This is a discussion on AJC: is TJ finally the answer to our DL? within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; will jackson says, “T.J., he used to not be much of a threat to rush the passer,” guard Will Jackson ...
will jackson says, “T.J., he used to not be much of a threat to rush the passer,” guard Will Jackson said, “but now he’s getting back there and he’s a lot quicker and a lot more explosive off the ball.”
he's definitely been putting in the time according to ken's new article.
Tech’s T.J. Barnes kicking it into gear | Georgia Tech
As we have talked about, the DL and specifically NT is probably the biggest question this season. If TJ is the answer and he can stay healthy, we'll be ok. Nothing like 3 and outs to keep the defense fresh. Going to the one gap (making us a 3+/4- D) will help too.
After TJ, we have Green who is 60 pounds lighter and a half foot shorter. We may need to be converting one of our OL big boys to NT for next year. Don't have that coveted NT recruit yet!! Or was Commissiong slated to go to NT?
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We've certainly seen how much of an impact he can be when his switch is "on" (Clemson last year). He's got the talent and the physical size to be a plus NT. Now it's a question of want to. He certainly looked better during the spring. Glad he took it upon himself.
Sometimes the best motivation is the pressure of not letting down your peers.
It's great tha TJ has worked and is working so hard. He has tremendous potential. And, having another guy pushing him is also really good for the team. They both can go all out and know that someone can come in to help out and the team will not lose anything.
Get the TO's & success will follow!