“I’m having a lot of fun.”

Good on ‘ya, Malcolm Mitchell.

Chubb and Michel are special.  But it’s hard not to think that Mitchell’s successful return doesn’t add that element that was missing last season from Georgia’s offense, that spark of a downfield threat.  True, Georgia didn’t have to deploy the deep pass against South Carolina, but I think Lambert’s shown on occasion that he’s got enough of an arm to take advantage of it when needed.

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25 responses to ““I’m having a lot of fun.”

  1. Aunt Edna

    I’d like to see Godwin go deep a few times as well. You can tell he is a special talent.

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    • dawgtired

      Godwin and Davis are nice complements to Mitchell. It will be dangerous for teams to double Mitchell and open opportunities for the other two. Oh, and McKenzie too.

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      • so…if Schott was holding his cards close to his vest the first two games as has been mentioned..then does it to stand to reason that he may still have not shown what he has? could it be that we are just seeing his show cards and not the whole hand? if we all are guessing that those cats are legit down field threats, the Schott has to already know that as well. perhaps that is the remainder of the hand, and he is holding those cards for 10/3 cause Bama did not show much of a pass D against Ole Miss. …think happy thoughts.

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        • Mayor

          I agree Moe. I think there is more and it likely is a downfield passing attack that we will see in the Bama game.

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        • AusDawg85

          Not sure we shouldn’t have seen more of this last Saturday. Lambert success was phenomenal, but more than once it seemed he had MM or Godwin streaking open deep and he took the safer / surer (primary?) pass. Could be Lambert is the one who needs to “let ‘er rip”…CBS has the plays called.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Malcolm Mitchell has incredible hands. He catches EVERYTHING.

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    • Uglydawg

      Lots of great hands on this team…Lambert gets deserved kudos..but those guys that caught all those balls deserve some love.

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      • gastr1

        I thought that during the game. How many college teams can have a 96% completion rate even with good, open passes, i.e., no dropped balls? Not very many.

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      • Cojones

        They deserve the other part of the glory. The passer and receiver are what a pass ply is. Their names should be etched in the record books as well. But Mitchell is special because he was determined to catch everything like his hair was on fire. The record breaker was close and, but for Mitchell, could have been an incompletion or an int.

        Kudos to them all.

        What a game!

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    • I was about to post the same thing. He has strong hands and almost looks like he squeezes the pressure out of the ball during the catch (insert Brady joke here)

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    • He’s also more powerful with the ball in his hands. A couple of times it took 4 or 5 guys to get him stopped. I wonder if he’s benefiting from the new S&C regime and Hocke. Same thing for Sony.

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  3. Biggus Rickus

    Was Conley not a downfield threat? He averaged 18.3 yards a catch and had 8 TDs last year.

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    • gastr1

      And was very fast and a good blocker. But one of the first things he had to work on this year with the Chiefs (aka UGA NFL MIdwest–Murray, Conley, Justin Houston, Ramik Wilson) was his route-running. Apparently his ability to actually get open and/or run crisp routes was not the strongest.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        I agree to some extent. Mitchell is a better receiver who probably would have been a first round pick last year if he’d stayed healthy his whole career. I just don’t see why it’s necessary to discount Conley in a post praising Mitchell.

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  4. Chuck

    For all that I want this Georgia team to accomplish this year — and I think they’re capable of HUGE things — one of my main wishes/prayers is for Mitchell and Marshall to stay healthy, not just for what it means for the team but for them. Damn good Dawgs who deserve it.

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    • AceDawg

      Amen. Fully agree. Marshall has extreme competition at tailback, but I think he warrants some significant action this year. Hopefully he gets some notable carries against Southern and takes one to the house.

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    • Macallanlover

      Good comment Chuck, always love the white hats to get rewarded.

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  5. Russ

    I’d love to see Mitchell have a full year and then get drafted/get paid!

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  6. AceDawg

    Lambert still hasn’t heaved a single deep ball, but he seems to throw mid range throws with perfect spirals quite effortlessly. Not a ton of zip, but the throws still look nice and crisp. I’m sure he can heave it 50+ if necessary.

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    • Trbodawg

      I watched him during warmups at Vandy. He would put his toes on the goal line, and standing flat footed, throw the ball 50-55 yards. All arm, no lower body movement at all. With a huge grin in his face, like ” I can do this all day…”

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  7. Boz

    The biggest thing Mitchell offers is his physicality. I think back to all of his big catches over the last 4 years and they all involve yards after the catch. He makes the tough catches and imposes his will on the D, and in my opinion, is his greatest feature. His ability grind out the yards after contact provides a boost to the offense!

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    Looks like MM is fully recovered and ready for his close-up (to borrow an old term).

    I liked the long/intermediate pass to Rome. His speed and size are tailor-made for that type of play. Tell me that doesn’t give opposing DCs plenty to think about.

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