“In our room, it’s not letting us down, it’s letting them down.”

If you’d have told me before the season began that Georgia’s starting quarterback would go 4-7 for 101 yards and throw an interception in the Florida game, it wouldn’t have given me a lot of hope for the outcome.  As it turned out, of course, it was merely the byproduct of a dominant running attack and defense that allowed the Dawgs to control the game without any need to put a lot on Jake Fromm’s shoulder, other than his general management skills (which have been superb so far for a true freshman).

That, in turn, is due in large part to the improvement on the offensive line.  Georgia hasn’t given up a lot of sacks, but a lot of that can be attributed to its reliance on the running game.  What is more relevant is the drop in tackles for loss allowed from last season’s national ranking of 90th to this season’s 32nd.  That has fueled a similar rise in yards per carry from 2016’s 54th to 2017’s 8th.

Sam Pittman’s done a whale of a job, obviously, but if you want to dig a little deeper into what’s gone on, Seth Emerson has the details here.

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11 responses to ““In our room, it’s not letting us down, it’s letting them down.”

  1. sniffer

    Sam Pittman’s done a whale of a job,

    You left that right where we could find it, didn’t you?

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  2. AusDawg85

    I’m increasingly amused by this notion that “at some point, Fromm is going to be put into a position to have to throw the ball”. Well, yes…if we’re losing by two or more scores late. So that means someone has been able to stop our run game and Fromm has not hit those long balls, slants, seams and back shoulder tosses he’s thrown pretty well thus far AND our D has been scored on. Mizzou showed we can be beat on deep balls…I don’t see that as Auburn nor Bama’s forte. In any game we could suddenly have a bunch of turnovers go against us, but if that happens you know why you lost.

    Fromm gets plenty of reps throwing. If we need him to march down the field for a winning TD with less than a minute and no timeouts, then yes…Eason knows how to do this but we don’t know about Fromm. I think he’s up to the task and pray we don’t need to find out.

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    • Paul

      That’s not the only reason we may need to throw. So far, even when teams stack the box we’ve still been able to run. But, if we find ourselves in a tight game where a team has been fairly successful at stopping our ground game we’re going to need to pass enough to keep them from stacking the box in order to open up the run. We won’t neccessrily be down two scores but we’ll need to throw to win.

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  4. Thorn Dawg

    ^ This. I’m tired of hearing Fromm hasn’t shown me….. yada yada yada.

    We don’t throw the ball because we are dominant in the run game. A wise man once said “if you throw the ball, four things can happen, and three of them are bad.”

    GATA.

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    • Ignore the above link. I was trying to link to a photo of Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction with the caption, “That’s how you’re gonna beat ’em, Butch. They keep underestimating you.”

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  5. HVL Dawgs

    I wonder what the record would be if Eason never got hurt.

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