that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
Great side by side. I gotta say, this site is a lot more fun after a win.
I like this vibe a lot. Haven't felt it in a little bit.
I turned to the guy next to me at the stadium and said that looked a lot like the Woodson hit in '97. Glad I am not crazy.
But I truly believe we should see hits like this every single game from our DBs.
I mentioned this to my brother, in law and niece (all too young to remember it) as soon as it happened. Said "if someone put them in an overlay they'd be almost identical". They seemed kind of indifferent over my insistence that it was so identical lol. Was waiting for sometime else to notice.
Both are great hits, but Woodson was just such a physical presence out there. Countess kind of dragged the receiver down; Woodson planted him.
was at the game and just re-watched it when i got home. I think we can deem the countess hit a "plant". Th only difference in my opinion was that Woodson hit the reciever when he was off his feet (in the air). The hits were very similar and both very pleasing.
Both hits were nice, but Woodson really smashed that Baylor guy into the ground. Countess had solid contact to start the tackle, but then the ASU player just kinda falls down. Having said that, we're splitting hairs and we should probably just enjoy the hits.
I was about to say the same thing. I liked the Peppers hit a lot more than that Countess hit, but tackles are always nice.
I'd agree that Woodson's hit had more physicality to it but to say Countess dragged him down isn't right. Dragging to me implies slowly stopping someone's forward momentum. Bobo didn't have a chance at forward momentum.
win and win
I knew someone was going to compare these two tackles
Would you also know the next Powerball numbers and care to share them?
I had the same thought as LongLiveBo actually - Blake's was a remarkably similar hit to Woodson in the Baylor game in 1997. It is still just one gme, of course, but I've just been enjoying the notion of being rather deep in the secondary and getting deeper with each class. As for Countess, he is hopefully setting up to have a rather nice year out there.
For you to remember that play = +1
The display = +1
The parallels for this season = +1*
*Michigan player wearing #2 making an awesome/aggresive play in the first game of a national championship season with a a 5th year QB, an underappreciative local media, an upcoming road win in East Lansing, and an also impending 7 point victory against ND.
Well done, man.
is impeccable. Count me in.
Woodson's hit by a landslide.
That's immediately what I thought when I saw it. Very similar in look.
Those #1 and #2 jerseys have magic in them.
do you have?
Aren't these jokes kinda old?
put that clip to Pat Benatar music?
Somebody with good taste in music.
When Hoke said he want to hear football, he did not mean Benetar!
the defense as a group seemed to be getting a little more "into" their tackles. Be nice to have a secondary that can really plant guys, even if they make a catch. Tends to give receivers alligator arms later on in the game.
QUESTIONABLE, at best
That was the first thing I thought of as well.
Did anyone just get pumped after some of the hits we saw yesterday? It's something we really haven't seen in YEARS.
It's a beautiful thing watching corners actually play press coverage and not 10 yards off.
Coach Hoke recently made an interesting comment about playing with an "edge". I'm looking for our team to play with an "edge" going forward.
With some "edges" on Saturday.
Both were nice, but Woodson's has the edge.
If we are debating whether Countess's hit or Woodson's hit were more physical, it was likely a good day.
Woodson's hit was better, but Countess' hit did remind me of it right away.
Woodson's was higher and more physical but Countess' was more of a textbook tackle - great form
Both are awesome, but what makes the Countess hit really stand out for me is the fact that coming from him it is a little bit more unexpected. Obviously Charles Woodson was very physical, but thus far we haven't seen much of that from Countess. He could be a pretty complete corner if he continues to ramp up that aspect of his game.
Woodson hit was a neck bender.
Blake = Minor Deity at this point!
C'mon all you D&D nerds ... posbang for the reference?!?!?
I am using the Elaydin app and can't upvote, but here's a textual +1.
I knew I wasn't the only one who had to tell my friends (michigan fans but not mgobloggers, who didn't realize right away) how similar these hits were.
prepare because he was up in the air. Woodson also hit him higher which you saw more in 1997 than now with the focus on blows to the head. Both were great plays.
Yes, Woodson's was more impressive, but Blakes was a nice play.
I can't wait for Peppers to plant a few folks.
This is still my favorite hit ever by a college football DB, probably due in no small part because it came against Notre Dame.
And that's a clear ejection and 15 yard penalty. Not even close.
must have been wearing their throwback Baylor uniforms that day
the vicious intent in Woodson's tackle. Man I miss watching that guy in maize and blue
By far, bar none, is the 1997 Daydrian Taylor hit against Penn St. I thought people were dead after that hit.