Trouble in the Swamp: Tennessee, Joe Milton's dreadful start prompts reaction
The Vols have had a rough going in the Swamp so far Saturday evening. Tennessee trails 19-7 after the first quarter following a dreadful start against the Gators on both sides of the ball.
The secondary has had serious trouble keeping Florida’s offense at bay, but Florida’s offensive line has completely controlled the pace of Week 3 so far. The Gators have had the ball most of the game and the score reflects that.
Joe Milton and the offense aren’t free of blame, either. Milton’s first interception of his Tennessee career was a bad one, throwing the ball way up after being pressured by a Florida defender. On top of that, Tennessee’s offensive line can’t stop jumping to make things even harder for Heupel and Co.
All that to say, it’s been really bad. Social media agrees. Here’s what some fans had to say ahead of halftime:
Florida MANHANDLING Tennessee right now https://t.co/z0G9u7oOYH
— Chravis with a “T” (@tko140pt6) September 17, 2023
Unreal. Imploding for no reason.
— Chad Fields (Vols Uniform Boy) (@CfieldsVFL) September 17, 2023
An awful decision from Joe Milton and Florida is definitely feeling the momentum right now.
That ‘throw’ was atrocious
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) September 17, 2023
Yeah, this is about right for us in the Swamp
— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) September 17, 2023
A classic Tennessee performance vs Florida!
— gmannVOLS (@gmannVOLS) September 17, 2023
JOE MILTON IS FRADULENT
— CyNola Season ⁉️? (@SamLittman3) September 17, 2023
Calling the police on Joe Milton
— Taylor Nigrelli (@Nigrelli93) September 17, 2023
Joe Milton is definitely getting benched before the end halfway point of the season.
— Caleb (@SirKingCaleb4) September 17, 2023
Time for us to be done with the Joe Milton experiment
— The Volgoose (@VolGoose) September 17, 2023
at least Joe Milton can throw a football over a mountain
— Arrogant Nation✌? (@FightOnRusty) September 17, 2023