“I think it is an area of strength on our team.”

Kirby is surprisingly bullish on his wide receivers group this season.

“I am pleased with their work ethic,” Smart said. “We don’t have that dominant, back-shoulder size that Javon Wims, who was a really good wideout for us. We don’t have that guy yet, but we have a lot of guys who have been very productive. Riley has done a great job this camp. Terry has been hobbled a bit so, through no fault of his own, but he has not been able to do everything. But Tyler Simmons and Jayson Stanley, I cannot say enough about all the things they bring to the table. Are they elite, vertical threats – go up and get it. I do not know about that. But what they are is they are really, really good wideouts who compliment each other and help the rest of the team with special teams.

“I love the demeanor of that room because they compete really hard.”

Not that I blame him.

People are talking mainly about the talent, particularly after the addition of Robertson, but I’m curious to see what Cortez Hankton brings to the table as the new position coach.

Defenses will need to pay for stacking the box to stop the run.  Let’s hope Georgia’s got the tools to make that happen.

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17 responses to ““I think it is an area of strength on our team.”

  1. Keese

    Every single position group has an interesting line I’m looking forward to follow

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  2. Yup… Right there with Bama on the O-Line (maybe better). A QB that will look a lot more like a Senior than a Sophomore and an ‘all-world’ back up who will play a lot of minutes, a stable of backs with 2 that catches it out of the backfield like a wide receiver, and the most talented group of tight ends in the conference…

    How do you stop Georgia. You can try and take some things away… You cannot take everything away.

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  3. Bulldog Joe

    Well, can they block?

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    • TXBaller

      Can they catch? The feeling is yes….and in a big way. And RAC is going to be monstrous. Remember, not long ago, our WRs couldnt RAC….because they couldn’t catch shit. The times…they have changed.

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  4. The other Doug

    UGA has been missing a dangerous WR that scares the DC for a few years now. We have plenty of solid players though. Robertson could be that guy that scares the opposition though.

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  5. Russ

    As long as we throw to the TEs, we’ll be fine.

    😉

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    After a lousy 2016, the WRs had a great year in 2017. With Wims seemingly setting world records for acrobatic receptions. Hankton’s got a tough act to follow trying to match last year’s productivity. But he’s got plenty of talent to work with.

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  7. TMC DAWG

    How bad is Zamirs injury?

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  8. Mike Cooley

    Non contact injury to his other knee. Here’s hoping.

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    • Macallanlover

      Awful news, makes me sick. At least it wasn’t the same knee. He worked so hard to have this happen and face another rehab with no chance to play. Great kid, know he will continue to keep his head up, but man, what a lousy break. UGA will be fine at RB (even with this loss, SC still trails by a bunch, lol.) Holyfield and Cook will surprise, imo.

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  9. I don’t know about anyone else but every time Smart actually talks something up I get the feeling he’s not really all that happy or he’s deflecting from something else. No, I’m not saying he’s a liar but he’s kinda into misinformation, especially with the media. So much talk about the veteran receivers who have done little more than play on ST

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    • Anonymous

      Kirby is singling out Simmons and Stanley for praise because they are doing things the way he wants them to be done. Read that as they are working hard in practice, are being coachable, embrace playing special teams, embrace blocking in the run game, etc. Apparently, there are some number of players would be considered more talented than Simmons or Stanley that are not quite putting in the effort that Kirby really wants out of them. The message to those players is that if you want to receive public praise like this, you need to put in the same effort and commitment that these guys are.

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  10. Macallanlover

    Not surprising to me, we are loaded at the receiver positions. Maybe the best group we have ever had, and that was before DRob. Look at the slot options, the TEs, the RBs, and then the wideouts. That is why he is singing their praises. Total offense is deep, and talented. We may have some unanswered questions on defense, but that doesn’t worry me. For once I believe we can win every shootout.

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  11. Tim B

    I know everyone is excited about the wrs but as it stands Wims has Graduated and Godwin has what appears to be a chronic knee situation will be limited this year. That is vast majority of our production at that position from last season. Hardman looked like a player once he started catching the ball. Ridley wasn’t a significant contributor last season until the last game. Robinson has to learn the playbook. What everyone is fired up about is potential. I hope it works out but then I’ve been around long enough to have a bit of skepticism the happy talk.

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