How would rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Bulldogs’ effort Saturday against South Carolina in Athens. Rate the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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Alabama Jack

September 12th, 2009
11:22 pm

dawgs would have lost without gimmick plays and home cookin’ from the refs.

NewbombTurk

September 12th, 2009
11:28 pm

Alabama Jack, you’d have a job if you had all your teeth.

CGB

September 12th, 2009
11:29 pm

Bama Jack — uh, you obviously didn’t see the two fumbles that costs us 10 points, the INT for TD that cost us 7, the botched snap that cost us 2 and the “gimmick” fake punt that led to a USC score.

Georgia would have DOMINATED the scoreboard in this game but for a whole bunch of silly mistakes by our offense (fumbles, INT) and special teams (our special teams defense also needs some major work on stopping punt/kick returns in the wake of the past two weeks). If we hadn’t made so many silly mistakes, our D wouldn’t have had to be on the field for most of the game and gotten so winded / worn out by the 2nd half.

Overall, great, exciting game – good win for the Dawgs…I don’t think the score is indicative of the D’s performance one bit. My only question – why the heck doesn’t Mike Bobo let Richard Samuel run the ball more? We seemed to abandon the run for a while, just like we did vs. Oklahoma State.

willie

September 12th, 2009
11:32 pm

I can’t figure out which side of the ball UGA should be more concerned about. Still, a win is a win. Gonna be a long season, boys.

savtl

September 12th, 2009
11:33 pm

How bad is our defense–we made no adjustments-we made a marginal qb look like an all-american. USC kept going underneath all night long. Craig James, the commentator,kept saying the underneath is wide open and UGA is doing nothing to fix it–How many games can we give up over 30pts and still win. I hope the demise of CMR is not his loyalty to Willie.

Taco

September 12th, 2009
11:37 pm

UGA and Carolina are two bad teams with long seasons ahead in in tough conference. NC State still sucks and Oklahome State was an imposter as well. I watched a Houston Couger team dismantle them today. Ohio State lost but they are a good team and will go undefeated the rest of the season and get back to the BCS. They may get blow out as well by a Florida in the title game. No one besides Team Tebow seems to be really set apart from the crowd. And by the way the ACC even won a few games today. Michigan and Notre Dame….what a titannic tilt. Who cares they both suck on D!

Birddawg67

September 12th, 2009
11:37 pm

fire willie now

o-me

September 12th, 2009
11:37 pm

The ref’s were bad …same at GT game. Why can’t you find good ref’s?

Win is a win any way you get it…happy Dawg.

SC also played great…they will win more than they lose.

Go Falcons!

Topp Dogg

September 12th, 2009
11:39 pm

Take it for what it is,a big win!

ATL Fan

September 12th, 2009
11:41 pm

Willie sucks…that zone D isn’t going to cut it against a good team.

Birddawg67

September 12th, 2009
11:41 pm

check box score on game we got our butts handed to us show some gonads richt and fire willie his scheme is just not working

MAD-DONNA

September 12th, 2009
11:41 pm

Worst job of defensive calling I have seen so far this year!

HOMER

September 12th, 2009
11:44 pm

CGB – Did you watch the game? SC outgained the home team by almost 100 yards and you think the dogs dominated? I guess you thought the refs blew the game against ‘Bama last season. The D sux – couldn’t get a mediocre SC O off the field. I just think the dogs were VERY fortunate tonight. Maybe I saw the game from different camera angles than you. Be fair and call this what it is… I’ll let you respond!

McFly

September 12th, 2009
11:45 pm

What MORONS gave the D an “Excellent” grade? What game were YOU watching? Cut back on the sourmash.

GT FAN UP NORTH

September 12th, 2009
11:47 pm

Good win Dawgs-W is a W looks like both state schools have some work to do….Refs were pretty bad in this game…at the end of it all just like Tech’s ya’ll got the W- 300+ passing yards not counting those which got called back….just pointing out….good win…good luck next week.

montanadawg

September 12th, 2009
11:48 pm

A very exciting game that was completely unexpected. Neither defense played particularly well, but I will say Willie’s D got picked apart time-and-time again across the middle. Our secondary continues to look weak and very suspect, and this is against a lower to middle tier SEC team. Egads. Cox looked better and more in control, but I’m still not real impressed overall. He scares the living crap out of me every time he goes back to pass.

UGA Had Lady Luck Georgia always over rated

September 12th, 2009
11:52 pm

It’s a win but still look sloppy….it’s nothing to brag about either. Those Gators going to kill Cox too.

Jack

September 12th, 2009
11:53 pm

Willie has GOT to go,,,, no if’s and’s or but’s,,,,the man NEVER makes adjustments. He just keeps throwing the same crapola against the walls and hoping it sticks !! If we don’t get a different D coordinator in here, we’re doomed to eternal mediocrity.
Very lucky win,,but a win is a win.
Go Army,, Beat Navy !!!!!!!!!!!!!

This broken record is gettin' old

September 12th, 2009
11:59 pm

alabama jack

what are you talking about? home coookin’? did you not see how many penalties we had that actually hurt us? and i think the general consensus of needing a change at the D coordinator position is deeply needed. we have play makers on D, but a terrible play caller. great job overall by the O line, and an even better job of some good ol’ hard nosed runnin’ by samuel. offense got a B+ / A-. defense and the play calling has got to get better. Good tough win, GO DAWGS!

southside DAWG

September 13th, 2009
12:01 am

Considering the defense was on the field all day they played good. They showed alot of heart at the end of the game. The USC and UGA game is always close. The 2 quick scores were great but that had the defense on the field late. The turnovers have got to stop. That gave them at least 10 points. A win is a win. Get OFF the defense coaches back. The playing calling is still bad and the turnovers is why the game was close. Why did we quit running Samuel. The run was working and we got away from it. That is 2 weeks in a row. Boykin is the man!!

dbc

September 13th, 2009
12:03 am

This team has more holes in it than anyone can discuss. Gonna be a long, frustrating season. And I don’t see it changing any time soon. There really is not one sure win the rest of the season. We have a wealth of talent physically, but intellectually the coaching staff are dead wood. We the fans haven’t seen a complete game in almost two years. Something has to give (besides the defense.) And the Offense — wow, where to start.

sowega dawg

September 13th, 2009
12:07 am

A win is a win! We got hit with some cheap flags on D; ref’s blew a horse collar tackle on AJ Green; Cox’s arm still looks suspect. Don’t understand why we ever abandoned the run game with Samuels, he looked great tonight. Willie needs to tighten-up or hire a moving company.

MAD-DONNA

September 13th, 2009
12:09 am

….and what a total farce, to let Florida open with TWO scrimmage games.

Gwinnett Dawg

September 13th, 2009
12:13 am

You are right southside, the dawgs get away from running to easily…The long drive after the half was setup by the running game…As far as the defense, you can’t give any team the ball inside your 30 and 10 like that…South Carolina only had one love drive for a touchdown and the rest the were held to field goals…I would rather give up 5 field goals than 5 touchdowns in any game…

dbc

September 13th, 2009
12:13 am

I’ll remind everyone that Georgia repeatedly makes bad teams look like world beaters. So far, SC and Okie State.Could anyone believe after watching Carolina against NC State imagine how much they’d score against UGA? These conversations have been going on for several years. Does a trend strike anyone here? UGA has as much, if not more, talent than anyone in the SEC much less the country. That’s where it ends. And don’t give me any BS about 10 win seasons. This team is always capable of so much more and underachieves. It’s gotten predictable and bad.

santa cruz dawg

September 13th, 2009
12:17 am

Let Logan Gray play, run the ball and keep our defense off the field more.
Where is the pass rush?
We have some good players, but you can’t win championships with a suspect QB.
If the Freshman QB’s are as good as billed the future is bright.

Gdawg

September 13th, 2009
12:19 am

good win im sure we all know we can do better. i was impressed on the recieving side on special teams but the defensive side of it was ugly. John Fabris and willie martinez have to go. I was impressed with joe’s poise in the pocket tonight a much better job. Richard samuel finally showed some intensity running the ball and boy do we have some play makers…Brandon Boykin and Branden smith..less turnovers and the dawgs go 10-3, a win over michigan in the capitol one bowl

GO DAWGS SIC’EM WOOF WOOF

Right On Time

September 13th, 2009
12:20 am

Keys to improvement:

1. Give the ball to #22

2. Rotate QB’s more often

3. Give the ball to Samuel more

4. Clone Rennie

5. Let Richard carry it more

6. Take play calling away from bobo

7. Stop quitting giving it to #22.

It appears that Cox+Bobo+Martinez = Ray Goff looking team…

rodger

September 13th, 2009
12:23 am

bama boys u haven’t got much to brag about considering your score against the middle school that you played today…..

TampaDawg86

September 13th, 2009
12:25 am

Can Someone please explain to me why CWM doesn’t change his defense when its obvious that Spurrier knows what he’s doing and has a TE and RB open every play. And for God Sakes what do you do when your up in the 4th quarter on 1st down!?!? … You run the dang ball!!! Dawgs are lucky they won that game!

southside DAWG

September 13th, 2009
12:30 am

With the refs calling the stuff on R Jones I bet he wish he went pro. That is 2 weeks in a row they missed that call. What about the one on AJ Green the refs SUCK!! What was up with the time issue at the end of the first half. How can USC ask for a review when they dont have any time outs. Defense looked better than stats show they are only as good as the O will let them be they made them kick fg when they had to. If we quit turning the ball over the defense looks better and we would be 2-0 instead of 1-1 look at how many points off turnovers The defense has gotten better but BOBO has not just that facts look at the play calling nobody goes in motion when the run is working we start throwing it how can u be mad at the defense they were on the field for at least 80 plays like i said earlier a win is a win

Augustadawg

September 13th, 2009
12:31 am

I am not impressed with the defensive scheme and think Willie needs to adjust or go. We have the talent on defense. The game day coaching is not good.
I love Bobo but think he needs to stick to the power running game that has worked at the start of both games before we abandoned it for some reason. Joe Cox can run this offense and I like him a lot. We stared in a hole and dug out of it in spite of poor coaching by the defense and questionable play calling by the offense.
By the way, what is the reason for switching return men after a touchdown return?

td

September 13th, 2009
12:35 am

Does anyone not understand that if you can not get a pass rush out of you DE’s you can not do anything but play Zone and give up the short passes and hope the other team makes mistakes. We do not have any DE;s that can rush the passer. We have to play Zone or get burned deep twenty time per game. Get a clue you wantabe coordinators and get off CWM back. We played Zone, like we had too, and SC gained a lot of yards but made enough mistakes to have to kick 5 field goals. We won with the only game plan we could have used on defense.

georgiagirl147

September 13th, 2009
12:37 am

Missed tackles, not seeing the routes, and TURNOVERS killed us…without all that mess, the Dawgs would have been up 21-0 QUICK. Willie has got some serious evaluation to do, as does CMR on whether or not Willie is even the right guy for the job…overall, the defense played great…no thanks to the coaching.
They’ve GOT to learn to hang on to the ball…
BIG pat on the back to special teams…couldn’t have done it without you guys….

georgiagirl147

September 13th, 2009
12:39 am

And as far as Reshad Jones goes…keep at it buddy…THAT’S how you’re supposed to tackle…GO DAWGS

Howabout a win

September 13th, 2009
12:56 am

Once again – this was supposed to be a “easy” win for UGA – they proved that they are not a top 25 team tonight when they beat (not really) a team that more or less beat themselves. A team that could only score 7 points (and they recovered a fumble at the one-yard line in that game) against a panzi ACC team the prior week. Yes – and UGA only managed a few points against a team last week who gave-up 45 points tonight. So, before all of you fans start crowing (barking) about a “big” win over SC, think about who you just beat – an unranked team that basically beat itsself. UGA proved NOTHING tonight. THat was a game they were SUPPOSED to win.

Gary

September 13th, 2009
1:47 am

I was impressed with the progress Joe Cox made from last week until now. Why do we not get the ball into AJ Greens hands. If we do not start using him like the Star he is, he will go Pro like Stafford and Moreno. The defensive coaching staff is really poor and is going to cause this team to fail big time if we cannot make adjustments when needed. The only reason Ga had a chance to win is because SC made so many mistakes that caused big plays to be brought back. Martinez is not getting the job done. A win is still much better than a loss.

StLou Dawg

September 13th, 2009
1:49 am

I agree. Matinez has not made one adjustment on D in either game. He has to go.

Not Disappointed!

September 13th, 2009
2:31 am

It was and ugly win, but a win. Hey, we sweep the state of South Carolina. Happy for the pups.

Do better next week and see you in late November.

Ramblin Wreck!

Joel EidsonIII

September 13th, 2009
3:24 am

Poor -play from a Ga team that should handle-the OKla st and SC–Poor tackling,not defense–offenselooked good at times–butsoecial teams are a joke–I am a 30 season ticket holder–May be my last game this year–Wils game andstill tried our best to give it away
Arkansas mustbe foaming at the mouth to get us a home at night–will no defense
Matiniz must go-BoBo play calling isjust as bad-
7-5 at best-

TW

September 13th, 2009
3:27 am

Our defense is just terrible. The way Garcia picked on our LBs was inexcusable.

We have way too much talent on the defensive side of the ball to be giving up 30 a game.

Offensive coordinators own Willie Martinez.

Every year.

Sad.

gary

September 13th, 2009
6:09 am

NO DEFENSE!!!!

chazzo

September 13th, 2009
6:26 am

Part of me is excited that things are starting to come together. Another part of me says come down to earth fast dawgs cause Arkansas has a had a week off, and South Carolina (while good) aint top 20. Still some kinks to work out. Man, it is going to be an exciting season. Lots of nail biters.

DawgNation

September 13th, 2009
6:27 am

Have another drink Joel and if you don’t want those season tickets I’ll be happy to take them off your hands. The win was ugly yes but could you even imagine the howling on here if we lost? I think this puts to rest about Joe Cox’s ability. No not the #1 draft choice but capable to run this offense. What ever that play was Bobo came up with for Gray was the dumbest call for a change of pace I’ve ever seen. The D? Well it has been said enough already. The D backs HAVE to learn to read routes. They were made to look like a high school D backfield tonight. Need more pressure from the D ends. Anyway glad for the win. Couldn’t have faced the blogs this a.m. if we would have blown this one.

chazzo

September 13th, 2009
6:31 am

No Defense???? They did a pretty darn good job in the red zone, and they were the field 75% of the game. Most importantly, they did what they needed to do to win. Could they be better? Always. Offense and special teams also (fumble, SC nearly broke one, bad snap). Penalties were a problem. Better, but there is still a long way to go. That’s where we, the fans, come in to support these guys.

DawgNation

September 13th, 2009
7:18 am

Agreed chazzo but when you are put on the field for near to 80+ snaps the DC need come up with a better plan than bend-don’t break. That is what kept our D on the field as much as the turnovers and stupid running out of the endzone on kick offs.

True Dawg Fan

September 13th, 2009
7:24 am

1. Our DEs have no idea where the qb is. Just run as far as they can leaving the action behind them.

2. We can’t keep leaving the middle wide open for the other teams receivers.

3. Arm tackling, or just watching, won’t stop anybody.

4. I just can’t understand giving up that many points and Martinez never adjusting the D.

5. Without some changes the good teams coming up will eat us alive. The past two weeks have not been against good teams.

6. Bobo and Willie’s poor use of the talent we have is not acceptable.

7. Have a strong talk with them CMR or they will make you look like Bobby Cox before this season is over.

8. I’ll be there, cheering my dawgs, in any case.

8.

rosezee

September 13th, 2009
7:45 am

Another sloppy, undisciplined, poorly coached football UGA game. Richt must go!

Larry

September 13th, 2009
7:58 am

Martinez is one lousy coach, so is Fabris and, often, Bobo. Joe Cox is barely adequate to handle this job. Until Richt does some housecleaning, this team will be no winner.

atmdog

September 13th, 2009
8:04 am

We get our best pass rusher back this week after a two game su