Georgia’s 2019 spring practice is in the books. More than a week after G-Day, I thought I’d take my expertly formulated opinion — hey, I watched a spring scrimmage and read the media reports, didn’t I? — and post my thumbnail feelings about a few topics. Bullet points, get over here!
- Areas of least concern: offensive line (duh); secondary (even post-Baker, I couldn’t help but be impressed with the depth of talent in the defensive backfield); outside linebacker; running back; Blankenship
- Area of lesser concern: quarterback, at least as long as Fromm stays healthy (Bennett looks like he’s functional, at the least, and Mathis has talent)
- Areas of some concern: defensive line (not sure if the depth is there); inside linebacker (not sure if the speed is there, at least until Dean is a regular part of the rotation)
- Area of concern: receivers (mainly because of depth after Holloman, Simmons and Woerner; the incoming group plus Robertson I hope will lower my anxiety)
This is a loaded bunch. Based on my limited exposure watching as many spring football games as I could, I don’t see another team in the East at Georgia’s talent level. But I also see an offense that is probably going to be brought around more slowly than the spring chatter might indicate and a defense that has a few things to sort out in the front seven. Plus, there are new coordinators on both sides of the ball.
For those reasons, I don’t find a reason to think there’s going to be a major deviation from last season’s offensive game plan, at least early on. Mashing defenses with that huge offensive line makes too much sense, given where the talent and depth on offense lies right now.
Your post-spring thoughts?