I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Nice to see him making plays and being noticed, even if it's practice [obligatory practice we're talkin' practice] and second team defense. As a Jets fan, I sure hope he makes the roster and helps out (especially if Revis continues his holdout).
Lots of people mention lack of elite speed and/or ankle injury prior to the combine to explain why he didn't get drafted. I think it had at least as much to do with the fact that we didn't have the luxury of showcasing his ability to play tight man defense because he had to help make up for weaknesses throughout our secondary. He did that fairly well, and I could see him helping the Jets as a nickel, dime, or safety type, and if we needed it as a primary cb.
Really wish he could help Michigan this year--and he would have been better able to showcase his skills with a now competent Woolfolk opposite him, resulting in much higher draft stock (obviously)--but as far as I'm concerned the Jets got a steal and I hope he continues to impress.
While every talking head has an opinion and 98% of them end up wrong by season's end, it's always nice to read a positive review of UM going into a season where very few have faith in the team's abilities...
Phil Steele features Michigan in his 2010 Favorite Teams with a bowl prediction
Michigan- Like I said earlier, I have no allegiances to any team other than where my magazine predicts them. While I have been born and raised in the state of Ohio my entire life and as a child rooted for Ohio St, this year the Wolverines make my most improved list and I have them playing in the Gator Bowl against LSU. While I have the Wolverines picked to finish tied for 5th, other magazines like Athlon and Sporting News have them picked 8th. I will have no trouble rooting for Michigan in most games this year.
A Gator Bowl against LSU, while it means a lot of success was had and that the tide has turned, would be... scary.
Anyone know of any videos or other materials that would help instruct young LBs on how to shed blocks?
I'm sure by now you have seen that OSU is on the cover of the Sports Illustrated August 16th College Football Preview. Not only that, T.P. himself has his photo on the table of contents.
Hope they get burned.
I just watched Countdown to Kickoff #23 and am ready to shed my anti-walk on bias; at least when it comes to Kovacs. He is a solid kid who loves Michigan and has the attitude and fortitude that we want to see in all Wolverines. It is rare for a true walk on to make an impact and many of us withheld our seal of approval in hopes that a scholarship player with stronger measurables would emerge. It wasn't enough that he made a zillion tackles (and barely missed any) including 17 against MSU. It wasn't enough that he played hard every down and was almost always in the right position. All we could see was that he was smoked by that Indiana running back and that he could not possibly be great because of his status.
I hereby resign from that club and declare myself to be a Jordan Kovacs fan. May he SPUR us to glorious defensive heights.