David Ching assesses what’s in store for Georgia at the position here. He teases out a couple of interesting stats:
- Mason passed for at least 200 yards in just one game.
- Although Ramsey played far less than Mason, he accounted for two of the Bulldogs’ five longest completions of the season.
Considering that Gurley had one of 2014’s other three longest completions, it’s pretty clear that Bobo abandoned the long passing game for the first time in a while.
With either Ramsey or Park at the helm, it’s a pretty good bet that Georgia’s going to be trading one set of strengths, Mason’s accuracy and ball protection, for another, the threat of a deep passing attack to keep opposing safeties from loading up against the run as much.
And that leads to a set of questions for which we’ll have to wait on the answers – (1) is Schottenheimer up to the task of selling the deep threat? and (2) can the offensive line’s pass protection hold up for the longer time it takes those passing plays to develop?