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LAMM AT LARGE: A Tough Week For The Gators

todaySeptember 14, 2022

Florida’s Coach Billy Napier likes to talk in the abstract.
No matter the question, Napier gets around to talking about heart, loyalty, commitment, love and brotherhood.
These are all good things. No football team can win without them.
But what about the Xs and Os? You can’t win without good execution and game-planning.
Gator running backs carried the ball 24 times for 133 yards, a 5.5 average, against Kentucky. That’s above-average?
So why did QB Anthony Richardson run only 6 times for 4 yards? No college QB runs better than Richardson.
I’m sure Kentucky’s top defensive priority was stopping AR from running. That will be the top defensive priority for any team that faces the Gators. That means Napier and his staff have to figure a way for AR get running room.
When he uses his legs, he becomes one of the nation’s top QBs. Without running, he’s an average QB at best.
Heart, commitment, etc. are necessary but they mean little for the Gators if AR isn’t breaking down defenses with his dual talents.

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