Friday, August 16, 2013

Keith Marshall in the mix for kicks

I like this idea. Support it 100%.
Besides Todd Gurley and Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia receivers coach Tony Ball is taking a look at Keith Marshall on kickoff returns. “He’s a speed guy, as well,” Ball said. “We’ve got some guys back there that we need to take a look at and see who’s going to take ownership of it.” Ball also listed Justin Scott-Wesley, Brendan Langley, J.J. Green and Sheldon Dawson as possibilities. “I think we’ve got some very good candidates that can help us,” he said. “Just got to find somebody that can communicate and protect the football.”
Malcolm Mitchell can handle the job when he's healthy. He only averaged only 22.5 yards per return last season, however he's a definite threat with the football in his hands. So I get the idea of putting him back there. But even as deep as we are at wide receiver I think we need Mitchell more to stretch the field and keep opposing safeties honest.

Marshall on the other hand has the moves and the speed to really make a difference in field position. Last season he averaged 6.49 yards per carry and 8.27 yards per catch. He's a difference maker. And I'd love to see him win the job.