That’s why he gets paid the big bucks?

Man, for somebody who analyzes college football for a living, David Pollack sure sounds a lot like us kibitzers when he assesses Georgia’s upcoming season.

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14 responses to “That’s why he gets paid the big bucks?

  1. Good grief … any number of commenters here could have done that interview.

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  2. Argondawg

    Wow that was some really deep insight. I think I am ready for the season now.

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  3. ” kibitzers”…never to old to learn something new!

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    • Macallanlover

      Or maybe never too late to learn something old. Maybe the reason we don’t see anything insightful about UGA is our needs are just that simple and obvious. His comment that should give us all solace was that the OL will not, can not, be any be that bad again. Even plugging a couple of talented freshmen in is likely to be an upside. The OL does not have to be great or dominant, just getting in front of someone and reducing the penetration can be enough for our talented corps of RBs to move the football. Should we play some young guys early, they could be more experienced by the time we hit key conference opposition. Our offense won’t be 2014 like, but it will be better. We have to rely on the defense to keep us in games, especially early in the first half of the season. Fortunately, there is plenty of reason to think that will happen.

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  4. reality check here

    Anybody can be a commentator. Sanford stadium is full of them every Saturday Georgia plays and there are thousands more sitting in armchairs spouting off about a game they never played. The last time I saw a game in person in Athens was more than 10 years ago. There were 3 pencil neck geeks sitting in back of me criticizing everything they saw and not a damn one of them had ever played the game.

    I never played football and freely admit I do not know that much about it. However, I believe I understand it as well as any critic I ever met, and even though I never played football I was a competitive athlete until my mid forties. I never had much use for critics, so it is fortunate my main sport was one in which there are not many critics. After one particularly competitive karate match I had a guy who said something negative about my performance. I told him to go put on his protective gear to show me. He didn’t and that is good because I might have killed him.

    David Pollack was one of the greatest players Georgia ever had. He is not just a commentator. He played the game at the highest level and has credibility. That is something nobody on this blog has to his degree.

    What he said corroborates what many of us have observed. It was a validation I respect more than any I have heard on this blog.

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    • I think many here would expect that Pollack is an insider of the program and provide some level of insight that we can’t get or can’t see with our own eyes.

      He’s a DGD, but that interview didn’t really tell us anything we didn’t already know. Thompson and Smith are good players on defense. The offensive line is the key to the season.

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      • Greg

        Feel the same….insider info, practices we can’t see etc. Football is not a hard game to understand, there are no secrets in the game. If you see it (formations, style and etc), more than likely, it has been seen before.

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    • Ray

      True, true!

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    • Jp

      Very well said sir

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    • PharmDawg

      Awesome humblebrag!

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  5. PTC DAWG

    Word of the day…

    Definition of kibitzer. : one who looks on and often offers unwanted advice or comment a kibitzer at a card game; broadly : one who offers opinions.

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  6. 3rdandGrantham

    Agree with Pollack on all, especially the last part. I’ve been saying for a while that UGA is about to take off, starting this year. Most UGA fans will be thrilled with what is about to come.

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  7. Biggus Rickus

    So the offensive line, Eason, and the defensive ends and backfield need to improve. Who would have thought that before this interview?

    In fairness, most college football analysis on television and radio is and always has been conventional wisdom. It seemed more like insight before the internet and everyone interacting on message boards and in comment sections like this one.

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