With A.J. Green’s departure, it’s a no-brainer that Georgia’s offense needs to be more diversified to succeed. There are a few hopeful signs that the Dawgs are beginning to figure that out.
Aaron Murray sees what having multiple receiving choices from the running backs can do.
“(Tailback) Isaiah (Crowell) has made a couple of great catches and Bruce has made a couple of great catches and it’s definitely great to have those guys, so linebackers aren’t dropping back into coverage,” said Murray, who has completed passes to 10 different teammates in just two games this season. “We want (linebackers) to have to think about the guys coming out of the backfield and they have to check them before they get into their drops.”
And Brandon Boykin being taken seriously as a threat on offense may be having an effect as well.
… Despite not breaking a long run against South Carolina, Boykin had an impact merely by being on the field. Gamecocks defenders were, according to Boykin, yelling out “No. 2’s in the game!” He acted as a good decoy on several plays and made the most of his two runs.
Yes, I know all the usual disclaimers apply here – they’re 0-2, it’s Mike Bobo, etc. – but here’s the thing: Georgia, despite being thin at tailback, at least looks like it’s making the effort to milk production out of the parts it’s got left to work with. You gotta start somewhere.