They pull me back in.

When it comes to Nick Chubb’s chances at playing early this season, decades of Georgia fandom reinforces every skeptical instinct I have about that, and yet here’s Seth Emerson tempting me to rise above my innate pessimism:

Nick Chubb’s health is really the biggest football story of Georgia’s spring so far. Yes, he’s only been taking carries in non-contact drills, tending only to run straight ahead. That’s a long way from being able to change direction and get tackled in a real game.

But it’s also a long way from a couple months ago, when merely no longer needing crutches was the story.

Tae Crowder, the redshirt sophomore, also appears to have taken advantage of more reps this spring, with Brendan Douglas (wrist) also limited, and starter Sony Michel protected. Smart has been worried about not having enough healthy bodies at tailback, but that’s a short-term problem. It’s looking more likely that he’ll have his star back in some limited form for the start of the season.

Must… resist… hope… argh.

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21 responses to “They pull me back in.

  1. I know he has it in him but I also know that drive can be a bad thing when you’re recovering from something like that. Hopefully, along with the help of the staff, he is smart about it. Obviously, there is really know way of knowing how it’ll hold up until he plays again.

    I think my biggest concern will be where his confidence level is. Keith Marshall came back last season and it was obvious that his confidence was low and he shut it down for the rest of the season. Smart career move on his part. Hopefully Chubb won’t have his lingering issues but at least he has time on his side if he does.

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  2. Walt

    Seems possible the coaching staff shut down Marshall, IMO. He seemed to be running pretty hard when he got the chance.

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  3. Mayor

    I think it is a good thing that Crowder is getting a lot of work. We know what Chubb can do when healthy and Sony is a known quantity, too. Also, Brendon Douglas. Don’t sweat it. We’ll be fine at TB.

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  4. 92 grad

    I’m also looking forward to young Holyfield. It would be nice if he could crack into the rotation.

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    • Puffdawg

      I don’t think there’s any question he’ll have to, right? We’ll be needing experience there in 2017.

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  5. Off topic but do we get a post on the passing of Merle Haggard, Senator? I know there have been some for other artists. Maybe country is banned around here. Damn…so much of the music of my youth is dying.

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  6. sniffer

    To say Chubb is special is to state the obvious. It would not surprise me in the least if he runs for 1800 yards, scores 12 touchdowns and saves two of his teammates from emerging from an alley…….

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