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LT-(73) he was OK, but has been replaced by Matt Patchan, who I have not seen play this year, I’ll try and get some tape on him.
LG-(66) they do a ton of pulling and trapping with their guards and most likely they will take you to the play. However, Florida runs a Jet Sweep off misdirection. He was a big time recruit and he is solid, but I don’t think he has a great motor. We can out work and out will him with our rotation of DL.
C-(72) he is the weak link on the OL. When they trap and pull, he is required to gap block the backside DT and our group should be able to squeeze down and redirect the run. He can also get put on a sled in pass pro.
RG-(67) he isn’t the most technically sound player, but he is a tough guy and a straight up mauler. It should make for good battle all day. He isn’t the most disciplined player in pass pro and is vulnerable to blitz’s and stunts.
RT-(75) he is good, they max protected a lot so he rarely had to pass block against LSU one on one and Florida ran almost exclusively. He is active in the run game, but over runs blocks at times. He too was exploited by blitz’s and movement.
They are going to come out and trap and pull more times than not and our DL will have to play with discipline, like they have all year. But you worry about our young back up DE’s against the trap. The Florida OL won’t get a tremendous push on their own, but they bring in additional OL and go unbalanced at times. They also wall off the backside with their OT, so we won’t have as many tackles from Tank and Werner in pursuit. In pass pro, they do max protect, but with less WR’s in the route, Driscoll has a tendency to hang onto the ball. Therefore, our DL will run into coverage sacks if they continue to hustle. This could be a game where we get multiple sacks for the DT’s.
DE-(34) he is fast on the backside, so we are going to have to account for him. He also has a good inside rush, which has been a little bit of an issue for our OT’s, especially in conjunction with a perimeter blitzer. But he is smallish and I think our OT’s can kick him out of pin him inside if we want the edge.
DE-(91) he is long an active. (90) is solid also.
DE-(6) good athlete, questionable motor, although, you would think he would be fired up to play us. But our OT’s ad OG’s should manhandle him, especially Watson.
DL-(2) he is explosive and I think more disruptive when he is either shooting an inside gap or at DT. Our OT’s should engulf him in pass pro. But he is tenacious and gets after it. If he is lined up at DE, we should be able to pin him inside with our zone blocking.
DL-(73) he is a really good player, especially against the run. He gets penetration on slants and is a play maker. We may have to double him or combo to the second level and I’d give him a fair share of gap blocks and cut him on the backside.
DT-(99) he is solid, but we may be able to pick on him a little.
DT-(4) he is a nice rotation guy with play making ability. He struggles with double teams.
DT-(44) I didn’t see enough of him to make an evaluation. He seems athletic for a NT, but there is a reason he is backing up 99.
Florida will show us a hundred different looks, which worries me somewhat. But they did not blitz LSU heavily. Although, I’m sure they will have some packages, including bringing 22. Screens and Quick passes to Lonnie in the flat should work. I’m sure they will put 8-9 in the box and force EJ to beat them with his arm. So we may have to work in reverse, pass first to set up the run.
I’m sure a lot of you guys and gals have watched more UF than I have this year, so I’d love for you to chime in on here. I’ll also try and watch some different games before kickoff Sat and add to this as the week goes on.
Have at it.
Watch the Mizzo game again (UF should had lost that game) One things about UF defense I notice they leave gaps for you to attack. Alot of CB blitzes. besides Annie(73) if the o-line holds up I think EJ can pick them apart
Nice breakdown +1
FYI Patchan is NOT playing. LT tackle will either be Nixon or Humphries. Patchan may never play for Florida again. His only chance may in fact be switching over to the DLine, but he may be content to graduate.
Beatings will continue until morale improves
If I'm not mistaken -- 2 LSU LB's went out injured on the same drive... which is the only reason the Gators had any success on offense?
#6 chose to be a turd & act like one.
Hope he gets worked over by Watson.
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Kinda true. Minter was having a huge game until he got nicked up. LSU should have played Rasco more because you guys were mauling Mingo
Gillislee has hit a wall because he is beat down. He was fresh at the beginning and now he's wore down cause their backup just isn't that good and Jones will be good just isn't ready yet
Tom Gold, I think Fowler is going to be an excellent DE, but he is still a true frosh playing against 320lb athletes.
I feel the same way about our 5* frosh DE against your OL. More from a discipline stand point, because Mario is as strong as our starters.
73 is an average run blocker, he will struggle in his one on ones with Tank. But you guys will trap Tank a lot with 67, as well as bring in additional OL and go off balanced or just help him with a TE. I didn't see 73 pass protect a ton against LSU because you didn't throw it very often and when you did, it was pre dominantly with max protection. I think Tanks long arms will cause a lot of trouble in pass pro if you don't get 73 help.
LSU had 8 first downs, and 1 third down conversion (that Elam stripped away).
UF also finished the gm off by running 25 straight times.
Help, or no help, the ol unit isn't gonna magically turn it on this late in the season.
Especially against that FSU def. The main objective for Pease, and crew, should be staying ahead of the chains. Meaning, 75-80% of the 1st down calls cannot be run plays.
Driskel has no shot if UF faces 2nd and longs all gm. FSU's def, statistically, is tremendous on 3rd down.
No doubt. Just saying that freshman or not, Fowler has been one of Florida's top defensive ends this year.
CR1, I don't think your OL is bad. It's not outstanding, but I've broken down Clemson, Miami and Va Tech and your group is right there. Although, I haven't seen your OT's pass protect a lot one on one. Which is possibly why you guys max protect more than most teams? And if you are only sending 3 WR's into the route, it allows double coverage and most likely why Driscoll holds onto the ball too long at times(WR's not running free)? This is all speculation on my part, I only watched your game against LSU closely.
TomG, you watch him every week, so you would know. The one thing I noticed about him in HS tapes and the UA game last year was that he wasn't always the most disciplined DE and sometimes ran up field looking for a big play in the pass game and was vulnerable to inside runs (because he took himself out of the play running up field). But then again, Tim Jernigan was said to be undisciplined and a guy that took plays off out of HS and he has been nothing like the scouting report and a model of consistency.
Yeah, that really hasn't been an issue for Fowler. Honestly, Dominique Easley struggles with that a heck of a lot more than Fowler.
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