Today, in hot takes

Tell me you’re a Roll Bama Roll writer who didn’t watch the Georgia-Auburn game without saying you’re a Roll Bama Roll writer who didn’t watch the Georgia-Auburn game.

Georgia 42 Auburn 10 – Ignore the final score, it was another struggle for UGA. But SHHHHH! Don’t tell the AP voters. They don’t want to be bothered to watch the games.

Auburn is currently a program in turmoil. But give them credit for showing some fight against a bitter rival with a third string quarterback at the helm. The Tigers held the Dawgs out of the end zone in the first quarter and UGA benefited from short fields (36 yards and 31 yards) in the second to build a 14-0 lead.

Could the culprit of Georgia’s struggles be… Alabama? Last season, the Bulldogs passing game was popping, mostly due to tight end Brock Bowers who had 13 receiving touchdowns. Thus far, he has only two such scores and both came against South Carolina. Ladd McConkey has one TD that came against Oregon. After that, Stetson Bennett seems to have issues finding open receivers. Thus, defenses can focus on those two. Could it be that losing Jermaine Burton to Alabama was a bigger blow than they would like to admit?

All I can say is that if Georgia struggled Saturday, I hope they struggle like that the rest of the season.  And say hi to Jermaine for us!



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40 responses to “Today, in hot takes

  1. practicaldawg

    What’s the argument here? Alabama should be No. 1 after nearly getting beat for a second time by a Texas team playing a backup QB?

    Liked by 18 people

  2. chicagodawgfan

    You have to give RTR credit for being consistent in the way they panhandle to their target audience. FTMF

    Liked by 6 people

  3. Wait, RBR has spent the better part of a year slagging Stetson as a scrub who could barely find his own asshole with two hands and a map. Now all of a sudden they’ve determined Georgia’s 2021 passing game was “popping”? Bit of a U-turn, that.

    As for Burton, in six games in Bama’s high-flying offense he’s got 16 catches for 217 yards. Clearly an indispensable game-breaker.

    Liked by 9 people

  4. spur21

    Insufferable Pricks

    Liked by 9 people

  5. whb209

    I love it.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Hobnail_Boot

    33-18 motherfuckers!

    Liked by 13 people

  7. Down Island Way

    Third string quarterback at the helm, the barn has this guy in the wrong sport…

    Liked by 1 person

  8. 69Dawg

    Hey we are living rent free in their heads. Envy and jealousy are no ways to go through life.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. godawgs1701

    Jermaine Burton is doing for Alabama exactly what he would have been doing in Athens: contributing, committing some drive-killing drops and penalties, and being a solid 3rd or 4th receiving option in the offense. That’s who he is.

    Liked by 9 people

  10. We miss an injured AD Mitchell more than we have ever missed the guy who used to play at UGA.

    Liked by 11 people

  11. godawgs1701

    Other than their primary medium being text and not video, what exactly is the difference between Roll Bama Roll and the shirtless Tennessee guy who makes the bad rap videos in his car? I’m not making a joke, I’m seriously asking – in what way are they more credible than the dude who name dropped the artful dodger and Homer Simpson in the same rap in which he acted like he was the first person to ever rhyme “beast” with “SEC East”?

    Liked by 4 people

    • jcdawg83

      One of the big problems with the internet (and I include myself in this criticism) is that there are no editors to approve things before they are posted. Pretty much anyone with basic internet posting knowledge can create a web page, blog, instagram account, etc. and put their opinion on the internet as some sort of informed reporting. This has allowed some knowledgeable and insightful people to contribute to discussions but it has also allowed complete idiots to have the same platform as the people with some sense.

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      • godawgs1701

        The difference between a commenter on a blog and the purveyors of RBR are that the people over at RBR are trying to present themselves as actual sources of information and not just the kind of fan posturing of someone yelling “DAWGS SUCK” at Georgia fans after Georgia’s won the game.

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    • originaluglydawg

      You nailed them, godawgs.
      Same pedigree, different team hats.
      RBR is what you’d get if Phil Fulmer and Phyllis from Mulga had a baby together.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Agree with your premise godawgs, but the amazing thing to me is that you made it through that rap & even remembered some of it. Your tolerance for suffering is much higher than mine!

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  12. There was a kid sitting next to me at the game who seemed like he knew enough to make some reasonable critiques. He was complaining that we weren’t passing the ball. I pointed to the play at the time and said, “they got five guys in the box right now – they’re basically giving us five yards on the ground. Don’t you take that every time?”

    Granted, the following play was a WR screen that went basically no where but the point still stood. Why try to pass it 25 yards down field and risk an incompletion or interception when you know you can get five yards on the ground?

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    • jcdawg83

      But, but…explosiveness!


    • akascuba

      It’s the biggest difference in Monken versus past Georgia OC’s. He’s capable and willing to on the fly exploit whatever weakness the defense presents. He’s not married to system only the hunt to put his guys into the best position to exploit weaknesses.

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      • jcdawg83

        Bobo showed some flashes of that ability late in his tenure as OC but he couldn’t resist getting too cute when the basics were working. His second half play calling against Clemson in 2014 was like watching a master at work. He saw what Clemson was doing on defense and he called plays that ate them alive.

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        • siskey

          That whole year was masterful save the South Carolina call. If he and Richt hadn’t let us get into a situation where Hutson Mason was our best quarterback I’d give him even more credit. The Clemson win was one of the most satisfying of the Richt era and he had a lot of great ones.


  13. originaluglydawg

    What do GTP readers and RBR have in common?
    Obsession with UGA football, that’s what.
    RBR’s goofy obsession with the Dawgs is telling of their deep fears and nightmares.

    Liked by 8 people

  14. cpark58

    Awful big talk for a guy that doesn’t have Metchie or Williams….

    Liked by 3 people

  15. PTC DAWG

    You give these guys WAY too much attention.


  16. D.N. Nation

    Who can forget such huge Jermaine Burton catches in 2021 like that one in the Orange Bowl and uh

    Liked by 2 people

  17. thelifeofthemind

    Who cares what some troll at RBR thinks?


  18. Missouri is the only team we’ve struggled against and that took us giving up 2 turnovers. Otherwise, we’re struggling with ourselves.


  19. So they lost a national title, which they blame on lacking depth at the WR position, to a “third string QB”?

    Boy, damned if they whine about one thing, damned if they whine about the other.


  20. Dawglicious

    “But give them some credit for showing some fight…”

    You mean fight like the entire right side of their OL doing happy hungry puppy tippy-taps and not attempting to block ANYONE on a play?

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  21. munsoning

    ‘Last season, the Bulldogs [sic] passing game was popping’ is so RBR: lazy, superficial, stupid, obnoxious, and otherwise useless. It isn’t worth the nothing it’s printed on.


  22. Odontodawg

    Frankly, it’s a compliment that RBR devotes this much time and effort towards the UGA program. Maybe not relevant in all parts of Montana, but certainly relevant and (apparently) seen as a significant threat to certain elites. Times have changed.