Maybe I’m just nitpicking, but this line in today’s AJ-C article about Stafford made me wrinkle my brow a little bit:
… The coaches at Georgia have continued to tell Stafford that big plays are not always going to win the game and make him an accurate, reliable quarterback. He said he is getting the message.
“(Watching the film) I learned a lot about just taking what the defense gives you and hitting your target,” Stafford said. “Just try to make it easy on those guys to catch it.”
The coaches started to see that Stafford grasped that concept more and more as the season went on. To keep Stafford interested Bobo said he would continue to call plenty of downfield throws. [Emphasis added.]
Like I said, perhaps I read too much into that, but could you imagine any coach saying that he had to gimmick the playcalling to keep David Greene interested?
Matt’s a wonderfully gifted physical talent. I guess we hope this is the year that the rest of the package catches up. It’s scary to think what a fully engaged Stafford might be capable of.