Really cool article that features some of our opponents' anonymous responses to questions about Michigan's defense. They're very homogenous/consistent responses. An interesting read for those with Rivals subscriptions.
Rivals: Opponents Size Up Michigan's D Anonymously ($)
I wasn't aware that homogeneity/consistency was a basis for interesting. Now that is interesting.
I have a lot of friends that have homogeneity... In prison.
Michigan's D is quite a menacing sight.
...if you know what I mean
He said they're a home-run type team. Seems like it'd have to be Air Force, Nebraska or OSU. Everyone else is terrible and/or runs a boring Big Ten type offense
Doubt it's Air Force. We brought up Kovacs and AF had plenty of big plays. I could see NEB or OSU.
They run obviously, but they might think of their passing game as being more of a home run threat. Especially with that other guy at QB.
Summary: Our defense last year lacked a lot of playmakers besides Jake Ryan, but we did not take many chances or gamble much so limited big plays and forced teams to sustain long drives to score. Opponents had a lot of respect for Jake Ryan and Jordan Kovacs. Ryan was the one player on our defense that had to be accounted for.
MSU and PSU were two defenses that were singled out as having multiple playmakers that could hurt you last year. Based on the comments, I am guessing most came from either OSU or Northwestern.
Frank Clark played pissed off vs them. Had to bring TE or extra blocker to help b/c blocking him 1 vs 1 wasn't working. He might have been the best DE in the conference, but he didn't play like that every single week.
Blake Countess has swag and would attack balls thrown his way. Other corners were good, but would not go for picks.
i'm not going to paste anything from a paywalled article. i've been banned there before for msg board posts and lost access to content that i paid for.
Wow really guys? 9 downvotes for not violating the terms of my Rivals account? Screw all of you. Go smoke a bowl or something. You don't get what you don't pay for.
10 for whining
How would they know you are the one posting?
So you only do the right thing if someone might be watching?
The general rule here - a matter of board etiquette really - is to at least quote a select section of th article while leaving something of value for those that do have subscriptions to visit, but enough that perhaps the non-paying population here could engage in some discussion. In this case, perhaps some select quotes regarding the defense would have been appropriate. Do feel free to edit your original post and add some - I can leave this thread just in case.
Then why start the thread here? Seems more appropriate to just keep the discussion to Rivals board if you're just going to basically say "here's a really cool article, too bad y'all can't read it...".
How did you get banned for pasting? How would they know it was you? Do you work for Rivals and did you turn yourself in? I am intrigued.
Seeing this movie in the theaters. I actually thought Keeanu Reeves was acting; turns out that's just who he is.
My friends and I debate this a lot: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is possibly Keeanu's best acting job to date.
Sooooooooo just to be clear this post is useless, right?
Did you add anything? I guess next time I'll just not bring anyone's attention to a cool post. And I'll be sure to downvote anything you ever bring to the board! Cool? Cool.