“Got to work on those shot plays in practice…”

Georgia missed on two deep passing plays against Auburn, both of which would have been easy touchdowns had they been completed.  What happened?

There were chances.

To an open McConkey deep.

“I thought that was there,” Bennett said. “That one hurt. I thought that was there.”

“It was just a little miss… I don’t know,” McConkey said. “It was far. I could have made the catch. I don’t know.”

Did he slow down too much?

“I don’t know,” he said. “I’ll have to go watch the film and see what happened.”

Bennett couldn’t hit an open Bowers either on the right side earlier.

“With Brock, just threw it too far,” Bennett said. “It was like he was almost too open. The safety got picked by the corner. They were playing soft man on the outside and press man on Brock. Brock beat him, got picked. I think I got too fine with it. I don’t know.”

Apparently, it’s a complete mystery.  Good thing it didn’t matter.



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23 responses to ““Got to work on those shot plays in practice…”

  1. RangerRuss

    You know they practice that. It’s still hard. Maybe Stet needs to put a little more air under the ball. There are 3 things that can happen on a long pass and that wasn’t the worst.
    But just damn!

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    • It is better than a pick, but man it’s demoralizing when those miss.

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      • akascuba

        Too wide open? Never knew that was a problem. Bennett had in the past hit so many of those deep passes that were slightly under thrown and the receivers made the play more often than not. Something has been off for weeks. It’s more than missing certain WR’s. Those two passes were to his main go to guys. Whatever is missing I hope he gets it back for good this weekend. This team needs his leadership and production.

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        • Almost like he’s now determined not to under throw those passes. McConkey is just having that awkward sophomore year. Stet needs to look more to Blaylock.

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          • akascuba

            Totally agree no idea why Blaylock is not getting more targets.

            These are NC problems to be sure. I’m not complaining just a little spoiled also knowing you can always do better. I’m extremely happy with Georgia football.

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  2. ugafidelis

    I blame Bobo.

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  3. whb209

    I liked the play calls. Just did not work out. It gives future teams stuff to worry about.

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  4. Texas Dawg

    Watching live, I thought Ladd slowed down on the route and then had to try and turn it back on. The Bowers play was just a flat out miss.

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  5. Skeptic Dawg

    Missing on a couple of deep balls is most certainly not the end of the world. Missing simple swing passes and the utter erosion of our passing game, now that’s another story. Is it possible that Bennett’s issues are mental rather than physical? If you read this and the Defensive post the Senator shared earlier this morning, it appears as if Bennett is struggling with being the guy.


    • Previously Paul

      Perhaps he needs that chip on his shoulder that comes from most folks doubting his capabilities.


    • californiadawg

      We don’t seem to have an intermediate passing game as of late. It’s screens and living on the perimeter (which teams have figured out how to stop) or long passes that Stetson is overthrowing.

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      • thelifeofthemind

        Stet hit some really nice intermediate passes last week. It’s really the complete and utter lack of accuracy deep that’s the problem right now. He’s got to get a couple of those every game to keep the defense honest.

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  6. shellbine

    Mark Richt has lost control of the passing game.


  7. 86bone

    I have read several times that Stet has a sore right shoulder. Being an old baseball guy I know what a bad shoulder can do to your accuracy AND your velocity. If this is true, I say give him the first quarter Saturday with short and intermediate throws for his confidence, then get our other QB’s in there for some live game experience as we still have a long & tough schedule in front of us.
    If Stet does go down with an injury, now would be the time for confidence building.

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  8. Stetson did not become Tom Brady in the off season. Same kid who too many cursed, criticized and completely doubted last year. Too short, weak long ball, misses open receivers, blah, blah, blah.

    And then he fumbles…and follows with a 60+ yard scamper to lead the team to another blowout victory. That’s The Mailman.

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  9. McConkey ratcheted down during the route. He doesn’t, it’s a score.

    The Bowers throw was a miss. Bowers had already cleared the trash in DBfield before Stet made the throw…just a bit too far. We also hadn’t thrown many long ones at that point in the game.

    Kinda like when you step up to the first tee and don’t nail your drive because you didn’t hit a quick bucket to get your rhythm beforehand. Yeah, you might have practiced all week, but when you got your first chance to actually perform, you weren’t perfect.

    It’ll come. Playing under par right now, warts and all.

    Go Dawgs

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    • Texas Dawg

      “McConkey ratcheted down during the route. He doesn’t, it’s a score.”
      Stetson seemed especially upset after that miss. That may be why.

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  10. thelifeofthemind

    If I were Bennett I’d probably avoid using the term “He was too open” as an excuse for missing a throw in the future.


  11. 69Dawg

    Just like great hitters, some QB’s get into a slump. Stetson is just in a slump on his long ball. Hopefully he can get out of it this Saturday. If the line can keep him clean and Monken calls some shots down field to get him back into his long game form I’ll be happy.