When “scared to death” isn’t coachspeak

Woo, boy, check out a couple of tidbits from Seth Emerson regarding Georgia’s shaky placekicker situation.

Here’s one:

Meanwhile, the kicking uncertainty will present another issue for Georgia coaches: The travel roster. The first game is a neutral non-conference game, so there shouldn’t be many limitations, and there will be even less the following week, at home against Nicholls State. But the next two games are road SEC games, which means a 70-man limit.

The likelihood is that both Brice Ramsey and Marshall Long will travel, unless Ramsey wins the punting job and Long is kept home. Otherwise, that’s two spots for punters, so does Georgia want to use up more than three valuable travel roster spots for kicking specialists? That makes it very unlikely that Blankenship, Ham and Wasson would all travel, and very possible only one does.

And here’s the other.

Blankenship was brought to campus last year with the idea that he’d be the guy in 2016. Those plans seemed awry late in the season, when then-head coach Mark Richt went up to walk-on Patrick Beless to ask if he had any eligibility remaining. Beless said he didn’t, which Richt said left him “a little disappointed.” That didn’t sound like a coach in love with his options.

Did I say, woo, boy?  Yeah, I think I did.

And before you get too excited about option number three…

“On field goals it will come down to William and Roderigo as I don’t see the consistency in Wasson’s leg yet. He does have some power but that is usually a trait with all young kickers but the consistency in college is what counts. Wasson also does not have the college experience yet with getting the ball off quicker and higher.  He will also need to show he can effectively kick through college /professional goal posts since they are five feet closer than high school.  At least Rod and William have been doing this for awhile.” – Marc Nolan, a respected kicking coach in Atlanta who has worked with several of the candidates.

That’s comforting.  What’s the opposite of Dawg porn?

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36 responses to “When “scared to death” isn’t coachspeak

  1. BigEZ

    Dawg ice bucket challenge

  2. Juan

    Well considering Ramsey would be traveling as a backup QB anyway he doesn’t really take up a spot as a kicker. So Emerson, per usual, is making something out of nothing.

  3. Cojones

    I’m feeling ill again. That does it – I’m pregnant.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      Bad shrooms?

      • Cojones

        It’s this up and down situation with each team position in turn. When it looks like the worries are over, something arises to dash my dooby. Then I get high on this year’s team and again led down the primrose path to the fireplug or someplace else that needs pee on it. I haven’t done schrooms since I can remember and that’s why I don’t do them.

      • Cojones

        Also, I’m only a lowly ganja proponent. All other drugs are addictive and shrooms work by poisoning you. That’s why you hallucinate.

        • AthensHomerDawg

          Lol. Okay it’s bump, for all us Dawgs.

          …btw I wasn’t talking about the poisonist mushrooms. 😉

  4. HVL Dawg

    Didn’t Kirby tell us months ago he didn’t waste a scholarship on a place kicker?

    • I believe Wasson is a preferred walk-on.

      I’m surprised about Blankenship. The guy was clearly the best at G-Day, and, yes, I know you can’t take a lot out of that. He was definitely the guy who seemed to have the strongest leg for placekicking. The one he missed was like a 45-50 yarder and looked like it was hit solidly. I would assume unless Wasson can beat him out in the fall, Blankenship is going to be the guy. I think he had some kind of injury that made it where Kirby didn’t want to use him on kick-offs at #93KDay.

      • Normaltown Mike

        we need an easy to reference G-Day kicking statistic similar to QBR so we can argue about it in the off-season.

        • Thomas Brown or any of his sock puppets could come up with that. Also, we could determine which kicker was live at G-Day, so they are clearly the most ready for the job.

          Well played, Mike.

        • Cojones

          You mean that you received the QBRs for the Spring Game? Why haven’t I seen them? Huh? Huh?

  5. 3rdandGrantham

    “What’s the opposite of Dawg porn?”

    Rosie O’Donnell flaunting herself in a GT/UT/UF/AU string bikini.

  6. Gravidy

    Y’all are making a mountain out of a molehill, as usual. Just let Nick Chubb do the punting and kicking. Hell, let him do the snapping and holding as well.

  7. DawgPhan

    Just never kick the ball. Dont make it harder than it needs to be.

    Go for 2.

    Go for it on all 4th downs.

    Never kick FGs.

    Never punt.

  8. W Cobb Dawg

    PK has got to be the weakest position on the team at the moment. Beamer has his work cut out for him. Then again, how hard is it to have a kicker haul back and launch a kickoff as far as he can? And if poor placekicking means we’re less passive when we’re near the goal, is that bad?

    Our punting has been feast or famine for years. Ramsey might not be strength, but he’s not such a bad option.

  9. Reipar

    I do not understand the point the article is trying to make on travel spots. They will take two kickers, one punter and three quarterbacks. Just like every other team does. It is not like you have to count a player more than once just because he plays two positions.

  10. Cojones

    Ramsey for sure and let Long double up as FGK. I thought Long was kicking goals last year in practice.

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