A few thoughts after a long, hot afternoon on the Flats.
The Ugly (a product of not tackling, catching, or blocking…)
We’re not a very good football team right now.
We’re one dimensional on offense and we aren’t executing our bread and butter. Can’t block. Can’t run.
We’re lost at times on defense and aren’t executing on third down. Can’t tackle. Can’t cover.
So What Now?
It is what it is. All we can do is suck it up and go week by week and hope we play better as the defense sorts things out.
I certainly hope we see guys like Bostic (#4) and Smith (#17) getting more offensive snaps if the guys ahead of them can’t break tackles or make things happen when they have the ball.
I certainly hope we see guys like Attachou (#45) and Burnett (#40) get more snaps at linebacker if the guys ahead of them can’t make plays in the running game.
We have a chance to get to 5-2 if we can execute decently in the next three games @Wake Forest, Virginia, and Middle Tennessee State. After that, it gets brutal…@Clemson, @Virginia Tech, and Miami. We may be looking at a 5-5 record when Duke comes to visit. That puts us at a likely 6-5 when we travel to UGA.
As bad as UGA looks right now, the final game of the season may be a battle of attrition where the “least worst” team escapes with a win.
Here’s a sobering thought…
If we don’t get our offense and defense sorted out, we could be looking at something like a 6-6 record and sitting home during bowl season. Could we miss a bowl just one year removed from an ACC title and with a senior QB under center?
Even Chan Gailey’s teams never slipped that far…how is that for sobering thoughts?