Michigan Offense vs. UConn Every Snap (video)
Oh, how wonderful this is. Anyone else incredibly excited for some UFR soon?
"Are there any other fiends out there who really love them some crack? Because when it's getting close to 'smoke some crack' time, I get SO EXCITED!!"
Thank you for decreasing my productivity even more! I've already watched the HD highlights and Wolverine Historian's highlights multiple times. It'll take me forever to watch every snap of our "ball-control" offense!
Denard is so dreamy
Yeah, but last year after the WMU game you posted this:
Tate is so dreamy.
Big Boutros, you two timing bastard!
Big Boutros is a man of negotiable affection.
haha did i really? that's amazing. there's some weird synapse in my brain somewhere that fires once a year to call michigan's qb dreamy
Thank you times a million MGoPoints, can't wait for the defense one, as well as the ND offense.
Also really pumped for the UFR's this week.
Funny how re-watching can relieve you of mistaken ideas you carried after watching the game only once. I hardly remembered the O having any negative or zero yard plays. Watching this reminds me that we had a few, but the offense did a fantastic job of not letting a negative play bog them down. 3rd and 15 from our own 7; the last two year it feels like this would've been:
a) handoff for a 2 yard gain.
b) roll-out pass thrown to the sousaphone player.
c) dropped pass.
d) holding call.
e) snapped through the back of the end zone.
How sweet to pick that up, and keep marching!
So this is most appreciated. Good on ya, sir.
The one thing that the video confirmed was just how vanilla the offense became after we got the big lead. That makes me happy for two reasons: 1) the coaches felt comfortable with a 2-3 score lead, which means they have some confidence in the defense, and 2) despite scoring 30, we had more gas in the tank. Perhaps a lot more gas.
I know it's early... but I can't help but say eeeeeeeeeeeee...
That was great. Thanks for posting.
It was amazing upon review how completely our running backs and receivers sold every fake. The results were lots of defenders biting completely and great space for Denard Robinson to work. The pump fake play in particular featured a fake by the receiver in the flat (like the ball was coming to him) that really drew the defense completely out of position. Just awesome.
What an effort for the first game of the season, the guys were really focused. I mentioned somewhere else how UCONN had all off season to prepare for this game and we made them look bad; I do not believe that team is that bad. Team speed was evident; the plays that made yardage made them in chunks, this definitely isn't your pappy's 2-3 yards and a cloud of dust. Isn't it ground up tires that occassionally shoots up from the turf? How appropriate; welcome to 4 to 6 yards and a burst of rubber...
Can you imagine how much fun it would be to play on that offense this year? Geeze, those kids are going to have a blast out there. I hesitate to say it, but I'm bordering on not even being worried about our record this season. They know how to inspire some confidence.
I charted the hits on Denard (because most haters regurgitated the same sentiment: "he'll never last a season taking all those hits). So, here's my lame ass chart-like thing:
11-"weak hits" (barely touched/went down on his own/little to no contact)
15-"hard hits" (not necessarily bone crushers, but definite contact made to bring him down. If he was in a pile of more than one guy, I classified it as "hard" due to the increased risk factor of some fat-ass landing on him, or twisting his ankle while trying to steal his shoe in the pile.)
1-ran out of bounds......could we get more of these in the future? kthnx
For comparison, I kept track of the hits on receivers and backs:
WR - 16 hits
RB - 31 hits
My question is, if a RB can take that many hits during a game (and they're usually much more of the "hard" variety) while lasting an entire season, is it unreasonable to expect a tough QB to be equally as durable? The first comments I heard so frequently this weekend was A) UConn is horrible (now. Of course, before the game they were underrated and a team on the rise.....but I digress) and B)Denard won't last 5 games.
Clearly I disagree.
Dilithium is largely indestructable.
First, props for putting together that video. That was really cool to watch.
1. Patrick Omameh was getting beat on almost every play. The scramble by Shaw that cost 10+ yards was Omameh's guy breaking through to the backfield.
2. Denard still needs some work on the Zone Read. Those couple plays where Shaw had to cut back and run to the other side should have been plays where Denard kept the ball. Even on the V. Smith rush TD, the left side of the field was WIDE open for Denard to easily score. I wonder if this is like LeBron's first couple of seasons where he was overly committed to spreading the ball around instead of taking the key shots. Or maybe it's just cuz it's the first game. Nahh...
3. Had to look at the stats to confirm how much the ball was spread around. Whoa, 19 completions to 8 different receivers. Good start!
I was at the game, but forgot to DVR the game.
I absolutely love that there were very few negative or zero yard plays. We are getting better day by day in this system. For some reason when all of this shredding was going on by our offense I couldnt help myself from thinking about the future. The future of this team is so bright and we were able to see a glimpse of this last Saturday. I think it's safe to say that this team is going to be one of the most exciting in college football all season long. Here's to a lot of wins in the future!! GO BLUE
Anyone else notice at 7:32 that Jonas Mouton had a 43 yd reception? Just another shining moment of incompetence from ESPN
Is it just me, or did Shaw seem to get stronger all of a sudden?