Is it something he said?

I have no idea what Tray Matthews is complaining about here…

… but I sure hope it isn’t about this.

“There’s something going on. He’s probably got to take some more ownership too. … He might need to spend a little more time with flexibility stuff in the offseason than maybe another guy might have to.”

Accountability can be a bitch sometimes.


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75 responses to “Is it something he said?

  1. Noonan

    Perhaps “Trigga Tray” needs a one-way bus ticket back to Newnan.

    • Perhaps “Trigga Tray” needs a one-way bus ticket back to Newnan.

      Could be, because I don’t think that mindset is going to survive under Pruitt. If he wants to be entitled and do things his way, he’s now in the wrong place.

      And good riddance, if the light doesn’t come on. I haven’t seen anything impressive on the field. So I’ve been wondering for a year now, since the last year’s G-Day, whether Matthews was yet another recruiting mistake for our secondary.

      So far, it’s looking like the answer is yes.

      • Normaltown Mike

        I agree he might need an attitude adjustment, but he’s a stud, Could be the best safety we’ve had since TD.

        • Point well taken, Mike.

          I have to be honest and say I haven’t seen anything stud-like. But even if he is a stud, he’s no good without his head on straight. Plus, a safety needs to be smart, or at least smart enough, and Matthews doesn’t give that impression.

          We’ve had a lot of studs who couldn’t play because they didn’t have it upstairs.

  2. Yeesh. Comparing anything other than actual slavery to slavery — like comparing anything other than actual Nazi oppression to Nazi oppression — is just a bad, bad, dumb look.

  3. JAX

    I don’t see this ending well for “Trigga Tray”.

  4. Bulldawg165

    I wonder if black people in America realize that a huge portion of the overall population, not just blacks, have ancestors that were slaves at one point in history.

    • 3rdandGrantham

      Absolutely true, though in fairness only blacks were enslaved in America (whereas our ancestors were enslaved elsewhere…most likely Europe). I was surprised to find out a number of years back that my ancestors were enslaved by the Russians several hundred years ago.

      With that said, TM has not been deleteriously affected by his great great great grandparents enslavement whatsoever (neither have I), so him mentioning slavery as some sort of pity plight is not only absurd, but surely offensive to endured such conditions of yesteryear.

      • Normaltown Mike

        Actually, slavery was rampant among indigenous Americans (especially in the south) and in early colonial days by Europeans of the indigenous (though it was an abject failure b/c the natives would kill the Europeans so frequently).

      • Dog in Fla

        Being captured has always been our burden as White men. My ancestors won a free boat ride from the delightful British Isles to Virginia as indentured servants. It was such a bon voyage that they wrote a little song about it

        • Normaltown Mike

          Hell, DIF, we’re practically kin.

          The first to America in my line of scoundrels was a prisoner from Devon bound for St Kits but got dropped off in Maryland by luck.

          • Dog in Fla

            Did your family bitch about the trip the whole way over like mine did? One portion of mine landed in Maryland in 1696 and the other portion in Virginia in 1701. At least the skippers could find CONUS

  5. Tim

    You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

  6. 202dawg

    Trying to decipher what a teenager says on Twitter is a pointless and inexact science. Why bother?

  7. 81Dog

    Maybe he should follow Herm Edwards’ advice on using social media to young NFL players: DONT HIT SEND.

    It must be tough to be young, supremely talented, and so misunderstood and abused.

  8. AusDawg85


  9. Doggoned

    Yeah, life must be hell when you’re a top recruit at a top football program, and you’re expected to do things like …. stretching exercises. It ain’t easy being a Div. I player, but how many thousands of people would do almost anything to have the chance? On the other hand, how many of us WEREN’T morons at age 19 or 20? I plead guilty.

  10. Rival

    Wasn’t Tray involved in the check theft / double dipping? Maybe he should keep his mouth shut for a while.

  11. I was unaware that Trey was brought up making cell phone components in a sweat shop in east asia.

  12. PTC DAWG

    Slavery in Newnan!? Who knew…I live so close….

  13. Spike

    Obviously, we are all racists and former slave owners..

  14. DawgPhan

    Yeah I wouldnt connect the two and I wouldn’t make that much of it.

    He isnt the first to toss around a dumb analogy.

    • Gotta agree with you. Richt made the statement on Saturday, Tray’s tweet was on Tuesday, 3 days later. Not saying there’s no way they are related, but I do think it’s a bit of a leap to connect them. Lots can happen in 3 days. (Though I do agree with others that the slavery analogy was most likely out of line, regardless of what he was referring to).

  15. Normaltown Mike

    Actually, Trey, in all likelihood, EVERY person on this planet is descended from slaves.

    Further, slavery is still rampant in certain corners and exists in this country right now, though not in the way that it existed 200 years ago.

    • Dog in Fla

      Why can’t Blacks be thankful we didn’t practically tbh exterminate them like the Indians although I don’t blame them for being offended by the lack of Black-owned casinos

      • Normaltown Mike

        the bling would be off the chizzy fushizzy in black-owned casina.

        • Cojones

          The triangle of slavery/native submission formed in Georgia is still one to figure out. We took well-educated businessmen/slave owners arising from the smart and emulating Cherokees and transposed them to the richest oil land we could find in Ok. The Cherokees elected to leave most of their slaves in Georgia. Not sure if the slave-owning Cherokee elected to the Ga Senate stayed or went.

      • DawgPhan

        Holy shit. You never cease to amaze.

        You guys all realize that other people can read the stuff you post, right?

        • Normaltown Mike

          you understand that being offensive is one of the secrets of comedy? I have surmised by his posts that DIFis a bona fide liberal so he’s speaking in jest.

        • Dog in Fla

          vws, I never miscue a comment except when I do a distant relative comes to my defense. I am sometimes punctual, hardly well-prepared, and dislike clutter. I also like boat rides and standing in the rain. Outgoing and helpful, I’m always appropriately dressed and never wear the uniform of the day down here because it’s always jorts and I am modest about showing off my quads and hammies. I do not behave erratically and have below average organizational skills because I am not a chick or ocd. If, in the highly unlikely event smh I have offended any person or entity because entities are people too wtf, I react to constructive criticism omg with surprise. I like all my comments and tbh everyone else’s comments, in any order and the spirit in which they are not intended.

          • Cojones

            Still laughing. Will pack a pipe in the spirit of your intentions and to Obama’s as well. Btw, has your Gov paroled anyone to Voterhood lately? Tbh, I know the answer.

  16. ClydeBoogie

    Nah… the problem is for the first time in Trey’s precious lil life he has a coach(Pruitt) who is not beholden to him. Secondly, as good as Tigger, Wiggins and all the others think they are Pruitt has seen and coached better. My son, called me from the game Saturday and goes ” Dad Pruitt ain’t playing, I just watched him cuss Shaq Wiggins out and snatched him off the field for dancing to the music between plays” It’s the new Sheriff boys we got some law and order round here now yeehaww get’em sheriff!!

    • charlottedawg

      If cussing out defensive backs was the measure of a good DC, Grantham would’ve been assistant of the year in 2013 based on frequency alone. Let’s see our defense play some games that count before we anoint Pruitt our savior on that side of the ball.

      • DawgPhan

        Exactly. Cussing at players is just the red meat of coaching schemes for some fans. “Oh look he is a grown man acting like a real asshole to those young students…He must be a great coach.”

        You would think that 10+ years of watching CMR operate that most UGA fans would get that yelling and cussing doesnt equal great coaching.

        • AusDawg85

          Looked like CMR got into Thorton for the unsportsmanlike penalty when he tossed the ball in the air after the 1stQ fumble recovery…which I was happy to see. Wasn’t it Thorton who leapt on the pile late against USC last year that backed us up to the goal line after we stopped them on 4th & Goal at the 3? (Might be wrong about the player, but not about the need to keep coaching how to maintain discipline.)

      • ClydeBoogie

        I did not make it clear CD.It was not the cussing. Every coach does that, It was Pruitt dealing with Shaq to focus on the task at hand.I do have to confess I have already anointed him. Actually, I’m wishing for a Glory Road experience where Pruitt is Coach Don Haskins and Trey, Shaq and the rest are Bobby Joe’s with same ending of course.

  17. Macallanlover

    If this tweet reflects the level of his intelligence, it may explain some of the problems he had understanding his role as a DB last year. In fact, it makes me question how he got into UGA. I am pretty certain MLK would be disappointed to see how the achievements of his life’s work are being squandered by those it was intended to benefit. This young man has every opportunity to succeed in life but instead whines about that which doesn’t exist any longer. He never lived as a slave, and the remarks that I see thrown around about him being on a plantation now are absurd.

    Everyone I have ever met is saddened about the slavery portion of America’s history, and I know of no one who wants a return to that. There is no obstacle in front of Matthews to prevent his becoming successful except that of his own making. I reserve my sympathy, and support, to those who were born with severe handicaps, or to parents who would not let them rise to their potential through abuse within the home.

  18. I often think I am in bondage to my hamstring. I tore it once, and I have to baby it before I do anything remotely physical. It sucks. Maybe that’s what he was talking about… or not.

  19. ClydeBoogie

    I work with several young males white, black, hispanic and a couple other races. They are between 21 and 30 yrs of age. Believe or not there are more whiny emotional males than you can believe. They all behave like this.

  20. Jack Klompus

    Helllooooo…maybe he’s just pissed about the NCAA and being broke. Seems little more likely than most of the scenarios on here. Didn’t Keith Marshall write something similar without the slavery reference?

    He’s 19 (maybe 20) under a pretty big spot light…give him a break and let him act the same way all of you did at that age (sans check fraud, LOL!).

  21. Jack Klompus

    Maybe they’re having a South Park marathon in the B-M building.

  22. sUGArdaddy

    Tray is a good kid. Let’s hope he gets it all together. We need him and we should all want to see him succeed.

    Thank you, Sweet Jesus, that we did not have Twitter and Facebook when I was in college for all my nonsense to be forever etched into internet history. I’ve changed a lot since I was 20. I’ll be you have, too.

  23. Mike Cooley

    He won’t last under Pruitt if this is any indication of his general attitude/intelligence.

  24. Q

    Maybe he isn’t talking about football. Probably is, but could be school or w/e.