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Theater of Operations, Florida Gators Season Review: The Quarterbacks, Part Three

Maybe Brissett is the future quarterback of the Florida Gators?
Maybe Brissett is the future quarterback of the Florida Gators?

Theater of Operations continues its season review of the quarterbacks. Part one, was John Brantley and part two,was Jeff Driskel. As expected, part three is Jacoby Brissett.

Jacoby Brissett was an interesting piece to the Gators' puzzle in 2011. I mean, he didn't even register one single meaningful stat until his start against the LSU Tigers. In that game, he ended up throwing for just under 100-yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. On the year, he threw for just over 200-yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Those are quite acceptable numbers for a back-up quarterback.

Brissett has the size (6'3" 240lbs) to be a starting quarterback, though as most colleges do, his height is probably fudged a little. Brissett is also the more prototypical pro-style quarterback when compared to his counterpart, Jeff Driskel. Will that work in his favor with new offensive coordinator Brent Pease? Well, we will not know the answer to that question until word starts leaking -- or Muschamp actually talks -- this spring.

Play No. 1: Brissett's 65-yard touchdown pass to Andre Debose against LSU:


(Photo courtesy of the SEC Digital Network)

While this play is more about Debose getting wide open than Brissett's (yellow circle) ability to throw over coverage, it's still a pretty good throw.


(Photo courtesy of the SEC Digital Network)

Good footwork and all, but it does seem like Brissett (yellow square) has a bit of the Tim "I hold the ball low" Tebow syndrome in him. Hopefully Pease can fix that in the spring.


(Photo courtesy of the SEC Digital Network)

Debose (yellow square) makes a heck of a catch. The throw is slightly off, but it was a good play overall.

Play No. 2: Brissett's sack against Auburn:


(Photo courtesy of ESPN)

Hopefully Brissett (yellow circle) got a little lesson in when to throw the ball away on this play.


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A very nice pump-fake here by Brissett (yellow square). Unfortunately, the Auburn defense doesn't take the bait.


(Photo courtesy of ESPN)

Opportunity No. 1 (at best) for Brissett (yellow circle) to throw it away.


(Photo courtesy of ESPN)

It does appear in this frame, where Brissett (yellow square) thinks for just a moment about throwing the ball away. But alas, he doesn't.


(Photo courtesy of ESPN)

Instead, Brissett just slides for the sack (yellow square).

Play No. 3: Brissett's touchdown pass to Quinton Dunbar against Florida State:


(Photo courtesy of ESPN)

Without question, this was Brissett's (yellow circle) best play of the season.


(Photo courtesy of ESPN)

Brissett has time to make the throw because of two blocks. The first one (double yellow square) is clearly a hold and the second one (single yellow square) is just a great block.


(Photo courtesy of ESPN)

It's funny, you know. All three quarterbacks profiled threw the ball into triple or quadruple coverage (green circles). But only Brissett's throw, was caught by a Gators receiver or running back. Here, Dunbar (yellow circle) makes a great catch and does a great job of getting his feet down for the touchdown.

I've said it many times, but I'll say it again. I really don't care who wins the starting quarterback job for 2012. Whether it's Driskel or Brissett, it honestly doesn't matter to me. I just want one of them to step up and take the job.