Bortles looking for more consistency and faster starts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jaguars rookies, quarterbacks and first-year players reported to work this morning in advance of training camp which begins Thursday.

Quarterback Blake Bortles flew back from Lake Tahoe last night from the American Century Golf Celebrity Championship.

"It was cool because I was able to go to California and throw with Tom House (throwing coach) before playing golf," Bortles said. " It's something I look forward to every year."

Bortles and the offense look to improve on last year and will need to get off to a fast start with the opening four games against the Packers, Chargers, Ravens and Colts.

"I thought we put some good numbers up as an offense last year," Bortles explained. " But we weren't able to do it consistently. We want to start a game the way we have come out and started the second half. We seem to be a team that plays two total different halves. We need to start games faster than we did last year."

Bortles set a franchise record with 35 touchdown passes last year but he also threw 18 interceptions and completed only 60 percent of his passes.

"I want to know the offense better than anybody else in the building," Bortles said. "It just going to take time and reps. The decision making should be way better, the crispness, the time is takes to get the ball out, that stuff should all be better this year.

The veterans will report on Wednesday and then Bortles and the team will start to work on Thursday morning.