that makes one of us
I myself hate trite postings, but I just have to give Webb props for his play on Saturday. He recovered that fumble down near the opposing teams endzone, and on Denard's long run he threw a kick-ass block. Seems like a great move to have him at that h-back like position in the backfield. What an offense!
Crable is on New England's Practice squad; Mathews on Chicago's, and Late Round draft pick Stevie Brown was kept by Oakland for their Practice Squad.
Most Practice Squads are full, and I may have missed a Wolverine on the list, so, any others' status known at this time? Dutch on Baltimore's? Ortmann or Moosman, Carlos Brown?
EDIT - appears as if Warren was signed to NYJ's practice squad today, Wiki says so:
Just curious to see why Furman is not on the depth chart for week 2. Was he on the chart last week for the opener?
I am really intrigued by him playing the SPUR position?
Any information on this would be awesome.
Not to get off topic, but a couple of my friends and I were thinking about a road trip to purdue after losing the student lottery on ND, PSU, and OSU. Besides, I'm looking forward to watching shoelace grease through the purdue defense like snake oil. We are planning on buying tickets in the Michigan allotment still available.
I have an idea of how far it is, but I was wondering about the other things: parking, food, experience, etc. If anyone who has been before could share some insight, that would be awesome. Thanks.
Someone who taped the game, look around the 12/13 min mark of the 4th Q.. Michigan is lined up in a pretty standard looking 3-3-5 stack with Patterson at the nose. He drops into a short zone and Frazer, looking for the quick slant, hits him in the chest with the ball. Sounds a lot like this, from the MSP Preview Issue at p.79:
When defenses began zone-blitzing in earnest, however, the quarterback's hot reads were suddenly all wrong: instead of throwing a slant away from the man defender for a big play, the ball could land in the chest of a zone defender who had dropped from the interior or flowed from the opposite side.
However, the same article in MSP notes:
But, as previously indicated, one of the most attractive features of the 3-3-5 is the ability to use zone blitzes without having to drop a defensive lineman into coverage, unlike a traditional 4-3.
The thing is, as I sat there watching from sec. 44 with a perfect view of it, I don't remember thinking "blitz" on this play. So someone with the tape, go back and look and answer me these questions three, 'ere the other side ye see:
1. Was there a blitz on?
2. Was Patterson actually dropping into an underneath zone or did he just see a big lineman in front of him and think, "yeah, this isn't happening, maybe I'll just hang out"?
3. If no on (1) and yes on the first part of two (2), then what in Sam Hill is GERG up to? Because it's creative, and me likey.
Michigan underdogs against Notre Dame (-4.0)
After watching both Michigan and ND play, I am surprised, but I guess that this is how Vegas odds seem to work. 3 points for being at home and 1 more just for the hell of it.
Either way, close odds like this mean nothing and I think that Michigan wins!