All the talk about Roy Roundtree having a boom year and possibly All-Big Ten, and then the newfound talk about Gardner being our best WR by a mile..... well, Jeremy Gallon to me has shown to be our best WR, and the chatter on him is hardly existent. Gallon never seems to drop the ball.... he made a few Bama defenders look stupid on those bubble screens and got alot of yards after the catch. It is time that the collective masses realize that it is Gallon who is our best WR.
Time to recognize Gallon
I agree, i love me some gallon. The move he put on the DB to get that catch and run to the one yard line was sick
and don't forget Gallon's catches early in the game... he got another 9 or so yards after the catch on both I think. It seemed the only effective plays were to him. Gotta say it really annoys me that his play has been overshadowed by the stories of Roundtree's supposed rebound and Gardner's position switch.
Nice game by Gallon. There would have been more Gallon hype, but it's not physically possible to have him stand next to Doug Karsch and have them both be in the picture. He even makes Kyle Meinke look tall.
and did u see the catch Gallon made that was thrown to Tacopants? Its as if since he is 5'8, M fans ironically overlook him, thinking he is only a slot wr... but the fact is, he is our best wr, not gardner (yet), or roundtree.
in this visible, alternate universe.
And he's the funniest guy on the TEAM.
Gallon is better on the outside, Rountree is better on the inside. I would like to see Dilieo get some more snaps too.
Seconded. I thought everybody was talking that dude up toward the end of last year. Hopefully we'll see more from him in the coming weeks.
and give it to Gallon.
Your avatar is awesome.
Just trying to add to the positivity of the thread.
Screw Braylon, give him the 1.
If I remember correctly, prior to the season last year, they asked opposing players (at the B1G media days) about our offense. One of the guys stated that he didn't think Roundtree would have the same success outside, saying that he felt his success was based on exploiting mismatches from the slot. Everyone could see it, even then.
Your basing this on one game and against the best team in the Country! Props to Gallon. We may only lose one more game-The Big Ten is weak again this year. Did you guys watch any of the other games? Bad Big Ten.
He's been due for credit.
NO, I am not basing it on one game... He played great all season long, starting with the ND save. Its as if he is so short that people dismiss him as being our best WR, always looking out for the boom from one of the taller guys. Gallon IS our best WR, until Gardner knows which shoulder to look.
I was referring to the othe Wide outs-I agree with you about Gallon.
For some reason though, Denard and Tree have not been on the same page since Borges arrived. Tree has the most talent and speed, but Gallon has the heart of a lion.
Roundtree has on Gallon is height. Gallon is faster, more elusive and tougher
Gallon is a great route runner with even better hands. He was one of the few bright spots last night. DG looked the part, he's only going to get better too.
The route Gallon ran on the 71 yarder was great. Completely turned the DB around. Gardner has the natural ability, but still looks raw as a receiver.
Danielson blamed Gardner's space on the DB falling down. Then the replay clearly shows Gardner putting on a sick pattern that *made* the guy break his ankles. And Danielson refuses to correct his error.
Props to Denard for throwing that ball away from the closing safety.
Gallon is a beast. He had the cloaking device working for UTL and made some nice YAC on th screen plays. I think he will have a nice break out year.
Don't u think we stood a better chance throwing deep all game.... or even throwing deep a ton AND THEN maybe run the smith sweeps? wtf borges... .terrible play calling... going deep worked, running denard worked.... and those two were very under-utilized.
Roundtree needs to sit unless he's doing qb oh-noes. He's a liab as a wideout, just look at the first int when a little contact sends him into the first row.. Gallon can get open, Gardner got open. I didn't see them gettin tossed around.
The freshman need to get a lot of looks. Or split out funchess.
I actually feel really positive about this play. It may have been questionable, but I think it taught out guys the main lesson Hoke keeps preaching to be physical. Yes, that was the most physically talented team we'll face but it's good to see up close and personal the vision the coach has for this team.
Yes, Gallon is great. Just remember, The D can't cover every option all the time. If they are focused on DG & RR, it opens up Gallon. When they shifted their focus to Gallon, RR made some catches. Against teams without 20 - 5* cbs, our boys will get open.
is an excellent receiver. I think Roundtree will still be effective on the rollouts and quick slants. I'm not sold on Gardner running routes yet .... uh, but then again Hemmingway wasn't the best route runner and he was still a great target.
But the catch of the night was Dileo's reverse twist catch and then kept his balance for positive YAC. I thought Denard was too tight at the start of the game and tried to play too fast. Borges needs to let Denard just throw some safe rollouts to get a feel for the game before trying to squeeze passes over LB's.
Alabama was weak on the deep ball ... but their main goal was to stop the run (same as msu - the deep pass will be there). C'mon Blue ... can't wait for the home opener (thanks DB - when was the last time we opened the season with a non-home opener ????)
also i think gardner is not that good of a wide receiver. he had three drops in this game and does not appear to be able to adjust to the ball in the air at full speed. luckily he did an okay job of that on his touchdown but he is very, very raw at receiver right now.
Drops? The defenders made outstanding plays.
in his entire football career. It was against probably the best D in the nation. Lets wait and see.
Its early. He will get better. I thought he had unpolished routes. For example on the PI call that was picked up, he drifted in running down the field and ended up out of position when the ball arrived making it uncatchable or seem to be uncatchable.
norfleet is a speed demon and will likely take a kickoff to the house before the season is over
He brings one to the house before we enter conference play.
While Gallon is greatly undersized for the position he remains one the best playmakers on the team. He has good hands, speed and he is very elusive. I think the bomb he caught from Denard that eventually put us on the board is a play he is capable of making once a game. I feel like his number needs to be called again and again if Roundtree continues to struggle with his involvment.
In other news, DG looked good. Raw, but good. I personally would love to see him become more physical than he played lastnight. The catch millner was able to break up that stalled a drive in the second quarter was his to make. I look forward to him using his frame and strength.
don't seem to be finding a lot of people saying otherwise. But we need the rest of the receivers to step up. Gardner's hesitant rookie play was likely always going to be exposed against Alabama, but he'll get better and opponents will get worse. We're going to be in some dogfights this year and we'll need them all.
I don't think any of the WR's played poorly. There were some misfires by Denard, and some catchable balls we lost on... but all the WR's were in a spot to produce against a very talented secondary. Gallon is becoming what we hoped he could be, but Gardner also showed some things, and gives us a threat downfield and on jump balls. Roundtree got separation, and both the slots can be weapons... overall, I feel better about this unit that I had anticipated.
honestly the only thing i'm worried about from last night is the injury to Lewan and Countess, beyond that, I think our WR will be fine. Devin needs some time against some inferior competition to just get some reps in, he went beast mode on his touchdown...flashes of megatron there.
Gallon is very good wish he was a few inches taller and he would be one of the best WRs int he conference.
so I didn't see what was the Oline when Lewan went down, looks like they slid schofield over to LT what was the rest of the line?
it wasnt pretty
Schofield at LT, Barnum at LG, Mealer at C, Burzynski at RG, Omameh at RT
That lineup will be fine the next two weeks, but we really need Lewan back for ND and BIG play.
Gallon is excellent, but it doesn't really matter who our receivers are if Denard can't get the ball in their area code...
If there is one bright spot in that shitfest Dave Brandon arranged for us yesterday, it is the performance of Gallon. He is a man, sir.
Nice post. Agreed
Other stories getting more hype, his stats a year ago andy belief he can up those this year is why I called him a breakout poy on o this year on the podcast
Taco Pants is our best receiver.