This right here. IF Jaocb is now the GUY, LEADER and ALPHA with a suitable OL then baby just maybe we got something...
From Jake Rowe:
There are higher expectations for Georgia in year two under Kirby Smart and a big reason for that is the fact that the Bulldogs return the guy who started 12 of 13 games for them at quarterback a year ago, Jacob Eason.
Ideally the 6-foot-5, 235-pound gunslinger will have a much better grasp of the offense and will be accustomed to the speed of the game much better in the second season. UGA's offense will also need him to be much more of a leader.
Bulldog fans will be happy to hear that teammates have already noticed a difference in that last part.
“He’s speaking up a lot more. He’s always had great things to say but he’s finally getting us on the same page as him," senior tight end Jeb Blazevich said. "We’ll go out there and do seven-on-seven on our own, so it’s always hectic to be there. But he’s always the one who gets guys going and starts everything off."
That's potentially a difference-making change for the Bulldogs. Blazevich told Dawgs247 on Wednesday that the Bulldogs, more often than not, were stuck with the play they called in the huddle for most of last season. He blamed the limitations on the entire offense and never singled the young quarterback out, but it stands to reason that a large part of it was Eason being in his first season.
Now instead of just trying to keep his head above water, Eason is able to grow in his position while taking the time and process the things around him, helping the other 10 players on the offense.
"He’s not afraid to bark at guys when he needs to," Blazevich said. "It’s great to see him come out of his shell and emerge as more of a vocal leader.”
But being a little bigger and bolder in the huddle may or may not actually win Georgia any games. It will help but execution on the field will also be key.
According to Sony Michel, Eason's growth as a leader is a direct result of his gained understanding of the offense.
"He’s going to go out there and hope to learn more and do more," Michel said. "I think that’ll help this team a lot because then he (not just) focus on learning the system. He can lead while learning."