Little article I wrote in regards to all the fuss about Denard and his workload.
Denard: Reality Shits on Perception
Reality also shits on Brian Kelly and his fake concern.
I sorta referred to Kelly's insistence on forcing Denard to carry it in the article. He thought he could "punish" him, and we all saw how that turned out.
An athlete is an athlete. Being a QB doesn't magically make Denard a pussy who will eventually get knocked out. Considering he was recruited to play anything but QB(mostly on defense), this kid can give and take a hit.
I'm very, very tired of sparties telling me how much he can't run.
Wait what happened to Wildcat Liberation Army?????
I know. I paid my $79.99 activation fee under the assumption that there would be some sort of rawrcatz on that site.
Pretty much spot on with how I feel. Great example by using Ringer as well, everyone thought he was to small and all he did was get every carry for MSU that year. And I hate state but Ringer was their whole team that year.
Your article is an excellent statement on the situation. After that game I was shocked at how everyone assumed Michigan was lucky Crist was out. Whether that's true or not, I was wondering why no one was pointing out that he got injured, and not Denard.
Here's to Michigan domination the next couple of weeks, and seeing what everyone else can do.
Just the perfect warmup to the Big Ten schedule.
WTF are these "facts" and "reality"? I'd rather just make shit up based on something I heard from Valenti, thanks.
so to summarize this thread: When it comes to what other coaches/programs think about denard, he can give and take a hit and we can give and take a shit.
Ammunition to battle what has quickly become the most annoying negtheme of the young season. How anybody thinks that guy is at more of a risk to injury than a statue like Mallett isn't really thinking beyond the sheer number of carries. As far as I remember, Denard's last carry went for 6 while the Domers were suckin wind, so...what's the problem?
The cool thing about all this bullshit talk about Denard's fragility is that it will be answered throughout the season. Nothing better than to run it down their throats, come out with a W, and see that smile at the post presser.
Will Denard get banged up? Possibly, but don't most football players feel like 20 miles of bad road at some point in the season? Chad Henne was Exhibit A of the Walking Wounded in 2007, (even missing a few games) and he's much bigger and heavier than Denard, and didn't set up most anywhere except the pocket.
.....in the last two years that cost him (and the Lions) BIG TIME. But hey, silver lining on Sunday's blindside -- NO SURGERY!!!
upon reading that?
Just one more reason to love Denard and this season, if it continues as such: NCAA 12 will have our QB starter be #16, and will have his speed higher than the hilariously low (91-92? I forget) amount that it is now. Immediately on getting NCAA 11, I scoffed that he was not a 98-99 speed, and knew that it was because we weren't in the spotlight. Well now people have heard.
video games obviously dont matter, but it goes to show how we are climbing back, baby. feelsgood.
acceleration > speed for the video game
The first thing I did when I updated rosters was to edit Denard to somewhat realistic numbers. The ratings don't include ludicrous speed, so I had to settle on just making him one of the fastest in the game.
shoelaces of fame. It's still fluff. I'm not saying he can't and I'm hoping he can continue putting up astronomical numbers while leading Michigan to victory. I believe what the coach says, that all this praise is poisonous. In support of Denard, I'm not ready to swallow what the media putzzes are saying. They didn't like us before, and they'll find reasons to hate us again. Other than that, carry on Michigan football and yeah, Go Blue!
football is about taking punishment. probably the most violent sport in america (i say america because there are some blatantly obvious violent sports around the world that make football look well not as violent). either way you look at the game you will see collisions, the awesome thing IMO is that our athletes are most probably healing better due to their hard work in the Barwis system...no one individual is imune but flexibility and core strength is the key and our players have that!!!! GO BLUE!!!