Someone thought that the surrounding context of what Gary Danielson said about Jacob Eason and his surrounding talent might make the one-liner I posted yesterday come off a little less harsh.
During a conference call Thursday, Danielson backed the sophomore, saying that he thinks improvements are needed elsewhere in order to help him better thrive.
“I was shocked at the lack of talent surrounding Jacob Eason last year,” Danielson said. “I’ve been doing Georgia football for 10 years and it was the worst set of combined talent at receiver. Their run blocking and pass blocking was below standards that I’ve seen for any Georgia team. (Offensive coordinator Jim) Chaney and (coach) Kirby (Smart) did not want to say it publicly, but they were shocked with what they had to deal with. Too many people were worrying about a true freshman quarterback and not noticing that he didn’t have anybody to throw to.”
Sounds like the worst thing Danielson’s guilty of is slight exaggeration. Although I’d love to hear from Chaney and Smart about what they really thought of last year’s offensive talent.