Georgia receiver Marlon Brown makes strides

photo Georgia junior receiver Marlon Brown has made a lot of progress this preseason according to coaches.

If Marlon Brown blew a route, block or catch during his first two seasons as a Georgia receiver, it wasn't the world's biggest deal.

The Bulldogs had the always acrobatic A.J. Green to make the offense go, and the reliable Kris Durham kept things steady a year ago. It's different this season for Brown, the 6-foot-5, 222-pound junior from Memphis, and he knows it.

"A.J. is gone and Durham is gone, and I feel like it's my time to step up and make some plays," Brown said Monday night after practice. "It's not really as much about the pressure being on me as it is knowing that they're not here anymore and that I can't depend on them to come back and make plays.