Lack of toughness

Eric

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I really feel that on offense our players are lacking toughness...it shows a lot in blocking and the want to just doesn't seem there.

The biggest worry I have is at the QB position...instead of fighting for a couple of more yards and a first down he decided to get down to avoid a hit and forces a punt.

Hope to see more toughness in the UGA game.
 

BainbridgeJacket

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Bryan Cook needs to get in Vad's ear about the weak *** cutbacks. I know he's playing hurt, but he's got to have confidence in his body to make a cut and work through arm tackles.
 

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It's kind of funny you posted this thread, Eric. I've been considering this issue for the last couple of days after when I've seen from Tech this season. There is a noticeable lack of "toughness" or "fight" or "desire" exhibited by this years team. Whether it not lowering your shoulder for a needed yard or two or failing to go up and fight a DB on a 50/50 ball or being lackadaisical in attacking the DL across from you or halfheartedly cutting the DB on corner it's happening all too often. I don't feel it's a lack of physical toughness, you don't play at this level and not be physically tough, but a lack of mental toughness that allows you to say I'm not going to fail, I will be a difference maker. Can this be coached? I don't know but I don't feel it can. This is a trait that, to me, you either have or you don't. I just don't know but I do know that one play can turn a game and I want players who put their all into the game to make that one play!
 

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I really feel that on offense our players are lacking toughness...it shows a lot in blocking and the want to just doesn't seem there.

The biggest worry I have is at the QB position...instead of fighting for a couple of more yards and a first down he decided to get down to avoid a hit and forces a punt.

Hope to see more toughness in the UGA game.
The will to win is not there as much as I would like. Vad is faster as has a better arm than Nesbitt and he can run the option just as well, Nesbitt was no master of the system. But he was a baller and a winner and tough as they come, some guys just have it in their head that they can't be beat. Call it cocky or over confident or whatever, that's the guys I want on the field.
 

Eric

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The will to win is not there as much as I would like. Vad is faster as has a better arm than Nesbitt and he can run the option just as well, Nesbitt was no master of the system. But he was a baller and a winner and tough as they come, some guys just have it in their head that they can't be beat. Call it cocky or over confident or whatever, that's the guys I want on the field.

I never doubted us getting a third or fourth and short with Nesbitt at the helm.
 

gtg936g

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I think we need a wildcat option on 4th and short. That is a needed wrinkle since Nesbit left. Laskey/Custis Maybe
 
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