Envy and jealousy, outside looking in edition

Believe it or not, the best write up of last night’s game I’ve come across so far is in the Washington Post.  A sample:

First, Bennett faced a scary rush from Big Kat Bryant and Derick Hall, ran like a wise man to his left and threw to Jackson for 17 yards along the left sideline. Everything awakened. Cylinders began to look oiled. White, one of two excellent backs for a program that often seems to have two excellent backs, scored easily from the 1 through a hole through which a pandemic food-delivery truck could drive. The Georgia offense with new coordinator Todd Monken, which in another edition finished 46th in the country in yards per play last year, and 72nd in passing offense, began to flirt with an unfamiliar adjective: unstoppable.

Inject that directly into my veins, please.

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15 responses to “Envy and jealousy, outside looking in edition

  1. That’s specific pass… I turned to my special lady friend and went holy hot damn. That was the stuff

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  2. prosticutor

    I recorded both the espn and the espnU skynet version. Today is going to be SO MUCH FUN!

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  3. I chuckled at how descriptive that was. I don’t know if it’s QB coach, OC, scheme or QB but this offense doesn’t seem to need a favorite to be successful. This is a major difference between this offense and the last year or two. They distribute the ball to anyone, anywhere on the field.

    Last night, Bennett did a really good job of completing passes in areas where Auburn’s D had vacated, which was usually the LB area. Kearis Jackson has arrived. This WR group could end up being special.

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    • biggusrickus

      I also think the receivers ran the wrong option route three times (at least two, as there was a play to Pickens that may have just been a bad throw). Bennett wasn’t perfect throwing, but I’m not sure he made a bad read all night.

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      • The play near the end of the first half when Bennett threw to Pickens on the sideline? I assumed that was all in Pickens since throwing to the sideline for the 1st made sense there.

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        • biggusrickus

          I can’t remember the exact play, but it looked like a stop route on the sideline that Bennett expected Pickens to cut shorter. It may be the play you’re talking about.

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    • Reinmart

      Your first paragraph is what defines Monken’s offense and why I am so excited that he came to Athens.

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      • Down Island Way

        It appears as though it’s not just one person/place or thing…it’s everybody, route running, play calling, timing….the UGA “OC” has and will prove this system with attention to detail plus a D that gives the O opportunities plus special teams play can and will be bad ass…

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  4. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    I wonder how Mike Bianchi’s feeling right about now.

    You know that doubt is there in his pea-brain, beginning to naw-away at his ridiculously false bravado. What happens when Floriduh’s offense doesn’t look as good against some better defenses, even in wins, while their defense still looks like crap (seriously, South Carolina’s receivers are garbage… so many drops)?

    Again, my only complaint, and I’m tired of making this complaint now after three different coordinators, is Kirby taking his damn foot off the gas AGAIN in the second half.

    He has to stop this bullshit. You don’t beat Bama by taking your foot off the gas. You had an offense last night that could not be stopped. SO WHY DO YOU STOP YOUR OWN OFFENSE???

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  5. Reinmart

    I know I shouldn’t do this but I couldn’t help imagining this offense with J Newman’s accuracy, especially on the deep ball. Dangerous!

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      I get it, man. I do. You’re not the only one, and it probably won’t be the last time. Newman could definitely launch it. Bennett can throw deep (40-50 in the air) but definitely not as deep.

      I think in regarding Newman, we’ll always be stuck between what is and what should never be.

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  6. didntgotheredawg

    Kearis Jackson has always been a great athlete, but until this year it seems he never caught the ball with his hands. Even before the broken hand he caught with his chest. Now he’s reliable enough with his hands that he’s the punt returner. He’s improved as much as anybody on the field and it’s encouraging. There is a lot of Deebo Samuels in his game now.

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

      I know this will sound weird, but it’s almost like he plays receiver like a RB. He has some wiggle. He doesn’t shy away from contact. He’s a tough SOB. I love that.

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  7. whybotherdude

    That roll out pass from Bennett was the play of the game. The rest of the O seemed to gain confidence in Bennett and themselves after that. Never saw the O bat an eye no matter what happened after that play.
    The pass to Pickens for the diving TD was perfectly thrown and Pickens made a difficult catch look simple.

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    • mwodieseldawg

      Pickens didn’t telegraph the location of the ball either. That DB was trying to read Pickens reach to break up the pass. George waited till the last possible second to catch it because SBIV dropped it right in the bucket.

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