Run the damned ball, Georgia.

Those Chubb and Michel fellas weren’t too shabby.

Knowshon’s 2008 season wasn’t anything to sneer at, either.  What that season might have been with a good defense…

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14 responses to “Run the damned ball, Georgia.

  1. Brandon

    “What that season might have been with a good defense.” This is the epitaph for a great many Georgia football seasons, nonetheless, many of our fans remain obsessed with second guessing play calling in 45-42 or 38-35 losses. If this season has any long term effects on our fan base, I hope it is to show them what a championship defense actually looks like. We’ve had tons of championship level offenses.

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    • McTyre

      Absolutely. about ready to retire the What’s Aaron Murray Ever Done meme that some misguided Dawg fans peddle. Special Teams was also erratic to poor for many of those years where offense was scoring 30-40 frequently but losing 2-3 conference games.

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    • Macallanlover

      Not sure about having tons of really stout offenses, or defenses, but we have had a few years of both. The real issue has been getting them to coincide/overlap enough to put together more of those “special seasons”. Few champions have been so good on side of the ball to offset mediocrity on the other; you don’t have to be excellent on both offense and defense but you cannot rely on one to carry the other all year long. And even then you have to avoid the key injuries at the key moments on your schedule. It is tough, and why so few can be dominant consistently.

      Alabama is the remarkable exception to that over the past several years, especially with the competition they have to face. FSU and USC have been able to put together a few runs at being dominant for a few seasons in a row but I would put that as being done against lesser schedules. They were talented, but only faced comparable athletes once or twice per year.

      Knowshon got a lot of key gains of 3 yards on pure toughness and strength, but lacked the home run capability Gurley, Chubb, and Michel gave us. Very good back, but lacked break away speed and never had a strong OL to run behind.

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      • Derek

        That was the most questionable offensive team alabama has put out there during their run. Also no fg kicker. They were ripe for the taking.

        We may be better in 2018, but at least on offense, so will they. Maybe by a lot.

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        • Macallanlover

          We let that one slip away for sure, and we will regret it for a long, long time. Never was behind until the catch was secured in the last play. Damn shame for our guys, that was a giveaway.

          Bama may be better on offense but they have squandered good offenses a couple of times under Saban. This may not be our year, but they are gettable for us. I think we will be better than Bama on offense in 2018, but may not be the better overall team this year. SECG could be a great re-match if our defense can jell by November. I think we don’t get all the pieces in place by then, but just getting there means we have a decent shot in a one-game, do or die.

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  2. If Richt had never promoted Two Thumbs or had fired him after the Debacle in the Dome otherwise known as the 2006 Sugar Bowl …

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  3. Bulldog Joe

    Averaging 151.8 rushing yards, Todd Gurley plays six games in 2014. X-(

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    • merk

      Well the Gurley guy was crap right? I mean not like he went on to play for one of the worst offenses in the NFL and set records still. No way he will ever win an MVP either. All he wanted was money, so sad. /sarcasm off

      Seriously though, that list just shows how wealthy we have been the last 6 years at RB.

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      • Bulldog Joe

        Great to see Todd successful and fully healthy there.

        in 2014, he was on track to become one of the very few 2,000 yard rushers if it weren’t for all the off-field B.S.

        Oh, what could have been.

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    • SCDawg

      Gurley in 2014. Man, what might have been. Maybe a Brisbane?

      He was my favorite guy to watch run. Returned a few kickoffs for TDs as well

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  4. And all of that done without one ‘Great’ offensive line in the group. Georgia has ALWAYS been able to get great skill people (with wide receiver being a little spotty at times). But Georgia hasn’t had the offensive lines that are needed to win championships. As improved as last year’s line was; we will now begin to see dominating lines that will open gaping holes for our backs. I actually look for our run production to go ‘up’ this year in YPG, because the line is going to be THAT good… Get used to Georgia dominance on the offensive side of the ball. If your going to beat the Dawgs this year; you better do so before those linebackers come around.

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    • Derek

      My thoughts too. If USC or LSU don’t get us, we may be pretty good come November and December.

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    • merk

      Still remember the Rams coach literally stating that they went after Gurley because they saw what he did with a crap OLine.

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