Pugh on Georgia State’s wide receivers

Georgia State’s wide receivers are a beat up group.

The trio that started the season-opener — Albert Wilson, Danny Williams and Jordan Giles — have each missed snaps or games because of injuries.

Wilson and Williams are healthy (or as healthy as can be in the middle of a football season), while Giles will miss at least one more game with his shoulder injury. Wilson leads the group with 24 catches for 386 yards. Williams has nine catches, a stat that has been affected by his absence because of his ankle injury.

Coach George Pugh offered this assessment of his groups play:

“They are playing good but not good enough to win. Anytime you don’t come home with a victory the performance isn’t good enough. I’ve got to do a better job of coaching and they’ve got to do a better job of playing.

“If we can get that combination going, then we can come out like we expect to come out. Right now we aren’t doing the little things that a good football team or good receiving corps has to do to win.

“Anytime the ball is in the air it belongs to us, being on the defensive side of it or the offensive side of it. The objective is to either catch it, or not let them catch it. Right now we aren’t doing that as well as we can.

“We’ll come back at it, work at it, try to improve on it and bring home a win.”

On what they can do to help the young quarterbacks, Ronnie Bell and Ben McLane:

“We’ve got to keep playing hard. We’ve got to play hard, play for the entire 60 minutes. We’ve got to make the tough catches. The routine catches, I can make them. Those are the ones we have to make and then when we catch it we have to do something with it.

“We’ve got to catch the ball and make big plays. That’s our job.”

On issues with broken routes in the William and Mary game, which Curry referenced in his Monday teleconferenc:

“I don’t know if there have been that many broken routes. We’ve done what we’ve been asked to do. When the opportunity comes to make a play we need to make it and that’s the only thing that needs to be done.”

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– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

16 comments Add your comment

Tuscon

October 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

A wise man once told me, “The goal of th game of football is to have your offense score more points than the opposing offense. That’s how you win the game.”

Alum

October 3rd, 2012
10:20 am

Confusious said: Putting your heads together can often accomplish great things, but sometimes it just means you are a siamese twin.

hammer22

October 3rd, 2012
10:38 am

Another wise man said, “just don’t embarrass us at homecoming and basketball season is right over yonder.”

Steve Nash's Pick and Roll

October 3rd, 2012
12:04 pm

Funny to see Pugh trying to defend the WRs. Bell played just fine on Saturday. Two of those picks were on the receivers. Our receivers are horrible at helping out their QB and they consistently run bad routes (with the exception of Albert)

Chicken Bone

October 3rd, 2012
12:20 pm

FULLBACK for Russell! Please!

Doug Roberson

October 3rd, 2012
12:57 pm

Chicken Bone…I’ve seen the fullback request for weeks now and I’d like to know what you think a fullback will do to help a passing offense, and which player would you remove so that a fullback can get onto the field? And why?

Tuscon

October 3rd, 2012
1:09 pm

I think you have to complete passes to be a “pass offense”. Last I checked, we put up good numbers on the ground.

panama

October 3rd, 2012
1:28 pm

Doug,

I know its a easy mistake to make but you called GSU’s offense a passing offense.

Doug Roberson

October 3rd, 2012
2:01 pm

Well, it’s passed more than it has ran.

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Chicken Bone

October 3rd, 2012
6:33 pm

Doug, take a look at our strength on offense and tell me would a fullback or an extra wide out make more sense? In 1980 Georgia had a running back named Hershel Walker and a QB in Buck Belue. Georgia could throw the football but Hershel made many more yards on the ground because they built their offense around their strength in Walker. Now does a FULLBACK make more sense for GSU and Russell or should we continue down the road of Bond’s failed passing attack? There has to be a potential fullback on this roster!

BOS

October 4th, 2012
6:49 am

Doug, every time you have a team that is losing so much you’re gonna see a lot more passing than running.

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Doug Roberson

October 4th, 2012
9:10 am

BOS: Yeah, I know that. That’s why I’m trying to figure out why anyone thinks a fullback is going to help.

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October 4th, 2012
5:37 pm

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