A stat to warm the cockles of your heart

It does mine, anyway.

In case you’re wondering, Georgia Tech is currently averaging 16.9 ppg against FBS opponents, good for 122nd nationally.

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20 responses to “A stat to warm the cockles of your heart

  1. Anon

    We’ll scratch out a win and catapult HoT Rod into the heisman race?

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  2. Russ

    Our defense IS a joy to watch. So much depth and everyone contributes. They give me hope against LSU.

    Can they play offense too?

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  3. D as in Dawg

    Basically, we have one of the best defenses in program history to coincide with one of the worst offenses in recent history. I’d feel better about that if we didn’t get away with what seems like 10 PI/holdings yesterday in the secondary. It just seems like LSU is going to expose this D, but not so much that a good offense couldn’t keep us in the game. 🤔

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  4. Whiskeydawg

    Slogan for the SECC – Win It Like Dooley.

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    • 69Dawg

      As a 1969 Grad I can say that this team is doing exactly that. God bless Erk. Dooley’s Junkyard Dawgs are 5 * now.

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      • Macallanlover

        This is undeniably our heritage, winning by defense and STs was a lesson that worked well in the Dooley era. Is Kirby the new Erk? If so, spend some time with those DBs before the SECCG…..please.

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  5. practicaldawg

    At this point, it’s become entertaining just to listen to the disgust in the voices of the ESPN talking heads. Mickey no likey wins without lots of offensive highlights to sell ads.

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    • Macallanlover

      In 2019 we are the mirror-image of Oklahoma, but offense is what so many fans, and rules makers, want. I watched some PAC 12 and Big 12 games after ours last night. It can be fun until it goes on for quarters without a defensive stop, then it becomes boring as well. The rules changes for the past decade plus have favored the offense, time to get some balance back. Changing the QB throwaway is one quick fix, enforcing OL holding would be another. I really don’t know how to fix the PI enforcement but it too penal for the defender and rarely called on the offense. Plenty more but this is just an outcry for some balance going forward, we have seen some ridiculous games, another 100+ point game total last night.

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      • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

        ” It can be fun until it goes on for quarters without a defensive stop, then it becomes boring as well. “
        Amen times 10! I am as disappointed as anyone in the offense we are putting on the field right now, but mainly because underachieving isn’t fun for anyone. But I absolutely hate football games that are like NBA games where the winner is often just the team that has the ball last. And I absolutely love watching out D this year.

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        • practicaldawg

          But what’s sad is how ESPN refuses to show so much as one defensive highlight. Defensive excellence directly contradicts their agenda, so it will get virtually no national recognition or marketing. This is the reality of Disney’s grip on the national perception of the game.

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  6. siskey

    The most impressive thing about the defense is how they do it no matter what formation they are in. Our base is now the Nickel and we rotate so many guys in and out with little to no drop off.
    As to the comment about the uncalled penalties, I don’t know how much of that is our “luck” versus the commentators/opposing fans needing something to complain about. If it is true that we are benefitting from some ref conspiracy then my feeling is that it’s about time but it makes me fearful regarding the SEC Championship game.
    This is a really good albeit flawed team that hasn’t played to it’s capabilities all year but has also managed to keep fighting towards it’s main goal after the South Carolina loss. I feel good about the season to date and have faith that we’ll do better on offense moving forward.

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  7. lostdawg3

    Just beat the trade school. #FTMFN #HBTFD

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  8. Cojones

    Kirby mentions injuries in passing each week and I believe it accounts for the O linemen not blowing people back and with everyone loading the box against us, they don’t open the holes like they did last year. We have seen the latter play in several games where they can’t get 1 yard when that was all that was needed.

    If anyone had told me before the season that we couldn’t get I yard with 4* and 5* 340 lb O linemen, I would have said they were crazy or I would be living in a car after betting my house.

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    • Cojones

      Add to that the 3 games played in the rain, and you have a perfect storm on offense, but how does that translate into a great D that operates on the same muddy field.

      No one is mentioning the dustup between Fromme and Swift that was reminding of the ‘Bama QB and Center getting on the same page in a championship game. Any one know what’s happening, I mean besides the handoff to Swift with the entire left side of the line letting A&M’s D wait to nail him? Do yuh think that he was telling him to hold the ball and run it himself when the runner doesn’t have a chance?

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      • The Dawg abides

        I watched the replay today and I think Danielson nailed the problem between the two. Jake checked to a play directly into a run blitz. It wasn’t a dustup as much as Swift just being frustrated and calling Jake out. Frankly, to me this is way more disturbing than the bad throws and missed reads. Getting the offense into the right play, especially run plays, was Fromm’s greatest strength. I’m concerned it’s more than just a slump, I think something is really off with Fromm right now.

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        • Cojones

          Looks like it is now explained similar to what we surmised except the final clue: A&M loaded the left side with a two-seconds-left shift and it was too late to change the play.

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    • Will (The other one)

      Based on what I saw from NC State, that should be less of an issue this week. Even Coley’s spotty playcalling put up points vs Ark St and as far as talent goes, that’s the closest comparison for the Trade School

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  9. Mike Cooley

    I’ve been disgusted with Coley but last night was not on him. The majority of that was on Jake Fromm. I don’t know what was wrong with him but his missing open receivers had a lot to do with us having to sweat another one out in the fourth quarter when it should have never come to that. Also, vis a vis the exchange he had with Swift, has anyone considered that our constantly running straight into an oncoming defense may not be Coley as much as it is Fromm changing the play at the line? What I took from Swift was he had had enough of being sent straight into an oncoming blitz over and over and was telling Fromm so when Fromm wanted to give him some lip after a play. I don’t blame Swift at all. And he seemed pissed on those final runs to close the game out. Also, there was a second down play with us in “Aggie land” as Nessler kept describing it, James Cook was in the game, flared out to the left and was wide ass open only to have Fromm never even look his way. He was taken out after that play and was shown very briefly on the sideline standing there shaking his head. My guess is that we lose Cook after this season. I love the way we are playing on defense and special teams. I want us to win and am glad that we have all the wins we have but this offense is still a big pile of discombobulated shit and saying so doesn’t make a person a traitor or a malcontent. Even a competent offense would be enough to possible take us all the way with this defense.

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  10. CEPH

    Kirby said the defense was getting tired, lousy excuse! How can that be, we rotate every player on defense that has on a uniform. Could it be that they aren’t in shape. Excuse me that can’t be because we are the MANBALL team. You aren’t allowed to get tired or beat!!!!!

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