Go for it.

Is this another nail in the Jake Fromm coffin?

Nah.  Just messin’ with you.

Seriously, for someone whose future gets questioned as much as Fromm’s, the stats that keep popping up showing what kind of year he’s coming off don’t support it.

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19 responses to “Go for it.

  1. Go Dawgs!

    All of the Fromm-will-lose-his-job talk is a little ridiculous in 2018, but I’m personally fine with it. A) it means that the kid we’ve got at #2 is a phenomenal talent and B) competing with Eason last year made Fromm a great freshman quarterback, and competing with Fields this year is going to make both of them even better.

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  2. Tatum

    What about Tua? Certainly it’s about 8 yards past the sticks.

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  3. ASEF

    Fromm is going to be hard to dislodge. He makes great throws, but mainly he looks to get the ball to someone else first. He is a PG looking for assists, not buckets. And the line can protect him. He is the perfect QB for what Kirby and Chaney want to do, and he will play on Sundays, or at least get paid for Sundays.

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  4. Derek

    Best true freshman season by a qb ever. If he improves and progresses as you’d expect 2018 will be a lot of fun.

    30 days…

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  5. Greg McElroy laughs every time some WWL talking head tries to create a QB controversy at Georgia. He says it’s Fromm’s team.

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  6. Greg

    “Seriously, for someone whose future gets questioned as much as Fromm’s”

    Seems that I remember a whole lot on here (last year) questioning Fromm’s ability back when we had the other guy. Gotta laugh when some pretend or imply they didn’t…..I guess it is easier to NOT say they were wrong… :>)

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    • Not sure if you’re referring to me, but I wasn’t questioning Fromm’s ability before last season, just expecting that the talented guy with a year under his belt had a leg up in the competition.

      Kinda like now, in other words.

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    • I don’t think people questioned Fromm’s ability. For myself, I trusted that Eason would improve as a sophomore. Given a lack of other information, I did think the program would be well served to redshirt Fromm if Eason blossomed into the player everyone thought he would be. The injury changed everything. Fromm had to play meaningful minutes, and he took the reins never to let go.

      I have consistently said this year that Fields will play meaningful minutes (we don’t have a choice) with packages designed specifically for him, but this team is Jake’s.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      “Gotta laugh when some pretend or imply they didn’t…..I guess it is easier to NOT say they were wrong… :>)”

      On behalf of GTP readers/Dawg followers/UGA alums, I’ll say thanks for the snark. I’ll go out on a limb and guess you don’t play well with others.

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  7. some folks have way too much time on their hands during the off season. If it is a game with the sun at a 78 degree angle and the receivers are running a slot 989 route-will the QB make the throw. OR will the DB throw a Starbucks into the equation.

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  8. Gurkha Dawg

    I have no questions about Fromm’s future. I was shocked at the quality of his play last year. He will be our starter for the next 3 years. Barring injury, Fields has no chance to start.

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  9. Uglydawg

    Same for me Gurkha. No way I thought Fromm would come in and do what he did.
    While we all felt bad for Eason, it worked out better than any of us (except Greg..who I admittedly gave some crap to) would have ever dreamed.
    And while we’re looking at the QB situation..the kid from Hatttisburg looks pretty amazing as well..he could be a big factor in the mix in a couple of years.

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    • Greg

      No problem with getting some “crap”, brother. There were plenty here that didn’t think Fromm could do what he did. Nothing wrong with any of that.

      Hell, we all have been wrong from time to time. I will be the first to admit that I was wrong about Smart…..and very glad that I was (so far). I just get a chuckle when some act as though none of it ever happened (Fromm). Some are just never wrong….or will admit it. I think it is funny, that’s all.

      Long offseason, we’re almost there.

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  10. ugafidelis

    Those must be some deep slants.

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  11. Macallanlover

    Frankly, and I was a Fromm supporter from the start, no one could have possibly expected what we saw last year…and it started from the very first 2 series of plays against Appy. I was pro-Fromm because I never had the feeling Eason would be “the Savior”. Liked him as a young man, respected his arm and size advantage, but he never looked comfortable to me, too stiff, and was inaccurate. I will say not one person would have written that script, freshmen just cannot be that cool and in charge on the stages he delivered from. So while I was an early defender/adopter, I don’t recall any poster here saying “just wait, this rookie QB will deliver the goods everytime he takes the field and take us to places not even dreamed about”. That would be total BS.

    I do recall a sizable contingent saying he should be RSed (why, exactly?), and an even larger group who felt Eason would come back and show everyone he had completely overcome all the problems we saw (forgave) from his freshman year. Just getting a year older doesn’t solve all issues, and having the stronger arm doesn’t make you the best QB; way too many people fall into the latter category. I hope Eason grows under Peterson’s watch and has a solid remainder of his college career. I also hope I see him and Fromm facing each other in a Super Bowl in the future and they make lots of money. Two fine young men, but Eason wasn’t the best QB at the beginning of the 2017 season, and certainly not at the end of the year, imo.

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