Tuesday, July 26, 2011

39 Days: Dustin Royston AND Corey Moore

 Corey Moore
Moore and Royston (far left)...

It's a TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL on the countdown today, as there are only 39 short days left before a possible early Halloween (in relation to our getups for the Chick-Fil-A game). I can only hope that the outcome of that game, despite the possible feel, is a lot different than I usually feel around Halloween in relation to our team.

Today's look at the Georgia roster will highlight two guys who aren't the most heralded cats on the team, though they may well have a gigantic impact on this season. One of these guys play the "whamback" position, which is a fullback type role in goal line sets, and the other is a true freshman safety. I know you're thinking, "How in the world are these two going to make a difference?" All I can say is stay tuned for the "Forecast" version of the post a little further down - it may intrigue you.

And now for the two highlighted players of the day FB, Dustin Royston and freshman CB?!?!? Corey Moore.

But first, a few of the finer points of the #39:
  • Messier object M39, is a magnitude 5.5 open cluster in the constellation Cynus. For all you astronomy buffs out there.
  • The number of mentions of work or labor in the Torah, or the first five books of the Bible. It also happens to be the number of books in the Old Testament.
  • The number of signers of the US Constitution
  • Citizens of Rome were given 39 lashes to use against slaves of their own. "Forty save one" is how these were referred
  • It's a cursed number according to the people in Afghanistan. For what reason, I do not know.
  • Number of scud missiles Iraq launched at Israel during the Gulf War. Maybe this refers to the last random fact... eh, probably not.
  • The duration, in nanoseconds, of the nuclear reaction in the largest nuclear explosion ever performed (Tsar Bomb). Maybe this also is the reason for the cursed number?
First, let's start with Royston. Most of you out there don't even know who this guy is. Just to let you know, he's a 5-11, 242-pound atom bomb of blocking out of Royston (so famous there they named the town after him) and plays "whamback". If you don't know how important this position is, just think back to the Tech game last year. Remember that 4th and goal running into the South endzone- powered by Royston.

Yes, Dustin whammed a Nerd allowing Washaun Ealey to cross the goal line and the Dawgs to land a decisive blow to the Jackets' chances of winning. This illustrates just how big this guys' role is to our offense, as we just can't keep dialing up the fullback trap any longer... ummm, well I guess we could?

Anyway the other #39 on the roster is the true freshman cornerback out of Griffin, Corey Moore. He's a safety, but for some reason has been grouped into the cornerbacks section of the roster for now. At 6'1, 190 that looks like a bit of a stretch to me, but I'm sure that's not officially where he'll stay. He'll be a safety at UGA and, I feel, a pretty darn good one.

Considering the lack of depth we have behind projected starters Bacarri Rambo and (loosely)Shawn Williams, I tend to think that with Corey's talents, he will at the very least see some mop-up time at safety and garner some special teams time. Either way, we have to have someone that can play the position after Rambo and Williams and the only other guy there is CB/S Sanders Commings, who I like a WHOLE lot.


Next up: ALL RED!

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