No this is not an Onion headline. Blake Bortles put on his wisdom hat and decided to let Deshone Kizer and everyone else know one of the biggest secrets the NFL has been hiding.
“Try to throw it to your team as much as possible.” Kizer has thrown 12 interceptions on the season, against just four touchdowns.
“It’s tough,” Bortles added. “I’ve done it for a couple years and I think any quarterback will tell you that’s the biggest thing. You watch guys every week that have been playing in the NFL for a long time and still kind of make bad decisions and bad throws. It’s something that I think is a constant battle. The great ones are the ones that do it as little as possible.”
But maybe you’re the kind of person who hasn’t heard of Blake Bortles and the kind of work he does or just needs to see visual proof that he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to throwing interceptions
I hope Deshone Kizer was listening to the clear and earth shattering advice that Blake told him. If you think about it, it makes a whole lotta sense. Here me out; if you’re a QB of a team and you have the ball on offense who is looking to score more points than the team you’re competing against, and then you throw it to the other team that you’re playing at that time and then they possess the ball, which gives them a chance to score more points than you, then that is in fact a bad thing and the complete opposite of your objective as the QB of your team. I wasn’t sure about this theory but I went ahead and popped in some Edge NFL Matchup tapes and Jaws pretty much confirmed that interceptions are not the way to go. It’s nice that Blake has taken the role of Yoda where Deshone is playing the Luke role in this situation. To bad it means that Deshone will have to lose that hand but I don’t think that will hurt his TD/INT ratio to much. I’m sure he was going to try experimenting with throwing with his left hand anyways.