7. Georgia football doesn’t have an issue with the kicker
Georgia football has a kicker it can trust most of the time, but Jack Podlesny isn’t having that great of a season, or is he? Sometimes Georgia fans demand perfection from the kickers because of how good the past years have been.
Usually, when a kicker goes 2-of-3, it’s a decent day, but some think Podlesny needs work. Georgia got spoiled with Rodrigo Blankenship because he was a scoring machine.
While it seems like he is struggling, Podlesny is 12-of-16 on the season, making 75% of his kicks.
Last year, Podlesny went 13-of-16 on the season, making 81.25% of his kicks, and it was the fact that he went 3-of-3 from 50-yards out and 2-of-4 from 40-49 yards that helped him secure the starting role. He even kicked the game-winner against Cincinnati.
Every kicker goes through a rough patch, but this isn’t the year to have one. The Dawgs need Podlesny to make those field goals, and while 46 yards isn’t short by any means, it still stung not to hang at least three points on the Gators that opening drive.
Podlesny has already kicked as many field goals as he did last year in the modified season, so there is still hope for Dawg fans.
This guy isn’t one to worry about, and he will get his kicking straightened out, and remember he is Jack Frost which means when it’s a must-make moment, Podlesney will make it happen.
Slumps happen, but the kid is making 75% of his kicks on the season. Cut him some slack and trust he will work through it.