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UGA’s Jones Lands SEC, National Honors

For those who missed it, Georgia’s Jarvis Jones showed Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson what “old man” football was all about during the Dawgs’ 41-20 win in Columbia on Saturday.  The outside linebacker recorded — get this — two sacks, five quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, an interception and nine tackles.

It was an amazing performance from one of the SEC’s true standouts.  If ever someone deserved the description “one-man wrecking crew,” it was Jones on Saturday.  And his actions have earned him the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Week award as well as the Walter Camp National Player of the Week honor.

Jones also wowed Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel with his explosive effort:

 

“He is a great player.  Going in, you try to contain the guy but he was all over the field and he is just a great player…

We saw him like that against everybody (on tape).  You try to adjust calls you make, you try to get yourself into a position to get rid of the football or run the football or do different things.  But give him credit.  He is a great football player.”

 

Indeed he is.  And he didn’t even have to trash talk about Missouri to the media in order to gain attention.  Perhaps Missouri’s Richardson should take note of that before he decides to pop off again.

 


7 comments
bpa_kc
bpa_kc

That kid is a BEAST.  I can't remember a defensive player causing that much havoc on my Mizzou Tigers' offense ever (not even Suh). 

 

Also, do we have to keep beating a dead horse with Richardson??  He ate a big fat crow sandwich with a side of humble pie on Saturday.  He not only apologized to Richt in person for his stupid comments... but had to listen to Georgia fans chant "old man football" after the loss... which btw... I thought was really appropriate and funny... albeit if the shoe was on the other foot, I'm sure everyone else around here would be greatly offended by this lack of respect. 

GeoffDawg
GeoffDawg

@bpa_kc I agree that it's over, he manned up and apologized so it’s time to let it go. I disagree though that people would be offended if the shoe was on the other foot. We understand the concept of irony.

buddha22
buddha22

Sheldon had a pretty good day and he acted like the man he is by finding Richt and apologizing. HCGP hates the smack talk and has let Sheldon know in no uncertain terms. He's not available to the press and I understand won't be for at least the rest of September. Sorry that you've been so offended but I have to laugh, you guys sure love to talk the smack but are awfully touchy when it comes back your way!

GeoffDawg
GeoffDawg

@buddha22 What the H-E-Double Hockey Stick are you talking about? Georgia players are trained not to engage in trash talk leading up to an opponent. That's SOP to not give anyone extra bulletin board material. Most SEC schools operate the same way. What specifically are you referring to? If anyone loves to talk smack, it's that D-Bag receiver, TJ Moe, who described the entire league outside of Bama and LSU as "kind of average" and then was later dismissive about the impact of Richardson's comments. Sure buddha, sounds like Pinkel really hates that smack talk.

mitchs3
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Jones was amazing, Mizzou couldn't contain him - obviously.  Awards well deserved.  Mizzou needed to take advantage of opportunities when they were there to win this game, and obviously didn't (HOW does Marcus Lucas not catch that ball at the end of the first half!), not turn the ball over (fail) and not do stupid stuff (I know what you were trying to do Gary, but don't call the fake there; not down 4 in the 3rd qtr!).

 

It's time to give the Richardson stuff a rest - he has been appropriately muzzled by Pinkel, and apologized to Richt after the game.  It's over.

GeoffDawg
GeoffDawg

@mitchs3 He apologized to Richt? Good for him. Also, don't be too hard on Pinkel for that trick play call. In watching game film, he probably noticed that Georgia got burned pretty badly a couple times last year on fake punts.

GeoffDawg
GeoffDawg

Jarvis Jones was an absolute beast out there. Considering the suspensions of four other starters including Rambo and Ogletree, it's even more impressive since he was going to be gameplanned around on almost every play. This gift from USC just keeps on giving. I'm also guessing Richardson will be fairly quiet leading into the Columbia cup next week.



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