Player making plays

I know that some of you insist on tempering my early enthusiasm for what JT Daniels has brought to the table, and honestly, I don’t blame you.  That being said, allow me to retort.

It’s the same route.  The same receivers.  Similar protection.  Similar separation in the secondary.

The difference is, whether it’s a matter of knowing when to throw it, or whether it’s more about general accuracy, only one of those two quarterbacks manages to place the ball where a receiver has a chance to make a play.  Small sample size, shmall sample size, that matters.


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32 responses to “Player making plays

  1. 81Dog

    In 2021, our WRs could suddenly become a strength, if we have a QB who can see the open ones and accurately deliver the ball. Pass the Kool Aid, Senator, it looks delicious! 🙂

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  2. RangerRuss

    Both the examples of JTD passing appears to be more inept DB than accuracy on Daniels’ part. I’m not arguing that he isn’t the Dawg’s best hope at QB. Simply that there are much better examples of his ability.


  3. akascuba

    Ill have what hes having. We have proven against Bama and FU when you over throw the open receiver your have zero chance of success.

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    • RangerRuss

      I’m cautiously optimistic that JTD is gonna light Mizzou up Saturday afternoon. I’m very optimistic about next year. Give the young man time to jell with his receivers and regain confidence in his knee? Dawgs are in there, man. There are times that he looked as good as anyone playing QB.

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  4. TN Dawg

    We should definitely hang 40 on Mizzou.

    The question is whether we give up 40 to them.

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  5. charlottedawg

    It’s not just that JTD has a small sample size but it’s also that the sample is against sub par competition. I will concede that stetson and Jake fromm last year still couldn’t connect on big plays against sub par competition but that’s not a very high bar.

    As others have mentioned it looks like the biggest difference between bennett and Daniels is the former overthrew wide open receivers while the latter underthrows them but at least gives them a chance to make a play


    • I know it’s a common point y’all make, but the reality is that MSU’s pass defense isn’t that bad.

      Check out the game log: UGA had a higher passer rating against that defense than ‘Bama or Ole Miss did.


      • Derek

        Add to that how little we were able to run and how many of those long completions were on 3rd and distance.

        JT was 9 of 10 on 3rd and 6 or longer. 8 of those completions went for a first down or a touchdown.

        That’s otherworldly against air.


  6. jdawg108

    Seeing that play with Florida 28-21 turns my stomach. If that play hits, along with the pass to our tight end that the TE dropped, we win that damn game. F*ck.

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    • Russ

      Yeah, I almost stopped watching after seeing us miss a TD to tighten up the Bama score and miss a TD to tie Florida, but then I noticed the next ones were JT so I kept watching.

      Overlay good QB performance on those two losses and we could have very well won either or both of them.

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  7. CB

    “The @SEC_StatCat dagger concept looks wildly more explosive with JT at the helm.”

    Today in “no shit”



    Anyone who doesn’t think JT is a huge upgrade from our other QB’s this year, well, they are nuts.

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  9. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I remain in the ‘small sample size’, camp, but clearly, clearly we are better off with JT than with the other options we have at QB. So, I am pulling for him to do well, but my head won’t explode if he has a crappy game.

    The first pass they had of JT throwing was under thrown. Burton made the play. Even if he hadn’t been able to make the play, there was a better than average chance to get a PI call. The lesson I am taking from that is that if you’re going to miss, miss under rather than over. But it is still a miss.

    Making these throws is a little harder than it looks; you’re not going to get 100%, I don’t care who you are. Jim Donnan once said, extolling the talent of Quincy when he made several completions in a row, “it’s hard to do that against air.”

    Be happy for what JT has done so far. Be optimistic as well. But keep it all in perspective.

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  10. 69Dawg

    This is the SEC and we have SEC refs. I’m not saying JT intentionally threw those short but SEC ref always throw the flag if the DB gets in the way of the WR coming back to the ball. Our DB have been burned by this more than I like to remember. If it makes you feel better call it a back shoulder throw.