Rashomon under center

I get a chuckle from those of you who think you have some insight into how the quarterback battle is unfolding, based on what you’ve “heard”.  Let me give you an example of why I’m amused.

Here’s Logan Booker’s take on Faton Bauta from today’s practice:

  • If you’ve been reading my practice reports, you’ll like I’m being paid by the Bauta family to lobby for quarterback Faton Bauta to start. Today was no exception, as he continued to look like the best quarterback on the field. Particularly, on a rollout play, Bauta had two options downfield running right with him, and he threw to the deep option (20 yards or so) downfield on the run. He hit his receiver, freshman Shaquery Wilson, right in his extended hands with maybe a toe left in-bounds – a spot where only his receiver could have caught the ball. It was perhaps the most impressive throw I’ve seen from any quarterback this camp.

  • Speaking of me saying Bauta has looked the best, I am not the only one. While watching drills today, I was talking with two other very well known beat writers about the topic, and they both agree with me that in terms of hustle, work and doing the small things to keep a team from getting in trouble, Bauta has so far been the guy. So I am not crazy…. I don’t think.

Wow.  Stop the fight now and give Bauta the rest of August’s reps.  Boys, we gots us a quarterback!

Er, not so fast, according to Seth Emerson.

Throwing with wet footballs, Lambert and Ramsey had some good spirals, but Bauta struggled. It was a small sample size, and weather-induced, but it was what the media was allowed to see, so there you go.

Okay now, wait… that’s a tie.  Surely Marc Weiszer Connor Riley must have seen what got Booker so excited, right?  Um, no.

Greyson Lambert took first team reps and looked pretty sharp as he made several impressive throws. Faton Bauta, who was with the twos today, struggled to generate any velocity on his throws. The ball took considerably longer to get the receiver as it was coming out of Bauta’s hand.

So much for an end to that.

My point with this isn’t to pick on Bauta or Booker.  It’s that those of you who think you know something are merely hearing what you want to hear.



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28 responses to “Rashomon under center

  1. People merely hearing what they want to hear … Say it ain’t so, Senator!


  2. Bulldog Joe

    The Russian judge gives them all a 5.5.


  3. Dog in Fla

    Marge: “Come on, Homer. Japan will be fun. You liked Rashomon.”
    Homer: “That’s not how I remember it.”
    — The Simpsons, “Thirty Minutes over Tokyo”


  4. The other Doug

    I’m going with Weiszer. He has been the most reliable beat writer in my very ill-informed opinion.


  5. AusDawg85

    I’m hearing Richt is telling his QB’s to chunk it whenever the press is around to keep the opponent DC’s guessing.

    I’m also hearing aliens are due to arrive around Labor Day.


  6. Noonan

    It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key.


  7. Matt b

    Guessing Lambert gets the call. If Ramsey hasn’t wrapped up by now, he’s not going to.

    Lambert has the gun and has had multiple quality starts.


  8. RugbyDawg79

    Well, I am with you fellers


  9. Of course, if sportswriters were good evaluators of talent or practice, they’d be coaches.


  10. DawgPhan

    I am just glad that we have a tune up game to start the season and not clemson or some other game like that. I know that I am in the I just wish someone would do something to win the darn job camp.


  11. Macallanlover

    I think what we have been hearing all along is probably right, we have some talent with at least two of these contenders but nothing is compelling enough to separate them at this point because each has some strengths to justify keeping them in the competition at this point. I think that is a good, if not great thing.

    What I don’t understand is the need for fans to care that much which one it it is. It seems so important for so many to have X , or Y, win the job. I get it for family and close friends, but why the unconnected fan? There is no crisis that I can read into any of the reports so why not just let it play out? I do feel the month of September takes the time pressure off for at least another 2-3 weeks, and affords us the first game or two to see how they perform in live action. It is almost like some feel they have a qualified opinion when virtually no one outside the team and staff have seen enough to have a clue. There is no need t rush to judgment, and we should all feel pretty confident with what we have heard. This team could be better than last year if none of these three are a step down from Hutson Mason, who so many bashed as unacceptable.


  12. bubba king

    Bauta knows the offense and is the most confident…Ramsey has had 2+ years in the system and is the guy the coaches wanted to take the reigns…he didn’t, or he’d be named the starter…he is not the answer…give Bauta the ball


  13. Saxondawg

    It’s beyond ridiculous. Fans simply won’t accept the words “too close to call.” If there isn’t an answer, they make one up, then swear to it like their political party and start shouting down anyone who took the other horse. I’m beginning to think I should be following a sport with smarter fans, such as monster truck rallies or spittin’ off high roofs.


    • dawgtired

      Saxon, you seem to think our coaches, who are in the practice mix every day can make better player decisions than we fans who never see even one play in practice….is that ‘logic’ your using? I’ve heard of that being used here before…

      P.S. There’s a sport for “spittin’ off high roofs?” Who knew?


  14. Juan

    To rely on Seth Emerson for any sort of talent evaluation is laughable. The guy picks favorites and tries his best to influence / manipulate. He’s been whining so hard about the lack of info from the coaches he’s to the point of lacking professionalism – actual his over opinionated “beat writing” has never really showed much professionalism.


    • Cojones

      I’ll bet you don’t read Seth’s columns at all. He impresses many here with info that others haven’t had and his assessments have been dead on for several years. He has gone out on limbs to place new names that were becoming important to the success of the team in front of us before they became media names.

      Poor remarks about the best Georgia coverage writer (or was before joining the AJC) leads me to believe you don’t read anything critically (as you want us to think), but instead, you read politically. Something tells me that you ain’t from around heah.


  15. Scorpio Jones, III

    Howse Barber’s back? 🙂


  16. Marc

    Senator, Our guy Connor pinch hit for me on the practice report you cited. I was shooting video of heavy rain falling. By the way, Lambert looked best to me yesterday.