Georgia Sports Blog FanShop

September 1, 2013

Sunday Morning comes: Clemson

1) My biggest concern is the offensive line. I knew Clemson's Dline would be good, but we consistently got whipped up front. You have to give Venables props for mixing up the looks and how he brought pressure. The late INT was purely putting his player in the right place at the right time.

2) Our offense did OK, but we didn't see much moving the pocket and using Murray's legs to extend plays, like we kept hearing in camp. It sure would have neutralized some of that pass rush, right?

3) Our defense will be OK. We made young guy tackling mistakes, but overall we were mostly in a position to make plays. When we get JHC back and have those freshmen get more reps, all of that should get better.

4) What was with our near pathological need to punch that TD in through power plays? We played right into Clemson's strengths by going middle dives inside the 5 there. I like the FB dive, but on first down when the whole playbook is open. If we never run that counter draw again, it'll be too soon.

While I'm very disappointed in the outcome, there are plenty of positives to take away. I'll get to those later, but wanted to throw out that I'm not despondent about the season.


Carter_Burger67 said...

4# play calling like that is what drives me crazy and makes me wonder if Bobo gets liquored up before each game.

TKB said...

what pisses me off more than anything isnt losing. its idiots who blame murray, who was 20 for 29 with 323 yards. or anyone on the offense who put up over 500 yards and 35 points. or one play here or one play there. or Bobo's play calling that resulted in all those points at yards. or anyone other than defensive coaches and the head coach for not realizing DEFENSE IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE GAME. Just look at Alabama and anyone else who has ever won a national championship (exception Auburn). Great coaches who win championships have a great defense first then the offense. And don't take my word for it, just go look at national champions. yes, it takes an offense too to win the big ones. But if you have a good defense, you can count on them. Even great offenses are inconsistent and always will be.
Unfortunately, we will lose 3-4 games this year because even with one of the best offenses in the country, we can't tackle and stay conditioned.

TylerDawgden said...

I don't see 3+ losses on this schedule. IF you want to blame defense, you should blame defensive recruiting in 09-11. That is why our defense looked like it did Saturday.

I think Murray did a good job considering how much pressure he was under. I think about 75% of Bobo's play calls were the right plays at the right time. I also think that series of plays inside the 10 from 1st and goal changed complexion of the game.

For some reason, folks think you have to either be all one thing or all another.

I don't understand that.

Copyright 2009 Georgia Sports Blog. Powered by Blogger Blogger Templates create by Deluxe Templates. WP by Masterplan