INDIANAPOLIS — Florida finished its 2015 season on a three-game losing streak, with woeful quarterback play the primary culprit.
But one defensive star says the problems went deeper than Treon Harris’ inconsistency.
Jonathan Bullard, a top prospect at this week’s NFL scouting combine, thinks the team’s 10-1 start led to big heads in Gainesville.
“I think we did better than what anybody expected,” Bullard said on Friday morning. “Sometimes that can cause players to get kind of relaxed. As we got farther in the season and started winning games we weren’t chose to win, some players just kind of relaxed.”
The Gators defense was elite, finishing eighth in yards allowed.
But following the suspension of quarterback Will Grier in October, the offense was unable to keep up. Florida averaged just 8.0 points over the final three games, all losses.
“Me being the leader of the team, I definitely couldn’t be the guy to get frustrated,” Bullard said. “I had to keep patting ’em on the back, telling ’em, ‘Let’s go.’ But at the end of the day, it’s our job to get them the ball back to try to score points.”
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