Will Offense Help the Defense in Early 2014?

One of the more idiotic complaints about Mike Bobo was the offense scored too fast, not allowing the defense to properly rest. Many of the these complaints were quieted down last season when it was apparent that Coach Grantham was the one who needed the pitchforks and torches directed his way. I think-finally-people started giving Bobo the respect he deserves.

I never subscribed to that complaint. I mean, the offense the last couple of years has been dynamic. Our guys had the talent to score from any part of the field, on any given play. Think of how many times that Gurley, Marshall, Mitchell, Scott-Wesley turn a simple play into 6. Do you really want Bobo to tell his guys to fall down and not score when you have an open field? This ain’t a video game.

Perhaps if our defense could stop someone on third down, then they could get off the field.

However, I had a thought the other night. Our receiving corps doesn’t have that deep threat right now. Mitchell and JSW’s health is a question. Conley and Bennett have great hands but aren’t speed demons. There are other potential threats, but they are unproven.

The tailbacks are a strength this year. You have obviously have Gurley. Marshall seems to be back to 100%. Michael and Chubb seem to be legit. And Brendan Douglas showed last year is a capable back especially late in games with a fresh set of legs.

I know that Mason has said he likes to run up-tempo. Bobo and Georgia have moved to a more no huddle offense in recent seasons.

But with the deep threats sidelined, a new QB who isn’t as good as Murray, and the obvious strength at tailback-could Georgia go more to a ground based, eat the clock offensive attack this year? This will certainly help the young defense.

It will be interesting to see how it all comes together.


2 Responses to “Will Offense Help the Defense in Early 2014?”

  1. 1 BlueDog August 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Auburn proved in 2010 and in 2013 that time of possession doesn’t matter as long as you score 40 a game on the average like they did both years.

  2. 2 BlueDog August 20, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Alabama has done great on time of poss the way they run the ball, but also averaged 38 pts a game on offense, probably the ideal.

    As long as we can average 38 a game on off, I agree, I’d go with the Bama plan over the Auburn plan this year.

    But if the points drop below 38 a game, have to forget time of poss and start scoring.

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