If you look at the Terry Godwin catch from Greyson Lambert, you see clearly that Terry Godwin is way ahead of the field and had broken free to make a long run after the tunnel screen, but that Greyson Lambert was tentative all day long and on this pass, threw the ball behind Terry Godwin making him come back for the ball drawing him back instead into the inside coverage. The Long play that could have been was snatched away from Terry Godwin because he was forced to come back to catch the pass back into the coverage he had already beat. This was after a penalty where the timing was not right with our # 1 QB and his # 1 unit teammates because well Mark Richt only let his Starting QB practice with them 6 days only before being named starter by him anyway. I thought Brice Ramsey looked better, in person.
Not only was Greyson Lambert tentative all day long, but he threw the ball off his back foot as well, despite the great OL blocking in front of him. He did throw the ball without planting his foot and was not set despite the great OL play and despite the WR open. His mechanics are not good.
This is on Mark Richt. Mark Richt was hired by Vincent J. Dooley December 20, 2000 to be our Quarterbacks’ Coach and head coach. Nowadays Mark Richt does not give a shit about teaching any of his Quarterbacks to get set and throw with all the time in the world and yet they rush it.
Why ? We fans can see, as former db ourselves, that our Starting QB threw throws with poor inferior footwork and had ALL DAY LONG in the pocket, yet got set really only once all day.
I said that about Brice Ramsey every pass he threw last season and in the Spring G-Day Game as well this season that he did not get set last year. What he did this year, God only knows as he was only allowed to throw 2 passes, both of which were more impressive than Greyson Lambert’s passes 2016. It’s easy to see with no escapability as demonstrated 2016 by Greyson Lambert, how he managed to get beat out on a Podunk team. As a QB what he offers is more of the same Hutson Mason make no mistake be tentative approach that has seen Mark Richt get beat 21 of the latest 24 games against teams who in fact ended the season ranked ahead of him.
Greyson Lambert has happy feet back there, not like one would expect from a graduate from Virginia no less who has played college football 3 years now.
We watched all these teams opening weekend against far better competition than Greyson Lambert faced, and he really was lackluster, foreboding poorly for the 8 games against teams voted on again in today’s AP Poll we have yet coming.
Greyson Lambert locked onto inside slant to the left when you can see our WR on the right running free, but Greyson Lambert stared-down the receiver to the left. Mark Richt said about this play after the game that Greyson Lambert did a great job. That he did not throw the ball into coverage. Excuse me, as former db, when a QB locks on 1 receiver while the other receivers are running free on the far side of the field, this QB is deemed WEAK because he is too slow to go through his progressions. If you do not recognize this, you should leave the analysis to those who played the position in question. He is trying to beat coverage. He failed because he locked onto, stared-down, slow to go through his progressions, timing off with his teammates, not getting set, throwing off his back foot, happy feet, throwing behind the receivers wide open to make big gain making them come back to get the ball back into the coverage the WR had already beat, failing to follow through, not getting set, tentative, and not beating 8 teams voted on in today’s AP Poll which saw us drop in the rankings because we were not as impressive as other teams also playing weak opponents whom they looked great against by stark contrast.
Aaron Murray took the ball and threw toward his wide open receivers as soon as he got the ball in his hands. With Greyson Lambert, even when he saw the WR coverage way off the ball sits and looks and waits – tentative.
On the positive side for Greyson Lambert, he recognizes when the receiver is open and gets the ball headed there.
But, he only does that if his # 1 option is open, and then even with WR open, even with OL all day to throw the ball, he does not get set and use proper footwork.
That is the problem I had last year with Brice Ramsey. Since he only got to throw 2 throws due to the coach not wanting to play the # 2 unit on the OL at ALL and only 2 passes for the nearly Starting QB according Mark Richt, all I can surmise is that Greyson Lambert is NOT better than Brice Ramsey, but he is a more vocal Christian and so got the unimpressive start compared with all the other college quarterbacks we watched against far better competition.
For a guy who has been quarterback 3 years now, you would expect he would recognize not only that the WR is open, but that he has all day to throw it, that he certainly has had someone somewhere tell him how to get set to throw and follow through, and yet he doesn’t give a shit to do so – nor our head coach to teach him or any of our other quarterbacks.
On the positive for Greyson Lambert, he does have the arm to make the out routes. That is a staple of our offense, or should be. We have certainly seen it work for us well. But, again, just getting the ball there is not the only analysis. Don’t rush. Use proper technique. Analyze if there are even better options other side of the field. Go through your progressions faster. Don’t be so tentative and locked on to one receiver.
His screen plays are not as crisp and well run as Brice Ramsey did against the same competition on the same day with the same receivers and behind the same OL – since the 2nd string OL never got a snap.
Greyson Lambert hit Sony Michel slightly behind him and up and in when his defender fell down with no hitch. Why can’t he do that all the time ? Why is his footwork so willy-nilly all over the place when he did that pass correctly except for slightly up and in on a wide open Sony Michel ? We actually lined Sony Michel up in the backfield and ran him in motion. So, if you look, Greyson Lambert was locked-on to only Sony Michel too – only they were not prepared for Brian Schottenheimer to call the pass to Sony Michel and had the wrong man covering him, who fell down trying to play defensive back.
Then, Mark Richt did not want to play the game any more when Referee said he was suspending the game, and Mark Richt clearly from my seat overruled the Referee’s call. I saw that plainly in person. This was right after Greyson Lambert took his eyes off the ball and fumbled the shot gun snap – obviously the timing was off only having 6 practices with the # 1 unit from August 4 to August 31 when he got named Starter for Praying with Mark Richt. Right after that, Greyson Lambert had 2 poorly thrown passes where again he rushed it and had both batted down by the # 121 team in the nation against whom he was unimpressive and didn’t do shit. So, Greyson Lambert took eyes off the snap, fumbled the shot gun snap, saw Nick Chubb pounce on it and then showed he has no escapability and then forced then 2 throws anyway having both passes blocked. Then, Mark Richt said he did not give a shit about playing the back-ups like they hoped they would be in the final 10 minutes. Mark Richt tacitly was saying that he had seen enough of Greyson Lambert, and he was not about to have Brice Ramsey show up Greyson Lambert and Mark Richt both..
That is what really happened, Cory Brinson The Blawg House.