there would have to be some to wash away
I know there was a thread yesterday when David Molk entered the Eagles-Redskins game. That said, it appears with this news, Molk will be seeing extensive playing time going forward.
Although none of us enjoys celebrating the injury of another football player, Eagles starting center Jason Kelce, who arguably has been playing at an All-Pro level since missing 2012 with an ACL injury, is out for reportedly the next 2+ months with a sports hernia. Enter one of our past heroes -- David Molk.
In this most desperate of Michigan-fandom-times, it is nice to be able to cling to any silver-lined grey cloud in sight. Molk endured an incredibly tumultuous time period while wearing the winged helmet. He was completely out of football last year, with his dream of playing professional football in doubt. Now, he's the starting center for a Top 5 NFL offense that schematically fits his playing style quite well. With solid play over the next 8-10 weeks, it's possible Molk can carve out a stable NFL future.
Maybe there is hope left in the world.
I was already on the fence about doing my semi-regular "drive killers" diary after losses this week, but Sam Webb has it covered so that makes it easy
The rest of the article is well worth a read so click through
Utah Drive Killers
On Michigan’s second drive after a big 24 yard pass play to Devin Funchess got the ball out to the Michigan 43, an Erik Magnuson holding call made it 1st & 20. The Wolverines were forced to punt a few plays later.
Michigan’s third drive began with a three yard loss when the Utes blew through the line to snuff out an end-around, and a sack that occurred when Gardner was flushed and his receivers didn’t work to get open. Michigan punted two plays later.
Michigan’s fifth drive began with a big 12 yard run by Derrick Green to get the Wolverines into Utah territory. A linebacker beat Graham Glasgow on a blitz the very next play to put Michigan behind the sticks again. The Wolverines punted a few plays later.
On Michigan’s sixth drive the Wolverines did something they rarely do. After losing two yards on a first down run by Derrick Green and losing five more yards on an A.J. Williams false start the Maize & Blue dug out of a 2nd & 17 hole. The big play was a 25 yard skinny post to Devin Funchess on 3rd & 8. The very next play was a slant to Funchess that Gardner threw too far in front. The ball bounced off of Funchess’ hand and was intercepted.
On Michigan’s seventh drive after a few third down conversions moved the ball to midfield, an overloaded blitz on a play-action pass (that included a fake to a back that wasn’t there) resulted in a 12 yard sack. Michigan punted a few plays later.
- Michigan ninth drive ended on an interception on a pass for which it was hard to determine who Gardner was even throwing to.
For those of you who hate Mondays as it is. don't click here.
I did, and now I feel worse than I did before.
Except that Hoke is No. 9 on the list, somehow below Dana Holgorson and Norm Chow. So that's a good thing, right? Errr....maybe not.....Goddammit!
Very bad news for Rutgers football as their best offensive player by a country mile was injured in their win versus Navy. James is not quite at the level of the Abdullahs, Gordons, Tevin Colemans, but would be in the next tier and relative to Rutgers offense it is a quite massive blow. This leaves the offense in the hands of.... Gary Nova.
The backup RBs did seem to do a solid job against Navy but obviously there will be a step down in talent.
James will miss the remainder of the season after rushing for 363 yards on 5.76 yards per carry through the Scarlet Knights' first four games. The fourth-year junior had rushed for 96 yards with a touchdown on seven carries against the Midshipmen before taking a helmet to the knee.
James' injury will put more pressure on senior quarterback Gary Nova, who through Rutgers' 3-1 start has averaged more than 10 yards per attempt and thrown for six touchdowns, but also threw five interceptions in the team's loss to Penn State.