Giving Sarkisian some sincere flattery

Let me just say that I hope Todd Monken watched last night’s SECCG and took notes.

Because running that play with James Cook looks virtually unstoppable.

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41 responses to “Giving Sarkisian some sincere flattery

  1. Isn’t a downfield variant of that play to Cook is how we hit the long TD against Bama?

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  2. NotMyCrossToBear

    If the QB has time I agree, nearly unstoppable. Didn’t see a second option if protection breaks down.

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    • Derek

      If they had played man or if the corner had stepped up to take 22, the flag to the slot was there.

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      • NotMyCrossToBear

        But they didn’t and it wasn’t.

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        • Derek

          Really?

          Did you see that the NT whips the C off the line and they still got it off?

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          • NotMyCrossToBear

            All I said was if he had time to throw to the back, which he did, and there was no other option, which there wasn’t.

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            • Derek

              Whatever. Its pretty clear to me that everything is triggered by the coverage and what the corner does. They are putting the corner in conflict.

              If they play zone they look to see if the corner takes the back if so they go to the flag. If the corner lays back they throw to 22.

              If they had played man the double move probably works even better.

              There are two options on the play and neither required excessive amounts of time to dissect.

              The mistake on d was the lb getting too exited about getting to the flat when he had deep help. If he keeps his shoulders square to the line, gets a little depth and his eyes on the qb that would have been a sack.

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              • NotMyCrossToBear

                Whatever.

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              • theotherdoug

                I think the idea that the LB can get out there and cover the RB, or WR in a traditional formation, is DC malfeasance.

                So, was the CB supposed to take the RB? It looks that way because the safety is getting over to cover the WR. I agree that if the CB takes the RB then the WR has an easy catch.

                This ^ is why I love Todd Grantham at Florida.

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  3. So just for the sake of argument, say it was our Dawgs with JT in that game against Bama last night. Let’s stipulate our D at full strength might have made a stop or two the gators could not. Now the question…with our running game, would manball have limited the number of plays and served us better than trying to keep pace with Jones, Harris, Smith, etc.?

    Even though the gators hung in there, I don’t know what lesson to take away from that last night other than noting they needed a far better D and power running game. Can we bring that to the table? Would it matter against this Tide team? Hoping their team has less superstars next year seems to be the only real strategy.

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    • I think had Alabama disappeared from the game
      In the 3rd quarter against the Dawgs like they did last night, we could’ve conceivably beat them with what we had in that game.

      I don’t see our secondary improving enough to cover any better than Florida did, but I do think we would have played a better offensive game and maybe outscored them.

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    • Derek

      I have similar thoughts today. If we had a qb and a healthy secondary, I’d like our chances vs. the playoff teams I watched yesterday.

      Its always “what ifs” and “wait til next year” for us it seems.

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      • James A Mercer Jr

        Yep, “if” frogs had wings they wouldn’t bump their asses. Just wait until next year. “Mullens can’t coach and Grantham can’t defend”…tell me again how they got to play Saturday night and we didn’t even get to play Vandy?

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  4. Ozam

    Other than the Rose Bowl three years ago, when is the last time a Kirby coached team won a shootout? I do not think it is in his DNA to admit to himself “if we don’t score 40 plus we’re not going to win.”

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    • Got Cowdog

      Mississippi State this is the closest I can come up with, then they blew the doors off USCe and Mizzou.
      I get your point Ozam, but in the context of last nights championship game?
      Neither defense looked good. Granted both QB’s played lights out and those were great receivers but both secondary’s looked soft as titties last night. The best hit of the game was Metchie III’s blow up of florida’s interception and I’ll admit it did my scarred Bulldog heart good to see it.

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    • biggusrickus

      Missouri in ’17 and ’18 were shootouts. They’ve barely played in any, though. They couldn’t score enough against LSU in ’19 to make it a shootout, so if we count the ’18 SEC championship game and the MSU game this year as shootouts, he’s 4-3.

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    • I’ve been arguing 30 is the new 17 for a decade plus. That being said, I think our defense is better than both of those teams. We would have hit QBs more

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  5. Sark did work last night. It was incredibly impressive.

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  6. benco04

    Interestingly enough, there wasn’t much there except Harris’ double move. This play highlights how offense is setup now, keys. The key for Jones, Smith Jr, and Harris is Florida’s #11. He has inside leverage with help over the top. If he keeps the inside leverage, it’s pretty evident how Smith’s route from the slot puts both underneath coverage players in conflict while simultaneously pulling the help away from Harris’ delayed post. Jones likely knew he had before the ball was snapped.

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  7. Greg

    Wondering if “Granthamitt” makes it another year at UF…..same with Bama, don’t think Saban has “time for this shit”.

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  8. uga97

    hope Kirby took notes on all of it…Clemson, Bama, Fla, Cincinatti. we will be playing all of these over next 12 months

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  9. akascuba

    There is great reason to believe offense is the strength of this team next year. The thought of watching what Monken can do with all he is to work with is truly exciting. I’m sure I speak for all Dawg fans with this one.

    Enough wait ti next year talk it’s time to bring home the NC in 2021.

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  10. Teacher Martin

    Do you really think Cook will come back? I say he goes out early.

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  11. Sark is really good. Don’t know if he’ll be a great OC. We need the sark of DCs

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