here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Amara Darboh to miss 2013 season with foot injury
Well, that sucks.
Double post. At least we look deep at receiver.
I assume he gets a redshirt though so he, Chesson and others should be playing together for a few years to come.
Trying to find the silver lining.
Silver lining- better this year than next year. Thankfully we have Gallon (proven target), DIleo, Chesson, and Reynolds (whom Gardner also talks about)... This gives Chesson his time to shine!
I think that next year would have been better. We'll have Drake Harris, and everyone else on the team who catches passes and isn't less than 6 foot would have an extra year of exerience. I don't see his redshirt paying off much either, as by 2016 we'll be loaded at that position.
We have senior wide receivers this year as well as a proven quarterback. We saw last year that height is not all that matters, as the under 6-foot duo of Gallon and Dileo was very effective. With a year to learn the system, Chesson will arguably be more of a factor this year than Darboh was for us last year, and Jackson should improve, so there should be an added height presence.
In 2016 we will indeed be loaded at the WR position, but we don't know what our quarterback position will be like. If all is right, Morris or Speight will be back there killing it, but we can't guarantee that. I would much rather have a loaded receiving corps then than now, given our proven-effective quarterback now who can make plays with both his arm and feet. With the 2016 WRs, Morris or Speight should be able to just throw the football to a general area of the field and make plays more often than not.
Yes worse this year. Next year you are going to have 4 or 5 kids fighting for that spot - Darboh, this year's 3 FR and perhaps Drake Harris. Plenty of playing time this year to be had, it starts getting real crowded next year.
noooo sorry to hear that wish Darboh the best in his recovery.
So now I'm guessing it is on Chesson - let's see what you got
At least he's a burner and has a year in the system. I think people tend to forget how fast Chesson is.
Alright Jehu, time to show us what you got!
These are Michigan men and this is Michigan when one door closes another door opens. Someone will rise to the occasion.
Time to earn that cool pre-existing catch phrase!
Also, not a bad band.
I know these practices are physical, but doesn't it seem this year that there's been a ton of injuries?
There were a couple guys in the spring, but what big injuries have we had in the fall outside of Darboh?
these people need to get a grip.
what a bunch of nancys
I wasn't trying to convey that I'm losing my marbles, it just seems that everyone has been getting beat up this year before the season even starts. I can't remember the last year that it seemed that this many people were getting injured.
Wouldve been nice to have treadwell to fall back on.
You could injure your foot simply by stepping on someone else's..likely not the result of any hard contact
one time, trying to go quickly down a flight of lanscape stairs made from railroad ties and brick with a pair of loafers on. I was in a hurry and my foot landed awkwardly on the next step down, which was not level, and the next thing I knew my ankle was purple and the size of Chaz Weis' frontbutt...so yeah...these things can definitely happen with little or no contact
I'm sure that's what happened to Darboh. Damn you Hoke and your landscaping stairs.
I'd +1 you if I could +1 you but I can't +1 you.
a bowling injury.
You have included information that is so irrelevant it hurts to read the post -100
have similar attrition like this. It is just that these are your guys and you have known their name and about them since high school. Hear that..... that was the sound of two other season ending injuries for major college football teams that you will hear little about this season because it is not your team. It is when this happens and then cruel thing happen in season like last year where it becomes a major factor.
Look on the bright side, Darboh gets his redshirt? Idk, this is not good...
[EDIT]: Does this mean true freshman will for sure get some action? If so, any of them looking good or getting some hype?
Looking at their weights Dukes (190) looks more college ready than York (180).
Da'Mario Jones, 192. And he's had a little bit of hype/mention I believe. If one of the true freshman can emerge as an option by mid-season, it would certainly help.
I am dissappoint. Was expecting a big year from Darboh.
I haz a sad...
Was looking forward to big things from him. Hoping for a quick recovery.
but I feel especially bad for Darboh. No doubt he was looking forward to a potential breakout season. Rest and heal sir.
At least he can get a medical redshirt.. Although I was looking forward to see his ability this season. Go blue..
Doesn't even have to be medical, no games played. Just a straight up redshirt.
At least he's got his redshirt yr. Still sucks a lot though :-/
That's it, pack it all up, season's over. No use even trying at this point, we should just cut our losses and plan for next year. Only viable option I see at this point. That or Seppuku.
Never admit defeat. Seppuku it is. I'll see you all on the other side.
I hate sports
looks like jackson or one of the freshman need to step up or split funchess out with Butt be the #2 TE behind williams.
did not know what to expect from Darboh. On a personal level for him this really sucks and I feel bad for the guy. In terms of what it means for this season, all that is changed is that one a different unproven wide receiver will be a significant part of the offense. To put it in terms of past combinations, if we just lost Manningham but Gallon or Chesson can be Arrington, we're still in good shape here. Very unfortunate for for Darboh, but he will bounce back. For us fans, with reports of a speedy recovery for Ryan, if the bug can stay away from Blake and Toussant, this ship should still be right on course.
Normally I would agree, but the talent at the outside receiver position is so nonexistent (other than maybe Chesson) that this does hurt. Open up the playbook, find all of the passing plays that involve having at least two 6'2" wide receivers on the field at once, and throw them in the garbage for the year.
but Gallon has showed an ability to play above his height. Open that playbook back up, replace fade on one side with stop fade and several of those plays come back in. Think Gallon against South Carolina. I think that is the quality of receiver he is and can be going forward. Don't get me wrong this sucks on a major league level, but there are other areas on the field where such news would all the more painful.
Or flex funchess out wide and laugh hysterically while a 6'0 190lb CB at best tries to cover 6'5 230 freak athlete.
And keep those LBs in with Williams or Butt tight, put gallon wide, dileo slot all set.