No really, thanks for that.
The real test for Denard begins
Some profound words I wrote there. :()
Better than the standard knuckle biting over the defense.
Is it just me or does the OP sound like a guy who not a fan of Denard. As ElGuapo shrugs his shoulders at that utterly puzzling thought.... then goes, "oh well, haters are gonna hate!"
I think DR is incredible, but the fact is that he has played some awful defenses thus far.
He is about to play some significantly better defenses.
I believe he is for real. I don't see MSU being able to stop him. His rushing numbers may go down but his passing numbers should go up.
MSU, Iowa, and PSU haven't exactly looked great on defense themselves. Watching Iowa against PSU is making me feel good about those games. PSU looks horrible, and I'm being reminded that Iowa always plays with 2 deep safeties and should be out manned in out run game.
Was there any postgame comment about Denard's slight ding?
...none of the above mentioned teams will stop him - on the ground or in the air. The better question is: Can he put up enough numbers to make up for what the Defense gives up?
...far more about our defense, or lack thereof, than Denard and the offense. Even though he has posted ridiculous numbers thus far, I think most B10 teams will underestimate him both in terms of speed and his decision making. They'll all be in denial mode: "He was good against Indiana, but there's no way he'll do that to us!" I predict more amazing stuff and lots of points. But can we keep our defense off the field? Don't know.
I think teams will increasingly force Denard to pass and take away his run option with more "eight in the box" schemes.
First player in HISTORY to pass for 200+ yards, and rush for 200+ yards twice in a season. If it is so easy to do, it would have been done before.
Even if Denard played like an average QB the rest of the way, he might be able to rest on his laurels and get the trophy. Quite an amazing young man.
He's the first player to do it twice in a career.
(as per ESPN).
It only lists VY once in 2005 on the game recap on ESPN. I think Denard is the first.
That's because VY only did it once in the regular season (2005). The other time he did it was in the 2006 Rose Bowl against USC.
It's getting irritating to hear haters say things like "sure but he hasn't played anyone yet," as if you could throw any stiff into that offense and he would be putting up these numbers. Well I'm sure that White, Vick, Young etc faced a few suspect defenses too, so why didn't they put these kinds of numbers?
I dunno. What Denard and co are doing seems to be pretty repeatable. Maybe not the long plays for touchdowns, but piling up yards and points yes. The O line has performed well and the receivers are blocking and making plays. The sample size now has grown to five games. The numbers say fantastic. The patterns say M can do it over and over again. It's the spread with an amazing playmaker at quarterback.
we may see fewer big plays against the better teams but that does not equal shutting us down. Denard and company may go into ball control mode and sustain longer drives, and I don't see anyone shutting that down.
If he wins the Heisman three times, then surely all the maize and blue fans will unite that Denard is "for real."
you know, he is not a Michigan Man (or some other nonsense like that).
One of the keys is that opposing defenses have no way of preparing for him. He looks like he could be the fastest player in the Big Ten... just so happens he can complete passes at 70% while rushing for 200 yards a game. The only way I can see containment of him is a defensive line that can control the Michigan O-line.
MSU will be the hardest defense we've faced all year. Fortunately, they're not very good. Their LB corp is excellent, but their secondary is terrible and their run defense ovearll is meh. It will definitely be a test, but I think Denard will pass with flying colors.
WTF? I got news for you, pal: we might lose all three games, and that won't change a goddamn thing: Denard Robinson is for real. If you haven't figured that out by now, there's no hope for you.
Is Denard Robinson afraid of Michigan State linebackers?
Or are Michigan State linebackers afraid of Denard Robinson?
I think we all know the answer
MSU's secondary is probably one of the worst in the conference so don't see them stopping Shoelace through the air which will open up running lanes for him. Simply put there is no stopping him, you can only hope to contain him.
.....is like twying to cwontain a bag full of wabbits that just dwopped open wight in fwont of you. Oh, and those wascally wabbits just so happen to know how to pway exceptwional catch with a footbawll.
The fact that our fastest wabbit can wifle a pass - on a dime - ON THE WUN - makes it awll the more difficulwt to contwain (and spectwacular to see!!).