First sign of adversity?

Well, dayum.

Georgia starting right tackle Isaiah Wilson left practice with a lower body injury, the extent of which is not yet known, DawgNation has confirmed.

If Wilson’s injury is to the extent that he can’t play in the 4 p.m. game on Saturday against Murray State, sophomore Cade Mays would likely assume right tackle duties with Ben Cleveland starting at right guard…

Wilson was the only Georgia lineman not to miss any snaps on account of injuries during the 2018 season.

Regression to the mean really blows.

Of course, this won’t make any difference in the next two games, and maybe not much at all, presuming nobody else on the o-line goes down.  But…

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28 responses to “First sign of adversity?

  1. Jack Burton

    My 2 favorite road grading MONSTERS next to each other. Hell Fucking Yeah.

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    • Greg

      Concur…..Mays is just NASTY, can pass block also. Would not be surprised to see an improvement in OL play.

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      • If that’s the case, why hasn’t Mays been starting at right tackle all along?

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        • jrod1229

          Yeah, thats just a bad take. I don’t think we see a huge drop off on run blocking, but the reason Ben was 2nd is because of his pass pro, so I’d assume thats where you could see a drop off.

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        • Greg

          ” Would not be surprised to see an improvement in OL play.”

          Didn’t say he was better, I just would not be surprised to see that there would be an improvement. FWIW, thinks Wilson is more than likely a better road grader or better in the run game. Which is what we do (run), that is why he is in there as a starter.

          As far as Mays goes, he is good at both……just a little better in pass protection imo. We will find out soon, if Mays is indeed starts at the OT position. Probably will see Salyer in there also.

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          • Mays played at every spot on the o-line in preseason. If him playing ahead of Wilson improved the play of the line, you don’t think Pittman would have noticed that?

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            • Greg

              GEEZ!!….. again, said that I would not be “surprised”.

              Also said that the reason he is probably the starter, is that we are a run team. Wilson is probably a little stronger there than Mays.

              I like Mays overall game, he is a warrior (not that I don’t like I.W’s)….and he looks to be getting better at what he does. No way we will know if there is an improvement or not (overall) until we see it.

              Again, I would not be surprised to see that overall play improves, especially in the pass game & protection

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            • Cojones

              Damn, Senator, let this man drink his Kool-Aid in peace.

              There, there, Greg. Here’s your surprise Brontosaurus propped back up and over here in the sand is your friend Scrat and ….

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        • jt10mc (the other one)

          Because he can play any position on the OL whereas Isiah Wilson cannot. Wilson also has reach that Mays doesn’t BUT the truth is our first 7 maybe 8 OLmen will play in the NFL. A couple of starters would PLAY right now on an NFL roster. Mays is a GREAT 1B to Wilson. Remember he played in the coveted LT position last year. That said…love to have Wilson back for ND.

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  2. LakeOconeeDawg

    Sounding like a high ankle. May take a while.

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  3. Macallanlover

    Incredible the lack of angst I feel from DawgNation over the loss of such a key starter. Said before, I have never seen anything like this in my lengthy period of following the Dawgs. We almost have 3 lines of depth that can still keep us on course for Atlanta. Not wanting to test that premise but there numerous, quality ways to work around injuries with this position group. All may not be optimum, but I didn’t even blink in seeing that the ND game is certainly included in this lost time period for Wilson.

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  4. Russ

    Well, considering we have the two best offensive lines in the SEC, I’m not that worried. This is the one area where we can afford a few injuries.

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  5. I love Mays at guard, but at tackle is scary. He’s rough against outside pass rush.

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  6. Greg

    GEEZ!!….. again, said that I would not be “surprised”.

    Also said that the reason he is probably the starter, is that we are a run team. Wilson is probably a little stronger there than Mays.

    I like Mays overall game, he is a warrior (not that I don’t like I.W’s)….and he looks to be getting better at what he does. No way we will know if there is an improvement or not (overall) until we see it.

    Again, I would not be surprised to see that overall play improves, especially in the pass game & protection.

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  7. Mike Cooley

    Why do we think he’s out for several games? I haven’t read that anywhere. In fact what I did read suggested it was one game and two at the outside. We like drama here in Bulldawg nation.

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    • Seth Emerson says it’s a high ankle sprain.

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      • Mike Cooley

        Right but Slayer has the same thing and he’s back. He was out a little over a week wasn’t he?

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        • Mike Cooley

          Salyer not Slayer. Jeez.

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        • Cojones

          Salyer is practicing, but is he slated to play this weekend? Wouldn’t think so. Wilson’s loss is not helpful in our overall preps for ND, no matter when he returns. Hope it doesn’t put him out of that game, but with other backups we have time for his proper healing. To not go down in 2018 is remarkable and for him to go down now in practice must really cause him angst on top of his injury.

          Get well soon, Isaiah. We always need you.

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          • Mike Cooley

            If he can practice I don’t know why he wouldn’t be able to play. Don’t get me wrong, I would rather nobody be hurt. But I don’t know that not having Wilson against these next two is going to be a big deal. And I am willing to bet that he’s back for Notre Dame. I don’t follow you about prep for Notre Dame. That will happen the week of that game. As long as he’s back by then I fail to see how game prep for them is affected by this.

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            • Cojones

              Think that last year they practiced for an opponent several weeks ahead and no one mentioned it until after the game. I see them doing the same by practicing a few plays each week while getting game ready for the next opponent. They won’t use them until we face ND, but they can throw in a few special plays for that game during the runup to Murray St and the next cupcake. Wilson may be at practice, but not game practice in the lineup each week until the medics release him.

              With a high ankle sprain, how much would you bet he would be ready for play in the ND game?

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              • Mike Cooley

                More of a figure of speech but I’d bet if you want to. Why not? Again, Salyer is back and from what was being said during lunch he’s going to play. Unless it’s something much worse than what is being reported I don’t know why he would be out that long.

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                • Greg

                  Agree, thinks he will play also (based on reports). How much…who knows.

                  He needs to get some playing time in. The sooner, the better.

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        • Will Adams

          More times than not, a high ankle sprain takes at least 4 weeks to come back from. Sometimes it’s 6 weeks. Especially when the injured player is a big boy on the LOS. Obviously, every injury is different and every player heals at different rates, so speculating the time it will take for Wilson to return is an exercise in futility. That being said, if it is a high ankle sprain, him being back and ready to play against ND would surprise me more than him not being able to play. But, I hope for his and the teams sake, I end up pleasantly surprised by him starting the game that’s 16 days from today.

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