DawgNation has four staffers who cover Georgia football from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The “Cover 4” concept is: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support the opinion. 4) Pepper the page with photos for the big picture. For this edition, we discuss the remedies required for Georgia to fix its flaws and still win the SEC East.
DawgNation continues with the “Cover 4” concept. The focus is always a timely “Cover 4” look with each of our guys manning the secondary on a pertinent topic.
The quick in-and-out game remains. These takes are designed to come out quicker than former Bulldog Nick Chubb scored his third touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens this year.
The latest “Cover 4” question is:
How does Georgia football recover to still win the SEC East?
Brandon Adams: Be more creative on second down
The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “This was a topic on DawgNation Daily leading into the South Carolina game. The Bulldogs had been among the most likely teams in the country to run when facing second and long. That trend continued vs. the Gamecocks. If UGA wants to be more dynamic and explosive, second down is where it needs to happen.”
Mike Griffith: Perimeter receivers
The “why” from “On the Beat” here: “Teams will continue to load the box and cheat safeties up until Georgia receivers beat press coverage and make them pay. Once perimeter threats are established, UGA can stretch the field. Right now you see them doing it horizontally, but that’s not as effective.“
Connor Riley: Find its best five OLs and just play those guys
The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: “Georgia’s offensive line has a lot of talent. Perhaps too much, as Kirby Smart continues to rotate in players throughout the game. This is what he did at quarterback last year with Jake Fromm and Justin Fields and that helped no one. Smart needs to find his five best guys and stick with them.“
Jeff Sentell: Don’t go -4 in turnover margin.
The Intel here: “It might seem simplistic. Or even an outright lay-up answer to a complex question. But there’s no reason (OL injuries, Press beaters at WR, Whizbang new plays) which makes more sense than avoiding a 4-0 margin in the turnover battle. That’s the way to avoid another South Carolina. Do that, rely on the run game and take the shot downfield when it is there. It is not “Do more” of this or “Do less” of that. It is “Do better” at Georgia football. That’s the way this program was built to win.”
Recent “Cover 4” topics of note:
- The South Carolina Gamecocks to watch out for
- Which Tennessee Vols can hurt Georgia?
- Debating the nation’s top 4 teams…for now and down the road
- Which SEC East rival poses the biggest threat?
- What is the toughest game left on the schedule?
- What is the biggest edge that Georgia will have on Notre Dame?
- Who has already opened our eyes after just two games?
- What is your take on the legendary Vince Dooley?
- The most improved Bulldog since last season is ….
- What kind of numbers will D’Andre Swift put up in 2019?
- Jake Fromm’s best quality? The Cover 4 crew chops that one up