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Georgia / Florida: 10 Thoughts for the Morning After


I’ll be back with a vengeance tomorrow with a thorough recap of the game as well as a macro look at the season and where the Dawgs have been and could be headed.

But before I head off to church for what is really important I figured I’d post these thoughts as a bit of a recap of my personal thoughts and opinions.

1.  The whole Shawn Williams thing worked.  All week it seemed like something the media took and ran with – and I can’t say that I blame them.  In a weird sick way I am the media (Football Writers Association of America, fools), and if I read those comments about another team it would have struck a chord.  Ultimately, however, those comments were accurate and exactly what leaders on teams say.  I played fairly competitive sports though high school and that type of commentary from a player was not uncommon.  I think most who have experience on teams would agree.  Bottom line: he called out the defense, and the defense responded.

2. That being said, Williams can’t take all of the credit for the defense’s performance.  The defense wasn’t just intense/motivated/aggressive/engaged/whatever-you-wanna-call-it, the defense was prepared.  The Bulldogs looked every bit as knowledgeable and intelligent in their spacing and points of attack as the looked capable of attacking.  Hopefully you feel a little better about the Kentucky game now, as it was clear the defense was looking forward to this game, if not outright preparing for it.

3.  Of course it helps the effort when you have Jarvis Jones on your team.  Florida didn’t contain Jones any better than Missouri did in week two, and it’s downright terrifying that the Mizzou game was the last game he was fully healthy.  When he’s healthy bad things happen for opposing offenses.  Really bad things.  You can’t match Jones’ stat line – 13 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries – on a video game.  And for what it’s worth I sat down and watched Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o last night and I’d take Jones any day.  Te’o is a tremendous player and blast to watch, but his impact on the game seemed intermittent, while Jones is an ever-present force- again, when healthy.  Commentators called Te’o’s game (11 tackles, 1 sack and an INT) a potential Heisman moment.  Jones may have missed to much time too enter that conversation, but a few more games like he had yesterday and he’ll be back on some lists.

4.  Looking back at the game, however, several players had periods of absolute domination for the Bulldogs’ defense.  Alec Ogletree dominated early and was in on every single tackle in the first quarter it seemed.  Bacarri Rambo was lights out in the 2nd and 3rd quarters with the important pick to end the half and several huge hits.  Damien Swann continued to impress and showed his athleticism.  And, Jordan Jenkins had yet another fine game.

5.  All of this was made possible by superior defensive line play.  Garrison Smith, Kwame Geathers abd big John Jenkins all seemed relentless in pursuit.  The most aggressive game they’ve played collectively this year.

6.  Aaron Murray had a bad first half, and I’m sure I’ll spend more time on it tomorrow, but equally concerning to me this morning is that the receivers seemed to have had a second half that matched his first half.  They weren’t looking for the football, they were dropping the football and on some cases were flat-out refusing to come back to the football – that’s just lazy.  A slumping QB needs guys who can catch balls, even if the balls are slightly off-target.  A lot of those were catchable.

7.  Nonetheless, both sides of the passing game put it together when it mattered most and got things done in the fourth quarter.  Aaron Murray’s statistical output won’t scream “clutch,” but the Dawgs last scoring drive saw Murray go four-for-six 80 yards.  That is clutch.

8.  I haven’t analyzed that charts, but I think Georgia by in large won the field position battle, something that on paper seemed to favor Florida heading into the game.  Georgia’s punting game (for the most part) did what it needed to do, and Florida started a lot of possessions deep in their own territory.

9.  Speaking of kickers, if Caleb Sturgis really is nicknamed “Thunderfoot,” has anybody coined the term “Leadfoot”  for Jeff Driskel.  I thought that guy was supposed to be mobile.  What was that?  He looked like he had the world’s heaviest ankle weights on.

10.  Lastly, I’ll point out that over the last three of four seasons a lot of Georiga fans have been clamoring for a hot-headed, fire and brimstone style head coach to replace a placid Mark Richt.  Florida got their hot-headed, fire and brimstone coach (CBS did a great job of showing us that!), and he is now 0-2 against the Bulldogs.  I’m just sayin’.

As always, thanks for reading.  Go Dawgs.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

 

 

Georgia / Florida: Can I Say I told you so?


GUT REACTION:  Between the statistics I posted today and the article I wrote yesterday I expressed the sentiment that I liked Georgia’s good offense against Florida’s good defense a lot more than I liked Florida’s bad offense against what had been a bad Georgia defense.  Thankfully that proved to be true.

Jarvis Jones is not a human being.  Shawn Williams found bravery in his bravado.  Aaron Murray played when it counted.  Todd Gurley played as expected.  Mark Richt, Mike Bobo and Todd Grantham had their team engaged and ready to rock in a big game.  And Florida sucks.  BOOOOOM! Muschamp.

But the real story here is that DudeYouCrazy is now 2-0 when live-blogging the Georgia / Florida game.  I am the Shawn Williams of Georgia Bloggers.  Go Dawgs and please, somebody fire Mark Richt.

 

That’s all I got/

A very happy, borderline giddy Andrew

Georgia / Florida LiveBlog: Fourth Quarter and Gut Reaction


The Second Annual Georgia / Florida LiveBlog is coming to you from my parents’ basement, where unlike most bloggers I am actually a guest and not a resident.  I did this last year and we all know how well it worked, so I’m hoping to go 2-0.

There will be a separate page for each quarter for ease of viewing and timestamps will be representing the time remaining in the respective quarter once the game starts.  Until then the time stamps will be the actual time.  It’s not that complicated I know the fans wearing jeans both above and below their knees (or no denim at all) will be able to keep up.  Have fun, comment and keep refreshing for the goods.

The first quarter can be found here.  The second quarter can be found here.  The third quarter can be found here.

GUT REACTION:  Between the statistics I posted today and the article I wrote yesterday i expressed the sentiment that I liked Georgia’s good offense against Florida’s good defense a lot more than I liked Florida’s bad offense against what had been a bad Georgia defense.  Thankfully that proved to be true.

Jarvis Jones is not a human being.  Shawn Williams found bravery in his bravado.  Aaron Murray played when it counted.  Todd Gurley played as expected.  Mark Richt, Mike Bobo and Todd Grantham had their team engaged and ready to rock.  And Florida sucks.  BOOOOOM! Muschamp.

But the real story here is that DudeYouCrazy is now 2-0 when live-blogging the Georgia / Florida game.  I am the Shawn Williams of Georgia Bloggers.  Go Dawgs and please, somebody fire Mark Richt.

0:00 – Many thanks to Florida Brett and Florida Eric for joining in.  I know the feeling you have right now all too well, and that’s not me being a jerk it’s me being honest.

1:18 – From Florida Brett: Walk home Jordan Reed, walk home.  I hope his roommate locks the door too.  Honestly, he couldn’t settle for the 1 yard line.  Stupid.  Ridiculous.  Garbage.  Congrats, UGA, y’all deserve this.  Well PLayed.  Piss poor Florida performance.

1:58 – Jarvis Jones.

2:45 – Jordan Jenkins with a great job staying in his line, taking up space and getting held on that revers.  I respect the no-call though.

5:52 – Florida Brett would wrather watch women’s college hockey than Florida’s offense.  His words, not mine.

6:12 – Serious question for Florida fans.  Was Gillislee supposed to be good?

7:11 – Hey Florida Brett, no scoring cap on the Dawgs…yet.

7:11 – I take back everything bad I’ve said about Malcolm Mitchell.  He’s a helluva good kid.  If anything he doesn’t talk ENOUGH trash!

7:46 – Glad we’re hearing Humpty Dumpty and GD talk about voting.  The refs need to get this thing right.  If they do it’s 3rd and five.

8:55 – Nice try cheaters!

9:41 – Georgia’s defense is the story of the game, not Aaron Murray.  In my opinion.

9:42 – For the non-SEC teams out there, this is the very definition of the “every week is war” mantra.

11:33 – Will Muschamp is absolutely stunned that he can’t use 12 guys.  When did that rule change?

13:58 – We have a FUDGE RAMBO SIGHTING!

15:00 – The Fourth Quarter matters.

But now it’s time for this.

Georgia / Florida LiveBlog: Half-time and Third Quarter


The Second Annual Georgia / Florida LiveBlog is coming to you from my parents’ basement, where unlike most bloggers I am actually a guest and not a resident.  I did this last year and we all know how well it worked, so I’m hoping to go 2-0.

There will be a separate page for each quarter for ease of viewing and timestamps will be representing the time remaining in the respective quarter once the game starts.  Until then the time stamps will be the actual time.  It’s not that complicated I know the fans wearing jeans both above and below their knees (or no denim at all) will be able to keep up.  Have fun, comment and keep refreshing for the goods.

The first quarter can be found here.  The second quarter can be found here.

0:00 – WOW!  Head Here Right Now.

1:39 – Florida Brett wants everyone to notice how bad Georgia’s kickers are relative to Florida’s.  Can’t argue with that, but can’t complain with the showing by Barber and the punting game for Georgia today.

2:58 – DadYouCrazy is asking…no, demanding…that Jarvis Jones be put into the offensive backfield.

4:05 – Jarvis Jones thinks he’s playing Missouri.

5:31 – Rambo is out of the game.  If you’re Jeff Driskel now is your chance to prove that you aren’t the worst QB in this game (which isn’t saying a lot in and of itself) by exploiting a white defensive back, Connor Norman.

6:11 – Georgia’s offense and Special Teams continue to do their best impression of Florida’s offense.  Meaning they continue to suck.

7:43 – Dad asks how Jarvis does that and answers his own question by saying, “He’s just there.  He’s just always freaking there!”

7:43 – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.  Jarvis MF Jones.  and the MF is for My Football.

8:25 – Did anyone actually see that offsides on the onside kick?  Any one?  If you did you weren’t watching CBS.

8:34 – Florida Brett is predicting a 19-10 final score and says Georgia is done scoring.  If he’s wrong I’ll be sure to let him know on every single play.  Meanwhile there’s been an Evil Richt sighting.

8:34 – Captain Marshal Morgan has ice in his veins.  Or maybe rum.  Maybe iced rum.

8:47 – That timeout was brought to you by a dropped pass.  DadYouCrazy says Georgia will regret that.

10:16 – BLACK SWANN.  My cornerback is black, the Gators are blue.  And I don’t give an F about a pick or two.

11:03 – I for one can’t get enough of the guy who runs the play clock and is hurt on the sideline.  Definitely spend more time on this compelling story line.

13:18 – Florida’s defense appears to be taking a HUGE step back.  Didn’t even force an INT there.

13:25 – Hey Artie Lynch, thanks for you “help.” — Aaron Murray

14:01 – The four completions, three interceptions graphic is never something you want to see.  But if you have to see it you want to see it when Florida is still losing to you.

15:00 – Welcome back to the game that Florida Brett just compared to watching a Tony Romo vs. Brandon Weeden matchup.  He affectionately dubbed it “a complete trash show.”  They say good teams will make you play a bad game.  So I guess this is a classic case of two good-looking teams making each other look ugly.  It’s a real Bride Wars.

Halftime Thoughts: As I said yesterday, I thought Georgia’s defense would flip a switch today, and they’ve certainly done that.  The Gators have been limited to 139 yards (in over 17.5 minutes of possession) and forced three turnovers.  Unfortunately, Georgia produced three turnovers of its own on three consecutive interceptions on three consecutive drives that caused three consecutive curse words from MomYouCrazy.
Georgia could have put the Gators away several times (at least as far away as a team can against a tough second-half team like Florida) and failed to do so, but frankly I’m thrilled to see Georgia competing.  And, all the unsettled fans who are overly concerned with the sloppy game should be grateful to have a sloppy game after what happened in Columbia, SC a few weeks ago.  I know I am.

We’ll be back live in a few moments when kickoff comes – and I hope Mitchell takes a knee regardless of where he catches it.  Thanks for reading.  Go Dawgs.

Georgia / Florida LiveBlog: Second Quarter


The Second Annual Georgia / Florida LiveBlog is coming to you from my parents’ basement, where unlike most bloggers I am actually a guest and not a resident.  I did this last year and we all know how well it worked, so I’m hoping to go 2-0.

There will be a separate page for each quarter for ease of viewing and timestamps will be representing the time remaining in the respective quarter once the game starts.  Until then the time stamps will be the actual time.  It’s not that complicated I know the fans wearing jeans both above and below their knees (or no denim at all) will be able to keep up.  Have fun, comment and keep refreshing for the goods.

The First Quarter can be found here.

Head over here for the second half.

0:00 – In my own neither humble or neutral the picks by Murray were bad, but Rambo’s interception was the most important play of the half.

0:23 – Branden Smith continues to be exactly as good in coverage as he was four years ago.

1:08 – Solid punt by Barber.  Georgia’s defense needs to show up for one more possession and Olgetree continues to ball so hard Jeffy Driskel wants to fine him.

1:27 – Both Florida Eric and Florida Brett are loving Aaron Murray.  But don’t look now he just threw a completion to a guy wearing red.  Who cares if he was across the line of scrimmage.

2:37 – Malcolm Mitchell is the worst kick returner in the country. At any level.  He’s terrible.

4:01 – Aaron Murray is doing his best Jonathan Crompton impersonation.

6:45 – Todd Gurley is LLOLing (literally laughing out loud) at Florida’s “defense.”

7:05 – Florida Brett is loving the Florida Special Teams right now.  Meanwhile GD says that we should actually pray that Marcus Lattimore is OK.  The emphasis was on the word “actually,” so scratch your plans for faking prayers this weekend.

7:05 – A friend just texted me his desire to tongue-kiss Todd Grantham.  I won’t name him.

7:18 – When you’re slower than Jon Jenkins – a.k.a. Motel 6 – I immediately revoke your label of “dual-threat.”

8:00 – Florida Eric is relieved that neither of these teams are as bad as the TV show Survivor.  I think Jeff Driskel would easily be the third best quarterback on any given deserted island.

11:02 – Florida Eric wants Florida to take a knee and eliminate (or at least limit) the risk of fumble.

13:28 – I’m eating a bowl of chili.  I’ll be less annoying for a few minutes.

13:34 – Florida Brett is guaranteeing the Gators will show up for the second half and encouraging Georgia fans and the Crazy family to remember that.  Wiser words hath not been spoketh.

13:34 – Holy crap.  DadYouCrazy just jinxed Murray with a “Come on, we can live with a FG.” comment.

15:00 – Georgia 79 yards, Florida 18 in first half.

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