Sunday Thoughts - Buffalo
Not as tasty as we had hoped. But a lot of highlights. Even some that didn't involve Todd Gurley.
Lastly, question for the fans: was Boo Malcome playing defense when y'all were booing them for giving up yards/points? I was confused and wanted some clarification...
- And let's get right to the freshman running back. It was just Buffalo, but it was impressive to see that combination of size and speed. I thought he showed good vision and obviously good instincts on all of his runs. Sometimes you can learn more about a back on a run for minimal gain than you can on 10 yard touchdown run. Bottomline, he's got us pretty excited and he justified a lot of those votes in the poll over there.
- Other than Gurley, the player that impressed me the most (and maybe even more) was Rantavious Wooten. His adjustment on the touchdown catch was a thing a beauty. Not to mention stretching out for the catch. When it was thrown I thought it was going to be yet another over throw, but he reacted quickly, turned and accelerated enough to be in position to grab it.
- And let's not overlook Wooten's blocking either. Bobo clearly wanted to try and spring Tavarres King on one of those swing passes. Although it didn't spring him to paydirt, it helped him lead all receivers in yards. A lot of that was due to the downfield blocking. Saw Wooten doing hard work in that department.
- I thought all the running backs ran well, hard. And the offensive line did well against an undersized Bulls unit. Malcome hurt his hand, not sure what this will mean for this week's preparation.
- We can has touchbacks y'all!!
- Appears Theus and Burnette are ok. Malcolm and Marlon didn't play of course. Tree and Rambo officially joined Commings and Vasser on the suspended list. I think it's 50-50 whether they will be held out of the Mizzou game. We'll talk more about this later in the week.
- Back to the running backs. I think Gurley should start. But he missed a couple blocks, at least one of which lead to a sack. He has the size, and he and Marshall both can get plenty physical. I think it's more a matter of understanding and footwork. Especially on the play actions where they have to sell the run but not get so deep that they're out of position on a wide side rush.
I would like to start booing the other team every time they score. The only problem is it looks more like we are booing our dissatisfaction of our own teams performance speaking of which looks like the red zone defense has not improved from last year at least not yesterday.
Theus was right in front of us on the sideline table while getting wrapped, and we could see him telling everyone it was okay & he would be fine. Didn't look like he was too worried about it.
I think marshall did a good job not bad for first game but burley was a beast against Buffalo these two will be great for Uganda football
I think the biggest problem the D had was having Penn Wagers on the field. He obviously thinks its perfectly ok to grab #29 or any other guys jersey wearing red.
Booing?!?! Spoiled rotten brats in the seats.
To be honest with you, I'm not sure booing the other team is much better. I'm guilty of doing that on occasion when they run out onto the field (especially if it's Auburn). But if it's silly to boo one team of amateur players, doesn't that also extend to the other? Food for thought.
I either don't know what this means, or your auto-correct is effin' with you. :)
Yes, he tweeted last night that the xrays were negative.
Some one else that deserves to be talked about is Bennett. He had several key blocks and was working his butt off blocking even when he wasn't close to the pile. Bennett and Sammual are my two favorite unselfish Damn Good Dawgs!
Was not at the game and unable to watch or even listen to the game! :/ The reports of empty seats and the booing of 'our boys' are very disturbing to me.I heard UGA IX even went topless.Sanford needs to be filled to its rim with people "totally committed to the G!" Dawg Nation only gets 6 or 7 days out of 365 to get "Between The Hedges" for crying out loud.Leaving at the half,booing,not using tickets (students get it together) etc...The team feeds off of the crowd,especially those boys playing D! Hope the rest of our home games in 2012 actually give us a home field advantage! #GATA (1-0) "Winning isn't every thing,it's the only thing!" ~ Lombardi (He who allowed us to use his and now our "G" btw!)
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