It is pretty clear after the Georgia game that UF’s problems are not just at the quarterback position.
Heading into the Georgia game, there was a line of thinking that Florida’s three-game losing streak was because freshmen Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel were taking the snaps at quarterback. Both struggled considerably when they were in, so most of the blame for Florida’s losing steak rested on the quarterbacks. Get Brantley back, the theory went, and the Gators will be back winning football games again.
But after watching Florida’s offense collapse in the second half against Georgia, with Brantley back, it became obvious that Florida has a lot more issues than just the health of its quarterback.
Brantley was hobbled, but he still made a few plays with his arm in the first half, including a clutch fourth-down touchdown pass to Jordan Reed, but in the second half, everyone around him fell apart.
Outside of Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps, the Gators have no playmakers. And even those two weren’t very effective on offense Saturday.
Georgia pounded Florida’s young offensive line and rarely did much in the secondary because there aren’t any receiving threats on Florida’s team. The Gators’ offensive woes have returned this season, and it cost the Gators a chance in the East.
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