had issues rushing the passer."
RG: Blake Bortles had a big game in a loss this past weekend, how do you feel about his progression and what is his ceiling?
"DL: Blake Bortles probably had his best all around performance last weekend and he’s showing a very clear progression not only from last year but on a week-to-week basis. He’s improved his decision making, mechanics, and red zone productivity. The thing that still holds him back a little bit is consistency with his footwork and that’s what has led to his underwhelming completion percentage. I think he has an extremely high ceiling (top 10 QB) if he develops to his full potential. He’s shown a willingness to throw downfield and test those tight windows, and he has other intangible traits that I think will help jettison him from good to great."
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