Blake Bortles made a smart business decision to not tackle a guy who picked him off

Preseason games don’t mean much, and it’s sure not worth it to risk injury in one. That’s why Blake Bortles made a wise business decision to simply not try to tackle a Panthers defender who picked him off on Thursday night.

Bortles has a bit of experience with interceptions, so he knows how this works. But that doesn’t mean he needs to risk his health in a game that truly doesn’t matter.

Grant took the direct snap from the long snapper, and he was off and running. It was a 51-yard run for the Jaguars, and it put them on Carolina’s 21-yard line. The play set up the Jaguars’ only score of the night so far, a 1-yard rushing touchdown from Chris Ivory.

Blake Bortles has been consistently criticized for his poor play this preseason, and Chad Henne got the start tonight, but he isn’t much better. Maybe fake punts will Cheap Jerseys To Design be heavily featured in the Jaguars offense this year.

There may have been a little element of surprise at work here, because Cheap Jerseys Rugby you don’t see a ton of fake punts in meaningless preseason games. But this one was beautifully executed, and it worked out great for the Jaguars.

Baltimore obviously has to keep the players it has left on the field or run the risk of a lost season, which is what sunk the team in 2015. The addition of Brandon Carr and Tony Jefferson in the secondary should solidify the Ravens’ defensive backfield, which is pretty critical in a division with the Bengals and Steelers.

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