“I think it’s going to open up a lot more.”

Aaron Murray, on what’s in store for Georgia’s offense this season:

“I think they’ll be open to more concepts and less mirror routes. Even if both guys on the outside run the same route, maybe the guy over the middle runs a deep dig,” Murray said. “I think you’ll see that, but you’ll also see a lot more full-field reads from JT, which really puts a lot of stress on defenses, and I think he’s able to handle that. It’s going to be a lot more open, a lot more gun, a lot more 11 personnel.”

More 11 personnel?  I guess that may be so, if you call Arik Gilbert a wide receiver…


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15 responses to ““I think it’s going to open up a lot more.”

  1. Faltering Memory

    Maybe AM can splain it to me because Saban knows what he is talking about.


  2. JaxDawg

    Assuming everyone is in sync, I think a heavy dose of Jackson, burton, and Gilbert at WR, Washington at TE, and Cook out of the backfield could pose a little challenge for defenses.

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  3. Greg

    like the contested ball thingy I read somewhere this morning. It had Pickens winning 60% of the time I believe. The rest of the team was in the 20% range…….Gilbert was 57% or 59%, or something to that effect.

    I know that “stats are for losers”….but if this holds true, we may not skip a beat with the loss of Pickens.


  4. MGW

    If Gilbert is the real deal at WR….. look out.


    • Derek

      If?!?! What do you mean “if?”


      • MGW

        He is proven to be the real deal as a TE. Transitioning to WR isn’t guaranteed to yield the same level of dominance. He’s gigantic but he’s going to wear out quicker than CB’s and will be slower.

        Not saying he’s at any risk of stinking but he might turn out to be “just” real good there. Might not be able to play as many snaps as we’d like.

        I’m hoping he drops significant weight before the season starts, or does more shifting back and forth between WR and TE than the players/coaches seem to indicate they are planning.

        Just my two cents.


        • MGW

          Now, this staff has a good record with position swaps, and this one isn’t as drastic as RB to LB, but still. I feel trained not to get my hopes up with that stuff; always a risk.


        • Greg

          Understand that he has lost the weight. Pretty sure he wouldn’t not be moved to wide receiver if he didn’t have the stamina or quickness for it.

          Height will give some teams issues…along with his size. I guess we will see soon enough (weight/stamina).

          Thinks the freshman kid from California will also give some teams issues. He has size and quickness. They may use both at that position….


  5. theotherdoug

    The play I better see this year:

    Have Washington line up as a TE.
    He then goes in motion behind the linemen to the otherside.
    We can snap the ball while he’s still behind the line and he’s a lead blocker that seals the edge for a RB.
    We can snap when he’s about in the slot or we can snap when he all the way out wide.

    At all 4 of those spots a DC will want a different guy on him.

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  6. 69Dawg

    I wish I had a GIF of the SEC Shorts “Hope” guy spraying the spray. I’m too old for all the hope, we are UGA and old lady luck has been screwing us for so long I can’t help myself.

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