Todd Grantham promo

Jeez, somebody ought to get this on tape so every defensive recruit Georgia’s chasing hears the word:

… The Steelers say the best thing about [Jarvis] Jones’ game is that it might be ready-made for the NFL. Pittsburgh has had a habit over the years of drafting undersized 4-3 defensive ends and transforming them into outside linebackers in the 3-4 formation it has so successfully fielded since 1982. But those transitions always took time, as the Steelers drained the players’ defensive end instincts and taught them how to think, move and react in space, as outside linebackers must do.

No such learning curve is needed for Jones, who played 3-4 rush linebacker at Georgia. His coverage responsibilities for the Bulldogs weren’t extensive, but dropping isn’t a new skill he must master, and that key distinction should enable him to start making an impact early.

“The difference between him and some others that we’ve acquired since I’ve been here is we’re asking him to do a job that we saw him do in college,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. “He’s not a convert, and I think there’s an advantage from that perspective. There’s going to be more young men you can say that about moving forward, because of the evolution of the 3-4 defense in college football.

“This is really the first one that I’ve personally had a chance to deal with, and you see the background being an advantage for him, having played on two feet in college. Just in him having an outside linebacker’s perspective on the game, as opposed to playing with your hand in the dirt.”

Sell it, brother.

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14 responses to “Todd Grantham promo

  1. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Another reason for 5 star LBs with NFL potential to sign with Georgia. That said, and not wanting to hijack the thread, but I am considering “cutting the cable cord” and want to make sure I will still be able to see college football. Any advice? Anyone? Bueller?

    • Hope you have a friend with cable.

    • Dante

      I cut the cord in 2004 and have been very disappointed in how many marquee games are cable-only these days vs back then. But finding games has gotten a lot easier. Rabbit ears are your best option for over-the-air games. CBS is online already. ESPN 3 is also an option if your ISP provides it, but their rules on what they will and won’t stream keeps getting wonkier. As a last resort, there are websites that stream the ESPN and ABC feeds. They tend to change every year. Do a google search and you’ll run across one eventually. There will be a slot of crap to sift through before you find a legit site.

    • DWH

      I cut it a couple of months back. So far don’t miss it a lick, but that might all change once football ramps up. My plan is to watch either over-the-air HD broadcasts on CBS/FOX/ABC or go to a buddy’s house. It will be interesting to see what level of programming they’ll have on ESPN3 this year. Hopefully be able to catch some games on that as well.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      That was a question I ran by my sons and their answer was ” cut the cord …. cut NCAA sports” in real time. Maybe some gear head will write up how to stream from a live video feed from a smart phone to a smart tv. You could do that now if you were on the same wifi network.

      • AusDawg85

        WARNING…I have no idea what I’m talking about when it comes to technology, but:

        – Apple TV supposedly streams your Iphone/Ipad content to your TV
        – Google Chrome is/has come out with something similar and cheaper

        Yet my experience in running UGA games from ESPN3 from my computer to TV via hardwire cable is not very satisfying, so I don’t really see how those options could improve quality just because I can send it via WiFi. I’m far enough away from Georgia and an AT&T customer that I get ESPN3 for no additional cost and don’t get blacked-out. YMMV the closer you are to the hedges. Blogging via Dawgsports during these games has confirmed among that audience that there does not seem to be any better options except for purchasing the Georgiadogs.com content package. Not sure what that offers nor how good it is.

        • AthensHomerDawg

          Thanks for that. I wasn’t very clear where I was going with the wifi to the Mayor. Hypothetical: Take a service/hardware like “Slingshot”. It provides you access to your cable content and home security camera via your smart phone at another location. While at another location, via wifi, you stream from smart phone to smart tv to take advantage of the screen size. Of course, if anyone else in your family needed to, I suppose they could have access to your service/hardware.
          I thought ESPN3 required your service provider code (cable provider etc.) in order to access your paid ESPN3 subscription. I’m not certain that is correct just came up in conversation.

    • Krautdawg

      Lived in Germany the past 3 years and had the same problem. The internet has you covered. An ESPN3 college subscription package isn’t expensive & gets you every game on the WWL and ABC for the entire season. For SEC games, CBS livestreams all broadcasts on its website (as long as you’re in the US). With those two networks you’ve got almost every game; just need an HD cable to hook the laptop to the TV. Never really tried to watch the late PAC-12 or Notre Dame games, so I can’t speak for those … but I don’t see you staying up for Cal-Washington (or for Notre Dame-anyone) either.

      • AthensHomerDawg

        The Mayor is trying to cut the cable…….”College Football Live. This program is available only to customers of cable providers that offer WatchESPN. Verify Your Access.”

  2. Rebar

    Jarvis, the gift that keeps on giving!

  3. Debby Balcer

    Great reading for potential recruits.

  4. ScoutDawg

    Wow, it seems like WE are getting the WWL TONGUE BATH this year.