Sunday, October 16, 2011
Post game thoughts
Yeah, we could complain if we wanted to. Lord knows everyone else will. Our offense missed chances and made plenty of mistakes. Our offense failed to ice a game when we just needed another first down, again. Our defense made plenty of mistakes and kept getting gashed on the ground. Blair Walsh still has the shanks, and what the hell was that with Franklin and Grantham at the end? We have a lot of extracurriculars out that, and that's a recipe for multiple personal fouls if not an ejection of two against Florida. And the special teams. Oh the special teams issues.
But for all the complaints, it's still a road win in the SEC. Vanderbilt has struggled the past two weeks, but have talent. And they also have a ton of Georgia kids who were bound to want a little bragging rights and fight hard. Meanwhile, here we were on a back to back road trip, against a struggling, inferior opponent. It's a classic trap game, and we survived. Our defense made enough plays to get the win. Our offense made enough plays to get the win, and we did it without our best outside threat in Mitchell and our best playmaker playing minimal minutes. Letting Crowell get a reduced pounding should make him that much fresher for the Cocktail Party. With Ogletree back, that adds one more playmaker on defense to a unit that's not Bama and not LSU and was bound to have a bad game. So we burned that bad game against a team where we still clawed our way to a win.
Yeah, there's things to complain about. But all in all, we got a win and survived. And we did so with few bumps and bruises, and the ability to get healthier with Crowell, Mitchell, and Ogletree. So when we get to Jacksonville in two weeks, we should be healthier, more focused, and ready for a brawl. Last night, we were none of those things, and we still won. And we still control our own destiny for a trip to Atlanta.
Survive and advance my friends, survive and advance. Now let's get ready to Party.