In the (red) zone

Remember when the red zone was a place of danger for Georgia?  Good times, right?

Well, that was then and this is last season.

That’ll win you a few games.

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17 responses to “In the (red) zone

  1. Greg

    Jake Fromm….

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  2. Castleberry

    would love to see this without the per visit division. there was a long stretch where we scored every redzone trip. meanwhile, I think Tennessee only ran a few plays on our side of the field.

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  3. PTC DAWG

    R.I.P. Andy Johnson….

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  4. Brandon

    I mentioned earlier in another thread that I have watched a lot of old games this off-season already, and it has reminded me how atrocious we were in the red zone in the early Richt years. Shockley’s senior year we were better I think but that was mostly due to him I think. We won a lot early Richt because of defense. If we had Van Gorder and Bobo simultaneously we would have won multiple NC’s, if we had Martinez as DC 2001-2004, Richt wouldn’t have lasted much longer than that.

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    • Ozam

      This….Mark Richt doesn’t survive without BVG. Van Gorder was outstanding during his time at UGA.

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  5. If we had Bobo 2012-14 combined with BVG 2001-03, we would have been dominant.

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    • Brandon

      You look at even 2009 though, Bobo was catching all kinds of hell that year, but we’ve got two wins that year, 41-37 over S. Carolina and 52-41 over Arkansas that I don’t think we win if Richt was calling the plays. He was handicapped by Willie Martinez’s progressively worse defenses, culminating with the Full Blown Willies of 2009 who were totally garbage.

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      • Brandon

        They only reason we won that “We Run This State” Tech game that year is that Tech dropped a pass that was a gimme on the late drive, that wasn’t a “stop”. Bobo’s 30 points would not have held up.

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      • I agree. A lot of people truly have BDS … not Bobby Dodd Stadium but Bobo Derangement Syndrome.

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      • Otto

        I’ll take what is in Athens now over Bobo 2012-14 combined with BVG 2001-03.

        I believe Smart last year did a better job at playing the clock to UGA’s advantage and using long drives to limit possessions, rather than expecting the D to get 3 and outs with the offense scoring or out in 3 minutes. All 3 phases of the game play into helping the other 2.

        Loved the BVG defenses but the Defense in Athens last year was in my opinion the best since Erk. Bobo may have put up more points but I think fewer possessions with a very high red zone scoring rate puts the team in a better position to win.

        Before someone points it out yes the offense last year had plenty of quick scores but majority of the time they were runs which broke for big plays not plays going for the home run ball. Yes exceptions exist such as Miss St. Smart seems to be going for what Bama did when Saban first arrived in Tuscaloosa ball control offense mauling teams with shut out Ds that can stay rested thanks to the ball control offense.

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  6. Tronan

    It’s interesting that Oklahoma isn’t on the list. I guess most of their scoring was on long plays. (I’m too lazy to look it up.)

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    • 92 grad

      From what I remember of all that rose bowl hype I ignored the sooner defense was horrible in league play, so I think maybe they had a lot of close games.

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      • Tronan

        That makes sense. I was limiting the stat to the offensive side of the ball, which I shouldn’t have. OU could score almost at will – and so could its opponents.

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    • Jack Burton

      That plus their defense was awful

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    • Biggus Rickus

      Their difference was .46, which would probably put them between 30 and 40 based on the list above. And their defense did suck, as they weren’t good at either preventing red zone trips or stopping people once they got there.

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