Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE)
EJ5 needs to get that ball out a couple seconds earlier.
“Not happy” may be a serious understatement.The Gator Nation is not happy with Dan Mullen or Emory Jones.
That’s right—DEL RIO is that “other talented but very young but inexperienced guy”, and I think he is ranked above young Kittna.”I *think * Carlos Del Rio-Wilson is the number three QB.
Meanwhile, Colorado has A&M ON THE ROPES—Their defense has had them there most of the GAME—but that tooyhkk Li Ed’s offense of theirs just won’t, CAN’T TAKE the damn thing.That’s right—DEL RIO is that “other talented but very young but inexperienced guy”, and I think he is ranked above young Kittna.”
Big BEAUTIFUL run by AR15!!!—but he comes up lame, damnit. We at least NEED him next week...but it LOOKED like a hamstring problem at the end of the run there...HOPING it’s just a cramp, but wouldn’t that just be the classic bummer now? Losing a budding star late game just as he was truly asserting himself?
I don’t know; long term may not make much difference (long as it isn’t TOO serious)—but as far as our chances of making something of THIS season, some semblance of our being at least COMPETITIVE next weekend against Alabama, then going on to double-digit wins in the rest of our season ahead would leave us in good shape AND in position to ride right into elite contention NEXT year with AR-15 alone at the helm of the Gator offense.
I guess we’ll see Jones now for sure—and to be honest I believe he still has some things to WORK on, too.
As for AR15, well we DEFINITELY need him healthy next week to have ANY chance at ALL. If he ISN’T 100%, he probably doesn’t play—and unless the clouds somehow clear and “the good side of The Force” somehow takes over in Emory Jones, our season takes a turn towards “get real” and “face the music”.
This much is clear as I wrap things here (Frankly, I CAN’T watch much more of this under-perform on our whole TEAM’S part now):
We DO now at least KNOW that we HAVE our “QB of the FUTURE”—and possibly our present as well, though that might not be that important the way this season may be headed after all.
I just don’t understand why Jones is still so up and own at this point...or how it seems to come and GO for him: both his insights AND his natural talents seem to settle in, then subsequently slip away. Those repeated failures on routine passes won’t necessarily even keep him at QB1 in the SEC; How do you figure the NFL scouts will evaluate him? If he has any eligibility left after this season he may HAVE to move on—unless he seriously picks up those very “uneven aspects” of his passing game, he WON’T receive a whole lot of high-round draft interest—and there’s NO WAY he keeps a healthy AR15 out of the starting job another year (he may not even be able to manage that for all of THIS season!).
Hard to see what Mullens can do to help Emory overcome his self-sabotaging inconsistencies.
Maybe this is the guy even HE can’t “fix” after all. We’ll see—Coach Dan will pull out all the stops, do all he can to get him on track and running our offense smoothly and successfully as possible.
Wish I could confidently say the same about Grantham and the defense. But I can’t. STILL don’t know WHAT we really got over there after all.
This is one post game that seems BOUND for confusion and dissatisfaction, to be honest. For that reason alone I will TRY to be patient and circumspect in the aftermath of Game 2 and leading up to Game 3.
For now, a little peace, and a certain amount of simply letting the rest of today’s games “flow by” with a minimum of emotional involvement or judgment. We’ll talk soon.
Yes—that pretty well sums up the way I feel about “The Poison Nuts”...I was glad to see them losing, but all these other missed opportunities was pretty frustrating today:Also Notre Dame barely won (again) and those clowns at Ohio State lost (Still hate them despite what's his face not being their coach anymore). I hope it's not too serious with AR-15. They should have scored at least 50 points against South Florida.
Yes—that pretty well sums up the way I feel about “The Poison Nuts” (and all rest of your views above, by the way)...I was glad to see them losing, but all these other missed opportunities were pretty frustrating today:Also Notre Dame barely won (again) and those clowns at Ohio State lost (Still hate them despite what's his face not being their coach anymore). I hope it's not too serious with AR-15. They should have scored at least 50 points against South Florida.
@Leakfan12, @Escambia94,Also Notre Dame barely won (again) and those clowns at Ohio State lost (Still hate them despite what's his face not being their coach anymore). I hope it's not too serious with AR-15. They should have scored at least 50 points against South Florida.
I just watched a “Fast-Forward”-session with yesterday’s game against USF, and in light of that, your analysis, and everything ELSE that we’ve seen so far, I find that a “re-evaluation” is in order.@DRU2012 All we can say about the 2021 season only two games in is that Alabama stands above all other teams and the rest of us are witnessing a chaotic year where all the old rules are out the window. Oklahoma might be in the same rarified air as Alabama.
As for Florida, all we have seen is two preseason games where Dan Mullen has hidden his true plan—to the point where fans and sports analysts alike are upset with him. I looked at the plays that Florida ran and it looks to me like Mullen is hiding 90% of the playbook. The problem is that our eyes show us that EJ5 has struggled with simple smash concepts and outlet receivers. AR15 maybe struggled with some high-low and crossing concepts. Otherwise, we have no idea what the offense will look like in SEC play. The defense has not been stressed outside USF’s opening series.