How would you rate the Jackets’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Jackets’ effort Saturday against the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, N.C. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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39 comments Add your comment

GTOldSchool21

November 14th, 2009
3:20 pm

Not Disappointed

November 14th, 2009
3:30 pm

Congrats GTOldSchool21! Dookie Smells! So, we flushed the dookies!

Lets go Jackets! Finish the Drill!

gold and white

November 14th, 2009
3:33 pm

if there was a category for tackliing it would be “failed”. that said, way to take care of business all the way. headed to tampa! also headed back home to (hopefully) take care of the dawgs. go jackets!

GT92

November 14th, 2009
3:39 pm

Excellent day, but somebody teach these guys how to tackle!

J. Johnson

November 14th, 2009
3:49 pm

Way to go JACKETS…just keep it up!!!

GT will smack UGA

November 14th, 2009
3:53 pm

Wow this is a helluva offense and D!!!! Bring on those pups.

TexasJacket

November 14th, 2009
3:54 pm

Nice almost complete game Jackets! It was nice to watch a 2nd half without having a heart attack. We’ve had a great year, but still business to do vs ugag and in Tampa!

We do need to fix 2 things….
1) We can’t give the other team starting position on the 35 yo all the time. There has GOT to be someone on campus that can kick in the end zone!
2) Wow… i mean, there had to be 10 missed tackles.. a few for a loss. We can get away with that vs Duke, but ugag and clemson will kill us if that happens.

It’s hard to complain when we’re 10-1, but I just feel those two things are going to burn us in the next two games if we don’t address them.

GO JACKETS! Piss on em dogs!

Joe Schmoe

November 14th, 2009
3:57 pm

Alright, time to get our first bye week, and get rested for the doggies from up 316. Turnt up baby.

On_the_way

November 14th, 2009
3:59 pm

FUZZON

November 14th, 2009
3:59 pm

Defense needs more intensity.

Paul

November 14th, 2009
4:18 pm

What’s the Good Word? Great game today! Go Jackets!!

GT fizzle

November 14th, 2009
4:23 pm

Lets beat Georgia, and win the ACC Championship game before we talk about a raise for CPJ

St Simons Daddy

November 14th, 2009
5:19 pm

Congrats tech on making the ACC Championship game, however, you will always be the number 2 team in the state of Georgia. Just facts, that is all.

THWGT!!!!!

Not Disappointed

November 14th, 2009
5:25 pm

Re “St Simons Daddy” sounds like you have some issues to deal with. I know the Pups aren’t doing as well this year, but the season isn’t over. Hang in there & From a Charter Wind commercial, “If you don’t get help here. Get some help. It’s not to late.” Ramblin Wreck!

collegeballfan

November 14th, 2009
5:27 pm

I agree with TexasJacket at 3:54. There has got to be somebody who can kick off. Maybe one of the students from the soccer countries Brazil, Argentina or France.

My wife left the room with me hollering about missed tackles. This will not beat UGA or Clemson.

Rarefied air us we Tech fans.

Booger

November 14th, 2009
5:40 pm

looks like the after effects of the OT game with Wake affected both Tech and Wake. Wake should have beated FSU based on the level of play here at BD.
Heading to the suncoast baby!

Joe Sports

November 14th, 2009
6:02 pm

Best Tech team in memory! Great job! (and this from a dawg fan). If they win the NCAA title, they should all shave their heads.

dawgcatcher

November 14th, 2009
6:11 pm

Time to wup them dawgs

#1 GT fan

November 14th, 2009
6:19 pm

GT has been great this year!

championchip game here we come.

GO JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GTB

November 14th, 2009
6:32 pm

St. Simons daddy must be tired of being the employee of his GT boss!

Jackette

November 14th, 2009
7:29 pm

yes there were some miss tackles but the team was tired and needed to to wake up which they did after Duke led by 10. I was there, nice weather and great fan base that made the trip, Job Well Done Jackets!

Johnboy

November 14th, 2009
7:34 pm

You heard it hear first JACKETS 35 Slobbering pups 17 !! GOOOO JACKETS!!

Ga Tech Old Timer

November 14th, 2009
10:20 pm

Jackette – Sorry to disagree with you. There is NO excuse for POOR performance. Being tired doesn’t cut it. If your tired, stay home and watch it on TV. These kids have now played 11 games which is the same number games most all other programs have played in college. They are superbly trained and conditioned athletes. If being tired is an acceptable excuse, we might as well dust off all the other excuses we have in the bag for when we get our ass handed to us sometime over the next 3 games. Tech has played poorly in EVERY game this year -mostly in the first half – with poorly executing blocking assignments on offense, penalties (almost rivaling the number UGA has put up) and dropping perfectly thrown passes. This wasn’t a case of TIRED – it was a case of sloppy play and technique. When you go back and look at the season, we’ve been very lucky to have won some of the games (Clemson and Wake Forest come to mind) because we haven’t played all 60 minutes with our head and heart. It’s like Coach said “they did some dumb things”. If that kind of stuff doesn’t get fixed, our Cinderella season will be over sooner that we’d like – like by the boys in pumpkin orange from Clemson.

GA Tech Insider

November 14th, 2009
11:09 pm

Ga Tech Old Timer; talk to me after you play 11 games in a row after coming off 5 straight weeks of summer work outs, including 2-a-days, all the while you’re taking the required class loads at GA tech to ensure you can stay eligible to play.

These boys just came off of winning 5 games, in 5 different states no less, in the month of October, and yet their defense is actually getting better as the season is winding down in spite of all they have been through, including all of the injuries they have been facing throughout this entire season.

And here we have you, and some of you other ingrates, complaining because the boys are 10-1, and finally getting their first break of the year? Shake your pom poms somewhere else, buddy; the boys don’t need any supporters like you.

the real OLD GOLD

November 14th, 2009
11:32 pm

Doggies are going bowling… why don’t we help make sure it’s not a good one. GO TECH!

Rick

November 14th, 2009
11:34 pm

Great win! Going to be fun watching us steamroll the mutts.

paynomind

November 15th, 2009
1:15 am

How things have changed. Tech is Georgia’s stumbling block to get to the weed eater bowl and Georgia is Tech’s stumbling block to the national championship conversation.

Here is is, Tech fans and foes; We have to improve on the defensive side of the ball to win our next three. And the real B about our next three, is that we will be FAVORED in each of them. I trust PJ to tell the kids that the line is BS, and that he expects us to lose by 17 to UGA, and by 48 to Clem. Thereby, we need to hold down on D, and score big on O.

Who knows who we will pl;ay in the Bowl. If we win vs UGA and at Tampa against CJ Spiller and Associates, then we might see Cincinnati, Alabama, or Ohio State. I’d prefer an old-school team, because we’d get a lot more credit for playing a game and winning or losing against a named team, like OSU or Alamaba, than we would for playing poorly against Cincinatti.

KnightInATL

November 15th, 2009
4:24 am

The ACC should take a page out of the books of C-USA and hold the Championship Game at the regular season conference champion’s stadium. In case of a tie, you break the tie with head-to-head matchup, or higher BCS ranking. The ACC simply can’t generate the excitement and sheer number of fans like the SEC is able to for their championship game. How many fans were in Jacksonville the past few years? Certainly no more than 20,000. It makes a lot more sense to have the team with the best overall conference record to host the game.

St Simons Daddy

November 15th, 2009
7:24 am

paynomind, silly jacket, you flatter yourself thinkiing you have any bearing on which bowl UGA attends. We go to a bowl depending on our ranking in SEC games, so as in real life ga tick does not count at all.

THWGT!!!!

CJ

November 15th, 2009
8:24 am

We clinch the acc coastal, and the dogs eek out a win over an unranked auburn team and who gets cover story online? The dogs of course. This town is so enamored with UGA that they don’t want to recognize anyone else. So here it is, the dogs suck, take first place in the media, take your butt whippin’ next week and take first place in the media again explaining why you got hammered.

Ga Tech Old Timer

November 15th, 2009
8:59 am

Ga Tech Insider – I’ll talk to you now, just in case you’re too tired to read this later. It’s apparent that you are relatively young (maybe immature is a better word) and don’t remember the days when programs played 10 games straight then 11 before the current format of 12 games and a bye week. In high school ball, I played in 11 straight games many times with byes before the championship game. In college, I didn’t play in any 12 game seasons because, as my handle indicates – I’m an old timer. We went through all the same summer drills and 2-a-days that everyone else did and does now. You and your wuss kind want to find excuses for poor performance on the field as you most likely do in your own daily life. I’ve supported the Tech program since the early 1950’s with Bobby Dodd and his great teams and been a season ticket holder since before you were born. He continued the standard of excellence from the classroom to the field – his players were disciplined and played with their head and heart. The Tech faithful then loved coach Dodd much the way we’ve taken to coach Johnson now. However, when Tech went independent, hard times followed and the stock excuse was we couldn’t recruit players who could compete in the classroom and be winners on the field because of the high academic standard. Coach Johnson has proved that excuse worthless and ingrates like you want to keep falling back on it so when something bad happens you don’t have to look fact up to the facts. Yes, Tech is a difficult school academically and I didn’t play for Tech but that is and should never be an excuse. You talk about all we’ve been through with traveling to 5 different states and injuries – what a joke. Injuries are a part of the game and every team has them not just our guys. And,the last time I checked, all those “far away places” we had to go – we flew and all were about a 2 hour flight – with the players sitting down resting as they flew.

You must really be stupid to interpret my previous comments as to not be proud and thankful for what we’ve accomplished in our 10 – 1 season. I think we can do much better and so does Coach Johnson – if you’ll take time to read his comments – if you can comprehend them. They are pretty much spot on to what I said in my previous post. He doesn’t put up with poor performance and when he says something about it everyone applauds – however, when I say the same thing – jerks like you (wannabe fair weather Tech fans)come out of the woodwork. I’ll give Tech one, and only one, game poor performance based on being tired and that was at Miami. Beyond that game, sorry but tired doesn’t cut it.

By the way, I found that “some other place to shake my pom poms” – bend over. What Tech doesn’t need is bleeding heart excuse makers like you saying how wonderful things are at 10 – 1 without giving any thought about how we got there or how we’ll proceed if we don’t correct certain aspects of our game.

William Casey

November 15th, 2009
9:29 am

I am thankful that Coach Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech football team continue to FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND which is now defeating the Georgia Bulldogs. I will be forever grateful for this fun season. There is something magic going on here!

Buzzette

November 15th, 2009
9:31 am

To st simons daddy and all you little doggies, I love it when you talk about the “2nd” team in Ga….keep checking your rear view mirror objects are closer than they appear! Which direction are ya’ll heading this bowl season???

ornery

November 15th, 2009
10:10 am

Joe Don Baker’s twin is a excellent coach and able to work with limitations and get them to excel. I think the offense can be improved with improved passing potential, just enough to throw off the scent.. Defense.. We need a new coordinator.. I’m curious what would have happened with Tenuta.. The Prevent defense is not a valid defense.. I think we’re doing well, and pull for Kentucky..

St Simons Daddy

November 15th, 2009
1:53 pm

I’m loving it that in each and every techies heart of hearts they KNOW that they are, and will always be, the number 2 team in the state of Georgia in the vast majority of football fans eyes. Just the facts, you can’t even fill your tinker toy stadium when you are having a good year. I’ll take my free hot dog and coke with my ticket. LOL.

THWGT!!!!

Burdell

November 15th, 2009
2:15 pm

St Simons Daddy you are an idiot. The pups got lucky against Auburn. If it weren’t for a few lucky catches and Rambo’s hit Auburn would have either won or tied the game up to send it to overtime. BTW 45-42 last year in year one of what is going to be a long streak of wins under CPJ. TGWG!!!!

To Old Timer you are absolutely correct. I am a young person as well but I agree that Tech still isn’t playing as good as they should be.

Jack G.

November 15th, 2009
5:32 pm

Ga Tech Old Timer

well said sir.

killerJ

November 15th, 2009
6:39 pm

I Love College Football!! Time To Kick Some Mammal A$%^%ss THWG & THWC !!!!Roll Wreck!!

DawgTrainer

November 16th, 2009
8:22 am

St. Simons Daddy,

Your program is talked about all over the air. It has slipped so far that it gets time in the national media as being the poster child for how a team can slip into a mediocre state from one that some pollsters mistakingly thought was among the elite in the nation at the start of the 2008 season. Most observers who know college football never saw your program as being elite except for the Herschel Walker years when they were, in most people’s minds, the best program in the country for at least 2 of his 3 years.

The truth is, UGA has only won 2 SEC Championships in 26 years and even before Herschel UGA was 2 Championships ahead of Georgia Tech (who exited the conference with more total SEC Championships than UGA at that time-5 vs. 4). Even prior to Herschel Bulldog fans had an attitude that it was an elite program even though Ole Miss had one fewer total Conference Championships. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SEC_Conference_Champions#Football )

Sorry to break the news SSD but UGA is a one-hit wonder and is far from being an elite football program. Good luck against Tech in a couple of weeks. You’ll need it, while you may not like it…you know it.