Social media critical of Georgia offense as players take to Twitter to preach patience
Georgia picked up a 21-0 win over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday night. But it was far from a ho-hum game, as the Georgia offense had plenty of people talking after the game.
And very little of it was positive. Despite playing in a constant downpour many were upset with the offensive performance that saw Georgia attempt just 12 passes. Jake Fromm statistically had his worse performance as Georgia’s quarterback, as he threw for just 35 yards and no touchdowns.
Following a game against South Carolina where Georgia turned the ball over four times, many were fed up with the offense once again. And the scorn wasn’t directed at just one entity. Playcalling, James Coley, the wide receivers and Kirby Smart all received heavy criticism for the offensive output.
In the stadium, fans booed the Georgia offense. The reaction on social media was not much different.
Georgia has national championship talent with a JV offensive game plan.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 19, 2019
Kirby Smart should’ve used his smarts kept Eason or Justin cause obviously they both better than Fromm I just don’t get how u can watch players at practice and not see that
— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) October 19, 2019
Me after watching UGA offense run down the middle for the 300000th time pic.twitter.com/4lkLmo7Yq4
— Tori (@RiaBlaze) October 20, 2019
Live look at UGA’s offense during the first half. pic.twitter.com/rVEHiJNBUU
— Adam Mims (@amims33) October 19, 2019
James Coley and Kirby Smart looked at a week’s worth of film, articles and analytics that showed the obvious issues with their offense and have a giant middle finger to all of it. This is bordering on gross negligence.
— Graham Coffey (@ProfessorSEC) October 19, 2019
— Ansley Weeks (@ansley_w01) October 19, 2019
Georgia & Kirby Smart are slowly becoming old #LSU/Les Miles…
Finding ways to play close games with much less talented teams and lose to much less talented programs…
Georgia’s Offense looks outdated at times….
Justin Fields didn’t fit because Georgia wouldn’t fit to him.
— Josh Lemoine (@LsuFBallTruth) October 19, 2019
Mark Richt has lost control of the UGA Offense. pic.twitter.com/D3dNmCwMeK
— John Powell (@PowellJohnT) October 20, 2019
Kirby Smart and Mark Stoops right now pic.twitter.com/qsagEUJWTt
— Ryan (@ryanmcc09) October 19, 2019
I will say the rain and wind was bound to get someone tonight, and it got Kentucky. That said, the offense did wake up in the second half regardless of not having to go far to score the first 2. That drive right there was an old-fashioned UGA knock you out drive. #GoDawgs #BeatUK
— UGA Supporters (@Support_UGA) October 20, 2019
The lone bright spot for the offense was D’Andre Swift. He finished the game with a season-high 179 rushing yards and scored twice for the Bulldogs.
Swift is now leading the SEC in rushing, as he’s got 752 rushing yards. Among running backs with at least 100 carries, Swift ranks third nationally in yards per attempt, as Swift is averaging 6.84 yards per carry. In his last two games against Kentucky, Swift has rushed for 335 yards and four touchdowns.
D’Andre Swift @DAndreSwift !!!!
— Hiro Katsuki (@KatsukiFB) October 20, 2019
No one in America will be more happy to see D'Andre Swift in the NFL than Mark Stoops. That dude was the biggest reason for UGA's two wins over UK the last two seasons. Turned two close games into blowouts in the blink of an eye.
— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettKSR) October 20, 2019
If Swift ain’t the best Damn Good Dawg we got on the team.
Dude literally runs hard every damn play, carries the offense, and plays his ❤️ out for the “G”
— Evil Glenn Schumann (@EvilMelTucker) October 20, 2019
Deandre Swift carrying the UGA offense by himself. pic.twitter.com/1ZlB5b6GW5
— Fire Dan Quinn Stan Acct. (@KognacWithaK) October 20, 2019
DeAndre swifts back must hurt really bad from carrying georgia so much😂😂
— RJ Belflower5️⃣7️⃣ (@RjBelflower) October 20, 2019
“He’s a heart and soul leader. He’s inspirational,” Smart said. “The runs kind of get the fans involved. Swift gets the team involved by all the things he does and says. He cares. This team has a lot of character, a lot of grit and I love the way they play.”
As good as Swift was, the Georgia defense also earned solid praise after shutting out the Wildcats. The Georgia defense has given up just 3 points in the second half of all four SEC games this year and has given up just a single second-half touchdown against Power Five opponents.
Kentucky did not complete a pass until there was left then five minutes to play in the game. Georgia also forced a key turnover to set-up the offense’s second scoring drive of the game.
Post game conclusion:
-Defense is ELITE
-D’Andre Swift is THAT DUDE
End of conclusion #GoDawgs
— UGA Spike Squad (@UGASPIKESQUAD) October 20, 2019
Regardless of how the rest of the season goes we should recognize that this is an all time UGA defense. Also keep giving it #7. He is good at football
— FreePulpwood (@FreePulpwood) October 20, 2019
Georgia's Defense- SEC Rank
PPG: 10.6- 1st
Total YPG: 266- 1st
Rushing YPG: 85- 1st
Passing YPG: 181- 2nd
3rd Down Conversion: 30%- 2nd
4th Down Conversion: 27%- 2nd
Red Zone Conversion: 58%- 2nd
Touchdown Conversion: 25%- 1st
Sacks: 16- 9th
TFL: 39- 10th
— Dawgsontop (@dawgsontop2017) October 20, 2019
UGA’s defense is elite
— parker (@Parkerr404) October 20, 2019
If you booed yesterday, shame on you. Hopefully you saw what the players said about it. Totally embarrassing.
I'm moving on from it and the 21-0 shutout win over UK.
— NATEDAWG🏈 (@NateDawgUga) October 20, 2019
“They’re resilient and physically tough. It was a ground-and-pound game and we knew it would be that way. Look, their offensive staff did a great job to take a kid who’s not really a quarterback and try to make him into a quarterback. At the end of the day you have to defend him differently, so it created a lot of issues for us,” Smart said. “They did a good job of managing their quarterback because it’s tough on our guys and tough on theirs. Our guys continued to rise up in the red area, which has been big.”
A number of players took to Twitter after the game and shared some of their thoughts on the game. One of the main takeaways from the offensive players was to stay, likely asking for patience after a tough performance against the Wildcats.
Stay over there…
— SWIFT7️⃣ (@DAndreSwift) October 20, 2019
Stay … 🖤💃🏼
— Isaiah Wilson ⚡️ (@_LayZay_) October 20, 2019
Stay right there.
— Cade Mays (@cade_mays) October 20, 2019
Keep chopping ….
— JR Reed (@Jr_Reed1) October 20, 2019
I love this team with all my heart🎪🖤
— Isaiah Wilson ⚡️ (@_LayZay_) October 20, 2019
— The Freak 7️⃣⚡️™️ (@dreamchaserTy10) October 20, 2019
— Malik Herring (@HerringMalik) October 20, 2019
Georgia has the next week off, as the Bulldogs will have an extra week to prepare for the No. 7 Florida Gators.
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