Depth, defined



A business decision that’s worked out well for everyone concerned…



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26 responses to “Depth, defined

  1. ZeroPOINTzero

    Good for him. Big fish in a small pond.

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  2. classiccitycanine

    That’s amazing although, with Anderson out, I sure wish Jermaine had stuck around.

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  3. A Ban

    Wait, this didn’t work out better for UGA. He was much appreciated and a valuable player who likely would have risen in the pecking order for more snaps this year. But good for him on the success.

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    • The defense improved this year, did it not?

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      • Remember the Quincy

        It did, but I think at best it’s a wash for Georgi. Losing someone who is that caliber on our team doesn’t make us better.

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      • doubledawg09

        I don’t think this is a case of addition by subtraction even though the defense improved. I have never heard anything about JJ being a bad egg or a bad teammate. As a commenter noted above, UGA could really use another edge rusher right now given the Anderson situation. I think it is great for JJ and for Florida State, but I don’t think it is at all good for UGA.

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      • doubledawg09

        Also, wouldn’t it be fun for JJ to be on an undefeated team playing for an SEC championship and going to the playoffs instead of sitting at home and not even having the chance to play in a bowl game. Isn’t there some potential value for that as a college player? And, if being drafted is the goal, isn’t there some value in playing in big games with high exposure like the SEC championship game and playoffs. I’m just not sure this is some kind of home run for either party involved. Glad for JJ though on his award and best of luck to him.

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      • Clint Hodges

        That is kinda like saying Tennessee improved when Peyton Manning graduated because they won the natty the next year with Tee Martin. I’m not comparing Jermaine to Peyton but a player leaving a team and the next year’s team improving aren’t always related to each other.

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      • CB

        Did we improve because Johnson left?

        Resounding no.

        Would we be better with him?

        Almost certainly.


  4. divingduck7

    Could use him for this stretch for sure. The depth in that room has thinned out quickly.

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  5. RangerRuss

    Congratulations, JJ.
    Umm, what did Brenton Cox win besides that one way ticket to Hogtown?

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  6. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    As opposed to Johnson handling his exit with class, the only thing Brenton Cox got for leaving in a huff was a big sloppy wet one from Mrs. the Clown before every game.

    I think we all know who made out better there.

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  7. David K

    I do think that for individual reasons, players have a better chance to shine in other programs than our snap-sharing system. D-Linemen and pass rushers are only on the field 1/3 of most snaps in our system. Sure it’s better for us to keep rotating fresh players but in another system where you don’t come off the field you can do more. Even look at Demetrius Robertson at Auburn. He saw a lot more playing time and had a decent season. There’s no doubt running backs have a better chance to be stars in other systems. Kendall Milton, McIntosh, those guys get 3 or 4 carries a game for us and would be stars on any other team in America.


    • rigger92

      You make a good point but I believe that the way we do things wins us more games in the long run.

      I also believe that the draft will start to cycle more and more UGA players which may mitigate the transfer out for playing time. I have a feeling our draft numbers are going to uptick steadily over the next few years.

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  8. Scotty King

    Can he portal back before Saturday?

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  9. Imo, this gets to the heart of what Kirby is doing here. It is a bit of a double-edged sword, though. Nearly everyone gets PT but few get the lion’s share. It builds quality depth and shows recruits that they can make an impact while also keeping guys healthy-ish. It also builds a TEAM. Some get it and some don’t. Those who don’t portal out. Oh well.

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  10. Congrats to JJ, though.


  11. Russ

    Good for Jermaine. Hope it translates into a nice payday for him. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the upcoming drafts (multiple). I think the NFL will sniff out the talent regardless, but maybe Jermaine helped his draft position somewhat. Not sure it’s a slam dunk either way.

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  12. Texas Dawg

    Who knows for sure, but from what you see and here, it sounds like Jermaine left with “good look and best wishes unless we play you.” Brenton on the other hand was “don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.”

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  13. F fsu
    F acc
    The school and the conference are garbage.


  14. CB

    Although it would be nice to still have him especially in the wake of Anderson’s departure from the program.