A Little Silver Lining

Let me preface this by saying the loss of Ogletree and Rambo sucks.  It sucks big time. 

The only silver lining I can see in this is Todd Grantham.  We should be relieved that this news came down in late March, not late August.  Last season, Todd Grantham was handed a bunch of lemons after the first two games when Christian Robinson and Alec Ogletree went down to injury.  The suspension of Ogletree is not as dangerous, in my opinion, as the suspension of Rambo.  There is tons of depth and talent at linebacker.

But Todd Grantham has 5 months to figure this crap out.  If there was a coach on this staff that I can give the benefit of a doubt to turn lemons into lemonade, then it is Grantham.  If the Bulldogs are sitting 2-0 on September 9, it will be a miracle, Commings can play safety until Rambo returns, and all this angst will seem like water under the bridge.  

This situation is terrible, don’t get me wrong.  But imagine how much worse it would be if it happened later on in the year and there was no Todd Grantham.



5 Responses to “A Little Silver Lining”

  1. 1 AreyoukiddingmeinGA March 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I agree Corbindawg. Todd Grantham will figure this out. I just wish we didn’t have to deal with crap like this. I don’t get how players think that they can get away with stuff. They are checked up on like everyday and pretty much have no personal lives. I get that they are college kids and we all do dumb stuff without thinking but I feel like it is ridiculous how many people don’t make better decisions after seeing someone else screw up first.

  2. 2 Spence March 29, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    The silver lining is that a youngster wll get to play 4 meaningful games as a starter without having to face anyone tougher than Mizzou.

    That is not a bad thing when you’re talking about having 2 new starters at S next year.

  3. 3 dawgfan17 March 30, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I like the big picture perspective that you are putting the situation. Also really hoping that Smith’s suspension ends up being one game. That would give us Swann, Mitchell and Smith at CB and Moore and Williams at safety. The depth behind them will be scary but that at least gives us a very solid nickel package to throw at Missouri. Also for as much as everyone thinks of Missouri as a passing team they actually run way more than they pass. They are probably one of the worst teams on our schedule to be missing DB’s but they are a run first team ranking 9th in the country in rushing attempts.

  4. 4 georgiajeepn March 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

    How do you think this will affect the preseason ranking of Georgia? I think they go from around 5 to around 11 to 15.

  5. 5 GetRealDawg March 30, 2012 at 10:27 am

    It won’t be a miracle that we’re 2-0 even with the suspensions. Geez…
    Come on. The guys behind them are still better than Mizzou and you can’t throw the ball from your back. We’ll be 4-0 with Blake Sailors as a starter. Granted there’s not much wiggle room for more stuff to happen but as is we’re still better than the first 4 teams on our schedule.

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