So much for that disciplined team we’ve been hearing about

Jason Butt talked with someone who was fortunate enough to observe yesterday’s scrimmage and shared this tidbit:

As a whole, however, head coach Kirby Smart was dead-on about the receiver group. It was an inconsistent day for the receivers apparently. In addition, one receiver picked up a celebration penalty following a score, which irritated Smart. The receiver was forced to run stadium steps as a result.

What is this Tennessee game you refer to, Coach?

The great thing here is thinking running stadium steps is going to have an effect when getting gut-punched at the last second in a game that Georgia had all but won didn’t.  There aren’t enough stadium steps in the world for that, I’m afraid.

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17 responses to “So much for that disciplined team we’ve been hearing about

  1. Greg

    Glad to see it….

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    • Aubrey E Walker

      Why not have himself and the position coach run the steps for not coaching that behavior out of the players to begin with. Just like anyone players will do what they are allowed to do. Better coaching is what’s needed

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      • Greg

        Oh I am sure it has been drilled into them, even at an early age. The player made a choice….just like a kid may do something wrong but has been taught better. Football is an emotional game, sometimes you get caught unawares in it. Hopefully he matures and learns…running steps is a good reminder.

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  2. AusDawg85

    Right…forget the steps and tape his eyes open to watch 2 hours of the UT debacle replay, then tell him he’s responsible for any other member of the team for an excessive celebration penalty this year. Make players own the discipline problem and get the XBox mindset out of the arena.

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    • AusDawg85

      Ranting aside, I think the penalty is stupid and a little bit of player excitement needs to be permitted during the course of action. Just can’t be planned, involve props, occur on the field of play, include taunting, nor cause a delay in the game.

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    • Greg

      Sounds easier than running steps.

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  3. Athens Dog

    It was Javon Wims. Caught about a 40 yard pass, made a good move, scored and then did a front flip. Flag thrown. Kirby sprinted down and got in his face. He was on the steps for the remainder of the scrimmage.

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  4. Jack Klompus

    Javon is going to be a monster this year.

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    • Greg

      Looks promising….thinks Woerner also does. Fought injuries most of last year. Split him wide and get the ball to him….with his size & speed, it would be a nightmare for LB’s and DB. Hard to cover & hard to tackle.

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    • If he can’t block, he won’t play according to our head coach.

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      • Greg

        As it should be…

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        • It seemed last year the ability to block outweighed the ability to make big plays in the passing game.

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          • Greg

            If you ain’t got the ball, you better be blocking…get a hat on a hat, or there is a problem. That is taught early by all coaches…receivers need to be able to do both if you want to stay on the field.

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            • I agree, but it’s the opposite of a corner. Job 1 is to catch the ball and make plays in the passing game. What they do blocking is secondary. Just like a corner … Deion Sanders didn’t play in run support. He was on the field to take away the best receiver. Same thing IMO.

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              • Greg

                Key statement…..” If you ain’t got the ball, you better be blocking”. When the play is called, everybody has an assignment, you either are getting the ball…or you have an assigned man. It is that way from Pop Warner to Pro. When that breaks down, the play breaks down. Comparing a corner to a reciever (responsibilities) are two different things….a different discussion.

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  5. What about Bob

    Hmmm, based on the title, why does one player being disciplined for excessively celebrating in a scrimmage denote a discipline problem for the whole team. That’s a big stretch right there and worthy of the AJC Click Bait of the month award.

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