Who’s most dangerous player Dogs will face?

Georgia’s defense, particularly the more inexperienced members of its secondary, will face a stiff challenge in some of the more heralded offensive stars they’ll come up against this season.

Besides Tim Tebow, who will be the Dogs defense's biggest challenge?

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There’s Florida’s Tim Tebow, of course.

But first the Dogs must try to contain Oklahoma State’s high-scoring tandem of quarterback Zac Robinson and receiver Dez Bryant. Also early in the season, a lot of folks are picking the Arkansas game as a potential loss for the Dogs thanks to their quarterback transfer from Michigan, Ryan Mallett. Then there’s LSU’s powerful offense, led by rising QB Jordan Jefferson. And the Dogs are well aware of the big-play potential of Georgia Tech’s triple-option attack with Jonathan Dwyer.

We’ll say it’s a given that Tebow, who’s trying for his second Heisman, is the biggest threat the Dogs defense faces. But besides him, which opposing offensive player do you think will be the most dangerous that Willie Martinez’s unit must handle? Feel free to comment, vote in the poll or both.

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Scott

August 25th, 2009
10:15 am

The Dogs toughest game will be the next one on the schedule. We don’t schedule like Penn State and may have to face Ole Miss as well if we’re in Atlanta. Go Dogs!!!

dawgfanatic24-7

August 25th, 2009
10:17 am

Is it just me or does Tebow look hot in those tight pants he wears on game day? I just love it when the center bends over in front of him….sure wish that was me.

Scott

August 25th, 2009
10:19 am

By the way, I grew up in Athens but went to Chapel Hill. Go Butch and the Heels!!

Vick=Dog killing thug

August 25th, 2009
10:23 am

GOOD post UGA Grad 08

Let the idiot bugs buzz around. Their year is almost over…

NCMTNDawg

August 25th, 2009
10:25 am

Pokes fans: all good if you want to prognosticate a W, but will you be “man” enough to show up here on Sept. 6th if the Dawgs hang a big-fat L on your ‘boys?

Vol fans: UT still plays football??? Who knew?

GO DAWGS!!!

T-Rav and the Eastside Grainger

August 25th, 2009
10:25 am

UGA Grad…How many times in a row has CMR beaten CPJ?

SuperDawg….Yeah, keep holding on to Chan Gailey.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2009
10:26 am

large orange,

go back to toothless, trailer park redneckville. no one cares about lame kitten. No QB. no DL. No OL. How you gonna score?

Tennessee=the home of the toothbrush. If it was invented elsewhere, it would be called a teethbrush.

how’s that Bryce Brown investigation going? (crickets chirping0

There is a reason everyone except UT backed off recruiting him toward the end of the process. Of course lame kitten was so desperate, he signed him.

UT= 4-8 in 2009

TM

August 25th, 2009
10:27 am

Come now young man. We all know nothing sucks like a Large Orange. Put down the moonshine and banjo. Your cousin wants you in the bedroom…

null

August 25th, 2009
10:29 am

Whoever UGA plays in the Outback Bowl will be the most dangerous players.

billytdoogan

August 25th, 2009
10:35 am

Does anyone remember Colt Brennan and the Rainbow Warriors from Hawaii? Is this not a similar team, boasting the world’s greatest QB and no defense? Given the Big-12 is better than the WAC, the only other difference in these two teams is Robinson can run faster than Brennan.

I thought a long time if UGA would get hammered or if OSU is overrated. I settled on overrated. They had a similar ranking with better players in 2007 when they came to Athens and lost.

HURRA-CRANE

August 25th, 2009
10:39 am

I see UGA losing 2 games this year. With that being said, those two will NOT be Tech or Okie State. Okie State may be the most overrated team in the country this preseason. UGA has had months to prepare for this game while concentrating most of that time on their defense. You will not see the missed tackles, penalties, or lack of leadership from last year’s defense. UGA returns 14 starters from the ‘07 team that smoked Okie State. This is will be a great start for another 10 win season for CMR.

Johnny Test

August 25th, 2009
10:40 am

Large Orange is not a Tenn. fan… Tech fan is a poor disguise.

The simple answer to the Question is Tim Tebow because of the cast of characters around him. You can’t game plan to stop Tebow. Too many other threats. Double team Dez, put lots of pressure on the other QBs mentioned. Dwyer is another tough one. He is really good and if you focus too much on him you will get hurt somewhere else. I’d say Tebow then Dwyer.

AceDawg

August 25th, 2009
10:41 am

Yes, Ok State fans, you should be excited about your team, but don’t put all your marbles in one basket expecting to win your opener. Truthfully, UGA is loaded with far more talent between the two sides of the ball, and it would still be an upset for OSU to win. Not that they can’t, but it would be an upset. UGA’s defense has been solid for more than 10 years. Our worst year last year still put us as a top 25 defense. We had almost the most penalties in the nation and about the fewest amount of turnovers forced, but opportunities were there, and our offseason has been geared towards improving those things. Don’t think top 10 recruiting classes year in and year out ever leaves the Dawgs cupboard bare. All the same, our O-Line should dominate the Ok State D-Line and give us greater possession time to limit the Ok St offense, assuming the Ok State offense plays well.

bryan black

August 25th, 2009
10:41 am

how many games do u think the bull dogs will win

Yo

August 25th, 2009
10:45 am

UGA Grad 08 you post good and very relavant questions except one.
“How many times has CMR beaten Tech in a row before last year? What about if we include FSU?” This question is irrelavant. The more accurate question would be how many times has a CMR team beaten a CPJ
team in a row?

Gators wear jean shorts

August 25th, 2009
10:47 am

I’m not sure who’s the most dangerous player, but Willie Martinez is the most dangerous coach the Dogs will face this year.

DawginLex

August 25th, 2009
10:48 am

Folks, Ok state is not Hawaii. Hawaii failed the “bus test” as soon as Jimmy Johnson got a look at them that night, he knew UGA would destroy them. Ok state recruits well and has a good OL and weapons. The key to the game is slowing them down enough by scoring with ball control.

Unfortunately, I believe this will be a nail biter shootout that will cause blood pressures to rise throughout the south.

36-35 UGA

williambuchheit

August 25th, 2009
10:48 am

Here’s another question. When was the last time Tech hung half a hundred on the Dogs’ own field? Last year, loser.

Gators wear jean shorts

August 25th, 2009
10:50 am

Can’t we all just get along and hate on Southern Cal, Notre Dame, and the entire Big 1 Little 10 (yes there is 11 teams in the Big 10) Conference?

bryan black

August 25th, 2009
10:52 am

i dont think the bulldogs will lose none of there games

DawginLex

August 25th, 2009
10:53 am

45=half a hundred?

Tech math

now 51-7, that is a half a hundred(plus 1)

Ramblin Wrecker

August 25th, 2009
10:54 am

UGA’s biggest threat? Themselves, as usual.

Jonathan Dwyer is their biggest threat “on the field”. They will have Roddy Jones’ 200+ yard effort from last year in the back of their minds, and Dwyer will shred them like a wet paper sack (their defense is normally a dry paper sack, thank you Willie). Plus they’ll be trying to hard to not lose consecutive games to GT, they’ll all be tense and make mistakes. Last year was frankly a shootout, and could have gone either way. But let’s be honest Dawg fans, the reason it was a shootout from UGA’s side, was because of Stafford, MoMass, and Moreno and they’re all in the NFL. The reason it was a shootout from GT’s side, was because of Dwyer, Roddy, Cox, Nesbitt, Willie Martinez, poor tackling, and all those things are still here for this year’s game. No shootout this year, a blowout.

See you on the Flats!!!

bryan black

August 25th, 2009
10:58 am

Notre Dame cant play football worth of crap

Macon Hay

August 25th, 2009
11:05 am

Junkyard BlawB:

Who’s the most dangerous “player?”

That’s easy…T.Boone Pickens. The $100 Million Dollar Man.

Here’s MB’s column, in case you missed it.

http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2009/08/21/t-boones-line-on-uga-osu-cowboys-by-363-points/

GeoffDawg

August 25th, 2009
11:08 am

Dang williambuchheit, you’ve just been owned pal.

GeoffDawg

August 25th, 2009
11:09 am

If the Vegas line was 363, I think I’d mortgage my house betting on that game.

Safety FIRST

August 25th, 2009
11:12 am

Why do we…NEVER…EVER…hear PETA expressing outrage, or hear condemnation…when a pitbull mauls someone, or even children.

Why is that?

Tech girls smell like curry

August 25th, 2009
11:14 am

Georgia’s defense has to step up this year. That’s all there is to it. Play physical and stop the arm tackling. The offense will be well heeled on the line and the o should have time to make plays. It is up to the defense. I think Florida proved what a well prepared defense can do for you last season.

Vol of reason

August 25th, 2009
11:16 am

Talent level is down in Knoxville. Especially on DL, LB, and WR. Freshmen will have to play alot. I predict 8-4 with L’s to UF, GA, Bama, and Ole Miss. GA by 2 TD’s. Coaching staff is too talented to not get things turned around. It will be 2-3 more years and more strong recruiting classes before it does. Go Vols.

Nick

August 25th, 2009
11:16 am

Hey, ForTheRecord, I don’t think one win in eight is considered as closed the gap. Ask Florida if they think we closed the gap on them by winning two years ago. Or in 2004 or 1997 for that matter. One win doesn’t change a thing except restarting the streaks.

Cool Cowboy

August 25th, 2009
11:19 am

Nice try you LOSERS like Denver Dog. LSU and ASU finished nowhere NEAR the Top 25 last year. Only pitiful Michigan State did, and just barely (#24). If you don’t believe me check it out yourself. FACTS don’t lie. Your overrated team didn’t beat ANYBODY last year !!!

GO DAWGS

August 25th, 2009
11:20 am

Large Orange is that your PUMPKIN HEAD you are describing ? Why don’t you and your sister go to the mountains and fondle each other.

coolaid drinker

August 25th, 2009
11:31 am

Enter your comments here

King Gator

August 25th, 2009
11:32 am

The Athens Police Department seems like a tough opponent for the pups!

Sting 'em Buzz

August 25th, 2009
11:38 am

m, you’ve got to cut the crap with the score of last year’s game. It was great to see that, but our Jackets still have a hell of lot of work to get done to reverse the trend. Hopefully PJ can bring it to reality.

Sting 'em Buzz

August 25th, 2009
11:39 am

I neglected to add the a to “a hell of a lot of work”

Nachos

August 25th, 2009
11:41 am

The most dangerous people they will face are all those white sorrority girls who date the football playerss. White women are evil, stay away from the brothas!

jack tu

August 25th, 2009
11:45 am

UGA GRad 08 – since you’re asking the questions, when was the last time UGA won a national championship?

I think over half the teams on your schedule have won one more recently.

god and greyhound

August 25th, 2009
11:47 am

To UGA Grad ‘08:

You obviously put a lot of time and effort into writing your post, so I want to take to time now to address it with the consideration and respect it deserves…

45-42!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

glad it STILL hurts so much and it is ONLY THE BEGINNING

uuugh...

August 25th, 2009
11:47 am

King Gator…not this year, it seems.

SuperB has it right. I think we should be afraid of Penn Wagers’ lazy eye that seems to miss obvious Florida penalties (See Spike laying on top of Knowshon first play last year screaming in his face…which is a personal foul in every game)

Big 12 is way way way over-rated and nobody over there plays defense. Our Defense will be better than last year…and certainly the best D a Big 12 team has faced, save Florida’s in the BCS Championship game. 60 points a game is easy when there is nobody slowing you down.

I am most worried about Arkansas and UT. Petrino is a good coach–in college. Eric Berry is good.

macrotech

August 25th, 2009
11:48 am

UGA Grad ‘08, just wondering; did you take a single breath during your little survey? I love how all the questions slant in favor of the pups…it’s cool, you’re dawg fan/grad (ANYONE can say they’re a grad). I have ONE question for you- IF uga is such an elite team, then WHY have they ONLY won one national championship during all these years?

superDawg, you’re a pissy little man aren’t ya? We have MUCH more to hang on to than last years victory…..but, like the little brat you appear to be, it has proven to be futile to explain….go get yourself a lollipop and do what you do best.

UGA 92, as a Tech fan, I’d love to agree with you! However, I believe that CPJ will make it a more fun game to watch (From Tech’s perspective) in that we’ll ALWAYS feel like we have a chance to win, but CMR has proven to be a good coach in these years at uga…I just look forward to this game becoming competitive again! As it should be!

Denver Dog, you continue to prove yourself to be, quite, the classy poster! One would need a shovel to dig down to your level….. that thin air has had a MOST adverse effect on your thoughts!

DawginLex, I agree with your 10:48 post… Ok. St. is going to be a tough win….but, the dawgs should be fine.

I believe the dawgs most dangerous opponent this season COULD be the press….if they ignore all the naysayers out there, focus on unifying the ‘team’, pick Joe Cox up and help him help them…then, they could be a formidible opponent any given week!

uuugh...

August 25th, 2009
11:54 am

Cool Cowboy. Our defense was admittedly lousy last year…but I don’t think we came close to allowing the 500yrds a game of offense you clowns gave up–and we play in the best conference! Y’all finished 4th in an also-ran conference. I don’t think you are in any position to cast any dispersions.

Hopefully T Boone Pickens bought some defensive players to go with his new stadium.

I’m a MAN. I’M 40! Classic…tell that guy to keep it coming.

Gamecock Chrissy

August 25th, 2009
12:01 pm

The Bulldogs are going to get crushed by Okie St.

Football Expert

August 25th, 2009
12:02 pm

I think that UGA will lose three of the four games discussed. Richt can’t and won’t continue to win 10 games a season. I see Tech, LSU, OSU and Auburn (yes Auburn) beating UGA this year. No SEC campionship game, but still a good bowl bid due to reputation and a win for a final record of 9 and 4 with a 20th final ranking. Richt keeps job of course but Willie gets the blame and the boot.

Biff Pocoroba

August 25th, 2009
12:11 pm

i’m a dawg fan, but why can’t folks just answer the question and discuss instead of acting like morons. they’re all dangerous and if we can’t hold the line, it will be painful. i think we’ll definitely surprise ok state with a late field goal to win….or as our first points on the board.

David Granger

August 25th, 2009
12:11 pm

Year in, year out the most dangerous foe the Dawgs face is Coach Richt’s tendency to have the defense blitz in the most dumbass situations you can imagine. I don’t know if Georgia telegraphs it, or if the opposing QB’s pick it up extraordinarily well, or if our “stay back” coverage scheme is flawed…but in just about any big game since Richt got there, we have been hurt when we blitz on third and long. The UT “hobnail boot” game is a perfect example: We take a lead late, and then let Tennessee come straight down the field and score…with two critical first downs coming when we blitz on third and long…the opposing QB hits that little quick “safety valve” receiver over the middle, who gets to the secondary before being caught. We came back and beat ‘em at the end, but we seem to do this every year.
I hope that…when Richt calls a blitz in a stupid situation…Rennie Curran just says “Coach can blow that out his ass…We’re rushing four, playing tight short coverage, and deep prevent. Y’all blame it on me…I’ll run the bleachers.”

dawg51

August 25th, 2009
12:12 pm

I hope it won’t be Willie Martinez

GeoffDawg

August 25th, 2009
12:13 pm

Cool Cowboy doesn’t sound very cool. A little high strung and neurotic perhaps…but not cool.

Football Expert

August 25th, 2009
12:14 pm

I know that UGA’s QB Cox looks good on paper, but what has he done to prepare himself for real game day abuse against the excellent defenses he will face. Will he still be uninjured by time he rolls into Tech? Who is his backup. I think it will take at least half of the season for COX to really get going.

god and greyhound

August 25th, 2009
12:18 pm

SEC the best conference?

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