Thursday, September 22, 2011

Former North Carolina Player Calls Georgia Tech "The Dirtiest Team In College Football"

UNC's site Inside Carolina runs a neat feature asking former letterman about the Tar Heels performance and what they need to do to get ready for their next opponent.

One of the contributors is Deems May:
BIO: Deems May excelled at tight end for UNC and was drafted in 1992, playing eight seasons in the NFL. He's since become a fan favorite for his candid commentary on the Tar Heel Sports Network.

The IC staff asked the former letterman what UNC needed to do to beat Ga. Tech and keep their win streak alive?

Deems: Long, sustained, time-consuming touchdown drives on offense. Defensively, I think we need to take some chances. I’d like to see us put everybody up in the box, shoot gaps, slant, disrupt timing, cause havoc. Shoot, as a changeup, I would go so far as even stand all four guys up on the DL about 1 ½ yards off the ball, read and react with our speed. If we get beat deep, so be it. Allowing 10 play, 80 yard drives with 4-8 yards a chunk can be de-moralizing. (See Kansas last week, I haven’t seen the tape but if Kansas gave up 66 points to a triple-option team, they flat-out quit, there just isn’t enough time in a game to score that much running the ball without a team quitting). I am excited about having Charles Brown and Tre Boston on the corners for run support. Those guys are as good as there is against the run and I believe will be the keys to getting some big stops and beating the cut blocks by their wide receivers. Lastly, we can’t get frustrated up front. Georgia Tech is the dirtiest team in college football. Their coach takes pride in it and they do too. Referees just can’t call over 2-3 illegal blocks a game and they know this. They are willing to give up 2-3 illegal chop block penalties and get away with 20-25 more. They want you to take a swing at them and get thrown out. We have to be disciplined and poised. Many people have counted us out in this game, not me. I feel like I did two years ago when I couldn’t get anyone to ride with me to Blacksburg on a Thursday night. If you see a white pickup with a Carolina football sticker on the back heading south on 85 early Saturday morning, honk!


  1. Anonymous6:12 PM

    He lost all credibility when he said he did not see tape from the Kansas, and that they had to have given up to give up that many points. Maybe he did not hear about Orwin's 95 yard run.

    I hope the goats stack the box and then we can beat them on the pitch or with a throw.

    As to being dirty, Tech does not block illegally unless one guy goes low and another goes high on the same guy. Maybe I am wrong?

    This should be a good game, and it should be the best opponent either team has faced.

    Go Jackets!

  2. Anonymous2:29 PM

    No wonder he didn't last in the NFL. Like most football fans, he has no idea what the difference between a Cut and Chop block is.

    He's a UNC homer who still blames all of the corruption in UNC's athletic department on the school's Chancellor, so it's not unexpected for him to be a moron.

  3. When I read this, I thought, "Does he think we really chop block that much during a game?" But you're right. He's thinking a cut block is the same as a chop block.

  4. Anonymous7:23 PM

    All of you who have posted criticism of Deems May,he played 8 years in the NFL and you say he didn't last?? How many years have any of you played....anywhere? By the way, it isn't just Deems that accuses the bumble bee's of illegal, dirty blocks. Every team and coach that plays them and watches tape on them KNOWS they block illegally many times, trying to break a leg or back. That's not dirty??

  5. schmeaGT1:40 AM

    "Every team and coach that plays them and watches tape on them KNOWS they block illegally many times, trying to break a leg or back."

    Sweet, I didn't know Frank Beamer posted on this board.

    But let's say you're right (you aren't) and we are trying to break legs/backs/etc (we aren't). How many time have we actually injured an player opposing player doing that? Approximately none. So if we are cheating, we really suck at it.

  6. Anonymous11:56 AM

    @ schemeaGT: "Approximately none"? You're a moron.

  7. schmeaGT8:51 PM

    Sweet response, bro. That will really get me to agree with your line of thinking.

    But seriously, show me where our blocking causes more injuries and I'll give this "complaining about cut blocks, even though it's chop blocks that are illegal" nonsense some actual consideration.


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