How much of this you want to chalk up to design and how much to fortune is up to you. I just hope whatever it can be attributed to, Jeremy Pruitt manages to bring it along to Athens this year.
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No surprise on UGA’s shitty turnover luck; Georgia defenders dropped at least a half dozen INTs this year, some of which would have been game changing.
I think Georgia will be better on turnovers next year. Pruitt’s defense seems adept at forcing them, the law of averages dictates we’ll get more, and we would be hard pressed to do worse.
It is frustrating to see drops but out of the 5-6 we had you can almost always expect half of them to be dropped by any DBs and LBs, that happens on all teams and you see it every week. Lot of reasons for it, LBs are the worst pass catchers because they have less reaction time and the ball is coming at a higher velocity. I don’t expect that to change. What I do want to see change is the number of times we are in a position to make an INT, or even a pass break-up. If we more than double the opportunities to make an INT then we might expect to get 6+ picks, and that isn’t asking for much. Think of how many drops our opponents had against Murray, and he was an elite QB. We cannot help but get better next season with the new QBs in the SEC. But as I said, I would just settle for being in the same zip code with the receivers.
This. If our coverage skills improve, the likelihood of a pick will as well. After all, every pick that falls out of a defensive player’s hand is still a ball that was prevented from being caught by an offensive player, with the occasional exception, of course (grumblemiraclegrumble).
there was at least ONE that would have…
And to think about the flaming I got on this very blog for suggesting luck played a huge hand in us receiving SIX turnovers against Florida in 2012… Oh well, I digress…
Perhaps after you get over your bout of self-absorption you should read Bill’s piece more carefully.
Georgia “received” six turnovers? LOL. I bet Jarvis Jones begs to differ with you on that.
Still requires lucky bounces lol 🙂
Based on Pruitt’s statements, I think there is a fair chance of the Dawgs turnovers recovered going up.
Very good chance, IMO. Coaching has a lot to do with it.
He used the word “luck” many times in is explanations before those 3 tables. “Luck” is when preparation meets opportunity. Sorta like game plan, good practices, filling the lane, stripping the ball, speed and angles, getting your eyes fixed, land and zone of responsibility, those things players have to do.
Penn Wagers getting hit by a flaming meteor will probably help our fumble recovery stats.
(Not bitter at all, no sir)
Penn Wagers getting hit by a flaming meteor will probably help our fumble recovery stats. (Not bitter at all, no sir)
“It’s not like we’re saving ourselves,” quarterback Stetson Bennett said. “We’re going every play like we’re trying to do something. I don’t really know how to answer that. It’s not like we just flip a switch.”-- The Athletic, 11/13/22
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