Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Why does everything fill me with dread?

So, after hailing Brandon Miller's move to middle linebacker as the key to The Dawgs' defense in 2007, we're hailing his move back to SAM linebacker as... the key to The Dawgs' defense in 2007.

This from Coach Richt last week, courtesy of Josh Kendall here at The Telegraph:
"(Miller) is the key to our whole defense in my opinion," head coach Mark Richt said. "When you do certain drill work, where he knows exactly what he's doing, he's a dominant player. If he can get comfortable in the role of the (middle) linebacker, if he can play full speed, he can make a huge difference for us."

And this from Richt yesterday, per David Ching at The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:
"He quite frankly is throwing our tight ends around. We have some outside plays, whether it's toss or stretch, what we call a stretch play, and the whole key to that play is whether a tight end can at least neutralize a sam linebacker the way our defense plays our looks. And Brandon's just thrashing everybody right now. I don't know if we've gotten around the edge yet with him playing the sam linebacker."

Kiante Tripp has also moved from defensive end to offensive tackle, which I don't think is any shock, but the fact that it's happening this late in the process (we open the season Sept. 1) doesn't inspire a hell of a lot of confidence.

Oh, and apparently Ramarcus Brown is suspended for the first two games of the season.

Your daily dose of optmism done, a little light reading from the practice reports:

Ching's stuff.


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