David Molk is Number 15 on Adam Rittenberg's Top 25 Big Ten players from 2010.
David Molk in at number 15
as if. he will smash all 14 in front of him except fellow wolverines.
I was gonna say...when Denard comes in at one, I don't think we need Molk smashing him.
He got some calls against him, but I don't think he was as drive killing as Lewan. More importantly, he didn't miss his blocks, and consistantly made crazy sealing blocks that a man of his size should not be able to do. Not to mention he is the heart and soul of the OL.
Brian had picture pages devoted to showing how Molk executed reach blocks, getting across the face of a DT lined up between Molk and the guard. I bet holding calls are a consequence of attempting many of those blocks.
In a more iso-oriented running scheme Molk shouldn't have to do those reach blocks. On the other hand, he excelled at them. It'll be interesting to see how he – and the rest of the OL – adapts to the new scheme. Patrick O. in particular seemed to struggle in straightahead short yardage plays from the I form. Hopefully they will use his agility by pulling him a lot. Molk too – few centers have his ability to pull out on a screen, for example.
Patrick O. in particular seemed to struggle in straightahead short yardage plays from the I form.
I expect this had a lot to do with the nature of those plays. They were always very obvious, straightforward rushes against a stacked defense and the O line probably rarely practiced just generating the forward thrust. He's a big, athletic guy, and the blocking will still be zone blocking. I think he'll get it no problem.
You must have misheard. Molk only had like three holding calls against him the entire year. He got the "hitting a defenseless player" penalty that no one saw and was total horsecrap anyway, and he got an "ineligible receiver downfield" horseshit call when he was FACEDOWN for falling forward after a block.
Lewan had a penalty every third drive, it seemed.
No Martin? WTH
Plus the league was heavy on DL. Whether it's legit or not, having ~1/3 of your top 25 being DL would look a little strange
meh. martin might be the best pro-prospect on the team. he's an absolute beast. he will make rittenberg eat his words and then he will eat rittenberg.
i do think rittenberg does a great job, however.
You may be right, but at least by the metric of draft predictions, the Big 10 was heavy on quality d-linement, especially ends. On that score, I picked up a Lindy's review to have something to read, and read a blurb on Kerrigan. The editors asked him what film he'd want people to see of him. His answer....wait for it... I'm sure you'll all be surprised: MICHIGAN. The dude was a monster that day.