All D, All-22

Courtesy of Josh, here’s every Georgia defensive play in the Sugar Bowl, from the eye in the sky perspective:

A few quick takes:

  • That defense is fast.
  • Charlie Brewer is one tough kid.
  • Georgia didn’t blitz as much as I thought, but when it did, it was almost always effective.
  • D-line got good penetration much of the night.
  • LeCounte’s second interception still makes me laugh.
  • Next year’s defense is gonna be nasty.

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26 responses to “All D, All-22

  1. Fast and physical.

    As Kirby says, it’s hard to win if you can’t run the ball. That’s his philosophy on defense. Take away the run and force teams to beat you through the air.

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  2. MGW

    Even moderate improvement on offense for 2020 will make this a championship level team. Defense is all set.

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    • Russ

      Agreed. I think Kirby will have the defense on autopilot next season and focus on making the offense better. I think he, along with everyone else, thought the offense was going to have to carry the defense this season, but the opposite happened.

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  3. Dawg19

    Like Chuck Oliver says, “I never want to have to find out how tough my quarterback is.”

    It means he’s probably not having a good day.

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  4. Dawg93

    Your comment about next year’s defense (which I totally agree with, BTW), immediately made my think “but I will miss seeing Tae Crowder out there”. I’m sure we’ll replace him with a future high-round NFL draft pick but his leadership out there was incredibly undervalued by Dawg fans this season. Seeing him getting carried off the field by Schumann and teammates said it all. He’s earned the “DGD” moniker from me.

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    • bcdawg97

      Crowder was definitely one of those diamond in the rough type players who got better with time. Nakobi Dean will help ease your pain about him leaving.

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    • Crowder is a DGD who may get a shot as a late round/UFA type of guy.

      Dean is potentially an R type of player.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      Agree.

      I was eating at The Five in Athens 5 years ago and saw Coach Shottenheimer at the next table with a recruit and his family.

      He was a skinny kid with colorful dreads and a Harris County HS letter jacket. Woulda never guessed he’d turn out to be a DGD at LB.

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      • jrod1229

        Wonder what the meal difference is between a 2* (Crowder) and a 5* visit is? Just can’t imagine Kirby (or I guess in this case Coley) taking any recruit to 5 guys and thinking they’d impress the parents.

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        • stoopnagle

          I think he meant Five Bar downtown which is pretty popular with students. It’s across Hull St. from The Last Resort.

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  5. J-Dawg

    I can’t wait to see Nolen Smith get more playing time and become a nightmare for O-lines to block and reside in the heads of opposing QB’s.

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  6. 2675miller

    We were saying the same thing about the offense at this point last season. I think we saw what Reed meant to the defense in this game. Hopefully the new safety can fix the mental errors but if he doesn’t it will be noticeable. Same if Stokes goes on.

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    • bcdawg97

      Agree that Reed was the super glue but I believe you’ve really seen LeCounte mature this year compared to last and think you’ll see better things from him next year. As others mentioned, DBs take time to grow up – I’m always reminded of how great Tim Jennings became as a junior/senior after struggling early on. Think Campbell likewise will make major leaps next year (if he stays healthy) as will Stevenson. Then think about the other youngsters like Nolan Smith, Nakobi and Jordan Davis besides others I’m forgetting – if they can continue to grow and develop too, and If Kirby can evolve a bit on offense, we we’ll def be in the natty mix again in ’20. #pleasesweetbabyjesusjustonenattybeforeidie

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  7. Illini84

    Brewer had no business in that game.

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    • playmakers in space

      Man, I could not agree more. When they casually mentioned early in the game him having to sit in a totally dark room for a week after his last concussion, I winced. What happened to him late in the game was unfortunately totally predictable. Tough kid, but his long-term health isn’t worth a potential bowl win.

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  8. Greg

    I always thought Kirby was intense, but looks like Lanning has him beat. The defense has really taken over that attitude.

    Lanning deserves a lot of credit, seems as though Kirby and Lanning are a good match. Gonna be hell on wheels next year….

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  9. Duronimo

    Our coaches have a keen eye for athletes on the hoof. So, when you see them offer a 3 star lineman like Austin Blaske, it’s a good bet that he’ll pan out. No one is going to out-work Kirby & staff. More than a hired hand … he’s a lifelong Dawg.

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  10. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Y’all educate me – is ESPN ALL 22 something I can get all the time? What a great way to watch a game! If I have to pay to get it, I can do that. But seeing all the players and the moving parts (plus no talking heads!) seems like a no brainer. Please tell me it wasn’t just for this one game.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      IDK, but the CBS website has a similar sky cam feature fo free that I watched a couple times this season. I can’t recall if they had commentary turned off or not.

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    • stoopnagle

      It’s part of their “Megacast” for usually big games and some of the NY6 and CFP games. They’ll have it on one of their networks or ESPN3.

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  11. WNCDawg

    Yes in retro to Dylan’s post ESPN All 22 anything to get rid of the box screen and the talking heads…. please I’d appreciate your knowledge as well as would Mr. Dreyer’s request …… Thanks Go Dawgs 2020

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  12. Baylor attacked our D a lot like LSU did and Brewer had a few clutch scrambles. Credit to Ruhle making the adjustments he said they needed to going into halftime. I do think we played kinda soft D with the lead in the 3rd but got a little more aggressive late.

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  13. Hobnail_Boot

    Nakobe’s lateral speed reminds me of you-know-who.

    And for as much crap as I give Webb about pass defense, he is plus at run recognition.

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