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David Pollack: 'no concern' with Georgia football offense, but defensively ....

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edited June 2019 in Article commenting

imageDavid Pollack: 'no concern' with Georgia football offense, but defensively ....

Georgia football legend David Pollack shot straight when asked what he expects from the Bulldogs' offense and defense in 2019

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  • RxDawgRxDawg Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Huh.... ya know I actually disagree with Mr. Pollack. I think our defense has a chance to be the strength of the team. It starts with that secondary. I saw some dudes back there in the g day game, and more than 4 of em too. LB's need to stay healthy, especially Monty Rice. The DL is where it kind of hinges on being good or great.

    I have some concerns about our offense. Of course the o line is fantastic and you can pretty much work with that. But I'm concerned with WR, RB depth, and QB depth.

  • JimWallaceJimWallace Posts: 5,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Interesting to think about why this is. Kirby is a defensive guy but it's looking like his offense will be better than his defense this year. It could be argued that was the case last year as well.

    Not to be one dimensional about the matter but offensive line recruitment has been out of this world. Assuming everything begins in the trenches, and recognizing that an excellent line makes everyone else look better, it's easy to see why the offense is looking like it might be very very capable.

    What about recruitment on the defensive line? Nobody is saying ours has been world class. It seems obvious lagging defensive line recruitment is holding the team back. What's going on and why? You know Kirby is aware.

    Not to criticize the Great Wall of Georgia, but the Great Wall of China was defensive. We need to be building two great walls.

    Go, Dawgs!

  • GeoffDawgGeoffDawg Posts: 1,272 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Despite losing Baker, I think you'll definitely see the defense take a step forward this year. Ton of talent at DB, Eric Stokes is poised to be an outstanding player. Linebacking corp is going to be nasty and as long as we stay healthy, we should have good quality depth along the D-line as well.

    Agree that offense is setting the pace but overall, we should be a notch or two improved from 2018.

  • RGBRGB Posts: 172 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The defense WILL be better this year. Purely from the point of being more aggressive. And the speed is there.

  • Louis8478Louis8478 Posts: 168 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The defense will be fine and will only get better. Go Dawgs!

  • juneaudawgjuneaudawg Posts: 10 ✭ Freshman
    If the OL is a strength, and possibly the best in the nation, wouldn't that make the DL better because of having to practice against them?
    Who is going to be tougher than the guys they see day in and day out.
    Plus, now that we don't have to play the scheme blocking of GT, i think we will be just fine.
    For the record, the inner Munson still tells me to be careful.
  • DawggyDawggy Posts: 346 ✭✭✭ Junior

    D-line recruiting needs to improve. Clemson is snatching them right out from under our noses...

  • MikeGriffithMikeGriffith Posts: 3,681 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    great to see so many informed opinions -- I think the secondary is better than Pollack thinks, and I'm also a bit more bullish on the receiving corps. As for Swift, can he stay healthy? That's a key ....

  • DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,266 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I think defensive secondary will be good enough. They don't have to have another D'Andre Baker back there to be considered successful. Just be in the right place at the right time and things will work out. I do have some concerns about the linebacking corps. I think they'll be OK, but I think it's going to take a few games before they're up to ****. We shall see. And as far as receivers, I didn't realize that we had had that kind of success in the draft, but still, I"m not seeing any All-Pro candidates on that list, either. I think our receivers will be serviceable, if not very good. Time will tell if the freshmen become great.

  • rtparkerivrtparkeriv Posts: 90 ✭✭✭ Junior

    What a pleasure to have gotten rid of the spammers. Thanks DawgNation.

    I'm not worried about linebacker. There is talent and depth there unlike we have ever had. D-line will be improved, but not elite. We'll miss Baker in the secondary.

    On offense, I have a good feeling about the receivers once some new players get some experience. I am concerned about running back depth.

  • maconexpressmaconexpress Posts: 164 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Based on what I saw in the spring game, I'm somewhat optimistic about the defense this year. Fromm had his way with them in his first 2 spring games, but struggled this year. The secondary was rock solid and the DL held it's own against arguably the best OL in the country. It appear to me that Dan Lanning and Charlton Warren are making strides. 

    As for the offense, I'm looking forward to seeing Dominick Blaylock and George Pickens in action. Those 2 could be the missing link. Dominick Blaylock's crisp route running and his ability to create separation is going to help Fromm make quicker throws down field and I see Julio Jones written all over George Pickens.

  • SmartsTheManSmartsTheMan Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm actually more concerned about the offense. If everybody stays healthy it will be great, but were one hit away from losing Fromm or Swift and there's not much proven depth after them.

    This will be Smart's deepest and most talented defense, and there's senior leadership and promising depth at D-line. LB and the secondary look to be set with plenty of talent and depth. I really think this will be Smart's best defense yet.

  • GBALGBAL Posts: 739 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    "As for Swift, can he stay healthy? That's a key ...." Thats top notch thoughtfull analysis right there .... really crawling out on the old limb when talking football.

  • GBALGBAL Posts: 739 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
  • DawgForLifeDawgForLife Posts: 24 ✭ Freshman

    I think he's playing some coach speak here for his Dawgs. Just like Kirby in that he's complementing a little but challenging certain units of the team.

  • JackJack Posts: 87 ✭✭✭ Junior

    If DP's biggest concern is about the lb'ers and db's this season we are going to be a huge force on 'D'. Guess he had to say something a bit negative? I don't believe you will find most of us Dawg fans feeling the same as DP!

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