I am starting to believe that Borges thinks he is a genius (just like Mike Martz), when clearly he is not (also, like Mike Martz). His inabilaty to not use the "fritz" package is driving me crazy. This play has not worked since the Minnesota game, and even then it wasn't that great. I can see him thinking "this play is working great, now I am going to try something completely different". Touissant up the middle was working fine, and what is with all the "bombs away" shit, when a short passing game makes more sense. Denard isn't a bad passer, but he isn't a pocket passer because he has the tendency to pass off of his back foot, when pressured. Every fucking time that we had a good gain on offense, Al brought in Gardner to throw a giant bucket of crap on our momentum. I am not going to whine about the officiating, because if Al wouldn't have burried his head in his gigantic ass, we would have won easily.
I blame this guy, more than the officials ^^^
Aside from a couple of wild Denard overthrows, the offensive philosophy employed by M on that last drive should be used as the base offense. Denard's strength as a passer is to give him multiple options, contrary to a really accurate drop back passers who can pin-point a pass to a designated receiver running a predictable route. In addition, take away the time crunch and that type of old-school moderate length pass happy "Charlie Ward spread" gives Denard substantially more lanes to run through with the secondary more focussed on covering multiple receivers spreading the field out. M had some success from the i today with one or two wideouts, but IMO, M should try to spread teams out early and often. The wide receivers are not apt to make the the big play deep off playaction, thus, the threat of the run does not intimidate defenses because there is really no deep threat there. And don't tell me that the success was due to a "prevent" by Iowa, they run the same defense all game.
The offense is searching for an identity. After watching that fourth quarter, I say run the "two minute" from the jump.
Let's try it at least...
It sucks when Michigan loses. I feel it all week. But I think it takes character and strength to pick yourself up, whether you're a fan/alum or a player, and move on. So next week is Illinois, another team of dorks. Who's with me? Let's drink, watch more football today, and look forward to next week's game. I like our team, and I like Brady Hoke. Not sure yet about Uncle Festus. I do think Denard can pass the ball for what it's worth.
Which as you can see, is clearly pass interference.
Let us cope.
My method? Drugs.
[ED:BISB- Have at it, but please don't start your own posts. May this be the only rant thread. See some of you on TWIS]
[JBT edit: Mods just ninjaed my thread!!!]