Saturday, November 14, 2009

One or the Other

This game is either going to be very, very close OR the Gators are going to open it up like against Georgia. It's hard to imagine them playing their last regular SEC game against the Ol' Ball Coach with the same lethargy they showed last week.

Robbie Andreu, who's been unnervingly accurate this season, thinks this one may be a close one. We hope not, but did you ever think you'd hear Tim Tebow describe the offense in terms of "protecting" the defense?

"I think the offense is based on the defense and special teams," All-America quarterback Tim Tebow said. "We don't have to press. We'd have to do different things if our defense and special teams weren't so good. We'd be more like two years ago (when UF had to try and outscore opponents).

"We've got the best defense in the country. We're going to try to protect them and put them in good positions. We're not going to force anything and keep turnovers low, drive the field. Our defense is so good, we can be patient, run our offense and do things because we have so much trust in our defense."

This does not mean the Gators are satisfied with their offense. They know they need to be more proficient and productive in the red zone and in the passing game. And the lack of big plays is a concern for a team hoping to win a championship (or two).

"We know we need to get better, and we will," Tebow said.

Andreu's full story here.

Photo: Gainesville Sun

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