A tale of two offenses

I appreciate Barrett Sallee’s work, but somebody’s gonna have to explain to me how these two post-spring SEC observations mesh:



“A little shaky”, eh?  That’s certainly one way to describe it.

When they play everyone’s favorite meteor game, there may not be enough decent offensive linemen combined to fashion a good SEC line from.  If that’s a recipe for “darn good offense”, then Jim Chaney really is a wizard.


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16 responses to “A tale of two offenses

  1. JasonC

    I’m sure Danny-boy’s pithy comments will help overcome a shaky OL.


  2. If the 10rc QB threw 4 TD passes on their defense, Jake is going to carve them up like a Thanksgiving turkey in September.

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  3. Gaskilldawg

    How to reconcile the two? Isn’t Sallee a Tennessee alum?

    Rose colored glasses and all.


  4. Macallanlover

    Crazy observation, could Pittman have sucked the air out of OL rooms with his continuous stacking of OL talent? It is one of the most difficult position groups to find enough capable bodies to fill. With UGA, Bama, and LSU taking more than their share, someone isn’t going to fill all their needs. I continue to marvel at what this man has done in such a short period of time; may his time in Athens be long and prosporous.

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  5. ASEF

    OL is the one position group where all of the “field leveling” offensive rule benefits have the most impact. Having a great OL is a definite plus, but you can make hay in today’s game with all sorts of OL bodies, provided your line guy can teach them how to hold right up to the limit and be far enough up field on RPOs to freeze a safety but not draw a flag.

    Those offenses won’t be consistently great, but they will have their moments next season.

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  6. GruvenDawg

    Both of those offensive lines could play out for them if the QB’s are very quick trigger men. They will need to play shotgun or pistol exclusively and get the ball out in under 2.5 seconds. Hard for anyone’s rush to get there that fast. Lots of short passing. Pre-snap reads would need to be dead on. On the flip side they will struggle to run the ball at all and will look more like an uptempo/ RPO offense in order to be successful.

    Having said all of that if they try to play smash mouth or power they should get crushed in the SEC. THANK YOU Sam Pittman that our o-line does not look like either of those anymore.


    • Biggus Rickus

      I have never seen anything to indicate that Franks and Guarantano are capable of that.


      • ASEF

        On Franks, I 100% agree. Guarantano looked really good for stretches last year. He could surprise this year, and if he does, Chaney will get all the credit. Not saying he should, just that he will.


        • Biggus Rickus

          You’re right to a point. Guarantano did at least show he could get the ball out of his hands quickly on underneath routes. He was still a terrible downfield passer, and it’s hard to score much without hitting some big plays.


  7. practicaldawg

    The Florida O line should terrify their fans. Franks is going to get hit like crazy and be hurried a lot. Mullen has a lot of whispering to do.


    • UnderDog68

      (Franks is going to get hit like crazy and be hurried a lot.)

      And we all saw in Franks’ first year what happens when both of those happens….he turns the ball over a lot.