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I said this at the beginning of the year. I don't think the players like Driskel. I said that from Day-1. I remember the 1st game of the season Driskel overthrew Trey Burt & he went to talk to em. Trey just walked away. In the huddle when Driskel would clap to break it he was usually 95% the only one to clap. No one would talk to him on the sidelines. I always payed attention to that through out the year bc of that 1st game incident. I just feel like Driskel is an Eli Manning type. Not ability wise or anything like that just the kind of guy that would throw a pick & say shux. Clumsy/Goofy/Awkward. I just hope he snaps out of that bc I don't think the players respond well to him. Not bashing him bc I wanted him over Brissett from the start. Just saying I think the players aren't "friends" w/him so to speak & he is just the QB not one of the guys.
NoFlyZone, come get your seed, bro
That d@mn no fly jr..
Personally, I have no idea why a Gator fan would bash a Gator player, for a ridiculous and subjective reason like being, "Clumsy/Goofy". All this, while the Kid, who is no doubt still learning, won some huge games in his first real season.
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Once he has a good game throwing again, people like this will be singing how great he his and how they knew he was going to break out.
Push him back in noflyzone!
I'm not bashing him...I wanted Driskel over Brissett since the beginning. This was AB what Elam said. I said IMO the players don't like Driskel bc he is goofy. If I was bashing Driskel I would say he sucks & I want JB back. I don't...we won 11 games this year w/a 1st time starter. I am proud to say he is our QB. But you can't tell me that sometimes he just looks lost out there? I am talking AB the bad moments too. Those where the moments, the UGA end zone pick. He just looked lost & had no idea what was going on. That is what I mean. Goofy. That doesn't mean he can't be good. Look at Eli Manning. The difference between Eli is his teammates like/respect him. Don't bash him like Elam did. I love Driskel & hopefully when we win another 10+ games this year the teammates start to gravitate towards him too. Winning solves everything, now that JB is gone there is no rift & to me he was the biggest problem of all. No JB = good for JD
Well I think you are wrong
So I get bashed bc I think that his teammates don't like him bc he is goofy? Then people on this board bash him after the Louisville game chanting Brissetts name? Those are the JD haters...not me. Again at no point have I ever bashed Driskel. His biggest flaw is his awareness. Which will get better & better as he becomes more comfortable in Peases O. Not a Driskel hater & it's sad that people misunderstand what I said. That his teammates from the outside looking in don't like him & wanted Brissett. That's all I said. I wanted Driskel since he commited w/us under Urban.
I just don't know why you think the players don't like him? Cause you seen Trey Burton walk away from him? Or that he is goofy?
This post was edited by ShanePitt3 15 months ago
when did he have an aw shux attitude? I dont remember him throwing many INTs either. He's obviously not a tebow guy but he puts his effort in. Im sure you weren't spewing off this bs when we beat lsu.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by SwampLife247 15 months ago
teammates not liking him because he is goofy? That would be shallow af. The teammates were more likely to not like him for his play than his perceived goofiness. They could have been split also because there was another leader type with brisset.
You guys are taking his post the wrong way IMO. I think he is just stating what he sees and I saw it too. There were times people didn't respond to him very well. Whether that was because there was really a rift on who should be the QB or not, it existed for some reason.
In a way I agree about the players not getting along with him just from watching the games but who am I to say if the really do.
Let's take a look at this for a second......1st year starter+ horrible pass blocking line+ WR's that can't get any separation+ playing in the SEC? Give the kid some time. With Brissett gone, the players won't play favorites. Unless Morningwheg steps up big time.
This post was edited by BHAM GATOR 15 months ago
Downvote party ITT.
NFZ I see where you are coming from with the teammate point. A few times I've watched Dunbar, Burton and Nixon just blow JD off. Maybe it approach or lack of respect but everyone isn't a Tebow, Spikes or A Black type of leader. I feel JD bc he wants to lead this team but for some reason many aren't buying in.
"Spare the rod, spoil the child"
Funny timing for this thread, considering what was posted in the Jacoby thread and on TOS. Seems like there was division on the team due to the QB competition. Reading the statement by a departing senior in the Jacoby thread it looks like he had his chance to be the starter but couldn't take the job. The senior says that he was dividing the team, and the OP says nobody likes Driskel. I guess those two things are related, as Jacoby had his friends as supporters (many of the receivers in the group - although Elam's tweet sounded like he was one too), even after Driskel won the starting job. Anyway, Jacoby is gone now, so no excuses for any more division. Get on board or get out of the way...
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by jmiller007 15 months ago
Always 4 sides to a story...his, his, insiders and the truth
Thank you...again it's just my opinion. I'm just stating that when I saw Burton/Reed & others blow him off that's a bad sign. I don't understand why people think I am hating on Driskel? Brissett was the main reason all of this occurred & I think a couple...couple players blew of JD bc he is goofy. I think this year we won't see any of those people blowing him off bc he won us 11 games.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by NoFlyZone32 15 months ago
Yep, I watched the UT game last night and remembered what kind of potential we have. If he progresses this summer, and the new "toys" work out, we'll see a drastic change. We have a 6'5" 240 lb QB with a laser rocket arm, and 4.5 speed. We could be in a much worse position!! He also had like 3-4 comebacks this year, which means it was on him and the Offense more than just the D. He's a winner, and has elite talent, we just need to continue and mold him. Everybody can't be Johnny Manziel, and we certainly didn't have the weapons A&M had, either.
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