this may be of some local interest
Denard Senior Bowl Highlights
Thorin, I love you
Its so hard to say goodbye, to yesterday....
He looks ... he looks ... beautiful.
He is a true football player He will find a iplace in the NFL. Will be missed but never forgotten.
Never thought of it before but the constant comparisons to Welker in this video could workout if he were drafted by NE with them looking unlikely to resign Welker atm. All I can say is good luck Denard you were great on and off the field. I wish you all the best and continued success.
I'm sure its been mentioned before, but how cool would it be for the Pats to draft Denard and have one former Michigan QB throw passes to another former Michigan QB?
Please get off my lawn.
No, there were two good plays.
He looks like one bad mother jammer in that tinted visor.
Too bad he wont be able to wear them in the NFL.
huh? see Ray Lewis.
Some players get special medical allowance to wear tinted visors.
According to Section 4 Article 3a of NFL rules, a player must provide the league with a doctor's note and must obtain approval from the league office in order to wear a tinted visor on the field of play. Clear visors are acceptable for all players without league approval. If an NFL official sees a player wearing an illegal visor, he informs the player of the violation at the next change of possession. The player must remove the illegal visor from his helmet before he is allowed to return to the field of play. If a player cited for a visor violation attempts to return to the field without removing the visor or he is observed wearing the illegally visored helmet on the sideline, he may be ejected from the game and subjected to further discipline from the league.
Great speed, toughness...makes you miss.
He'll be a better NFL player than TPeezy.
That first hit though...damn.
He was the light at the end of the tunnel in the Rich-Rod era. Denard reinstilled my love for Michigan during those 3, 5, and 7 win seasons.
I miss him already :(
He looks so different! Tinted visor and thick dreds makes him look like Robo-Denard
I really wish we could combine Denard and Robo-Henne into Robo-Denard. Laser guided arm cannon mixed with that speed and quickness sounds nice.
Love you, Denard.
We will always have Notre Dame under the lights. Best Michigan moment for my money in a decade.
Which ever team drafts him will immediately become one of my favorites to watch. I'm hoping New England, or Philly. Maybe Chud picks him up in Cleveland because he coached offense, and they need playmakers, (especially with Cribbs declining, and being a UFA this year.)
Am i the only one who felt really sad watching that? Poor Denard - his arm still obviously in pain, trying to make a go of it at a new position, right before the draft?
I know the comparison isnt entirely accurate and I know it's WAY before 99% of the board's time but there were two other wouded QB's i was reminded of watching him who switched cities, not positions way back in the day..
Sorry, but who is the guy in the first picture.
A man with a haircut you can set your watch to.
You could also add a pic of O.J. Simpson in San Francisco red...or County orange...to get the same effect.
Make him tie his shoes? You know with all of the uniform rules and whatnot.
Take a gamble to run his offense in philly?
Chip Kelley wants a passing QB that can run, not a running QB with a nagging arm injury.
A rb who can take the ball on the read option and option into a passing play if need be. Hmmmm
Although I had a love/haye relationship with Denard, I always loved and admired him as a person. No matter the mistakes when he smiled you could not help but to go " man I love that guy, get them next time". I did not realize how much I am actually going to miss seeing this kid wear that winged helmet every Saturday. I really hope he has a great NFL career but even if he does not he is destined for great things! He is the true meaning of a class act. I am so proud to be a fan of the best University. Making winners on and off the field! Go Blue!! Thank you Mr. Robinson for EVERYTHING.
I'm not sure how much of a hockey fan you are, but I felt EXACTLY the same way about Shawn Hunwick. Neither he nor Denard took an orthodox approach to their respective positions, but both were effective seemingly in spite of themselves and did a HELLUVA lot to hide the defficiencies inherent in the teams they played on, difficiencies brought to light by their subsequent absences (in Denard's case, absent at his "true" position; in Hunny's case, absence due to graduation).
Watching both drove me crazy, but I sure wish we had them back for just one more year and I miss them terribly. Honestly, I haven't felt this much of a void since Rick Leach graduated. I was 12 then.
I feel like a parent sending their child off to college for the first time.
I love you, Denard. My Favorite Michigan Man. Ever. Not to take away from any of them, but he is my fav ever.
did anyone else see him listed as 5 ' 10 ''.
all the while i thought he was 6 feet - ish.
makes me respect the man more for qbing michigan at 5 10 for 3 years.
I think they were just wrapped up.
Denard came out at 5'10.4" and 196.
5' 10 4/8"
Nardo, I can never get enough of you. You da man!
Denard is the man! I might even watch a Sunday game now.
Not to be jinxin', but regular highlights of all Denard plays in the NFL will be a thing, right?
Mayock is a great color analyst, but good lord did he sound angry to be at the Senior Bowl.
Watching this makes me sad. Who knows what the NFL has in store for Denard? All I know is I'm going to miss this guy. Through all the ups and downs, I always felt like he gave us the best chance to win. I'm not sure we will have a player as dynamic as him for some time.
Goodnight, sweet prince. Into the dark night of the real world/cruel reality of the NFL you go. I kind of get the "sending kid off to college" feeling from above, and I'm not even a parent.
I don't know if there is a more beloved Wolverine of the last 20 years, at least not to me. Everything we could ever ask in what a leader and representative of Michigan should be, and even more. Goddammit, I'm going to miss him.
He looks like a badass with that visor.
... the smile still shows through and ruins the badass look. Maybe the visor should cover the million dollar smile?
Thanks for putting this together, Thorin.
Admittedly, watching the Senior Bowl and then these clips, I thought of that line spoken by Sulu to Kirk at the end of Star Trek VI: "Nice to see you in action one more time. Take care."
I am still sad that he will no longer wear the winged helmet, but I will definitely catch Denard in action in the NFL whenever I can. He's a team player and a leader - he'll find a niche and make the most of it.
I just love that kid...such a quality person. I hope the best for him & have no doubt he succeed in life, whether than means the NFL or not because of the quality of his character and his likable nature.
I think I actually only got to see one of those plays live.
It would've been nice if his team had anyone who could actually PLAY the QB position (other than Denard, of course)...Geno Smith comes to mind...but it was obvious that they weren't exactly trying to showcase #16. Based on the times they threw to him he seemed to do pretty well; I would've liked to see him break a K/O return, but that damned nerve injury probably interfered with his ability to catch the ball.
I just hope DB wasn't watching that game...dude might decide that blue shoulders w/ maize stars is the next direction to go with the UNIFORMZ JERZEEZ.
But...I did enjoy seeing Denard once more playing in his school's colors. And when he wasn't playing his demeanor seemed good...he seemed his usual upbeat self whenever I caught a glimpse of him, seemed to be happy enough, talking to his teammates. Lots of "Florida" being spoken on those sidelines.