Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stafford has career day, UGA escapes.

I didn't get to watch the game, but I followed it as best I could on the net.

This is what I know....

Stafford completed 63% of his passes, for 376 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Moreno rushed for 123 yards and 3 touchdowns.

And we barely escaped against unranked Kentucky, 42-38.


I'm not really going to get into much....but I'll say this, Fabris and Martinez are just about done. The Defense has been absolutely falling apart for the past 3 games. LSU and Kentucky should have both been left for dead, but they weren't. Both games were woefully underproductive from the defensive run game. For the rest of the year, the defensive backfield has been bad. Just like against Florida, special teams and turnovers were big problems for UGA today. We had a kick blocked and a kickoff returned 96 yards. We also had a 18 yard punt, the details of which I don't know....but still, awful. So, Kentucky got 14 points off 14 yards of offense. That's not on the defense, but it IS on the special teams. What IS on the defense, is the number of drives where Kentucky just rammed it down the throat of the defense...running...running...running the ball for good gains, firstdowns, and points.

Hire Pollack as the Defensive Ends coach.

Hire Me as the Special Teams coach.

Get some new blood in this coaching staff, or we're going to see more of the same in the future.

We've got Auburn next small task. Yeah, they've been awful...but we certainly have been on defense lately. This team needs a great showing against a struggling Auburn offense.

Seriously. At this point, I don't think there's anything that saves the jobs of Fabris and Martinez. The fanbase has been unhappy with Martinez for a while...and Fabris, he's the guy who left Georgia for another job, then came back....well, it's time UGA leaves him for a better coach, and doesn't bring him back.

Two games away from another 10-win season, and I feel very bad about the direction of this team. For me, it shows something in the mettle of this team that they went out today, played a terrible game on defense, but still got it done. The offense answered the bell. Kentucky's defense was pretty much middle-of-the-pack in the SEC, so it's no surprise that the SEC's offensive leader could best them, but an away game, a week after a huge emotional loss, suffering bad defense play, I'm glad the offense got it done.

Now, if UGA will just play ONE COMPLETE GAME ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL...maybe I'll be optimistic.

Go Dawgs.

1 comment:

CP said...

Without 3 of the best offensive players in the conference, we'd be a 6-5 team. We should not have to score 40+ to win in the SEC. I completely agree that Martinez should be on his way out, but question whether Richt will pull the trigger if we finish at 10-2. There's no question in my mind that we seemed totally unprepared for our two biggest games of the season.