We just may not be a good football team

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  1. jisgator
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    I have come out of posting retirement to respond to a statement in another thread. Without calling him out, the OP stated that we ARE a good football team. That statement based on what we just saw is a totally ridiculous statement.

    We are NOT a good football team. Good football teams DO NOT consistently beat themselves with penalties in critical situations, turn the ball over in situations where it's costs you points. Today's turnovers cost us probably somewhere around 20 points at least. Good football teams don't have a QB that consistently throws to the wrong receiver, over throws, under throws or throws behind receivers. Good football teams don't have incredibly predictably offensive schemes. For the life of me I have no idea why we hired Brent Pease to run this 1980's conservative and incredibly predictable system. And ironically, this is being done by the program that ushered out the era of conservative offense.

    Good football teams start with solid coaching. And with calls like running a trick play for an extra point in the 1st quarter on the road vs a hated rival, I worry about what's going through Muschamp's head. And as far as the offensive style goes, despite Driskel's shortcomings as a QB, Muschamp and Pease aren't exactly putting him in situations to succeed. All day, it was the obligatory run on 1st down, run on 2nd down and end up in 3rd and long. And on the few times we did throw on 1st down and missed it, we came back with the typical run in the A or B gaps. Something the entire world knew was coming. Few teams can have poor QB play, poor offensive design, constant self destruction and questionable head coaching decisions and expect to be successful.

    Self destruction has been a consistent theme under Muschamp. When Spurrier was here we were just as undisciplined but we scored 45 points a game so it rarely mattered. When you run an offense that is as close to the vest as what ours is and you are equally self destructive, you just aren't going to win many football games, no matter who we play.
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    We are a great football team without a QB.
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    Spot on.
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    I seriously doubt the two point conversion was called from the coaches.

    And being a good team, and being a good team today, are two different things. We can still be the former and clearly were not the latter.
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    Seriously? He was 22-33 for almost 300 yards. He also rushed for 39 yards. I think the kid did ok.
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    We're a good team with a quarterback who hasn't learned how to do what the offense asks of him. He doesn't seem very comfortable with having to make plays. I still think he takes us to Atlanta.
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    Should have stayed in retirement.
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    Our D is frigging great.
    Our Special teams played very well/excellent today.
    There are a lot of kids and coaches doing a very good job.
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    Our offense Blows Fing chunks. Don't lump the rest of the team in with the offense. It blows chunks in concept, design and execution and it is all on the coaches.
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    This.

    We played like crap today, but we are a good football team even with our average offense.
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    We're the same team as last year. At this point, it seems our D might be better than last year, and our O might be worse (still early, but who would have thought that its even possible). Things could change, but really, I don't expect them to.
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    The OP has some great points.
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    As for your second comment, I don't think thats true. Maybe we are worse in the redzone this year?

    Clearly overall we are better, I don't think last years offense does as well as we did today (between the 20's :( )
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    Really? Maybe there is a possibility that coaches gave the green light in that situation...i would like Muschamp to answer that question and many others...

    We basically turned off any momentum we had with that 2-point call...

    We are not Oregon...

    Muschamp needs to realize that this was an in-state rivalry game for bragging rights in many areas...
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    And as I said in another thread, you're over reacting. Have a few beers, have some angry sex (yes masturbation counts), meditate, do some exercise. Things aren't as bad as you think.
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    Some of you really do need to grow up
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    I do too, he just made some mistakes where he was throwing the ball in a short field.

    That's coachable too. I'm not ready to start drilling on Driskel. He's a better QB than many here might realize but I also understand that many here are mad and want to blame someone.
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    We will grow up when you stop trying to make threads based on hyperbole.
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    Hence my comment about it still being early...

    I agree, we did look somewhat better on O between the 20's, but I kind of lost all sight of that once we turned the ball over 5 times...
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    oline is the problem, more than the QB

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