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Curious what your takeaway coming out of spring is on how concerned fans should be about the offense going into the fall. Scale of 1-10, what you got and why? Mike Bianchi even called the offense yesterday the "Orange and Booooo" offense. I think he's a little over the top, but I'll give my thoughts after we get some responses.
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My hope is the offense can take a bigger step forward than the defense takes back.
I feel fairly confident that will happen.
Eh, I really don't care about anything at the "game" yesterday. There was nothing to analyze about that.
So my concern is the same as it has been. Around a 5...good enough to win games like last year, but we still look to have a below-average passing game.
I feel like the receivers will be better D-Rob will be starting. I could see Fulwood also getting a ton of snaps.
Running Backs will be great.
And now my biggest concern.
Driskel scares me I just feel like he will never be who we hoped.
So ill put it at a 6
The development of Driskel is my only concern. So a 5
I'd say a 5.
The reason it's not that high of a concern, is that you can make a case that 4 of 5 positions on offense are in better hands at this point of the year than last.
Let's start with the odd man out. That's TE. There's no doubt there's probably going to be a drop off at TE. Taylor is not living up to the #1 ranking at TE just yet, and Burton looks to be the heir-apparent in Reed's spot.
However, I'd argue that the OL, WR core, RB, and QB are all improved.
Let's start with the 2 that I believe some will have differening oppinons on, QB and RB. I don't think you can tell me that at this point last year, we would expect MG23 to break out and have a 1000 yard season. This year we have Jones, whom I have more confidense in than Gilly at this point in the season. At this time frame is all I can go on, as it could play out in a # of ways. I mean, Kelvin Taylor seems to have the work ethic of Michael Jordan, and could potentially break out and pass Jones on the depth. But most likely, I'll stick with the idea that I believe Jones is ahead of MG23 at the same point last year.
As far as QB, we didn't even know who was going to be the starter last year. Therefore, reps were split, coaching was split. One QB was not able to be the primary focus of the offense from a players or coaching perspective at this point last year. Has Driskel made that quantum leap from last year, no. But do we need him to be lights out to go 14-0, no as well. Though it would help. I still think we will see improved QB play from last year.
There's no question that the OL will be improved. We lost Nixon and picked up Moore and Garcia, whom are both game ready. Now with Humphries with another year in the system and more time in the weightroom, him and Garcia are going to lock down the left side. Halapio is Halapio, but he's got experience. I'll call the C and RT a draw.
WR is also improved. Hammond is going to be replaced by DRob, and we still have Dunbar and Debose. Then we get some reinforcements in the fall in Fulwood, Bailey, Hawkins, and Thompson. And by playing the numbers game, at least one of them is likely to step up and make an impact.
FB is also improved IMO. Joyer with another year in the system, and with Gideon back there as well, plus having Burton as an option as well.
Walk softly but carry a big stick
Our O-Line will be better, RBs will be the same or better, WRs will be better. Yes we will miss Reed but actually having receivers now will help that. Its only not a 1 contingent on Driskel. And I have a good amount of faith in him.
I think we will be ok on the offensive side of the ball. My only concern is replacing Jordan Reed, he was a big part if the offense last year!!!
I'm a 6. I am really concerned with Driskel's progression. I think the coaches are too because they went after that JUCO qb last cycle and are taking a walk on now as well.. No doom and gloom here, I think we will have a good season this year but if we want to have a GREAT season we need the QB position to play MUCH better
I don't think we'll have to worry about a running game as long as 'Champ is here, but I'm concerned about the passing game. Our backups are, putting it nicely, mediocre. If the passing game doesn't improve, the running game will suffer somewhat.
for me the offense is about a 5 for driskel about a 100 so lets hope he can somehow get better
I'm not concerned about our running game, our passing game is another story. We had a lot of recievers out, and considering how good our DBs are, I really can't tell if we have improved at WR or not. Ill give them the benefit of the doubt and say a "5" for our WRs. None of us have been able to see what Jeff has been able to do in practice, but based on his performance yesterday, there is some reason for concern. So I would say "6" with Jeff at QB, but if anyone other than Jeff is in the backfield, then ill go with "9"...
This post was edited by jmiller007 12 months ago
An seven, I know it sounds like I'm readying the ship before it sinks with that number but hear me out.
First there is still a questions at WR as good as I think the frosh can be, and I think they'll be able to contribute, to what degree will be paramount in the overall O scheme I believe.
The returnees should be solid but there is going to be a drop off at TE that will be missed.
Second but more importantly is the QB position. Driskel to me seems a bit stagnant at this point in his development. If they point were higher I'd have less concern. He still holds the ball too long.
But maybe the scariest thought about this O is we essentially have NO backup for Driskel. No one stands out either by sheer talent or gradual development. We question Driskel but what if we have to start someone else due to injury?
Ultimately I think given our D they can succeed with the position they'll be put in and that means short fields, and ramming the ball down the throats of our opponents.
I really do think the skill is there the continuity should be there at this point it really should be execution.
6. We need Driskel to step up. Passing game has to improve.
would of liked Driskel to throw the ball down field more at the spring game..looked like he was scared of making an mistake yesterday
This post was edited by mslugga35 12 months ago
scrape the sides up...
I'm at a 5-6.
UF got 1100+ and 700+ yds rushing from Gilly and Driskel respectively.
Gilly's gone, and I doubt we see Driskel ran a ton, with the depth not there.
I can see Jones replacing Gilly's #'s, but one of the other backs have to step in and take that responsibility off of JD.
Basically, Taylor, Brown, or Lane will hopefully be able to, at least, double the production (yds) of Jones last yr.
5...Our run game will be better overall due to Jones emergence, Taylor and Brown coming in on clean up, and some capable depth with Herndon and Lane. Hopefully Joyer will stay healthy and fresh with Ajabe stepping up for relief. Our TE's wont be as dynamic offensively but will be better at Blocking with Reed gone. I think the O Line will be much improved. The WR's have never been the problem in my opinion but im in the minority there, and Driskel has not and probably will not improve, but he'll probably get a couple critical runs out of scrambles and reads like he did last year. Our run game will sustain us like it did last year, another 10+ season and maybe an SEC championship game.
I don't know. They are going against our defense. You know the old adage--if the defense doesn't dominate the Spring, you are in trouble. Well, things are OK, then.
Overall, I can't see how the offense can't be better in the Fall. The only dropoff is at TE.
Bottom line is I don't take much from the Spring. Never have.
I'm at like a 1 when it comes to our running game and a 7-8 with our passing game. We will run the ball and run it very well, up there with the best rush offenses in the nation. Our passing game concerns me a lot still. We need a solid passing attack to win the SEC. It doesn't have to be dominant but needs has to be solid. If we make the SEC champ game against bama I find it hard to believe that we can beat them with a one demensional offense like last year. I'm fine with a 75/25 split between run and pass IF our passing portion is efficient and enough of a threat.
I feel our D will be so strong that all the offense will need to do, Is not F it up....So I'm at a 1 or 2
First off, Bianchi is a hack.
Moving on from the obvious, my concern level is around a 4.
We can run it down a team's throat if need be -- and a good running game is a necessity in the SEC. With regards to the passing game... well, Driskel will throw his fair share of picks this year, IMO. I think he can be a competent enough game manager, though, to minimize our liability in the passing game.
The offense as a whole... Probably a 4 or 5.
JD's development... Probably a 7.
I assume, based on the responses I have read, that a 1 is excellent and 10 is very poor. Our offense the first two years under Muschamp would rate an 8 based on our statistical ranking; when we consider we were playing with some top offensive athletes coming out of HS, I would rank us close to 10 (I don't believe another team with our quality of athletes ranked below us offensively). At some point we have to look at the Head coach and though Boom has been great at Defense and excellent at special teams, his teams have not performed well on total offense (primarily passing, but going with total offense). Our QB still holds the ball too long, doesn't seem to see the whole field and though he rushed for 700 yards he was sacked over 30 times for losses of over 300 yards...real offensive drive killers along with excessive penalties. Like every one else has noted we had an excellent running game & one would believe that should continue. However, if our offense does not move up to at least a 6 this year, putting it in the top half of D/1 offenses, I believe we should look at someone else other than the players. I believe we will be better better and will guess a 6 this year.
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