Today, in screaming hot takes

Okay, here are last season’s national leaders in passer rating.  I’ll hang up and listen to your list of those fifteen now.

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39 responses to “Today, in screaming hot takes

  1. Texas Dawg

    I have a hard time arguing with his logic. There are probably at least 15 that could do it. I started working on that list and found it pretty easy to get the first few. I’m sure I could come up with 11 more if I really worked at it.
    1) Tom Brady
    2) Drew Breese
    3) Patrick Mahomes
    4) Aaron Rodgers

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  2. 81Dog

    Ummmm, yeahhhhh. 15. BRILLIANT. My count goes Trevor Lawrence, maybe Tua, and then Nope at 3-15.

    I guess pundits got to pundit. I’m giving Amal Shah the benefit of the doubt here. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard or seen him before. Bless his heart.

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  3. The Dawg abides

    Where you at Greg?

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  4. mg4life0331

    Funny no one made those comments before Tua at Alabama. They were all captain hand offs and when you over committed to the run they would launch it deep.

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  5. Anonymous

    If he means there are 15 College QBs with the physical talent of Jake Fromm that could come in with the same arm strength, accuracy, and mobility, then sure, that sounds about right. If he thinks there are 15 guys in college that can do the pre-snap mental work at Jake’s level, then fuck right off.

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  6. MGW

    When people talk about how anybody could look as good as your QB with all that talent around them, your program is on the right track.

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  7. Dawg19

    I guess Jacob Eason and Justin Fields aren’t on his list.

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  8. Gaskilldawg

    That 15 does NOT include a 5 star top 2 QB in 2016 class and a 5 star top 2 QB in 2018 class, so that narrows the list to choose from.

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  9. Anonymous

    This may get me set on fire here, but thus far it’s been Jake’s head, not necessarily his talent at playing the quarterback position that has helped us. Checking into a good run with guys like Sony and Deandre, running behind a Pittman line, makes good decisions look really good. But when teams can stop our run, Jake’s effectiveness has been limited. We all saw LSU and the 4th quarters against Bama. There were also the 4th quarters against Tennessee and Kentucky, where those teams sold out on the run, Jake wasn’t hitting passes, and we went to Fields to convert 3rd downs. Of course I haven’t done some ridiculous “here are 15 guys who would do it better than Jake” exercise. But we still have room for improvement as far as playing the QB position is concerned.

    That said, I completely agree that this criticism could be leveled at all Saban QBs – including Tua. Pre-Tua, Bama QB’s job = Hand it off 4 times, then throw 3 yards to TE who is standing still. With Tua, QBs job = fake a handoff, then throw it as far as you can for a receiver to go get it. (Obviously Bamas QBs are better than that, but if we’re lobbing bombs, there you go.)

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    • I hear what you’re saying, but then I dial this clip up to the seven-minute mark and try to think of any other college quarterback who could nail this throw any better than Fromm did.

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      • Cojones

        Wasn’t he over 70% in that game? And I think he’s damn good when he’s in RPO.

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      • Diving Duck

        Yep. I was guilty of agreeing with this take for much of last year. Fromm was the best player on the field in the SEC Championship game. However, I still daydream of the highlight reel Eason would have put together with last year’s team.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          Yeah, people forget that Eason won the starting job in August 2017 and the coaches were raving about his improvement over 2016.
          I give Fromm all the credit in the world for how he played in 2017 and 2018, but Eason had done even better until he got hurt.

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          • Macallanlover

            Wow, I am going to have my TV worked on before the season starts. It is obviously giving me a distorted picture. I hope Eason settles in at UW and tears up the PAC 12 in 2019, but we were a better team before the 2nd half of the Appy game started in 2017, imo. The game speed changed for UGA immediately. I have little doubt Eason could make 3-4 throws Fromm couldn’t, but how many times do you need/see a pas thrown 70 yards in the air? And even then, doesn’t it have to be accurate? I saw Fromm throw a 55 yard laser and hit a receiver in stride one game; that answered the only question about his arm I needed.

            I feel some have “stars” clouding their outlook, I know the rating services do; saw it two consecutive years in Athens. There are hundreds of other examples but since we are discussing UGA’s QB, those come to mind first. Some of those services rate HS talent attempting to project four years down the road, and for a different league entirely. I don’t really watch the NFL any longer, they may be right on this specific player (s) down the road. Matters little to me, I want to see everyone succeed in achieving their dreams. I know that if the NCAA offered wither one we lost and gave the extra eligibility, I would stick with what we have.

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            • 92 grad

              Yes. I’m not an x and o guru by any stretch, but it was very quickly a different team that day. The pro version of “hey, you go here, you go there, and you two block those two” at the drop of a hat. Only word I have to go on is “command”. The kid has a special presence to himself. I really would have loved that Eason was the same way and maybe he could have been, we will see. I truly wish him well way up there in the NW.

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            • Gaskilldawg

              I don’t have any stars in my eyes. The coaches, who evaluate players for a living, said Eason was the best QB in summer camp.

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      • Anonymous

        Senator, there’s no way I want to start an argument over that throw. No one makes that throw better. Still, that throw was when we had Bama on their heels (or at least more off balance than they wanted to be). My counter would be Q4 in the 2018 NC game vs Bama – 3d and 3 in the 4th, critical drive, and Jake sails it 2 yds over the head of an open Swift running into the left flat. Or 2d and 9 in the 4th vs Kentucky last year – Jake misses an open Holloman in the end zone, Fields has to come convert 3d & 9. If Jake starts being the man who can make those plays when they’re our only/best option in addition to providing his big IQ, this debate disappears.

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    Kids say the funniest things. Pundits say the dumbest things.

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  11. David H.

    The only relevance that opinion has on Georgia’s season pertains to the question of:

    Is Stetson Bennett one of those 15 players?

    In all seriousness, Fromm has only shown truly outstanding passing ability in flashes, but he’s done so in some critical situations (Rose Bowl vs. Oklahoma, last drive of regulation; first halves of both Alabama games; 2018 Auburn game when we trailed in the first half). I think he’ll show that ability more often this season.

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  12. Gaskilldawg

    Having seen the last play of the Rose Bowl live right in front of me and seen it on video 100 times I will wager a million dollars Amal Shah cannot find 2 QBs who block better than Fromm!

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  13. We’re not saying there are 14 better qb’s in cfb…we’re just saying they don’t have Jake @ state Fromm as their qb…cause if they did, that would be one damn good team

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  14. Pedro

    Not clicking. Don’t want to substantiate this bullshit. On the other side of the argument I believe we could put 15 to 20 qbs behind our line and have a successful season. Hell even Felipe Franks could be a top 5 qb behind the Great Wall.

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  15. Skeptic Dawg

    Jake Fromm is a great game manager. He is a very smart QB that excels in getting this offense into the correct play. However, Jake Fromm is not capable of throwing this team to a national title. That is just not who or what he is. JAKE Fromm is a QB who averages around 20 pass attempts per game with less than 200 yards in the air…nothing flashy, nothing special. And this is exactly what Kirby wants. We can root for Fromm, yet at the same time understand that he is not the greatest QB in college football. Whether there are 15 QB capable of doing what Jake does is beyond me. As others have said, I would like to see Jacob Eason in this offense playing behind this O-line.

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    • However, Jake Fromm is not capable of throwing this team to a national title.

      Guess I’ll shut the blog down ’til 2021, then.

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      • Skeptic Dawg

        Why would you stop now? If you were going to shut things down due to lack national title hopes you would have stopped blogging somewhere around 2006. And again, Fromm is great at what he does. There is nothing wrong with not being a Trevor Lawerence or Jacob Eason type of QB. Fromm is exactly the type of QB Kirby wants.

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  16. whb209

    I was in South Bend and I saw a first year QB in his first start take my team down the field for the winning FG. I knew that he was trusted by the coaching staff and more importantly by his teammates. That really impressed me and he has not caused UGA to lose a game ever (as far as I can remember).
    So I guess some of you guys want a mythical, what if QB. I want Fromm,
    not some what if we throw the ball more or what if he hit one pass in some game. The man is a winner. I will take that.

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  17. Hal Evans

    The same Amal Shah who said Florida didn’t even need the points against UGA last year, they would win straight up. What a moron.

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