Turmoil on defense could pay off in the long run

Jarvis Jones' main asset is his brain. (Associated Press)

Jarvis Jones' main asset is his brain. (Associated Press)

A few quick random thoughts on spring practice so far …

I’m sure Todd Grantham and his defensive coaches would rather have all their starters for those first couple of games of the season, but remembering how they had to scramble last year with early-season injuries I have a feeling that all this mix-and-match cross-training caused by the pending suspensions will pay dividends for the Dawgs down the road. … It’s looking more and more like the offensive line is likely to be a work in progress not just until August when true freshman (and likely starter) John Theus arrives, but well into the season. If there’s one aspect of the 2012 Dawgs that has me uneasy, it’s the OL, the performance of which will have a lot to do with the play of the quarterback and running game. … If you haven’t yet read the ESPN.com piece on Jarvis Jones, the thinking man’s linebacker, give it a look. While he may be overly modest in downplaying his own physical abilities, Jones is a role model for what study, preparation and using your brain on the field can accomplish. … I’m glad to hear the reports that redshirt freshman speed demon Justin Scott-Wesley is making great strides in his route running. I’ve always thought he had great potential (and he seems to be another smart young man), and with Malcolm Mitchell splitting time with the defense our wide receiver corps can certainly use another deep threat. I’m betting Scott-Wesley going to be a star before the season is finished.

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70 comments Add your comment

B C Dawg

April 6th, 2012
4:10 pm

Old dog==No that means the Dawgs will have a big enough lead at half that Lemay will play the 2nd half.

Old Dawg

April 6th, 2012
4:24 pm

When does Richt EVER play Lemay, no matter how big a lead. He wants AM to pad his stat!

Joey

April 6th, 2012
4:24 pm

You age right, Bill. Jarvis is the ultimate team player, and that, along with his talent is gonna take him a long way in the NFL.

Also great news on Scott-Wesley – we need that deep threat.

Keep the updates coming . . .

dawgfan

April 6th, 2012
4:51 pm

“After seeing what the #1 recruit (Clowney) did to the dogs last year, you should be shaking like a cold wet dog.”

Clowney isn’t a wide reciever (nor do I remember him doing all that much against us) you moron. You’re going to have a hard time convincing a Georgia fan of all people that a stud WR is anything to be concerned about. We went 14-12 in two seasons with AJ freaking Green. WR’s rank right up there with kickers in the SEC. Mizzou will find out soon enough.

Thanks.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 6th, 2012
10:07 pm

@ funny:

You are no dawg fan and couldn’t find your rear end with both hands in your hip pockets likely because of your negativism and a single digit IQ!!!!!!!!

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 6th, 2012
10:10 pm

@ Old Dawg:

Just stick a sock in it please. You sound just like “funny” with your forever negative BS. Get a life Dumbo!!!!!

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 6th, 2012
10:13 pm

Bill:

As someone mentioned earlier can you give us a report on Scott-Wesley’s “catching the football” ability???

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 6th, 2012
10:17 pm

@ Trupert:

Well said Bro.

Trupert = DGD

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 6th, 2012
10:29 pm

@ Tech Blows:

MM will be the best DB we have if he plays DB fulltime. He would be a STANDOUT at a number of positions and Branden Smith is not much more than speed and apparently he doesn’t like contact all that much. He will never be a starter in the NFL. MM is the best player in whatever position CMR plays him and he will be a starter in the NFL.

All that being said we really need MM at WR but may need him worse at DB.

Brainiac(Dawg for life/Richt fan for life)

April 6th, 2012
10:47 pm

@ Dawg fan:(2:07 pm post)

CMR can’t be “fired on the spot”. He has a big fat contract extension and will likely be HC at UGA for another 20 years.

How much do you know about the quality of the first 5 teams we play, especially Mizzou???

Bali

April 7th, 2012
8:21 am

GT Bob, I bet you voted for Obamus, because you’re talking points are just like his……..don’t say what’s good about your team….but make sure you point out everything wrong about the other guys. You’re rhetoric is getting tired and old. Please share with us something positive about the GT program. Most of us on here would like to hear about it if you have any info. Bring something to the conversation other than the same old BS you usually spew.

ChrisATL

April 7th, 2012
9:15 am

GTBob,
I would like to congratulate you on what may be your first somewhat positive comment on a UGA football article. Well done sir. Maybe you Tech guys aren’t ALL bad..

ChrisATL

April 7th, 2012
9:17 am

I realize the post above me disagrees, but I think pointing out that we should beat missou by at least two touchdowns despite our suspensions would be characterized as positive.

Neutral

April 7th, 2012
9:20 am

@GTBoob (3:04pm 4/6)

By at least 26…….probably more, lots more!!!!

tell me again

April 7th, 2012
10:01 am

Harold – Richt’s winning percentagae in his tenure is more around .750……that ranks him 4th in the country in the toughtest conference in America. Another Tech calculus major bites the dust.

Pago Pago Dawg

April 7th, 2012
10:28 am

Remember back in the “good ‘ole days” Dawg fans would say…”you can spell SUGAR (bowl) with out UGA”!!! Now you can’t say Music City Bowl without UGA…sad..

Mobile Dawg

April 7th, 2012
10:33 am

tell me again, let’s use an analogy that maybe you can understand.

Let’s go back 11 years in my life, I could run a 40 yard dash in 4.7 seconds. Now eleven years later I don’t come close to that. And I”m competing against better atheletes. Richt’s overall winning percentage is not even close to being a good indicator for his job performance the last 5 years.

Going back to the “banner” 2007 season some of you hold on to, the indicators of the impending collapse were visable to those of us who chose to stop drinking the flavored beverage and take off the rose colored glasses.

Dawg Tired

April 7th, 2012
10:40 am

“I’m betting Scott-Wesley is going to be a star before the season is finished.”

How much? Don’t bet next week’s paycheck.

Dawg 39

April 8th, 2012
10:44 am

The Dawgs are definitelly addressing & taking care of their depth problems.

tide roll

April 9th, 2012
11:44 am

Theus a starter. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha. Bill, you and Georgia fans just like you are wHat’s wrong with the program. Maybe 6′6″ 310 lb.Atlanta and Cedar Grove Alum, OT BRANDON GREENE as a starter. Oh wait, he signed with NATIONAL CHAMPION ALABAMA. My bad. I guess Saban had to settle for Greene when we lost Theus to UGA! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahh! Hah.