Here is Jeff's problem without a doubt

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    Mentioned this in another thread but I thought it deserves its own discussion.

    It was apparent today that Jeff has a problem while trying to stay in the pocket which is what they are teaching him (rightfully).

    He has no awareness and thats why we had so many turnovers and the terrible sack at the end.

    Any QB knows that pocket awareness only becomes second nature over a career, not in a year.

    He has no sixth sense as to what is happening in the pocket and THAT is what cost us the game today. It's not his fault. Watch his highlight reel from high school. He had zero line and runs out of the pocket without a thought. How this didn't downgrade him in the scouting rankings escaped me then and absolutely does now. The only thing he is aware of is running for his life. Running up the middle and the side but staying put is no good, no feel. It's a shame because he will be a great because he is a great passer and runner but must get that pocket.

    You tell me how the guy below was supposed to develop a pocket presence by his sophomore or junior year of college.

    Oh, and EFF THE CANES.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m0MFAZp3Vw
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    An astute observation
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    Yep..agree.

    Problem is what does the staff do about it now?
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    completely agree
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    Need more rollout plays called... Need to get him moving out of the pocket.

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    Shrinks the playback but you might be easier right.
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    If we have already seen Jeff's ceiling with pocket awareness, he can forget about a future in the NFL. I suspect the coaches have known about his shortcoming here, and have been attempting to maneuver the offense around it for some time now.
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    It takes a long time to build a second nature response.
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    Jeff's problem is we're trying to force a mobile QB to be a pocket passer for some reason. We should be running him WAY more than we are. Then let him throw into larger passing windows caused by the threat of his running ability.
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    A la Tebow
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    JD is a natural rollout passer. I'm watching the UGA/USC game and they are rolling Murray a lot to avoid the rush from Clowney. JD is not comfortable in the pocket and makes a lot of mistakes when put in that situation. Danny was a pure pocket passer. Tebow was not! A good coaching staff will continue to teach a young QB but they need to let him use his skills as well.
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    I think he can be a pure pocket passer, he just doesn't have the chops yet. Let them teach him in the nfl. I I want wins now.
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    We have a flawed qb and imo flawed OC.
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    Everyone is flawed but I think he is not being used right. If Meyer's team was here they would be using him like tebow. Pease is a great day OC. I I think we have a coaching problem. Poor decisions from how they utilize driskel to going for two instead of tying it up.
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    He will be in the nfl. Further proof he's not being used right. He's the new prototype.
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    I thought Jeff would turn out to be a Jake Locker clone, but he's like a poor man's Jake Locker... but then again Locker was a 1st round pick based pretty much solely on potential.

    If Jeff played for an offensive mind like Sarkisian, he would probably be a 1st round pick.
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    Scouts know. You're not a scout. He'll go and high. Our problem is not driskel. Wish it was. Easier to replace.
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    As of right now, no way. If the draft was held tomorrow, he would be lucky to go at all... much less high.
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    Jeff Driskel in the NFL. Please.
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    Pease has said Jeff is more inaccurate during the roll out plays. I'm sure he has the statistics to back this up.

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