The tight end’s best friend

That would be A.J. Green, as the stats bear out.

… Although Murray’s numbers have improved since Green’s return, the biggest statistical difference has come from Orson Charles and Aron White. The two tight ends were a focal point for defenses when Green was out and combined on just six catches for 66 yards.

They have combined on eight catches for 134 yards the past two weeks.

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15 responses to “The tight end’s best friend

  1. TennesseeDawg

    Question is, what are we going to do next year without A.J.?

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      • gastr1

        All of the receivers apparently need to learn how to run routes and get open a lot better. It’s not just about speed or height; it’s about feints, footwork, body leans, staying with the play, etc., and their weak performance pre-AJ says a lot about this group’s work ethic–none of it good.

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        • Actually, I’ve been impressed with King and Durham so far.

          Of course, if they could be on the field for every game, that would help, too.

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          • gastr1

            Durham, yes, I agree, he has done pretty well. Not sure I agree about King. He wasn’t exactly a go-to sort of option when AJ was out–that became Durham–and he doesn’t have the best hands or footwork. Seems every game he drops a good pass or lands out of bounds where he shouldn’t have.

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  2. Brandon

    Wait a minute…defenses were honing in on the tight ends and taking them away???…gasp…I thought Bobo was just an ignoramus and wouldn’t throw to them because he was bull headed.

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    • I’ve made this point before – you’re not suggesting that the only way to get tight ends involved in an offense is to have an All-American wide receiver who can draw safety coverage, are you? Because if it is, 2011 is gonna be a long year for those guys.

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      • Brandon

        That wasn’t directed at you per se, a lot of people have commented here and elsewhere as if Bobo was just not throwing to the tight ends out of sheer stubborness I think your point tends to show that is not the case rather it does have at least something to do with what other teams were doing and what we couldn’t do with our wide recievers sans A.J. to counter it.

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        • Turd Ferguson

          I don’t think the complaint was that Bobo was being stubborn. I think the complaint was that an OC at this level should recognize what defenses are doing and then make whatever in-game adjustments are necessary to allow our play-makers to make plays. Bobo may be able to do the former, but he often seems way too reluctant to do the latter. Maybe it’s because he’s stubborn, maybe it’s because of something else. Who knows.

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          • Russ

            Exactly. It’s the OC’s job to figure out how to get our playmakers open. Regardless of whether or not we have an all-American WR on the field.

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          • Brandon

            The Jimmies and the Joes matter more than you guys think. Bobo was doing what he could with the cards he was dealt with the receiving corps minus A.J., no running game, and a freshman quarterback, will still ran up between 300-400 yards every game and were in all of the games. I think some of you give the guy too much crap, he is better than Richt was win he was calling the plays and if you look at the stats the years he’s been coaching the O he is better than most of the OC’s in the league. It’s easy to pound on an OC when you lose because you can complain that any play that does not work should not have been called or you can overlook that they players aren’t doing their assignments. We have declined in recent years because of crappy defense, plain and simple. If Grantham can get the D back on track, we’ve got great days ahead with Murray at QB and say what you will Richt and Bobo are great at coaching up QB’s and I have every reason to believe they’ll continue to build on his considerable talent. (And you’ve got to give them some credit for his performance to date, you can say they should have opened it up sooner for him but maybe he’s done well because they haven’t asked him to swallow too much). I’ve said it before but the only thing worse than being 2-4 would be having devasted our young QB’s confidence by expecting him to carry the team starting with his first road start in the SEC. We’ve had some bad breaks early and poor scheduling but I really think we’ll be better down the stretch provided the defense can continue to make progress. Let’s get Vandy this weekend and see where it goes from there.

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      • gastr1

        See above point about the rest of the receivers not running good routes.

        As an addendum, that could have had something to do with a QB who was trying to be not force the ball, too. Who knows how many plays were “open” that he just did not see in time.

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  3. Bags O' (no) Money

    Speaking of tight ends, what happened to Artie Lynch? I saw he took a redshirt. I thought he would have a chance this year as he shows alot of potential. Guess he had too many TE’s ahead of him.

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  4. 69Dawg

    I think Bobo has plays that he likes with the TE. The one down the middle does not work with the safety not occupied. I still say the Aaron’s bootleg rollout with the TE coming with him is money. If nothing else it would be good to see somebody else’s DB’s piss their pants for a change.

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