Offense looking for answers

They are banged up, they are hurting, and they aren't playing well. This sis the definition of Florida's offense right now. The gators had a terribly tough outing against Missouri on Saturday in a 36-17 loss and the offense accounted for 151 yards when Missouri racks up 500. It was hard to watch and something that isn't all that new.

Florida has to figure things out on offense and some kind of change needs to be made, but in the meantime, they need to at least be able to execute what the plan on the field.

Senior do-everything athlete Trey Burton says the offense has to talk to each other better on the field.

"Communication and everybody being on the same page," were the main issues Burton told to the Gator Radio network before praising the opponent. "We got beat by a very good Missouri team. They deserve to be in the position they are in now and I wish them the best of luck."

According to the players, the effort was there, they were trying to do everything they could.

"It was pretty tough," senior receiver Solomon Patton said. "We were trying our best to make plays when they were called. We tried to move the ball the best way we can. We played a great team and I felt as a whole team that everybody fought."

It is going to take some time to possibly sift through all the problems they are having on offense.

"Guys are real disappointed," junior quarterback Tyler Murphy said. "Any time you get beat like that it isn't fun. The morale is down right now, but it's a long season. We have a bye week so I think we can use it to get better.

Burton echoed his sentiments.

"We have a bye week and have to get right," burton said. "We have to get the bumps and bruises sorted out. We have a bye and then Georgia is the biggest game of the year."

Murphy missed most of the week of practice but did throw the ball on Thursday and was able to play in the game. He said after the game that a shoulder injury he sustained against LSU last week was not an issue in the game.

"It wasn't a factor," said Murphy who was 15-29 for 92 yards and an interception in the game. "It is a little sore. I sprained it in the LSU game a little bit, but nothing to keep me from playing. It wasn't a factor."

He understands the urgency of getting better.

"Just to get better in all phases… especially on offense," Murphy said. "We need to find out what we're doing wrong and find out quickly. Just move forward and we need to get better."


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