Thursday, October 7, 2010

FIRE....... IT UP!

If I'm being honest, the only thing I could think of after Saturday is, "This guy (CMR) needs to pack his (bleep) up and get out of here. His style is antiquated, his players have no respect for him, and he looks like he doesn't care any more. He's out of touch and the game has passed him by." Some of his recent comments (The "Arena" comment debacle around Willie's departure, among others) come off to some as smarmy and his "coachspeak" pandering to the media have rubbed people the wrong way. All of this AND the team can't win a game to save their lives. It's understandable that people are at the end of their rope and are killing him and every other person associated with the program. While the jury is still out on whether or not Richt has the fortitude to do what's necessary to right the ship, he's sure trying.

As sour as my stomach has been over the past few weeks, I have to give him credit for how he has handled things post-Colorado. In case you missed the Bulldog Hotline, Paul Westerdawg has a great rundown of how he felt about what Richt said. I haven't heard Richt sound like that in a long time either. I genuinely felt like he has been humbled by the things that are happening and is doing all he can to salvage what is left of the season. It wasn't his usual "Yeah, well we're just gonna keep working" mentality that really only serves to burn me up.

For two days this week, the team has gone full contact and 1's vs. 1's. Monday and Tuesday, and according to Kelin Johnson's twitter, they are doing it again today. This may not mean much to the casual observer, but this is something the Dawgs don't do, for whatever reason. From all accounts these practices have been extremely spirited and jazzed up our guys a little. They certainly need it.

Why this hasn't been done before now is a mystery. Perhaps it's too little, too late. I guess that we have to play the games to find out. I'm sure some of you that read this have already made up your mind. I'm still holding out hope that CMR can change the direction that we're heading in. It looks inevitable now that we won't be able to stop taking on water, if that's what you're expecting. Richt is trying to do the right things to stop it, but he can't do it by himself. If you've heard of a self-fulfilling prophecy, that's precisely what this will be if the Dawg Nation doesn't get to Sanford Saturday and cheer on the Dawgs.

I'll be there and I hope to see you too.


1 comment:

  1. I don't know what to think ab the full-pads practice. Clearly is a desperate move to try anything & everything to get a different result. You have to respect that for sure.

    On the other hand, there's a reason nobody practices in pads like this in-season, not even the pros.

    Hope it works though! GO Dawgs!!