Joe Cox: Leading The Georgia Bulldogs Like A General Heading Into Battle

Robert HollandCorrespondent IMarch 30, 2009

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Joe Cox #14 of  the Georgia Bulldogs warms up before play against the Mississippi  Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia.  Georgia won 45 - 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

What's the one memory most people have of Joe Cox?

You got it—the Colorado game in 2006 when Stafford wasn't producing, so Cox, the red shirt freshman quarterback, came in to lead Georgia to breathe taking victory!

And man...was it spectacular!  The five-play drive to secure the win over Colorado will go down as a classic in Georgia football history.

(see a video of this amazing drive here)

Joe Cox, the freshman backup QB to Matthew Stafford, stepped up in all his splendor to show us why he was so heavily recruited coming out of high school. 

In just one quarter of play, Cox completed 10 of his 13 pass attempts for 154 yards and two touchdowns to ultimately steal the win from Colorado.

Joe Cox Must Lead With Splendor

The Georgia Bulldog football team needs a leader that will show up like a commanding general who is leading his army into battle! 

Last year, the defense was demoralized and the sabers were rattling within the fan base with calls for Martinez to step down.

And then there were super stars Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno, and a few others that showed up each game, but were left holding the pot wondering where the rest of the team was—because they surely weren't on the field.

And there was even talk about how Stafford was lacking the leadership Georgia needed at critical moments throughout the year.

This year is different!

There are a lot of new players in the lineup, and Martinez isn't going to let his defense forget about the embarrassing performance of last year.

This is all going to require leadership from the quarterback position to step up, take command, and instill confidence in a team that is going to be faced with tough competition right from the beginning.

And Joe Cox is the man to do just that—leading his team—and the entire Georgia Bulldog fan base, not only to W's, but also to redemption from some of last year's embarrassing loses.

C'mon Joe—we're behind you and we believe in you, and we need you to be the most unbelievable quarterback Georgia has ever seen!


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