With all the uproar about the suspension of Florida defensive tackle Marcus Thomas --- and no, there…
IN DEPTH: Gator Defense vs. Cat Offense
FLORIDA DEFENSE By: Mark McLeod Senior Columnist Gatorcountry.com Florida has a wealth of experience, speed, and athleticism throughout their defense. Opposing offensive coordinators have adjusted to that by shortening their passing game. The short drops by quarterbacks hitting receivers who run a bevy of quick slants and skinny posts have cut into the Gators ability to sack the quarterback. Make no mistake though, the pressure is constant. Defensive lineman Marcus Thomas (6-3 296) had begun the season like the kid who always had to sit in the back seat of the school bus…disruptive. Thomas sat out the first game of the year for failing a drug test, but came ready to play recording a pair of sacks and two tackles for loss as he manhandled the Central Florida offensive line. He continued his stellar play with three tackles, a sack, and tackle for loss against the Volunteers. Simply put- Thomas was having an All-American year. However, the senior from Jacksonville won't be using...
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