Tyler Simmons On Blocking Expectations: "You Definitely Know"

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Tyler Simmons On Blocking Expectations: "You Definitely Know"

Tyler Simmons (87)
Tyler Simmons (87)
Tyler Simmons knows what it takes to get on the field wearing the red and black, and that is blocking. Head coach Kirby Smart mentioned multiple times that if receivers want to get on the bus, they have to block and make plays on special teams.
Simmons made multiple vital blocks Saturday that helped Georgia eventually put points on the board.
“You definitely know. Especially playing in the SEC, with all the short runs that the running backs have, it’s going for six and blocking downfield,” Simmons states. “It’s something you know you have to do. That’s emphasized around being a receiver at UGA. You know you’re going to come in and make the plays when you’ve got to make the plays, whether it’s catching the ball or blocking. It is s emphasized.”
One of the reasons blocking a significant component is because the talent is abundant. Georgia has over 13 receivers that could go out there and catch the ball. Simmons keeps it simple when he explains how coaches make that decision on who travels and who doesn’t.
“It’s going to be a competition every day in the SEC with any position, especially receiver right now, with how many we have and how much depth we have,” Simmons said. “When it comes down to who travels, it’s all about who contributes the most on the team as far as special teams, offense and how you’re doing on and off the field.”
At Georgia, if a receiver wants to get on the field, he better be versatile and not just catch balls.

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Savannah Leigh is a recent graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She is an avid SEC, Dawgs, and college football fan. She also adores her four-year-old black lab, Champ Bailey.