Keep Choppin’ Wood Episode 13: London Recap, Upcoming Bye Week, the AFC South Sucks

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On this week’s episode of Keep Choppin’ Wood from SB Nation’s Big Cat Country, we talk about just the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts game in London at Wembley Stadium, Blake Bortles’ continued regression, Yannick Ngakoue’s surprising start, Jalen Ramsey vs. Rashean Mathis, Gus Bradley, and more from around the NFL.


 

Just How Bad is Blake Bortles?

I made a statement on the latest Keep Choppin’ Wood episode that Blaine Gabbert was playing better than Blake Bortles right now. The notion stemmed from a discussion Michael Lombardi and Bill Simmons recently had on the two on Simmons’ podcast.

The fact that we can even have a comparison between the two is highly disappointing. However, it’s not completely unfounded. Here’s a video from 2012 with current Jaguars Offensive Coordinator Greg Olsen. Olsen served as the Quarterback coach under the previous regime (Mike Mularkey’s sole season in Jacksonville). After the entire staff was fired, he went to Oakland and ran the offense in Derek Carr’s rookie year, then returned to Jacksonville as Jedd Fisch’s replacement on Gus Bradley’s staff. That’s a really convoluted way of saying that he’s worked directly with both Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles.

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