Georgia’s offense gave the media a look into their game plan on Wednesday. The Bulldogs kept it simple, yet maintained the high intensity that we have seen in their practices. Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney demanded perfection from his offense, and they gave it to him.
Receivers Push for Perfection
The Bulldog’s receivers had one dropped pass, that I saw in three days. Usually I notice players dropping a ball here and there, but this week was different. It didn’t matter if a pass was high, low, or perfect the wideouts caught the ball. Coley seemed quiet during the media period today, and didn’t give out any zingers. He looked on and directed the receivers, but gave no major critique.
Matt Landers wore number 89 during practice today and seems to wear a different number every time we see him. Smart says he’s “a force to be reckoned with.” He mentions Landers does a great job on the scout team giving the corners a test, emulating the weekly opponent’s primary receiver. Landers caught everything thrown to him today and he seems bigger since fall camp. Landers looks to have put on some weight and doesn’t look as skinny.
Chaney demands Lookies
Chaney had the quarterbacks work on deep throws, then moved onto a drill with quick curl routes. He yelled, “only with the lookies!” I wasn’t sure what a ‘lookie’ was so I attempted to Google it. According to Syed Schemes, a “lookie” is where the backside slot receiver quickly vacates the space left by the linebacker. Its a part of a stick concept. If you click on lookie, it will direct you where I found my information. I liked what the two quarterbacks did after he said it. They made quick crisp throws to the recievers that ran in tight curl routes.
Position Groups look to Perfect Fundamentals
The rest of the offense worked on fundamental drills. Dell McGee had the running backs work with the chute. He had them explode from under the chute and through the bags and hurdle something at the end of the drill. The drill seemed to work on reactions and ball protection. Georgia’s tight ends worked hard on blocks and some routes.
Sam Pittman seems to like the chute as he worked his offensive line with it again. However, this time instead of using two hands to block after exploding out of their stance, the o-line used one hand. The player would jump up and push the defender back with one hand. Players then moved to standard blocking drills.
Bits and Pieces:
Georgia’s offense kept the same mentality from Tuesday to Wednesday, by not changing much. Everyone seems healthy and practicing at 100 percent. Tyler Simmons did get his ankle looked at during the first period, but it seemed to be just an adjustment of a wrap. He ran back to join the wideouts and ran through the drills without any sign of injury.
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