Some random Saturday morning stats

Around two months out from the start of the 2017 season, Pro Football Focus has been tweeting up a storm with some interesting data points.  Three have involved Georgia players.

The drop hardly comes as a surprise.  As to the question, if anyone has the work ethic to make the answer “yes”, it’s Chubb.  Let’s hope his body is up to his mindset.

What I’d really like to know about those three are how many of those throws came about due to duress, as opposed to design.  Regardless, with an overall completion percentage under 60%, that’s reinforcement Eason needs to work on his long game.

This one qualifies as a pleasant surprise.  I really am looking forward to what Georgia’s front seven on defense do this season.

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13 responses to “Some random Saturday morning stats

  1. I took my 17 yo daughter for a tour of UGA yesterday. Man, I wish I were 18 again. Walking by the stadium really got me fired up for the upcoming season. It’s getting close.

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    • Greg

      Good luck with all of that, I’m sure you guys will find the right fit. I went through the same with my daughter last year. We toured Ole Miss, Arkansas and Kentucky. Settled on Arkansas, she loves it there….hard to let them go, but I feel good about where she is. I hope it all works out.

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  2. Greg

    1) Thinks Chubb is gonna make the line look good once again.

    2) Thinks Eason holds the ball too long and locks on to his primary receiver too much….missing his secondary ones that are open. I did not see much of a change in the Spring game….hope that is behind him.

    3) Surprised by Bellamy’s info also. Hopefully Carter brings it this year, would be a hard duo to stop.

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    • Macallanlover

      Agree with points one and two. On the last comment, I thought Bellamy made some great strides in the latter part of 2016 but felt he was going to enter the draft. Very pleased he returned, and while I feel both Carter and Bellamy will be a force this season off the edge, it is Carter who may see the biggest move forward regarding his draft status. It will be a lot for opposing lines to deal with when they both are healthy and go all out in their “contract season”. Add TT in the middle of that line and you begin to see why the defense is good enough to carry an offense that will be improved, but not against the better defensive teams.

      This Dawg team is going to be very good, and should be a solid favorite to win the East and able to compete with the West winner. I understand the cautious approach many are taking by when you are built around a great defense you are in every game, and this looks like a 2007 type defense to me.

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      • Greg

        Yeah, Carter can definitely bring the pressure….but he is gonna have to turn those “almost sacks” into sacks. If he can do that, he has the potential to be a first rounder imo. There is no telling how many sacks he should have/could have had last year, just a half second slow or did not wrap his man up.

        If Trenton picks up where he left off, he is definitely a first rounder. Great quickness for a big man. I know he is a little bigger, but he reminds me a little bit of Freddie Gilbert (see TCU game – 3 sacks).

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      • JT

        Great defense, solid running game, “special ” special teams equal championship formula

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  3. Bright Idea

    Apparently those who thought Chubb had an off season didn’t notice how many times he got hit in the backfield as soon as he got the ball. Defenses clearly were running automatic run stunts on first and second down when he was in the game. By mid season he had come to anticipate it and his first step would often be a side step or a jump trying to avoid lost yardage.

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  4. Crazy to see how stark the drop-off was for Chubb. You could tell he was not the same back, and seeing it in the numbers just hammers it home.

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  5. Junkyardawg41

    I think Chubb’ drop offs were a reflection of four things. 1. He wasn’t 100% week in and week out (or what his 100% was two years ago). 2. He wasn’t comfortable in the new offensive scheme. It made it difficult to trust what was supposed to happen would happen. 3. The line was unable to execute the plays to allow for more open runs. 4. Our WRs were terrible run blockers last year or at least were not consistent enough.

    If you look at the tape from 2015, there were lots of times Chubb was hit in the backfield. It was balanced by time when the Kline and the WRs blocked everything up and Chubb was one on one with linebackers and safeties. We didn’t see that last year for the reasons above.

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    • Greg

      Some good points….but I think a freshman QB and predictable play calling also was part of it….but I guess predictable playcalling and a freshmen QB (limited playcalling) kinda go hand in hand. I certainly hope our QB has grown…great arm, but he has to get it done. Big things can happen if so, it just opens everything else up (see Mason & Murray).

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