He comes here not to bury Eason, but to praise him.

All is not gloom and doom for the returning sophomore quarterback, it seems.

On Tuesday, Kirby Smart said the offense is “advancing along” in the passing game, trying some different formations, which the Bulldog head coach said is due to Eason and the work he’s put in.

“Oh yeah, he’s got a long way to go but he’s come a long way. He understands the protections now. Last year, there were times he did, times he didn’t. But he had a lot on his plate,” Smart said. “To manage that offense is challenging coming straight in from high school … I think he’s in a better place. He’s more confident, he’s throwing the ball well and the wideouts are catching it.”

The game, Smart indicated, is starting to slow down for the Washington native.

That is nice to hear.  So is this:

But so far, Smart likes what he’s seen and as a result the offense so far in practice has been more efficient and varied.

“There are things that Jacob can handle now so we’re able to do a few more things, being able to open things up to run the ball as well as throw the ball, we’ve been able to give him some options to check into and out of things,” Smart said. “If a guy can get you into a certain play that helps and he’s certainly more comfortable than he was at the end of the year last year.”

Smart said Eason is starting to make his receivers’ job easier as well.

“There’s still some things at wide out we’ve got improve to get where we want to go,” Smart said. “But Jacob is helping those guys out by putting the ball in some tight spots.”

Honestly, this is what’s supposed to happen after you get a year under your belt.  Maybe we should breathe a little easier… at least until we see G-Day QBR stats, anyway.



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17 responses to “He comes here not to bury Eason, but to praise him.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    That can’t be right. There’s a controversy you know!


  2. God help us if Fromm looks good and Eason struggled on G-Day.


    • My favorite comment of the week on the subject has been from ‘The Quincy Carter of Accountant’s’ over at DawgSports.

      But in this thread we have questioned whether Fromm might be better than Eason despite Easons experience, knowledge of the playbook, and physical tools because of Fromm’s intangibles personality and charisma.

      We have asked if Eason would transfer if Fromm wins the job.

      We have said things to the effect that Fromm is already a better leader and had a better mind.

      Our fanbase deserves another year of a freshman quarterback and to have Eason go win a national championship at florida. (emphasis added)


  3. Cojones

    Yeah, I heard that Fromm hits short passes nearly 100% while Eason is hitting the long ones well. So, when we need short passes , we put Fromm in and for the long ones, we use Eason…. uh….


    • 69Dawg

      You must remember how Dooley used Goff and Robinson. He used to bring Robinson in when we were behind and had to pass. Everybody knew it and it seldom worked out. Matt went on to play for the New York Jets and Ray well we all know about that.


  4. Otto

    It is all fun and games until G-day QBRs. I will decide if I vote for Fromm or Eason then.


  5. Lrgk9

    “Et tu Bluto?”


  6. AusDawg85

    I wonder if our D is stacking the box with 8 or 9 in practice like everybody did to us last year?


  7. Russ

    Wow, if Eason is doing this well, just think how great Fromm must be!



  8. Mayor

    Kirby Smart says this and Kirby Smart is an honorable man.


  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Here’s hoping the game is slowing down for the coaches too.


  10. Keese

    Kirby also said he was pleased with the offensive line last year heading into the season. I put zero stock into what he says, good or bad


  11. Eason makes as much progress as Browning did at UWA and everyone is happy.
    Wait I take that back, the Fromm followers decide it is time for him to transfer and take 12 players with him. Oh the horror.
    I love the smell of QBR in the morning.