I've had issues embedding videos in the OP since the Malware-fest
at times the offense looks good, at times the defense looks good. They both seem to be learning, so this is definitely encouraging video. Thanks for sharing
The way DG throws that ball so effortlessly reminds me of.... Vince Young. He has the same effortless stride on that roll out TD. I'd love if DG were that type of college player
Nice to see Fitz with the ball and making things happen. Every time he gets popped I cringe, though.
He's got that loping gate, that... gliding style of running. Pryor has it too. They don't look like they're running very fast but he's distancing himself from everyone. It's crazy
I like Gardner's throwing motion more than Vince Young's. Young had more of a sidearm delivery.
I need MOAR, 1:50 is just a tease.
The video is still available if you click the link in the OP, but embedding has been disabled according to youtube
Seeing some good stuff in there from both sides of the ball. Can't wait for the Spring Game!
EDIT: Removed the embedded video, because I obviously am slow as all get out.
Denard was looking good throwing the ball - i really think he will excel throwing the ball this year
Also Fitz looking like a monster on the long run!
Is anyone that confident that Denard will run the new offense any better than Gardner? Gardner makes it look pretty effortless when he throws that ball.
Well a lot of reports I've been reading talk about how the zone read and shotgun are pretty heavily featured in the offense, so it might just be that in these particular clips Devin looks more suited. We've got the best athlete in the Big 10 at QB, so I'd think he's gonna start.
I think he's always looked very athletic and comfortable out there, but that @#$%ing shot-put throwing motion of his drives me crazy, even though it seems to get the job done.
Gardner is going to be fantastic. This offense suits him better. The gap will narrow, which means we have two strong QB's, which is crucial these days.
Gardener will get some playing time this year. If last year taught us anything it's that Denard's style of play,though electric, leaves him vunerable to taking some big hits.
I've yet to see any great roll out plays for Denard in these videos so far. Makes me a sad panda. Though, without actually being in the coaches head they may be trying to get the MANBALL stuff in there first, or they may purposely holding back footage of those plays. Either way, I'll never be content. September can't get here soon enough.
One of the videos (can't remember which one) has Denard rolling out and hitting Moore for a nice gain.
Are you talking about Denard rolling out and then running? Because he rolled-out on a PA fake and threw an effing dart to Odoms for a TD....
And Denard doesn't need to practice his running.
Looking back over last season, the long Denard runs occurred when they weren't expected. He still racked up stats in the latter part of the season, but everyone expected him to run, which then opened up some passing.
He still always be able to throw faster than he can run. But the time a team decides to keep everyone covered is going to be exciting.
jk...good to see the slot ninjas staying involved on offense
I have a man crush on Odoms for some reason.. I hope he gets the PT he deserves..
I know that endeared him to me... anyone who weighs 160 when wet and throws a block like that is OK in my book
Little did we know just how prophetic that play would be...
2009: Denard fumbles the snap
2010: Denard has his initial burst forward after the fumble and has to come to a dead stop to change directions.
2011: The rest?
I know Shaw has track speed, but he left everyone in his dust on his run. Hopefully he and Fitz can stay healthy and be big play threats this year.
Shaw just blew by everyone on that long run. It was impressive. And what about that hit on the sidelines by VanSlyke?
and he can leave everybody in dust. The problem with Shaw is he is usually indecisive on where to go and doesn't really have much of a wiggle to get by defenders. No doubting his speed but he really needs to be in open space if he wants to use his speed.
Shaw is in the open field. He played so little towards the end of last year. His biggest issue has been staying healthy in my mind. I always liked him better than Vincent Smith.
Any man who has the balls to shoot a tiny kitten with a finger laser is the man for Michigan.
Lots of pulling guards.
Was that Gallon that actually held on the ball?
...or does Coach Hoke look like he could be related to Bobby Bacala from The Sopranos & Jeff Greene from Curb your Enthusiasm?
Wait, which one of those guys is Hoke? Both of them?
....you could throw mike golic in the mix...
1.) Our Tackling still scares me
2,) Our stable of backs looks great
3.) Gardner throws a money ball, and scrambles out of the pocket effortlessly
4.) Denard looks better than I would have envisioned at this point
5.) Looks like Big Will is up with the 1's.
6.) I can't wait for the spring game to do a full evaluation...
The question is, is #1 a product of #2, or is it the other way around?
But I agree with #2-6.
I'm probably going to watch that video another 3 or 4 times at work today. I am just jonesing to see this team in action and figure out what the hell to expect this fall.
Brady Hoke looks so good in shorts it almost hurts.
holy cow he laid a pop at around the 0:44 second mark
also, i want
#31 is Jared Van Slyke, Safety
Safety: What I want to run for after seeing that picture.
1) I have been surprised at how much I see Gallon at WR with the 1's. I thought he would all but disappear with the new staff.
2) I have been surprised at how little I see of Roundtree at WR in any highlight ever. He seems to have all but disappeared.
I realize that all of the clips have been just that, clips, and probably don't tell the full story. But just an observation.
The new offense is going to put more emphasis on overall talent than specific application. If Gallon gets it done as well as the other guys talent wise, it's not going to matter if he "fits" right. In Rodriguez offense, guys that got it done talent wise but didn't have that one key skill, or were too tall or what have you fell by the wayside.
My overview of this video is as follows:
Offense: does NOT look like they've lost a step.
Defense: Looks better than they did last year, anyway.
Thing I was glad to see: PBU
Thing I wish I'd seen: Excellent play on the ball for an INT.
Thing I'm glad I didn't see: Poor throw resulting in an INT.
Best Part: Probably that 35 yard strike from Denard into the end zone.
Worst Part: Less than 2 minutes? NOOOO!!!!!!!
I don't think I agree with your RR assesment, but besides that Gallon just didn't seem that talented to begin with. If he is, AWESOME, I want all Michigan players to be talented. I just haven't been impressed with him before.
Gallon showed a ton of potential before arriving at MICH at least. At the Army All American practices the coaches were raving about his ability to get open and catch everything. Also he's very slippery and pretty darn fast. Also, for whatever reason the coaches chose him to return kicks last year. I know he screwed up in game time with those, but it's not like the coaches just wanted to screw Michigan as much as possible; they saw something.
What are you trying to say with your 1st paragraph? Are you saying RR didn't play guys because they were too tall? Hemingway, Koger, Stonum, Greg Matthews are all some of the bigger guys we've had at the WR and TE positions. What elite player didn't play because they were missing 1 skill?
Just be happy for the current team and their progress, don't drag in any vague old meme's about RR playing smurfs.
What elite player didn't play because they were missing 1 skill?
Boubacar Cissoko was arguably only missing one skill.