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Demetris Robertson speaks out
So it seems redshirt sophomore wide receiver Demetris Robertson is aware that a number of people are concerned about his touches, or lack there of. Through Georgia’s first two games, Robertson only has one touch. On that play, he scored a 72-yard touchdown, flashing the talent that made him so coveted by Georgia fans.
But he still has yet to register a catch and while Georgia coach Kirby Smart noted that he did play on Saturday against South Carolina, most of that came in the fourth quarter when the game was no longer in doubt.
“He played a ton. It was just situations where he was blocking,” Smart said after the game. “He had a couple times where the route he had a pass was called and the read went the other way. I saw him out there a lot.”
If you really, really want to examine Smart’s comments further, it seems like part of the reason Robertson may not being the field as much compared to some other wide receivers is because of his ability as a blocker
“I will also say this, Mecole’s catch for a run, Tyler Simmons had one hell of a block,” Smart said on Saturday. “And that is the one thing our guys on the perimeter take pride in. They’re physical. You ask these other teams, eight, eighty-seven, two, nine, five, they hit you. It wears you down.”
Robertson’s No. 16 was not mentioned by Smart. It’s probably nothing, but if you’re searching for a very specific reason, that is likely your best guess.
Robertson’s production so far hasn’t matched his hype and fans have wondered whether he would become disenchanted with Georgia after transferring from Cal.
But Robertson took to Twitter on Tuesday night. And after his tweet, Georgia fans shouldn’t be too worried about how the former 5-star wide receiver is doing.
“I love my UGA teammates and coaches,” Robertson tweeted. “We are all family, and we are brothers. You guys have been awesome, I’m glad I’m back home. #GoDawgs”
I love my UGA teammates and coaches. We are all family, and we are brothers. You guys have been awesome, I’m glad I’m back home. #GoDawgs 🙏🏽🐶
— Demetris Robertson (@d_rob4) September 12, 2018
That doesn’t sound like who is unhappy at Georgia or interested in looking to play elsewhere.
Georgia has a very good group of wide receivers. With Robertson not arriving till July he was always going to be playing catch-up to the likes of Hardman, Terry Godwin and Riley Ridley. And so far Smart and company haven’t exactly had to rely on anyone in any game so far.
And again, we’re only two weeks into the season. Last season, Ridley had 8 catches in the first 14 games of the season. He had 6 catches in the national title game and he outperformed his brother Calvin, who was a first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
At some point this season, Robertson is going to have his name called in a big moment. It might be this weekend against Middle Tennessee State. It might come against LSU or Auburn. But it’s probably coming. And he’s going to be ready for it. And when it finally does come, maybe we can stop worrying about whether or not he’s getting any touches.
Kirby Smart shares some touching words on Mike Bobo
You may have missed it while celebrating the big win over South Carolina, but former Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo picked up a win over an SEC oppoent, as his Rams knocked off Arkansas. It had been a trying couple of weeks for Bobo, as he was hospitalized shortly before the season. He returned in time to coach Colorado State’s first two games, but both of those were losses.
On Tuesday night, Smart was asked in his press conference about his friend and if the two had spoken after they both took down SEC foes on Saturday. And what Smart said really is touching.
“I texted him and told him, ‘You better never count a Bobo out.’ I’ve been in many a battles with him – against him and with him,” Smart said. “Lifelong friend, growing up right down the road from him. Seeing what he’s endured and what his family’s endured. Amazing. To go through two losses that he had, and then come back and beat an SEC opponent when at some points in the game, they were 99 percent probable to lose, by the ESPN stats. He comes back and wins. And seeing him with his dad afterwards, and getting to see him hug his son, that’s just really what it’s all about. You don’t ever count him out, I can promise you that. He’s a great football coach and a really good person.”
Bobo will have another chance to take down an SEC foe this coming Saturday, when the Rams visit Florida, who is coming off its first loss to Kentucky since 1986. While he wasn’t always loved by the Georgia fan base in his time as a coach, he would make just about every Bulldog ecstatic if he could knock off Florida on Saturday.
Todd McShay has high praise for the Georgia offense
There are few faces more recognizable in college football than ESPN’s Todd McShay. And while he’s become a big star based on how he projects college standouts to the NFL level, he also knows a good bit about college football.
And one thing that has stood out so far for the ESPN analyst this season is just how good the Georgia offense has been, despite losing three guys who were taken in the first 35 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft.
“I’m not saying this offense wasn’t supposed to be good, but the Dawgs lost Sony Michel, Nick Chubb and standout tackle Isaiah Wynn to the draft, and a road game at South Carolina early on could’ve caused some hiccups,” McShay wrote. “Instead they were efficient and Jake Fromm looked great as they rolled up 30 first downs in what became a blowout win. Fromm was 15-for-18 passing, and D’Andre Swift, Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien impressed on the ground.”
A lot of Georgia fans had high expectations for the offense this season, given all the talent on that side of the ball. But McShay makes a great point in that offenses don’t usually get better when they lose that kind of production and talent. And as many have pointed out, there is still a lot of room to improve as well.
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