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Watch out critics: That season-opening Stetson Bennett stat line is pointed right at you

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edited September 2022 in Article commenting
imageWatch out critics: That season-opening Stetson Bennett stat line is pointed right at you

DawgNation has two dedicated staff writers in the press box for every Georgia football game. That’s Mike Griffith and Connor Riley. We also have a guy on the field. There is usually much more to be seen than just what shows up in the viewfinder of his camera lens.

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  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,819 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    What a fun and insightful article to read...thanks Jeff! Love all the positives and think you might be right about the Dawgs in 2022...it WILL be fun to watch this ride!


  • Bdw3184Bdw3184 Posts: 12,727 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Loved the sideline observations, Jeff! Really added to the game watching experience!

    Also enjoyed the bit on Washington’s apparent joy in playing the game. He was one that I thought might transfer after last year. Never been so glad to be wrong.

    Finally, the review of the line play and the substitutions therein was spot on.

    Much thanks, great read!!

  • reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,548 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Great article Jeff as usual. I've been saying all along that this offense will go down as perhaps the greatest offense at UGA, ever! Certainly if the starters stay healthy. We may not have the best receivers in the nation, but we've got really good ones. Certainly good enough to be a special offense overall with a special RB that can catch, and TE's that are among the best in the nation, and a confident SB at the helm and Monken calling the shots. I do want to see more effectiveness in running the ball.

    SB is a gamer. THe defense will improve as the season goes forward . It will gel, some are getting experience for the first time., learning on the fly. By mid-seasn they should come into their own. I don't like the fact that we didn't get any sacks, and tackles for a loss, not sure about that one. I don't remember seeing many blitzes which tells me they were going to take a bend but don't break attitude with all the newbies.

  • KudzuKudzu Posts: 352 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited September 2022

    Great article, Jeff! You hit on a key point that I noticed at the beginning of the game (and what little I saw of warm-ups): how confident and happy the Dawgs seemed to be even BEFORE they took the field or scored a single point. There’s something there that should serve the team (and its fans) well throughout the season.

    As to whether they’re better than last year? I’m guessing the injury status will dictate that as much as anything… hoping they stay as healthy all year as they did in Game #1! 😁🤞

  • street0123street0123 Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I loved the play late in the game by Bill Norton. Seems to have a real nasty attitude.

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,343 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I always knew, Little Neo was "The One". He faced the machine leader last year and defeated him in his own venue. Now, he's going to lead Zion (Athens) to the land of Champions. LOL

  • DawggieDawggie Posts: 64 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Go Stetson Bennett.

    Go Dawgs!

  • TrippTripp Posts: 512 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Nice article Jeff. I think Coaches Smart and Monken has had enough of the mailman non believers and decided to pull the cuffs off Stetson and game plan to showcase how good he really is. I also believe the message was meant for Jermaine Burton also. If you remember, he announced he was entering the portal right after Stetson announced his return. J B wanted to be the feature guy and he didn’t he didn’t think that would be a possibility with Stetson behind center. Keep writing that story Stetson and give the he ll while doing it!

  • GardenDawgGardenDawg Posts: 311 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Let's not bring up JB again. His has thought he was entitled, but really he is a cry-baby. Look at his HS days, lots of movement, college no difference. Herbstreit, state on Game Day that he did not look the part. I think he looked the part and played the part Saturday, but better than he did in the Natty. He was mobile and threw a lot of nice passes. If he this keeps up then the naysayers will eat crow.......

  • dogs_n_bravesdogs_n_braves Posts: 121 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I will admit, I was a loud voice calling for SBIV to ride his glory into the the sunset. His game-play on Saturday proved that he was more than capable of high-level football. Hell, he didn't even have a ball batted that I saw. A huge improvement on his part and I admit to thinking that he did not have that game in him.

    I am very happy to see CKS give the 4th QTR to Beck - not something he has done the last few years. If that call was not a one-off, then I expect Beck, Brock, and Stockton to get, at least, the whole 2nd Half this week. SBIV already showed he is in polished form.

    Lastly, I appreciate the love for Milton, but I have to be honest in that Edwards looked like the better back: power, explosiveness, "suddenness," drive, and flat-out speed.

  • WoodstockDawgWoodstockDawg Posts: 248 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I have been saying for some time this team has the potential to be better than last years team. Much will depend on how well the new ones on defense adjust and develop. There are some athletes there, but need to develop the game speed and gel as a team. Offense should (and appeared) be much improved.

  • BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,343 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I, kind of, agree with your observation on Edwards, but, this is the thing I see....all 5 backs, that played Saturday, did some good things. Including Clark, BTW.

    It seems to me, that each skill player on UGA's offense, brings a little something different to the table. Monkin, in all his genius, has found a way to get the right combination on the field, to run multiple options with the right skill player in place to execute. McIntosh has taken on the role that James Cook was responsible for in 2020 & 2021. Edwards, Milton and Robinson are the thunder to McIntosh's lightning. I believe that Clark is all-purpose and efficient, while Paul would've been a Cook/McIntosh type contributor.

    The odd thing in this group, is that Robinson is possibly a cross-over back. Meaning, he can catch, run for power, but with some twitch and block. He could be one of their best weapons by mid-season. The way UGA deploys their RBs these days...it's hard to say whether Robinson will get enough playing time to know for sure, before mid-season. In any case, I believe we can expect great things from him in the next 3 yrs.

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