I can't begin to point out all the reasons why this is a dumb column. Typical media babble - wanting a controversy, hoping for a controversy and creating one if necessary. This clown has zigged when everyone else has zagged by saying DR should actually have been in the game EARLIER. I would expect better from the News . . .
This is Dumb
Are the Wolverines placing their defensive players in a bad scheme that will foster failure rather than success? Rodriguez said that is not the case, but it sure looks like it.
He lost me here.
Actually, there is an entire thread about DRob needing to be in earlier. I'm one to agree. We saved him much later into this game even when Tate wasn't playing well. I don't think that's irrational. His comments on the defense, though, are very odd.
Rich Rod defended his actions with the "I told you guys Denard Robinson would play" meme...but he had all game to do it! I think it was obvious that tate was the better choice in that situation, and that if they're going to develop Denard, he needs to be in earlier.
Let's see...uranked team goes into a night game at the #12 team's home stadium and almost comes out victorious...
...and there's a problem with the UNRANKED team?
I'm with you Magnus. And the UNRANKED team had 5 turnovers and still only lost by 2. We beat ourselves. As for Foster's comments on the defense - absurd. They did a great job to hold Iowa to the field goals and also make a stop on 4th and goal.
foster is an idiot. did he even watch the game? or did he just see clips of RR yelling at a few guys and fill in the blank on his own? jesus, it's almost like he works for the free press.
I'm convinced that reporters and columnists are simply desperate to keep their jobs right now and search for controversy at every turn. He certainly wasn't watching the same game as I.
Last year, Foster wrote a column/blog that said he was no longer getting a regular column in the paper, but would be "blogging" for the online edition. That, and he basically had no place in the office. In other words, "working from home."
He is really on the outside looking in. In his blog on Sep 8, following the WMU game, he admitted that he'd watched the "second half at a sports bar." No ticket to the game? Sooooo ... He literally mailed it in. He also blasted UM fans in another blog the same day for "shallow" chants of support for Rich Rodriguez, (his reasoning was that they should have started in the first half)!
He is praying for controversy in the UM program. Its the only way he can get anyone to pay any attention to him. He's a man clinging to a dying profession, (wait, seems like I've heard that before about another guy over at the other local rag).
Foster is an asshole. He and Valenti made a huge point on Fri to talk about how Foster was flying into Iowa City on Sat and flying out on Sat. Wow, way to spend time to get your pulse on the team you dumb motherfucker. These kids and coaches want to win, does he not think that?? Does he think every college football sideline is rosy, without emotion, and "all is well"?? He has no fucking clue what goes on with Michigan. He is a desperate piece of shit trying to start controversy, to get people to read the other rag in the city of Detroit. Fuck Terry Foster, fuck his newspaper.
but can't help myself and still read that piece of crap by foster. What an asshat he is. Of course we all know that, but still, I find it just infuriating to read that crap! Eff him and his employer.
I see a problem with safety play, mainly Mike Williams, a weakness we knew this team had before the season started.
have been reduced to competing amongst themselves to make meaningless points, almost like vultures fighting over carrion that nobody else wants. It's truly sad; fortunately we have a choice by just ignoring them.
R u guys crazy."denard should have been in earlier"....... ummm no he shouldnt have because the only reason iowa let us score was because they werent used to what denard was going to do it was like a change of pace. if he was in earlier the iowa d probably would have seen what he does and stopped it on the last drive. And how was tate playing so bad, when he did drive us down the field we turned the ball over minor fumbling inside the 20 exhibit A, and tate has had 3 straight bad games but he led us back in all of them why are people so quick to throw him under the bus when we would be 1-5 or 0-6 without him
keep him in the game to prove himself and get back on track or at least the last drive
Through the game tate got 0 encoragment all yelling and what the hell are you doing. and people dont think maybe that had something to do with the lowering of his confidence and a bad game
... I'm beginning to think you are Tate Forcier. Shouldn't you be texting a reporter or something and layoff Drob (third thread I've seen you go ballistic on). He fucked up, hopefully he'll learn, and improve. The team will be better for it if he does.
Or, he would understand from the weekly UFR defensive analysis and Steve Sharik posts that the problems with Michigan's defense are related to inexperience at a few key positions and the occasional bad read. The reason Iowa's TE killed us was because Iowa found a way to take advantage of our weaknesses, not because we're just foundering out there.
I'm losing patience with the debate over who the QB should have been on the last series. I think reasonable arguments can be made in favor of either player. We went with Robinson, and it's easy to criticize the decision because we lost. But if we'd put in Forcier and lost, then there would be people complaining that D-Rob should have played. Foster didn't shed any new light on that issue either.
I don't think too many people would be complaining if Forcier had been put in for that last series, considering he's had 3 fourth quarter comeback wins/ties in 5 previous games this year.
That being said, +1 for your avatar.
is expecting something rosy or intelligent to be written by the Detroit Press - Angelique notwithstanding..
... I actually just read the article, and it could be the worst thing I've ever read. It reads like a trash gossip magazine. Columnists suck. They don't have to rely on facts, they are never held accountable for the garbage they spew, and they always have an agenda...
OH NO!! Not an article against the great MEEECHIGAN! What is the world coming to!?!?!?!?