It’s whether Georgia’s found an offensive identity.
After watching a true freshman quarterback throw the ball 55 times in his first SEC road game, I have to think Kirby Smart is migrating from his stated preference to play power football to a more practical whatever it takes to win approach. And that’s good.
The simple reality is that Georgia doesn’t have the offensive line right now to play the kind of ball Smart prefers. There’s only so many times you can run your head into that brick wall before you crack your skull.
I recognize that Eason’s a baby, an immensely talented one, but a baby nonetheless. He had his true freshman moments last night, true, but he also made some plays that make you realize greater days are coming.
I don’t envy Jim Chaney’s job right now. He’s got a lot of balls to keep in the air. The good thing is that if he and Smart are being forced into a more diverse offensive approach than they initially preferred, it gives him the chance to be more protective with the offensive line, as well as the chance to force defenses to start backing players out of the box to respect the pass, something that will no doubt be received most gratefully by Mr. Chubb.
We’ll see where this is going.