Blitzing excites fans but carries big risk for Dogs

Justin Houston and company need to get to Stephen Garcia ... fast. (Associated Press)

Justin Houston and company need to get to Stephen Garcia ... fast. (Associated Press)

In a recent blog, Buck Belue strikes a sobering note amid all the talk about the Dogs’ new 3-4 defense being aggressive and heavy on the blitzing.

Remembering when Donnan’s Dogs went blitz-happy under the not-ready-for-prime-time Kevin Ramsey in 1999 and got burned on lots of big plays, Belue notes that NFL veteran Todd Grantham is no Kevin Ramsey and “surely his plan involves covering [wide receivers] downfield.”

Still, Belue says, “Spurrier is probably thinking this: Blitz us and we’ll have Garcia throw it out to 6′5″ Alshon Jeffrey, who’s working on 5′10 Brandon Boykin, 5′11″ Vance Cuff, or 5′10″ Branden Smith. Dog CBs might have tight coverage, but can they defend the jump ball? Just saying. Might want to get to the QB fast.”

A good point, and one that Mark Richt himself has made about the 3-4 defense. If you go after the quarterback and don’t get him, you put a lot more pressure on your secondary.

And while I really like the talent of the Dogs’ defensive backs and believe ultimately they’ll be a solid unit, they’re not terribly experienced and we still have the problem of those rather short cornerbacks that Willie Martinez loved to recruit. Questions about the defense are likely a big reason the Dogs don’t rank higher in the initial USA Today Unknown Aides Filling Out the Form for Coaches Poll.

As Belue notes, ace pass rusher Justin Houston “looks to be in for a big season in this system,” and the Dogs really need him to live up to those expectations, especially early on against Stephen Garcia and Ryan Mallett.

I’ve said it before: The in-progress renovation of the defense concerns me a heck of a lot more as the season begins than starting a redshirt freshman quarterback.

Your thoughts on Georgia’s defense, especially concerning the South Carolina and Arkansas games?

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Tide Roll

August 6th, 2010
7:36 pm

Hey Here’s a novel approach: control the line of scrimmage by keeping Carolina’s offense ( and florida’s for that matter) off the field. To do that, however, you would have to start: STURDIVANT, GLENN, BURNETTE, ANDERSON AND DAVIS and that ain’t gonna happen and we know why don’t we.

Dawg Stephen

August 6th, 2010
9:29 pm

IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE LENGTH OF MY POSTS…. ASK BILL KING TO ALLOW ME TO LINK TO MY BLOG… HE HAS ME BLOCKED…..

While there is no doubt who everyone considers to be the best running back duo in the country, I would like to mention 2 guys who are flying under the radar, who arent too bad themselves. The guys at Alabama are considered the best, and for good reason. There’s a heisman winner there and the other guy plain showed out in the BCS Nation Championship game himself.

Look over there in Athens, GA. Poor Poor Coach Richt. All he has is Washaun Ealey and Caleb King. They are ok, but a super duo? Surely not. As our good friend Corso would say. “NOT SO FAST MY FRIEND”. These 2 guys at Georgia arent too bad. Matter of fact, they arent average. They arent even just good. They are REALLY good.

Ask GA TECH. Ask Texas A&M. At the end of the year, these guys had it ROLLING. Now look inside the numbers. Kinda makes ya think a little. Remember those guys at Alabama? The Heisman winner gained 6.1 yards per carry last year. Richardson gained 5.2 per carry.

What about King and Ealey? Ealey gained 5.7 per carry. Caleb King? only 5.2 per carry. They racked up over 300 yards in the Tech game. No, I havent forgotten, and Im not tired of saying it either.

I am not making light of the Heisman winner or his counterpart, who both played for and won a National Championship. I however, do believe that the boys from UGA should get a little more respect. On 2nd thought, nevermind, after the 2010 season, they will have proven on the field what we all knew. They ain’t bad, not at all. GO DAWGS

dawgstephen…. follow me on twitter as well

Rod

August 6th, 2010
9:33 pm

So we should not have recruited Branden Smith and Brandon Boykin???? Oh my goodness.

NCin2012

August 6th, 2010
10:23 pm

hey TIDE ROLL. we get the point, you think that the only way to win a national championship is to cut all of the white kids off the team. No reason to have a potential first round draft pick in boling because he is white, right. I think you are one of the most ignorant people I have ever seen. Obviously its about putting the best players on the field, not just the african american ones.

PLEASE DO US ALL A FAVOR AND STOP TELLING ME THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

guym

August 6th, 2010
10:24 pm

RambleOn84,
Thanks for your 3-4 defense explanation.UGA better have the right horses in place is all I can say!

NO LINDSEY SCOTT,NO 1980 TITLE MUTTS

August 6th, 2010
10:27 pm

MUTT FANS ARE NOTHING BUT TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK! WHAT DOES GEORGIA TECH,FLORIDA,LSU,TENN,ALABAMA,FSU AND MIAMI HAVE IN COMMON THAT UGAG DOES’NT? THE CRYSTAL BALL TROPHY IN THEIR TROPHY CASE! SAINT SIMONS WHERE YOU AT? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

NO LINDSEY SCOTT,NO 1980 TITLE MUTTS

August 6th, 2010
10:29 pm

ITS HIGH TIME THE MUTTS PUT UP OR SHUT-UP! PLEASE

HOUDAWG

August 7th, 2010
12:38 am

To Tech is better …… you simply exposed your ( that’s YOUR ) complete ignorance ….. punk .

Tide duo vs dawgs duo

August 7th, 2010
1:05 am

Dawg Stephen,

The difference between the Tide duo of Ingram and Richardson and the Georgia duo is that they deliver in huge games against big time defenses. Both Ingram and Richardson had huge games against Florida which entered the seccg with the nation’s top defense. The Bama duo both rushed for over 100 yds and each scored 2 tds against Texas which entered the bcs title game ranked #1 in rushing defense and I believe 3rd in overall defense. They also combined for over 2500 yards rushing and scored more tds than I can remember. The Georgia duo combined for 1400+ yds rushing and dramatically fewer tds. Trent Richardson had 12 tds Ealey had 3 and I don’t know what Ingram had but I guarantee he had probably had triple the number of tds that King had. And while we just looked at the bama duos rushing stats against teams like Florida and Texas who did the dawg duo run their stats up against? Texas A&M had one of the worst rush defenses in the country. GT isn’t exactly a defensive juggernaut either. What did they do against the dawgs biggest rivals like Florida and UT? Nothing. 2500 yds rushing vs 1400 yds rushing and probably 30 or more tds vs probably 8 or 10 tds for the 2 dawgs tailbacks tells you all you need to know. The dawg duo is the poor man’s version of the tide duo. They are in no way, shape, or form comparable to Ingram or Richardson.

12-2

August 7th, 2010
1:46 am

88 the IQ of a blithering idiot. Bill King, sir, EVERY Defense will FORCE Aaron Murray to beat them with his arm while they BLITZ him EVERY down. Does anyone really think every defense will not ?

Not Blitzing carries big risk for The Dawgs, sitting back there waiting for every offense to dictate to us whatever they want to dictate.

12-2

August 7th, 2010
3:35 am

The Alabama Offensive Coordinator is very good. The Georgia Offensive Coordinator is not. And, Caleb King is a fake.

tennessee tom

August 7th, 2010
5:28 am

jawgas corners can’t cover the 6′4″ receivers that they will see in the sec,and your qb will be running for his life,maybe need to switch your qb to cb,he is about the same size.long yr for the Gramblin all stars,these guys are all show and no go,your guy can’t throw when he is on his ass

AltamahaDawg

August 7th, 2010
7:38 am

I guess Buck didn’t know what BuLLdawg says….”this is the best defense we have had in 3 decades”. 3 decades.

BTW, I am one that doesn’t think Murray will get blitzed every down, for some of the reasons just pointed out about the dangers of us doing it too much. I think he will see 8 men in his face and tight coverage on the outside.

Hilarious

August 7th, 2010
8:31 am

Nesbitt is working on his passing. 6′4″ Stephen Hill will eat your midget cornerbacks’ lunch in November.

todd grantham=kevin ramsey....NOT

August 7th, 2010
8:35 am

give me a break.

kevin ramsey was hired by jim quincy donnan to help him win the recruiting battle vs tennessee. kevin ramsey had no experience….and tried to install the press with joe kyne’s bend but dont break personnell. jim quincy donnan went through defensive coordinators like paper towels….use it, throw it away, get another one.

todd grantham has developed NFL talent. so there is no comparison….at least from the onset.
as for the fears of being burned with the blitz…

I’d rather see our defense get beat by being over agressive than to see us sit back and get picked apart. I want our defense to play like men rather than cover and tackle like a sorority flag football team.

Gatorbait 17-3

August 7th, 2010
8:38 am

Let Spurrier see what the UGA defense has trouble with the first game even though
the opponent is over matched and he chew it up and spit it out. Sorry, but the dawgs
start 1-1 and will have to fight for their life the next week against Arkansas. A 1-2 start
will send Richt to the hot seat and emeregency calls will go out to KS.

NO LINDSEY SCOTT,NO 1980 TITLE MUTTS

August 7th, 2010
9:19 am

WHATS THOSE FOOTSTEPS? THE GEORGIA ALUM RUNNING TO KIRBY SMART AND WILL MUSCHAMP,ONCE UGAG LOOSE TO USC AND ARK! MARK RICHT WILL BE GONE THIS YEAR IF UGAG LOSES 3 OR MORE GAMES?

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
9:21 am

It is true that an aggressive D will give up a big play now and then. Under Willie, the D consistently gave up big plays every game. As “Rising Tide” pointed out, Bama has had a couple of blown coverages, but they also generate a lot of turnovers and get the ball back for the O. I was not a huge BVG fan largely because a couple of games were blown by an overly aggressive player. On the other hand, several were won, and he could always get the ball back. As far as Garcia throwing jump balls to counteract the blitz, Lakatos has the corners jamming receivers at the line and playing physical. When they are up for the jump, perhaps one of our safeties could present them with a nice second thought about doing it again. Point is, I get the feeling Grantham has the ability to adjust to some of those plays that find a wrinkle unlike Willie who seemed to watch it happen over and over and over and over and over and over. UGA is not going to be a top ten D in the country this season, but it will be better than last year. With ten returning starters on O, that may be all we need.

LakeHardingDawg

August 7th, 2010
9:57 am

I don’t really see a problem with the 3-4, or 4-3 defenses. The key to winning football games is to pound the ball for 35-40 minutes and win the game. It’s as simple as that. If we control the ball for 30 minutes, or less, we probably lose. Ball control is the key to keeping the defense off the field. If we do that, when the defense gets on the field, they will be fresh and ready to play.

run the ball

August 7th, 2010
9:58 am

What if the dawgs go 3-0??? What if we go into Tenn. unndefeated??? Why not?? It’s not like SC and Ark have a better teams than we do. What if Grantham is the real deal and we blow out SC?? Why not?? It’s not like they can’t get blown out by us, we have better players. Why are people on this blog so negative? We honestly have a chance to play for the SEC title this year. The three most important games on the schedule are SC, Tenn, and Fla. Sorry Dawg fans it’s really not Tech because they have no impact on the SEC. If we win those three games we are playing for basically the BCS title: we all know the winner of the SEC plays for the BCS title.

RICHT, WIN 3 GAMES THIS YEAR: SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE, AND FLORIDA. WE WILL THEN PLAY FOR THE SEC. It’s really that simple.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
10:13 am

Run the ball,
Why are people on the blog so negative? Because the past couple of seasons they’ve had their unrealistic expectations dashed. Their were many reasons for the debacles, namely injuries to multiple key players (ni my humble opinion). I am happy to see that many erring on the side of caution. Hype is worthless. Talking the talk is for January ‘11.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
10:14 am

geesh. There were many reasons….

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
10:20 am

Why is the 3-4 apparently so dang hard to implement that it will take two years? I understand that there may be some personnel issues. I also understand that the OLBs/DEs have a lot to learn, but that is one position. It can’t be all that hard to learn. They’ve been working on it for six months. It may not be optimal in the first season, but it’s not going to be like everyone on the D will lack the ability to dress themselves because they have a couple of new assignments. These guys are solid athletes. Give me a break.

Hulu

August 7th, 2010
10:20 am

Now that we’re in the off-season, wouldn’t this be the perfect time to take an in-depth look at UGA and have a serious discussion about the problems at UGA and why the arrest rate of players is the highest in the country? it’s common knowledge that UGA is a party school, but have any football players every actually graduated with a real degree? Jan Kemp exposed the school and the coaches almost three decades ago, but there is no sign that anything has improved; if anything, the arrest rate shows that things are getting more outrageous every year while the clueless Mark Richt has absolutely no control over his players. And then there is the infamous “red panties” incident that will haunt UGA for decades.

UGA has a lot bigger problem than hiring a new AD.

UGA has become a major embarrassment to all Georgians, and we all want some answers starting now.

Hey Tideroll

August 7th, 2010
10:23 am

We know why “STURDIVANT, GLENN, BURNETTE, ANDERSON AND DAVIS” won’t start? I’ll have to guess on this one….

Because Clint Boling is All-conference and will be a starter. Oh, and don’t forget about Ben Jones at Center.

I generally enjoy your comments as they are usually highly intelligent, but this one was a little bit off. I can understand that you haven’t studied Georgia’s depth chart, and neither should you since you have a life, but the line will be excellent.

Granny

August 7th, 2010
10:25 am

Why are people on this blog so negative?

Because it’s hard to support a team made up of illiterate felons and morons who aren’t legitimate college students. Add in 47 arrests and the red panties, and there isn’t much to be proud of at the #1 party school.

There is a reason UGA is known far and wide as The Cesspool of the South.

Hey Hulu

August 7th, 2010
10:27 am

Football players everywhere get bogus degrees. The same is seen at Tech as well. Grow up. There is more to life than trolling blogs. You’re the real embarrassment. Ask RambleOn- Real Tech fans like trolls just as much as Dawg fans. Given the fact you’re probably thick headed and socially inept, unable to perceive when someone is criticizing you, I will say simply that you are obnoxious and that your arguments are irrelevant.

Hey Hulu, I mean Granny

August 7th, 2010
10:28 am

When one person makes multiple posts under different names, its quite obvious. Again, GROW UP.

LakeHardingDawg

August 7th, 2010
10:31 am

We can’t have a serious football discussion here because of idiots like Hulu and Granny. They would’nt know a football if it hit them in the head.

Hey Tide Duo

August 7th, 2010
10:37 am

Ealey and King garnished only about 1200 yards between the two because they both missed significant parts of the season. Ealey only started playing in the 7th game. King missed about 3-4 games outright and played 2 more with a broken jaw. Richardson and Ingram stayed healthy all season with a senior laden line, unlike the Dawgs. Georgia’s line did not gel together towards the end of the season.

Hey Tide Duo

August 7th, 2010
10:37 am

GARNERED, not garnished. I feel stupid for that one.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
10:55 am

No Lindsey Scott, No title?

Your ignorant title discredits everything you say. a) The fact is that Lindsey Scott did score that TD and beat UF once again. There is no taking it back or changing it. There was no fluke… just crappy D and fast legs. b) Arguably, UGA still could have pulled out the victory even if Lindsey hadn’t made that incredible run that was so joyous to watch and so wonderful to think that it still affects you on some subconscious level or you wouldn’t have it in your title to begin with. Lindsey Scott, Lindsey Scott, Lindsey Scott… that call haunts the minds of Gator fans who weren’t even born yet when he made the run. Life is good just being able to cherish that one. If UGA loses to UF every year for the rest of my life, I will still have that glorious memory of Lindsey sticking to the Gators, the way the entire Gator nation just folded after that. I don’t think there was a more exciting run and VICTORY in the history of college football.

c) Great teams come up with great plays at crucial times and never give up; that team was one of those immortal icons of the best of college football. There is nothing that you could say or think that will ever change that. It’s done.

d) All talk is hollow and worthless until January 2011. Got it? Everything remains to be seen. And, even if you are absolutely correct about this season, there is nothing that you can ever do about Lindsey’s glorious run after catch and the way he ran a sword right through your lousy hearts.

good day.

King Gator

August 7th, 2010
11:07 am

Chaz- Don’t worry we’ve recovered and then some from Lindsey’s run. Too bad for you that’s all of you got to hold on to as a Dawg fan. The 3 NC’s more than make up for that 1 loss and the 17-3 record v. the pups over the past 2 decades makes it even sweeter. See you in Jax for your annual whooping! Then onto the Florida Dome for the SEC Championship game. Go Gators!
Regards, King Gator

BirdDog

August 7th, 2010
11:09 am

Yeh, what Chazzo said! Go Dawgs!!

Scott W.

August 7th, 2010
11:14 am

“There is a reason UGA is known far and wide as The Cesspool of the South.”

If by far and wide you mean all the way from North Av to 10th.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
11:25 am

King Gator,
If what you say is so, then why are you chumps showing up here to try and diminish the greatest play in NCAA history?

I did love that 44-0 UGA victory, and the 28-3 victory my sophomore year when you guys just could not stop the run. FUN FUN FUN. then there was David Green’s big day. That was fun as well. I think the fact that you eked out a win against Tereshinski says a lot. That celebration was fun and worth the 70 yards of penalties. Richt crawled so far up into Meyers’ addled brain that he wrote about it in his premature biography. It was so funny watching Meyer try to get his players to dance on the sidelines that even the arse whipping we got the next year didn’t make up for it.

But, all of that considered, even Spurrier hanging 50 on the Dawgs did nothing to erase Lindsey Scott. UF has never had a victory so delicious, so precise, so cutting, so extremely and thoroughly crushing!! It is ours for eternity. BTW, UF got a huge order of shoes from Nike with only one shoe in the box. This completely baffled the team until they realized they had to wear them on the other foot.

Delbert D.

August 7th, 2010
11:31 am

Best tailback tandem in SEC?:

Stats based on 2009 regular season SEC games
Stats from each school’s web site

Ealey______85/366/1-TD___4.3 ypc 61.0 ypg__Most yards AU 98 yds
King_______57/235/3-TD___4.1 ypc 39.2 ypg__Most yards UK 77 yds

Ingram_____166/1030/7-TD_6.2 ypc__115.4 ypg_Most yds SC 246 yds.
Richardson__77/287/2-TD__3.7 ypc__35.9 ypg__Most yds N/A

Other info for 2009:

Samuel____85/366/1-TD__4.3 ypc___43.8 ypg_Most yds ARK 104 yds

Individual fumbles/lost not available for Alabama
Each Georgia TB listed: 1/1 fumbles/lost

Beast from the East

August 7th, 2010
11:42 am

Chazzo,
Glad that the lucky (not fluke) play to Lindsey has defined your whole life. I call it luckt becasue the UF DB fell down and Lindsey was the fastest player on the field. No one as going to catch him. And we all know that Buck was such a talenetd passer that he was going to drive them right down the fiedl if the DB had not fallen down, right? LOL
Listen, UGA won that gane fair and square. Dominated the series back then, as well. Those days are over in case you haven’t noticed and apparently you haven’t. Do you go around and talk smack to the Germans and the Japanese about WWII, as well? Why not? That’s ancient history, too!

Beast from the East

August 7th, 2010
11:44 am

Delbert,
By those numbers, it looks like Samuel was the best RB at UGA last year. If I’m not mistaken, he also did it against better competition.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
11:57 am

Beast,
There is no football play, game, player, moment that defines my life.

But, a defining moment in the UGA/UF series is most definitely Lindsey’s big play. It doesn’t matter what you think about this players talent or who said what or what if, blah, blah, blah… That play was the best moment, the most precise blow in the history of the series.

I am not the one bringing it up as having anything to do with this season. You Gator jerks (and I maintain that not all of you are jerks) are the ones who are doing that. I am simply defending the play and that 1980 team that has you guys all twisted up 30 years after the fact.

This season is all that matters. Talkin’ time is after the fact.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
12:02 pm

Delbert and Beast,
Ingram and Richardson are undeniably the best tandem in the business. Not much to argue about last year’s stats. That as the Beastard would point out is history. I will say that Samuels had some log runs. Stats on all three are a little misleading do to the fact that they all played partial seasons. Oh my gosh, I just remembered that Ealey was a true Freshman last year.

Beast from the East

August 7th, 2010
12:10 pm

Chazzo,
Opinions vary. I’d say the defining monemt in the series was when Spurrier hung half a hundred on the doags between the hedges. That had never been done before. Never been done since. That, my friend, is something that defines the series in it’s current state. Not something Lindsey did 30 years ago. The tide has turned and your time is up!
By the way, I’d much rather be thought of as a “jerk” or a “Beasterd” than a loser that has to resort to name-calling like a cowardly child.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
12:24 pm

Okay Beast,
That 50 hurts… ouch. Thing was is was against Ray Goff (I like Ray, but not a big challenge for Steve). Therefore, it doesn’t really trump Lindsey. The first thing you have to realize is that my responses were directed specifically at a poster whose title is “No Lindsey Scott No 1980 Title Mutts.” Clearly my comments did something to get you all twisted up, too. This tells me that Belue to Scott has had a serious affect on you, my friend.

Now, I find it very interesting that you try to rebut my argument by saying it is ancient history then in the next post bring up an vent that is also historical. You call me out for name-calling then call me a cowardly child. HMM?

I basically think anyone who talks smack on another teams blog is a jerk. If a Dawg fan goes to a UF thread and does nothing to add to the conversation except try to talk smack, he or she is a jerk in my book also. So no whining, fella. You waded out here to pee in the tall grass. Perhaps you shoulda stayed in the swamp.

LOL

August 7th, 2010
12:27 pm

Delbert, not one person here said that Georgia’s running backs were better, but that they simply were pretty good. It is ironic how some Alabama fans are so touchy and so insecure when it comes to comparison. Nevermind the fact that your line has all been sent off to the NFL this year, your running backs will be very good if not great. On the other hand, you’re still probably so delusional that you think that Alabama is the only team with actual running backs in the SEC.

The fact you researched those stats says it all. Get a life.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
12:32 pm

Dang, I just wanted to talk about blitzing and the 3-4 D.

Beast from the East

August 7th, 2010
1:00 pm

Chazzo,
You are correct. That is an old wound that has healed….but we still bear the scar.
Anyway, good luck this season. I’ve got to go get my mullet trimmed and cut the legs off of some more jeans to get ready for the upcoming season! LMAO!!!!!!
Go Gatuh!

ugaclassof2004

August 7th, 2010
1:18 pm

Well I think are many different types of defenses. There are the truly dominant kind like the 85 Bears, 2000 Baltimore Ravens, or 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers that can shut a team down. Those kind of defenses are VERY rare because they are able to carry an entire time.

Then you have a team like the Saints last year, that aren’t really that great on defense, but they’re able to generate a ton of turnover OR they’re able to tighten up in the redzone. It kind seems to me that many NFL defenses nowadays are kind of built with this model in mind. Because in the NFL the rules favor the offense so much that they are going to put up decent numbers, even on a bad day. I think the Falcons are building their defense in this manner ,giving up tons of yardage but relying on their speedy LB’s and DB’s to make plays for them. They are going to be the type of team that has a kick a$$ offense with a ton of depth and a functional defense that generates turnovers.

And then you have defenses that aren’t really that good but they can play well when they have a lead. UGA in 2007 was like this. They weren’t a good defense, but when the offense was clicking they would step their game up and make plays(i.e. the Florida Game).

As for UGA this year, I think the only way they are going to be truly successful is to play a field position game. Conservative plays on offense, Great play from their special teams, and functional play from their defense which hopefully can generate turnovers from time to time. They are just not the kind of team that is going to average 35 points a game on offense or hold opponents to under 10 points a game on defense. They just don’t have that capability on a weekly basis.And they can’t get into situations where one side of the ball has to carry the team for the ENTIRE game. If that happens, this team is going to be in trouble. They are going to have to play smart fundamental blue collar football with a scaled down version of the playbook until guys are comfortable with the basics.

Chazzo

August 7th, 2010
2:53 pm

No Lindsey,
You accuse of TALK TALK TALK TALK. But you make multiple posts on every thread of this blog. You the gum flapper here. Run along.

Delbert D.

August 7th, 2010
3:31 pm

@LOL – “Delbert, not one person here said that Georgia’s running backs were better, but that they simply were pretty good. It is ironic how some Alabama fans are so touchy and so insecure when it comes to comparison. Nevermind the fact that your line has all been sent off to the NFL this year, your running backs will be very good if not great. On the other hand, you’re still probably so delusional that you think that Alabama is the only team with actual running backs in the SEC.”

“The fact you researched those stats says it all. Get a life.”

I actually have a life, but I do spend some time researching. On one of the blogs last evening an argument was going ablaze between an Alabama fan due to another fan’s statement that Georgia had the best OL in the country, the best pair of running backs, etc. When I see stuff like that, I attempt to present actual information for the subject of the posts. Knowing that the blog visitors read most of the blogs, I thought that this was the most appropriate blog for the subject at the time.

I watched all of the Georgia games that were televised in 2009, so I am aware of what transpired with Samuel, King and the emergence of Ealey. I am a college football fan. I have not ever specifically been an Alabama fan. My daughter went to Auburn, and the rest of my relatives who attended college (except for my son, who graduated from Emory) graduated from the University of Georgia.