He’d like to thank all the big people who made that possible.

This is good.

This may be even better.

One.  Freakin’. Sack.  Allowed.

And, again, remember, that’s happened without Georgia playing all its o-line starters in the first five games due to injuries.

Do I really have to say what I think about Sam Pittman again?

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33 responses to “He’d like to thank all the big people who made that possible.

  1. gastr1

    Listen, Pittman is a god in many respects, but I’m beginning to think he is the problem in short-yardage failures. (I really don’t know where else to look.) WTF is the deal with that?

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    • Bulldog Joe

      Herrien runs lower to the ground than Swift does, and is better suited to slip or drive though a crack in the line on short yardage.

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      • Greg

        Never noticed, but good point. I also think he may be a little more patient for things to open up. Dude runs hard, not afraid to bring the pain…

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      • The other Doug

        This. When Swift gets stoned at the line of scrimmage it’s almost always because he is upright instead of hitting it like a missile. My guess (never been in the arena) he tends to stay upright so he can cut/accelerate.

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    • 69Dawg

      One of the problems in the short yardage plays is the size of our OLine. Our guys are too tall to get under the defensive lineman and as we all know short yardage Low man wins.The defense is not rushing they are diving to take the push away and to free up the LBs to to fill in and as with Florida last year we keep doing the same old same old that’s not Pittman he isn’t calling the plays. another thing is we don’t block the outside rushers on these short yardage plays and that is on the TEs who as we all know are not fullbacks. We miss the great fullbacks we have had in the pass but Kirby doesn’t like fullbacks.

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  2. Greg

    “One. Freakin’. Sack. Allowed.”

    “But they can’t get one freakin yard when they need it”

    That’s all some will see….but as I recall, we did..we did.

    Would like to see more of Zeus in short yardage. Dude is a load to bring down, hits the hole hard and fast….and if you do make contact, better just hold on for the ride, he’s determined.

    Also thinks he is gonna break a LONG one before the season is over.

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    • gastr1

      I don’t that’s ALL that some will see, but why is it that we don’t get that yard 90% of the time? Here’s my point: one sack allowed is amazing and is a testament to the quality of everyone involved–OL, QB, blocking RBs, Pittman. So is 77.5%, an INCREDIBLE stat. What is the deal with not having that kind of success of 4th and 1? On this blog is only praise allowed and no discussion of places to improve?

      I love this team and how they’re playing, but why is it so many of you want to shut down people who’d like to talk about next steps for them to get better? I know the coaching staff is doing that.

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      • Greg

        Comment was not directed at you, didn’t see it until after the fact…..I just knew that some would not look at the overall success and nitpick. Which is okay with me, it’s entertaining.

        Overall, I can’t think of too many OL’s in the country that are performing as well as the dogs….if any.

        But from my eyes, thinks that the short yardage may have something to do with continuity on the OL. We have not been healthy each and every game, some starters have been out.

        Also thinks that the play calling is predictable….and I believe that is coming from Kirby….”imposing will”. Not sure if he is allowing Fromm to change the call, but my guess is, he’s not.

        JMO…FWIW

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        • gastr1

          Gotcha. Was also in a sense responding to several people on the game thread who were bothered by what they saw as negative comments on that thread (which were posted as the game was happening and as such were reactions in the moment).

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          • Greg

            Usually don’t remark during a game until I see the full 60 minutes.

            But they are entertaining & enjoyable to read sometimes.

            I like this team, talent wise…it may be the best Kirby has had. We just need to keep fighting. Cause I guarantee you, we will get everybody’s best shot.

            It will be interesting to see how Auburn & Florida play defense against us. My guess is, they won’t stack the box and play their normal ‘D. Could play to our advantage.

            Mizzou scares me, no guarantees on winning out…but this team will fight for a full 60, I like’em.

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          • illinidawg

            You mean shit like this “D as in Dawg
            October 5, 2019 at 7:51 PM
            They look undisciplined, unprepared, and outplayed… against a 1-3 team. I’m sorry but we have some coaching issues. Another backup QB exposing us. UF > UGA right now and I don’t think that’s debatable. Absolute BS! Let’s run some more jet sweeps and back shoulder passes. Can’t wait to hear all the excuses this week.”

            Yea, I called it out.

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            • Greg

              Thinks I like the “I’m sorry” part best. At least he apologized.

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            • gastr1

              Well, when the game is 2/5 in and we’re looking bad against a terrible team, the heat of the moment, you know? It’s a lot different than said comment after a 43-14 win–which is when many of the “I can’t believe you haterz” comments rolled in.

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          • PTC DAWG

            The in game comments are HIGHlarious. Reading back shows off the brilliance…

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      • 2675miller

        With a qb hitting 77 percent just throw it on short yardage. Also, why bootleg on the 2 pt? He’s hitting 77 percent.

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        • Greg

          Not a bad play call, it just didn’t work. Missed assignment on picking up the defender by our TE I believe. Don’t think there was a RB in the backfield to pick him up either, would like to go back & see it again.

          The play never had a chance to run or pass it in. But at least there was an option. The play could not develop…busted play.

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        • That’s my feeling as well.

          We have the best pass protecting OL in the country, the best QB in the country, and top 10 WR talent and a modus operandi of running into a wall over and over and over. Call a play action pass once in a while or go 4 wide and let Fromm make a play.

          We should be running hurry up no huddle the entire game as it plays directly into our strengths. Defensive depth, OL depth, Fromm. I think this is the best team at this stage in the season in my life as a UGA fan, Kirby needs to loosen the reins and TTDB

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      • Biggus Rickus

        Because you’re talking about a sample size of three plays and it’s not very interesting? And you make things up like “90%” without looking at the actual stats? I don’t know. I’m just spitballing.

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  3. tiredofidsearch

    I agree with kudos regarding coach Pittman…..HOWEVER… we STILL cant get one yard when needed. Hell if we cant do it against Tennessee, no chance against Florida (been there done that already) or Auburn or whoever we might play in Atlanta and after.
    Big bad offensive line…. sorry but not that great until they can do this.

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    • How about the fact that last night we ran on 4th and 1 from the shotgun with a zone read rather than using the QB sneak where we just line up and beat the guy in front of you?

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      • Cojones

        Btw, saw your remarks along with Ug and others last night that reflected yall held your powder on remarks until that inexorable machine began to crush the hapless (but game) Vols. Kudos for your remarks, gents.

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      • Texas Dawg

        Was watching UCF-Cincy on Friday night. On 3rd and short, Cincy lined up in the shotgun and got stuffed. The announcers were lamenting the fact that they were not under center and just trying to sneak it. The very next play they went for it on 4th and 1 WITH THE QB UNDER CENTER. Took the snap and pushed ahead with the back pushing him and voila! First down. This was not the first time I have heard announcers (and color guys) who have played the game at it’s highest level question “and 1 to go” from the shotgun.

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  4. Cojones

    One sack in 5 games is great and pleasing to see. That line should be referred to as “The Georgia Wall” for the protection it gives a great QB. A big part of his greatness is due to that wall.

    I’m glad to now join the people who complained about the short-sighted negative remarks last night and some of you have shown the same today by complaining about what the line hasn’t done (in your eyes) about the play that some of you project for them. The coaches have their reasons that you don’t comprehend in real time since you haven’t trained the team nor have you looked at the quirks opponents may be throwing at you. Your remarks make you more ignorant of the game than I am (and that’s a low bridge boys). Some of you draw and shoot before looking to see it’s the good guys you are shooting. Why not try just enjoying the entire game and show you have some faith in this team coming from behind after opponents have thrown their best at us?

    Complaining when we beat the spread is pretty negative, don’t you think?

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    • Gurkha Dawg

      Cojones, your second paragraph is spot on and I am glad to see that you think walls are good. However I try not to criticize people making negative comments in real time watching the game. College football is not meant to be watched with a cool, dispassionate professionalism. Part of the fun is the wild swings in emotion.

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  5. 69Dawg

    Pay off his mortgage, buy him a Mercedes, just keep him happy and a DGD.

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  6. Erk's Forehead

    Pittman is a Greek god. (And his 2020 recruiting haul looks as amazing as his past efforts.)

    As to the failure(s) on 4th and short, can I ask one serious question: does anyone know why we wouldn’t just sub in a short-yardage package that has 2 RBs lining up behind Jake? With our smorgasbord of RBs, and the predictability of a straight-ahead run call, it seems like a simple solution that increases your chances of success. Give it to the 1st back through (even tho Kirby doesn’t believe in FBs), the 2d back through, or let #11 keep it. Used to work in old school football. Is there a reason why it wouldn’t now?

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  7. Bigshot

    It would be nice if Pitman could teach them how to get 4th and 1.

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  8. Classic City Canine

    So…Kirby should be throwing more instead of running the ball (and getting stuffed in short yardage)?

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