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Kirby Smart speaks bluntly about the Georgia offensive line: ‘We have to play better up front’

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edited September 2021 in Article commenting
imageKirby Smart speaks bluntly about the Georgia offensive line: ‘We have to play better up front’

Kirby Smart had some strong words to say about the Georgia offensive line on Monday.

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  • GaBoi69GaBoi69 Posts: 313 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Kirby and his offensive staff better figure out their best five offensive linemen this week. SEC football is at door. They can't go the rest of the season trying to figure it out. By then it will be to late when it is time to play the top tier teams.

  • UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Don't throw Luke under the bus for these guys "underachieving". All these guys came in as 4* and 5* players. It is all right there for them to take. Fame and fortune. That's on the players. It is a lot to expect for a HS OL to come to the SEC and play well. So it takes a MINIMUM of 1 full year in the program. Losing TR was BIG. He was about to become the most dominating starting OL. SC probably not the week to experiment on the OL. DL is SC most talented position group. UGA will work out the OL. It is just going to take a little longer.

  • ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The OL is the team within the team. We have gone through spring and fall plus two games. If the coaches have yet to find the best five, there’s a problem. Three games in, the OL should be jelling rather than continuing to play musical chairs. There will always be some subbing in and out, but for the most part, we have got to settle on a starting five so they can learn how to play as a unit and begin picking one another up.

  • reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,284 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm not seeing how we aren't able to bust some runs for big plays every now and then? THese guys were highly touted coming out of HS. Is it the wrong blocking scheme for the body size people we have? Our guys are huge. Are they too massive, tall, slow? Honestly scratching my head. Is our scheme too simple? Too complicated? I thought we conditioned with the best in the country? Someone help me out here. If thiscontinues we will have the best RB's heading elsewhere.

    On a brighter note. Things should be looking up for UGA with any TE recruits.

  • ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,571 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I’m looking forward to seeing how SC defends us. UAB and most all of our opponents stack the box to stop the run because there has been so little threat of us throwing over the top of the defense. Coach Clark said UAB was fooled when we lined up in tight formations and we threw over the top because we had never done it and those were our biggest plays. That’s the reason Bama has so many receivers running wide open, the opposing D is forced to pick their poison.

    Another reason I believe we haven’t busted the long runs is our young receivers are having to concentrate on theirs routes so much that they are lacking in their run blocking. In almost every case, when we have had RBs take it to the house the past five years there has almost always been a receiver or TE make a key block downfield that sprung them. All that to say: it’s not just the OL.

  • SmartsTheManSmartsTheMan Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The O-line is puzzling. They had trouble moving Clemson's D-line, which is understandable. Then over the last 4 3/4 minutes they proceeded to run it at will while never attempting a pass, when Clemson knew they were going run on every play.

    Then they struggle against UAB. They need to get more consistent before they face better teams.

  • DaveinSuwaneeDaveinSuwanee Posts: 5 ✭ Freshman

    Trying to play to many RBs. No one works up a rhythm.

  • DawggyDawggy Posts: 345 ✭✭✭ Junior

    As good as the O-Line looked run-blocking in the last drive vs Clemson, they looked helpless Saturday vs UAB. Hopefully it improves rapidly, with better-than-expected AU, UF, and UK on the horizon.

  • tommieleetommielee Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I believe the OL woes are because of the musical chairs of rotating players almost every series. One minute a lineman is at tackle the next he's playing guard. You learn by repeating something over and over and over. It's the same for the RB position. Let one back tote the rock several times in a row before they are rotated out for someone else. RB's need to get warm and lathered up.

  • tommieleetommielee Posts: 1,174 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    The competition will be better this Saturday than last Saturday, Kirby said it after the Clemson win. "You're either elite or not", Will the Dawgs still be considered one of the elite teams after this Saturday? We will know after the game is over. The weather forecast is plenty of rain to fall Saturday evening. That's when a running game is so important.

  • Bigjohnson92Bigjohnson92 Posts: 564 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    No **** Kirby. Did you have to watch the film to figure that out?

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