Monday, March 31, 2014

Gaining weight

Reggie Davis plans to be up to 185 pounds by the start of the season. That might not sound like much, but he played at 160 last season, "soaking wet". And he's now up to about 168.
“I can do a lot more things that I couldn’t do last year, so it’s been coming around, but it’s still a work in progress,” Davis said. “I can get off jams a lot better and actually establish a vertical line.”
Georgia head coach Mark Richt also has noticed a difference in Davis this spring. Davis caught three passes for 59 yards in the Bulldogs’ first spring scrimmage, but it wasn’t his receiving work that impressed Richt.
“We had a screen early in the scrimmage. He didn’t make a devastating block, but he was supposed to crack a defender,” Richt said. “Come inside and crack him and pin him when we had a screen coming outside, and he wasn’t strong enough to keep him from going, but he was athletic enough and played hard enough to stay on him and stayed with him all the way until he went out of bounds.”
All of that together kind of reminded me of this play by another diminutive Bulldog. Big Texas! (Fast forward to about the 7:40 mark if you're pressed for time.)