I think it's fair to say South Carolina kind of whipped our ass.
Where South Carolina = Sean Connery's Humvee.
I like this sentiment:
Look at that SEC schedule the Cocks are facing. They have to play AT Auburn, against #1 Alabama, AT Kentucky and Vandy, against #14 Arkansas, and AT Florida. That's ridiculous. I feel pretty confident that even if the Gamecocks are better this year, they will still lose 2 SEC games in that schedule ...Of course, I also liked the idea that we'd learned how to tackle.
That means if UGA can handle business the rest of the way, they will be FINE. Yes, easier said than done, but it isn't the end of the season yet, and I saw some things to be optimistic about.
Ealey in the Wild Dawg or wildcat or whatever you want to call it is about three years behind the cutting edge.Bill also has harsh words for Bacarri Rambo, and I doubt he's the only one. I guess we don't have Willie Martinez and Bryan Evans to kick around anymore, and still don't tackle.
...Stuff of Legend sees some positives, and I think there are more of them from today than it's easy to feel now:
- Defensive scheme was not the issue...we had guys in the backfield all day at the point of attack, and just failed to make the tackle. Very disappointing.
We did have five sacks, and caused a big turnover, and appeared to be in the right place almost all the time. If we could have just made tackles when we got there, again...it may have been a different game.
- Marcus Lattimore is the truth. Maybe not as good as we made him look today, but he is going to be a great one.
- I really don't have a problem with Mike Bobo in general...I question individual play calls at times, but that's going to be the case with every offensive coordinator.
One thing I do have a problem with, however...EVERY TIME we face 2nd and long, we run the ball. EVERY TIME.
...And, finally tonight, Georgia Sports Blog offers perhaps the most complete, but succinct, analysis, short of the car chase scene from The Rock (where our defensive front 7 = innocent bystander cars):
Our offensive line is way overrated. Carolina has a good defensive front, but our running game was nonexistent after the first drive. Without a strong running game, our offense doesn't work. It's that simple. Searels has some work to do. Chapas's injury hurt, but our best second half rush was for five yards. We have to do better. Bacarri Rambo. Ouch, buddy. Flush this whole game and get ready for Petrino's passing schemes.
The season isn't necessarily over with regards to the SEC Championship, but it's now teetering. I expect both SC and Florida to lose at least one conference game. Both have to play Bama and they have to play each other. We can still get to Atlanta. After today's performance, though, it's just too difficult to really conceive of this team playing for a championship.