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OTHER options for One word: FOCUSED; SERIOUS; ALL-BUSINESS! To me, this seems to be the thing this year separating the boys from the men--from most other teams and our beloved Dawgs!!
I DO "want JT's rust to be worked out...before...trip to Knoxville!" Could UT be a True "Trap game?" Not in the sense that the Dawgs will be caught sleeping: tribute to Kirby and these kids' character, they stay laser-focused (no small accomplishment in this age of NIL and Transfer-portal proliferation)! But in the sense that the Heupel Hyper-space Flying Circus Offense could cause challenges to a Defense that likes to substitute a lot. And it's also challenging to duplicate the pace in practice. Hoping that my concern is misplaced. I so hope this great group gets the job done, for our first Natty since the year after i graduated...!
Kinda reminds me of 2017, when a certain starting QB went down to injury and his replacement took us to the National Championship game. (I know there are some differences.) Only THIS YEAR, with all DUE RESPECT to my man Roquan Smith, i think our inside linebackers have will have ample support to finish the drill and WIN the Natty!
INDEED! And we NEED him to have a Roquan-like year...!!
INDEED! And we NEED him to have a Roquan-like year...!!
Love watching Kearis Jackson COMPETE! He gives his all!!
I watched. Sadly, after that, i watched the A-day game. Kirby's "long-way-to-go" comment became MUCH MORE RELEVANT AND ACCURATE!! The gap seems WIDER than in recent years (as far as one can judge from spring games).
Granted, there's only so much one can learn from spring games. That said, my biggest takeaway from G-day (after watching A-day) is we've got a LONG way to go to compete with the Alpha elephant...!
I tend to agree: hope Mr. Milton gets more opportunities, and has a breakout season...!! It should help a bunch if we can pass more, including to the Tight Ends.
From the "Glass Half FULL" Dept.: if nothing else, this should make Athens a very attractive destination for a talented QB in the 2021 transfer portal. And hopefully all honest football fans can agree that the Gators will make for a better 2020 SEC East representative plus a more competitive and entertaining SEC Championship Game! At least it won't be a "rerun."
It sounds like Coach Saban WILL be able to make it to the game, and i'm glad. For one thing, i hope he makes a swift and full recovery! For another, i wouldn't want him to miss his team's first loss to one of his former assistants...!! (Moreover, i wouldn't want some kind of aster*sk beside the headline! Kirby Does It: His Dawgs Turn the Tide on Saban!)
I agree with the analysis of smsatUGA (plus assists from Tim Rupert and bdawg2295), regarding M&M (Milton & McIntosh becoming our backfield tandem), Monken's Minimization (hoping he's hiding much of his playbook until this coming Saturday), and More toss plays. I'd like to add 1 other focus: Massive Men at Tight End (Bama seems susceptible to Tight Ends, and we've got a couple beasts, so Make use of McKitty and we simply cannot have 0 passes to #0, but must March on Washington--LET THAT BIG DAWG EAT...!)
Auburn favored by 18 over Ole Miss!? WOW!
At a time when our young people can use some good role models, the Mailman is delivering some good lessons, including the value of PERSISTENCE, HUMILITY, and HARD WORK!
S.E.C. Snob, i agree. He takes a lot of heat from everyone, and i have a hard time understanding why. So often, he accurately predicts what the teams on the field will do next. As one who played college football, i am impressed with Daneilson's insights! Let's face it, we're all sensitive about the teams we love. (By the way, i may have been even more Bama-friendly about Naje Harris' tackle on that interception return, pointing out the failure of the TA&M players to look at that side of the field at all to see if someone might need to be blocked!)
Please tell me that HE DID NOT SAY "you have to be 'READY TO RISE TO THE OCCASION!'" :(
Thank you! How long i've been saying that PREDICTABILITY has been a HUGE part of our woes on Offense! When there are virtually no surprises, our players have to be superior to every opponent and/or execute better than them on just about every play. ALL of our players, that is. That is just too much to expect. Whether this year or in the future, an OC that utilizes more players in different ways should pay dividends...! Still, it has been great that Coach Smart has already made great changes (focus on OL, greater recruiting in general, etc.) to make our beloved Dawgs consistently relevant!!
Thinking this whole mess could contribute to a REAL toxic environment between the hedges on 10/10/2020...
These are largely good options. Although i wouldn't argue him as the "most underrated" SEC player, perhaps the "most underappreciated" player that i enjoyed watching was UGa Center David Andrews! He was very smart and made the most of his physical skills; so well, in fact, that even though UNDRAFTED, he also managed to make a considerable contribution to the Patriots' success (though, again, i know that is NOT the precise focus of this article). As one who played O-line--even Center--and understands not only how underappreciated O-linemen are--and how important a Center's judgment/leadership is to the success of a team--i really loved watching David Andrews (and still miss him between the hedges)!
Amen and amen, and icing on the cake for Jake...!!
Personally, i think a competitive Tennessee is really good for the SEC, especially for the SEC East, which needs to be more than a 2-horse race.
It ain't the first time you had to prove yourself! The NFL will come to "Respect the Specs!"
Of this group, i'd say the Top Ten surprises (in order) are Rodrigo Blankenship, Nick Coe, Michael Divinity, Thaddeus Moss, J R Reed, Rico Dowdle, Marquez Callaway, Lawrence Cager, Tyler Clark, and Jared Pinkney
This is setting up a great redemption story: next the Bills get Rodrigo, and this dynamic duo gets the Bills their first Super Bowl victory!! And we all shuffle off to Buffalo, happily ever after...!
Not sure if it has already been suggested, but how about adding two Officials--one on each sideline--to inspect any player who comes off "injured," and if the Official deems that the player was feigning injury, the Official gets to INFLICT that injury on the player...!? Just kidding.
Time will tell on all these guys. To me, Bo Nix seems like a real leader, and i expect him to have a good year.