I thought this, which I found via the Dawgs247 message board, might make for an interesting discussion about what ails Georgia’s passing game:
Here are the four individual shots:
His point that Fromm should have gone through his progressions is a valid one, but there’s a lot more going on there than that.
First of all, the play design is simplistic. All the receivers are running one-on-one matchups with defenders; there’s nothing in the design itself that would help open up a receiver in the pattern.
Second, Jackson, the intended receiver, doesn’t run the route crisply, something that’s plagued the receiving corps all season.
Third, the throw isn’t a particularly good one, although I’m not sure how much of that is on Fromm and how much of that is on the route.
You know what’s not a problem on that play? The pass protection. Watch it run:
There’s a four-man rush, and it’s picked up, giving Fromm a nice pocket to throw from. More importantly, he had time to reset and find Blaylock on the dig route over the middle. (If he felt rushed, he also had Herrien open in the flat early.)
And that’s one of the little differences from the game. Burrow trusted everything — himself, his protection, his receivers and the playcalling. Fromm didn’t look like he trusted anything on that play.
Before you go there, that’s not a manball problem, but, clearly, there’s a lot to fix there. What do y’all think?
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