Georgia RB McIntosh describes playing for OC Monken
Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh has had a solid week so far at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. He didn’t quite steal the show like Tulane’s Tyjae Spears has, but he shows that he belongs and can be a double threat running back in the NFL.
He can also call on the Bucs if they select Todd Monken as their next offensive coordinator. Monken had his interview with the team earlier this week. Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds chose Georgia’s offensive coordinator as his preferred pick to become Byron Leftwich’s successor in December. If the Bucs go down that path, it will be a reunion of sorts, as Monken previously held the same role with the team from 2017-2018.
RB McIntosh wants Monken to stay with Georgia
When asked about Monken after the second full day of Senior Bowl practices on Wednesday, McIntosh was very open about his thoughts on what Monken should do.
“I want him to stay with Georgia, man,” McIntosh said. “The offensive plan there is just… it’s crazy. I love how he pulls off the attack there, and he’s got the guns there to do it all over again. Guys definitely agree with his game plan, they already know his offensive plan.
“I think it would just put a lot more pressure on the younger guys to have to learn a whole [system] because I’ve been through it. I had to switch schedules, believe me. In the NFL it happens, but these guys. they are doing well; let’s see if they can go again, I wouldn’t see why not. Try to go back for another.”
If Monken stayed in Athens for another season, he and Georgia would aim to win the three-time national championship. McIntosh reiterated and emphasized his views on Monken staying as he moved closer to the phones and microphones of the media members surrounding him on the field at Hancock Whitney Stadium.
“Monk, stay in Georgia, do you hear me?” said McIntosh.
Georgia OC Monken helped RB McIntosh have a breakaway season
When asked by Pewter Report how much Monken’s system helped him in college, McIntosh praised him for how it helped him grow as the latest in a long, successful line of guys to make it in the NFL. This line features guys like Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and D’andre Swift, just to name a few from the past decade.
“Coming from the NFL, he took the NFL program and brought it to college,” McIntosh said. “It certainly helped us a lot. He showed me how they really use running backs in the NFL.
It’s not just “like a Running Back U,” he said, either.
“It’s not nice, it’s Running Back U. Just having an OC like that, who knows how to use his guns and is able to put the ball in each other’s hands, it’s just the place. His coaching style, adjustments and coming up with a good game plan are a big part of that. To have a man so smart – he’s so smart with football, it’s unreal.”
These are words that Bucs fans love to hear from someone who has just played in their system and is having success with it. Last season, McIntosh showed why he deserved an invite to Mobile.
He had 829 rushing yards at an efficient 5.6 yards per carry along with 10 touchdowns. In addition, he caught 43 passes for 505 yards and two more touchdowns.
McIntosh acknowledged that he was aware of Monken’s interview with the Bucs and would definitely like to play in his system again if it becomes his destiny when the NFL Draft rolls around.
“That’ll be God again when that happens, you know what I mean,” McIntosh said. “I think that would be a good fit because he definitely knows how to use a guy like me.”
If Monken is hired by the Bucs, he could be just the right guy to use wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin while also adding some life to an old game that failed to provide consistency at any point last season.
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