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  1. So if we wait to offer Alford in the spring will he be eligible to play with us this year?
  2. Green headed to Pro Bowl Often during the season, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has called A.J. Green the best first-round pick he has been around. On Tuesday night, he joined more elite company. The rookie wide receiver is headed to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii and became the first Bengal to be voted in since 2007. Even more important, he is the first rookie receiver voted in since Arizona’s Anquan Boldin in 2003 and the first Bengals rookie at any position since WR Cris Collinsworth in 1981. “It is amazing and a big honor being a rookie getting in,” Green said. “When Coach Lewis called me earlier today and told me I made it it was just an unbelievable feeling. It’s just unbelievable. It’s a credit to everyone on the team, Andy (Dalton) and Jay (Gruden).” Going into Sunday’s game against Baltimore, Green, who was the fourth overall pick in last April’s draft, leads NFL rookies in receptions (63) and yards (1,031). He also leads the league in catches of 35 yards or more with 11 and is tied with Baltimore’s Torrey Smith for rookie receiving touchdowns with seven. In last week’s win over Arizona, Green broke Collinsworth’s rookie team record for yards in a season and needs three catches to break the receptions mark. Collinsworth had 65 receptions for 1,009 yards in ’81. “I really didn’t really set any individual goals at the beginning of the season. The first goal was to help the team win and get things back on track,” Green said. Joining Green in Hawaii at receiver will be Pittsburgh’s Mike Wallace and New England’s Wes Welker, who will be the starters, and Miami’s Brandon Marshall. When asked what he has tried to improve on during the season, Green said he has worked on refining his routes and learning different release points. “You’re doing everything fast, it was a matter of slowing things down and being able to break it down and critique it,” Green said. Receivers coach James Urban was equally as thrilled the Green got selected. When he called to congratulate Green, the first thing that Green asked Urban was how the game plan with Baltimore was going. “I expected him to play well and I expected him to help us win games. I didn’t have any expectations in terms of numbers or receptions,” Urban said. “It’s nice to see him rewarded. He does put the team first and he is a team first guy and that can be a good thing. That can be contagious.” Green is one of 13 first-time AFC Pro Bowlers and one of two rookies with Denver linebacker Von Miller being the other. Another one of the first timers is Houston cornerback and former Bengal Johnathan Joseph. There is a very good chance Green’s quarterback could end up joining him. Andy Dalton is one of three Bengals who are first alternates along with defensive tackle Geno Atkins and kicker Mike Nugent. At quarterback, everyone expected Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger to get picked but the surprise is San Diego’s Philip Rivers. NFL Network’s Michael Irvin said Dalton deserved to get in over Rivers. Said Green of Dalton: “He should have made it fair and square. Hopefully he will be there.” At defensive tackle, Atkins leads interior linemen in sacks with eight but had a difficult time vaulting over Baltimore’s Haloti Ngata, Oakland’s Richard Seymour and New England’s Vince Wilfork. Nugent went into last week as the league leader in field goal accuracy but was 3 of 5 against Arizona. However, Pro Bowl ballots were due by last Thursday so that did not affect him. Nugent, who is 30 of 34 on the year in field goals, was beat out by perennial Oakland Pro Bowler Sebastian Janikowski. Other Bengals alternates are offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth (second), tight end Jermaine Gresham (third) and halfback Cedric Benson and defensive tackle Domata Peko (both fifth). Alternates end up going to the game when replacements are needed due to injuries, other reasons or to replace those who are on this season’s Super Bowl teams. Besides Collinsworth, other Bengals rookies in the Pro Bowl have been WR Isaac Curtis (1973) and CB Lemar Parrish (1970). Additionally, four Bengals rookies were in the American Football League All-Star Game — LB Bill Bergey (1969) and C Bob Johnson, RB Paul Robinson and TE Bob Trumpy in 1968. The game will be played on Sunday, Jan. 29 and televised nationally on NBC beginning at 7 p.m. Pro Bowl spots are determined based on voting by players, coaches and fans, with each group’s vote having equal weight.
  3. coolcell Member Rating: 2.8/5 this site 511 posts this site Posted: Today 11:20 PM The Crowell Rumors are somewhere in the Middle (2 votes) OK, I talked to a staff member today. First I will say, Crowell will start vs LSU. The whole thing started in the weight room. He was being Lazy & not working out. J.Jones ,Figgins & the Team Leaders got in his Face. And from what I understand, he got the Wake-up call. I will say this also, their are some other Dream-Team members that are having "issues" also. But he will start on Sat....
  4. Bogotay preparing as if he will play Senior placekicker Brandon Bogotay did not always want to play football. In fact, he didn’t even play the sport in high school. However, after seeing a friend’s success in the sport he decided to give it a try. “My buddy played at Washington,” Bogotay said. “He was the kicker over there and he kind of turned me onto it.” Bogotay would take that inspiration and run with it, playing at the junior college level before earning a scholarship to play at Georgia. With uncertainty at the position this season due to Blair Walsh’s erratic play, Bogotay was given the opportunity to switch off on kicking duties last week against New Mexico State. Both Bogotay and Walsh switched between kicking extra point attempts and handling kickoff duties, and would have also switched off on field goal attempts if the opportunity had presented itself, according to head coach Mark Richt. Bogotay said though that the juggling of duties between him and Walsh didn’t effect his preparation or his mindset. “I try to prepare every week like I can be that guy,” Bogotay said. “I have confidence in my abilities and I know that I can get out there and do it and I have confidence in Blair’s abilities too. Whoever they call upon, we can get the job done.” The senior has one field goal attempt in his career, a missed 35-yarder against Idaho St. last season, but may be given more shots in the next few games, according to Coach Richt. Glad to see Walsh's starting job isn't locked up and he has to compete to hold on to his spot. Hope this will get him on track.
  5. I feel we can't just lay all the blame on Crowell. CT and BM need to get there **** together as well.
  6. Response to criticism of people feeling like Georgia put the discipline off until after the Florida game? "My response is that we've always had the utmost integrity in everything we do. We have policies in place in our Athletic Association that we follow to the T. That's the case here. It's been the case since I've been here at Georgia. So we all know we do our business the way it should be done, and we do it with integrity. "People who make comments who don't know probably shouldn't, quite frankly, because they don't know. I'd be able to prove 100 percent that they're wrong, but I'm not going to spend the time doing that. "But the bottom-line is we have rules and we follow them to the T with the utmost integrity in how we go about our business. That's how we've tried to build this program since the day I got here, and we're not going to change for any reason."
  7. Also hearing Samuel is in a boot
  8. Seeing post that Dallas Lee broke his right leg, done for the season
  9. JeffSchultzAJC From Chip Towers: Expect suspensions for UGA's Kwame Geathers, Vandy's Logan Stewart. http://t.co/SXPS58n2
  10. Can't blame Qwame for his reaction http://blogs.ajc.com/uga-sports-blog/2011/10/18/video-shows-play-that-may-result-in-suspensions-for-ugas-geathers-vandy-player/?cxntfid=blogs_uga_sports_blog
  11. Two Bulldogs Added To Maxwell, Bednarik Award Watch Lists Oct. 11, 2011 ATHENS, Ga. --- A pair of Georgia football players have been added to national award watch lists following their performances through the first six games. Junior safety Bacarri Rambo is one of 11 additions to the Bednarik Award Watch List as freshman running back Isaiah Crowell is one of nine players now included on the Maxwell Award Watch List. Semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced October 31st and the three finalists for each award will be unveiled November 21st. The winners of the 2011 Maxwell and Bednarik Awards will be announced as part of the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show held on December 8th. All members of the Maxwell Football Club, NCAA sports information directors, head coaches and selected national media are eligible to vote for the awards. 
 Crowell is the only player from the Southeastern Conference to be added to the Maxwell list while Rambo joins a trio of South Carolina Gamecocks on the revised Bednarik list. Quarterback Aaron Murray was on the initial Maxwell Award Watch List and Rambo now joins cornerback Brandon Boykin on the Bednarik Award Watch List. Rambo, a 6-0, 218-pound native of Donalsonville, Ga., is tied for second in the nation with four interceptions through the five games he has played. He also joins teammate Sanders Commings with the fourth-most tackles on the team (24) and has four pass break-ups and a sack as well. Rambo has been one of the anchors on a defense that is tied for third in the SEC in scoring defense (19.2/g) and third in total defense (260.3/g), pass defense (174.7/g) and rush defense (85.7/g). The Bulldogs have allowed just two touchdowns over the last 16 quarters. Crowell, a 5-11, 215-pound native of Columbus, Ga., is fourth in the league averaging 95.5 yards a game, which makes him the No. 5 freshman on the NCAA list. Named the SEC Freshman of the Week three times already, Crowell added another two rushing touchdowns during the 20-12 win at Tennessee. Thanks in part to Crowell's contributions, the Bulldog offense is averaging 32.2 points a game while recording 405.8 yards per contest. Crowell is leading the team with four rushing touchdowns and 573 yards on 118 attempts and has also added one receiving score. The Maxwell Award has been given to America's outstanding collegiate football player since 1937 and is named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. Both Georgia's Charley Trippi (1946) and Herschel Walker (1982) won the Maxwell Award. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. David Pollack is the only Bulldog to win the Bednarik Award after earning the honor in 2004. The Bulldogs travel to Nashville, Tenn., to face Vanderbilt on Saturday at 7 p.m. FOX Sports South will televise the game.
  12. I want to see what they are saying after we freight train them. I watched the VT/BSU game from last year and VT gave that game away in the first half and still almost won it. I firmly stand by what I said 2 weeks ago " If we take care of the ball, and play solid defense we win this game easily"! Not to mention they lost their top 3 receiving targets, who were both top 25 receivers in the nation last year.
  13. ATHENS — Isaiah Crowell says he isn't concerned about his strained groin or his jersey number. Georgia's freshman tailback is just letting time take care of both issues. Crowell, a high profile recruit, woke up Friday with a sore groin and missed his first practice since the Bulldogs began summer drills last week. Coach Mark Richt said the injury isn't considered serious and added that Crowell should return to practice soon. Crowell believes fans shouldn't worry that he might not be on the field in his No. 1 jersey when the Bulldogs face Boise State in the Sept. 3 season opener at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. "There's no need for them to panic because it's not really all that serious," Crowell said. "I was just feeling it. It was just weak or whatever." Crowell and Branden Smith both began summer practice with the No. 1 jersey, but Smith indicated he will change numbers soon. Even though he's a starting cornerback and punt returner, Smith says he doesn't mind. Beginning his junior year, Smith is more concerned with keeping up a high tempo in practice and strengthening his role as a vocal leader on and off the field. "It's not my number at all," Smith said. "It's Georgia's number. A number doesn't make anybody. The person makes the number. I'm very happy that Isaiah got number 1. We talked about it. I play defense. He plays offense." Smith does play offense occasionally, so he and Crowell wouldn't be able to be on the field at the same time in a game, but jersey numbers aren't high on Richt's current agenda while Smith continues to impress. According to Richt last week, Smith "stole the show" with five interceptions. "You could see a difference in the spring," Richt said, "but now he's locked in, focused, competing, leading, hustling and making sure everybody else is hustling." It seems that Smith's leadership has spurred other upperclassmen to amp up their willingness to be leaders. "I heard more positive encouragement from teammates to teammates on hustling, finishing, competing, winning the drill," Richt said. "It was probably more today than I can remember all of last year put together, so I was very encouraged by that." Regarding Smith's jersey switch, Richt stopped short of saying that he promised Crowell the No. 1 jersey while Georgia was recruiting the five-star signee from Columbus, Ga. "These kids love their numbers," Richt said. "They wear them all through high school and they want to wear them in college if they can. I don't blame them. I think they get necklaces with their number on it and their mama loves it. It's just kind of part of the deal, so you try to do your best to accommodate those guys." Crowell says he doesn't care. He wore No. 1 while rushing for over 3,600 yards and scoring 58 touchdowns in his last three years at Carver High School. At Carver practice, he wore No. 2. "I wouldn't mind giving up the number," Crowell said. "It won't matter. Crowell, who was speaking to reporters for the first time since summer practice began last week, is still adjusting to college life. He credits linebacker Jarvis Jones, a junior who went to Carver, fullback Bruce Figgins, a senior from Shaw High in Columbus, and Georgia tailback Richard Samuel with providing help. Samuel and Carlton Thomas are both ahead of Crowell on the depth chart, but the freshman will likely become the starter after his groin heals and he gets a better understanding of the playbook. Crowell is still trying to learn his different roles in pass protection, but he met during the summer Georgia legend Herschel Walker, who offered encouragement, and learned a hard lesson when Caleb King, a rising senior tailback, was kicked off the team. "My coaches tell me I'm not the savior. Just come out here and work hard and help my team," Crowell said. Regardless of his jersey number.
  14. Ray Drew Injured http://uga.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1251968
  15. Wednesday Scrimmage Stats Isaiah Crowell By Fletcher Page Dawg Post Posted Aug 10, 2011 | More ATHENS - Stats from Georgia's first scrimmage of fall camp Wednesday. Rushing Isaiah Crowell: 13 carries, 84 yards, 1 TD, Long of 15 yards, Richard Samuel: 11 carries, 82 yards, Long of 33 yards, One Fumble Ken Malcome: 12 carries, 19 yards, Long of 8 Carlton Thomas: eight carries, 21 yards, Long of 6 Passing Aaron Murray: 9-of-15, 100 yards, No TDs, No INTs, Long of 35 yards Hutson Mason: 5-of-19, 59 yards, 1 TD Christian Lemay: 2-for-4, 17 yards Receiving Aron White: 3 catches, 47 yards, Long of 32 Richard Samuel: 3 catches, 32 yards, Long of 14 Marlon Brown: 2 catches, 46 yards, Long of 35 Jay Rome: 2 catches, 22 yards, Long of 12 Taylor Bradberry: one catch, 20 yards, TD Defense Alec Ogletree: Four total tackles, one pass breakup Mike Gilliard: Seven total tackles Amarlo Herrera: Seven total tackles, Fumble recovered for a 65-yard TD. Jarvis Jones: Six total tackles, three sacks Abry Jones: Five total tackles, one sack, one pass breakup Ramik Wilson: two sacks, one TFL Christian Robinson: two TFL, one sack Reubon Faloughi: two sacks Corey Moore: two pass breakups Devin Bowman: INT on 2-point play Kicking Blair Walsh: 7-of-8, Long of 58