Chip Towers purports to sense a lack of energy in the Georgia fan base for this Saturday’s Tennessee game.
And read this fascinating post by David Hale about leadership issues on the team. He draws an interesting conclusion about it:
… Curran’s point — that players are too quick to let mistakes be corrected by the coaches — speaks volumes about the leadership on the team. True, there aren’t a lot of seniors on this Georgia team, at least among the key players, but that’s not an excuse.
I wonder if all the preseason talk about high expectations, etc., has trained Georgia’s players to downplay a lot of the team’s issues, and that is carrying over to the practice field.
Obviously we (the reporters) are not privy to everything going on at practice (we only see about 20 minutes of it) but in many of my interactions with Georgia’s top players, they are (at best) reserved. Certainly it’s possible (maybe likely) that their personality in the locker room is greatly different than it is with the media — but Lomax and Curran’s comments lead me to believe there just aren’t a lot of loud voices coming from the players on the practice field or film room. Both Curran and Lomax seem determined to change that.
There are some extended comments about this from Rennie Curran you can read here.
I’m obviously not privy to what’s going on in the locker room and on the practice field as Hale and Dehner are, so all I can do is speculate. But I have this sense that we’re all still suffering from a bit of a hangover from the letdown that was the Alabama game. It’s a bit worrisome right now.