Okay, not too shabby

A funny thing about this Georgia team — as much as some like to fret about how this team doesn’t show up on occasion, or doesn’t dominate like it should, it sure seems to have lots of players putting up excellent stats.

Take Jake Fromm, for instance.

As those numbers indicate, he’s had a clean pocket much of the season to work from.  So this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, either.

The deets:

Every starter on the Georgia offensive line has produced a PFF overall grade of 75.0 or higher so far this season, with left tackle Andrew Thomas the star of the show. With a PFF overall grade of 90.8, Thomas is the highest-graded offensive lineman in the nation, dominating both in pass protection and as a run-blocker. From 105 pass-blocking snaps, he has allowed just two hits and three hurries, with no sacks through five games. His PFF run-blocking grade of 90.5 is the second-highest mark of among all offensive linemen as well. As good as Thomas is though, it is the consistency across the line that drives their high ranking, with the Bulldogs ranking 15th in the nation with a 93.3 pass-blocking efficiency rating and owning the highest PFF run-blocking grade as a unit at 86.7 through six games.

All this, remember, with key injuries affecting the line over the past few weeks.  That Sam Pittman is a bad mother…

Oh, and if there’s a Georgia player whose greatness we sometimes tend to take for granted, it’s this guy.

There’s a downside to making it look easy, I guess.


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12 responses to “Okay, not too shabby

  1. Mg4life0331

    My nipples are erect


  2. FisheriesDawg

    15 YAC. On 14 catches. That’s insane.


  3. W Cobb Dawg

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t most of Fromm’s completions coming while he’s backed up in the pocket going through his progressions and throwing downfield? That completion percentage would jump even higher if we threw a few more short quick hitters in there. Not complaining, just pointing out we aren’t doing anything to artificially boost Fromm’s completion percentage. The 80% area is legit.

    Seems to me the only announcer who’s effusive about Fromm is Danielson. Seems like all the other talking heads are just ‘ho hum, anybody can throw a slant’.


  4. Russ

    Rat poison


  5. Macallanlover

    Our pass protection has been almost faultless, the run blocking seems sporadic though. Of course we have one starter out, and two limping, which makes cohesion difficult. Guess we are paying for the great fortune we had last year with injuries. Bad to time to have injuries to our trench warriors, both sides of the line…ugh! Blessed with QBs and receivers though!


    • Anonymous

      The run-blocking by the OL has been pretty good all season. There have been some misses by the TEs and RBs though. The bigger issue is that everyone is crowding the box so that there is a free man to hit the RB and limit the play to 3-5 yards until the OL wears down the defensive front. This is the main reason some fans think that Fields is giving the running game “a spark”. He is coming in when the holes start getting bigger.


  6. Thorn Dawg

    Fromm had time to lie out a blanket, have a picnic with a few TriDelts, before launching that perfectly placed 75-yard pass to Godwin. Twas beautiful.


  7. 69Dawg

    Dawg Porn I tell you nothing but Dawg Porn!!!!


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