Georgia football must pressure Hendon Hooker
One of the most important things Georgia football must do on Saturday is put pressure on Tennessee’s quarterback Hendon Hooker.
This season, the Virginia Tech transfer has put on a show for the Vols with his arm and legs. He can tuck it and run, so the Dawgs must be ready for that.
What Georgia needs to do is make him uncomfortable early on in the game and question his decisions. Hooker has 21 touchdowns on the year, just two interceptions and 1800 passing yards. He has gotten sacked 33 times this year, though, and Georgia needs to push that kind of pressure.
Jordan Davis and company need to get in Hooker’s face as often as possible, and when he breaks to run, be there to tackle him. Last week the Dawgs struggled to wrap up early on, and that cannot happen this week. Georgia needs to wrap up and remind Hooker who he is playing.
By making him uncomfortable, Hooker is more likely to make a mistake, and Georgia needs to force a lot of them. If the Dawgs can move him out of the pocket, they will have more success against him. If there is a week, the Dawgs need to rack up sacks, and it’s against Hooker.
Georgia needs to bully Hooker and limit his explosive plays. If the Dawgs can make him one-dimensional, it’ll be extremely beneficial.