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#pounditWednesday, May 18, 2022

Emmitt Smith calls for Jeff Driskel to be benched

Jeff Driskel

Emmitt Smith was so frustrated watching quarterback Jeff Driskel stink it up for Florida in a 42-21 loss to Alabama on Saturday that he begged the Gators to bench the QB.

Here’s what Smith, a former Gators running back, tweeted during the game:

Though Driskel threw for a touchdown on the Gators’ third possession of the game to tie it at 7 and rushed for a TD in the third to tie the game at 21, his numbers were dreadful. Driskel went 9-of-28 for 93 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He did rush for 59 yards and a score.

After the game, Driskel didn’t seem to be aware of how poor his numbers were.

“We didn’t make the plays and they did,” Driskel said. “We didn’t get it done. It’s a matter of execution.

“It was a game of big plays. Alabama had a lot more than us.”

Bro, you only completed 32 percent of your passes and didn’t even throw for 100 yards. I think it was a lot more than just a matter of execution and big plays. Maybe Emmitt will eventually get his wish.

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