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Georgia football injury update: Kirby Smart roster management in full effect for Samford

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edited September 2022 in Article commenting
imageGeorgia football injury update: Kirby Smart roster management in full effect for Samford

ATHENS — Kirby Smart declared starting safety Christopher Smith “perfectly fine” after a scary hit that put the team captain on the ground last Saturday.

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  • ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 1,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited September 2022

    My bet is that less mobile quarterbacks will see plenty of pressure from the Dawg defense. Job one against Nix had to be to maintain lanes and keep him in the pocket and let him beat himself which he did with the INT to Smith.

    Ohio State vs. Notre Dame looked like a week one game as did most all the other games I watched. The Dawgs kept week one mistakes to a minimum which bodes well for what lies ahead.

  • DallasDawgDallasDawg Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    This is not an injury-related question, but does touch on depth. Does anyone know or recall if that Dillon Bell kid played any snaps at wide receiver? He was said to have had a great pre-season camp, but I don't recall seeing him in the game at all. And I don't recall seeing anything about him being injured.

  • kirkhilleskirkhilles Posts: 1,079 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I would LOVE to see Bennett just throwing long passes to all ends of the field, but I think we all know that Smart isn't interested in that. He will be focused on getting the run game working from a "traditional handoff" perspective as well as burning the clock. I would expect to see Beck in after halftime (hopefully) and then Vandagriff get some reps in the 4th Q.

    Our D definitely needs to show some serious pressure and keep the running game to null. The score didn't reflect that, but Oregon still got 350 yards on us total and a lot of long runs and 1st downs.

    In terms of the previous article, I don't think Bennett would be smart bet for Heisman. He is the best short range passes in the country, but he doesn't have that NFL-caliber talent that the Heisman winners have. Keep in mind that in the NC game he only went 17/26 with 224 yards and a 71.0 rating. He wasn't the reason we won. He definitely did great against Michigan, but against Bama earlier in the SEC game was a similar 29/48 with 340 yards with 3 TDs and 2 INTs netting a 77.9 score.

  • UGA66UGA66 Posts: 4,107 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I think Kirby will start against Samford with #1s. Get the "ball" rolling so to speak then begin to rotate in the 2s and 3s +. The score could eclipse Oregon.....but with the promised substantial rain....I do not look for a basketball-like number. I do look for a much improved ground game. Kenny and Milton need more reps, et al. You may see the TEs play a bigger role this game as well. Again, I do not see long balls sailing 40 plus yards from Bennett or whomeever to AD Mitchell in a downpour...if it materializes as forecast.

    If it really gets wet out there what is Bennett's hand size? Physically larger Beck and Vandagriff could likely hold a wet ball more securely. I do not like rain games. Just me;

  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 1,818 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Hope we see multiple QBs playing Saturday. We need to get Vandagriff and Beck (at least) some substantial playing time. And I don't mean just come in and hand the ball off (even though I know we'll do more of that this week than we did last week). These guys need to command the offense all the way down the field and pass the ball. Remember, Stet is gone after this year. And from what I can tell just from the few reps I've seen with our other QBs, we don't have a guy like Cade Klubnik from Clemson in our QB room who stepped in against GT and looked like a pro. Our guys are green and thus far inconsistent.

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