Those pesky stats

It’s amusing, isn’t it, to see the Bennett narrative versus the Bennett numbers?  I mean, for a bum, he sure keeps some pretty good company.

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27 responses to “Those pesky stats

  1. Honky McFailson approves this message.

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  2. But all of the good offense was only because we had a great defense. Don’t you know anything about football?

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  3. Dawglicious

    Moar hate to feed the Dawg

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  4. Russ

    You’re just looking at the wrong stats, Senator. You’re supposed to select the stats that shows he played like a junior college walk-on.

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    • akascuba

      The stats that matter most to me are when the game was on the line in the fourth quarter of a NC game he out performed the Heisman trophy winner.

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  5. W

    I don’t get this daily Stetson defense posting. You said it yourself last year that Monken had to protect SB and keep him out of known passing situations. He’s a solid, not great QB. What’s the gripe, really?

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    • boz864

      SB is simply amplifying the stats posted by others.. we may feel different based on what we saw but the stats are unbiased data points.

      I don’t disagree with yet he sentiment – I didn’t always like what I saw, but the results are uncolored. However, the Munson in me has concerns that reality or regression to the mean could happen this year and Lady Luck makes some of those risky throws end up in the wrong hands and end up costing us big time. All that being said, I think the fairest thing to say would be that at his best, Stet was Heisman conversation worthy, and at his worst he looked like a walk-on that never got the benefit of a full offseason of reps and coaches attention. Now I’m just hoping he’s consistently more the former than the latter.

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  6. A team’s lights-out defense makes its QB drop-backs much more efficient.

    It’s just science.

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  7. theoriginalspike

    Bear Bryant.. (and I’m reluctant to cite him on this blog.. a thousand pardons denizens of GTP..) once quipped “Statistics are for losers and assistant coaches..”

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    • Derek

      STATS! matter. Let’s see if Stetson can earn a better reputation among uga qbs than this guy has:

      https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Sports/greyson-lambert-24-25-96-percent-set-ncaa/story?id=33888714

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      • Russ

        Hmmm, one had a great game to send the Ol’ Ball Sack into retirement. The other lead the offense during our NC run and won back to back playoff offensive MVPs.

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        • Derek

          As you astutely note: stats don’t have a gd thing to do with what separates those two qbs. One was terrible. One is a legend. Neither’s place in history, or lack thereof, is base in statistics.

          Stats!, as you make clear, don’t fucking matter.

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          • godawgs1701

            They start to tell a story, though, when you increase the sample size beyond just the one game. Stetson Bennett’s stats tell the story of a guy who is better than he gets credit for being – even after the championship.

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            • Derek

              I can’t think of one player, worth talking about, for whom his Stats! tell more than a sliver of his story.

              I mean I’m sure there are atrocious players with matching stats, but Case Keenum’s career passing leading stats tell what story exactly? One of complete irrelevance perhaps?

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    • Dawg19

      Dan Devine said that, too, after the 1981 Sugar Bowl loss when sports reporters were quick to point out that Notre Dame had better stats than Georgia.

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  8. 69Dawg

    This hold Bennett thing has taken on a life of it’s own. Reminds me of Animal House, “Don’t stop him now he’s on a roll”. If you are wrong but say something long enough some people will believe you and others will just leave you to your opinion knowing you are wrong but heck your on a roll.

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  9. Texas Dawg

    Bennet is 2 slots ahead of Young AND he did it without Metchie OR Williams. Imagine how far ahead of Young he would be if he had one or both.

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  10. He’s no Buck Belue – oh wait, he’s better.

    In other news, is Stetson Buck’s grandson? He sure looked like him when he had hair……

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  11. rigger92

    Traditional drop back excludes play action, right? We probably have fewer pure drop back plays than the others on that list, which makes it even better.

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