WRs will get plenty of play in this offense. Now that Denard has shown he's a threat that should be obvious, but we also have Devin Gardner waiting in the wings who has already proven he can throw a sick deep ball.
Michigan 2010 WR Production Better than Advertised?
with Denard passing at above a 60% clip, and WR's seeing how ridiculously open they can be in this offense, we won't have a shortage of candidates for the ol' #1..
What's even more pleasing, is knowing that all the receivers will be back for next year. Great start of the season.
Wow, you're right! I was all ready to say the Jr. was a senior, but forgot he had been redshirted. This offense will be nearly unstoppable next year.
Deanthony wants someone who will get him ready for the National Football League! RichRod's gimmick offense doesn't produce any National Football League players. Deanthony needs to go to a school that runs a PRO STYLE OFFENSE so that he can get to the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
Also, SMASHMOUTH! ARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!
the fear with some wr's, besides their worry about how much passing would take place in the RR offense, is that it isn't a 'pro-style' offense - a lot of screens and quick slants (not that those plays aren't used in the pro game). However, Percy Harvin had a great rookie year after playing in the Meyer spread offense in college.
based on YPC vs. # of catches to define the top 3 WRs. Hemingway swaps out Odoms and really moves our YPC average significantly above the comp (13% higher than MSUs Pro Style attack).
The point I guess is that explosive is explosive no matter how you draw it up. If I'm Arnett & co., I'm drooling to be a part of this offense...
That's a huge advantage in the NFL; a lot of schemes in college don't have such active wide receiver blocking, so they come into the NFL not knowing how to contribute that way. Big deal in West Coast offenses.
It's hard to tell how much of the improvement from last year to this year has come from our wide receivers themselves, and how much it has been them benefiting from all the extra attention given to Denard + the better offensive line play.
That being said, I think we have a little of everything from our receivers. Stonum has good size and speed, Roundtree is Mr. Reliable, Odoms does a little bit of everything, and Junior while he is healthy can make big plays all over the field. They have caught almost everything that comes their way, and blocked well as was mentioned above. They are certainly outperforming the tailbacks.
There have been very few flat-out drops this year (Hemingway's against BGSU is one of the only ones I can think of), and they're adjusting to the ball on deep throws much better. (Contact lenses FTW!) Our downfield blocking has also gotten considerably better.
Is there anywhere that has data for YACs? I know Denard has thrown a few deep balls, but it seems to me at first glance, our WRs really catch a lot of short/intermediate passes and really rack up the YAC yardage. Probably moreso than other WRs.
He has really nice moves in the open field
Is anyone else really impressed with the receivers? When we let Soup Campbell go everyone was like "Who the fuck is Tony Dews?" But not only do recruits love him, his players love him, and now they're actually showing what they're made of.
Kudos to Coach Dews and the kids. They're a good group.
The system creates gross mismatches. Denard makes it even tougher on the defense, thus creating even more grosss mismatches. And we were all very impressed when these guys were recruited because of their speed. All of them can make the first guy miss a majority of the time. If you make the first guy miss and there is nobody else there, it is a lot of trouble for the defense.
When you add it all together, you get a lot of yards by recievers.