If you’re looking for the opposite of preseason happy talk, may I suggest you read Groo’s post today.
This is a very good point about the next step Fromm needs to take with his game:
This year I’d like to see Fromm put things on his shoulders when things aren’t going so well in the running game. Defenses will challenge him and the passing game by selling out against the run, and it will be up to Fromm to elevate an inexperienced but talented group of receivers. Let’s put it bluntly: Georgia hasn’t managed a point or even a drive longer than 28 yards in the fourth quarter of the past two games against Alabama. Can Fromm and the Georgia offense find a way to close out their biggest games this year?
Teams, as always against Smart’s program, will routinely sell out against the run defending Georgia, but how many of the teams the Dawgs face this season have the talent to force Fromm’s hand? Alabama, duh, but also, at least if they stay healthy, the Gators. Auburn’s defensive line is better than Florida’s, but not its secondary.
Not so coincidentally, those are the games that make me the most nervous, at least until Fromm shows he has taken the next step in his game. (That also assumes the receiving corps develops depth quickly enough to allow Fromm to do so.)