I truly feel that DJ is gun-shy because of all the complaints about his play. He is almost in fear of criticism that will result from a bad decision on his part. Everyone knows that the offense sets the tempo.
I don't know what it is, but the coaches don't seem to have
Oct 25, 2021, 9:57 AM
much faith in DJ at the line of scrimmage. With Trevor, we'd be calling audibles, putting players in motion, etc. We'd often get up to the line, fake like we're going to snap to see the defense and try to figure out who's blitzing, and then change up the play/protections.
With DJ it just seems like we're giving him the play, and then that's it. He will snap it when he's ready, but there are very few pre-play adjustments.
Even with the too-many men on the field, it's like he either doesn't have a call to snap the ball instantly or he wasn't confident enough to do so.
Re: There was a play in the first half. We were on about the
Oct 25, 2021, 9:58 AM
I honestly don’t think it ever even occurred to him. Maybe points to overall lack of football IQ. However I will say Pickett could have done the same to us a few times when Ruke was limping off the field late so maybe it was an agreement between coaches to avoid the “fake” injury lay down to stop quick snaps. That’s such a bad look for SEC teams.