Georgia Tech has lost its offensive swagger and/or mojo. Can it be reclaimed at some point this season?
Besides Wake Forest on October 2nd, Tech must play road games versus Clemson, at Virginia Tech and must face their in-state rival Georgia later this year.
Georgia Tech has struggled to put together consecutive touchdown-scoring drives in the past three games, and the lack of big plays from the passing game is becoming more evident each week.
Stephen Hill is supposedly the team’s standout receiver, but hasn’t taken the mantle of being the #1 receiver, so it has made Georgia Tech’s offense even more one-dimensional.
“I think [Nesbitt] takes too much of a hit in the passing game,” the coach said. “He sails them sometimes. But a lot of times, he is running for his life.”
I miss Calvin Johnson’s acrobatic catches (You Tube Video), and Demaryius “Bay-Bay” Thomas’ long TD catches (You Tube Video) . So does Josh Nesbitt.
Anthony Allen has been inconsistent running the ball and catching the ball, and that makes things even more frustrating. I am happy to see Jonathon Dwyer is trying to make a career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Tech is missing his powerful runs for big yards.
Nesbitt has run the ball better than Allen thus far and that is a concern this late in the season.
“I have a lot of confidence,” said Nesbitt, who is averaging 90.5 rushing yards per game and 4.8 per rush with six touchdowns. Last season, he averaged 74.1 and 3.7 yards while scoring 18 times.
“It’s just that when the coaches tell you one thing and you go out on the field and you’re indecisive about it for that split-second, then the whole play is messed up,” he said. “I’ve got to stay dialed in.”
Kansas and N.C. State have been able to have great passing games from their quarterbacks, but Josh Nesbitt has been snake-bitten by drops, but he has thrown the ball poorly at times.
Tech’s offense this year has seen the ball less and hasn’t been able to completely roll over anybody this year.
No double-digit leads thus far in the second-half of games and for the most part the team has been a step behind despite fighting to the end.
The Wake Forest game will be an early barometer about where Georgia Tech’s season is going. Hopefully, Paul Johnson and the Yellow Jackets are able to get back to the point that their offense is a well-oiled machine.