Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN College Football analyst Jonathan Vilma made a prediction about Joe Burrow before the Florida game that totally backfired on him, saying that the LSU quarterback was "going to look like a game manager at best" vs. the Gators. Per The Spun:
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“Joe Burrow needs time to throw the football,” Vilma said on ESPN. “Joe Burrow gets to sit back there against the Utah States of the world and then scan the defense. He goes and gets some water, and then he kind of looks at where he wants to throw the ball. And he finally makes a completion.

“His stats are amazing, yes. His offense is amazing, yes. His throws are great, but he won’t have time. Florida isn’t going to give it to him. Joe Burrow is going to look like a game manager at best against that Florida defense.”
Burrow lit the Gators up for 293 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday and completed 87.5-percent of his passes.

Following the game, the official LSU Football Twitter account threw some shade at Vilma's way for his 'game manager' comment...

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25 Comments
Vilma should know better. He sounded just like that clown Florida fan from YouTube
Reply2 months
From Fivethirtyeight.com before the Florida game: "When pressured by the defense, Burrow is completing better than 70 percent of his passes, whereas the national average is 44 percent."
Reply2 months
Some "analysts" take their job more seriously than others.
2 months
Vilma admitted he was wrong and ate his crow. He’s not a great analyst. At all. Keep proving them wrong Joey B
Reply2 months
Vilma seems to have confused Joe Burrow with Jake Fromm.
Reply2 months
You mean Vilma didn't watch Joe vs. Texas? He made some throws under pressure. Did a good job Saturday too avoiding pressure to make plays.
Reply2 months
He must not have watched the Texas game...Remember the beautiful throw Joe made after stepping up in the pocket, the pocket kind of broke down, and Joe never took his eyes off of downfield and threw the ball while jumping up in the air over the diving Longhorn defender?????? I remember. Hey, Vilma! Whatcha think now?
2 months
I would like him to "manage" us to 15 wins this season.
Reply2 months
Vilma must still be mad from the shellacking his 'Canes took last year from LSU.
Reply2 months
Not to mention the 40-3 arse kicking they took in the 2005 Peach Bowl.
2 months
SEC Game Manager of the Week for the 4th time in 6 games...
Reply2 months
While the O line is improved, Burrow's pocket presence is incredible. There are so many times he makes just the slightest move in the pocket to allow him the time to set his feet and make a great throw.
Reply2 months
This is the greatest improvement in Burrow’s game. We keep hearing we are running a version of the Saints offense. I would bet anything that Joe Brady had Burrow watch countless hours of video of Brees moving around in the pocket. It’s one of the things that makes him so special.
2 months
That was kind of weak shade. They should have really kicked him in the balls. They should have said something like, "Since Vilma has proven his worth as an analyst, might we suggest that Wendy's is hiring?"
Reply2 months
An 88 percent completion percentage and another knockout punch on a national stage. Absolutely filthy.
Reply2 months
He has us 3 still
2 months
You’d think, for someone who practiced defense against Drew Brees, he’d recognize greatness when it crosses his path again.
Reply2 months
What did that clown Vilma have to say after the game? Anyone know. Burrow is absolutely ridiculous. Best LSU QB ever
Reply2 months
Yeah, he’s still in his feelings about LSU whooping the ‘Canes’ arse last year, but he’s also looking like the worst prognosticator in all of sports talk.
Reply2 months
The ESPN "experts" are no more "expert" than any other normal fan.....ESPN takes itself far too seriously....
Reply2 months
And you call yourself an analyst........
Reply2 months
In Joe we Trust...He is our guy
Reply2 months
Calm down......Vilma is one of ours. He's a Saint!!! Guys are wrong all the time.
Reply2 months
LSU =\= Saints
2 months
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Didn't Vilma go to Miami? Typical dumbass thug that ESPN puts in an $800 suit and props up as an expert.
2 months
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