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Ex-Georgia DL Toby Johnson goes on tirade about disrespect for Dawgs

John Atkins

Former Georgia defensive lineman Toby Johnson is not happy to see that senior John Atkins was left off the list of All-SEC players.

The Bulldogs had five players named to the Coaches All-Conference team, but not a single defensive lineman. Johnson says that the issue is that UGA has a reputation of being weak along on the defensive front.

In the first of his tweets, Johnson explained how Georgia has been one of the better defensive units in college football over recent years. We did not post this tweet because he used a profane word.

“I’ll never understand how UGA have one of the top defenses year in and year out but not one DL gets no recognition smh (shaking my head) the (expletive) needs to stop frfr (for real, for real).”

Atkins finished with 32 total tackles (one for a loss), one pass broken up. and a fumble recovery this season. Junior defensive tackle tackle Trenton Thompson has a better case than Atkins, with 33 tackles (three for a loss) and one pass broken up.

The Bulldogs were ranked fourth nationally in total defense this season. They would yield an average of 270.9 yards per game.

RELATED: Georgia well positioned for long-term success in SEC.

Kirby Smart talked about the emphasis that the program needed to put on play on the offensive/defensive fronts when he took over the job in December 2015. Perhaps we could see coaches and media members paying more attention to this defensive position group in the future?

Georgia left tackle Isaiah Wynn, running back Nick Chubb and inside linebacker Roquan Smith were all named to the conference’s first team. Outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter and junior cornerback Deandre Baker made the second team defense.

RELATED: Smart compares Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to Brett Favre.

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