When did Jeff Driskel become Kestahn Moore

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    I thought we were still blaming Kestahn for all of our losses since 2007?

    When did Jeff Driskel become the guy that we blame everything on?

    Seriously, I don't think I've seen so much vitriol and completely unqualified arm-chair quarterbacking since Doug Johnson in the late 90's.

    Hell even Brantley wasn't beat up this bad.

    It's getting hard to read this board. I mentioned in some threads earlier that Driskel had some bad mistakes at key times, especially third down, where the whole offense was just a cluster F, (4-10, 63 yards, 2 INT, 1 fumble, 3 first downs on 3rd down passes in that game)

    But holy crap, he puts up 291 yards, scored the gators only TD, and somehow it's all his fault?

    Why would anyone want to play QB at UF? You're either one of the best ever or you are universally blamed for everything.

    Everyone needs to calm down, there are 10 games left, 8 SEC games, and this season is far from over. Every game won't be that bad for the rest of the season.

    Florida has 3 very winnable games to start the SEC season, 3 games to sort things out before they start playing the big boys. They are going to get better.

    Hopefully, but even if they don't, it will certainly not be all Jeff Driskel's fault. Or Brent Pease's, or Muschamp's. It's a team game people. :wave:
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    I for one think Driskel is massively improved. Last year, we ran a tremendously scaled back game plan in effect to work around him, and even then we could barely get a pass off. This year, he is making quicker, better reads, getting the ball to his open receivers, and mostly throwing accurate, catchable balls. He made some terrible mistakes in the red zone and missed on an easy touchdown throw to Dunbar, but all you have to do is watch the NFL on Sundays to see that even the best signal callers in the league still make those mistakes. It happens.
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    Chris Leak was beaten up worse than either Dougie or Jeff. Entire threads were dedicated to his voluminous list of flaws. But the scapegoating of Kestahn was laughable, blaminig him for losing the 2007 Georgia game due to a turnover on the first freaking DRIVE!

    But what could the Gator fan do? To whom could they assign blame? Gator fans wouldn't DARE beat up Urban Meyer, who just won a MNC, Tim Tebow, who was God, or Charlie Strong, who was a Spurrier Gator. Mullen was also beaten up pretty badly, along with all those young defenders...

    But yes, Driskel is getting roasted. He has yet to have a "Bad Rex" day, yet some want him flayed alive...
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    I was blaming Kyle Jackson and Wondy Pierre-Louis in '07.
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    I agree. I think Driskel is night and day better than last year. The one issue he still has, though it may be more the receivers not getting open quickly or the OL not holding blocks long enough, is holding the ball a little too long.
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    Yes, we can't forget poor Kyle...
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    I HATED watching Wondy lol

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    Jon Hoke. That guy took a beating from Gator fans and mostly deservedly so.
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    Brantley got just as much hate.
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    It is a combination of all of those, but we have only given up four sacks through two games, and two of those came in sure pass situations at the end of the fourth against Miami. We were outstanding prior to that, going roughly five quarters without a sack (you probably have to go back to 2008 for that).
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    Driskel isn't getting anything remotely bad compared to what Leak received, and Leak was ten times the QB. It comes with the territory...QB's get all the accolades, and when crap hits the fan, they are the first to get it.
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    Your kidding right? It was embarrassing, some of the things Gators said about JB. He was a true Gator, who happened to follow behind the greatest player in school history.

    That poor kid was ripped apart.
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    I blame it all on Bobby Sabelhaus.
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    To be fair with the Brantly and Driskel Comparisons, Driskel is now 10-3 as a starter. Brantley was 14-10 or something.
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    In all fairness, Kyle Jackson regressed more than Xavier Nixon over his career. :)
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    No he didn't. People blamed Hoke because they wouldn't blame Spurrier when the Gators lost. There were some here that even blamed Hoke for the 2001 Auburn loss, and many here blamed him for those missed tackles against Travis Stephens in the Tennessee game. if Stoops or Strong were the DC, they wouldn't have been blamed. The players would have.

    Hoke inherited a completely green defense in 1999, replacing 8 starters, many of whom were drafted highly in the NFL (2 1st rounders, 2 second rounders, and a 3d rounder). In 2000, he lost his best defensive player to an injury against Ball State. His defense was ranked 9th in 2001.

    He wasn't Bob Stoops, but his defenses were no worse than Strong's early defenses at Florida, when Charlie had to replace 8 starters.

    The Hoke hysteria was so amazing here that a longtime member, GatorCop, would write the following every time the hysterical fans wanted to scapegoat a player or coach:

    Fire Hoke!


    It was a running joke for years...
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    I know we always make the joke that Florida fans love to have someone to blame. I just think Driskel is that guy right now.
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    Usually starting QBs at top D1 schools take a lot of heat.

    I do think Driskel has improved. The one thing that gets me though is the lack of pocket awareness. I watched Brandon Weedon (granted he is an NFL QB, but barely), and that guy takes a beating. Missed blocks from his blind side all the time. He actually knows when to step up, even on missed blocks, and rarely fumbles. Driskel just seems lost sometimes in the pocket. If he were a freshman, I could understand, but a junior who has started a full season?
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    All Dan Werner's fault. Maybe George W had something to do with it too.
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    You blame Brrantley for the W/L record? Poor kid...

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