landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Get in the car it's Mike Martin
Similar to the thread about Molk the other day, here's the feedback Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's received about Martin. He has him #8 among DTs.
8. MIKE MARTIN Michigan 6-1½ 305 4.84 2-3 Described by one scout as "a modern-day version of Kelly Gregg." Shortest DT on the board but also one of the most tenacious. "He is one good football player" another scout said. "Strong. Bright guy. Got a lot of pizzazz to him." Won a state wrestling champion at Detroit Catholic Central High. "As good looking as he is and as athletic as he tests he just doesn't play with a lot of juice on a consistent basis or with a lot of power," a third scout said. "Not much of a pass rusher. He could probably be a two-down starter in a 4-3, not a 3-4." Finished with 172 tackles (25 for loss) and 10 sacks in 49 games (37 starts). "He will face 350-pound guys that are just going to fall on top of him," a fourth scout said. "You love his intensity. He's swelled up. He's run out of skin, that guy."
Reading the other evaluations, the scouts don't have the questions about desire or love of football that they lay on a lot of other players. I do wonder if the comments about a the lack of "juice" and "power" came from viewing games when Martin was hurt.
OK, it's Friday and I'm going through UFR withdrawl. Not the past few years the "I don't even wanna hear those 3 letters because OSU whupped us", but the "We just beat OSU, hung 40 on them, and I can't wait to relive it in ridiculous detail" UFR Withdrawl.
That said, make with the UFR Cook!
In the meantime, I figured I'd go all JamieMac and suggest some over unders. If my lines are way off, let me know and I'll adjust them. I'm setting these from memory of watching it live, I haven't seen any replays, so odds are I'll be off on a few. Also I bet Brian is generous with the numbers since we won (at least to offensive players). Also, I have no idea if we're getting the Offensive or Defensive UFR today, so here's everything
Lewan: +8.5, Schofield: +5, Molk: +12, Omameh: +5 ,Huyge: +3.5
Denard: +13.5, Fitz: +8,+5 , Hopkins: +3.5,
Odoms: +5 ,Koger: +4.5 ,Gallon: +3, Hemingway: +3
Roh: +5, Martin +11.5, RVB: +12.5, Heininger: +4, BWC: +3, Black: +4.5
Morgan: +3.5 (Huge both ways), Demens: +4.5, Ryan: +6.5
Countess: -2, Gordon: -4, Woolfolk: -3, Floyd: Even, Kovacs: +5.5, Avery +2.5 (Pick rewarded?)
Offensive RPS: +7
Defensive RPS: Even
Refs: - Eleventy Billion
Edits in the numbers above are underlined. General sentiment thus far is I'm too generous with the defense that gave up 34 points.
Overs? Unders? Any I totally missed on?