Fixin’ to fix

Sorry, but I can’t resist.  Here’s Smart’s answer to yesterday’s presser question about whether he’s considering taking any action to improve Georgia’s moribund offense:

“But we want to score points. I mean you guys want a simple answer like it’s just going to poof and happen. It’s all philosophy, it’s all the plays that are called and the play designs. It’s not everything. It’s a lot of things that go into having a successful offense and we need to be better. I think everybody acknowledges that. And that’s what we’re working on really hard.”

Maybe that just means they’re hard at work on improving the receivers’ downfield blocking.

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19 responses to “Fixin’ to fix

  1. Russ

    Given Kirby’s reluctance to be honest with the press, I doubt he’s going to give us answers that will satisfy us. But he at least has recognized the problem and I’m sure he’s working on it. I sure would like to see an analyst or two added to the offense, and a proven/transfer QB and RB added to the mix.

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    • Russ

      Okay, went back and read Seth’s entire article and I’ll cut Kirby some slack. He obviously recognizes the problem, and he’s right, there’s no easy answer as much as we (myself included) often think there is. His scheme has worked in the past, and not so much this year. But then you see LSU flip their script from last year and I’m sure that creates pressure to change as well.

      I guess I come back to coaching overall, though, since there were certainly execution issues this season. Given the level of talent we’re bringing in, it’s highly improbable they are ALL busts, so the only remaining variable is the coaching. We need to get the QBs and WRs all on the same page and not let Fromm have his “one guy”. Zero fault tolerant is not a good design.

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      • “Not let Fromm have his one guy”

        Every QB has his security blanket … even Tom Brady. You have to coach the QB to trust his reads and the progression. Sometimes the pre-snap read isn’t the right place to go with the ball. I think that’s as much of an issue with the passing game as anything. Fromm has typically been so good pre-snap that he knows where the ball is going as soon as the snap happens. When someone like Aranda or Steele crosses him up, you have to know and trust where the next guy is going to be and put the ball there.

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    • DawgByte

      How in the world is Kirby not being honest with the press???!!! He’s acknowledged there’s a problem and he’s working on addressing it. Do think he’d come out and say, “Yeah I plan on firing Coley after the season is over.” Come on man, use your head.

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  2. W Cobb Dawg

    If the pundits want to keep pestering Kirby about the offense, or lack thereof, I have no problem with that. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    And he can keep explaining the overall goals til he’s blue in the face. Only way he’s gonna end the questions is by putting up points, and/or winning every game.

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    • WCD, I would rather win every game than score a lot of points. We scored a lot of points from 2011-2014, and people still weren’t happy.

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      • mp

        Fair, but sure looks like you can’t win every game in 2019 without being able to score a lot of points in certain games. Great defense isn’t at odds with an offense that can keep up. OSU, and Clemson both did it. Alabama too. LSU’s defense sure as heck was good enough to shut down our offense.

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  3. Mad Mike

    Buttuh an buttah?

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  4. At this point I’m not sure you can say more than what he said…unless you expect him to say ‘I’m firing Coley and totally revamping the system’. I suspect there will be some additions to the offensive staff this off season.

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    • mp

      My guess is that if Fromm leaves, we get the total overhaul of the offensive system (and staff), potentially moving to something that can be easier on the QB (and maybe built more for a more dual-threat QB?). If Fromm stays, so does Coley and the general system (maybe change out some of the staff but not OC), and we live with it for one more year.

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  5. I would be happy with them all consistently catching the ball.

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  6. John Denver is full of shit...

    “I “THINK” everybody acknowledges that”
    Think?!
    Think?!
    Argh!!

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  7. Tony Barnfart

    Where the hell was this **** this year ?

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  8. spur21

    I think Jake was told not to run unless it was absolutely necessary since we had zero depth at QB.

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  9. duronimo

    One of the slowest running offenses in football killed Jake Fromm. The rare times a little tempo was used, Jake would start to get into rhythm and the coaches would quickly slow it down as if some sin had been committed. In fact, that’s the only difference between good Jake and fair Jake. And it’s coaching 101 to get your quarterback into rhythm in each and every game. What’s the difference between the 2017 Rose Bowl and the 2019 season? Tempo. Blaming the players you recruited simply diverts from the coaching malpractice that went on this year. Change to the spread? That won’t work either if run at a snails pace.

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  10. I agree with him and happy he’s acknowledging that it starts with coaching. Hehe

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  11. Fred Everett

    Add Holloman…add healthy Cager…add Pickins for the entire LSU game…add healthy Blaylock for the entire LSU game…suddenly we have a very nice passing attack…suddenly we take the pressure off the running game…suddenly the entire dynamic of the game changes. Yes we would still be a one quality receiver shy of a full house but very competitive if healthy.

    Tough to lose your top 5 receivers from last year…as it throws your balanced offense out the window

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  12. Ck

    Need to hire that Kent State OC…right now.

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