Driskel's sack fumbles (plural)

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  1. Gatuar
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    This is a coaching-developmental problem and it needs to be fixed ASAP

    You can see it coming ,almost like a horror movie where the person is about to be knifed and you try and yell at him to alert to the attacker

    Against UGA last year....Louisville, Toledo, and now Miami. It's the same play he drops back on an apparent throw downfield, just as he starts the windup motion JD is hit in back by a defender.

    The ball goes up in the air about 25 feet and the offensive and defensive lines all jump and scramble for the ball and we dont' seem to recover it

    Jeff said he'd "clean this up" ....clearly he's not either being told "ball by the ear" or he's ignoring the coaching but it's troubling this hasn't changed since UGA
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    Left tackle problem.
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    Pocket awareness, to me, is an innate ability. You either got it or you don't and not something that can be taught or coached.
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    Anytime a qb is being hit while attempting a pass...he is prone to fumble...where have you been? Instead of Driskel being blamed...the OL/RBs need to be taught about blitz schemes and how to block.
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    Sadly, it is going to get worse.
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    While I agree this is true, the OP has a point- I have this feeling in the pit of my stomach almost every time Jeff drops back to pass- our entire fan base holds its breath. That and his sack:fumble ratio this year is crazy- most QBs don't fumble 30-50% of the time they get sacked.
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    fla has some big problems on the oline with pass blocking. plus, driskel hasn't learned to move away from pressure in the pocket---he really hasn't developed the pocket skills in 2 years---hopefully things change in the next few games.
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    socratics hit on that feeling when you start to see the pocket collapse....you quicky envision the other 5 times the exact same highlight has happened

    even my wife, who really doesn't watch football but the Gators starts to hold her breath when he drops back....it's like you can feel it about to happen
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    ball up and slide up in the pocket
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    Grossman was the king of this. Used to slide up and then hit a running back out of the backfield (which, incidentally, I thought we were supposed to see more of), or gun it downfield. But Grossman had "It". Great pocket awareness.
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    This. And I also agree with the poster that said "left tackle". If you can't make the block, hold him! Eat the penalty, it's worth it.
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    This just isn't true. It's something that develops with experience and film study.
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    Maybe his peripheral vision stinks.
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    Didn't we start to have a lot of success moving the pocket when Leak was here? Why don't we do that? Jeff seems to be best on the move.
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    This. Against Toledo it wasn't the Left Tackle, it was the RT (or RB?) who totally forgot to block, but as Driskel dropped back the defender was rushing him from Driskel's right side and it was like Driskel had no idea he was coming even though it looked like he was sort of looking right at the kid. Major tunnel vision...
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    Peripheral vision is definitely part of it and the mental ability to be able to look down field and be aware around you at the same time. These aspects are genetic.

    Film may help with timing but you can watch all the film and have all the experience you want and it won't do jack if you cannot mentally hack it or have peripheral vision.
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    Any way to measure peripheral vision? Ha would be good to know

    I also am not sure it can be taught...seems some guys have a knack for it

    You can't slide in the pocket w your eyes downfield if you're staring at the rush though that's another big problem for JD
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    In high School I'm sure Jeff used to stare at the rush, juke the rushers then find a receiver

    Can't get away with that in college and he tried to on that first pic
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    We keep Jeff's jersey clean, the fumbles become a non-issue.
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    We need to work on our Look Out Blocks. Those are the ones where the left tackle yells "look out" to the QB after the tackle has been beat and the defender is closing in.
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