Georgia has not played like the 2011 team that ranked fifth in the nation in total defense.
This year, Georgia ranks 51st in total defense and 52nd with its average of more than 24 points allowed. Even Buffalo and Florida Atlantic scored at least 20 points in losses to the Bulldogs.
Few seemed to notice the defense's lack of dominant play early in the season. The offense was setting a school record by scoring more than 40 points in its first five games. The high-scoring Bulldogs, led by quarterback Aaron Murray and freshman tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, climbed to No. 5 in the Top 25 before falling nine spots in the Top 25 with last week's loss.
Rambo said the defense is missing the confidence it showed last season.
"We've just got to get that swag that we had last year," Rambo said. "I mean, guys running around getting sacks, D-linemen crushing quarterbacks, everybody getting interceptions, everybody just making plays. We've just got to get our swag back into our mentality. That's all it really is, and correct the small things. The small things are what really hurt us.
"We're going to get everybody right. We have to get that swag back from last year. We're going to get it back, I promise you."