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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by slayerxing, Sep 16, 2013.
I blame Addazio
He and Matt Patchan play the Noles next. True story!
The guy has dramatically reduced his sacks and improved his completion percentage and yards per attempt. What can you attribute that to other than improved pocket presence? Driskel was never a pocket passer as a prep, was not recruited to be a pocket passer here, and I highly doubt he will ever be at his best sitting in the pocket, surveying the field, and making quick, accurate throws to all three levels. Then again, that goes for a ton of other quarterbacks at this level and the next. What Driskel can do is improvise when things break down if he is on the perimeter (another reason we have integrated far more of the boot and naked boot stuff this year), run the read plays to perfection, and beat front seven defenders in a flash upfield.
Kestahn's fumbles just seemed to happen at the most noticeable and inopportune time. The fumbles against the Poodles and LSU in 97 didn't cost us either game, but they're turnovers everyone seems to remember.
If you put the ball on the ground late in the third quarter ahead by 4 TD's, noone will remember.
Listen both JB and JD need one thing that would have changed their careers.....
Brantley was the all time worst, hands down !!!
With Driskel, both of the following points could be true:
1) Jeff has noticeably improved from 2012 to 2013, and
2) Jeff may have a ceiling on his ability to run an aggressive and varied passing offense in the absence of consistent running game.
Hopefully we never get to learn whether #2 is true b/c our running game will improve as the season progresses.
But I think even those of us supportive of Driskel cannot come out and say yet that he has come close to mastering the mental part of playing QB.
Will he ever? I don't know but he is going to get almost 2 full seasons to prove he can.
There is no other option to go to, not this year and probably not next year either.
JD has gotten much better since last year. The QB always takes the majority of the blame for everything. Why isn't the backup LT getting ripped for allowing the blind side hit when JD fumbled last week? The answer is simple....the QB takes the blame and gets most of the credit when things go well.
6 turnovers against uga
5 turnovers against miami
This, it was pretty obvious that Jeff was trying too hard to "make something happen". Sometimes the defense wins and when they do you just have to throw it away and move on to the next play.....especially in the red zone. It seems to be the main thing Jeff hasn't learned yet, hopefully the Miami game was an eye opener.
i havn't seen much improvement in driskel. yes some... but not as much as i expected coming into the season. last year he was a good game manager but thats about it. last year he struggled in the pocket most of the time with the ability to scan the field and go through progressions. also he didn't know when to throw the ball away and took bad sacks last year. and for the most part we have seen the same ole jeff at the start of this season. holds on to the ball to long, poor at going through progressions and has already had 3 sack fumbles in 2 game. i like that most people are being positive because JD does have a ton of upside. but so far this year the progress has not been "noticeably better" like many are saying. not trying to be debbie downer, just realistic
Nobody has ever taken a beating like JB
If you're talking about Driskel then you are clueless.
His completion percentage and yards per pass attempt are both significantly improved and were have reduced the sacks appreciably despite having four new starters to open the season with the loss of Halapio. There isn't even a comparison with how he played last year, let alone at this time last year.
The 2010 and 2011 offenses were an all around dumpster fire, there were 4 or 5 contributing causes to the poor results.
JB was one contributing factor, but he was far from the only one.
I blame zook.
The criticism that JD has received is nothing compared to what several past QBs have received. Heck its not even as bad as the WRs and offensive line received last year. May not seem fair, but it goes with the position, especially since several posters raised the expectations saying he will be an early round draft pick next year.
I agree he has improved, but after only 2 games I'd say the WRs have improved a lot more. Need the RBs to step up this week.
It is possible to be much improved overall and also be to blame for bad things that happen. The two are not mutually exclusive.
You are right, but it seems for many the latter precludes the former.