Jaguars' Bortles bringing in QB guru to help with mechanics
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is bringing in someone to help tighten up his throwing motion.
Bortles says Adam Dedeaux, a mechanics instructor at 3DQB in Los Angeles, will spend two days working with him in Jacksonville this week. Dedeaux and partner Tom House have helped Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Tim Tebow and other NFL quarterbacks in recent years. Bortles has spent time with them, too.
Bortles has struggled with his accuracy this season, partly because his throwing motion has become elongated. That also has allowed defensive backs to break on passes and linemen to bat down balls.
Bortles says ''it's kind of like anything else: when you struggle at doing what you're supposed to do all the time, I think you try and fix it as quickly as possible rather than let it get worse, so I'll try to take care of that.''
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