Found this review of Denards first 3 years. Not sure if shared here before. This man played with such joy. I doubt I will ever see another this good and this joyful playing football. Hope the NFL doesn't mess him up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=cla5l_1rteU
Denard fr-jr found on you tube.
This was posted on the board a month ago
Who cares? Do you honestly ever get tired of seeing highlights full of Denard?
It is even better the second time. God Speed Shoelace
And I was meaning to watch it (had horrible internet when it was posted), but couldn't find it.
........Just awesome. When you look at some of the throws he did make you have to wonder what role some of the injuries - especially his elbow - played in limiting his throwing.
Posted but worth 100 views, still can't believe he won't run out on the field next September....
So many memories that bring tears of joy and sadness. He will be missed in many ways.
I just watched the clip (again). My wife was next to me on the couch, and first said, "This video is longer than I thought it would be." After the first six or seven minutes elapsed, she asked, "Wait, are you going to cry?"
Me too, Brother
I got choked up. What a roller coaster ride during denard's years. I'll miss him. I appreciate all he has done for Michigan. I wish the world was as happy as Denard.
You have to be lying if you say that you will be sad to see this man leave Michigan. He meant so much to this program over the past 4 years. He left us with so many memories and is one of those truly special players that can electrify a crowd every single game. He gave his best effort to be the best player and the best teammate he could be. Denard has a great head on his shoulders and I can't wait to see him at the next level. God bless you Denard and Go Blue.
No, I don't.
Just giving you a hard time for the opening sentence. Upvoted!
Ha, thanks. I knew someone was going to say that.
Ehermagerd Dernerd. And gerdsperd mah swert, swert pernce.
made many phenomenal plays- pure electricity at times
but...passing accuracy, interceptions, decisions, wins , etc.... there are many players/qbs who are better
he will be missed next year - no one can replace those yards
As much fun as it is watching the highlite, try re-watching it but just listen to it. The announcers comments are absolute classics. Makes you wonder if they sat up the night before rehearsing what they were going to say. Few things stick out, You just became a legend, and just like that he's gone. Thanks Denard!
I'm extremely excited to see Devin take over the starting QB job 100% next year and what that will mean for this offense and its chemistry with Borges's philosphies and techniques, but I'll still miss Denard. If for nothing else than that first play against Western in 2009, the Notre Dame games in 2010 and '11 and breaking the loss streaks to Ohio State 2011 and Michigan State in 2012.
As a student at the University of Michigan I've been lucky/privilaged enough to cross paths with him a couple times and he was ab incredibly understated, kind, and humble individual who (seemingly) hasn't taken a single breath of his time in Ann Arbor (and perhapse life in general) for granted. I hope his expressions of grim seriousness at the end of the 2012 college football season turns out to be but momentary, and we'll see him find all the joy he's given us over the last four years in the NFL, or anywhere else he chooses to seek it. Thanks for being (and continuingto be) a Michigan man Denard Robinson. Thanks for going blue.
I was chopping onions right then...
but the treacly, overwrought, trying too hard to jerk tears/Lifetime Channel/Gladiator-lite soundtrack ruined it for me. I'll watch Denard on Wolverine Historian instead, since he doesn't lard it up with unnecessary crap. Denard was great enough on his own.
I say he runs a 4.28. Didn't he run like a 4.32 his jr of high school
My memories of Denard are bittersweet in that I think he is one of the best players in school history and I am saddened that he couldn't go out a Big 10 champion. Hopefully Lewan does.