How would you rate the Jackets’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Jackets’ effort Thursday in Miami against the Hurricanes. Rate the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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95 comments Add your comment

gtnate

September 17th, 2009
10:54 pm

What kind of coverage are we running? There is an open man on every passing play. And how in the hell can you be gassed in the first quarter?

MoDawg

September 17th, 2009
11:00 pm

Saint Simons….? Saint Simons?

33-17(((((((((ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!!))))))))

North Ave Trade School

September 17th, 2009
11:01 pm

Turn out the lights…the party in Miami is over…UM 33 and GT 17…a sound whuppin’

quaildawg

September 17th, 2009
11:02 pm

THe obvious has been finally revealed to those who wear Black & Gold and kept their heads buried in the sand…Your Defensive Backfield SUXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!! Dawgs, LSU, CLemson & now The U have repeatdly exposed this but two 3 point W’s had you believing your Jackets were the greatest thing since sliced bread!!! Even the immaculant CPJ can’t cover up this Porous Defense when his O is stymied. Triple Option??? How bout NO OPTION???

BobCee

September 17th, 2009
11:02 pm

Enter your comments here Tech is reading too many headlines that they are good. Tonight they showed this to be wrong. They looked horrendous. No pass defense, No run defense and no offense. A pathethic display and on national TV.

PJ has to read the riot act to not only to his team, but also the coaches and also to himself. They need a chunk of confidence, Right now they look like a sandlot team.

Mister T

September 17th, 2009
11:05 pm

Offense has not been prepared all season. Maybe LSU did solve it for eveyone.
I thought the secondary was supposed to be the strong point of our defense.

Tech82

September 17th, 2009
11:05 pm

We just got our butts kicked in every phase of the game. Hats off to Miami – tonight they were the better team BY FAR.

The Truth

September 17th, 2009
11:06 pm

A pathetic loss by a pathetic school…

the real Old Gold

September 17th, 2009
11:06 pm

Quaildog….. It’s white and gold… not black and gold, and nothing’s been exposed except our poor secondary and a TERRIBLE O line. The option can put up points on everyone if executed properly just like UGA’s pro offense.. but if it’s not executed, then it won’t work. Do you know anything about football, or do you just get all your tips from your sister/wife?

Love GEORGIA

September 17th, 2009
11:06 pm

What happened to the great triple option attack. Looks like the world is catching up with your stupid offence. LSU, Clemson , and now miami have distroyed your offence. Guess you need jax state every week.Enter your comments here

Tech82

September 17th, 2009
11:08 pm

Where was our offensive line tonight? They got blown off the ball on every play. I thought in their second year in this offense that the O-line would be one of the strong suits for this team. So far, they’ve been an embarrassment.

And who the hell is drawing up the schemes for our secondary?

San Francisco Dawg

September 17th, 2009
11:08 pm

It could have been worse for Tech…Miami’s special teams were horrible, missing field goals and horrible kick-offs…Miami could have spun 50 on the lowly bee’s…

And Nesbite? Oh my, this guy won’t make it to midseason…

Tech82

September 17th, 2009
11:12 pm

Love Georgia – LSU didn’t exactly destroy our offense. They only outgained us by 10 ten yards. We gave them that game with poor special teams play.

As for the world catching up to our offense – no offense works well when it’s not executed properly. I would have thought you learned that in the Okla State game.

buzz

September 17th, 2009
11:13 pm

TIme to regroup and get ready for the TarHoles. Hats off to the Canes.

Saint Simons

September 17th, 2009
11:14 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
((((((((((33-17))))))))))))))))

Tech82

September 17th, 2009
11:16 pm

I think our defense qualified for the Willie Martinez award tonight.

gtnate

September 17th, 2009
11:16 pm

It’s hard to tell if teams are catching up with our offense when there not on the field. Our defense looks worse than georgia’s! I didn’t think that was possible.

?

September 17th, 2009
11:20 pm

Tech 82. No one cares about yards gained. You can outgain your opponent by any amount and still lose. What is important is you lost by 5 tds to LSU. No one cares about yards.

rob

September 17th, 2009
11:21 pm

I sure hope that Coach PJ and the team gets it together. A tough loss tonight but still a long season to go. The team needs to learn from this loss and be better prepared for the next game.

LizDawg

September 17th, 2009
11:24 pm

Clemson should have beaten Tech too and then Imperfect Option would be 1-2. Wow The U really throttled Paul Johnson tonight. 95 yards rushing? LMAO!

LizDawg

September 17th, 2009
11:25 pm

Oh yeah, forgot to mention Coach Paul Johnson bashing his players on national TV – *”ARE YOU STUPID?*

Tech82

September 17th, 2009
11:27 pm

? – I never said LSU didn’t beat us. They beat us bad for the world to see. I said LSU’s defense didn’t dominate our offense. The game statistics bear that out. But I do agree that a loss is a loss. Period.

quaildawg

September 17th, 2009
11:28 pm

Real Old Gold, Excuse me WHite & Gold. Yes I know something about football…more than I can say about the majority of those of spoke of earlier who would not acknowledge the obvious. AS I have stated repeatedly, but GT fans did not want to admit, save for shoddy tackling by UGA the press would have ripped Tech a new one about the 400+ passing yards and 6 TD’s Stafford threw for.
Can’t make chicken salad out of chicken …. and Tech D-backs are not very good!!!

Athletic Supporter

September 17th, 2009
11:29 pm

I’ve seen a bunch of girls play better pass defense. What a joke of a defense! The offense stinks as well!

quaildawg

September 17th, 2009
11:30 pm

Nope Tech82 at least Dawg D did hold SC to no TD’s after 1st quarter.

Furlow61

September 17th, 2009
11:34 pm

PJ needs to be humble. All the never satisfied act is old. LSU exposed Tech. This is not GSU nor the Navy. Long season ahead.

SRF

September 17th, 2009
11:38 pm

PATHETIC JOKE

Tech "fans" make me laugh

September 17th, 2009
11:43 pm

33-17 Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! You may have to start giving away entire packages of hot dogs and a few cases of cokes to get people in the stadium.

Tech "fans" make me laugh

September 17th, 2009
11:46 pm

Once again just so you NERDS don’t forget…….33-17 Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! You may have to start giving away entire packages of hot dogs and a few cases of cokes to get people in the stadium.

BFT

September 18th, 2009
12:01 am

Tarrant needs to sit his butt on the bench. He may can play on special teams, but he is no defensive back. Never seen such a pathetic effort.

bill

September 18th, 2009
12:04 am

Enter your comments here
Looks like Miami will be the team to beat in the acc this year. For the next few years Miami will put the ACC on their backs and take them to the top of college football! its back to the old days with a major storm building in south Fl. Go canes

bill

September 18th, 2009
12:07 am

Enter your comments here can’t wait for OK but V.T. scares me we have always had trouble with them!!
If we get by them think 4-0 start is possable if not likely!!

count_schemula

September 18th, 2009
12:09 am

The problem with that offense is, IF you shut it down, you win. There is no plan B or C. It’s just not diversified enough to keep defenses guessing beyond its own trick block schemes. When it works, it looks awesome (last Miami game) and when you shut it down, it looks awful (this Miami game). Go Canes! What a difference not having Nix can make! They are young too, so, get used to it.

mitch

September 18th, 2009
12:35 am

GT got there butts kick bad

ramblinwreckce

September 18th, 2009
12:38 am

Offense: I don’t care what kind of offense you are running, if you don’t block anyone you’re toast. Our O-Line missed blocks or flat got beaten all night. The success of this kind of Option Offense makes the assumptions that down-field blocks will be made (by backs and receivers) and we missed those all night. The one decent down-field block we made was the block in the back that brought the first touchdown back.

Special Teams: Much better on returns. O. Smith did a pretty good job tonight–especially considering the performance of the return teams the past few years.

Defense: I know we are soft in the secondary, but everyone just looked whipped out there. …and depth is a key issue to begin with. Three games in twelve games is insane and I think that it showed most on defense. Loosing a DE will be costly down the road.

Between the ears: Not only were we physically fatigued, but it showed mentally as well. Careless penalties. Back-to-back false starts. A tackle giving a false start on a short-yardage quarterback draw. The botched long snap. The list unfortunately just goes on and on.

Let’s not get melodramatic here. The team was worn out and laid an egg. They get a long week to rest up for the next game. We could see one or two more of these since we don’t have another long week/bye until the week before UGA.

Rico

September 18th, 2009
12:40 am

Evidently Miami’s defense had no problem following the ball when Tech had it. Tech’s defense looked like the freshman dummies against Miami which had to expel little effort against their 1-AA like opponents. Tech needs more opponents like Jacksonville State….

reeaaally?

September 18th, 2009
1:04 am

dawg fans are you really that pathetic to spend all your time hating on us tech fans? you have waaaay worse problems to deal with then worry about us. get ready to lose again in november.you think dez bryant is bad wait until you see demaryius thomas and the option this year. i’d just worry about basketball turning into your best sport if i was you.

Ed Russ

September 18th, 2009
1:15 am

did you really just compare Dez Bryant to Demaryius Thomas?

reeaaally?

September 18th, 2009
1:41 am

said it….and did it.

sheeneman91

September 18th, 2009
5:24 am

Tech fans, Before the game started, I was planning to come to this site (after the game) to send some zingers to the Tech fans who would go to so.fl. newspaper sites and talk smack about how Tech was going to run for 400-500 yds, and how they were going to run up the score on Miami (couple even mentioned 200+ points to eclipse your historic mark). Realized it would be pointless because #1- Miami is the gold standard in college football and while they have been down for 3 years, I had no doubt they would play as well as they did, and, #2- I just can’t find myself able to stir up any sort of hate for your program. You’re not a giant rival like FSU or VT, two teams we have been playing for a long time, and you are not a team we hate, like the gators. Your team is highly respected by intelligent Cane fans. The sleeping giant in Coral Gables is waking up. Whether they awake fully this year, we will see. But when they are back on top (and it clearly won’t be long), we still won’t hate you the way we do the gators. It will just be college football the way it is supposed to be. Tough game (paybacks really are a bitch), but we true canes fans wish you luck the rest of the season. Hope you spank VT when you play them. I hope the canes do too, actually. If the canes play the way they did on Thrs., Canes should run the table. Jacory for the Heisman!

Southside Fan

September 18th, 2009
5:29 am

If Miami had continued to pass the point deficit could have been 40 points. The Hurricanes are back!

dawgfanforlife

September 18th, 2009
6:11 am

thunderstorms….hurricanes….now saint simon tears, yellow fuzz tears….hahahahahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

dawgfanforlife

September 18th, 2009
6:17 am

who does tech play next thursday….hahahahaha

dawgfanforlife

September 18th, 2009
6:18 am

why does tech play football on thursday?….cause they are robbing people on weekends….hahahahahaha

KD

September 18th, 2009
6:43 am

Will someone please bench Tarrant! He’s always 3-yards off his receiver. Clemson took advantage of him and Miami is still scoring on him. He looks like he’s out there in coverage waiting for a punt!

Me thinks our D-coord & UGAs both need to hit the road. Not impressed.

Bobby Dodd 21 20

September 18th, 2009
6:56 am

Shameful, Miami just copied the flaws that were so pronounced in the Clemson game and attacked them, wide open long ball and shut off 8 & 9 holes…did GT learn anything from Clemson game?..I’ve had a bad week, I thot I was over the other shameful event of the week…Dolphins at Falcons..

Hedgepruner

September 18th, 2009
6:57 am

The reason Harris was able to complete all those passes was becasue his offensive line was holding (Tackling & mugging) our defense on every play and the ACC prick refs only called 1 holding penalty, “Give me a Break”….

Tech 53

September 18th, 2009
6:58 am

Not very surprising how all the doggie fans show their lack of class. Tech was bad, no doubt about it. They proved a very old football fact. The game is won or lost at the line of scrimmage. Miami’s line both defensively and offensively dominated. Tech had no pass rush and Miami was getting 5 yards every running play. However, I would rather be a Jacket then a dog!! I have a riddle for all you doggie fans. What do Tech and Georgia fans have in common? Neither went to Georgia!!

jacket3

September 18th, 2009
6:58 am

My Oh my….we were totally blown away. I know the jackets were tired from the first drive on. Should have been closer if we didn’t make several bone head score killing penalties. Nesbitt still cannot throw the ball because he always crouches too low. Time to try a faster QB and move Nesbitt to an A or B. I am just surprised there were no 5 yard over the middle passes to keep Miami honest. And why did the helmets keep poping off? Weren’t those extra hands around the masks a few times?

We’ve got some work to do.

Rico

September 18th, 2009
7:13 am

Miami kicked Tech, LSU kicked Tech – But the pathetic Doggies were kicked soundly by Tech last time they met. So, all you puppy fans need to pipe down. As for you Cane and Tiger fans, you have earned your rants! CPJ will figure this problem out and get it corrected. Might take some time, but he will get it working.