Nice run, nice play by the defender. And yeah...that's just the way it goes, of course.
Nice run, nice play by the defender. And yeah...that's just the way it goes, of course.
He won't make that mistake again.
Then again, will he ever get the ball close to the endzone again? It's not like that's a prolific offense....
Jacksonville is improving, trust me. Their days as a league punching bag are coming to an end. Their coaching and scouting is pretty good so far
that has always been a bugaboo of his. that speed though has to be noticed too. maybe he will play a bigger role down the stretch to see what he can do.
There's two games left. They are well into the stretch and he's still not getting much of a look.
Also, I don't think Denard makes it to season two. He has 19 carries and three fumbles on the season. That's awful no matter how fast you are. Love the dude, but I don't think he's cut out for the NFL.
He had one at Michigan as well. All his great plays overshadowed his them, but he had a bunch of fumbles here.
oh man... i feel terrible for him. that's the worst. I'm sure he'll brush it off and be right back in there though.
I'm just going to jump in here and say that going into today, Michael Cox has better stats as an NFL running back than Denard Robinson.
Great comeback there Magnus.
i thought that was lewan donkey-punching.
And what makes it sadder is that Cox is averaging a "robust" 2.1 ypc.
Not saying Denard is lighting the world on fire, but last time I checked 2.9 YPC is still better than 2.1
Yes, but 1.6 YPC isn't better than 2.1.
I used to question your love of Cox, but now I am also a Cox supporter.
"I used to question your love of Cox"
Sure, everyone wanted voting back so they could neg people to Bolivion. I prefer to look on the positive side and give this the upvotes it deserves.
Also, Mike Cox absolutely crushed it in that game against Delaware State.
I, often, wonder what this community would be like if you, Brian, and Section 1 stopped pretending to be Michigan fans and left to go join Mike Cox, Spread Football Analytics, and Rich Rodriguez fan sites, respectively.
It would be terrible, and you would be sad.
Is it to slam Denard Robinson as overrated, who represented Michigan as well as any player and played a different position?
Is it to slam Fred Jackson for not playing the correct player at tailback?
Hoke, for not convincing Cox to stay for his 5th year?
Cox, who seems like a great kid, for underachieving while at UofM?
I just don't see the point of this post. You should know that as a coach, players who have been amazing college players, don't alwys pan out in the NFL, and players that didn't have outstanding college careers, turn out to be gems in the NFL.
As a valuable contributer to this blog, this comment is beneath you.
The point of his post, as is the case with nearly all of Magnus' posts, is the self-promotion of his "football knowledge." Remember, he knows more about football than you do, and never misses an opportunity to remind you of that fact.
I'm the blog's resident Cox Supporter, so I never miss a chance to promote him. It's not a knock on Denard at all. It was just kind of a joke. Relax.
Seems about right.
Seems about right for a Michigan fan these days....
Denard will not play much next season either, but I think the season following he explodes back onto the scene and becomes a legitimate threat at RB.
If he doesn't learn ball security, they won't keep him around. Turnovers will get you out of the NFL very quickly.
Reggie Bush seems to be de doing alright despite that.
Who says he even makes it to next season let alone a third season? Yeah, he's fast, but he's fumbled on 3 out of his 19 carries. If he can't cut it on the Jags and has a big fumble problem, I doubt anyone else is going to give him a look.
They don't have a lot of money tied up in him, so they'll probably cut him after the season and move on to someone else that can hold on to the ball.
Great swipe by the defender, Denard didn't even see him coming. A little bit of bad luck, but have to have better ball security than that.
Yeah I think it was perfect timing with him trying to reach the ball out to get over the goal line.
LOL Henne just executed a flawless zone read
Um. That definitely wasn't a zone read
You cannot touch the QB without getting a flag. Its getting ridiculous. Every NFL game I watch there's at least one insane "thats a penalty?" call
It has just been that kind of year for Michigan football hasn't it?
Well no wonder he fumbled. That might be the first time I've ever seen him hold the ball with his left arm.
I cant tell if youre serious....
He used to exclusively carry that ball in his right hand/arm in college. If you go watch Denard highlights, I think he rarely switches arms when he's running
The first two pages of google images results show him either throwing it with his right hand or holding it in his left. Smiling in almost all of them.
Good lord am I stupid. Yes, when a person faces you their right/left orientation is obviously reversed. So now I shall post this in my shame
Ya I just recall the arm he always carried the ball in to be his left. Because it would drive me nuts that he never switched to his outside hand.
I may not be recalling correctly though.
Magnus I know you've weighed in on his ball carrying before. Any insight?
LOL. I think it's funny that anyone remembers this, but yes, I criticized his ball security after the season opener in 2010, his first year as the starting QB.
It's been a weakness of his to carry the ball with his left hand, he rarely covers it up in traffic, and he often sticks the ball out to try to gain extra yardage. I'm really surprised that one of the best runners in college football and a guy who was a starting QB for three years couldn't learn to protect the football better. Today's game was his 3rd fumble, and he had just 17 carries on the year going into today. That's not a recipe for earning/keeping a job in the NFL...
Thanks for that link Shameless... I mean Magnus.
I don't want to waste space so...
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Bad timing for him because it looks like he was about to reach the ball out for the touchdown. Hopefully he'll learn quickly that in the NFL ball security is more important than the extra yard. If he goes down short of the end zone it's a great gain, but he tries to do a little more and it hurts him.
That right there is why he hasn't played much.
Must have been exciting to be thisclose to his first NFL TD. Then the angst...
He looked pretty dejected walking back to the sideline, from most accounts, and I do feel bad for him being that close. Unfortunate ending (on a good defensive play) aside, the 25-yard run brought back some pretty nice memories of similar runs, many with excellent results.
Henne's endzone pass to...where was he throwing that, exactly? Not sure.
Brady picked off late to seal the W for Miami.
Not a good day for our guys.
anyone know if denard has recovered from the nerve problem he was dealing with?
It's obviously Dave Brandon's fault.
This is clearly because Hoke refuses to wear a headset.
I dont think he was chased down though. If you look at the clip, #23 takes a good angle and Denard basically cuts back into him trying to avoid the defender at the five yard line.
Hopefully people won't cancel their season tickets.
but he was just starting to extend the ball as he got near the goal line. Not that it makes it any better, but you do see that instinct kick in for a lot of players near the endzone-- the temptation to stick it out is just too great to overcome. I don't think it was a straight strip of the ball is my point.
Can we just take a moment to reflect on the fact that Chad Henne is regularly handing off to Denard Robinson in real NFL games?
Just seen this now and smiled. Won my FF championship by 1.7 points and had Bills D. A Jags touchdown there and I would of lost.
They are making fun of this over at elevenwarriors. I looked up stats for buckeyes in the NFL and the only one doing anything on offense right now is Brian Hartline.
You gotta carry the football in the outside arm. He took the handoff going to his right so wouldn't the natural tendancy be to carry the ball in his right hand? If so then he deliberately switched to his left. His ulnar nerve must still be giving him issues.
A surprising number of running backs don't make a conscious effort to put the ball in their outside arm. You'd think that that would be one of the first things they learn.
On Denard, I think by now it might just be a habit. If I recall, he usually carried the ball in his left hand even before the nerve injury.
Yea it could be habbit but as a right handed QB wouldn't he have held the ball in his right arm?
That being said he does appear to have bulked up a bit but it could also be the jaguar's jersey makes him look bigger.
Does this end up on C'mon Man?