I love Georgia’s chances to come out of the SEC East, too, with so much drama happening across the division.
If it’s not Tennessee losing one of their best wide receivers to abject stupidity, it’s South Carolina’s Connor Shaw experiencing back troubles—and trust me, if this becomes a chronic issue, it will become a factor of interest in at least one or two of South Carolina’s games this season.
Injuries and suspensions, unfortunately, are the great equalizer amongst teams in the SEC. If you lose an important cog, it changes the whole team’s dynamic and chemistry—despite what they say about their being no “I” in team, there are players who have the ability to make a team better whenever they’re on the field—case in point, that guy this year for Georgia will no doubt be Jarvis Jones.
Of course, the impact a player has on a team can also be a negative distraction and therefore not worth the having of him, in which case it becomes a matter of addition by subtraction as sometimes the talent just ain’t worth the trouble.
2012 has the potential—don’t you just hate that word “potential”—to be something special if every guy knows his part and plays it to the best of his ability. Even with the glaring question marks on the field, it cannot be denied that there is plenty of talent to be had this season—particularly at running back and wide receiver.
If all goes well, Georgia should find themselves in the drivers seat for Atlanta come December and then we’ll just have to see what happens from there.
On another note, though, how many people still see David Greene and think: man, if you could have just beaten the Gators in 2002…or is that just me?