There’s a good article in today’s AB-H about the high hopes placed on Georgia’s offensive line in the wake of the Moreno and Stafford departures.
No pressure, guys on Georgia’s offensive line.
Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno are NFL rookies now, not playmakers you are blocking for, but with talent and depth now in the trenches, your teammates have faith in the line holding the Bulldogs’ offense together.
“I kind of think about all of the guys that are coming back and I just have this image of a brick wall in my mind,” Georgia fullback Fred Munzenmaier said. “So many young guys started last year and so many older guys are coming back. I feel personally like that there’s just going to be a big pool of experienced guys.”
Now, my motto for the past two seasons has been “In Searels We Trust”, so I don’t want to make it sound like I’m unduly anxious here. But I have this nagging thought in the back of my head – to be fair, about the team as a whole, not just the offensive line – that goes something like this: how reasonable is it to expect all these injured players to come back without missing a beat?
I don’t doubt that many of them will. But with as many kids as Georgia lost to injury, the law of averages says that a few most likely won’t. There’s going to be a Dannell Ellerbe or two. The question is, who?