1: Get Darnell Washington more involved in the passing game
Having Darnell Washington back in the rotation is huge for Georgia. He is a road grader in the rushing game, and in the passing game, he is a nightmare for defenses.
Washington is 6-7 265-pounds. He has excellent speed, hands, and his run after the catch ability is something indescribable. Washington is too big for all cornerbacks and safeties and likely too fast for linebackers.
We saw against Auburn what can happen by throwing him the ball during Georgia’s first touchdown drive. On 2nd and 10, Stetson Bennett’s pass to Washington was incomplete. However, Auburn cornerback Roger McCreary, who is 6’0 tall, was so mismatched he had no choice but to interfere with Washington.
The saying is when you throw a pass, one of three things can happen, and only one is good for the offense. With Washington, I believe four things can happen — catch, incomplete, interception and pass interference.
If you throw him the ball where only he can have a chance at it, you are in business as a quarterback.
Unless Kentucky gets some guys from the basketball team to play in the secondary, Washington will be a problem for them. Georgia’s offensive coordinator Todd Monken knows that and as Washington gets healthier, you can expect to see him more involved, thus causing even more issues for defenses.