Just go and give him the jersey right now!
Roy Roundtree - #1
Well don't we have to wait until he is officially an upper classman?
Anyways, he deserves it and I can wear my #1 jersey around and attach it to an active player.
He set a freakin record..give him the jersey!
HES GOT MY VOTE!
P.S. WHAT A GREAT DAY FOR DEANTHOY ARNETT TO BE THERE!
Took the words right out of my mouth. I couldn't agree more.
Hooray for Snake Oil!!
Can't wait to see him play Pour-don't
Snakeoil = 1
Lathers up with snake oil before next week's game and puts up 300 yards of receiving against Purdue!
Oh, and give him the #1 jersey already! jeez!
A huge game for Roundtree.
Congrats to him for the single-game receiving yardage record.
May not be the flashiest WR but damn it if he is not the best WR on the team.
Your avatar gets my vote. Nice!
I think he is deserving of this.
I would love nothing more than to see Roy Roundtree strut out onto the field wearing #1 at Purdue next week.
and fun boost for the team and the fans
Roundtree crushes the M single game receiving record.
Hope he saved a little for good friend Danny Hope and Purdue next week.
Isn't it alittle premature for this talk?
Roy was fantastic, he had me on the edge of my seat all game. I think he made a strong argument for the jersey today. Anyone else think 8-4 is possible now? I do!
wut are you talking bout, were totally gonna beat wisconsin...9-3 baby
I had the thought today that this team has one game in itself this season that should be close to perfect. No turnovers. Offensive fireworks. Decent defense. Maybe a big play or two from special teams. My bet is it will come together for Wisky.
It was always possible, just highly improbable.
Love the enthusiasm but it took absolutely everything we had to beat Illinois today.
We scored 67 and still barely won.
I'm sorry, and call me a pessimist, but we're not beating Wisconsin.
Edit - reply to wrong comment, this should be reply to wolverine8810 above.
No Problem, I've been caught up in the moment and clicked the wrong response aswell. I am soooo pumped up right now!
Stonum was jabbin' about the #1 jersey not that long ago, if I'm not mistaken. Out of Stonum, Roundtree, and Hemmingway, I would definitely give it to Roundtree. He came up huge in the Notre Dame game and he came up huge today.
This offense has such a bright future, I can't wait!
Bright future? I would argue they're having a pretty bright present.....
He had a great game, but I don't think so. It's not like he was making outrageous catches. Is he really that much better than Hemingway or Stonum? I don't think he comes close to Braylon level. I guess it depends on what the standard is.
by roy, but he did have a couple of pretty bad looking drops. I think it's too soon, but a few more games like today and he will def be in the running for it.
Braylon never dropped an easy pass. Sticks sux! #1 Jersey in mothballs 4eva! /s
I for one will be disappointed if Roy isn't rockin the #1 next year. He's earned it.
"but a few more games like today and he will def be in the running for it."
So if he puts up 1000 yards receiving in 4 games then he might have a shot at the #1 with you?
Maybe you would like the Lord himself to come down to A2 as a receiver before you feel someone is worthy. The kid still has his best 2 years of football ahead of him..give him the dam jersey.
IMO, the standard shouldn't be Braylon. #1 should go to the receiver that has earned it in Rich Rod's mind, whatever that may mean.
i think it speaks to the new style of offense. if were basing it on nfl potential, id probably give it to stonum. but roundtree epitomizes the RR-type receiver.
I agree, this is very telling and speaks volumes for RR's offense. Though i would argue that Roundtree has PLENTY of NFL pontential. As does Stonum. just can't ignore 246 receiving yards though. My hat is off to Mr.Roundtree.
After a game like this, i do not know how Arnett or Watkins won't want to play for Michigan.
I don't know. He's still a sophomore and he's quite good, but he's not yet the kind of guy defenses have to specifically account for. I think that's the minimum standard.
In all of my years of football, I have never heard of a receiver going for 246 yards in one game and is magically ignored by defenses for the rest of the season.
He's here, fellas! He "came into his own" already. Braylon made drops as well, but he still rocked the #1...
It's his, give it to him!
Other than that one drop, he was great. He is money. Need to get me a #1 jersey to go with my #20.
He had at least 2 drops.
Incredible day for Roundtree. however i think Hemingway is the best reciever we have..clutch catches..the juggle catch today for a td and the 2 point conversion..sidleine catches? he's my 1st choice. but not quite yet. let them compete for it next year
Hemingway hasn't done shit compared to Roundtree. You have to look beyond this game and over the course of the season. So far, Roundtree is the one.
Um, what? Hemingway has played in 2 less games this year, and has the same amount of TD's as Rountree and only 165 less yards despite Roundtree's monster day and the fact Rountree is targeted far more as a simple function of thew offense. Hemingway has a far better yards per catch. They have the same amount of 100 yard games this year despite, again, Rountree playing in 2 more games. Hemingway has also been more consistent this year.
Illinois-6 catches, 104 yards, 2 TD's
PSU-1 catch, 21 yards
Iowa-9 catches, 134 yards, 1 TD
MSU-2 catches, 42 yards
Indiana-3 catches, 129 yards, 1 TD
BGSU-2 catches, 25 yards
UMass-1 catch, 36 yards
Illinois-9 catches, 246 yards, 2 TD's
PSU-3 catches, 15 yards
Iowa-2 catches, 10 yards
MSU-6 catches, 48 yards
Indiana-5 catches, 126 yards, 1 TD
BGSU-9 catches, 118 yards
UMass-2 catches, 12 yards
ND-8 catches, 82 yards, 1 TD
UConn-1 catch, -1 yard
Roy has had 4 games this year with under 20 receiving yards. Hemingway hasn't had any. I'm not saying Junior is clearly better than Roy, or that Roy has been complete shit outside this one game. You could easily debate the merits of either. I'm simply pointing out that saying Junior hasn't done shit compared to Roy is completely ridiculous.
I'd say if anyone was overreacting to one game, it's you.
Hemingway has had some crucial drops. Sometimes it seems like he doesn't fight hard enough to get into position, but I do like his YAC.
Roundtree's had plenty of drops both this year and last as well. He had at least three drops that I saw in this game alone. Let's not act like Roy has glue hands here. Both guys have dropped some balls. Overall, I'd say Hemingway has better hands and is far better on the deep and jump balls.
As for fighting to get in position, I'm not sure what you're watching really. Hemingway has repeatedly gone up over guys to make catches, and made plenty of catches in traffic. When was the last time you saw Roy go up over a guy for a catch? Roy makes plenty of catches across the middle, sure. But he's not going up over anyone to make a catch at this point, and he really hasn't shown the ability to catch the deep ball over the shoulder either. He's a beast on those deep crossing patterns though.
Again, I think you could make an argument for either guy. My point was simply that saying Junior "hasn't done shit" compared to Roy is just plain ignorant.
I think it's pretty close - and would be even moreso if Hemingway had been able to play in the first two games. Hemingway is more of a traditional guy wearing the #1 jersey - a downfield threat with great body control. But they're both really good.
On a side note, I think it's interesting that none of our receivers wear numbers in the 80s, which used to be standard. We have #8 (T. Robinson), #9 (Odoms), #10 (Gallon), #12 (Roundtree), #17 (Jackson), #19 (Grady), #21 (Hemingway) and #22 (Stonum).
Kidding me? you call yourself a Michi fan and you basically said Hemingway is shit, or his contribution is shit? Really ? i think you need your prorities stright my fellow fan. Hemingways potential far excedes Roundtree IMO. far more physical...better hands, breaks tackles etc. when healty he's just better. today or anyday. put hemingway in the slot and run the same play roundtree had scores on.
Both are great, but neither are really NUm1 worthy.
We'll C what happens
Roy is great but I think Junior Hemingway has to be under consideration because of his knack for coming up with the big play when it is needed. Then after Hemingway graduates I would give it to Roundtree.
i have a hard time trusting Junior's hands. Sometimes he's brilliant, sometimes he looks like he's got clubs for hands.
Roy is definitely the most reliable, although he does have a surprising flat drop once in awhile.
when we win, Roy's been a big part of the game. He's been largely absent the last three, however.
Roy deserves it at some point, however he did drop two passes that hit him square in the numbers today. I think Hemingway, as the senior, should have the first shot at winning the jersey.
I think Roundtree has shown he has earned it. Plus it was great knowing that Arnett was there to watch the game. Buy the snake oil!
well the offense has the go to beat Purdue and frankly the D did step up a couple times and make some stops but ala 60 points they obviously didnt step up too much :)
Don't delay, do it today. 131 years of football, and he owns that record. Do the right thing.
When Roundtree dropped some easy catches and caught a few td passes, I was thinking of what Buddy Ryan said about Chris Carter. All he does is catch td passes!
Roy came through for us the rest of the game.
Until he is a senior for #1.
Roundtree was big today, but Hemingway came in the Clutch.. That tipped pass in OT, then the catch for the 2 pt conversion.. All the WR stepped up fucking big today i dont give a shit whos number 1.. They all deserved it today..
Stonum had the big catch to tie the game with a minute left.. Awesome..
What a awesome performance. He was such a steal for RR and the Michigan Faithful. Give the number # 1 to Roy!!
And I even did a ctrl+f to make sure I wasn't re-stating what somebody already said ,
He is such a great down field blocker! I feel like on one out of every three highlight reel plays there's Roy springing it with a great block in the secondary. Blocking receivers turn 8 yard plays into 80 yard plays.
That's something that's been stressed in the past as a quality of a #1 receiver at michigan, not just able to make the great catch but to be a hard worker and a great blocker.
You kow who impresses me with downfield blocking and just general giving it all was Odoms, granted he isnt the flashest but kid makes the hard catch and just gives his all, and hes pretty damn small before he went down you could see him maintaining blocks down feild. I know he wont ever wear the 1 but I feel the kid needed some love since were talking about blocking down feild and tough catches...didnt see the post below before i posted this went to walk the dogs.
Maybe future players will be vying to wear the #12 jersey.
After his second 70+ yd catch I spent the rest of the game annoying my wife with his stats for the day. Go ahead and give him the jersey coach.
Hilarious how the coaching staff was thinking the same thing we were when roundtree caught that first pass: "Don't get caught from behind, Roy, don't get caught from behind!"
That way they're all happy and the defenses will get super confizzled
along with the refs a la the play were Vlad and Avery were on the field at the same time and it took the officials 5 minutes to figure out what the penalty was
but honestly, in the past 3 games Roundtree has had a few drops that should have been easily caught. "#1" doesn't drop those balls. I think he is on his way, but not there yet. Definitely wait until he is an upperclassmen.
For all those people saying he dropped a couple, do you remember Braylon? Nothing against the guy, but I'm pretty sure he was known for dropping easy passes. I'm not saying anyone deserves the #1 jersey, but at least remember as good as BE was he dropped more than enough easy passes. Also, if your one of those people that keep putting stipulations on things, like the only reason it happened is because of the offense your going to be in for a looong terrible horrible next few years. Records will/have been broken, and I'll smile at each one.
I completely agree with Roundtree deserving the #1 jersey after this performance. But don't forget, Hemingway had a huge game too with 104 receiving yards and 2 td's. Roy doubled his yards but Junior's effort on his first TD was truly remarkable to see. Both are great receivers.
that Tay is out with a broken (foot?) . . . and he's no slouch either, receiving OR blocking.
I would have no problem if RR decides to wait til next spring to decide, depending on who "out-Denard's whom".
Over the past year it has been great to see Stonum, Junior, and Roundtree all improve dramatically. Can't wait to see our offense improve next year with a majority of our starters returning.
we only lose Schilling on offense next year..thats it =D..and GAIN DEE HART! Woot!