For christ's sake, some of you negative nillies need to take a chill pill. Remember what our offense looked like with sheridan at the helm? And now we're rolling up 500 per week. Give the man a chance to get some freaking players in. He's a fine coordinator working with the equivalent of three or four sheridan's in the backfield and probably a couple other threets on the 2 deep.
What we need are players! We need to recruit better players! We need to keep them from transferring or declaring early when no one is going to draft them. We need to keep them busy and out of trouble with the law.
And you debbie downers are not helping by going overboat with your stupid "analysis" of the defense. The man has coached defenses to TWO Superbowl wins. WHAT THE F*** HAVE YOU DONE?
There has been a lot of progress with this defense. No, the numbers don't show it. But it's there if you look hard enough. And in another year or two it will be so apparent that you arseh0*es will owe everyone on this board, all of our potential recruits, and the entire football team a huge apology.
To any potential DB's out there, COME TO MICHIGAN! Charles Woodson, Leon Hall, Marlin Jackson, Ty Law, Etc, etc, etc all did and it was the stage for them to shine. We've got tons of playing time available for anyone who wants to come in and work hard. Please come to Michigan, just to shut up the idiots on this board.
Immediately following the game, I posted an inaccurate image to describe the game and asked for suggestions to make it more a propos .
BlueSeoul, Capitain, and others suggested ways to make the image more precise. Here is my effort.
AllinforDG suggested I put Gerg in the fetal position. Since I could make that work, he is shouting and pointing. Something I saw him do all day.
I don't really want to discuss much the play of the defense. It is too soon and I'm not really in the mood to talk about the execution side of yesterday's game. However, I did notice some very strange formations out there at times.
For instance, IIRC Penn State lined up in a two wide set. Woolfolk was lined up at corner, Warren was lined up as safety on the same side and Ezeh was in man coverage against the other WR.
Seemed crazy to me. Anyone else notice this?
GERG did well with this adjustment. Troy played shut down ball. This allowed us to rush more (the TD on the blitz was a gamble on Mich's part...Williams was not going to cover Moeaki regardless).
Break out game by BG - I think in part because of the firmer secondary.
Yes Williams should have helped Warren on that bomb. But Woolfolk is the new CB. Please no injuries vs. Delaware State!!
There are two things that I would like to see him do more of: I would like to see him put more pressure on the quarterback...or...I would like to see him give our second cornerback (Cissoko or Floyd) help over the top. In three of our last four games, the opposing quarterback has had too much time to throw and our second corner has been on an island too often. Because of this, we are getting picked apart.
...If we're going to go with a three man rush, I would like to see our second corner getting some help.
...If we're going to leave our second corner on an island, I would like to see some more pressure (a blitz of some sort!).
I realize that our defense is inexperienced and I realize that a walk-on has started the last two games. But given our last two opponents, I do not think that our problem is a talent issue, I think that it is a scheme issue. If he does not correct these schematic problems, I think that we could be in for a long season.
I also realize that coach Robinson has had quite a bit of success as a defensive coordinator in the NFL. But, in the games that I have been to, I have seen coach Rodriguez getting quite animated with coach Robinson on the sidelines. He made a mistake hiring Shafer, he might have made a mistake in hiring Robinson.
I am not writing him off yet...but I am concerned. That is all that I am saying. If you have a peaceful and intelligent remark, please post a response.
I'm not done with the first two so I don't know how this stacks up, but I would say read it, if only for the pure Gerg quotes like "still trying to reprogram the program."