Georgia's Defense: Is There Cause for Concern?

Robert HollandCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2009

TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 20:  Defensive linemen Corvey Irvin #90 and Justin Houston #42 of the Georgia Bulldogs wait for play against the Arizona State Sun Devils on September 20, 2008 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.  Georgia won 27-10.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

On Monday, the Georgia football team had its first scrimmage in Sanford Stadium, and apparently the offense outperformed the defense.

“It was the offense’s day,” said defensive end Justin Houston.

“They got the best of us,” said defensive tackle Geno Atkins.

Quarterback Joe Cox responded, saying, “The only way I would say that is if they admitted it.”

Coach Mark Richt said the two teams were “relatively even” and inconsistent on both sides of the ball.

“I just think when things were going well for one side of the ball or the other, they had enthusiasm,” Richt said. “And when things went bad, they had their heads down a little bit.

To make the situation even more scary, Georgia suffered another injury at defensive end yesterday and have just two scholarship ends healthy at the moment.

Should we be concerned at this point about the Georgia's defense?


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