The art of gentle criticism

Really, David Paschall deserves some sort of mention for the… um, restrained way in which he describes the Hindenburg-like performance of last year’s Georgia defensive backfield here:

Pruitt looks to improve a secondary that was young last season and had to learn on the fly, which resulted in several disastrous moments.

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9 responses to “The art of gentle criticism

  1. SouthGaDawg

    Has Laktos landed anywhere yet?

  2. rampdawg

    Restrained? Yes, he could have said it sucked like a Hoover.

  3. UbiquitousGaAlum

    He is directionally correct in that they often knew what the play was only after the opponent had snapped the ball … Many teachable moments were realized as they watched the video replay after the resulting touchdown.

  4. “Pruitt looks to improve a secondary that was young last season and had to learn on the fly, which resulted in several disastrous moments.”

    LOL. I’d say that is bordering on disinformation. Certainly misinformation, as while not false, it doesn’t come close to describing the disaster our secondary was.

    He’s just laying the homer on thick, which they all do at times. Paschall does a nice job.
    ~~~

    • Macallanlover

      David is an AU grad. Also, the best beat writer we have. I think he is very balanced in his reporting, don’t think he is anywhere near a “homer”. Now if you want to see homers, read the TFP on UT subjects. Of course, Vol fans don’t want the truth…evah. They are the most myopic fan base in the South, a significant number of them only watch TN football, not CFB or SEC football. Many turn the TV off when the TN game goes off, and I have seen several bar where all the TVs are on that one game. Very weird.

      • Maybe “homer” was the wrong word. Maybe “softballing” is better. Most of the best writers softball things instead of telling the reality. And I can understand why.

        I agree Paschall is good, and Tennessee fans are myopic, though I’m not sure they’re any worse in that regard than Bama or Auburn’s.
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  5. W Cobb Dawg

    “…had to learn on the fly…”

    From all the hand signals and arm waving, it looked like they were learning ‘to’ fly, not learning on the fly.

  6. Carolinadawg

    At least he’s willing to criticize.