Thomas Davis’ assessment of last year’s Dawg defense is painful to read.
“We’ve never been considered a team that was soft and didn’t go out and make people feel like they’d just left a fight when they left the game,” Davis said. “I didn’t feel like our defense in particular made people feel threatened to come in and play us. When we played defense, we had a guy like Greg Blue, Odell (Thurman), David Pollack, guys that would really come and really lay the lumber on you, and you would feel it after the game.
“Even going into your next week, you still had that hit on your mind that those guys did to you. I didn’t think we have anybody on that defense that was doing that, presenting that intimidation factor. And I told the guys how I felt about it. … We have a bunch of South Carolina guys on our team, and for a guy to come up to me and say, ‘What happened to Georgia? You guys are soft.’ That did something to me.”
That sound you hear is Erk turning in his grave.