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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by Diesel350z, Nov 7, 2013.
I would take neither of them, terrible o'line or not.
Well that's exactly what I said. That's the only facet of the game I gave him the nod.
My point was that with our terrible protection, that was very valuable.
Whenever I hear someone talking smack about Driskel, I can't help but remember this:
Seriously, it must take some serious effort to turn that guy into the guy we saw earlier in the year. THAT guy has talent. If you think otherwise, you just don't know football.
The thing is, that play is exactly what we see every time he plays. Dancing around the pocket, getting out and making an adventurous throw. The problem is that SEC players are better than the Under Armour team. The DEs are faster, the CBs better disciplined. He just isn't getting away with the stuff that his physical talents allowed him to get away with in college.
I was as excited as anyone when I saw Driskel's tape (including the UA game), but he hasn't progressed at all. Is that the staff's fault? Perhaps, but two OCs haven't taught the kid to step into the pocket? Not buying that.
The coaches cannot develop and properly use a QB which is why the QBs get worse over time under them.
Our coaching staff probably would have taken Manziel and told him not to run or make gun slinging throws, thus eliminating everything that makes Manziel great.
Sadly that's exactly what would happen.
It worked for Tebow and he was in the SEC. I'm not saying he's Tebow, but he's not Leak or Danny Either. You can't make him play like those guys or he won't look very good (which is exactly what's happening).
But you compare Tebow's high school reel to his sophomore highlights and you see progression. That's my point.
Tebow's most unique skill set was his ability to be a power back and pick up yards running between the tackles. The previous coaching staff took advantage of that skill. That particular threat opened up the passing game so much for Tim. He basically became a one-man play action.
This current staff has taken away both Driskel and Murphy's best skill which is using their legs.
Do you think Muschamp would have used a QB like Tebow the way that Urban used him in the power running game? Probably not because Muschamp and company seem to coach in fear of their QB getting injured.
Agree with that. I hope that Jeff is using his unexpected time off wisely and watching a lot of tape and learning the finer points about being a quarterback.
He may have caught a break by not being on the field for this forgettable season and has not been tarnished or mentally damaged by the experience.
Keeping in mind that even Leak pointed out the obvious, that "it's hard to do much when you don't have much around you", you have to cut Jeff a little slack.
Driskel was unpolished to begin with, coming to Florida very raw mechanically. Being fair, it can hinder the progression of a QB if the line is consistently inconsistent. If you're constantly under pressure, and know that there is a good chance that assignments will be missed any time you read that the blitz is coming, it's going to get into your head. Also, with receivers that are incapable of getting separation and have often reportedly run the wrong routes, you're almost always aware that taking off is an option on almost any given play.
But he doesn't step into a lot of his throws. He got away with at least a dozen dropped picks last season, and we knew that he had a lot of work to do. Perhaps a year of watching and learning is just what he needed going into next season.
Exactly right. Which is why they need to be dismissed. I'm afraid We cannot recruit great enough talent to overcome this horrible coaching. It's a fools errand.
Given that driskel has now had three significant leg injuries here, that's rather unfair to criticize at this point.
The staff couldn't run Driskel against Miami, due to the fact that he had sprained his ankle in that game.
That was the reason they scrapped the zone read after the first half.
You have to compare what you have given its current limitations. If a pocket passing injured Driskel is not as good as a pocket passing Morningwheg, then that's the decision you have to make. I'm not saying that's the case, and nobody can because we have never seen a practice to compare. But playing injured players only because they have more talent when they are not injured doesn't seem too sharp.
Did those injuries occur on runs or hits in the pocket? I believe at least two out of three were in the pocket, not sure on the third.