Hey guys I made a new Tate Forcier highlight video and put it on youtube and hope you guys check it out and tell me what you think.
Tate Forcier Highlights
Shouldn't you be practicing?
I was seriously tempted to create a new user handle as Michael Rosenberg just to comment on this. "Practice, you say?"
Then I realized that was way to much effort for a mild posbang.
... to use this as much as possible.
That is all.
Every once in a while a post is monumental. This is one of those.
need to have Brian hook you up with 10,000 points for this one. I can't stop looking at it. I laugh every time.
I just LOL at work! Keep blazin!
Not too much though, wouldn't want to get in trouble...
We're sitting here, and I'm supposed to be the franchise player, and we're talking about practice. I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game last it's my last but we're talking about practice man. How silly is that? ~AI
Opened by an awesome shot of Zoltan beefing it coming out of the tunnel for WMU.
actually HD is high definition...so it would be 3 words.
One word and an abbreviation:
I'm glad we've all exchanged bitch slaps.
Words existed long before written language, thus a "word" is based first on oral/uttered language, not its written representation. Acronyms (e.g. NASA, ASCII) are words because they are spoken as such, but HD is an initialism (e.g. KGB, DNA, WTF) and is pronounced as a series of letters, not as a word.
. . . 2a (1) a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning USUALLY WITHOUT BEING DIVISIBLE INTO SMALLER UNITS CAPABLE OF INDEPENDENT USE. (my caps).
I use this in support of initialisms not being words, since each of the speech sounds of an initialism stands for a smaller unit capable of independent use. The subtle difference here that I believe cements the case is:
The 'a' in DNA is pronounced like the letter a. It stands for acid, which can be used independently. The 'a' in SCUBA is pronounced like a short vowel 'a' sound. While it is known to stand for apparatus in the deconstructed acronym, scuba itself has come to be a word such that the 'uh' in scuba is not used independently.
I'm not into slapping folks, but there are my two cents anyway.
Good thing you didn't put that smiley emoticon in parenthesis because we have all been down that road.
Any confirmation on his weight gain since November? Any type of progress report relating to football?
he gained 10 pounds.
I'm not sure how long ago that was though.
That was all from the cast on his wrist.
Why is it so damn hard for him to gain weight? I gained 15 lbs since last summer.
How Tate gains weight:
How you gain weight:
You just slipped it in there when no one was expecting it.
You just slipped it in there when no one was expecting it.
Yeah that's just asking for a lawsuit.
Sometimes when you're on, you're really fucking on.
That is all.
Ugh, now I remember why last season was so gut-wrenching. It started with so much hope and excitement (the ND game was fantastic), that it was all the more painful when the wheels came off at Illinois.
Tate was really unbelievable those first five games (i.e., those first 20 quarters--first sign of a chink in the armor was MSU overtime). I'm hoping that a healthy shoulder can bring back that magic.
Thanks for that. I think next year your Forcier highlight tape will be about 30min. long.
On top of the sick ankle-breaking juke, did anyone else think Tate looked wicked fast on his big TD run against ND?
Don't know about "wicked" fast, but definitely fast enough to get consistent (and occasionally big) yards with his legs once the passing threat is established. I think he can and will be great for RR's system.
I hate that only white quarterbacks seem to come to mind when I think of comparisons, but his skill set really reminds me of a Steve Young or Doug Flutie type of QB.
I would say say a Drew Bree's or Chase Daniel(Missouri QB)
Reminds me of all of these guys plus Jeff Garcia
if we're looking for non-white guys, tate (on a good day) reminds me a little of troy smith.
Cross Racial comparisons?? No man, we don't do that here. Last time I was this shocked was when someone said Carvin plays like Craig Steltz!
From a size and skill perspective, Tate reminds me nothing of Troy. Troy was a danger to pick up big chunks of yardage with his legs, and was fast enough that defenders had to worry about trying to play contain in space. Tate showed a tendency to go lateral in space. A very frustrating tendency to go lateral in space. Troy was more apt to plant, cut, and get upfield.
Steve Young had way better top speed, and while he was somewhat elusive, he also had the ability to lower his shoulder for the extra yard. Tate is great at avoiding the guy in front of him, but gets caught from behind quite a bit. This didn't happen against ND because they were in Cover 0, so each non-rushing defensive player was glued to a receiver. When Tate keeps the ball and the run is over, he's more likely to get an extra yard with one last shake and a dive, trying to get the tackler on the wrong foot and thus avoid a crippling blow. Maybe this will change with a little Barwis Beef on his frame.
Flutie/Garcia have way more in common with Tate, I think. I believe that he will show tremendous growth this year in being elusive behind the line in order to give his receivers a little extra time to get open. A decent current comparison might be '09 McNabb. Lacking the speed he once had, he keeps plays alive with his legs, allowing D.Jax to break open down the field. Tate's first TD pass of the year was a great example of what I hope to see lots of this year - threatening with the legs, catching a DB out of position, touchdown PASS.
Really nice editing. I'm so excited about Tate's potential. Thanks.
OTOH, I hated the music. Don't know who that is, but I really wanted to punch the singer in the nose. And I'm not a violent person.
Liked the video. Hated--I mean, hated--the music
If Tate's performance were the only metric, we would've so won 9 last year. Here's to 2010 and the future!
i agree with maineandblue re: the music.
also (and i'm not football expert) but i think i noticed a few misreads from tate on the zone read (especially at the beginning of the highlights). i never knew what the zone read was last year, but now that i've been reading brian's breakdown, i'm starting to get it a little more.
i never knew he was misreading the plays since he would just juke the defender out of his jock. good thing he's so athletic. i'm sure his reads improved throughout the year and will continue to improve over the next 3 years.
can't wait for the spring game.
For future YouTubing, fading music to Pam Ward's voice without warning is a felony in the entire Big 10 footprint and a misdemeanor in Rhode Island.
Any conference expansion plans are contingent on local authorities adopting similar statutes.
My only complaint is hearing pam ward's voice...I almost stabbed my ear drums.
Other than that...good video...ready for the spring game.
Or just kind of like the South African runner?
Michigan averaged the ball for 26 minutes a game last year. So, let's take that 26(minutes)*13(amount of games they will play next year)=338 Total Minutes. With a healthy Tate, his highlight video should be 338 minutes long after next season. Give or take a few minutes. So you're only 308 minutes off of what it will be, again give or take a few minutes.
I liked it, but it was gut wrenching to watch at the same time because during those heady days in September, we had no idea what was coming. Watching this made me realize something. I believe that an eight or nine win season was very attainable by that group then, so it should not be out of the question now. Yeah, the defense I know, I know. While it is easy to point out the performances of Williams, Mouton, Ezeh, and others, it does make me feel a little better knowing that they are coming back with experience in GERG's system. Double that with the athleticism and much needed depth the young guys are bringing in, I find it hard to think that they are going to be terrible. Bend, but don't break comes to mind when I think of these guys.
Did you break into the blue kool aid or the maize? (When is lent over?) And here I was waiting for spring practice to put the maize and blue glasses back on ...
I watched & listened up until I heard the RAWK music, then I just watched.
Fall can't get here soon enough.
...how well Tate saw the entire field as a Freshman. I hope his shoulder is back to 100% and that he stays healthy this year.
I can't help but think how much more precise the offense will be this year. I'd be surprised if we don't lead the conference in scoring this Fall.
Just... Can't... Wait!
Agreed. He also threw deep(er) more more often earlier on in the season; hopefully with a healthy shoulder we'll see a lot more of that.
The potential for this offense's precision + explosiveness = sleepless nights of anticipation.