Did anyone else see the pre-season game between the Bengals and Jets? Trent was starting CB opposite Leon Hall. He made some nice plays, particularly one on the sideline where there was a high throw and he made sure to scrap the ball out of the WR's hands. Overall though the other takeaway I had was they had no idea how to read play-action and the safetys/linebackers bit everytime.
Morgan Trent 1st Team Defense for Bengals
Sounds like GERG is coaching the Bengals D
In all seriousness, good for Trent. Not my favorite player at U of M (multiple TV remotes fell victim via his tackling abilities), but I will always root for any former player to be successful.
trent, warren, brown...we should'nt have been as bad as we were.
Thank you for reminding me why I hate you and your posts so much. =)
LOL. Morgan Trent quit on his coach and the team. That is a fact.
Warren did what he had to do for a year and bolted to the league.
You just don't really know what you are talking about with this.
Quit on his coach and team? I'm pretty sure he was there to the grim finish of the 2008 season. Furthermore, RR continued to start him to the end. Are you suggesting that RR was starting the wrong guy at corner?
Yeah, he criticized RR later on. So have many other ex-Michigan players (including the guy in your avatar). Instead of blacklisting dozens of ex-players, maybe we should accept that RR wasn't a great fit here and move on.
There just aren't any favorites. They're all fantastic.
And closing with a personal favorite on the tackling technique side of things:
Great choice Cincy.
Trent was a three-year starter here and is now in the pros. Two different U-M coaching staffs, and now apparently an NFL coaching staff, thought the guy had what it takes to be out there playing. But hey, what do they know next to a random internet guy?
I am confused by your post. The first 2 obviously are taking shots at Morgan Trent and how you think he was always out of postion, but the 3rd pick is him with the ball, so he either made a play, or was returning a kick, but I fail to see how that one matches the intention of the first 2 pics. And the last one, while not great technique, he does still appear to be actually making the tackle, so are you trying to trash him or show that he had flashes of brilliance or something? Please elaborate.
This thread actually sickens me and I would not have posted had I known this would happen.
There are children dying in Africa and yet asking for a little respect for our former players on an Internet message board, despite the fact that they may have had deficiencies in their game "sickens" you?
You know what sickens me? The fact that there are children dying in Africa.
I wish i could plus 1 you right now.
It's okay. Knowing that you care is enough for me.
Just because you can find something that is far worse it doesn't justify the action at hand. I understand that there are humanitarian crises across the globe that demand our attention and empathy. However, the purpose of this board is for UM football fans to come together and talk about their team. The overwhelming majority of these fans try to support student athletes in all of their endeavors, understanding that they are just kids trying to play the game they love and get a college degree. For us to sit back and bash these young men that we don't know except through a couple of football games is in fact sickening.
Are there far worse things going on in the world than young men being criticized and hated on, absolutely. Does that make it ok, not so much.
The fact that this sickens him obviously means he throws a party every time a child dies in Africa. How dumb are you?
Well I was never a fan of Trent, but come on people there's no reason to keep dumping on the guy.
I actually liked Morgan Trent (Most of the time), call me crazy I guess.
he was frustrating in 06, but really matured as his carrer at UM progressed. I remember how pissed people were at him after the osu game in 2006, he handled it well. Crazy, two UM corners starting on one team.
Morgan always had the physical tools to be a quality corner, remember when he ran down percy harvin at the capital one bowl?
get over it before you have an anuerysm. I think it is well documented that RR had nothing to do with the defense (which I know a lot of people had a problem with, but it is stil a fact) so blaming MT's shortcomings in the college game can't be placed at his feet. Honestly, do you want to blame the world hunger that was talked about previously on him too? Give it a rest already, he is LONG gone.
how's about that type of vitriol go where it belongs - which is anywhere but this board.
It's simple - every kid who puts in the incredible effort and dedication that it takes to represent the University of Michigan football program deserves our respect. Period.
Good luck, Morgan.
I wasn't following this blog nearly as much during MT's time here as I do now so what I am about to say are things I have come to know since he was gone. I think the problem most had with MT was that he didn't show incredible effort and dedcication to the team while he was here (again, I wasn't following enough to agree or disagree with that sentiment, just passing along what I have seen since).
I believe he also had a lot to say about the program (not much of it good) after he left for the NFL. What I am trying to say is that I am not sure that people who are being critical of MT are disagreeing with you either, they just feel MT doesn't fit your description.
I should also say that I remember other posters (I remember Magnus specifically) sticking up for MT, so I can't say which side is right or wrong, just thought I would mention that these posters don't necessarily disagree that players who put forth incredible effort and dedication deserve support.
Anyway, good luck Trent.
But watching the Jets - Bengals, it was much easier to notice Plax rather then Leon Hall or Morgan Trent, and remember a game where we were torched. It also is a reminder of what a fast and tall WR can do . . . 6 inches on a DB is a huge advantage.
won again in pre-season! Doesn't that scream loud and clear the relevance of pre-season form???
Why argue about who's starting a second week pre-season game? Especially either of the Ohio NFL teams (one could argue I should have put quotation marks around NFL Teams, but I digress). As Stephen Kass prompted, starting a pre-season game for the Bengals isn't as awesome as might have been originally thought...
I never was really a fan of Trent, but I always like to see former players making an impact in the NFL. Hell, there were people who didn't like Brady when he was at Michigan but let's not open that can of worms.
Trent was always a very good athlete. That's probably one thing the NFL saw in him. But, originally when he came in here he was a receiver. (I don't know if he played much DB in H.S. or not) Yes, he did get torched frequently on long pass plays at Michigan, but I never figured out whether it was because he just didn't get pass coverage or bad coaching or what. Whatever, but I'm happy that he's doing a lot better and hope he represents Michigan well in the NFL.