“Don’t screw it up, kid.”

Evidently that was the admonition delivered to Jacob Eason as he stepped into the huddle for the first time on G-Day.

Looks like he paid attention.

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13 responses to ““Don’t screw it up, kid.”

  1. Jared S.

    Exactly what the PA guy said right before I sang The Star Spangled Banner before a sporting event for the first time. I was 15-years old, singing before a regular-season varsity basketball game. Small private school in Mississippi. Probably 250 people there. I forgot the words for about three full seconds, right after “were so gallantly streaming”. A very very long, awkward three seconds of silence. But when I finally blared out “AND THE ROCKETS RED GLAAAAAARE” it was like the entire universe breathed a huge sigh of relief.

    What were we talking about again? Oh yeah. Eason.

    I like the writer’s point that Eason essentially passed the eye test. Let’s face it, as you’ve pointed out, Eason was everything we hoped he would be in that game, and probably more. I know I was a little surprised with how comfortable he looked (in the handful of clips I saw…I didn’t watch the whole game). It certainly doesn’t look like the SEC is a stage too big for him.

    We all know the caveats: it was a Spring Game. Our Defense is iffy. Blah blah. The point is that Ramsey and Lambert didn’t surprise anyone and didn’t do anything to win over detractors…. Eason on the other hand only upped his stock.

    • Ramsey looked good. People are wanting to see what they want to see. Eason is the future, no doubt about it, but Ramsey showed that he can throw it around the yard a little himself.

      • dawgtired

        Agree on Ramsey. He HAS the tools, now if the light would come on so he could read the defenses in game situation. Ramsey is one of those players I kept thinking would step-up. I hope he does this season so Eason can wade in and not have to dive in.

      • Jared S.

        We know he has immense talent. The problem is that there’s a disconnect somewhere and when it comes to real-game situations he seems to make really poor decisions.

        I think he did very well in the spring game. That didn’t surprise me at all.

  2. CaliDawg

    Disagree. Ramsey look much improved. Lambert looked pretty much the same. If we must go with a veteran starter in the beginning I hope it’s Ramsey until Eason is ready to take over.

    • Chipperdawg

      ^^^ I couldn’t agree more! As bad as I want Lambert to succeed (he’s a great kid from the next county over–great family too), if we have to pick between the two, my choice would be Brice right now.

    • Otto

      Agreed 2 things from the article I found interesting 1) “To me he ended up 60-something percent; Brice was 60-something percent; and Greyson had two drops and one bad decision” ~Smart

      2) Mark Richt once tried to convince everybody that the Bulldogs were better off with Joe Tereshinski under center rather then eventual No. 1 NFL draft pick Matthew Stafford. So Bulldogs fans are familiar with this song and dance.

      Greyson had a bad decision , QBs making bad decisions when the lights come on cost the team big, no matter what they display on the practice field or film room. Second we are a bit jaded by past decisions. Cox and Stafford were both better than JoeT.

      Maybe Chaney can coach Lambert up, I have posted in the past that OC can do that, and who here has a positive opinion of Schott’s ability to coach up a college QB? I think we will all be skeptical if Lambert is the man come Labor Day weekend but hoping we were wrong.

      • W Cobb Dawg

        Agree with your comparison of the JoeT situation. Stafford had far more upside, of course. As does Eason now. I don’t see picking Eason as being a very difficult decision at all.

        And if anyone is saying we would’ve lost the Colorado game by keeping Stafford in, I’d respond by saying if we’d gone with Stafford from the start of camp, he would’ve been a better QB by the Colorado game.

    • Otto

      Ramsey has always had the arm, the question was can he put in the film work and avoid turnovers? Lambert apparently does the film work, has avoided turnovers (even if by luck) but looks scared whenever pressured. Ramsey hasn’t looked scared but under prepared. Which can Chaney fix?

  3. Timphd

    Lambert reminds me of myself when I used to play golf. On the practice tee I could blast the ball, hit any club, etc. But put me on the tee when we start keeping strokes and I looked like a deer in headlights. That is my impression of Lambert, in practice he wins the day with his skills and work in the film room but turn on the lights for real and he starts to sweat. Not sure about Ramsey, but if anything I don’t think he has had a fair shot to prove himself either good or bad. G Day was the longest I have seen him on the field and honestly I thought he made some nice throws. I personally thought that last year against the Gators should have been his start, not Bauta’s.

    It may be Eason in the end, and I will admit that many in the world know a LOT more about choosing a QB than me, but if it isn’t Eason to start against UNC, I kind of hope it’s Ramsey.

    As for golf, after thousands of lost balls and bent clubs, I decided that as a golfer I was a pretty good fisherman. Now I’m far less frustrated. Fishing in Maine is awesome.

  4. JCDAWG83

    Ramsey looks much better in a non contact jersey in a scrimmage than he did in a real life game. In real game situations, Ramsey had a talent for poor decisions, forcing the ball and generally looking pretty bad. Lambert looked about the same as he did in real life games. He looks uneasy from the instant the ball is snapped until the whistle blows. Eason looked good but he has never taken a snap as a college qb when he wasn’t wearing a non contact jersey. We’ll see how Eason really plays once he knows he has the opportunity to get hit hard by a big, fast SEC defensive player.

    The UNC game should be interesting.

  5. hassan

    Somebody will show more confidence, good decision making, leadership, and clutch play in practice for the coaches to base an intelligent decision.

    I am not at all the practices, so I defer to their judgment.