Jaguars can’t keep Blake Bortles as QB1; Cutler set for big year?


Former NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks knows the ins and outs of this league, providing keen insight in his notebook. The topics of this edition include:

» Is Jay Cutler set to have a career season in Miami?

» Why have joint practices become so invaluable to coaches

But first, why the the Jaguars must address their quarterback situation immediately …

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If Tom Coughlin and Doug Marrone really want to re-establish a winning culture with the Jacksonville Jaguars, they have to pull the plug on the Blake Bortles experiment.

I certainly understand the disappointment of sitting a young quarterback prospect who was expected to fill the team’s QB1 role for the next decade. But after Bortles’ poor performance Thursday nightprompting Marrone to say the QB job is “up there for grabs” — the Jaguars must move on from the struggling field general if they want to maintain their credibility with the other 89 guys on the roster.

Remember, when Coughlin and Marrone were introduced to the media as the Jaguars’ new executive vice president and head coach, respectively, they talked about establishing a culture that emphasized winning and required players to earn their keep on a daily basis.

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