After a slow start by the first-team offense in which the offensive line couldn't block the defensive line, quarterback Blake Bortles and tight end Julius Thomas stepped up and gave the fans plenty to cheer about.
“Right away, in the move the ball situation, he came back in the red zone, did a nice job," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said of starting quarterback Blake Bortles. "He’s great. I sat back to the whole time with him, his poise. You can just see his confidence and it’ll come."
One of Bortles' two touchdown tosses came to Julius Thomas, who was closely defended by Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta. Still, Thomas is a Pro Bowl tight end and although Skuta is a good player, he had no chance whatsoever of stopping him.
“Right away, the spreading it out, some of the shifts we had created some confusion on the defense, got a mismatch, and that’s what can happen,” Bradley diagrammed.