How would you rate the Bulldogs’ performance?

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

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savtl

September 19th, 2009
11:48 pm

it is basically same as last week–Great offense–lots and lots of penalties, turnovers, and what is up with the defense–for 3 and half quarters we gave up the long ball–i guess I should be happy they cut down on the short pass. We had another qb put up out of this world numbers. Great punt by Butler. We got to fix mental errors(penalties) and defense( Willie your time is running out). We did show great heart!!!!

Dawg 1

September 19th, 2009
11:54 pm

To the Joe Cox haters out there. It’s time to eat a little crow. In fact, if you have any class at all, you should write the kid a letter of apology. I’ll even do it for you. All you have to do is cut and paste. That’s 2… 8 to go….

Dear Joe,

I am writing to apologize for all of the vile things that I have posted about you since the Oklahoma State game. It turns out that you are are a much better QB than I thought. Your game management against Arkansas was superb. In fact, you put on a clinic out there tonight. The touch you showed was first rate and you have a lot more zip on the ball when needed than I gave you credit for.

Thank you for sticking with the Dawgs and not transferring. I promise that I’ll keep my “never played football in my life” mouth shut and will root hard for you that rest of the season.

Kindest regards,

Your new biggest fan

P.S. Stay healthy…

johnny

September 19th, 2009
11:55 pm

at what point does CMR see that his dc is not getting the job done!!!

BG

September 19th, 2009
11:55 pm

Let the big Dawg eat! The Dawgs are coming on strong.

A Win is a Win

September 19th, 2009
11:59 pm

Do you realize Mark Richt has never fired a coach since he arrived in Athens!!! As far as Joe Cox I was skeptical and questioning his skills earlier in the year however I believe he is the guy…in fact I will go one step further Matthew Stafford never had a game that good during the year versus good or bad teams Cox has better touch and accuracy maybe not better arm strength but that is overrated…and Drew Butler wow what a friggin punter…….Maybe we can hope and Pray that Mark fired you know who and if you dont know then Willie M and on the way out please take Jon Fabris with you……Exciting game to watch even if our defense looked like the sinkhole in Gwinnett County over the weekend….

John

September 20th, 2009
12:01 am

Long game , lots of penalties on both sides. The long pass domimated the game. Ga. ran the ball with some efffect, while Ark. could not.
Cox showed he can manage the team and the game, fans need to leave him alone. Just slow up the infermal penalties and play more solid defense.

OedipusTax

September 20th, 2009
12:02 am

Our linebackers are great against the run, and seem clueless against the pass. Rennie goes after a runner with strength and determination, and rarely misses his man. Against the pass, however, Rennie seems to be a couple of steps behind, or confused, or out of position. Put a receiver in his neighborhood, and that pass is complete most of the time. Sad, since Rennie is one smart cookie, to me, he’s probably not being coached to make the play.

southgaedawgfan

September 20th, 2009
12:02 am

Give Willie a break, Ark. receivers made some outstanding circus catches, with defenders all on them. Great redzone “D”, superb offensive showing, great use of the receivers. Too many penalties and turnovers. Kudos to Cox, Moore, Green, and Butler.

dawgdan

September 20th, 2009
12:04 am

Offense looked great, but that was expected against Arkansas’ horrendous defense. The defense was pretty helpless. The pass rush was nonexistent. Getting back the much-vaunted Justin Houston made no difference. The LB’s played alright, but the underneath stuff was still wide open, thanks to the baby-butt soft zone that Willie likes. The secondary was just glaringly bad. How bad? Bryan Evans is making me wish we had Terreal Bierria back, and that’s bad. Boykin again looked pretty solid on kickoff returns, but his coverage in the secondary was atrocious. Branden Smith got burned pretty bad a couple of times, showing that he’s still very wet behind the ears. I hope Cuff isn’t out for the season, but given our track record with knee injuries, let’s just say that sprains are rare.

Big Daddy K

September 20th, 2009
12:07 am

southgadawgfan, you really don’t know anything about football do you? Did you by chance watch FLA/TENN? Both teams play good defense and only seven penalties between them. Our pass defense is a joke!

southgaedawgfan

September 20th, 2009
12:07 am

At what point do the Willie bashers start to blame the players. There were some out of position and confused players, but for the most part the “D” hunkered. 77 yds on the ground and 3 of 14 3rd down conversion bt the opposition was an overall good performance .

azdawg

September 20th, 2009
12:09 am

We basically have the same def players back from last year but this edition plays like they’re HS’ers. Esp the secondary play. Awful. How the ARK receivers got that open is beyond belief. I don’t know who is to blame the coaches or the players. Give ARK credit they can pass and catch as good as any team in the country. Had they a Def it would probably been a different outcome. Praise the Offense and Joe Cox. For a few mistakes and a few bad calls they played great. That TD the Def called back was BS. The receiver clearly had posession and Jones’hit knocked it out. GA got screwed on that call.

Lap these wins up while you can because the way the def is playing I doubt seriously if GA can sustain itself by out scoring the upcoming competition but for a few out there. Thank you, Joe, Green and Off line.

Big Daddy K

September 20th, 2009
12:12 am

Its not the players fault if we never play Man Defense onlt the Soft Zone. Were giving uo 400 yds passing anyway…take a chance. How about blitzing a safety or maybe even a corner. I played ball if players are continually making the same mistake then the problem is coaching. If they can’t be coached, get someone else out there.

HERBIE

September 20th, 2009
12:14 am

SAVTL You could not do better than coach willie anyday you slime ball idiot

TX DAWG

September 20th, 2009
12:15 am

Yes the defense gave up some BIG plays, but these turnovers are going to catch up with us one of these games(besides OSU). The next couple of games will show us how good we are. That is only if we don’t spot each team 10-17 points. Take away what the offense gave them, and the defense wasn’t to bad.

Can you dig it?

September 20th, 2009
12:17 am

Mark Richt fired his running backs coach Tony Pierce after his first season for an unspecified conduct incident. I’ll bet he parts ways with Martinez at the end of this season. He can’t afford to keep him around any longer…he’s hurting the program. His defense didn’t know what they were doing the whole first half tonight.

TX DAWG

September 20th, 2009
12:19 am

The one thing I hate to say is that this year the SEC doesn’t look all that great. Still the best , but a couple of breaks here and there. Who knows who will come out on top in he SEC.

Big Daddy K

September 20th, 2009
12:19 am

Fire him now! i would not even let him travel home with the team.

A Win is a Win

September 20th, 2009
12:24 am

Did Mark Richt really fire Tony Pierce or did Tony Pierce essentially do something so stupid he fired himself? If Mark wont do it we know Michael Adams will hell if he will fire Vince Dooley who wont he fire….lets burn up his phones at the school and let him know that Willie has basically resigned and is going to work out the season and then he is going to uhhhhhh….well lets be honest do we really care where the bum goes and if he takes Jon Fabris with him we will give him an exit bonus of 100k…..

wigdad

September 20th, 2009
12:30 am

Enter your comments here
Great performance by Cox. Defense is not good enough to compete with a ranked team. It will be their down fall this season and will come back to prove that this team is not complete. Willie Martinez is not the answer to a national championship team.

Too much talent, not enough defensive coaching.

big 12 defense

September 20th, 2009
12:36 am

you dawg fans have no room to EVER denigrate Big 12 defenses

your defense sucked last year
it’s potentially even worse this year! Get some stones and play defense you mutts!

Hook ‘em Horns!

Courtney

September 20th, 2009
12:37 am

We are not that good this year. Horrible game. Another 40 points by our “D”. Fire Martinez now. Start the freshman Brendan Smith and sit Boykin. They picked on him for 60 minutes tonight.

Dawg 96

September 20th, 2009
12:44 am

Accuracy, touch and playbook knowledge — Joe Cox has it all.

That was the best played game by a UGA quarterback that I’ve ever seen. Really. Joe looked like Matt Ryan out there.

quaildawg

September 20th, 2009
12:47 am

Typical AJC (Cain & Caldwell articles) What about how Cox Shredded Ark Defense or Cox Ties Record Mark for TD’s???
Donut Holes!!!

turkey

September 20th, 2009
12:49 am

To all the kool-aid drinkers, Bugkiller has been dead on it. When Georgia plays a team with a decent defense and can’t score all those points, oh well you know.

quaildawg

September 20th, 2009
12:49 am

Facts are sometimes you just have to buckle your chinstrap and WIN these type games!!!
Congrats to the Dawgs!!!

Pi$$onaDawg

September 20th, 2009
12:51 am

I think it is hard to judge the Offense because there was no Defense played by either team. Neither QB made many hard Passes. Both QB made the passes, but it was like pitch and catch in the back yard against your little sister.

Exhausted Dawg

September 20th, 2009
12:52 am

Does Willie Martinez have incriminating photos of President Adams? How is he still here?

TopDawgs?

September 20th, 2009
12:58 am

UGA won the game, but that was the ugliest win I’ve ever seen. Cox did fine and should get more respect, but this team is poorly coached on both sides of the ball. And it’s so sad when neither team can field a defense…. If Richt doesn’t fire both the OC and DC after this many years of failed teams with all the talent he recruits, he shouldn’t be a head coach.

Actually, the Tenn/FL game was quite interesting. UGA needs to watch out for Tenn. Their defense will kill UGA if they play like they did against UF. And their offense will be able to score at will. Oh, sorry, every team will be able to score at will against UGA this year. Good luck staying in the top 25.

Joe

September 20th, 2009
1:16 am

I don’t like jumping on bandwagons, but the UGA defense let a guy playing in his first SEC game throw for a school record 5 touchdowns against them. Granted, Mallett is a great player. Granted, Petrino is a great coach. I’ve seen better players play against Georgia, and I’ve watched us play against better coaches. That being said, I’ve witnessed some pretty horrible games played by our defense (i.e. the Sugar Bowl in 05 against WVU), but never have I seen a defense that looked so lost throughout the entire game as ours did tonight. If it weren’t for a couple of miscues late in the game, Arkansas could have easily won. We have some of the most talented football players in the country, it would sure be nice if we had a coaching staff capable of taking full advantage of their talent…

And by the way, before you make the typical excuses (turnovers, short fields, etc.) good defenses are good because they find ways to be effective in spite of the situation. I have yet to see a Willie Martinez led defense make any sort of adjustment to improve their chances against their opposition. Beyond that, I have yet to see a Willie Martinez led defense take a stand and come out on top without a whole lot of luck on their side. So there you go, I am officially on the bandwagon…

FIRE WILLIE MARTINEZ NOW!!!!

Right On Time

September 20th, 2009
1:24 am

I love coach Richt…BUT it looks like Ray Goof is coaching this team again with Bill Lewis as an assistant. Penalties over and over and over, Jones posing and dancing while the play is still going on, holes EVERYWHERE, special teams continue to run into each other like they are drunk and 3 more turnovers.

QB looked better.

AJ is a STUD.

Rennie is great.

Butler could kick it out of the stadium.

Charles looks to be good.

Everyone else is suspect.

Slop Jar Jones

September 20th, 2009
2:49 am

The slop jar thinks CMR is a gazillionaire and is not hungry. He is one cold fish–would like to see him say the f word at least once to prove he is tuned in emotionally. Cool, calm and collected ain’t what college players need.

GaCraker

September 20th, 2009
2:53 am

O.K.. Wiliw, start packing yorr bags. You need to ho give up de defensive foot Adios Willie (get Je kids again).

BravesAreDone

September 20th, 2009
3:40 am

Once again I say Willie MUST go.

Hugh

September 20th, 2009
5:28 am

Low expectations by the coaching staff have resulted in a very undisciplined football team.

jcdawg

September 20th, 2009
5:36 am

Enter your comments here
Fire Willie now !!

Felix the Cat

September 20th, 2009
5:49 am

Great victory for the team. Defense gave up way too many points and yards. Several players were wide open down field against the Ga D.

ron

September 20th, 2009
5:50 am

good offense explosions but you win championships with defense.this defense need overhauling.when was the last time willie martinez had a dominant defense if ever.come to think of it he has never had one.

stevew

September 20th, 2009
6:59 am

MENTAL MISTAKES AND PENALTIES…THATS COACHING OR LACK OF…

rosezee

September 20th, 2009
7:01 am

Same ole undisciplined football – - penalties, turnovers and missed tackles – thats on Richt.

Defense has been horrible to 2 years now – - that’s more of a recruiting than coaching issue.

Said it before – I’ll say it again, Georgia will not be a national championship team under Richt – a top ten team at best.

MarineDad

September 20th, 2009
7:03 am

Coach Richt will go down with Martinez if he doesn’t do something about clearing him out. Maybe that’s the way it should be but I like him, his style and hope it isn’t. Don’t really know football inside so I won’t pretend to but I’ve watched Georgia since I was a kid and do not remember these kind of point totals given up.

Big Jon

September 20th, 2009
7:24 am

Enter your comments here
CMR Loyalty to his college buddy Slick Willie will be his down fall. I hate to see a good man go down because he is loyal to an idiot. Well he is a millionaire, so I guess who cares. CMR just works for UGA he is not UGA. He does not feel what we feel. Let’s raise his salary again.

SuperB

September 20th, 2009
7:34 am

How much longer do we have to suffer with WILLIE MARTINEZ! This guy is the George W. Bush of football. Our defense is awful— and the secondary is the worst….. and he ‘coaches’ both! Richt needs to wake up. You can only take this friendship thing so far.

savtl

September 20th, 2009
7:49 am

Yeah–Herbie you probably think Ray Goff was the greatest coach ever–what are Willie ’s long lost son or his yard boy?-How many times has UGA given up over 30pts under Willie– I hope he does turn it around but i dont see it coming

Wow

September 20th, 2009
7:51 am

big john, nicely put. CMR work for the school and doesn’t appear to have the emotional ties as us season ticket hoders/fans/alum do. I know WM needs to be relieved of his duties, but I am also not sure if these great athletes are so great. fast, but football smart/fundamentally sound?

UGA is the laughing stock(nationally) of the SEC with the way it plays now.
SOMETHING needs to be done even it means changing at the top. 9 yrs is a long time and people tend to get stale after awhile

TNJeff

September 20th, 2009
7:59 am

Free Willie!

Swap Defensive Line for Offensive Line and vice versa. Offensive line has shown great abitlity to hold via all the penalties and defense line is good at pushing people around but not tackling. SO change them up!

TNJeff

September 20th, 2009
8:00 am

Chat: “Fire Mar ti nez” Clap, Clap, Clap Clap Clap

BBR

September 20th, 2009
8:28 am

I will start to blame the players when it’s the players fault! The horrible play of the defense had nothing to do with the players, it once again had to do with a DC who cannot readjust plays in order to keep up with the other team’s offense–plain and simple. How many times did ARK throw that pass to the WR for about 20 yards, and every time he was standing alone, with no one even close to him??? That’s Martinez’s fault, not our guys.

real Dawg fan

September 20th, 2009
8:34 am

I also must apologize to Joe Cox. You are a good Quarterback and I am glad you waited your turn. Go Dawgs

Mickey C.

September 20th, 2009
8:36 am

So let’s recap the ‘Good’: 52 points scored – Good! A Georgia SEC road win – Good! OK now the ‘Very Bad’: Over 40 points allowed for the second consecutive week – Very Bad! Numerous turnovers – Very Bad! Drive killing/harmful penalties – Very Bad!

It seems to me that Coach Mark Richt needs to overhaul his coaching staff. Maybe not so much with the coaches on the offensive side of the ball, but certainly on defensive staff starting with the defensive coordinator Willie Martinez. In fact, Willie Martinez and most of the defensive staff must be upgraded if Georgia wants to compete competitively in the SEC and nationally. Willie Martinez should have been replaced at the end of last season, but soft hearted Mark Richt stuck with him. But now the performance of the defense is a huge liability. You can’t count on your offense to score 52 points for you each week.

Coach Richt I just ask you to take a honest look at last season and this seasons defense and ask yourself – do I like the results from our defense? Coach Richt you are a very good head coach right now, but if you want to be a great/historic head coach you need to make the hard decisions and do what is best for the entire football team – and that is to fire Willie Martinez.

Consider that you have had several top 10 recruiting classes with some of the nation’s best defensive players and you can’t get any better effort from you defense. Coach Richt you have a big problem on defense and if you don’t fix it, you yourself is a part of the problem. Take a look at your players on defense, you have some very good players on defense and Coach Richt you owe it to them to provide them the best coaching. Willie Martinez is not getting the job done for you – plain and simple. I know Willie Martinez is a friend of Coach Richt but this friendship is clouding his judgment.

The Great College Head Football Coaches have made the hard choices in upgrading their coaching staff when needed and have gone on to become legendary. Coach Richt I am telling you now that if you don’t replace Willie Martinez, top defensive recruits will be reluctant to sign with Georgia – which hurts the entire program. So do your career a favor, do your team a favor and do the Georgia fans a favor and – FIRE WILLIE MARTINEZ ALREADY!!!

P.S. If Mark Richt won’t replace Willie Martinez, then I ask the UGA Athletics Director to pressure Coach Richt into making a change of defensive coordinator.