TFW even your inner Debbie Downer can’t go there

Heh.  Dawgs247 takes a look at every UGA position group and takes a shot at raising the biggest question facing each of those units.  This is what it comes up with for the offensive line:

It’s really hard to find a real concern with this unit. The Bulldogs have six guys with at least three games of starting experience and two more who got plenty of mop-up action a year ago. Since we’re really having to dig here, we’ll go with continuing to develop a fourth tackle.

Not find.  Not develop.  Continue to develop.

I think I’ll be able to rest easy tonight.

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17 responses to “TFW even your inner Debbie Downer can’t go there

  1. stoopnagle

    Perhaps they missed all of those FGs we kicked after being 1st and G? Florida game was only an exception in that we actually got 7 cracks at “imposing our identity” only to trot Hot Rod out there. Auburn, Kentucky, happened a lot well after it was clearly a problem.

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    • Clearly the o-line sucks.

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      • Derek

        I’d like to see our OL play in 2019 like alabama’s OL did in 2012.

        8 yards a carry before we put a hand on their backs was impressive to watch, even when you’re the victim of it.

        The potential is there but it hasn’t been reality quite yet.

        Hopefully it all comes together this year and we can really bury people.

        The mid-1990s Nebraska teams and that 2012 Alabama team could really move people around. I want to see some of that.

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      • Chadwick

        They had their issues inside the 5 on occasion and they were stumped when LSU adjusted their front against them. They’re deep and talented, but in actual play they’ve got things to sort. It’s nit-picking to a degree, but the LSU game still bugs me.

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        • Got Cowdog

          Same here, but based on Coach O’s comments from a few weeks ago, I’m blaming that on Chaney. What was it Orgeron said? He pulled the noseguard out from head up on the center to the gap or something? Sounded pretty simple but no one on the Georgia bench or booth picked it up. Why not?

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        • If Georgia plays all this season like it did in Baton Rouge, it’s a 6-6 year.

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      • stoopnagle

        Clearly! We need to replace the position coach and get someone in there who can coach them up.

        Hey, I’m just looking for them to roadgrade everyone all the time even when the other side has equal talent. Is that too damn much to ask? 😉

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      • Macallanlover

        Hardly, lol, but it is a fair point. Specifically we had bizarre issues against FU, LSU, 4th Qtr. Bama, and (surprisingly) Texas. The kind of talent we have in place now should rarely get stuffed on run plays, especially on consecutive plays, even if we are in a short yardage run situation. And an experienced OL should have players in our QB’s face on passing downs as we did against LSU, 4th Qtr. Bama, and Texas.

        I am certainly not going to say we have significant OL issues but an autopsy should be done on those games, the issue should be identified and repaired. You can bet opponents will come at us in similar ways to see if we did our work. I was ready to hire the Texas DC after that game, it wasn’t the defense with all the players missing that cost us the game, it was the inept offense, and specifically the OL, imo. That was a Big 12 defense for crying out loud.

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        • Classic City Canine

          Yeah, the O-line has gone strangely AWOL in our losses. Until they figure that out (especially against Alabama), they shouldn’t rest on their laurels.

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    • Russ

      True, Stoop, and it was frustrating to watch. I think part of that was scheme and part was wasting a down to rotate quarterbacks. I hope that’s not an issue this season.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’m going to be disappointed if we don’t turn everybody into road pizza.

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  3. GruvenDawg

    The O line group and DB group have seen the biggest transformation under Kirby. The other groups have gotten better as well but the change in the o-Line is just crazy.

    Great S&C with big guys that are athletic is going to be the norm going forward. This is the first group that will have guys that have were recruited under Kirby, trained by Pittman, and watched over by Scott that are really going into year 3/4. We should get a yard or two when we need it from here on out.

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    • SlobberKnocker

      I would add the OLB group to your list of position groups that have transformed under Kirby. There’s talent, speed, and depth there that we have never seen.

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  4. Russ

    We have two of the best offensive lines in the country.

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  5. Doyle Hargraves

    I’m 46 and have been a Dawg fan for 41 of those years. It’s still hard to grasp having an embarrassment of riches on the O-Line. Never thought I’d live to see it

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