Thoughts on our D-Line W/O EASLEY

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  1. Gatorphenom
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    I am curious to know what the forum thinks about our talent and skill ability without Chucky on our line. From what I can tell the line played much better as a whole in the Arkansas game verses the Kentucky game.

    But I know longer have the confidence that we can control the line of scrimmage against an elite O-Line such as LSU, UGA, and Bama.

    Damien Jacobs played much better against Arky but was still stood up a lot of the time, just wondering what some of the other strategies that we can employ to get the best 4 out there consistently.

    Or do some feel our line hasn't taken a step back and will have no problems, either way I'm curious to hear from other knowledgable Gator fans..
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    Darious has really impressed me with his quickness and movement. He maybe Easley's replacement as the disruptor.
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    Yea he really played well during the beginning stretch of the game indeed.
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    Cummings fired off the snap a couple of times real nicely. Thought ole #2 was back out there for second.

    Hopefully he will continue to progress.
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    Like I said I will be interested to see how they do verses LSU's line. We shall see. We have to get pressure on Burger Man or it will be a long game.
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    UF already faced the two toughest olines in the SEC (Tennessee and Arkansas). They shut both down, LSU is young and inexperienced across the oline with one returning starter (Jr left tackle who was left guard last year) and a rs-fresh as a starting right tackle. UF should have a great day defensively.
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    Also Alabama and Georgia have suspect olines as well specifically Alabama. UF's dline is not the same without Easley however they have not gotten worse or better just a slightly different identity. More serious less disruptive same results. There is a reason Cummings nickname is Bear.
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    The issue with Easley was never gap soundness, but penetration. He blew up so many plays because he beat his man off the snap and get into the backfield. You aren't going to replace that.

    But the issues against Arky were simply run fits from the backers. They got out of their gaps and that allowed Collins to gash us at times. Fowler, Bullard, and Cummings are all fairly new starters and will get better as time goes by.
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    Easley is a "one of a kind" player. We can't replace the penetration he had getting into the opposing backfield and disrupting plays. However, the replacements all have strengths of their own. I liked the way they played in the past 2 games. Keep that up against LSU and this could become a really great D-line. Its already very good!
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    We could have really used him against Oregon in the NC game.
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    LSU's O-line is not inexperienced. The only player who didn't start last season is the right tackle. Every other player started multiple games last season. Our O-line has done very well so far in 2013.
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    http://www.andthevalleyshook.com/20...ion-previews-optimistic-pessimistic-realistic

    30 starts between all of your oline coming into the year. One full time starter returned at a new position. This is inexperience at the oline.
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    If Murphy continues to play well I'm afraid losing Easley could be the difference between a very good season and a special season
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    If the old saying is true, (defense wins championships) then I like our chances.




















    But not in Death Valley with a new qb. Lol
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    Agreed but at the same time too many men up field can create big plays for them as well.

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