We will serve no pass rush before its time.

I’m not sure I’m really convinced by this, but Smart says Georgia’s pass rush last season — more specifically, the lack thereof — was the product of inexperience.

“I’m hoping to get some more pass rush, we’re trying to increase the pass rush and tackles for loss, we’re always trying to give people negative plays,” Smart said. “The only way to get really good at that is practice and be aggressive and try to come after folks.

“This year we don’t feel like we’re as young on defense. We feel like we’ve got some guys coming back that can contribute, some guys coming back that played and that may allow us to be more aggressive.”

The reason I hope he’s a bit off kilter there is that he’s counting on some new studs coming in this year to upgrade that area.  I hope what he’s trying to say is that last year’s staff didn’t feel as confident being aggressive with the personnel as he expects it to be in 2019.  I hope.

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9 responses to “We will serve no pass rush before its time.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    So if we get lots of sacks this year, next year they’ll complain that we got shredded by screens?

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  2. Atticus

    Much more depth and talent this year. Which is why nobody will be drafted high from last years pass rush…..but there will be several over the next 3-4 years. Jermaine is going to make a huge impact. Among several.

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  3. Bright Idea

    I thought the defense stayed conservative last year, married to 2-deep and one safety in particular whiffed on several plays in the open field. Maybe Kirby has realized taking some chances would have been better.

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  4. ugafidelis

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High reference?

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  5. “last year’s staff didn’t feel as confident being aggressive with the personnel as he expects it to be in 2019”. I’m fairly certain that is what he is saying here.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Not so sure about the “inexperience” part. I thought some of the younguns like Jordan Davis, Tindall, and Anderson did pretty good when it came to getting pressure – and in limited action. Walker and Marshall have been good pass rushers, but had hobbling injuries last year. Regulars like Ledbetter, Patrick, Grant, never established themselves as good pass rushers. We need at least a couple of those 4 and 5-star athletes to step up to fill the void.

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  7. Ray Avret

    CKS has never run pass rush happy defenses , He tends to run sound defenses . My hope is we don’t have WR running wide open streaking deep down field with no Georgia players in site with the biggest hope being the QB and WR can not connect with each other ….. happens about 4-5 times every game most fans only pay attention when they connect

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