Green: It's Cox's time to shine for Bulldogs
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
A.J. Green wants to be clear. He's not picking sides, and he's not playing favorites.
But he does have a thought or two concerning the Georgia quarterback situation next season.
Green reserves the right to weigh in, too. He's easily the Bulldogs' most explosive returning weapon after catching 56 passes for an SEC-high 963 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to SEC Freshman of the Year honors a year ago.
"I'm sure the two quarterbacks they brought in are great quarterbacks, but Joe's paid his dues," Green said. "It's time to give him a chance, and I think he'll do real well."
In some ways, Green said Cox is a more natural leader than Matthew Stafford.
"He's a great leader and a little more vocal than [Stafford] was," Green said.
"It's going to change a little bit, but we have other guys who can step up at any time," Green said. "We have receivers and tailbacks who can play, so I don't think it's going to be that big a deal."
He'd like to beef up to 210 pounds for next season and is 207 right now. And even through his groin injury has hindered some of his work on the practice field this offseason, there's no doubt in Green's mind that he's a more complete receiver.
"Great players are always working on something," he said. "For me, it's becoming more of a student of the game and not just relying on my ability all the time."
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