Monken speaks!

The good.

The not-so-good.

The expected.

Looks like they intend for Salyer to go inside, come hell or high water.

Here’s the presser:

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UPDATE:  Upon further review, I don’t think Monken was conceding anything about where Salyer plays.

We have (Justin) Shaffer who comes back as a returning starter and Jamaree (Salyer). Then you’ve got Warren McClendon and yet you’ve got a good number of talented young guys who are pushing those guys. So really, in terms of the depth chart, it’s a work in progress. I do anticipate a good number of guys working with the ones and the twos. You’re talking about on the left side, we’re looking at Amarius (Mims) and Xavier Truss as well. [Emphasis added.]

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35 responses to “Monken speaks!

  1. TripleB

    Hope he’s “very, very” right!

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  2. miltondawg

    I personally was/am hoping that Salyer would/will play left tackle for the Clemson game and then move inside after that game to his more natural guard position since that is probably where he will be drafted. His experience in starting at LT most of 2020 would be helpful against Clemson and his skill (he is the third highest graded returning offensive lineman in the SEC by PFF) will be needed. After that, move him inside and let one of the younger offensive lineman that is more of a tackle get needed experience at LT for the UAB, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Arkansas stretch before the Auburn, Kentucky and UF games in October.

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      Milton, why do it the easy way when you can make it hard?

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    • otto1980

      I am not say you are wrong and very much see your logic. Salyer has also worked at Center and as stated below Center is another position where experience is very helpful as they often call the protections. It will be interesting to see where the coaches think the pieces fit.

      I agree with the thought of do what is needed to get the W in Charlotte and then mix players to develop for the remaining season.

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  3. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    All I want for Christmas is an offense that scores 40-plus points per game, and that always plays through the end of the game; no more of this turtling bullshit from Kirby.

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    • Bulldawg Bill

      From your mouth to G-d’s ear!!!!

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    • Derek

      I hope your (other) team throws five fourth quarter picks and blows a 21 point lead one day.

      I saw SOS “turtle” his offense successfully numerous times. Not when we sucked. He’d run it up on us then. Only when we were good enough to score ourselves if he let us have the ball and time to do something with it.

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      • classiccitycanine

        Do you know of any such blown leads that were lost because someone got to aggressive? On the other hand, Georgia is mssing two rings because Kirby turtled the offense.

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        • Derek

          The Falcons Super Bowl was that long ago that you can’t remember?

          All they had to do after Jones makes one of the great catches in SB history is burn clock. Instead of “turtling” the offense and winning the damn game they threw three times got knocked out of fg range and fucking lost.

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          • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

            Yep, because playing the clock with less than 4 minutes in a game is the exact same thing as turtling the offense for an entire quarter against a team that can score in a minute’s time. Twice. It’s the same thing. Nothing different about it. Nothing it all.

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            • Derek

              I’m sure you loved the sack fumble with 8:31 to play on a 3rd and 1 from their own 25 while up 16 points.

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              • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

                Yep… keep changing the argument and / or ignoring any semblance of context. You lost this one. Again. Man, you must really enjoy losing.

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                • Derek

                  The Falcons threw the ball while up 28-3 in the second half as well.

                  There is no point in that game where you can blame anything but the falcon’s stubborn aggression for losing that lead. None.

                  Rational humans would have wanted to limit Brady’s second half possessions to as few as possible.

                  The question I was asked has been answered. Accept it or not.

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                • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

                  No, it hasn’t. You deal, as you always do, in logical fallacies.

                  You change the argument (strawman fallacy) and then you provide a single example while ignoring context (exception fallacy) and you think you are arguing and winning. The thing is, you’re not even in the game. You never are.

                  But you do you, man. Everyone here is used to your proclivities by now.

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                • Derek

                  You want another?

                  Curley Hallman is on line 1.

                  Jamie Howard is on line 2.

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                • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

                  Here’s the thing, dude… I don’t care what you have to say. At all. It’s why I don’t interact with you here. You can’t help yourself but to interact with me, but that’s a you problem, not a me problem.

                  We get it. We all get it. The thing is, all the statistics say you should keep running your offense up until the point where, IN CONTEXT, it makes sense not to do so. So Georgia in January 2018 and December 2018 against Bama should’ve kept running their offense. Not doing so is what prevented them from winning. The Falcons in February 2017, with less than 4 minutes remaining, should not have.

                  You don’t have an argument. You don’t have a leg on which to stand. You’re just arguing because it’s me saying it. If it were PTC Dawg saying it or Ranger or anyone else, you wouldn’t have said anything, but it’s me, so you’re going to do the thing you do and try to drag me into an argument that I’m just not interested in having. It’s why I ignore every stupid thing you say and never comment below what you post.

                  So keep doing your thing. Keep changing the argument. Keep ignoring context in order to try to prove whatever point you want to make. Everyone here knows I’m right. You do not stop running your offense for an entire quarter with a slim 10 point lead against a team that can score from anywhere on the field in seconds. If you’re arguing that it was the right choice, both times, you’re only arguing because I’m the one who said it.

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                • I don’t care what you have to say. At all. It’s why I don’t interact with you here.

                  And yet you still felt the need to compose a four paragraph response.

                  If y’all can’t debate without getting deeply personal about it, especially at length like this, you’d best be preparing to find another place to do it.

                  It’s not that difficult a trick. I argue with Derek at times, but manage to do so without either of us psychoanalyzing each other.

                  This is the last warning I’m giving you all. This is tiresome.

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          • miltondawg

            Yep. Three runs from the 22 yard line right into the middle of the defense with less than 4 minutes to play to force the Patriots to burn time outs to stop the clock and then let Matt Bryant kick a short FG to virtually end the game. Instead, 1 yard loss on a rush (which was fine because it burned up 44 seconds of game clock), sack which made a FG significantly more difficult, and another pass play with a holding penalty that took them out of FG range. Punt and the rest is history. Damn Shanahan.

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            • JFC, not that I really care about this argument, but it’s a bit of a mute point. We didn’t lose to Bama in 2017 and 2018 for any other reason that they wore us down on both lines. That simple. By the end of the 3rd quarter in both those games, their OL and DL were dominating us. That simple.

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  4. uga97

    Todd on Darnell Washington… “…6′ 7″, 280 lbs…”

    He’s now 280?? good greif…

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  5. Terry McCullers

    Who would our left tackle be pitted Aganist in the. Clemson game Bressee?

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  6. akascuba

    Thanks Bluto for posting this rare insight to what coach Monken is thinking.

    My job is to score as many points as possible. A+ answer
    The defense decides who gets the ball when asked about touches per player. A+ answer
    Fitz sounds to be the clear #1 at TE. A little surprising how solid that sounded. He did quickly follow on 00’s abilities and the special matchup problems he creates.
    The Senator covered the O line. Coach Luke the eyes of the Dawg nation are on you. No time for OJT or excuses.
    His success and JT’s are connected like all his QB’s. JT understands the offense. Another good answer.
    When asked about the WR’s it’s his job to allow each to maximize their skill set while improving abilities. The man knows what he wants.
    Normally not a fan of the Georgia tan hat. It looks dam good on him.

    Comparing his answers and confidence in his application of coaching to the last two Kirby hired is night and day. Georgia has a big time real deal OC.

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  7. David D

    Monken’s demeanor to me is revealing. He’s confident. He knows he’s got a stable full of thoroughbreds who are ready to run like the friggin’ wind. I can’t wait.

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  8. HirsuteDawg

    Re: Clemson vs Georgia “Thats why you come to Georgia – to play games like that”. Hot damn! Sick ’em Dawgs!

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  9. otto1980

    I am most concerned about Center. The center often times calls protection and thus experience is key.

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  10. spur21

    I like that man – I really do.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      I do, too. If he said he had answers to the depth chart after a week of fall practice, I would be skeptical. He’s clearly looking.

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      • rigger92

        Yup, his demeanor is rational, metered, and spoken to keep the recruits coming. It’s also real. His response to the “problem is, there’s only one ball” was perfect, it’s the defense that dictates where the ball is going. That’s confidence in your teaching and execution and that is what we need, especially after the ‘19 season, gawd that was painful.

        It’s still talking season and the “what we have here is a TEAM that is bought in” is press fodder, at least there is depth that will accept that even if it’s a smoke screen.

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        • GruvenDawg

          I liked the comment he shared

          Gist: skill guys want the ball (selfish). If you want the ball develop yourself and show you deserve it and are ready for it =Team concept and scoring which is Monkens responsibility for the O.

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  11. Time for Matt Luke to actually show us something.

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