Posted: 2:33 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Positive impression: UGA’s Aaron Murray proves to NFL he’s healthy 

By Chip Towers

Aaron Murray was unable to increase his height -- still 6 feet, 1/2 inch -- but showing he's completely healthy should have helped his NFL stock. (UGA photo by John Kelley)

Aaron Murray was unable to increase his height Wednesday — still 6 feet, 1/2 inch — but showing he’s completely healthy should have improved his stock with NFL teams. (UGA photo by John Kelley)

ATHENS – I’ve just come from the Aaron Murray Show over at UGA’s Pro Day. There were 15 other players there to show their wares to NFL scouts but, to be clear, this whole deal was primarily about Murray, extending to the fact that Georgia delayed holding the annual exposition nearly a month later than it usually does.

Murray asked for and received from UGA the extra time in order to more fully recover from the ACL surgery he underwent on Nov. 26 of last fall. The original thought was that still wouldn’t be enough time for to fully recover from a reconstruction surgery. But based on what Murray did Wednesday with a couple dozen NFL scouts and executives on hand, it looked to me like he was the same old Murray.

“Hopefully after today we’ll start hearing some more noise,” Murray said after the 45-minute throwing session. “This was just to showing everybody I’m ready to go. We’re anticipating some more workouts and we’ll just see how it goes.”

Beyond physically demonstrating to teams that he was healthy, Wednesday’s throwing session was mostly just going through the motions. You’ll see it cited at various places that Murray completed 48 of 54 of his scripted passes. He wore no pads or helmet and threw to receivers Rhett McGowan, Rantavious Wooten and Blake Sailors, tight end Arthur Lynch and backs Brandon Harton and Corey Campbell on routes they’d rehearsed for 10 days. It was 45 degrees with occasional gusting winds. So there was that.

But what should probably weigh a little more in NFL teams’ evaluations of Murray is those 52 games he played over the last four years. Last time I checked, Murray did pretty well in that CBS primetime broadcast against LSU in Sanford Stadium last fall. I don’t know, but I thought he played fairly decent in that Auburn tilt last November on the Plains. I seem to recall fields full of NFL defensive prospects trying to knock Murray’s head off while he passed for umpteen yards and touchdowns in those 34 SEC contests the last four seasons.

I enjoyed getting a chance to have a relaxed conversation with Denny Murray, Aaron’s dad, while we were waiting for Wednesday’s festivities to get underway. He was telling me that Dr. James Andrews, who oversaw Murray’s rehabilitation, had seen just one other player heal as fast as Murray did from this knee surgery and that was Robert Griffin III.

He also told me that Murray was hurt a lot worse than people thought in that 2010 game against Auburn in which Nick Fairley was allowed to unleash a personal assault. Murray actually left that game with a broken sternum, in addition to shoulder and knee injuries. You’ll note that he finished the game and, with the gift of a bye week, was able to play in the next.

So in addition to fast-healing, Murray’s got that tough thing going for him, too. Sounds like the perfect ingredients for an NFL quarterback if you ask me.

What team will end up taking a chance on Murray? Who knows? Coming into Wednesday, Murray was scheduled to have visits or workouts with the Lions, Browns, Titans, Rams and Dolphins. The Jaguars had a heavy presence at Murray’s workout, including head coach Gus Bradley. But you know about those things. It can be sincere interest or a smokescreen.

In any case, Murray’s day has to be considered a success. He ran around and threw the ball likes he has for the past five years at Georgia. Murray has done all he can do.

“I’m thankful for the cooperation of my teammates and coaches to allow us to push this back like this,” Murray said. “I think we had a great day today and had a lot of fun. All and all a good day.”

 

 

499 comments
ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

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by DawgNole     14 hours ago :


" Not a discrete bone in that guy's body. "


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It's still not a sentence.  All of us have 206 discrete bones.  Nothing is right about it.  Nothing.

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

tom brown,


Given your run-on issues I do not think you are competent to critique other's writing - be it grammatically correct or informal. 

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

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by DawgNole     14 hours ago :


" Not a discrete bone in that guy's body. "


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Not that that is a sentence, anyway; but, we all have 206 discrete bones. 


What makes you so special ?

DawgNole
DawgNole

Delusionaldog

14 hours ago

Seems Junkyard is no longer enamored with 350. 

Carvel and Junkyard turned  on him.

Could Chip be far behind?

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He may not be behind at all--given that 350 hasn't posted today. Maybe he's vacationing with TB. One thing for sure: If/when he returns, we'll know it in a hurry. Not a discrete bone in that guy's body.

POAD2014
POAD2014

If Georgia isn't a Cow College like Auburn then why did the UGa Horseback Girls win the championship.

DawgNole
DawgNole

Same to you, WWillie. Treasure those times with your mom for as long as you possibly can.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Happy Easter to all you good folks! Always a Great Day to be at Mom's (86) for Easter.

POAD2014
POAD2014

Anybody want to take bets on if RICHT will pee test any of his players in the next week after the 4/20 Pot Holiday?

Grant1296
Grant1296

This is what the UGA blogs have come to...

Techeye , GT Tard, and dawg nole or whatever team he pulls for....

Ganging up on Thomas Brown...

POAD and GT bob don't even participate ...

Hillarious !!!!!

Your morons post away...

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA FOOTBALL PROGRAM WILL BE JUST FINE ...

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

" You're pointing your fingers at me on Easter, standing in judgment of me this morning after Easter Sunrise, in here as Ohio State Troll who abdicated his role as fan of Ohio State for all these years until now in here and in here trying to take on airs of The Georgia Institute of Technology bragging how Georgia Tech football players can read and write, unlike Georgia Bulldogs as a guy who has not had so much as a date, let alone capable of writing a single sentence to the chagrin of Georgia Tech fans represented by the likes of you all for the won't that you believe you have a pretty close relationship with a student at Georgia Tech."


-tom brown



Speaking of constructing sentences, tom brown, this is a fine example of a run-on.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Tommy, do us all a favor and put one of those eggs in your pants and beat it.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

You're pointing your fingers at me on Easter, standing in judgment of me this morning after Easter Sunrise, in here as Ohio State Troll who abdicated his role as fan of Ohio State for all these years until now in here and in here trying to take on airs of The Georgia Institute of Technology bragging how Georgia Tech football players can read and write, unlike Georgia Bulldogs as a guy who has not had so much as a date, let alone capable of writing a single sentence to the chagrin of Georgia Tech fans represented by the likes of you all for the wont that you believe you have a pretty close relationship with a student at Georgia Tech.


Both here for the sole purpose, you both readily admit, of HATING The Georgia Bulldogs.


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DawgNole
DawgNole

@ThomasBrown  

No, it's not a sentence. So what? Wasn't intended to be. It's a play on words from a frequently used expression. And again, it's not "discrete," as I've now pointed out to you twice. Surely you're not that ignorant--or are you?

Your aimless run-ons aren't sentences either; they're paragraphs. Big deal. It's their content that's despicable. Bad deal.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Buckeye tech Bama

I can't believe you miserable humans were blogging negative comments about me on Easter. I went out and enjoyed my Easter Sunday I just want y'all to know I hope yesterday that y'all each stepped in a pile sh-t and eat a rotten egg! You people disgust me.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@ThomasBrown  

It's "discreet," ThomAss, as I already pointed out yesterday. Stop lying, omitting, twisting, distorting.

Didn't realize I was "so special" to you--only that I'm 100 times the man you are. And it doesn't take a whole lot at all to be better than your worthless azz.

DawgNole
DawgNole

Make that "discreet" bone.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgNole  we will find out how intelligent 350dog is. Can he figure out how to get back on the blog?

DawgNole
DawgNole

@Grant1296  

Thanks for coming down off your pedestal to join the fray. Let's see, Dawg & Nole--and you can't figure out which team(s) he pulls for? Talk about morons.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Kinda comical Techeye ...

The only one who will argue with you anymore is TB...

DawgNole
DawgNole

@ThomasBrown  

You misspelled Georgia Tech--at least according to the TB dictionary.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@ThomasBrown I posted Happy Easter this morning you psycho, i really feel you need professional help. I do not hate UGA. You "sir" are the hater.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@Dawg350  

Nah, we were just wondering if you'd found a new life of productivity since you weren't at your customary location spreading crap on a UGA blog. Happy Easter.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Dawg350  With such classy comments like this and you wonder why you catch flack? 

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

GTcaryAZZd,


No, you do not hate The University of Georgia Bulldogs; spending your days on UGA Bulldogs blog when you do no so much as have a high school GED, telling us that the Georgia Institute of Technology has football players who can read and write, while you say at UGA our Football Players cannot - you of all God's creatures who has yet to correctly write a singe sentence ever here.


I'd sure as Hell hate to see something you do hate, troll, who cannot so much as even get a damn date in over 30 years, you creepy Troll.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Card

I can't believe you tech trolls come on here making fun of our championship. It's more than tech will ever win! Book it!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Whatever... What a crock oh sh-t.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@thebucket I have been attacked and I have fired back yes. 350 starts attacking people. There is the difference.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@Dawg350  

I'm not "friends" with anyone on here. And if you don't want your pizz-poor writing to be called out while you're flinging insults and filth, then learn how to spell instead of supporting the stereotype of Dawg fans as uneducated hicks.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Nole tech gator

That's what I don't like about you....you are friends with card...poad and the buckeye..the 3 biggest trolls on the ajc....serves you right though because you are tech fan! All you are on here is a grammar wannabe expert. You bring nothing else to the table.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@POAD2014 @DawgNole  

Well, if he did, he certainly had it coming. A vulgar blowhard more than anything, although I don't question his loyalty to UGA.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@DawgNole I think he might have. He say all the homophobic comments all the time.


DawgNole
DawgNole

@ThomasBrown  

A Baptist preacher in your background? You, with all of your daily venom on here?

DawgNole
DawgNole

@ThomasBrown  

First Georgia Tech and now Georgia Institute of Technology? Have you edited the TB dictionary accordingly?

DawgNole
DawgNole

@Dawg350  

Now you've done it. Booked a zero championships for GT prediction. They should be winning one any day now.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@ThomasBrown Please go take your medicine, like i said Happy Easter ThomAss. Get a grip bud.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

One President of her student body, now business owner happily married; one former Junior Poet Laureate of Georgia mom happily married a musician with the highest IQ other than Dad and whom I grew up with, and one Valedictorian like Dad who also is a business owner and happily married.


All 3 are better athletes than you, daughters of a Golden Gloves boxer, USMC Major, Juris Doctor, Valedictorian of his Grammar School, High School, orphan who raised his 5 brothers when their mom and Dad Baptist Preacher both passed in a automobile wreck when Dad also the eldest son 12 years' of age, who then was given IQ test by Marine Corps and found to have 1 of the 2 highest and therefore sent to University during World War II where he also graduated Valedictorian Juris Doctor, decoding secret documents at the Pentagon where he met my Mom.


Then, there is you : Taking on airs of the Georgia Institute of Technology who cannot even so much as get a date in over 30 years you break down whining to us all this morning.


You want to know about my brothers, maybe, since you are so creepy and want to associate with downtown in the slums ?

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

My 3 sisters are all married.


But, when you finally admitted this morning, Easter Sunrise, that you have not so much as had a date in over 30 years, it didn't elude any of us here, that no lady would go out with a guy who cannot so much as formulate a single English sentence, yet, here -


Let Alone ANYONE at the Georgia Institute of Technology, of all places.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

@ThomasBrown You trying to fix me up? what's your sister look like? Both eye's, all her teeth? now there is a keeper.

ThomasBrown
ThomasBrown

GTcaryAZZd,


We all know you don't have a date today.