Thursday morning buffet

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16 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Deutschland Domiciliary Dog

    No too thrilled with Coach Moobs’s cut blocking schemes, though.

  2. The other Doug

    “We’ve all drawn our swords.” – Yeah, but your sword is one of those plastic ones from the toy aisle at Walmart.

  3. ScoutDawg

    The video war down south might just get me through the summer. Totally awesome!

  4. Bulldawg165

    I actually think the triple option can be a really good offense if you add a few more wrinkles and have legit athletes. Imagine the triple O with Gurley at RB and Nick Marshall at QB. Heck, Auburn’s offense this year wasn’t tremendously different than a Triple O from different formations.

    What I don’t understand is why they have to use a cut blocking scheme instead of a regular blocking scheme. My high school ran the Triple O offense and we didn’t cut block. Granted, I know there’s a big difference between high school and college and there’s likely something I’m missing, but I just don’t see why they have to cut block. Feel free to enlighten me if any of you know.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      Oh, I can answer that. Fishfry wanted it that way because he’s a mean prick. When he’s not trashing Vad Lee, Ted Roof, or other current/former players or assistant coaches, he likes seeing opposing players get injured.

    • Russ

      I always thought they cut block as a way to compensate for their undersized linemen.

      • Bulldawg165

        This was what I thought, too. It seems like the cut blocking is necessary for Paul Johnson’s version of the Triple O, but not for the Triple O in general.

      • Doggoned

        Yes, agree complete with you. It’s usually taught as a way to block a bigger, better athlete, if you can’t handle him straight-up.

    • There’s no doubt that it’s an effective scheme when you have legit players. Look at PJ’s first two seasons there. Nesbitt under center, Dwyer getting most of the carriers, and Thomas burning people deep whenever they quit paying attention to the pass.

      The problem is that had PJ already been in place when those guys were being recruited, I bet none of them would have come. Nesbitt was vocal coming out of high school that he didn’t want to be known as a running QB, that’s why he committed to Gailey so he could play in a pro style offense. Surely the pro style is what drew Dwyer and Thomas too. I know I’m preaching to the choir, but literally no position in that offense prepares you to be an NFL player. WR’s are mainly effective due to the element of surprise. OL are just taught to cut block. RB’s receive the ball in uncoventional spots, and don’t learn to pass protect or catch the ball out of the backfield. Tight ends don’t exist, and QB’s don’t learn how to play QB.

      I remember my buddies were all worried after they beat us in 2008 that the tide was going to turn, and I said then that they might beat us again in 2009 because all their weapons were coming back (which thankfully didn’t happen), but they might never beat us again after that because no top recruits were gonna want to come play in that offense. I hope PJ stays there forever. :)

    • AusDawg85

      Probably because at GSU, Navy and Tech he has undersized linemen compared to his competition. Cut-blocking neutralizes the D line and LB’s size advantage.

      And he’s a prick.

      • AusDawg85

        (I should probably have refreshed my browser before answering redundantly…they haven’t taught that at my re-education camp yet.)

  5. Richt: “That’s one of the issues. No matter how good we are, there are going to be other teams that are just as good. How do you separate? How do you win the close games? By focusing on the little things and taking care of business.”

    Precisely what we haven’t done for the last 8 years. At least not to the extent that it was effective enough. There was a certain ‘lack of thoroughness’ and preparation that we just didn’t have.

    When teams are good (have good players) they have a chance against most anybody. But the teams that are successful (which in our case means residing at or near the top of the League), the really good teams, don’t beat themselves.

    And they don’t beat themselves because they do all the little things, and do them well. It’s not rocket science, and Richt has always known that, but it’s nice to see him have enough confidence to comment on it. After 8 years of frustration, renting our clothes, and pulling out hair, we finally have reason to believe we’re going to quit throwing away ballgames.

    And it’s important that Richt apply that standard and expectation to the offense, as well. I suspect it’s already been done. I’ve had a sense of it through Bobo, too, for a while now. Same for special teams.

    Though as yet it remains far from becoming reality, I’m still getting an almost constant sense of long-needed relief, as time goes on and more news comes out. Just from the prospect itself.
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  6. “It’s pretty stunning to see how muddied the waters are for Georgia’s secondary right now.”

    We’ve been a mess in the secondary for a long, long time. Not just last year.

    Many, if not most of you here and over Dawgosphere, have thought I was exaggerating over the years about how bad things are, and have been, in regard to our secondary. I wasn’t.

    Pruitt, on Reggie Wilkerson: “I’ve liked what I’ve seen from him as far as being a competitor. He seems to have some ball skills and a little savvy about him.

    You’d think every DB we offer would have those things. But that hasn’t been the case. Far from it. Especially safety, but corner, too.

    I don’t think we’ll be doing much of that anymore. We may not shoot 100% on DB’s from now on, but our kill percentage is going way up from where it has been.
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