“He’s being Jake, and that’s what we need him to be.”

Fromm may have started slowly against Missouri, but that didn’t stop him from having another good day.

What’s more, that’s after Fromm had a season-high 10 incompletions this past Saturday against Missouri. Fromm was 13 of 23 passing for 260 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 43-29 win over the Tigers, but that didn’t tell the whole story of his day’s work in Columbia, Mo.

According to Pro Football Focus, it was Fromm’s best day as Georgia’s quarterback. That’s because he attempted 10 passes of more than 10 yards and completed five of them. Fromm’s average completion was 20 yards. Grading on a pro scale, that gave him an overall rating of 77.7.

Fromm’s rating went up to 89.2 against the blitz, according to PFF. He was 7-for-11 for 146 yards and two touchdowns when Missouri came after him. Georgia’s offensive line deserves some credit for that as well. He was “under pressure” on only five of his 23 drop-backs on the afternoon and they gave up statistical hurry only twice.

The surrounding cast didn’t hurt, in other words, but it was still up to him to execute.  He sure isn’t suffering from a sophomore slump.

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20 responses to ““He’s being Jake, and that’s what we need him to be.”

  1. 81Dog

    Some of Jake’s misses in the first half were more on his receivers than Jake (like the INT). He didn’t point fingers or get rattled. Everyone can play better, and will need to against better teams, but I suspect the staff has made that pretty clear already.

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    • Uglydawg.

      Good point. Statistics don’t show “why”. I thought Jake came out and looked pretty sharp.
      On the first drive, moving the ball pretty easily down the field, somebody got impatient and called for the long ball..and it fell incomplete. It was a pretty good throw. But that put the offense behind the chains with second and ten and we didn’t score. But enough criticism has already been given on this blog about the play calling, so I’ll just hope it gets better. It’s been great in most games.

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    • Greg

      Good point.. : > )

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  2. dawgtired

    Nice info on Fromm. He’s a solid, heady QB with acceptable skills and great stats. I’ve not noticed a concerning problem. That being said, I would still like to see Fields play. They both have skills to bring. It may…just may take some of Fields’ skills to get over that Bama hump. Fields needs to collect the experience before getting to Atlanta in case we need to use him for significant playing time.

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    • Uglydawg.

      I don’t really understand “saving” or “preserving” Fields for something in the future. I’m with you..give the kid some time on the turf.
      Kirby must have a master plan to bring Fields along at just the right time to give certain teams a headache. Maybe it will be against LSU with their great defense..or UF if they are better than we thought…but certainly he is a talent that will eventually make a huge difference in a game..and when you’re sitting where UGA is now, where you’re going to the National Championship game if you don’t lose…that difference is very huge.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Showing no mercy on Tennessee and getting Fields experience in the passing game should be high on the priority list this week.

      Also, Swift does not look 100%. May be wise to give him time for a full recovery. Is someone from our deep receiving corps capable of taking snaps in the backfield and withstanding the physical challenge that comes with it?

      Who will emerge as our on-field leaders on defense?

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    • Greg

      agree….like maybe not to leave him in for just 1 play, his only play then pull him. Everybody in the stadium knew that he was going to run it, hard to be successful with predictable play calling.

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    • I bet Fields plays the entire second half Saturday,

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    • Dolly Llama

      “Acceptable skills?” Dude.

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  3. Irwin R. Fletcher

    It’s an interesting deal…because watching Fromm I certainly get the impression that (a) he’s getting off to a slow start (which is born out in the stats) and (b) that he’s not as sharp this season (which is contradicted by the stats).

    Regardless, we have a good one under center right now. Plus, the receiver room is just a different animal with Ridley, Hollomon, Hardman, and Godwin as probably your 4th best receiver with 4 legitimate receivers itching to get in the rotation (Simmons, Stanely, Blount, and Crump). Compare that to Godwin’s sophomore year when it was Godwin, I-Mac and…Reggie Davis?

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    • Once he gets rolling, he’s clearly stepped up from last year’s performance. If you have access to the replay, check out his completion to Holyfield. You can see him progressing through his reads and finding the right guy after checkdowns.

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      • Irwin R. Fletcher

        No doubt. He was 9 for 12 for 79 yards and an INT in the first half against Carolina. Then the first drive in the 3Q…hits Ridley on a perfect inside curl…looks like he checked into the WR screen to Hardman at the line for a short gain…and hurried to the line with the same personnel to hit Hardman on the other side on the same play for what turned into a TD. Next drive…decisive pass to Holloman, perfect ball to Herrien for what would have potentially been a TD but for a smart hold by the LB, and then sees the blitz by the defender off the slot and hits Hardman wide open for a 34 yard gain.

        Nothing fancy…but just quick and decisive calls from the QB along with pinpoint throws. When he’s on, he makes it look too easy. Maybe that’s why the slow starts stick out so much.

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    • Macallanlover

      And that impressive receiver list doesn’t include DRob, who is a very talented receiver, but maybe not a good blocker. Fromm is fine, and the general of that offense. Feel we could have used Fields more than we have, but only to have him better prepared, not because we need a new QB. The first half numbers look very different if Mecole lays out for the end zone catch that went off his fingertips, and secured the pass he let the defender take away. We can all say Jake perhaps didn’t need that throw with such tight coverage but he hit Hardman right in the numbers. I thought it was closer to being a fumble than an INT. He just got out wrestled for the ball.

      We can all agree we have two good options at QB but one needs more reps because we just never know in this game. If either one goes down, the next backup is a big gap below.

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      • And that impressive receiver list doesn’t include DRob, who is a very talented receiver, but maybe not a good blocker.

        He’ll have to become one, if he wants more playing time.

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      • My only issue with the Mecole throw, that was clearly pulled from him after a perfect throw, was that it appeared that he had another read wide open 10 yards beyond that. Though admittedly, it’s tough to tell from the one replay I saw of it whether that receiver just looked open as Jake was throwing it because the defender pulled off to tackle Mecole

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  4. Mick Jagger

    Hardman and Holloman are both starting to live up to their billing. I love it….

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