misses open people over the middle. Against SC for instance the camera showed the pocket view of a play where there was blitz pressure to the outside immediately. He had big hole right in front of him to run through plus two receivers 7 yards downfield in the middle that were open. Instead he tried to move sideways, got caught, THEN tried to go forward and was sacked. When the camera goes behind it almost always sees open guys missed on those kinds of plays. This despite a really deep drop in the pocket under shotgun. And Golson has a potential first round pick guarding his blind side. And when he had Eifert in 2012, we had to put him out wide in order to get production out of him.
Against Rice he got away with just going behind pressure and out running mediocre athletes. Against Michigan the offense was clicking and he hit his primary targets within the pocket. I think part of the issue is that we simply started playing against some better defenses and he regressed into some natural tendencies until confidence and discomfort spiraled downward. Heck, Golson looked better against Alabama in 2012 than he did in the second half of this year.