Learning from last season: Terrence Edwards

Terrence Edwards is one of the most important players on this Georgia team. What did 2001 mean for Edwards?

Terrence Edwards was the leading receiver for Georgia in 2001. However, most quickly remember Edwards' dropped ball against South Carolina which forced Georgia to kick a field goal instead of scoring a touchdown. For Edwards the 2001 season was full of ups and downs. Still, the rising senior remains one of the top weapons on Georgia's offense.

Those critical of Edwards point out that he has, over his tenure at Georgia, dropped numerous balls that have cost Georgia wins. The drop against South Carolina was one of those. Edwards usually responds positively, however, after disappointing performances.

After the disappointing game against South Carolina, Edwards came back in the next game, against Arkansas, to have 6 receptions, 122 yards and a touchdown. And after catching no balls against arch-rival Florida, Edwards torched Auburn for 124 yards and one touchdown on only 6 catches.

What we learned:

We learned that almost everyone forgot who Terrence Edwards was after Fred Gibson arrived in late October. We learned that many fans are growing frustrated with Edwards' untimely dropped balls. But we also learned that Edwards is not willing to roll over and quit.

He has taken considerable criticism from his coaches and even more from the fans about the dropped balls. Still, Edwards is the leader of the wide receivers. Because he had been in the spotlight at Georgia for more than three years now, he needs to give the Red and Black faithful something to brag on him about, the same way that Verron Haynes did his final season as a Dawg.

What was said

"Things came naturally for Edwards early in his career." – Josh Kendall, Athens Banner Herald

"I don't go out and get into people's faces. I think I'm more of a quite leader." – Terrence Edwards on himself.

"Terrence Edwards' dropped balls are disappointing. Accountability will set in with this coaching staff. Edwards is man enough to be held accountable for his mistakes. Edwards is still a big time receiver, but he must be held accountable for the dropped balls." - Dean Legge, Dawg Post.com

Dean Legge can be reached here: dean@dawgpost.com

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