The Package

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall watching Smart’s expression when Monken explained this to him:

Georgia went to a bit of a different look near the goal line on Saturday night against Auburn as defensive linemen Jalen Carter and Jordan Davis entered the game on offense as blockers. The Bulldogs were able to score both times that Carter and Davis entered the game, and afterwards, Kirby Smart gave credit to new offensive coordinator Todd Monken for the idea.

“(Todd) Monken talked about the inability to travel a lot of guys in the NFL and how they use defensive players for those packages,” Smart said following the 27-6 win on Saturday. “We certainly think that Jordan is a weapon because of his athleticism and his size, and Jalen did a lot of that stuff in high school. He’s a really talented guy who has played some fullback and things. We’ve had it in for awhile and thought we would use it when we needed to. I thought Monken and the offensive staff did a good job developing that package.”

It was probably something like this…

… followed by a shit eating grin.

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22 responses to “The Package

  1. You have to believe Davis with his size and quickness loves to be the one who knows the snap count.

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  2. mddawg

    Didn’t Bama have a similar package with that dude Cody?

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  3. akascuba

    The best part was the second time it happened again they hardly touched Zamir. Clearly Kevin Steele had no answer. I`m sure coach Pruitt thinks he has the answer by now. We shall see what we shall see. Monken clearly is a new breed of Dawg that I’m growing more fond of every quarter.
    Avoid the rat poison this week and stomp those hillbillies.

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    • The only way to have a chance to stop it is to slant your defense to that side. In short yardage, that’s really hard to do because it’s more about leverage and getting under your guy. When you have a Carter leading, it’s almost impossible because there’s no inside LB (unless he’s a Donta Hightower kind of guy) that can take on a 300 pound fullback in the hole.

      When you have 0 with Big Ben and McLendon on the other side, you can check the play to the opposite side.

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  4. I mean, one of our biggest issues over the years (big problem in all of football), is scoring tds inside the 20. I’m glad to see us trying some different things and having a little success.

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    • Russ

      What, you didn’t like 7 times in a row against Florida? Or 4 times in a row against Auburn a couple of years ago? I’ll bet Kirby leaked a little pee the first time we man-balled it in there Saturday night. THAT was MANBALL.

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      • Got Cowdog

        I thought the same thing: Where was this during the “great gator goal line stand and moral victory”?
        Monken is making Kirby’s previous two OC’s look pedestrian at best. I’ll continue to refrain from talking shit until after the game, but I’m interested to see what Monken does against ut and am guardedly optimistic about the outcome.

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        • Russ

          I would have liked to have seen Zuniga try to run around the Big 0 (Washington) and tackle Zeus from behind like he did Swift over and over and over and over.

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      • It was manball for sure but the added twist of having those 2 young DL in there was a nice change.

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  5. whybotherdude

    This play exemplifies the mentality that Smart has expressed through his UGA coaching philosophy probably more than any other play.

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  6. PatinDC

    Love that Kirby clip. I could watch it all day.

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  7. 69Dawg

    Best thing you can hope for is that your dline can just get down quick without getting cleat marks on their back and the runner will trip over the dead bodies.

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  8. Castleberry

    Carter can get wide open on a P44 Haynes or full back wheel route. Stay tuned.

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  9. classiccitycanine

    You see Kirby, you can bludgeon people with a modern offense. You don’t have to blindly insist that every guy just needs to be tougher than his opponent.

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