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Al Groh On Our Defensive Players

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllGT View Post


    Yikes, that was not very awe-inspiring, now, was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    Yikes, that was not very awe-inspiring, now, was it?
    CAG is a really smart guy. I'm sure he's saying the things he's saying for a reason (like to send a message to those guys). If you look at his comments on Attochou, you'd think the guy was clueless out there, but we all know differently. We know from interviews that Jeremiah and CAG have spent a lot of time together watching film this summer, and CAG has been high on Jeremiah in the past, so maybe it's a subtle (or not to subtle) reminder to JA to do some things they've discussed in private because it doesn't take a pro scout to figure out JA is one of our top defenders.

    I like how he's kind of protective of TJ Barnes, and expects a better season from him at the same time. It's no secret that GT fans have wanted more out of TJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    Yikes, that was not very awe-inspiring, now, was it?
    Be still, my heart. Now if only the new special teams guy will hammer his special teams, and the new weight guy will just hammer everything, we are ready for some kind of a season. I don't particularly like cheerleaders -- well, in the coaching sense -- but this is actually kind of morose, and for Johnson's 5th year and Groh's third, vaguely disturbing. As Casey Stengel famously asked, "Can anybody here play this game?"

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    The article made me smile. Some of these responses make me laugh..

    I don't think I'd want to play CAG in poker.
    "We're not here to have a Norman Vincent Peale "Power of Positive Thinking" get together or a Georgia Tech Football Revival Meeting."

    Jim Hart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat Engineer View Post
    The article made me smile. Some of these responses make me laugh..

    I don't think I'd want to play CAG in poker.
    Well, we are going to find out pretty quickly this season, are we not? When good teams are hanging 30 on us with regularity, the only place to go is up. But in a hurry come September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curious View Post
    Well, we are going to find out pretty quickly this season, are we not? When good teams are hanging 30 on us with regularity, the only place to go is up. But in a hurry come September.
    28, 45,27,28,35,42,28,35,37, 31, 31,30. In twelve out of our last 26. Regularity.

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    I actually thought what he said about Barnes and Green was very positive. Groh isn't the type to say someone is going to play well in the fall until they have. He is praising the only thing that had been don. Performance talks and bull**** walks. {Slight adaptation.} I never like someone who blows smoke up an orifice and Groh doesn't do that.

    If Barnes / Green are effective at holding the middle we'll be ok. That is probably why we are going to the 1 gap (3+/4-) defense. {3+ because you usually stunt one of the 4 LBs up to support the NT and DTs. So more than 3 on the line due to the stunt with one coming from the 4.}

    Yuk, you are right about the regularity. That's why the D is what I expect to be the key to the season.

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    I think Groh was just being candid. Don't really think there is much psycobabble related to it. This is what I take away from it. We have a number of guys that are physically gifted. They just ain't got I all down yet in between their ears. At NT a little different. Seems those two, maybe for different reasons have not been ready for prime time physically.

    His statement dontbmake me either overly optimistic or pessimistic. Think I'll have to see how it unfolds when they lace em up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a-son-sir View Post
    I think Groh was just being candid. Don't really think there is much psycobabble related to it. This is what I take away from it. We have a number of guys that are physically gifted. They just ain't got I all down yet in between their ears. At NT a little different. Seems those two, maybe for different reasons have not been ready for prime time physically.

    His statement dontbmake me either overly optimistic or pessimistic. Think I'll have to see how it unfolds when they lace em up.
    I don't think I disagree. But given that Johnson goes into his 5th year with all the players his very own, and Groh enters the third year of his 3-4, and given four abysmal years of defense, I would have hoped for a more optimistic view of our 2012 defense. You know, we can't continue to go into every big game telling the defense that they start the game four TDs down. It just can't happen, and I don't care what the offense is. I love the option, and Johnson has proved over four years he can hang up a lot of points and a lot of yards, but starting 30 points in the hole? We can't win no matter what we do on offense. Please. A little optimism.

 

 

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