so that you can learn about Kenny Demens's stats.
Spoiler alert-- he's leading the team in tackles.
so that you can learn about Kenny Demens's stats.
Spoiler alert-- he's leading the team in tackles.
you're complaining that our leading tackler isn't productive enough.
That's classic ChiTown right there. Knew you still had it.
What??????? Our leading tackler isn't a safety?
where is the "thank god" moderation???
He's tied with Thomas Gordon with 30.
And Kovacs has like 28.
But Hawthorne has 21 in only 3 games!
Hawthorne could have better numbers. I remeber him missing some key tackles in the last two games, but I'm glad he stepped up to take the WLB spot.
He's tied with a saftey and 2 ahead of the other. But still, a non-safety also leads Michigan in tackles.
Well I didnt know where to find the stats so thanks for that! I guess I just was hoping or thinking that he would be a real run stuffer and it seems like thats not happening. Thanks for the link though.
Do you read the UFRs?
You didn't know where to find stats about UofM anywhere on the Internet of all places?
To be fair, the internet is a very big place. It can be very intimidating. Heck, my grandmother refuses to get a computer for that reason alone. Then again, she is 90 . . .
is exactly right. I don't know WTF that is supposed to mean, but it made me laugh anyway.
Maybe "Turkeypants" is the guy to whom the ball is always underthrown.
Denim Chicken: The Perfect Holiday Recipe
The holidays are almost upon us. This is a time for sharing warm moments with family around a large table, often covered with all kinds of home cooked recipes passed down through the generations. Even if you have no family, or simply don’t like hanging out with them, you should still make sure to treat yourself to this classic and luxurious dish: The Denim Chicken.
Arrange your ingredients:
1 whole chicken
1 pair of jeans
1 whole stalk of celery, chopped
1 cup of olive oil
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup basil
1/2 cup oregano
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup onion powder
2 tablespoons pepper
1 onion, diced
4 carrots, chopped
1 pepper, diced
1 bundle of asparagus
Preheat oven to 500 degrees as you prepare your ingredients.
Chop the celery, onion, and carrots. Save carrot tops.
In a large pot, add the celery, onion, and pepper. Toss in basil, oregano, salt, onion powder, olive oil and soy sauce. ...
Depending on your butcher, you may have to remove giblets and any other stray items from inside the chicken.
Season chicken on outside and inside with butter, salt and pepper. Stuff asparagus inside chicken.
The asparagus will keep your Denim Chicken moist while it roasts.
Your chicken is ready to go in the oven! Place chicken in a lightly oiled pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until juices run clear.
While the chicken is roasting, you can move on to your denim. Lay denim flat on a large cutting surface.
Determine the best place to cut depending on the weight of the chicken. Since our chicken is four pounds, we’ll be cutting two inches down the start of the legs.
Place the cut denim in pot with vegetables.
Combine denim and vegetables together. Add egg to taste.
Let denim sit in this marinade for one hour.
Heat up oil in a wok, then add jeans and stir-fry until aromescent.
Mold jeans into proper shape on baking tray and bake in the oven at 450 degrees.
Jeans should come out firmly in the shape you need. Add chicken:
And presto! You have a new friend!
This has everything youd expect from a post on mgoblog: Humor, easily read Information, and perfectly prepared chicken in jeans.
randomnly inserted recipes on haloscan
Made the thread.
Denahomcaikn prepared just the way I like it.
He's the one getting off the ball carrier on every play.
Almost Famous? Nicely done if so.
Mods, can we leave this thread as an example? I think this is perfect timing in relation to the thread from earlier today, and if we can stick this somewhere where others can see it as a specific example of what not to post, it might be of some benefit for the well-intentioned posters who just don't know what they're doing.
Now, BLUEIQ, please submit a 3-page essay to ProfitGoBlue by the end of the week detailing why this thread fails.
Those posters will never read the FAQs and post inane questions. They generally also won't race to be the first one to break news on the board, or link to videos that they "found" themselves.
Of course, they don't bother to do any of that, that's why we must mock them mercilessly.
Yes, you remember him because he never did his job. You are not hearing about Demens much right now because running backs are not high stepping past him with alarming regularity. I don't think anybody expected greatness from Demens, just the absence of notable awefulness. That is what we are seeing. Demens has been solid.
notable awfulness." That is awesome (and true). High praise indeed. Hopefully the bar will be set higher as the season progresses. Ferrets for everyone!
We're going to need to change your username. Ugh.
There was nothing to designate "high" or "low".
Do you even watch our football games? The guy is doing great.
this is pointless
Soon he will be a baby again.
We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.
I will provide an answer to your question, but first let me help you help yourself.
To check on how Demens is doing this season, you are only waiting on the UFR from SDSU. All the other games have UFR's so that's both game evaluation stats, charts, and editorial conclusions per game. From time to time Brian states that the UFR isn't a tool to compile stats through the season, but you can read the summaries and see a progression game by game. In addition to that there are various Picture Pages type postings, one by Brian and a coupld others by posters. They will be easy to find through the search engine available on this site, and you'll want to do that because it will lead you to all the other great sites that provide similar content and can provide you with excellent contrasting/comparitive information to answer your question.
My assessment from doing the above is that Demens has shown strong consistent play that is very good, but has yet to perform any spectacular "prime time" feats. This is not at all a bad thing and is more likely the affect that there are still other weaker links than it is that he is just an average player. I don't think he'll be a legendary player, but I think he's a pretty effective player on a still learning and thin defense overall.
My attention to Demens was focused by the running success of EMU. The jet sweeps certainly seemed to catch everyone, but especially the LB's very flat footed. I would have to look back at the UFR for specifics, but based on the picture page focus of the EMLOS as a key role to that, as well as the growing summary that Jake Ryan has great talent and energy, but is peforming below average on contain. A big thing about jet sweeps is that they attach the containing position of the defense. And if Demens had started to play out of his responsibility, EMU may have had the experience to call an option to then attack that over pursuit. That said, I think the entire LB corp looked a little slow and lost early in the EMU game. As always it's hard to assign blame to one person on an 11 person team, especially when you have a DC who drills for precision and everyone executing their assignment. Thus, for every player who seems "quiet" on the stat sheet, I see a player who is executing their role, and is just waiting for the weakest links to strengthen a little bit more before they talent peaks start to show. If you'd like an electrical engineering metaphor, our SNR is still too low to really congratulate all the heros on defense. This approach yields average results in the short term, but big gains in the long term, in my opinion.
So, I don't expect the MSU game to necessarily put Demens up on a pedastal just because of their offensive philosophy, because every schematic approach has enough variation to allow plays to be called against the weakest part of the defense. And unless Dantonio is a complete idiot, he's only going to target Demens is Demens is truly the weakest link. And I don't think that's the case, based on how the opposing offenses prefer to attack the edge and to perform a lot of shifts and motion on the line so they can attack a specific side of the defense.
It's like an epidemic.
More like a pandemic. Sheesh.
I just had to Google the difference between the two and learned:
"An epidemic occurs when a disease affects a greater number people than is usual for the locality or one that spreads to areas not usually associated with the disease. A pandemic is an epidemic of world-wide proportions."
You mean you didn't create a thread and ask the difference?
You're like...superhuman or something. Are you by chance related to a Denard Robinson?
Does Demens have a nickname?
I vote for Pandemens
That or Kenny "epidemic of world-wide proportions" Demens, which keeps things nice and clear.
I came, I saw, I concurred.
Got that pandemic!
Easily the best series that I have ever watched.
Love The Wire.
Also like Boardwalk Empire. The actor who plays Omar has a nice role as "Chalky White" makes me laugh every time.
You're more with the "blue" than the "iq" in your username, I'm betting.
My guess is that he was trying to spell "oblique" and got confused.
"Hey, no fair using spanish words in Scrabble. You can't use 'oblique' ".
Giacamo "Jackie" Aprile to Meadow Soprano.
This thread sucks so I'll just add a random thought I just had.
It'd be cool to some point down the road see a trick play where DG comes in the game and throws a deep ball lined up as a WR. Denard hits DG for one of those turn and gun it to the WR right off the snap and then Gallon/Hemingway/Roundtree races down the sidelines and DG hits him in stride. Yea, let's do it.
I'd also like to see DG line up at QB in shotgun formation, Denard as a HB. Direct snap to Denard, DG fakes the snap going over the top of his head.
Also, I'd like to see a pseduo-wild cat with DG as QB and Denard lined up wide. Statue of Liberty, TD random halfback. Tell me that all 11 defenders wouldnt get sucked over to Denard...
Granted I know these are all one trick ponies. But it'd be fun to see. And would really catch a team off guard. And would be generally awesome in a bowl game.
I'd like to see a trick play where DG lines up as a slot receiver and then motions into the backfield and then Denard motions to the slot and then Gallon motions to the QB spot and then when they hike the ball Gallon pitches it to Denard who then tosses it to DG on an end around who then finds Roy Roundtree riding some kind of majestic ninja rocket up the sideline for the easy touchdown except 1.2 seconds after the ball was hiked some huge ass 6"4 MLB come in and annihalated the play.
Yes, this would not be blindingly obvious at all. Remember when Eastern did this and T Gordon picked it?
"Oh ho! Vermhat! Yeah, that's a German guy. His name's Hans Vermhat. He appears in my dreams, he drives a biplane and he shoots at me, and I run through a field...."
on a D that hasn't let up a big run TD in 4 games? Michigan is here again.
You do realize most of the successful runs against Michigans D have been to the outside, victimizing the outside linebackers like Ryan, Beyer, and at times hawthorne for failing to contain on the edge.
when did darth vader get a chain necklace?
just put your head back in the sand and wait for the season to end and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
well this sure went over well
It was refreshing to see the MGoCommunity to rally together for a common cause, no? Too bad the OP was on the business end of it all . . .
Yeah, and the OP wasn't obnoxious about it...just seeing things differently.
Demens is doing a lot of things that aren't showing in the stat column...like holding positions, funneling action etc...the things you need to make the whole D work
our defense is vastly improved. sure...we may give up some plays, but....guys are generally in the vicinity of the position they are supposed to be in and the tackling is much better. With that said, I agree with the BlueIQ that Demens would be dissappointing, considering the caliber of linebackers Michigan normally produces. Though Demens may only have MAC talent, I'll take him all day and night over Obi.
Huh? Can you provide some evidence to show that Demens is only a MAC level linebacker? Do you have any stats or numbers to back up that claim, or is that just a random stab in the dark you made there?
This is not about having the ability to voice your opinions. If you want to voice your opinions, that's fine, you are more than welcome to, but back them up with something. You make yourself look unintelligent when you just make random claims that are unsubstantiated by anything.
Don't argue with an idiot... He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
that is one of the best quotes ive heard in awhile (said while arguing with idiot roommate over proper use trashcans - as in trash goes in them and not on the ground next to them).
but annnnway, back to demens. thats stats speak for themselves - you want your MLB to lead your team in tackles...and he is. kind of reminds of david harris: he didn't make a ton of flashy plays and you didnt hear his name because he was doing his job. obviously, demens is not on the level as DH but i think they play the same (or at least demens has thus far this year) in that they just go about making tackles and not letting the other team run it up the middle for 45 yards and a touchdown. i think the bigger is is the LBs playing as a unit - doesn't do a ton of good if demens is in the right spot and the other LBs are getting sealed/blow out of the water. it would be nice to see the playside LB plug a hole/take on a blocker and demens come through and clean up at the LOS.
i do like Pandemens!
You mean like the ones he has been having lately?