It's easy to see why you might think that. I mean, just look at these guys.
But as football fans, we have been trained to watch plays as they develop. We watch certain players run certain routes in order to manipulate the defense to go where the offense wants them to go, and then have the quarterback deliver the ball to the intended target. These plays almost have a story quality to them: beginning, middle, end.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about.
The offense halfheartedly blocks the overaggressive defense and gets "beat" by them, move on to block LB's and DB's while the running back receives the pass, running back follows blockers and makes first man miss. Touchdown.
Processes like this one are fun to watch and give the viewers a payoff for watching the play develop. But just as some of the hardest hits don't necessarily look as such, the same goes for effectiveness of plays that don't lead to long, standing ovation inducing touchdown runs or passes.
What Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is arguably best at is something that our highlight adoring culture does not fully appreciate.
Take this play from the SEC Championship game last year.
Again, nobody said it was going to be pretty, but this was one of Murray's best plays of the game.
Later on you see Murray do it again. This is a better example of what I'm talking about. You can see King (the receiver at the bottom of the screen that's circled) take off after the ball is hiked and press the man defending him until he's forced to run at full speed, with his hips turned towards the inside of the field. Murray then does as he did earlier and picks a spot near the sideline and fires it for another completion.
Again, it's a 35 yard pass in the air from the opposite hash mark which adds even more distance to it. Add to that King is defended perfectly by elite cornerback Deion Belue.
It was this explosive mix of talent and game savvy that allowed Murray to attack the Bama D--and most defenses really-- like no other non duel-threat quarterback did last year.
In this huge matchup against Clemson, we'll get to see if Murray has developed the same type of chemistry with his receivers that he had with ex-Bulldog, and current Bronco's rookie wide reciever Tavarres King.
The cupboard is far from bare as Georgia returns good talent from inside receivers Michael Bennett (who is back from tearing his ACL during the season last year), Rantavious Wooten, and tight ends Arthur Lynch and Jay Rome. The real question will be who'll star opposite of Malcolm Mitchell in the other outside receiver spot. Chris Conley showed potential last year, but will be pushed from JUCO transfer Jonathan Rumph.
Either way, Murray is going for his fourth consecutive season with over 3,000 yards passing and I'd be willing to bet he'll figure out a way to get points on the board for the Bulldogs. It starts and ends with him, and he's more than prepared for the challenge.