I got the red zone blues, mama, and they’re the worst blues of all.

Lorenzo Carter is just sick about it, man.

The Bulldogs’ red zone defense – in a word – was horrible. Georgia ranked next-to-last in the SEC, just ahead of Ole Miss as opponents scored 90.7 percent of the time they reached the 20-yard line.

Bulldog foes scored 39 of the 43 times after they reached the Georgia 20, tallying touchdowns on 32 of those occasions with seven field goals.

“Once we got a chance to sit down and look at the film, look at the number of times the other team scored touchdowns, it was like a punch to the heart, a kick in the stomach,” Carter said.

The difference between you and me, Lorenzo, is that I didn’t have to wait for the replay to get that feeling watching it.

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9 responses to “I got the red zone blues, mama, and they’re the worst blues of all.

  1. Macallanlover

    We all talk talent and technique in so many of these discussions, but this one is about attitude….and we didn’t have it. So many times over my time watching Georgia football we had “that guy” who could be counted to make that big play at the critical time; last year’s defense didn’t have “that guy”. Goal lines should be defended like yo mama’s/sister’s reputation. Might be an OLB, a DE, or inside guy, but someone needs to make this his top priority.

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    • KornDawg

      Jarvis Jones immediately comes to mind as the most recent “that guy.” He should have a statue outside of EverbankAlltelGatorBowl Stadium.

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      • Cojones

        He was personally responsible for our winning that game. I kept telling my FU friends about Jarvis before and long after the game when they kept asking who he was and why were they paying their bets off because of someone named Jarvis who they had never heard mentioned before. He was all Dawg and carried our D-pride on his back in that game.

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  2. Bright Idea

    It was mostly bad tackling or no pass rush.

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  3. 81Dog

    I can understand where Lorenzo’s coming from. People outside the burning house usually have a better view than the people inside.

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  4. Red Cup

    I talked to a former Dawg DL who played in the late 60’s. He said that our DL played a strange technique on Goal Line situations. Erk wanted his DL to get their nose as close to the ground as possible and on the snap had to fire off low straight ahead to cause as much disruption and penetration as possible. He said our guys last year not only were not low, they would basically stand up upon the snap and try to just maintain their position. I have not watched any games again to see if he was correct but I would believe in anything Erk taught about defense.

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    • 69Dawg

      It has always been low man wins on the LOS but much more so in the red zone. If the Oline can get leverage they score. Most teams later in the season just ran it straight up the gut and the RB was home free. Worst goal line D I have ever seen at UGA.

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  5. Even though the D had some bright spots last year, it was hard to not think of old Willie Martinez when we would get torched.

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