A nice little piece written by Jabrill
I am very confident we may not lose another football game until the year 2020.
Holy smokes can this kid can fly. I wonder how The Team is going to react to him stepping in with so much hype!
He's not coming in to ride the bench so them boys gone have to fall in line. Oh yea, and real recognize real and all that good stuff.
I don't think there should be much antipathy on the team for Peppers's hype. Everyone on the team has something to prove, not just the incoming freshmen. Peppers has contributed to as many big wins at Michigan as pretty much everyone else on the roster.
Never a problem with hype and competition. Only way Peppers doesn't see the field is if others rise up and outperform him and that's never a bad thing.
Woodson didn't have a problem and he was hot shit. He got in a scuffle his first day at practice.
Want guys to respect you? Be good at football.
They respect that.
You suck and have the hype and no one takes you seriously.
Now I just want to get up there to Michigan and ball out and go as hard as I can so I can help the team win
The 12-year old in my almost 40-year old mind giggled at this. Something is wrong with me.
I feel your pain. My journey to 40 ends this Saturday. I don't think I'll even bother getting up that morning.
July 9th...so I guess I can take solace in the fact that:
In an interesting MGoTwist, it just so happens that my birthday is also on the 9th of July, but the difference in this case is that I will only achieve the non-milestone of 36 years of age on that day. Still, as far as my kids are concerned, that makes me anicent somehow - they don't believe me that there once was a time when mobile computing meant trying to do mental math while jogging or driving.
You want to really mess them up? Show them a pay phone and tell them "that's how we used to call people urgently from the car"
still have pay phones?
they are rare.
Most that remain are probably in people's basements. I remember, just before they totally disappeared they became a too common investment for people to own them and put them in different businesses. Of course we know where that investment went. I had a couple clients tell me they did this on a limited basis which was when i did the face palm.
Grumble, Grumble, Grumble....
All you need to do is say you're celebrating your 21st birthday (for the 19th time). Then go do it. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts.
PS- Good luck convincing your own body of this line of bullshit. It knows better.
You think you feel bad. We also have the same birthday (thus your upvote), 'cept I'll be double nickles. Whoa is me :o
Oh, and Go Blue.
You just made me think of Chris Martin with all your double nickles talk.
40 is the new 20 crap...it isn't...things hurt and don't heal as fast...oy
All things considered, I'd freeze my life and who I was at 40 way before 20. The body is just about the only thing that hasn't improved significantly. Even at 45, it's still in good shape though.
He seems to have a good awareness of the state of the program and actually his assement doesn't seem too far off from a post you'd read here. I do like the optimism and appreciate that he is willing to work hard. This team desperately needs an edge this season.
Very nice read.
The more of these entries that we see, the more I see that, in addition to being a phenomenal athlete, Peppers has an excellent perspective and what seems like a very calm, considered viewpoint as well, which makes me even more confident that we're getting someone that will do great things on and off the field.
Humble, self aware, and confident. And a 4.32 40?? Sweet fancy Moses
I'm excited for the season! And he's one reason why.
ready for B10 football now. Obviously, he will need to learn the techniques to be a top player at the college level. But, Michigan simply needs to get him on the field early. Like maize-blue said, we need an edge and a player like Peppers can give a team just that. REALLY excited to see him on the field this fall.
The thing I like is this comes a day after Newsome's amazing tweet. It shows something about the quality of the people Michigan is bringing in. I think Peppers is going to help recruiting immediately because he is well known and I think he will have a solid freshman season and represent himself well even if there may be some ups and downs. The talent is obvious. He may get burned because of inexperience occasionally but I think we will see some spetacular plays also.
I like this team more and more as you look at the direction the talent seems to be taking. They may still be a year away from competing with the big boys. I do think they will be an improving team this year and will represent themselves well.
I fully expect to see Jabrill bust some coverages...but be athletic enough that he still catches up and breaks up the play or makes the tackle. Then I will do by best police chief voice and say "Dammit Jabrill, you don't follow the rules. You're reckless out there!....but you're a damn fine cornerback"
No joke, I had a dream last night he ran the opening kickoff in the opener back for a TD.
Was it a dream?...Or a vision of the future?
That's ridiculous. A freshman's first play is never that spectacular.
OP was right. This did brighten my morning a little bit. I was worried he was going to walk on campus with a chip on his shoulder. He seems really in check with the the state of the program.
I like that he isn't going in expecting his HS dominance to just carry over. He seems to understand that he won't be 5* super recruit Jabrill Peppers anymore when he gets to campus, he'll be just another Freshman (ok, maybe not just another, but a Freshman nonetheless). I like that he realizes how hard he has to continue to work to still make the next step and that he's hardly accomplished anything yet. There's really no guarantee he'll live up to the hype, but that kind of attitude and maturity is a big step towards avoiding a let down as he starts his Michigan career.
I said this awhile ago...I see us going 11-1....last year's goofball team would go 8-4 with this year's easier schedule...Nuss will win one extra game, aggressive defense scheme will win one extra game and JABRILL PEPPERS will win one extra game....PRESTO...11-1!!! thanks Jabrill
Wow I hope you are right and everyone else is wrong, but...we play Notre Dame, State and Ohio on the road. And Penn State at home and Northwestern on the road will not be easy, and not just because of the O-line, witness last year's experience. 9-3 would beat most expectations and would be a very respectable outcome. 11-1 will require magic.
Hey quiverfull, thanks for the recommendations re: San Diego. We had a great time. And I remembered mgobrewmom talking about Societe brewery so I stopped by there one afternoon and had to be dragged out of the place. They make some fine IPA's and Belgians.
"I'm not trying to go in there to be the next Charles Woodson. It's a nice comparison, but, at the end of the day, that's Charles. That's one of the best college football players ever. I haven't done anything yet."
Just shows some strong self-awareness and humility, which I imagine can be tough for a kid who has been told he is superman for the last 4 years.
Yep. It takes much humility to not proclaim oneself to be better than Charles Woodson.
with a sand wedge, maybe even a putter.
That was the best quote of the article
Anywhere he goes and with anything he puts his mind to.
Jabrill continues to demonstrate an unwavering faith in his abilities combined with an understanding that he has much to learn and do before he can take his place among the greats. If he is truly running a 4.32 at his size, he will be on the field this fall. That said, if he is committed to learning the defensive schemes and he can actually do it, he will be a big contributor.
Everything points to Jabrill being a special player who makes an early impact. I can't wait to see it happen.
It should be call "give the ball to Jabrill" and the play is: we give the ball to Jabrill.
The good news is that I am pumped for the upcomming season at Michigan. The bad news is that I just tackled three random passers by and might be serving a jail sentence when the season starts.
Love this kid already. Can't wait to see him play. He seems humble and level-headed and ready to work hard. I am excited to see the kind of impact not only his play, but his attitude might have on the rest of the team - hopefully it's infectious. How many more days? 79?? Every summer I end up wishing away the whole summer, just waiting for football and cider mills to start. haha!
Compare this the Pryor article on research, which I'm pretty sure was written in crayon
Article confirms that he really is invested in Michigan as a university. He spoke on that unidentifiable team-like substance we put on the field last year and also tampering expectations for this year. He's not worried about if we're 12-0, he's worried about helping us improve. If we lose a game, he's not going to transfer to Alabama. Can't wait to watch this guy grow!
is that it can help you overcome mistakes. With that speed, he lowers the risk of making a mistake a costly mistake. Mature kid. He understands he is a freshman and starting at the bottom, not at the top.
Really can't recall how Lammar was rated in respect to fellow lbers his sr. season of h.s., but do know he was the no.1 rated player in MI and as a 5 star, was probably among the top five nationally at his position.
I remember reading his height, weight, etc., and there was a lot of speculation that he might outgrow the lber position which more than likely would have placed him at DE if that had turned out to be true. Also recall much talk going around about how he'd probably be ready by mid-season to start contributing to the defense. I must say I wasn't really shocked to see him starting the very first game that year, but I would by lying if I said I wasn't surprised at just how physically mature he was, given the fact he had just joined the team in the fall and hadn't really had time to benefit from weight training yet. That young man was a stud at 18 years old and in regard to their respective positions, I believe Mr. Peppers is every bit ready from a strength and hitting standpoint as Woodley was for the size of the players he had to fend off to make the tackle or alter the play via a hurried pass or forcing an unwise cut from a RB. I believe Jabrill has the chance, despite our loaded depth chart-been awhile since we've been able to say that-at the db position to be even more disrusptive. He'll have roughly a ten yard gallop to the ball once he makes the read and arrives at the ballcarrier. In Michigan's case I'd have to compare him to the way Dufek laid people out, including 250 RBs from State. From an overall BIG standpoint, it would not surprise me to hear the announcers start comparing him to Tatum from OSU as to the ferocity and bad intentions he hits people with almost from the time he gets his first start.
As to Mallory, working within the guidelines set forth by Mattison, he'll be able to do some really creative things given the aforementioned depth and the addition of a new player that hits like a lber and possesses the speed of an elite wideout or tailback. This kid, not unlike Charles, has the chance to make fans wish for UM's defense to take the field due to nothing else but the excitement level he brings. A very rare quality for one player to possess, the ability to add a chapter to the defensive playbook devoted to his abilities alone. Plus the fact, he appears to be a genuinely nice, very mature young man. Can't wait until he puts on that winged helmet and adds to his arsenal because of the widely accepted truth of the magic that is contained within that distinct headgear.