Georgia is averaging 43.2 PPG, but the Bulldogs are not firing on all cylinders just yet.
Getting off to a fast start on offense is an issue that Smart is specifically concerned about.
‘’I think executing,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “When you think about it, I really think that in several games, we’ve started well. Some games we haven’t. Like I’ve told you, the hardest time to run the ball and move the ball is early in the game because the defense is usually ahead of the offense a little bit, from the speed of the game. You go back and look last week; we ran the ball really well early. The first two or three runs were eight, nine yards. But you don’t feel good until you get points on those opening drives. And I think that’s what you call starting fast.
The defense has had a faster start then the offense in some games.
“Crazy enough, we’ve had two touchdowns on defense before offense,” Smart said. “I know our offensive players are really honed in on getting an opportunity to get some rhythm going and make some plays because we have the capability of being explosive. But it usually comes when we have less mental errors. So it’s not about what the other team does. It’s about what we do.’’
With a total of nine five stars contributing to the offense, it’s hard to imagine the Bulldogs struggling to move the ball against anyone.
The positive is that Georgia is 5-0, hasn’t played its A game yet, and is still cruising along. Once the light comes on for this offense, it will be virtually impossible to stop.
Against Vanderbilt, the offense will have another opportunity to show its offensive progression and firepower.
Georgia’s offense better get all of its kinks out now because the No.5 ranked Bayou Bengals stingy defense will show us just how good this Georgia offense actually is next weekend.