Plug and play

Georgia’s offensive line has been injury-prone this season, to say the least.  Despite that, it really hasn’t missed much of a beat.  Latest example of that?

That was Salyer’s most extensive time on the line this season and he kicked some ass.  Just ask his head coach.

“The kid that has really gotten better the last two weeks is Jamaree (Salyer),” Smart said. “He’s a heckuva good player at either guard spot.”

As the article notes, Trey Hill got a start at guard against UMass.  Pittman has built some solid depth on the o-line in a relatively short period of time.  I know it’s relatively short because I keep pinching myself to make sure it’s real.

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10 responses to “Plug and play

  1. Biggen

    With Kendall Baker out indefinitely, we need these youngins to step up. It’s amazing the attrition on the OL we have suffered but we keep putting in guys to pick up the slack.

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  2. Timphd

    Pittman should will the Broyles award. The most valuable assistant coach without question in my mind.

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  3. LakeOconeeDawg

    How does Tyler Simmons not make that list?

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    • Brandon M

      2 big plays means he graded well on…. 2 plays. Regardless if its a 4 yard gain or a 75 yard touchdown, completing your assignment on that play or vice versa carries the same weight

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      • BowlDawg14

        …and what big plays did Trey Blount have? More than Simmons? I get that Simmons wasn’t in on many…but he had to have turnover to keep him graded below Trey Blount…Come to think of it…100% completion percentage, where is Jake Fromm?? I would like to know how they grade that!

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        • Brandon M

          Good point. I’m not sure how Fromm isn’t listed. But for a wideout it’s not just about catching passes, blocking assignments count too

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  4. Randall Adams

    And Clemson is desperate to sign linemen to this upcoming class. Coincidence?

    I think the Tigers are going to look a lot more like the old Dawgs within a year or two.

    Georgia is winning the instate battles for linemen; which was ‘hands down’ the biggest weakness to CMR Program.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      I believe you’ve hit the nail on the head. Awburn’s OL sucks too. There simply aren’t that many top linemen available. When we scoop up the top 2 or 3 in the state every year the others have to pick over the scraps, or reach on OLs in hopes of finding someone worth having – as CMR did.

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  5. Macallanlover

    Both Hill and Salyer have been very impressive this season and have monster potential. Those two, combined with Gailard and Big Ben is what gives UGA a shot against Bama. When you look at the OL of UGA and the number of playmakers that opens up, we can (potentially) score on Bama better than anyone they have seen, It may be unrealistic to some that UGA can compete, and win, against Bama. Only Georgia, Clemson, and OU has the offensive firepower to score enough to win a game with the Tide. Now Bama has the better combo of an offense and a defense, so they should be favored. Of the three contenders, Clemson has the best defense to limit scoring, UGA is 2nd best, and OU simply doesn’t have enough defense to hold Bama under 45 under any circumstances short of Tua being unable to play. I think Alabama wins out if they stay healthy, but feel they will get tested once, or twice after this weekend. AU will not be a threat.

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  6. HiAltDawg

    ” It may be unrealistic to some that UGA can compete, and win, against Bama.”

    It was unrealistic to some on this blog that we could compete with so car, mizzou or kentucky!

    So thank you for pointing out that our team actually can play Alabama.

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