Denard - SIAP
Imagine an offense in which he and DG BOTH occasionally line up split behind center and the options that could be run from that set? Imaging the chaos that would cause for defenses. Imagine DR on a reverse, reverse pass or running behind DG on the option. Not to mention returning kicks. Or just in any situation where they can't key only him. Unstoppable.
When I hear that he will be the "focus" of the offense and will run for 1000 yards, this is what I think Hoke/Borges have in mind.
I love this kid and don't want to see him get hurt or misused as he was under RR. He can still take 80% of the snaps at QB too while DG gets quality time to do his thing.
You are correct on one point, this was not very popular. Great work.
to this even though it's at my expense. I guess there's no sense defending myself to this crowd.
BH is going to put players in roles that are best for them and Michigan Football but I guess I know where this board stands.
Will be interesting to look back at this someday and see how wrong I was.
He'll be at -50 by 5:00.
edit: make that 4:00
1 upvote, 64 downvotes. Think he'll break 100 by suppertime?
It's spelled b-o-l-i-v-i-a
Have fun there OP
"Image" the chaos he will cause as our QB since...you know...he's an all American as a sophomore with two years left. He's our QB and he has an amazing work ethic, his passing will improve and it's already decent. I have no problem with some trick plays involving DG though occasionally.
Nope, this idea has never been posted before. /s
Actually, someone else posted this guys' opinion last week. Must've been the underpants gnomes.
He let his buddy post from his account.
How many times did your parents drop you on your head before the age of 3?
Side note 1: Your thread title is stupid. Just plain fucking stupid. There is a section of the FAQ devoted to thread titles.
What should I title my threads? Please make your thread titles as informative as possible: "Justin Feagin" is bad. "Justin Feagin leaving the team?" is good.
Side note 2: Keep the SIAP shit at Rivals and MLive. Adding SIAP is stupid. You're basically telling the board, "Fuck you, I'm too lazy to use the search function or browse the board to see if the topic has been discussed.
Side note 3: The only thing your idiotic post is lacking is the "Go Blue" at the end. The lame attempt to prevent backlash from posting what might be some of the dumbest shit brained thoughts that ever passed through a brain.
acting arrogant on the internet is alot harder than it looks.
That's because so many people make it look so easy.
How can they drop me onto my own head?
Not *onto* your head... Would... God dammit! Are you fucking with me?
I beat the shit out of some kids today, but it was for a purpose.
Man chill down. No need to go on an insulting rampage towards the man. It's fine that you don't agree with what he wrote (and I don't either) but theres no need to call him an idiot. It's not like you pay rent for this board...
...there is no such thing as Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny , or the Great Pumpkin? Thank you Charlie Brown. Where would we be without your pragmatic insight? Time to hit the whisky bottle again.
How about we let the most talented guy on our team continue to play the position he has for the past two years. I don't care if he won't do it in the NFL, he can do it in college, and that's all that matters.
What I love about mgoblog is not only the snarky comments and dry humor on terrible threads, but using internet memes like this one to great effect.
is that people will destroy someone for posting a topic that has been discussed 3 months ago citing reasons such as "it is cluttering up the board". Then those same people will make all these useless posts inside a thread doing the exact same thing.
hypocricy in action!
I missed these posts from two years ago with Tate/Denard.
Misused by RR? The dude was the conference offensive player of the year as a sophomore.
I had to read this post twice to make sure he actually said RR misused him. What? haaha exactly Maize N 804 Blue...BIG TEN OPOY...AS A FUCKING SOPHOMORE...it was his first yr starting and he dominated. This dude wants to move him to a different position and only have him take 80% of snaps? You want your best player with the ball in his hands 100% of time. I think he proved he is more than just a running qb. I cant wait to see him excel in this new offensive system.
or a return teams unit w/ DRob returning kicks
or a FG unit w/ DRob as kicker
or a halftime vending stand w/ DRob behind the counter
Yes, he could do all of these things. And I wasn't sure if Hoke would have him perform any of these roles. Fortunately, I had a lifeline remaining, so I called my friend Mr. Obvious. He said no.
And in regards to his future in the NFL, why don't you let Denard worry about that. Kinda like saying, "One day, Denard will be old, so we might as well get him started sitting in the stands yelling "Down in front! " ".
I'm in before the lock!
I would by so much food from Denard. Genius idea, let's do it.
"or a halftime vending stand w/ DRob behind the counter"
Imagine the tips Denard would get in pizza delivery!
He would deliver on foot and get there in half the time. Also, that smile.
You forgot to mention DRob punting.
That topic you posted about is a very unpopular one. Denard put his own unique stamp on the history of UM QB's in 2010 and is thought of very highly, particularly as to any efforts on his part, and the new coaching staff's, to allow him to continue as UM's QB. Whether or not he is a QB at the next level is completely irrelavant. Remember a guy by the name of Antwaan Randle-El? He played his college career as IU's QB and ended up as a wr in the NFL, making key plays in Pittsburgh's SB winning season for SB XL.
Denard can have a similar career arc, or possibly even better, and it continues at UM with using him as our QB. I have every faith in the world that Denard can make the transition from the RR run-oriented offense to Borges' semi-west coast type offense. I look forward to seeing him throwing and rushing for many more UM TD's in the next couple of seasons.
We went over this already with the Tate/Denard onfeild combo that happened maybe once or twice. I have always been in favor of this but it is clear that Denard is a QB and will not move, plus I'm sure that was a major talking point between Hoke and Denard. Plus with a more pro-style offense our entire running game won't be predicated enitrely on the option threat of Denard, (two-tightend, fullback MAN offense) which will take eyes off Denard and therefore less hits. Plus I also think more of Denard's rushing yards will come from broken pass plays rather than option plays where he gets destroyed by big ten LBs. Once again I feel the lack of dependence on the option will help because there is no doubt that near the end of the season Denard was giving the ball more than he should with the desire not to get smashed. That being said, Denard will Stay a QB
Great ida! That way we can run DR off by the end of spring and lower expectations for 2011. Good god man
Not only is the thread title of "Denard" terrible, but it says "SIAP". This generally means it's news and someone isn't sure if it's already been broken. Because why would you label an opinion piece as "SIAP"? I'm sure you know whether or not you've posted your own opinion before.
AKA, not only is the title unimformative, but it even misleads people into thinking there's news about denard.
i imagine both our qb's getting laid out on one play great idea
The thing we learned this season about Robinson is his ability to apply himself to make quantum improvements in the offseason. He is doing that right now most likely. You'll never have the option of taking him off the field at quarterback unless he is hurt. He'll be too effective at the position.
This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.
We really need votes to start counting again. Sending somebody on a Bolivian vacation sounds pretty good right about now.
That's the temperature in La Paz right now. Rain in the vicinity, so whoever goes will need a light jacket.
Is this assessment supposed to appear every other weekend, or has the Earth suffered some cataclysm and we're caught in a time loop where humanity is eliminated shortly after someone doubts Denard's NFL potential?
I mean, he's got two more years still and he's getting better by the practice, in my opinion. By the time he's ready for the draft, I would think someone out there would be willing to nab him and make him their starter.
Denard wants to play QB. He's made it perfectly clear. One of the reasons that he chose Michigan was that he was going to be able to play QB, and I'm sure that was one of the concerns when the Hoke staff took over. They've told him he's playing QB. And he can't do everything on the field. I mean he can probably do well at them, but we can't leave him in the whole game. Even dilithium needs a breather every once in a while, maybe more than most because of the speed he's traveling at.
In summary: no.
Exactly. If I remember correctly it was just us and Florida who offered him at QB, and Florida wasn't all that serious about letting him compete for snaps.
Lampuki22= Epic Fail at Life
How about waiting to analyze denard as an NFL player until after his Senior MNC Season????
Me thinks you Troll
Well ESecPN has already started.
Denard, if he bulks up a little more and keeps showing the growth in his passing game and decision making, can be a NFL QB ( won't say "will" because many great college QBs don't for various reasons).
HOWEVA I think he will do those things and will be successful at the next level.
why stop there? we should make DG a running back/ slot receiver too and just let bellomy be the starting qb. just think of an offense where ALL THREE of them line up behind center. why would we only take our best qb and make him a running back when we could take our TWO best qbs and make them running backs.
i have to go...i must tweet this #offensivegenius
I hear we have a shortage at that position. Imagine the chaos that would cause for opposing offsenses.
not really understanding how he was misused... would have been a much worse team without him at QB.
Yeah, maybe he can play DT. I think we should give him a chance.
We should put Denard and Tate in together and do all this totally awesome stuff. No, we shouldn't. This isn't ncaa 11. Denard is a quarterback and a damn good one. He just finished a pretty good sophomore year. Let's see what happens in his second year as a starter? Save the daydream awesome offense talk, please.
saying "idea sucks" and then your gone is a sucker punch. I don't particularly agree with the thread, but I can't say the idea never crossed my mind. If they don't find a way to keep him healthy, we may not see him at all. The better D's figured us out after a quarter or two. Mix it up, keep them guessing. He's still our man (80-90% under center) and maybe 10-20% slot, RB, dual QB, etc. Food for thought, but who are we anyway but fans sitting on our butts thinking we know best.
No doubt, though, DRob is amazing and an incredible kid (most importantly). Coach will find a way to most effectively use him.
The idea sucks because Denard is arguably the best qb in the Big 10 and he was only a sophomore. There were a lot of problems with our team last year, but Denard wasn't one of them, save the turnovers. If it ain't broke, don't break it.
You want your starting QB returning kicks. Are you related to John L. Smith?
I am imagining the author of the original OP putting Mike Martin at WR too.....
was a bad post.
Ok, in guess the title gave it away, I had to click and see how crazy this post was going to be, a DR post in February! Let me tell u this, I wasn't disappointed... Wow this is going to hurt!!
"I love this kid and don't want to see him get hurt..." but you want to see him returning kicks and carrying the ball out of an option formation.
Classic use of logic.
...That's why Tate should start at QB again. /s
Curious, what is the MgoRecord for the most negative votes on a forum topic?
Thank you Mr. Shoe. Wow that one was terrible, but I still think this one is worse, and will break its record.
I have seen some really poor content around these parts, but this takes the cake. Definitely the worst title ever -- how vague and absurd can you get? And the post itself? Rambling nonsense but coherent enough to seem genuine. Classic. +1
It is fun pigeon wholing people. I think Denard would make a great Janitor, they should give him the oppurtunity to clean up after one of the games this year, I bet he would be great at it. Denard wants to be a qb and it appears he is willing to work his ass off to be a damn good one. Great work ethic +desire+ freakish athletic ability = I can be awsome at pretty much whatever the hell I want to do. It would be a huge mistake for Michigan to not give a kid like Denard that oppurtunity.
You sir are a genius for posting this. Since January 1st the bloggers have been split...do we keep RR, do we fire him. Who should be our next coach, recruiting discussions etc. Nobody can agree on anything. But you sir - in one single thread have united all of us again. Unfortunately we seem to be united against you.....oh well, win some, lose some.
The best QB for this offense is going to start. If that's Denard, it's Denard. If that's Gardner, it's Gardner.
I, personally, think it will be Denard, if only for his work ethic. I would not be surprised to see Devin Gardner become our starter with Denard moving to a PercyHarvin++; role. FWIW, I've heard rumblings that said not to be surprised when both are in the backfield.
I, personally, would prefer to see #16 take every snap at QB (when the other team is within 3 touchdowns late) for the next two seasons.
Let us know how the nightlife in La Paz is.
Tom Brady (speed, arm strength), Drew Brees (size), Mike Vick (accuracy).
If the kid wants to play QB, let him play it. We've already seen him take a huge leap from Freshman to Sophomore.