Posted: 4:30 pm Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Update: Dogs’ TE Jay Rome hobbled during Sunday’s practice 

By Chip Towers

ATHENS – A quick update from Sunday’s practice, Georgia’s third of the preseason:

  • Don’t read too much into it at this stage, but tight end Jay Rome had to come out of drills and get some attention from trainers due to his troublesome right foot. The junior from Valdosta had off-season foot surgery and actually had been somewhat of a surprise going nearly full tilt in the Bulldogs’ first two practices of camp. He appeared to be going full out again Sunday when he came off the field limping considerably. Head trainer Ron Courson rushed to Rome’s aid, consulted with him briefly, then helped him off to the side of the field. It’ll be after practice before we can find out if there has been any setback, if then. Above is a brief video interview I had with a very upbeat Rome after Saturday’s practice.
  • Meanwhile, Rome’s best buddy Malcolm Mitchell was finally spotted for the first time in camp. The big-play wideout was sitting on an aluminum bunch underneath the trainer’s shed watching Sunday’s workout. He did not look like a player who would be getting back anytime soon. Mitchell’s right knee was constricted in a black, metal brace and was covered with a bad of ice. Probably cooling down after an afternoon rehab session.
  • It was much hotter on Woodruff Practice Fields today. That was probably welcomed by Georgia’s coaches, who no doubt had some conditioning concerns with the first two workouts taking place in unseasonably cool low-80s temperatures. The Bulldogs were also donning shoulder pads for the first time today, so I wouldn’t be surprised is a couple of players fall out from over-heating this afternoon.
  • I’ll be talking to some defensive players after practice this evening. Check the website the rest of the afternoon for updates.

Here’s a quick look at defensive line coach Tracy Rocker working with his charges:

 

87 comments
TravisBickle2014
TravisBickle2014

Blessings and best wishes to Dads neighbor. He and his business partner are headed to Bonneville to try to get some more records. 65 years old and still riding motorcycles on the salt flats for speed records.

TravisBickle2014
TravisBickle2014

Hobbled on the field? His future is hobbled by majoring in History.....Obama will create you a Job just keep believing in that Hope and Change.

JAY ROME ... Born Dec. 12, 1992 ... History.

1992?   Does he have all the 1980-82 Herschel videos?

Hometown DieHard
Hometown DieHard

@ThomasBrown When are you going to wake up and realize there is only ONE Nick Saban in the world?? And only a small handful of coaches competing anywhere near his level in a "power" conference.  I love UGA fans who are upset that we don't compete at Alabama's level, when in fact NO ONE in the nation competes at that level.  So until you can find a way to bring Saban to UGA, quit whining.  


Richt has a better winning percentage (.737) through his first 13 seasons than the most legendary coach in the history of the program, Vince Dooley (.695)... Not to mention a better bowl winning percentage (.615 for MR vs .400 for VD).  We are literally two unlucky plays away from having played for two national titles under Richt, yet people like you expect perfection from a coach that runs the classiest and one of the most winning programs in the nation in the last 13 years, and in the history of the school itself.


Since Richt took over in 2001, only four teams (Boise St., Texas, Oklahoma, and LSU) have won more games than Georgia.  Even Vince didn't win his national title until his 17th season as HC, and that took a near miracle (see: "RUN Lindsey!!").  


GO DAWGS!!

nevrenuftime
nevrenuftime

aluminum bunch. bad of ice. 

That's just what I saw reading half of it. This happens a lot on the ajc and I am shocked how the writers care about how stupid and or lazy they look. You don't proofread anything? Amazing.

buckbelue28
buckbelue28

man, im sorry but malcom mitchell and jay rome have been BUSTS.. my 13 yr old sister is tougher than "money mitch".  gimme a break.  Jay Rome what else is there to say.  a blade of grass sends malcome mitchell to turf over and over and over..  GA CURSE stays ALIVE.... 

OH-IO
OH-IO

Don't read to much into this BUT......

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

54-26 Mark Richt after 2007 the # 23 Won/Lost Record to Alabama 72-9 and 3 NC. And, Greg McGarity our AD is # 27 in Won/Lost at 36-18 and # 1 in Arrests/Suspensions, with more of the same for 2014 facing # 5 Auburn, # 9 South Carolina at their house as Visitors where we're 1-9 vs teams ranked after 2006, and here we lob a question to start the Interview to Mark Richt of I live in Atlanta and EXPECTATION of 9-win season.  The top teams play 15-game season.  We also face Georgie tek, # 16 Clemson, Florida, Missouri on the road too, and would face-off against # 2 Alabama in The SEC Championship Game we've not won after 2005 when we ended that season The # 3 team in The SEC in every single solitary poll.  Then, we'd face # 3 and # 1 in the play-offs.  Get real that there are EXPECTATIONS for Mark Richt 2014 when after starting 17-19 through 2007 vs Top Teams defined as making either the AP or Coaches' Top 25, he's cooled-off to only 7-26.  You have to add-in his 8 losses to teams who have not made the AP or Coaches' Polls Top 25 in his career here.  So, we run in here to proclaim another 9-Win Season in a 15-game season for top teams.  Yeah, that sounds about right with our OL, our FB, our QB, our TE, our Secondary, and our just lousy Special Teams for years and years now.


http://ugathomasbrown.wordpress.com/

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

I think DawgGoneIt is growing tired of me.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

Starting defense: (could be totally wrong but IDGAF)


DE: James DeLoach

NG: Mike Thornton

DE: Sterling Bailey


OLB: Leonard Floyd

ILB: Amarlo Hererra

ILB: Ramik Wilson

OLB: Jordan Jenkins


CB: Shattle Fenteng (I ultimately think he wins the starting job opposite Swann)

FS: (Kind of a wildcard here...could be JJ Green, Quincy Mauger, Wilkerson, or a freshman like Sanders). I'll go with Mauger for the time being.

SS: Corey Moore

CB: Damian Swann

Clemson24
Clemson24

And We are not scared of any of your receivers. No Fly Zone

Clemson24
Clemson24

First off nobody puts eight in the box. You send two and drop two in zone. And I don't think THE Clemson University needs to send pressure considering they DO have one of the most if not THE most talented and deepest d-lines(read depth chart at DT it's sick) in the country. And why is Clemson's D the first thing off everybody's tongue? It's still a Chad Morris offense. Yaba Daba Doo still sells his program.     P.S. Numbers don't lie.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

2 words.........Snake bit!.............you posters better quit talking up these injuries. Good Grief.

SinceVince
SinceVince

@ThomasBrown please place a phone call to Howdy Doody McGarrity and tell him we are "In The Hunt" for the Fulmer Cup!

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@Dawg-Gawn I was there. Went to see our punter and he is good. Now if we can find a place kicker. Bama has a chance if our QB can be a pretty good game manager.


Roll Tide


Big C...you were correct about the punter! I guess Nick can allow the Mexican punter to be sent back.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@gtcaryd You're like a puppy that won't stop following me. If you're that hungry, then go get something to eat.

Grant1296
Grant1296

How bout our running backs 24?

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Clemson24 


How many of Climpson's D that gave up 77pts. in the WV Bowl game are still around???


Wasn't/isn't that still a record for points surrendered in  a Bowl game?????

SinceVince
SinceVince

@Clemson24  Maybe i should say Clemson will look like they gonna load the box and will..then drop two or more.. They were successful with it a few times last year  but did get burned once by that big run by Quayvon . They forced some three and outs on us two with Murray at the helm. Go back and watch

HotDawg
HotDawg

Yep. Whatever is said on the blogs affects what happens on the field.

Good grief.

Gt, are you a closet GA fan? You're on their sites more than most.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@SinceVince 


Greg McGarity bragged on Friday on AM 680 The Fan that he has not had any Arrests/Suspensions in August - that was August 1 - long month.  Part of the on-going present it only in positive fashion all this on-going 54-26 compared to 72-9 Alabama, for example, good for # 23 Won/Lost Record.


Someone will soon write the piece that Greg McGarity himself is only 36-18 as AD of our football program, good for # 27 in the nation in Won/Lost for this Top 10 All-Time football program and Greg McGarity is # 1 in Arrests/Suspensions in his tenure too - hired by Mike Adam$.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

@KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

According to TampaGator... I knew you would be there...

Good luck (like you need it) to Bama for the 2014 football season...

"BELIEVE" in the G

Grant1296
Grant1296

What GT....

I'm not attacking...

Just asking...

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@HotDawg How many beers have you had? i will wait for you to catch up.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@gtcaryd I'm pretty sure it is. Nothing on here pertains to anything other than UGA, so yeah.

Grant1296
Grant1296

All good...

As well as could be expected anyway.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Yes sir...

The line still 9 on the Clemson game?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@Grant1296 Whoa! 9 sounds a little rich, but i think you win in a close one. 

Grant1296
Grant1296

Thought the same thing...

Think it started around there though...

May have moved some by now..

Grant1296
Grant1296

Guess it opened at 7 GT...

Someone told me 9.