Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis sparked widespread optimism last week when he promised the Gators’ offense would “throw the kitchen sink” at Alabama. Instead, UF threw up in the bathroom toilet.
The Gators — some puke still lingering on their shirt and in their hair — now must face No. 1 LSU on the road for what is potentially an even tougher test. Stud quarterback John Brantley is out (luckily), and no one is giving Florida much of a shot. Even ESPN.com piled on today, throwing up a front-page headline proclaiming UF is “In For Another Beating” (in a game televised by CBS, it’s worth noting).
Sure, there was some creativity in last week’s offense, like when the Gators threw an unexpected deep ball on the first play for a 65-yard touchdown. And then there was…well, I guess that was it.
So what should we expect from the Gators’ offense this time out? Forget the sink, it’s time to throw the whole kitchen at the Tigers:
Andre Debose: The Faucet
Debose was the only part of the sink that was thrown in the 38-10 loss. He had a 65-yard touchdown, a just-missed would-be touchdown on a perfectly thrown fade route from Brantley, and a 25-yard catch that set up Brantley’s pick-6 in the second quarter.
You want water? Turn on a faucet. You want yards? Turn on Debose. Rumors have swirled that Debose has been slow to grasp the playbook, and that’s the only legitimate reason for his lack of productivity.
Maybe the Debose faucet doesn’t flow exactly where it’s supposed to, but something is going to happen. He’s one of the best playmakers on this team (a select group), and he needs the rock.