How much of Jeffs struggles are lack of confidence in his O-Line?

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    Sub par line play, particularly on the right side, was glaring last night.

    So, I thought I would throw out the question.

    Thoughts?
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    Part of it, but fortunately for him, he had legs to scramble and buy time for himself and make the proper reads. Hopefully he uses his time during the redshirt year to figure that out.
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    The Oline as a big part of the problem. So was his limited mobility because of injuries. That being said Jeff had below average pocket presence. He was doing a much better job reading coverages and going through his progressions this year.. Right now Jeff isnt the QB though. TM is and hopefully he can help the team win ball games.
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    he didn't know how to avoid a pass rush--big problem with a bad oline
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    Eh, a lot of his problems were that he would just sit in the pocket for way too long and get sacked or make a bad decision. Kind of implies he had confidence in his OL in those situations.
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    Or was following the coaching expectations to stay in the pocket . . . to a fault.

    Last year, he was far more effective in scrambling, as I recall.
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    Me too.
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    Or he just has really poor pocket presence.
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    So he can't be a pocket passer, you are saying.

    So let him roll out, where he was much more creative and effective. I am saying.

    Round peg, square hole analysis.
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    I think he is just uncomfortable as a QB at this level. He would be much more comfortable at third base for Boston.
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    I like Jeff and believe he is as gifted physically as any QB in CFB. But the Oline can only be blamed for so much. They are banged up and the QB needs a better sense of timing and needs to pull the trigger on throws. It's no coincidence that the pass protection has gotten a whole lot better since Tyler took over.

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    Agreed! TM is playing with the same "banged up" O line.
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    I think his main problem is him staying in a collapsing pocket too long, and I think it's coaching that's the problem with that concern. He needs to be allowed to run it, but most of all he needs to know when the blitz is coming and shorten his reads to compensate for a pocket collapse.
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    actually the UK game was the first game everybody has played together
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    Agree about the right side of the OLINE. In 4 years the RG hasnt really shown me much(not to name names). But at least the LT is big improvement over the "watergate dude' of the last 4 years.
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    3rd string right tackle.

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    I wondered if he was told to be more of a pocket qb this year. He definitely played better last year when running more and rolling out. Obeying the coaches to a fault? I've seen players get reamed for a good play because it wasn't called.
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    This is what I think. He's been grounded (before his injury) and that's coaching.
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    I don't know why people can't trust their eyes and instead have to make up all sorts of back story reasons for what they have seen for themselves.
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    I'm sure Driskel was being coached not to abandon the play too early, but he could scramble like Murphy does if he felt the pressure.

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