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On the Dan Patrick show that not only is Murray a franchise QB but he would take him first overall in the draft if his team needed a QB. Very strong praise.
if Murray was 2 inches taller he would be the top qb
AM being able to do what he has done with a very average line in the SEC shows what kind of QB he can be. Problem is that NFL players hit very hard and rush very fast. AM doesnt read good defenses very well yet but then again he hasnt really had enough time to pick anyone apart that has a good defense.
Totally disagree. It's amazing the respect that Aaron does not receive.
Is the SEC not where the best defenses play?
Is the SEC not have the most recruited defensive players?
Is this not the greatest era of defensive athletes we have seen in the SEC?
The answer to all those questions is YES and Aaron currently is one of the best to ever play in the SEC under that type of SEC. No one can tell me that Andy Dalton with the Bengals is better then Aaron Murray.
Dungy is a family friend and close to the plant program.
This is true. Dungy is also a very smart guy, too smart to say something like this and put pressure on Murray if he did not feel it was true. That would not be doing the kid a favor at all, and I have to believe Dungy knows it.
That would make him 6'1.5
Though I'm sure he does think Murray is a nice player, I don't think his comments on this will be particularly objective.
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I really do see what you're saying, but I'm going to stick up for Aaron here.
Murray is the first quarterback is SEC history that has thrown for 3,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. To be able to do that, he's picked apart a lot of defenses, good and bad.
Look at his stats against top 20 defenses. He is average at best. Again that is not his fault entirely like I said. But what QB is good against elite SEC defenses? AM just hasnt had the blocking that he needs to really go off.
look at any body stats against top 20 defense. not as good. that's kind of a blanket statement.
I've seen AM in person before. im 6ft and he's taller than me.
True, and I think his comments are valid, in a way. Dungy would take Murray's work ethic, attitude and preparation in a QB, but not necessarily Aaron Murray. As a former D1 athlete, I can completely understand this (and I actually had it said to me by several high level coaches in my sport) as in "son, if I could put your heart, work ethic and knowledge into half of the players on our team, we'd win a National Championship"
I have to agree with this. I am a legit 6' and stood right next to Murray last season at the WLOCP and he was easily my height. He is easily 6' if not a clear 6'1"
Agreed. He doesn't have a problem reading defenses.
His problem relates to handling pressure (no time to let the play develop). He doesn't quite improvise like teams are looking for at the NFL level.
But given a game with decent blocking, I think he excels.
which is exactly why I said, "but who is against top 20 defenses?" I guess what I am trying to say is that if A. Murray had more time than what his OL gives/gave him in his career he could have left with all sorts of SEC records, maybe even the best SEC Qb of all time. Hes had great recievers and TE's, just no elite OL.
truth. i think it's funny how people say, "he struggled against the 2 toughest teams he played".
i would be more worried if he struggled against the 2 easiest teams he played.
See above post... no argument from me, more of trying to compliment the kid.
Great kid. Works hard at it. If he can handle his nerves we will be ready to roll.
Meansonny you're my man and your opinions are usually spot on, but AM had "decent blocking" against UFag and struggled mightly. His problem is he doesn't approach every game the same way. He respects the Alabama's, LSU's, and UFag's too much and he thinks that he has to change the way he plays the game mentally, which in turn affects his performance physically.
"....All I ask is that he be loyal to Georgia, proud of that jersey, and try like the devil to win." --- Wally Butts
Your analysis is somewhat correct. There are games where the blocking wasn't up to par and AM got crushed (see LSU last season and see USCe this season). Still he has put up some pretty damn good numbers in spite of not having an "elite OL". It seems like you think not having a good OL is his only flaw. Aaron's my quarterback (in my crying T.O. voice) but the kid is a head case in big games. If he could somehow get over that mental hurdle, the kid could be the best QB in college football.
Def had a chance. Has all the physical gifts to excel.
As bad as the game looked for Murray against Florida he went 5 of 8 for 79 yards and a TD. With the game on the line he played his best that quarter and got us to even have a chance to play Bama in the championship game. Just keeping that perspective there.
also keeping a bit of perspective. just remember that not only has the Ol been average at best during Murray's time, but the run games have also been average and sometimes nonexistent. His first year he got used to trying to do everything himself. That leads to a lot of pressure on yourself and many of the mistakes he has made, although quite a few of his INTs have also been bad luck over the years. He has also not played that badly in many of these so called games. Hell, he was on fire the first half last year at SECCG and his WRs couldn't catch a cold. Even against USCe this year, he started getting the passes to the receivers only to have them start dropping them. That game was just a total fail all the way around. He was also very good against Auburn in 2010 at Auburn even though he was being mauled by Fairley the entire time.
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