You think Georgia’s got quarterback problems?

Arkansas lost to Toledo on Saturday, despite outgaining the Rockets by almost 200 yards.  Sure, the Hogs went minus-1 on in turnover margin, but, still, there’s got to be a better reason than that for an embarrassing home loss to a MAC squad.

How about this?

Inside the red zone, Brandon Allen’s QBR fell from 87.0 to 1.0, thanks to 2-of-11 passing, no touchdowns and one interception.

If you’re not a QBR fan, on the season Allen’s passer rating in the red zone is a woeful 52.91.

Considering that Allen currently ranks fourth in the SEC in overall passer rating, one of Georgia’s saving graces this season may turn out to be that there simply aren’t many consistently good quarterbacks in the conference.


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38 responses to “You think Georgia’s got quarterback problems?

  1. Bulldog Joe

    What happened to their run game?


  2. These are truly the days of bend don’t break defenses. I’ve seen several people talk about how yards given up and ToP mean much less now.


  3. Dog in Fla

    Bert promises the googles will be butter next time


  4. None of this makes me feel better about our QB situation. Someone pointed out to me that Lambert is 6th in SEC QBR, like it’s a positive. The SEC is really bad at QB at this point.


  5. HVL Dawg

    Greyson Lambert > Dak Prescott


  6. Aladawg

    This discussion does not alleviate our obvious QB issues or our special teams fooahs. The defense may be good enough in all but 1 or 2 games to offset those. Right now I’m more interested in us not other teams!


    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      Lambert has only 3 passing attempts in the RZ. 1 for 3 with a TD for a rating of 185.

      He’s actually 8 of 9 passing between the 40 and the 20 with the only incompletion being the pick that wasn’t on Saturday.

      9 of 12 with 2 TDs for 125 yards (a 10.4 yd per att) on the opponent’s side of the field is actually really good.

      That’s what makes the first half against Vandy so puzzling. You wouldn’t be able to tell that story from any of the stats.

      5 of 7 when throwing on 1st down.
      5 of 7 when throwing in 3rd and long situations.
      7.8 yards per attempt…which isn’t great, but which isn’t awful (it was Mason’s number on the season)

      So there’s hope that it was a glitch and not the real story. But it was bad enough watching it to make you skered.


      • Will (The Other One)

        Honestly, I can give a tentative bit of credit to the Vandy pass D as well. (Basing this on WKU having a great passing attack last season, as well as torching LaTech this past week, but getting held to about 200 yds when they played Vandy. They still won, but that was a good 150 yards or so below their average, and the completion percentage was terrible.)


  7. Merk

    In the land of the QBless, the 1-armed man is king….or something like that.


  8. JCDAWG83

    We’re kind of like the guy with the ’86 Plymouth Reliant laughing at the guy with the AMC Gremlin.


  9. FtWorthDawg

    I could not believe how clueless the CBS broadcast team was about Brice coming in during the first half. They kept insisting Coach Richt did it due to performance even after Coach TOLD them that he had planned it.


  10. PTC DAWG

    I’ll take buck fifty in passing with no int’s and take a win to the bank.


  11. Will Trane

    It is astonishing how the QB play throughout the SEC has continued to drop the past few seasons. There are no top QBs in the SEC anymore. Which means there will be no more top receivers in the conference.
    Not really interested in other SEC teams QB issues [appears each team has them this season]. But Lambert’s play and his current production has to be a concern to all. The other concern is the new OC hire. NFL is one thing, but the SEC is another. Many of think the SEC level of play rivals and surpasses the NFL.
    CMR and the O staff have a lot of work to do with the QBs. Now we know why it took so long for CMR to announce a starter. And only CMR’s pastor knows what is in CMR mind about “a starter”. Puts one in by default and prays for success.


  12. Will Trane

    After watching OUs 4th quarter come back against UT in Knoxville you have if this is the breakout for a OC Lincoln Riley’s OU scoring machine. Their QB was having his issues in the game in 1-3 but you could see it coming…and in the 4th quarter Butch Jones and company could only watch in amazement. OU’s walk on QB was off the chart in his play and passing in those 10 minutes of the 4th quarter.
    A walk on QB under a first year OC at OU. But then again Riley had shown his coaching ability at ECU. OU looked very good against UT by games end.
    Wonder what the QB transfer and the first year OC are going to look like this weekend. Many of us are concerned, after all the QB play and OC have not fared well against Spurrier…he is 4 out of 5.


  13. Spike

    Don’t kid yourselves. We have a problem. Lambert is not the solution. Whatever he has done so far, and it isn’t much, has come against ULM and Vandy, who lost to WKU.


  14. Spike

    And 14 of our points came from Isiah and a pick six.


  15. William

    We are kidding ourselves if you think we can win at a high level with that quarterback play. You can twist his numbers any way you want, UGA has to improve at Quarterback. He has played college ball for 4 years, the results speak for themselves. Fired at Virginia and sub-par play at UGA. He improves, or the QBs behind him improve or we lose at least 3. That would be a shame considering the talent we have everywhere else on the field.


    • Mayor

      Well, I am in the pack that says give Lambert a chance. That said, I don’t understand if we were in the situation with QBs that it appears we are in, why CMR didn’t sign Golson. Golson is clearly a big time player who was leaving a winning program and now is the starter at FSU. Apparently Golson was interested in Georgia because he contacted CMR first, before FSU. BTW, I’ll bet there are a whole lot of people in South Bend right now who are really sorry Golson is gone.


      • 69Dawg

        SEC would not let UGA take him because of his academic year off while at ND. Richt would have taken him in a second but SEC stopped it.


      • William

        Certainly not saying the kid can not improve, how could he not? Just stating the obvious. We are not dealing with a young talent with tremendous upside. This guy has been doing this for a long time. With that being said, the fact that our coach has not made a change, makes me very nervous as to how bad the other 2 may be?


  16. red

    hate to say it, but I would like to have Tech quqterback.


  17. W Cobb Dawg

    On the bright side, its only 12 more games til Eason takes over.


  18. Jp

    Will, you and who how many of your friends think sec level of play surpasses NFL . I guess by that ignorant statement , Bama would beat the Patriots and lose to Ohio st. What did you play soccer in high school ? Go ask Timmy T if sec level of play is surpassed NFL play , It is these kind of statements made by folks like you that make this shit so entertaining . You are probably the same rocket scientist saying put in Hutson Mason as A M threw for more Tds than anyone in sec history . And fire bobo as Uga broke all scoring records . Go watch cnn news and let them tell u what to think . Please tell me you did not come up with this on your own . No really tell me u did . This shit can’t get any funnier than this . Rock on bro.