As you might guess, I’m down with Seth Emerson’s first choice for Georgia’s most important players this season. Let Mike Bobo explain the hole McKenzie is trying to fill:
“It could be the difference in one ballgame, and obviously help us on offense if we can sometimes just get 10 yards on the punt return. That’s the first down for the offense. And field position is so crucial, it sometimes doesn’t matter how effective you are as an offense, the percentages go down if the field position isn’t in your favor. It’s hard to go 80 yards on anybody, I don’t care who you’re playing.”
I’m starting to get nervous that McKenzie’s getting too much attention and the pressure that comes with it. People shouldn’t expect him to hit a home run the first time he touches the ball, because that kind of thing doesn’t happen in Athens… sorry, what?…
Okay, almost never.
Seriously, I’d be happy if McKenzie showed enough consistency to allow Richt to quit playing not to lose in the punt return game. Here’s hoping.