Get your head out of the toilet. It's time for your mgoblue methadone.
Countdown to Kickoff - Day 21: Mike Martin
Good Lord, Mike Martin eats more than my household does, for real. Also, love to hear that he has some strong, deep seated personal motivation. That'll carry him far.
I'm finding it very difficult to settle on a favorite player this year. Sure, it's always hard picking a guy, but it's especially difficult this year; Mike's a front runner though.
His bicep may eat my family some day, but he is still awesome.
That is a sacrifice I think we all would make.
I like the way Kovacs is a walk on, was injured and showed enough detirmination to try out again and not only make the team, but contribute in a positive way. He hussles, works hard, always brings the wood and is intelligent. Kovacs is my favorite this year.
These next few years it's going to be very hard to pick one favorite. I have so much respect for all of the players who have gone through the last two years. I can't even fathom how great it is going to be to watch this program return to the place it should be. Hopefully this year... we'll see, but it's going to be awesome!
does he mean quarterbacks?
whoever is unlucky enough to have the football at that time.
Also, got to love seeing Mike get tossed by Vincent...or maybe not. But still funny to watch.
It didn't look like it was a full contact drill where Martin was suppose to tackle. I think Martin was pulling up to avoid hitting him hard.
Hide the women and children!!!!
Off the field he hugs moms and kisses babies.
Off the field he hugs moms and eats babbies.
Fixed that for you.
Go back a couple years when we were recruiting Mike Martin and I thought, "Rob Renes Part Deux. I'll take it." Mike Martin has been Rob Renes+ from the moment he took the field and I love Rob Renes. Mike, I had the bar set VERY HIGH for you coming in and you have exceeded my expectations from day one.
Mike Martin is an absolute MONSTER. He's always been a favorite of mine, but I really feel like this is going to be his year.
There was talk about sliding him over the 3-tech DT position, but it's clear that he's the nose guard for this defense. I feel incredibly sorry (although, not really) for opposing offensive lines because they are going to get fucking destroyed.
Martin's t-shirt began to tear along the bicep and his skin started turning a pale green. Yeah, at 3:25 in the video...check it out.
He should totally practice in ripped purple shorts!
This dude is a messing with you guys ..his real name is Lou Ferrigno
So... when Mike Martin tries to tell a story about how he's not a workout warrior, the best he can come up with is "yeah, after I lift 600 pounds, sometimes I might feel a little sore."
Smash, Mike. Smash.
Gotta love these guys. All of them.
"...and it feels like my spine is going to explode, and I got Mike over here slapping me, yelling at me..."
Is he on a first name basis with Barwis? wow.
very well spoken, intelligent talk from one of our impressive student athletes. I can't stop thinking about how our big guys are just huge athletes instead of big fat guys. The Barwis factor will start to pay off in a big way this year IMO. Our team will dominate at the LOS on both sides of the ball this year. Go Blue!!!
I'm thinking this will be the year we will really see the conditioning pay off in the games, just hoping the mental mistakes get reduced or eliminated, especially guys being out of position and giving up the big plays, or even just allowing other teams to move the ball at will. I think the offense will score quickly and often, so the D doesn't need to be on the field any longer than it will be already.
I equate mental mistakes to turnovers. As Brian Cook stated, 58 turnovers in 2 years has got to improve. I think it is more than luck. Maturity + Barisfactor = fewer TO's. Fewer TO's = more wins. See how simple a winning season can be. Next lesson.......
Mike Martin tackled him and knocked them right off his head...
Is Mike Martin THE KNOWLEDGE?!
"YES... That's true."
I wonder how much chicken broccoli bake he could put away?
would be very telling.
Wow, this statement ... thinking about what that volume of delicious Bursley chicken broccoli bake would be... wow. So hungry. I never thought I would miss dorm food this much.
Mike Martin smashey
I have never seen a 300lb man look so fit in my life. With the possible exception of Jake Long, but Jake had 5 more inches than Mike to distribute the weight.
MM looks like a cannon ball on steroids! (not at all suggesting that he's anything other than 100% natural man-beast though)
I love watching a well executed running game, but nothing fires me up like watching a defense just bring it. I like to think that the last couple of years has been spent in the wilderness, searching for the elusive "it". Michigan Football Gods - please show us they have found it.
Note: tearing shit up along the way is an added plus
Do any of you think he'd be a good enough to not stay his senior year? Maybe it's too early to make that sort of prediction but MAN... with him on the team as a senior in 2011 it's going to be EXCITING!
Not if he's playing the nose all season.
Perhaps I should explain. Not that he won't be good at the nose (although that is certainly not his best position). But he's extremely undersized to be an NFL NT. There's no way he'd be playing that position in the NFL (with the possible exception of Dallas), so they'd be projecting him to the 3 tech undertackle role ala Warren Sapp. No one's going to draft a DT early if they've barely seen him play his projected position.
I also expect Martin's production (statistically) to go down this year, or at least stay the same as last year. Even as a NT he saw alot of single blocking last year with BG eating up double and triple teams. He's going to be facing multiple blockers alot more often this year.
So to sum up, I have little doubt he'll be around for his senior year.
"On the field I'm crazy as Hell." *
I'm like a hunter in the forest, out there looking for some food, trying to bring it back to my family. Out there looking for the ball like a maniac.
This dude is my hero. Always was a beast but this is the kind of mentality every football player should have (defense, at least)
And you know, I believe him when he says that, becaues of the look in his eyes when he says "family"
I think I might have a hard time looking him directly in the eye once he is in game shape. I don't care how many babies he kisses or old ladies he helps across the street, he will intimidate.
Seems like a really great kid with a good heart.
I started whimpering in fear when they started showing the lifting segments. I am still huddled in the corner of the room. I don't think I will leave either.
Gotta love this kid, er, maneating freak.
Definitely one of my favorites on this team.
Off the field he's kissin' babies... you gotta be kiddin' me, this guy is awesome.
Notice that he called himself a "nose guard." I'm just sayin'...