Over at Pro Football Focus, Gordon McGuinness pitches how Georgia could be a CFP contenda in 2017. He cites three factors, none of which are particularly controversial, but skips past something that I think is at least as important — improvement on the offensive line. Strangely enough, he posts a graphic that’s validation of that.
Look at what happened to Eason under pressure last season, compared with the rest of the time. Contrary to what you might expect, not all of his pressure-related woes can be related to handling opposing blitzes; in fact, he handled blitz situations relatively well.
Line play steps up, you’ll get a more productive starting quarterback. No wonder Jim Chaney’s crossing his fingers that Sam Pittman can work a little magic this season.