"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
DRob, Mallett, Threet, Pryor total offense.......interesting.
The Gods favor us this year.
This doesn't surprise me at all. Pryor has gotten better at the deep ball but still can't throw with accuracy on a consistent basis, something Denard has already the advantage in. I love me some dilithium.
Has Denard completed a pass of more than 20 yards before the YAC?
But DRob does not play in a system that forces him to rely so heavily on his arm as Pryor does, and hence, for DRob, the deep ball is not as important as it is for Pryor. Having said that . . . I would LOVE to see DRob throw and complete the deep ball on a semi-consistent basis.
If he becomes efficient in the deep ball I would feel comfortable in saying that we have the best offense in the NCAA.
That's not the point. He said that DRob already has an advantage in throwing the deep ball. I was trying to point out that in order to come up with 2 plays in 2 games where he threw further than 20 yards down the field, you have to go back to the video and do math to figure out that one was 23 yards and the other was probably 25 or so, but I couldn't find it.
EDIT: I just found the pass to Odoms that was mentioned below and it was 21 yards. 22 yards would have hit Odoms in stride and put him in the end zone.
Yeah...Denard's deep ball is something that needs a lot of work. Every pass he throws is a dart.
The QBs coach at my school texted me this on Saturday:
"hes gonna break a wrs sternum"
I can't really complain about much that Denard has done this year, but there is some room for improvement.
Here's a guy who's demolished two teams on the field, yet he can STILL get better. The sky may very well be the limit.
I'm a sucker for the deep ball (Terrell and Edwards are two of my favorite M players for that reason alone), and I can't wait until Denard refines his touch. I also can't wait until Saturday when we hopefully see Forcier and Gardner put up some bombs.
with young QBs. Over time, hopefully, he'll develop better touch. Despite good stats, his mechanics still needs work. Sometimes he get lazy with his footwork which causes his accuracy to decrease. Both are correctable and will get better with experience.
Yes, he has. The fake bubble screen to TRob and also the seam to Odoms (or was it Roundtree?) down the left sideline in the ND game.
The odoms pass was under thrown--had Odoms not had to go back for it, it would've been six...but I'm not complaining with the end result being the same.
I'm pretty sure D Rob to T Rob in the UConn game was more than 20 yds before YAC.
Anyone, correct me if I am wrong, but I think deep ball is more over the top touch pass. I thought Denard had one with Roundtree in the end zone. It was a tough catch but really well thrown pass. Maybe that wasn't deep enough and only one pass I remember. I am far from an expert. What do others think, Magnus?
Edit-sorry didnt see the post at the end.
There's these two magic buttons on the keyboard called "Spacebar" and "Enter" button. It can do wonders on making things spaced out and more readable. But yeah, DRob is killing it but I'd like to see how it sorts out after 6 games into season when teams have entered conference play.
......methodically marching down the field and soaking up the clock on our way to the endzone. I love it.
Besides, I'd rather see him run one 60 yards than throw one 60 yards. Lots of guys can throw the rock that far....not everyone can find a seam and take it to the house like Denard. Watching him shift gears while covering 10 yards per second, while leaving everyone in his dust is a very rewarding experience.
The name that stands out there like an ugly sore thumb to me is Steven Threet, but I feel somewhat relieved to see that those numbers came against Northern Arizona and Portland State, with 391 yards coming on 49 pass attempts against Northern Arizona, good for 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Ryan Mallet has made a name for himself, but so far his numbers this year have come against the mighty Tennessee Tech (400 passing yards) and Louisiana-Monroe (301 yards passing).
Why are you down on Threet? The guy did his best here, but moved on to something that was much better suited to him. I'm happy to see him doing well. (I'm indifferent to Mallett, though I know a lot of people hate him.)
I'm in tempe these days. Got to go watch Threet play.
He is fitting in well, and the players seem to gel around him. Great fit down here for ASU.
I wish him all the best.
I'm not down on Threet-absolutely nothing against the guy. I'm just surprised to see him ranked so highly among all of Division I football. I like to keep one eye on national rankings and for Threet to be 7th overall in passing yards and 10th overall in total offense is pretty impressive. For a comparative, the top Michigan receiver, Martavious Odoms, is ranked 82nd in the country with 4.5 receptions per game, and they have no one in the top 100 in receiving yards per game. My memories of Threet are, unfortunately, clouded by the 3-9 season and losing to Toledo. I guess the homerist in me would like to think of Denard as being in Elite company, and I can't picture one half of the quarterbacking tandom from 2008 being part of that picture.
Threet always struck me as a solid pocket QB and I'm not shocked to see he's having success. The guy had poor mobility and almost no ability to throw on the run, but he did make good reads most of the time. Threet was a Carr era recruit and would have done well in the Carr offense I think.
2010 Total Offense 1. D. Robinson - 442.5 ypg 6. R. Mallet - 351 ypg 10. S. Threet - 322.5 ypg 15. T. Pryor - 305 ypg
Equally interesting yet not at all surprising:
|Player||YPG||Team YPG||Player YPG % Team YPG|
Unsurprisingly, the guys who produce less yardage aren't asked or required to produce as much yardage. Anyway, I'm sure that you guys will be fine when you play good defenses that can gameplan effectively against DR.
When teams gameplan for Denard is when you will see the RB with 20+ carries and the offense open up.
Anyway, I'm sure that you guys will be fine when you play good defenses that can gameplan effectively against DR.
How some of the members here actually think that you are a rational rival fan amazes me.
The OP made an observation of a stat line that included Michigan's QB1, two Michigan transfers, and a QB that had U of M as a second option in 2007. He didn't draw any conclusions. Any inferences to be made were left up to the reader. Yet here you are, bright and early on the Blue boards, interpreting it to be an attack against OSU.
is the accuracy on the shorter stuff.. Yes he throws a hard ball but it's in the gut (kind of like Elway before he realized he didn't have to decapitate receivers on every throw). 19-22 in the first game and 24-40 are encouraging to me.
to the end zone that the receiver (Roundtree? - can't recall right now) couldn't bring in. He put it only where our guy could get it and showed a nice touch.