Georgia Bulldogs Football: 5 Things the Florida Gators Exposed

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Nov 1, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs place kicker Marshall Morgan (13) and punter Adam Erickson (97) react after a missed field goal against the Florida Gators during the first half at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Special Teams Have Improved, But Still Have Issues

The kickers and punters get a pass for this game, as the wind was a huge factor (as was the officiating), but Georgia’s kickoff and punt coverage showed they still have a lot of work to do.

Georgia gave up a 38-yard punt return and a 27-yard kickoff return in a game where field position was going to be crucial, and also allowed punter Collin Barber to be hurried and run into (also not called by the officials). And then that fake field goal by the Gators which should have easily been sniffed out by the Dawgs coaching staff.

The last two games we’ve seen small reminders of the Bulldogs past special teams failures in not having the correct number of players on the field, or miscommunication in coverage. Against Florida those small problems turned into big issues.

Florida’s kick coverage, on the other hand, was exceptional and Isaiah McKenzie never saw even a brief glimpse of daylight to which he could run.