Identity Crisis

The Jags have started the 2016 season on a rough note. 0-3 is a tough pill to swallow and many fans are calling for Gus Bradley’s job. People are even starting to question their faith in Blake Bortles. The Jags are suffering from an identity crisis.

The Jags don’t know who they are. They want to run the ball, but can’t get anything going. Blake Bortles can’t seem to get out of his own way when it comes to decision-making, and the offensive line is underwhelming to say the least. The defense has looked good at times, but has committed some questionable penalties and has three starting rookies. Winning teams have identities; they focus their game plan around their strengths. The Jags aren’t sure what their strengths are at this moment in time.

Bortles was taken third overall three years ago in hopes he will be he franchise quarterback. For the most part he has looked legit, but he has definitely had his struggles so far this season. Jags fans want to compare him to Big Ben Roethlisberger, but unfortunately at this point in his career he is more like Vinny Testaverde

Bortles is aware of his struggles and even shouldered the blame for Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. He has all the physical tools to be a great NFL quarterback and has not lost all hope yet by any means. However, he needs to prove himself. He is only in year three and needs to assert himself as the Jags franchise quarterback sooner than later.

When looking at this Jags as a team, I have no idea who they are. What is their identity? Strong defense? Run the ball down their throats? Highflying offense? None of these have happened. Winning teams have identities, and if the Jags can’t find theirs they will never be a winning team and it will be a long trip home from London.

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