Eason and Chaney, A Perfect Fit?

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Eason and Chaney, A Perfect Fit?

Jim Chaney and Mike Cavan watch OL drills
Jim Chaney and Mike Cavan watch OL drills during TaxSlayer Bowl practice
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated
 
 
Thousands of words have been digitized formulating arguments suggesting that Jacob Eason will immediately star in Jim Chaney’s offense or, to the contrary, that Eason should be spared the trauma of a baptism by fire in the SEC as a true freshman. Regardless of one’s position on that question, Eason does appear to be perfectly suited for the type of attack that Chaney’s 2015 Arkansas offensive powerhouse used.
 
 
First, read this breakdown (below) of Chaney’s offense from Ian Boyd (h/t Get The Picture).
 

How Arkansas finished with the no. 1 offense

Coming off a promising 2014 season and with returning starters littered across the offense and defense, Arkansas looked like a heavyweight contender entering 2015. They had the world’s biggest OL, a three-year starter at QB, multiple receivers with experience including a pair of good TEs, and a strong defense that was bringing back enough to at least look competitive.


 
 
Did you notice this video of a play-action rollout pass that Chaneys likes to use? His run-based offense makes it particularly effective.
 

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Now take a look at Eason’s senior highlights. Although most of his throws are from the pocket, there are several examples of his ability to throw on the run (rollout).
 

Senior Season

Senior Season


 
 
Will Eason be ready in September? I don’t know but based on his high school film he will be a perfect fit for Chaney’s offese when he is ready.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.