“He believed in me, drafted me, as well as Dave and [owner] Shad [Khan], but Gus was a big part of that,” Bortles said. “He’s helped me mentally, physically, football, non-football, so any time that happens everybody feels responsible. I know I certainly do. It’s kind of a results-driven business [and] when things don’t go your way somebody’s got to take the fall and it’s usually the leader.
“It’s sad to see that happen. I wish I — and wish we — could have done more to save his job.”
Elite Kids Mitchell Schwartz Jersey Bortles played the worst game of his career against the Texans. He completed just 12 of 28 passes for 92 yards with an interception. His passer rating of 36.6 and passing yards were career lows and he was just 2-for-9 for 17 yards and an interception in the fourth quarter.
As Prescott hands off to Elliott, the quartet of Smith, Leary, Martin and Free battle in breathtaking symmetry, executing a series of nasty, relentless blocks. Smith rocks Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen and lifts him onto one leg. Free, meanwhile, mauls end Danielle Hunter and drives him halfway into the defensive backfield in a way that suggests this is personal.
Joseph, the nose tackle, manages to penetrate to the 44-yard line, but it’s not enough. Elliott makes his critical cut to the right, near the 43, and blows by in a flash, just out of Joseph’s reach.
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