Player makes plays.

Is Lawrence Cager Georgia’s most valuable player on offense?  Seth Emerson ($$) makes a case:

Cager, with his size and experience, has emerged as Fromm’s favorite target, and when he’s been out the passing game has had a steep drop-off. In the four games Cager has either missed (Kentucky and Texas A&M) or had to leave early (Auburn and South Carolina), Fromm’s completion percentage is 54.5 percent and he averages only 5.3 yards per attempt. In the seven games that Cager has been able to fully play, Fromm is 70 percent on his passes and has 9 yards per attempt.

That’s, um… pretty stark.  That’s also why I’m okay with giving Cager another week off this Saturday to have him healthier for LSU the following week.

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UPDATE:  More data.

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  1. Gaskilldawg

    Me, too. Tech has a terrible run defense and has the 122nd ranked scoring offense. It is unlikely our defense let’s us get behind to the point we have to pass.

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  2. dawgtired

    Definitely will not need him against Tech…but desperately need him against LSU. I’m thinking we will need to generate much on offense for the LSU game. I think the Dawgs’ D will be the best LSU faces, but they’ll score. Good call on resting Cager.

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    • Opposing defenses are aware when 15 is on the field (especially on 3rd down), not saying the defense plays a special way…but that they may not have that extra player in the box due to 15’s presence on the field

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  3. BMan

    Rest that young man another week. The offensive game plan against Tech should look something like paving a stretch of road. Nothing but road graders and steam rollers until the boss calls quittin’ time.

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  4. Cojones

    Been thinking about that all week and am glad to hear he won’t play in the Tech game. If vnothing else, we need him healthy to help open up the pass lanes for others because you know LSU will have at least two guys covering him and when they don’t – look out!

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  5. UGA '97

    A 5th year graduate who is nfl ready, showing such productive makes sense. There cannot be that obvious of an Achilles heal when the OC has so many other weapons. If so, then LSU will just drape Delpit all over him. If we are still trying to figure out how to use the 10 other TEs, WRs and RBs who can catch a ball and run, this late in a season, and they are still regressing then we are in huge trouble. Especially since Fromm has had all day to throw all season long. Run to setup the Run is not gonna work.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    I’m getting to the point where I would prefer Coley back as WR coach, where he did a decent job coaching and did some fine recruiting. Hankton & Hartley haven’t impressed me, so maybe replace them with a real OC and QB coaches.

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