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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
I think he looked pretty good so far. What do you all think?
I have to say for a true freshman he is doing a real nice job thus far.
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Ya I agree. He is very sound fundamentally and has good ball skills. The more he plays, the better he will be. He will be a major contributor for the next 4 years.
THOSE WHO STAY WILL BE CHAMPIONS
He certainly looked much more sound than the other freshman corners we have been rolling out over the last few years.
Are you honestly going to look at a half of play against an offense from the Mountain West (who quite a few times threw it behind and in front of open receivers) and proclaim that freshmen CB to be better than any of our other freshmen over the last couple years? And on top of that, do you honestly think that coaching is what makes a freshman good after 4 games.....after about 2 months of coaching, or do you think maybe it is because they have raw talent and that is why they look ok?
Carvin Johnson and Courtney Avery looked pretty good last year through 4 games and they played more than a half. We probably should have said they look similar to Charles Woodson
Edit: I know you didn't say he looked like Woodson, I just find it funny that already he is better than any of our other freshmen DBs when he played a half in a game in which we were up 21-0 and 28-7.
I thought Carvin got hurt in the first game last year and missed several games after that?
If he were simply placed in a position against a mediocre qb that pulled the trigger for a run-dominated offense, I would tend to agree with you. However, he was placed in a position where a future Sunday trigger puller had no choice but to put the ball up, and as the greenese player in the secondary, he was bound to be tested more than anyone else.
You make it sound like his minutes were meaningless because we happened to have a lead when he came in. Nothing could be further from the truth and that's why his play was graded so highly.
As long as we're on the topics of dbs, I think Floyd shows the courage that all good corners have to have - this was actually proved against ND- and I'm gaining the impression that our secondary will become a strength in the future. Playing great cb requires the same mindset as qb in regards to having short memory. Be willing to trust your talent while playing within yourself, and if you happen to get beat on a particular play, dismiss it as being over. It's so easy to say, but very few really do and that's why it's ez to separate the above average from the rest of the pack.
Avery was not playing in non-garbage time at this point last season. As for Johnson, when he was even healthy last year, he wasn't playing corner. He was playing the LB/S hybrid spot.
Well, If we are being honest then ummmmmmmm......YES.
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Amazing burn. Whenever it was posted on freep.com and mlive it was always funny and never lame, so why not here.
Agreed. Looks very solid. Good technique. They have been calling a lot of zone coverage during his time out there, however.
like him a lot. seems like a solid tackler. coverage has been there ad well.
Was very happy with his play. For some reason when he went in, I had a good feeling about how he would do. He looked well coached and for a frosh was competitive out there. Not overwhelmed. Good news for the defense to have him for 4 years.
Nice profile pic.
I would just like to say that I spent a good 15 seconds trying to wipe the bug off my computer screen(and trying to figure out how he got there) you bastard.
" I want to win Big 10 titles. Multiply. Consecutively. I just made that word up (multiply). I'm like that. I'm good at Scrabble."
Same here, damn you!
That's just like your opinion man...
Trying to get that bastard.
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Honestly, he would be a star on last year's defense. We have... depth?
COYS and lets go Detroit FC!
Yeah, it was great to see a number of CB contributors, we're going to need 'em.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
He has definitely held his own out there.
Aggressive and quick out of his breaks. I like it.
Dreads > Lil Boosie fade
The thing I like the most is that everytime they went his direction he was in position. On one long ball was trailing the receiver but all other times was on proper side of the ball and within 2 yards of his reveiver.
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Good to see Countess doing his thing. They tried to pick on him when he came in.
He looks awesome out there. I am so happy he got a chance to exhibit his clear talents. I think he deserves some time every game.
Solid. Gets better with every rep. Looks confident.
If I say a duck can pull a truck, shut up and hook the sucka up!
I think he looks great for a true freshman. Lets get him some run.
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I think you should start a petition to get him more playing time...
I put up a tough front, but deep down I just want to be held.
Great play by countess...he's for real.
Keeping in mind that Ryan Lindley is the worst QB to step into the Big House possibly ever, I'd say Countess played a really good game regardless. If he played like that on the team we had last year he would've been starting. He should be really good for us.
And come on we haven't realy played any great qbs yet this year.
He only got the job because he's a Michigan Man not because he was the best. Is that what Michigan is all about? You do the best, you get the job. This MM meme is crap.
Ryan Lindley is an NFL prospect. A good one. How about you learn something about the team we're playing each week.
"I tried to but a pencil in the light socket but it was too wide and didn't fit so I used a paperclip."-Terrelle Pryor, Future Rhodes Scholar
Oh well when you put it that way I'll just have to disregard all of the off target passes and ignored wide open receivers. Even his TD pass was the wrong read. Take some plays out of the "Every Snap Defense" for this game and point to something that he did right, because there wasn't much.
Seconded. I came in to this game worried about him based on every scouting report and then he looked more like a CFL prospect than an NFL one, including all of the balls skipped 5 yards in front of receivers. Maybe he has no one to throw to but damn he didn't look good save for the nicely thrown TD and the drives once the game was out of reach and we sat back.
But maybe, just maybe, UM had some part in making him look bad. People bitch about the defense making QBs, look good, so do we not praise them when a QB looks bad?
I am not saying that UM is entirely responsible for this, but UM should at least get SOME plaudits.
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That would be because Michigans pass rush was more effective than it has been all year, primarily Martin and Roh. This led to him throwing the ball too early before his recceivers could complete their routes. By the second half he seemed very nervous whenever he dropped back into the pocket. Well done by the defense.
Not that I loved Rich Rod less, but that I loved Michigan more.
did you see our qb?
Lindley will likely be in the NFL soon, he does not suck.
As hard as it is to believe, our defense finally shut down a good team. Good running back, good quarterback, servicable line and wideouts, and a better than average TE corps. Our d won a game for us, which is something I think many of us have forgotten how to recognize.
Is SDSU as good as they were last year, probably not. However, they'd be expeced to beat about half the big ten this year going into today.
SDSU would have easily scored 40 against last years team, with all the turnovers and good field postition they had
I guess you never saw last years D.
Doesn't mean that pretty much the same guys could account for a 5 td swing. Gerg or not.
No the defense played well, I fully believe that. That doesn't take away the fact that Lindley missed a whole lot of what the defense gave up to him. It's pretty telling when there's an uncovered receiver standing 7 yards in front of you for a first down on 4th down in the opponents territory (first half) and you throw it across the field into double coverage. That's just to name one out of many plays.
I would encourage you to consider what applying your standards of good passing would mean if you applied them to Denard. He missed everything, threw picks, and generally looked about as bad passing as Lindley.
The fact that Denard isn't the best passer wouldn't make me reconsider what it takes to be a good passer. If I readjusted the standards of being a good passer to place today's performances in the range of "good" I would have to attend the church of Peyton Manning.
Worst ever? Please learn what football is before commenting on things. Lindley is good. As some people say, he's an NFL prospect.
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I remember people saying the WMU QB, Hiller, was a big-time NFL prospect, too. Also this year's WMU QB. It's nonsense.