Move the damn chains, Todd.

I do love this quote from Daniels after Saturday’s scrimmage.

Among the 28 completions by Daniels were 12 checkdowns to his stable of talented running backs.

“I love throwing the ball deep, and you see that a lot,” Daniels said, “but when you have James (Cook), Zamir (White), Kendall (Milton) and all the guys we have, I think checkdowns are the most underrated and underappreciated aspect of our offense. They’re easy to throw, and it’s very, very rare that the first guy tackles any of our running backs.

“In that two-minute drive against Cincinnati, we had a pass to George (Pickens) and then four or five checkdowns in a row. It’s really just taking what the defense gives you, and we trust our running backs to make people miss them.”

Every time a Georgia quarterback is trained to say take what the defense gives you, instead of balance, an offensive coordinator gets his wings.


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11 responses to “Move the damn chains, Todd.

  1. He’s not wrong about the check down. You could argue that the best group of athletes on the team sit in Dell McGee’s RBU room. Get those guys the ball any way you can.


    • Down Island Way

      The reverse factor to the playbook opening up, is the potential excitement this brings to the players on the field, danger factor is high for fleet footed athletes in open field with the pigskin running down hill….

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  2. practicaldawg

    We’re going to see a lot of yards after contact against all SECe opponents. Have fun bringing down Zeus and Darnell for 4 quarters.

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  3. bcdawg97

    I don’t have a comment. Just wanted somewhere I could click “Liked” for the entire post.

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  4. shellbine

    Sweet soul music


  5. W Cobb Dawg

    I’m pretty sure the RBs are supposed to be blocking on pass plays. At least that’s whats been ground into us for the past few decades. Not sure our world is ready for the novel concept that RBs can be receivers, or dare I say, decoys.


  6. Learn to play pitch and catch with big 0 JT. He is your friend.


  7. bmacdawg87

    I’ve always seen “balance” as the ability to take what the defense gives you. In years past we may have split run/pass 50/50 but sure as hell weren’t balanced when D coordinators could load the box with 9 guys to stop the run and we still couldn’t throw our way out of a wet paper bag.