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Georgia receiver A.J. Green a concern for Gators



AJGREEN Georgia WR A.J. Green has been a major focus during the Gators' preparation for Saturday's Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville. The sophomore is Georgia's biggest offensive threat, having led the team in receptions and receiving yards in all seven games this season.

"This great receiver has great size, ability to go up and over you,'' UF coach Urban Meyer said. "He went up and over us last year. We just have to find a way to defend him and not have so much concern on him that they can run the ball."

And at 6-foot-4, he presents a unique challenge for the Gators' cornerbacks  Joe Haden and Janoris Jenkins who are both 5-foot-11.

"Certainly at times by the way we play defense (they'll be one-on one with Green),'' UF assistant defensive coordinator Chuck Heater said. "Many times corners are in a position where they’ve got to play man-to-man, so that’s a challenge on a weekly basis for them. He does a great job, he’s aggressive, attacks the ball – he jumped over top of us last year for a ball. And those big receivers that are aggressive and attack the football, those guys are always challenging. And then he can run, he can put it up and go. He’s kind of got all the stuff you want for a wide receiver, big and fast, and aggressive to the football. Those are all the right characteristics for a good player.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:25pm]


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