Blake Bortles deferred to the Jacksonville Jaguars' coaching staff, but made it clear on Wednesday that he's more comfortable when the team takes an up-tempo approach on offense.
The Jaguars adopted an up-tempo approach last Sunday against the Chicago Bears when trailing 13-0. From the 1:53 mark in the third quarter, Bortles was 13-of-18 passing for 187 yards with a touchdown. Prior to that he had been 7-of-15 passing for 84 yards with an interception.
"We were able to find a rhythm," Bortles said. "I thought we did a good job kind of handling the adversity."
When asked if he thought the Jaguars should switch to the approach sooner against the Oakland Raiders this weekend, Bortles deferred.
"I think that's something for [Greg Olson] and Gus [Bradley] to decide on," he said. "It's good to have it, have confidence in it and know we have it if we need it."
Bortles pointed out why a faster pace helps him.
"It's easier to find a rhythm, I believe," he said. "I feel comfortable in it. I feel good in it. Our offense feels good and comfortable in it and we do a good job moving the ball."