No one blocks. Double teaming doesn't move defensive linemen out. Pulling linemen rarely actually block anyone. Tight ends wiff on blocks. Even wide receivers block poorly. Compare GT's blocking to Clemson's blocking. They were better even against one of the best DLs in college football.
Re: if it is, as you say, then we need to do away with the motto
Sep 20, 2021, 11:54 AM
Just because a team is "bad" does not mean they have a "bad" game against you. GT did have a good game on their end.
I agree with the motto but you are missing it.
The "best" is the team giving their best - the best of their abilities. That is the standard. That has always been Dabo's standard. All In.
""Sometimes people may take that the wrong way. You don't see win national championships up there. That's not our goal. Our goal is to be the best we can be,” Swinney said. “We want to be our best. Whatever God gave you, be the best you can possibly be. That applies in every area whether it's the best coach you can be, the best player, whatever."" ~ Dabo
As much as that game was "off" every single guy gave 110%. They never quit, they did not hang their shoulders.
If that was a Tommy game, phew, you would see them give up.
I don't care how good of a play call you have; if it's blown up before it really gets an oppportunity to work - "it won't work"! All the talk of Elliott shows how little people know about offense! If you don't block it; you could have Joe Brady and that 2019 LSU offense and "it won't work"!
You have to block it. Then on the chance you block it - the QB has to "not air mail it or throw it at the receivers feet or throw the check down that gains 2 yards over a 30 yard gain"! No play caller in the world can just compensate for "no blocking"!