Weiszer picks up on one way we should probably expect this year’s offense to change:
Georgia lost tight ends Orson Charles and Aron White, who combined for 20 career touchdown catches, to the NFL. Junior Arthur Lynch and redshirt freshman Jay Rome are the top two now at the position.That could mean the Bulldogs will lean more heavily on the wideouts in the passing game.
“That’s a fair assessment,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “It could be a little bit like ’08 when we had a loss at tight end and we went to more three receiver sets and four receiver sets. I do feel confident in the two tight ends and the freshmen we got that they’re going to pick it up and provide a spark for us offensively and be productive.
It’s really your personnel group that best gives you the chance to move the football is who we’re going to go with.”
Of course, in 2008, the top two receivers wound up as second and first round NFL draft picks. That’s not likely to be the case in 2012. But this year’s group certainly isn’t without talent or experience.
What I’m a little more concerned about isn’t the point of emphasis on whom Murray is throwing to. It’s that his top two receivers from 2011 in terms of catch rate aren’t there, at least as long as Mitchell is on defense. Let’s hope that King’s breakout game against Michigan State wasn’t a mirage.