Stacking ‘em up on the depth chart

Marc Weiszer has some depth chart news – not from Richt about the quarterbacks, but from Grantham about some of the defensive positions.

… During an appearance this morning on Athens sports radio station 960 The Ref, Grantham updated some of the positions on defense.

–Nose: “Right now our nose is DeAngelo Tyson. (Kwame) Geathers is behind him. That could change down the road but that’s how we’re stacked one and two.”

–He mentioned Nick Williams as the top strong safety and Bacarri Rambo as the No. 1 free safety. Jakar Hamilton, he said, also “has shown ability.” He said “those guys are really battling it out there. We’ll see how they shake out in the fall”

–When talking about the cornerbacks, he listed Brandon Boykin, Branden Smith and Vance Cuff in that order. “Those guys are doing a good job of rotating in there.”

Sounds like there’s still some shaking out to come in the fall.

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13 responses to “Stacking ‘em up on the depth chart

  1. Derek

    I love the idea of Nick Williams playing safety. We need a head-hunting psychopath on defense. I don’t think we’ve had a guy like that on D since Odell’s 2004 Anger-Management Tour.

  2. FLdawg

    OK, I can understand on offense, some players need to stay in the game and sustain the game speed, rhythm, and execution timing.

    But on D, let all the Big Dawgs eat. Rotate everybody, I mean everybody, 2 deep, 22 or 26 gamers. We have the roster to keep bringing fresh kids in there to wreak havoc.

    Also, rotating gets everybody game experience which is needed for a title run.

    Also, rotating is probably THE best recruiting tool: everybody is playing in our scheme.

  3. Reptillicide

    Still Spring and we’ve already got folks telling the new DC how to do his job…

    • FLdawg

      Well, I am glad to see CTG has defenders, sir.
      Sir, please excuse my indolence.
      I was dreaming about a “60 minutes of Hell” defense.
      I will try not to offend CTG in the future, sir.
      Peace.
      I think we are all striving for the same goal: Greatness and championships for the Dawgs.

  4. DawgPhan

    I think that every good red-blooded American football fan just wants to see head-hunting-killer-instincts-I-want-to-drink-the-blood-from-your-dismembered-corpse defenses…

    If whoever plays QB did nothing, but hand off and high five the punter I would be as happy as can be as long as the defense is hurting the other team and crushing their spirits…then we would hear the lamentations..

  5. Vious

    Eh, I don’t know….I am not nearly as sold on Tyson playing NT

    He doesn’t come off to me as a middle stuffing player

    • Rum-Dawg Millionaire

      Virtually every departing defensive player from last year when asked said they thought Deangelo Tyson would be the front-runner to play nose after CTG was hired.

    • Rum-Dawg Millionaire

      You’ve also got to remember that CTG’s scheme doesn’t necessarily include a big fat nose like some 3-4 schemes. As he mentioned repeatedly, BJ Ratliff (Dallas’ NT) was not a big space eater at all.

  6. dawgfan17

    I like that he doesn’t just mention one guy at any position. Last year we heard that with Evans from the very beggining and how did that work out? I like that guys will have to constantly be competing for their spot and playing time. Quality depth is a good thing for keeping a defense fresh and still hitting as hard in the 4th quarter as they were in the 1st.