“In our defensive scheme we’re trying to put them in the right spot from the beginning.”

It’s just a brief snippet about where they’re deploying the true freshmen defensive backs, but it’s still interesting to hear Kirby Smart’s philosophy on the subject.

As for Georgia’s seven freshman defensive backs, head coach Kirby Smart hopes to have them locked in one particular position as they learn the defense…

… The object, Smart said, is to build a foundation behind the experienced defensive backs who figure to see the most playing time in 2017.

“The older guys do the mixing and matching and get those freshmen in a spot to provide depth or compete for a starting job,” Smart said.

As someone still scarred by the memory of watching Georgia’s 2013 secondary — hell, Georgia’s 2013 entire defense — trying to figure out where to line up, I’m down with locking in one particular position as they learn the defense.


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7 responses to ““In our defensive scheme we’re trying to put them in the right spot from the beginning.”

  1. Snoop Dawgy Dawg

    just had another nightmare of Grantham screaming at the defense, as the ball is snapped, with Damian Swann with his back to the line of scrimmage trying to get the linebackers and safeties into alignment. AFTER THE BALL IS SNAPPED.

    it wasn’t that bad last year, but it sure felt like that with kirby and crew coaching the defense right up to the snap many times. My biggest hope this year is the defense runs out there, gets set, and plays fast, versus looking back to the sideline so much. a man can hope, right?


  2. KornDawg

    Remember Snoop, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.


  3. doofusdawg

    Once again it’s up to the offense to put some games away early and give the new kids some valuable game experience. Hasn’t been our strong suit last few years.

    The only game on our schedule this year that we might consider game planning to get a low scoring game into the 4th quarter is Auburn. But we sure do need to practice our new balls to the wall high scoring offense as the season progresses.


    • 69Dawg

      We need a defense that can seal the deal and hold the lead the offense has given them. We are not going to be getting 3 TD leads on good teams.


      • Considering they blew 3 4th quarter leads last year – if things don’t change 3rd and Tucker will be right there with 3rd and Willie. Defending the red zone needs to improve dramatically.