Muschamp says Driskel fumble play was a positive play for Jeff

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    The first fumble was completely a negative play for Driskel. He actually saw the guy come free, stepped up to avoid him, but left the ball down by his side instead of lifting it. That was a bonehead fumble. All in all, thought he played well. That fumble was a careless one though
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    that is the one he said was a positive
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    Just from what you posted, maybe he means that Driskel was too timid looking for the DL too much last year.
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    Driskel expected Brown to make his block. We want him to trust his teammates... and we need to make those blocks.

    Agree it was a positive play for JD - particularly if we make those blocks and he keeps trusting his teammates.
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    some good coachspeak right there...keeping Driskel confident and looking forward...
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    Obviously Brown missed the block but Driskel should have done a better job of protecting the ball, especially since he could see the blitz coming.
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    Not at all, really. It was a missed blitz pickup by either Brown or the right tackle in a zone protection, I believe. His point was that Driskel kept his eyes where they were supposed to be--downfield--rather than what he might have done last year, which is look to run or start backpedaling. Blitz pickup is much easier to fix than an indecisive quarterback with happy feet.
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    I get what the coach is preaching. Hopefully, the next progression is to maintain his peripheral vision. The play was right in front of him.
    Overall he played well.
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    I thought that was Humphries who missed the block on that play.
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    That was the backside hit. Muschamp was referring to the corner blitz.
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    Exactly. Notice that Jeff saw the corner coming, calmly stepped up and got his eyes downfield. He played that like a real QB, not a deer in headlights.
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    All except for holding the ball one handed by his waist. He saw the guy come free so he stepped forward. That was a good move. But you're also supposed to bring the ball up high with the lead hand on top of it in a situation like that to secure the ball. Great job continuing to look downfield, bad job protecting the ball.
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    Agreed. Overall I see Will's point, but Driskel has to protect the ball there.
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    That play was obviously not a positive. The only way it can be seen as a positive is if Jeff learned from his mistake. He saw the guy heading directly for him and continued holding onto the ball.
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    Lets not put any blame on our coaches or players people.
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    Can't remember if it was a blitz or just the free man, but Mack not only missed the block, he completely blew the assignment. Jeff stood tall and didn't flinch, he expected the rusher to get picked up. That's the maturation Champ is talking about. He has more confidence in his o-line, his command/understanding of the offense and himself. He was able to quickly process what was in front of him and keep his cool rather than take off or adlib the play. But to fair to Mack he did a decent job the rest of the game and had a great cut block on Gideon's TD catch.

    Thought it was a perfect example of why they worry about the young backs and don't trust them with Driskel's health. Especially considering there's nothing behind him.

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