Cucumber cool

Not too shabby, Jake.

He was calm, cool and collected.  He missed one blitz read early in the game, but after that was totally in command.  The pass protection was solid, too.

Helluva game, in other words.

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31 responses to “Cucumber cool

  1. TXBaller

    CONTROL THE THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL

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  2. Uglydawg

    This maybe a dumb question, a pre-mature question or a great question..but what are the chances Fromm goes pro after next year? I’m not a big follower of professional sports, so I really have no idea.
    I do know if he keeps making throws like the TD to TG , who was running left to right, his stock should be pretty high. At the same time, he might have a Chubb/Sony mindset and stay for that senior year of fun (
    If he leaves after next year, that will give FIelds two years as the starter on a team that should be a rolling boil of talent. I would also imagine that Fields will be given a lot of playing time next year.
    I also wonder if Fromm, Fields, Kirby, etc. ever get together and discuss these things. I would imagine that they do…and that should keep FIelds looking ahead to running a great team for two straight years.

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    • TXBaller

      I don’t get this point.
      Fields will (should) get a lot of playing time next year?
      I don’t get the point that Fields should get time this year!
      We have a proven QB that is 20-3 overall.
      When not being substituted, our proven QB (this year) is 30-47, 500 yards, 6 TDs 1 Int. (Mizzou/Fla)
      Fields knew what he was getting into when he signed his LOI. He was promised the opportunity to compete (not play).
      From what Kirby is saying – “Fields is improving weekly”.
      But his improvement is not enough to displace Fromm – otherwise, it would have occurred.
      I love Fields (contrary to 3000’s belief) – Fields time is coming – but his time is not now.

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      • dawgman3000

        I don’t think he is ready to unseat Fromm. I’m just more frustrated by how the coaches are using him ( or not using him).

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      • Uglydawg

        Dawgs should dominate enough teams next year to buy Fields needed field time. Fromm will be the QB, but Fields will be getting groomed…
        I really don’t know. But that’s what I’d expect.

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    • Greg

      Just a guess here, but I believe he stays all 4.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Assuming the first-round draft hype is legitimate, he’ll probably leave after next year. If he really projects more as a third-rounder, then he’ll probably play his senior year. It’s also not a given that he’ll be the starter next year, so who knows what happens then?

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      • Greg

        Thought Manning would leave at UT also his junior year, would have been a 1st rounder, he stayed. Thinks Fromm is cut from the same cloth, loves college ball and his teammates. Guess we will find out soon enough.

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  3. Macallanlover

    Switch QBs on Saturday and we lose by two TDs. It is insanity that UGA fans have been attacking Fromm’s performance this season and calling him out on message boards and talk radio shows. I realize it may be just a minority of vocal recruitniks and the shiny new car but we are 20-3 with him as our QB. And those three losses are in OT to Bama, and twice in very hostile environments to Top 10 teams with their backs against the wall in must win games.

    Sure he played much better Saturday than 2 weeks ago, perhaps a better game plan, having more time, or just having less rotation and personnel changes. It isn’t just his throwing, all QBs have off days, it is his command of the offense. Note all the player comments in interviews about how he is like having a coach on the field. Whatever it was, he had time to throw, and we used all our receivers to move the ball consistently against a pretty stout defense in a high pressure situation. #stopthesilliness

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    • Anonymous

      The issue is that people that don’t know much about football tend to be really impressed with “backyard football” style improvisation. When Fields
      gets confused about the play turns the wrong way on a running play and scrambles for an 8 yard gain, they think that is a good thing.

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      • dawgman3000

        No, it’s called gaining experience. The only way he can get better is to make mistakes in live game action and then learn from them. The problem is that Fields isn’t really getting the opportunity to get better with the way this staff is playing him. “Impressed with backyard football”. If what Deshaun Watson did at Clemson qualifies as “backyard football”, then yes, I’m very impressed.

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        • Anonymous

          Wanting him to get experience after the game has been decided is great. I think that is exactly what the coaching staff should do / is doing. I think he will be really good when he has had a couple of years of coaching. Unfortunately, he did not receive high level coaching in High School like Fromm or Watson did and the staff is starting with raw talent. He is a smart kid and has all the physical tools. He should be really, really good in a couple of years. The idea that he should be starting though is ridiculous.

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          • dawgman3000

            Once again, I don’t think he should be starting, but he needs to be allowed to do more than just come in the game to run the zone read or hand the ball off. God forbid it, but he is one play away from being the starter if Jake goes down. Every game except LSU has been a blow out. He should have been allowed to toss it around a little more is all I’m saying.

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      • dawgman3000

        Oh, and in Fields very limited time, I haven’t seen him take a horrible sack that takes his team out of field goal range like Fromm did in Baton Rouge. I like Fromm, but let’s not act like he’s perfect while your throwing Fields under the bus.

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        • Uglydawg

          I haven’t seen anyone throwing Fields under the bus. Everyone seems to agree that Fromm is an exceptionally cool QB that is also a team leader. He came in last year, as a TFresh and never missed a beat. He’s a very special talent. As Mac said above, Georgia’s 20-3 with him starting. We’re all looking forward to Fields leading this team…when it’s time.

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          • Macallanlover

            Exactly, everyone is pulling for Fields to be ready. He is getting some playing time, could have been more in earlier games in my opinion. Tua didn’t even pass Hurts last season, and Hurts isn’t the QB Fromm has been. Folks are too impatient. And those impatient ARE throwing Fromm under the bus, despite his record of accomplishments. We have some of the very worst fans among some very good ones. You don’t turn on your on folk just to get your selfish way. I don’t know anyone rooting against Fields, but I have seem many slamming Fromm at every opportunity. I am telling you, there are many who hate that we won that game Saturday just because it means Fromm starts again this week. Of all the fan bases divided, this is the last you would expect. No wonder others around the country think we are nutso.

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          • dawgman3000

            “We’re all looking forward to Fields leading this team”

            Kind of hard to believe that reading some of the comments I see on here.

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        • Anonymous

          You haven’t seen Fields take a “horrible sack” because he has only attempted one pass outside of Sanford Stadium. What would have been even worse than taking a sack that took the team out of FG range would be not to know the coverage, get baited into throwing into double coverage, and throwing a pick-six. We aren’t throwing Fields under the bus; he just isn’t ready.

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          • dawgman3000

            Again, how is going to learn coverages while he is on the sidelines? In game experience is the only solution for that.

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            • dawgman3000

              *he

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            • Anonymous

              You learn that every day in practice, especially in 11 on 11 drills and scout team work, and in the film room. Most of it is actually in the film room. Practice time is for demonstrating and verifying what they learned in film study.

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  4. Truckin

    I think the chaos at LSU led to offensive issues. I’ve seen lots of comments of Fromm missing wide open receivers but if they weren’t where the play was designed to go, who was that on?

    Maybe we need better signals in tough environments.

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  5. AusDawg85

    All I can say is, it’s about damn time. Been 3 weeks since Jake had won!

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