So, this was posted to Twitter, presumably to highlight Bennett’s propensity for rushing his reads and missing open receiving targets…
More interesting to me is the responses it generated from one of the writers at And The Valley Shook.
His premise is that, while Georgia’s offense is being modernized under Monken, it’s not being fully modernized.
My thought is, that did work for LSU in 2019, so I can’t knock him for saying that, but while I think Smart is wedded to opening up the offense, I’m not sure how far he’s willing to go. For one thing, that backfield is loaded.
That being said, throw first may be exactly what the doctor orders against opponents with dynamic offenses. And Kirby’s reputation may actually be a benefit to doing so, as I would expect defenses to continue to load up against the run, because that’s how Georgia’s rolled under Smart. And we shouldn’t forget that in the last four games of 2020, Monken was fine throwing the ball more when challenged to do so by opponents.
What say y’all?