Day 5 in the books

Hey, folks

It’s Ken Sugiura here, pinch-hitting for Doug.

The Jackets completed their first practice in full pads Friday, a roughly two-hour session that featured a couple scraps as tempers flared in the heat.

Among the players standing out on the day was redshirt freshman Quentin Sims, who mad ea couple nice catches on deep balls in passing drills.

The offense installed different elements of their package, including screen passes and misdirection plays. They looked pretty sharp in doing so, the screens in particular.

There were three scraps, the second between defensive end Anthony Egbuniwe and B-back Anthony Allen. Both ended up on the ground and perhaps a dozen players entered the fray to break it up.

Coach Paul Johnson chalked it up to the heat and the raised intensity from playing in pads.

The team will do some 11-on-11 work in Bobby Dodd Stadium at 9 a.m. 9:45 a.m. The session will be open to the public. The team will also have its fan day at Bobby Dodd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., a free event.

Look for notes online and in Saturday’s paper.

44 comments Add your comment

AA

August 7th, 2009
6:41 pm

Sounds awesome! Think how boring it would be if gailey was still here. There would be no excitement whatsoever.
There’s a new sheriff in town.

JACKETfan

August 7th, 2009
6:42 pm

I would like to try and make it out to the practice tomorrow morning…

Quentin Sims??? I’ve heard of him, but it sounds like he has stepped up in the last couple of days. Any chances of him possibly taking a starting job over Tyler Melton, Ken or Doug? I havent seen the any practices, so I dont know whats been going on…

The sound of mis-direction plays and screen passes is just music to my ears… What an exciting offense this will be to watch this year. I only remember one screen pass being ran last year.. and that was against Gardner Webb… Screen pass plays will be implemented into the offense to catch defenses off guard, just as the hail mary pass plays will. Cant wait to see what new twists PJ adds to things this year in the games… GO JACKETS!

Cartoon Jacket

August 7th, 2009
7:11 pm

AA

August 7th, 2009
7:13 pm

Jacketfan-
Tech started the Miami game with a few screen passes and got miami’s D really off balance. That set the tone of the game.
Just another trick from up CPJ’s sleeve.
There’s a new sheriff in town.

collegeballfan

August 7th, 2009
7:18 pm

23 Quentin Sims 6-3 195 Fr.-R Cincinnati, Ohio

This from my saved copy of the depth chart. Speed must be pretty good if he is looking that good on deep balls. I agree with JACKETfan, per the blog comments he has been looking very good. And he appears big enough to deliver effective blocks. But, can he block?

TechSenior

August 7th, 2009
7:20 pm

Is the fighting worrying anyone else? Chemistry is a big element in how well a team plays together. These guys need to be getting along.

JACKETfan

August 7th, 2009
7:23 pm

AA-

Thats true… i was thinking more along the lines of like a screen pass for Dwyer… But I do remember a screen pass for Demarius against UM. He also had a pass to Lucas Cox in the beginning of that game, which is a misdirection/trick play. I would like to see some screen passes to Dwyer and Anthony Allen and let the do some work in the open field.

lol

August 7th, 2009
7:26 pm

LOL TechSenior, Its not a QB fighting with a Bback its a DE fighting with an Aback. no worries. Its good to see intensity. George Oleary used to tell brooking to start fights on purpose to raise practice intensity…it works and is good to have.

daytonjacket

August 7th, 2009
7:27 pm

Sims attended Colerain High School in Cincy, one of the top HS football programs in the nation. The are known for playing very physical football and running the triple option. If Sims played there as a WR, I guarantee he can block very effectively.

jadams

August 7th, 2009
7:27 pm

AA quit saying theres a new sheriff in town. its really wierd.

Anyway, good to see things are intense out there. the boys are gonna be ready to play. Tech senior a little scraping is part of building chemistry. Its not a UFC bout its football. It sounds like the depth at skilled positions is going to be really deep now and in the future with the incoming recruits. GO JACKETS!!

Bob

August 7th, 2009
7:37 pm

A little family combat is ok.Doesn’t worry me in the least.They most likely laughed it off after practice.I’m looking forward to seeing Q Sims in action. He didn’t get many offers but from everything I could dig up on him’I think he is a pretty good athlete.

AA

August 7th, 2009
7:39 pm

Jadams-
I’m proud to say there’s a new sheriff in town because of the 7 long, boring,conservative, predictable years of the gailey era.
How bout using this blog for Tech football instead of being a commentator on peoples phrases.

jadams

August 7th, 2009
7:53 pm

just got a little creeped out by it AA. Sorry buddy. I know Gailey is a sore subject for you and we had all just forget about that era. We got the perfect option, the perfect option.

Ken Sugiura

August 7th, 2009
8:07 pm

I wouldn’t worry about chemistry. I think fights happen in all camps, and I do think the heat had something to do with it today. Anthony Egbuniwe and Anthony Allen, as it happens, are actually pretty good friends.

this was my first day out there, so I don’t know how SIms has done other days, but Johnson noted that he’s made some plays in the last couple days. I can’t speak to his blocking. Daytonjacket makes an interesting point.

I’m guessing you will see a handful of plays that you didn’t see much of last fall, or at all. I think last year, it was the case that they really stuck to what they could do, as they were just in the first year of the offense. Some of it does look pretty sharp.

reebok

August 7th, 2009
8:17 pm

Fights are fine…sign of intensity…it is finally, legitimately EXCITING to be a fan of this team! D^#N I am glad Gailey is gone and we finally have a coach!

chuck

August 7th, 2009
8:18 pm

For the guy who hasn’t heard of Quentin Sims, it sounds like you just haven’t been getting adequate info from your hometown newspaper. I suggest you should head over to the Hive for more in depth practice reports, recruiting news, injury updates, etc.

Tokyo jacket

August 7th, 2009
8:33 pm

Can’t wait to watch this year’s version of the offense in action. Adding 50 passing yards per game will just be adding gas to the flames of an already explosive offense.

Savannah Jacket

August 7th, 2009
9:05 pm

Fighting is not a bad thing at all, just as long as no-one gets injured. Its like brothers brawling amongst themselves but if someone else starts something… watch out.

In the bowl game the first play was a screen pass to Dwyer that went for about 40 yards.

Not Disappointed

August 7th, 2009
9:26 pm

Ken, the news about the Jackets are very exciting. Young Quentin sounds to be coming along. Some more passing yards and we will become a legitmate threat to all.

A Little fight every now and then in practise doesn’t hurt. No worse than a little gas; it cleans the air. LOL!

I will go Grant Field. I don’t know if it will be in the morning practise, but wife and will attend Fan Day for some pics, etc. Maybe a free poster! Good weekend all & “Ramblin Wreck!”

Blind Side

August 7th, 2009
9:50 pm

I’m sure the fights were similar to the slap-fights between girls on elementary playgrounds.

paul3084

August 7th, 2009
10:37 pm

jadams,

I can see why tech fans are excited. However, I wouldn’t call 9-4 the “perfect option” I would probably call it the “better than the previous 7 years option”. I’m a sore loser what can I say?

Stinger

August 7th, 2009
10:55 pm

It’s just mind boggling that anyone would rate UGAY higher than Tech this year. Oh well, it won’t last long once Oklahoma State beats them opening weekend. Jax State is probably about the same caliber team as OKlahoma State, but I don’t believe we will have any competition whatesoever.

Cuttysark

August 7th, 2009
11:17 pm

Competition in conjunction with the heat is what drives a champion. Georgia Tech is preparing to play some serious football in year two of the Paul Johnson era. For more Georgia Tech Football postings, go to isportsweb.com. Go Jackets. Thanks Ken.

Cuttysark

August 8th, 2009
12:04 am

Go check out isportsweb.com for more Georgia Tech Football posts.

AA

August 8th, 2009
12:54 am

There’s a new sheriff in town.

Who is gt??

August 8th, 2009
1:07 am

GT IS IRRLEVANT!!!!!! I DIDNT EVEN KNOW WHO THIS TEAM WAS FOR YEARS…… I MEAN YEARS…. UNTILL THEY SNUCK UP AND CAUGHT UGA OFF GUARDS, POOR TECH PEOPLE

m

August 8th, 2009
1:12 am

AA

August 8th, 2009
1:37 am

We used to be irrelevant, but that’s in the past.
There’s a new sheriff in town.

MyWhiskeyClear

August 8th, 2009
5:10 am

This is good. I want the Jackets going hard and playing hungry! All this intensity had better put some serious butt-to-seat in Bobby Dodd Stadium, because Georgia Tech is going [title] hunting for the first time in while! That’s right, that smell is pheromone and gun grease. Targets are getting tougher. Last season we shot your Dawg. This year just call Grant Field the “Hokie Blind.” After them it’s open season on anything that moves!

AMG

August 8th, 2009
8:49 am

UGA will lose a minimum of 5 games this year. Lets wait to hear all these UGA fans talk after this season . . .

William Casey

August 8th, 2009
9:08 am

I haven’t heard much about Roddy Jones. Is he practicing on a restricted basis? I think that Stephen Hill is a stud and will be starting opposite BeBe. If Sims can play, all the better. GT only needs a couple of bombs per game. If Nesbitt is 9 for 15 for 145 yards, look out!

Frank Wren

August 8th, 2009
10:51 am

Tyler Melton, Quentin Sims, Kevin Cone and even Roddy Jones may get the opportunity to line up across from demaryius, but there are some wierd formations, where there is no split end and d thomas lines up at the tight end position or a back so we’ll probably mix it up a little

Scott

August 8th, 2009
11:18 am

Stephen will start at some point this season. Too good to keep off the field. I saw Quentin Friday and he had a good day and may enter the rotation with Melton and Hill at some point; but Hill is a beast…. this assumes Hill and Simms can block.

Scott

August 8th, 2009
11:19 am

Roddy took some snaps with the ones but has a hard cast on and is wearing the gold no contact jersey. Embry Peeples and Anthony Allen are the first team A-backs.

m

August 8th, 2009
11:30 am

PJ is winning with those studs from the 2007 class. He will not get players like dwyer and nesbitt in the future.

superDawg

August 8th, 2009
11:36 am

AMG don’t go away when your prediction fails.

Paddy

August 8th, 2009
11:54 am

Blind Side… you are still the most negative Tech fan I ever heard. Chill. A 10 win season is on its way.

GoodWord

August 8th, 2009
12:20 pm

Uh, Paddy, I don’t think Blind side is a Tech fan. Man you no clue! I’m happy to hear that there is some scrapping going on. It is good for the intensity level. The harder they practice the harder they will play.

Saint Simons

August 8th, 2009
12:33 pm

I really like our boys…I also really like my very small body parts and dressing in gold…yummy. Just thinking about it makes my jazz hands tingle.

GT Rich

August 8th, 2009
12:39 pm

I was at this morning’s Saturday scrimmage. Q. Sims and Stephen Hill both looked good running their routes and making a few catches in traffic. I didn’t notice how welll they blocked. In general Jaybo did not look very sharp. Made several bad choices and paid the price (lost the ball once and his helmet twice from some brutal hits thanks to Tarrant, Griffin and others). David Simms (Fr QB) didn’t look too good either. Marcus Wright broke a tackle and made a nice run. I got there too late to see Nesbitt and the rest of the O starters.

paul3084

August 8th, 2009
12:56 pm

I agree w/ GT Rich. Jaybo does not look like a Div-1 qb to me, but who knows he may break out this year. By the way Stinger, I’m not trying to be deffensive but Jack State is not equivalent to Oklahoma State. That was a pretty goofy statement you made.

Jacket Fan

August 8th, 2009
1:18 pm

Here are the questions we need answered (please):
Are JC Lanier and TJ Barnes going to be able to get on the field at the same time this year? Anderson and Peters are too small to go 12. Are Walls and Hill going to be able to play some back-up? Will Cross push Hall at the other end? Will Machen and/or Munroe get some time this year? Will Reid hold the other corner position this year (or, who is pushing him?)?

I think there is enough depth on the offense to not ask questions there – no excuses.

GT Rich

August 8th, 2009
2:01 pm

I was at the scrimmage too late today. I didn’t see JC and TJ (nos. 99 & 90) play at all. I’d be curious to hear someone report on their performance today. Also would to hear how the starting O did against the no. 1 D.

macrotech

August 8th, 2009
4:55 pm

“Who is gt??”, if you’d get your head out of the uga mascot’s arse you’d be surprised to find that there are MANY teams out there more relevant than your pups….heck, WE won a NC in 1990! Should’ve caught wind of us there….unless you’re too young….then, we forgive your ignorance!