Monday, July 25, 2011

Georgia could be better because they could've been better

Make no mistake, I'm not going to sit here and tell you the Dawgs "could" have been 10-3 last year. They won some close games and lost some close games, and that's often what makes the difference in having a good season and a lousy one.

What I will point to is that Georgia rarely seemed outmatched in any game last season. Granted, Auburn did end up running away against the Dawgs, but you've got to keep in mind they got an easy score late when Georgia was forced to go for it on 4th down.

I will also acknowledge that there were some games that Georgia should not even have to worry about coming down to the wire, such as Colorado or Central Florida. The Bulldogs should really just be flat-out better.

So, what's the point (as if I have ever one)?

The point is that the Dawgs really never just came out looking completely clueless.

Believe me, Georgia should not be at a point where fans are hanging their hats on such a statement, but 2010 is in the past. Everybody, from the most pessimistic doomsday nay-sayers to the most upbeat, kool-aid drinkin' superfans can rationalize why the Bulldogs will be good, bad, or anywhere in between. Ultimately, it doesn't matter what people think. Otherwise, we wouldn't even bother to have a season.

Having said all that, there is at least a baseline that the team is not so completely discombobulated and confused that entire football methodologies and ideologies have to be scrapped. This hasn't turned into a reclamation project. Georgia is still at a point where some tweaks, toggles, and improvements can still put the Dawgs back atop the SEC East.

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