Kirk Herbstreit explains why he's not worried about Jake Fromm this year
For the past few weeks, the Georgia offense has been a bit stagnant, including in a home loss to South Carolina.
There has been rumbling among analysts that perhaps the Bulldogs and coach Kirby Smart made a mistake keeping QB Jake Fromm over Justin Fields, who is now at Ohio State.
However, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit said on SportsCenter that he’s not ready to press the panic button on Fromm just yet:
“Jake’s fine, it’s just that he’s trying to build a relationship with these new wide receivers,” Herbstreit said. “He lost his top six receivers and tight ends from a year ago. So, they’re still trying to develop that chemistry and still find that rhythm, and it’s impacted them in some games. Most notably, South Carolina.
“Now, they play a Florida defense that’s determined to stop the running game and D’Andre Swift. They’re going to crowd the line of scrimmage. I think if Georgia is going to get some rhythm and some continuity going, they’re going to have to give Fromm a chance to make plays down the field. This is not a Jake Fromm issue; it’s a Georgia passing game, which is timing and rhythm, and these new wide receivers got to get separation. Florida’s going to play man-to-man. Can Georgia’s receivers beat that man-to-man coverage, or is Jake Fromm going to be sitting there holding on to that football, which would be a disaster for Georgia’s offense.”
How will Fromm fare in the Cocktail Party against Florida on Saturday afternoon? He’s performance will be a huge key for the Dawgs.