Lets hope for more of the same in the second
Michigan vs Purdue / Afternoon Games Open Thread
P.S. Football is NOT better with a rules guru!
Terry Hawthorne being stretchered off for Illinois and doesn't appear to be moving. Ugly scene
Ed. : Hands are moving, that at least is good news..
Hey, as long as those limbs are moving, the outlook becomes much brighter.
that could have been even better, we're 1 yard from a FG and a drive at the end there would have made it anywhere from a 34 or 38 to 3 lead, oh well.
Let's come out in the 2nd half and kick more ass, Can you imagine how good our defense will be going forward with more experience and GREAT coaching!
dammit, should not have lost that fumble, we're looking at 35-3 vs 28-10. nonetheless, denard's playing well. i like our chances.
gotta say on a sidenote, however, that i'm really happy for penn state. we don't play them this year, and given their situation, i want them to win out. when they come out on the other end eligible for bowl games/playoffs, the B1G needs them to be top-notch.
Biggest concern so far: still lack of Fitz production. What's going on with him? Denard gains enough yards that I don't think the OL is a big problem...
from Fitz at times. To be fair though, the blocking needs to be better on RB runs, and the difference in the holes for Denard and the RB's could partially be explained by an extra blocker being there for the QB runs.
I wonder if this is what we should have been seeing during 2010 if we had an RB. It's kid of like that in 2011, we established that Fitz can run, and now teams are keying on him, which is opening it up for Denard. Hell, as long as we are gaining yards, and more importantly, scoring, I'm fine with it.
one bad turnover make me feel like we played like sh*t
o many turnovers will do that to your mind. I wouldn't mind getting through a game with no turnovers.
Not really OT. It's a games open thread. Discuss away!
These rap songs need to stop, they are awful
Creative with the current themes of the games. Not easy to do....
We own Penn State
Really be able to turn on the jets just once...
before he breaks one.
Come on O.
His fundamentals are hopeless...
the first backfoot throw today. His fundamentals are fine when he has time, pressure does cause some backfoot throws though. Hopeless to me, would mean that the fundamentals are out of wack most of time, and I don't believe that is the case with Denard. To be honest, I would say questionable decision making is a bigger issue than throwing mechanics.
Your posting is hopeless
He had a clear running lane, and no open receiver, so he throws it.
like there might have been a open receiver, and he missed him.
What heck does that mean?
Anyone who's watching...
Thank you D.
Any guess why Wile punted?
He can take a full swing without getting a touchback--sort of like using a short iron.
Toussaint still unimpressive. Gallon is still the man.
Nice move to get out of Denard's way.
Nice run by DR tho
To much sideways running for Fitz and its not his fault. It's the design.
Damn it, Fitz!
Fitz just doesn't look good.
Edit: Smith just took a SHOT.
on the option.....bummer
Man. Two horrid Fitz runs and an ill-advised option. We have a beast in Funchess and no attempt to use him in the red zone?! I mean, I know I don't know shit compared to the coaches, but wtf?
what I'm reading from you
I'm not fond of the end around on the zone read. I would rather see Fitz hit in between the tackles than trying to get to the outside.
we're not seeing Rawls or Hayes at all, I'd like to see what Hayes could esp
Very conservative in the red zone. Still nervous!
look as good as their blocking. For whatever reason, blocking for RB's continues to be an issue. It is pretty confusing to be honest, since there are gaping holes for Denard. The difference can't be explained entirely by the extra blocker on QB runs either and in general the level of push seems to be completely different.
There is a little too much dancing by Fitz, but to be fair making guys miss is a requirement when multiple guys are in your face. I know people want to look at Fitz and think somethign is wrong with him, but he had more room to operate last year. At the end of the day though, the defense still has to make a choice, they either have to focus on stopping Fitz or Denard, it's very difficult to stop both.
Our D is legit.
Guys, we're winning 31-10 at West Lafeyette. Definitely need to do some things better (like everybody else) but not a bad way to play the game.
is make big plays....I love that guys game
And a great stop by the D here on another 3 and out
Acquiring laptop computers.
Amazing right now!
Gallon always scares the sh*t out of me on those pint returns.
Arizona starting to pull away from Stanford. 48-34. Scott has thrown 63 passes already..
It seems like on offense the philosophy is "Hurry up and score!" And when the other teams offense is on its also "Hurry up and score!"