Diagnosing Florida’s Offensive Problems

This kind of thing was all too common last season after Tebow’s concussion. He didn’t get it while scrambling, but rather while standing in the pocket. He never was quite comfortable in the pocket again (understandably) until the Sugar Bowl, and his lock-on syndrome with Cooper and Hernandez only got worse. Florida’s offense was still effective enough to win all but one after the concussion, but it never had a chance to live up to its preseason billing.

So what does this mean for 2010? Well, John Brantley is not as much of a scrambler as Tebow was. Even if he takes some shots, he’s much more likely to step up in the pocket in this situation rather than take off. Florida will lose some of Tebow’s tough first down runs, but it will gain many more yards in situations like this one.