happy face : )..That means it a good thing. Im guessing he's #2 on the depth chart.
QBForce has a secret
Soooo....Mrs T you are on the verge of announcing the finalization of your plan...the mind control device must have arrived along with the signed contract of one of the top blow gun champions in the world.
The plan, if I understand is that the device would ride on the nose of a dart, through the blow pipe, 500 yards in the air taking account of wind and humidity to the target, once under the skin said device can be activated.....leaving you in full control...brilliant.
Why is that the URL for @QBForce in your post?
I don't think, "I've got a secret" would be followed by a smilie if it were bad news. And trust me, even if Tate did WANT to transfer, he'd never be happy about it.
It is a secret freckle with a hair in it.
Maybe big Mike is just getting lucky tonight.
We can all be pleased about.
Wait... you don't... you don't all call your genitalia "Big Mike", do you?
Maybe Big Mike is getting lucky RIGHT NOW.
She could just be a fan of Madonna?
This is likely nothing
But admit it would eff ND up beyond reckoning if Tate trotted out there on the first drive and filled the sky with footballs. They would be stunderflustered
And I saw Forcier come out instead of Robinson, I'd thank my lucky stars and say a few dozen Our Fathers in appreciation on the spot.
The defense will be far more stunderflustered by the Denard we saw on Saturday than by whatever change of pace Forcier represents.
*This is assuming I was a rational Domer. I know - it's a tricky thought experiment.
*Except if all of your prep has gone into stopping the running game QB we saw last week.
Now Denard can throw as well, having him put the ball in the air on every play would bumfluster them up just as much. But we will do neither: we'll force them to stop the unstoppable offense we saw against UCONN
I'm not advocating Tate coming out (though I loves me some Tate), nor am I predicting it. I'm merely saying it would send ND into a slight panic, because they haven't practiced for it at all. And it would
The defense would be much more panicked by the idea of having to contain Robinson. I'm not so sure that what UM would throw at ND with Tate taking snaps would be so radically different than what they'd do with Denard that it would be a huge advantage.
My simple calculus: right now Denard is definitely a threat to score with his feet on every play, and it looks like he can be a downfield threat with his arm, too. Tate can be a good downfield passer on his day, but he's obviously nowhere near as much a threat on the ground. So Denard is scarier.
Also, I question the extent to which ND has really been able to replicate The Denard Experience in practice.
Kinda feels like that episode of coach where his quarterback was in a wheel chair (in full uniform, including pads) until the last drive of their bowl game
You can actually buy apparel.
There is now an actual Minnesota State University: http://www.mnsu.edu/
Unfortunately, they are the Mavericks.
Because... Screw them. Hayden Fox forever.
They actually played football on "coach"? Who knew?
It's to make ND change their game plan around expecting to see Tate in the first series. They are ditching their Denard prep and going to a full out Tate prep.
Too bad Fat Charlie isn't around. This would make his strategy asplode.
I've got a secret too.
that you pooped twice instead of just once so far today.
Maybe it's about his brother starting at Furman?
If this means Tate is playing, then it could be an amazing call. I'd probably rather see Denard starting, but whatever. In hindsight, Tate starting against UConn could have been a "we wasted the good surprise on you" moment.
I'm guessing that the secret is Tate will be the secret guest on Jack Kennedys next youtube rap video...or when Sam Adams comes into town next week... either one
I've grown tired of the Forcier family, their website, their twitter...
This attention is exactly what they want.
I have never met an entire family so set on achieving fame and NFL success. It strikes me as incredibly vain. So much for the idea of a team.
He's probably going to ND which would mean he was the backup instead of Devin Gardner. That would be good news for him.
And probably a slap in the face to Devin Gardner. Tate pouts and whines on the sidelines, spouts off to a reporter on the way off the field, after an offseason where he had to earn his wings back and had multiple teammates publicly voice their displeasure in his effort and attitude...
And Devin gets left back in Ann Arbor completely healthy and ready to go?
Not that I don't think RR is taking all three anyway, but if he for some reason took 2 QB's and left Gardner at home, I guess Tate can thank his parents and the media for his spot on the bus. This stuff is so amazingly high school.
All three will travel every game this year. Everybody takes three QBs.
Devin is a true FR with 3 or 4 snaps of game time experience. Tate is a proven commodity having started all 12 games last year, pulling off a dramatic win over ND no less, and he keep us in the game in a few tough losses.
If I'm Devin, I would expect to have Tate be in the game before me no matter how much promise I show in practice and controlled scrimmages.
Body of work and all that.
Now, if Tate doesn't turn it around pretty soon, that certainly would give Devin something to gripe about (not that he would/should).
with an avatar, shark +1
Seems like those eager to hate on Tate might want to keep their fingers crossed that Denard continues to play nearly perfect ball (like Tate v ND last year). Maybe we don't need bizarre cryptic tweets, but we need him on the team.
Maybe it's Coner coming back to perform at half time?!!!!!?!
Please Please PLEASE let this be true!
Gotta hand it to Tate. Young man knows how to rack up 6900 views, 3 pages of comments in a little over 3 hours. Great numbers.
I'm guessing Tate is going to play, and possibly even in the first or second series.
This is just putting this out there for those that have spoken of Denard's accuracy in glowing terms...
First off, I love Denard, and am absolutely stoked. I was there at the game, and he electirifed the crowd and put on a show. I was amazed at his passing improvements, and ecstatic for the rest of the season with him at the helm giving opposing def coord's fits.
However, after watching the game when i got back home and paying attention to the finer things, he just about got Roundtree killed and is not nearly as skilled a passer as Tate is. This is fact. It is not speculation. The little things like leading receivers perfectly, perfect accuracy on bubble screens, reading complex defenses and going to 2nd, 3rd and evern 4th reads have not been displayed by him yet. I'm not saying he can't do it. I'm not saying he won't do it. But those who look at his completion percentage and claim him to be deadly accurate are just wrong.
The thing he brings to the table is his lightning fast speed. This opens up more room for error for him in the passing game, which he takes advantage of and succeeds. This is fine, i'm not ripping it at all, it is awesome. I'm just saying that completion percentage in one game where the defense is scared shitless of him running all over them does not mean he has morphed into a deadly accurate passing qb.
But what he is, is damn good, and poses a major threat to the defense, and i'm damn glad i'm not a big ten defensive coordinator, cuz this kid would get me fired.
Just had to get that all off my chest. that is all.
The little things like leading receivers perfectly, perfect accuracy on bubble screens, reading complex defenses and going to 2nd, 3rd and evern 4th reads have not been displayed by him yet.
Denard looked just as, or at least nearly as, accurate on short passes and screens against UConn as Tate did last year.
Also, I'm befuddled as to where you've seen Tate read defenses with such acumen. Did you read it on QBForce? After all, he has been groomed to be a star QB since birth. Just ask Mike!
Snark aside, I'll grant you that the jury is out on Denard's skill as a passer - dude's only been a starter for one game. But bringing up the Roundtree hospital ball doesn't really help your case - show me one game where Tate only made one major mistake throwing the ball last year. Hell, show me an example of Tate finding his fourth read - it may have happened, but I don't recall it. What does seem indisputable (read: fact not speculation) is that Denard has a much stronger arm than Tate, which is certainly one of those key passing skills.
At any rate, it's silly to compare Tate's ability to read defenses with Denard's, since as you say, Denard's threat to score a TD every time he takes off radically simplifies his reads. Also, he is a threat to score a TD every time he takes off. Which is nice.
I don't know, I'm just not sure what the point of trying to knock Denard's skill as a passer in relation to Tate is. It's a weird segment of the fan base that pokes holes in the game of a QB who just played statistically one of the truly outstanding games in CFB history Until he falters, he's got my benefit of the doubt.
Great job Denard. You played the best game in the history of Michigan quarterbacks in your first start, but you don't get the nod tomorrow... Seriously guys?