If Kirby ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Here’s today post-scrimmage presser.

It sounds like he’s trying to figure out if the running game is coming along, or if it’s just a mirage.

Same with the offensive line.

Smart opined that the better pass protection on Saturday could have had something to do with the offense trying to run the ball more, thus mixing up the calls for the defense. But Smart added that the pass pockets were generally better, and “it was a different vibe” in pass protection.

“Was it because Isaiah was (at left tackle) and Gaillard was at guard, it may have been. It may have been because we ran it better,” Smart said. “But certainly it was more efficient. I stand behind the quarterback in the scrimmage and I could see down the field. Last (scrimmage) it was chaos.”

Honestly, I’d rather hear that than more happy talk.

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8 responses to “If Kirby ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

  1. Pittman!

    Excited to hear that an offensive line with several new pieces is finding success. Hopefully Catalina add to that success.

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    • DawgByte

      I thought the same as well. We need our OL to play well. By contrast I’m very concerned about our DL, which was not exactly a strength last year as well.

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  2. I dug his response about who played well on defense.

    This is refreshing.

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    • dawgtired

      Kirby certainly didn’t mind letting us and the players know he was disappointed. He IS a defensive coach so that’s his baby. I know it’s way too early to worry but I hated hearing his comments. I was expecting some of our DL and LB’s to be dominate or at least disruptive.

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    If younguns like Baker, Allen & Cleveland can step up, along with the returning starters, i could see our OL being a pretty good unit.

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  4. Argondawg

    I like his blunt assessments. I don’t feel like it’s pump you up BS. His standards are super high. His pressers are a lot like Saban’s. Always room for improvement. I have a great deal of confidence in Pittman getting our O-line ready now and in the future.

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  5. I like that Kirby isn’t happy with the defense’s performance right now. I’m sure he has watched tape of the last 2 seasons with Pruitt and seen a team that has struggled against offenses hell bent on running power. He knows to get the defense he wants they have to be able to control the running game without committing safeties to the LOS.

    I still can’t figure out if he likes the hand he has been dealt on offense. Maybe that’s a good thing because that means Chaney and Pittman are building something we would be happy with and he likes the direction.

    Oh, well, let’s get our calculators out and start being ready to calculate G-Day QBRs next Saturday.

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  6. Bulldog Joe

    Happy to see we have enough backs to get the defense to work against the run.

    We knew we would need the work considering who we lost in our front seven. Glad we have Tae to give them a big back to deal with before the opener.

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