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|11 hours 42 min ago||of course I can||
and i have, as there are 35-40 games on film of Calvin excelling at everything that makes a receiver great, while also demonstrating his unmatched physical talents. im not sure where your own athletic resume has any relevance. actually seems like a diversion from having to make any argument of your own.
|12 hours 13 min ago||lets look deeper at these numbers||
weird post, considering you admit you watched him play all of one college game and managed to draw such conclusions. but lets look at those numbers with more context.
Mario Manningham 137/2310/27
Henne's stats over that time period
588 comp 6972 yds 52 TDs
Adding in Mallett's totals for 2007 brings those to
649 completions 7864 yds 59 TD's
Subtracting Manninghams stats gives you
512 completions for 5554 yards and 32 Td's
Now take Calvins 178/2927/28
Reggie Ball's totals for those years + Taylor Bennett's #s from the 2006 Gator Bowl
500 comp 6458 yards 50 TD's
Subtracting Calvin's numbers gives you
322 completions 3531 yds 22 TD's
Thats a season of work for a good QB. Calvin's numbers excluded brings a yearly average of 107 completions for 1177 yards, and 7.3 TDs. Michigan's Manningham-free yearly averages are 170.7 completions, for 1851.3 yds, and 10.7 TDs. Calvin accounted for almost half of our total passing yards in that time frame and 56% of our TD's. As a percentageof total team production, Manningham doesnt even come close to what Calvin did. And even still, Calvin out-produced Manningham by 40 catches, 600 yards, and a TD despite working with a QB several rungs below Henne (or Mallett) on the talent ladder. Quarterback play as poor as Calvin had to deal with does not make Mario Manngham even close to the player Calvin was and is.
|12 hours 46 min ago||as I would imagine? lol||
I watched him play live at least 20 times. You?
|12 hours 48 min ago||bad comparison||
I watched Reggie Ball go entire quarters of football without even throwing to Calvin. If Chad Henne had been our QB Calvin would have obliterated every record in the book. But even still, relying on numbers at all means you didnt see much of him at GT.
|13 hours 22 min ago||this is getting a little ridiculous||
The megatron stuff needs to be toned down a touch. Calvin was doing stuff like this to All Americans as a true freshman. Funchess is big, and quite nimble for his size, but its unfair to him to keep trotting out comparisons to the best WR to ever play college, and probably even professional, football. Let him write his own story.
|1 day 7 hours ago||sounds good to me||
when USC was at its peak in the 00's they were unafraid to play freshmen if they were the best option, and they played a lot of them. I have to assume that's the message being conveyed.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Jack Miller||
his blocking in #8 was the best done by a Michigan player in well over a year
|2 days 13 hours ago||shane morris||
|2 days 13 hours ago||what are you talking about?||
do you know what "bash" means?
|2 days 13 hours ago||lol||
because it seems to be the reality of the situation id say
|3 days 12 hours ago||just came to post this re: #1||
Michigan fans all across the country now have to change their pants
|5 days 9 hours ago||countess?||
im fairly confident that right now he is no lower than the second best player on the whole team.
|6 days 9 hours ago||what? lol||
you could tell all that from its 4 foot flight path?
|6 days 9 hours ago||dont understand why they appealed||
was it just to show him that they were doing their due diligence to get the waiver?
|1 week 1 day ago||damn...missed that||
I think my brain couldnt compute that so it just disregarded it
|1 week 1 day ago||LOL||
the two guys you named as true standouts are the 2 guys that did the least in the NFL out of that whole group.
|1 week 1 day ago||cmon||
Fargas's leg wasnt the reason A-Train went for 1700 yards his sr year and won Off. ROY in the NFL.
|1 week 1 day ago||uh||
Anthony Thomas and Chris Perry were definitely true standouts.
|1 week 1 day ago||lol||
youre really moving the goalposts. you say 15 receptions makes him inexperienced, yet you assert he was behind 2 guys that had fewer receptions than Chesson combined. which in addition to being completely opposite your point at first, is in fact a downright lie.
|1 week 1 day ago||its not that surprising||
young players who arent put in a position to succeed are going to give you that. in 2011, UM returned their entire line after rushing for 3000 yds at 5.58 ypc in 2010, and lost 0.4 off that in 2011, another 0.4 in 2012, and then 1.5 off that in 2013. the last offensive staff wasnt spectacular with talent and experience on the inside, why would it have been good with talent and youth on the inside?
|1 week 1 day ago||huh?||
Henne was injured in the second game of the season. if DG gets injured in game 2, do you really think Morris riding pine for game 1 is going to have that much of an effect? all these terrible comparisons are not sound arguments for giving Morris worthless 4th qtr snaps.
|1 week 1 day ago||thats a bad metric||
Chesson played important snaps in every game, and a 3rd receiver with a secure spot is basically a starter in modern football. the fact that he was less productive than Gallon and Funchess doesnt make him inexperienced. especially since he has shown such an affinity for the less glamorous parts of the position.
|1 week 1 day ago||terrible comparison||
for one thing you are comparing Bellomy's 1st year in the program, to his 3rd. for another, DG wasnt even practicing at QB. yet he was still able to start, and win, the next 3 weeks. Shane Morris has been practicing with the QBs for 17 consecutive months, and will continue to do so in the future. him *not* playing mop up snaps, yet still being prepared if Devin goes down in the biggest divisional game of the year, are simultaneously possible.
|1 week 1 day ago||he should have that anyways||
And he can still prepare for games the same way. In my mind, if he isnt needed, just dont put him into the game. Bellomy is in his 3rd year of the program, and healthy. I just dont see mop up duty as something that will help him improve so much as to negate the value of an extra year. Telling him he isnt going to close out blowups isnt the same thing as not preparing him for an injury to DG. If they need him, he's there. If not, they could just not put him in. It shouldnt affect his preparation either way.
|1 week 1 day ago||and?||
11 guys had more than 20 TFL last year. you really think teams didnt base their whole offense around avoiding Kyle Van Noy when they played BYU? Every guy thats capable of doing that in the backfield gets planned around. "Running directly at Brandon Graham" wasnt exactly a common strategy vs Michigan, but he still made plays. All the great edge guys do. Ryan seems like one of them to me *shrug*
|1 week 1 day ago||afoot? lol||
you are aware that implies someone other than you has the same thought, yes?
|1 week 1 day ago||could very well be true.||
Its just harder to make his brand of big plays in more constrained space. seems like if they were going to base their entire defense around him, he would fit better in a Shawn Crable kind of way to get him behind the LOS. I have no doubt he will excel in the middle, but 25+ TFL from the outside actually seems reasonable. in the middle, the guys up front will need to keep him (or anyone else) moderately clean to maximize his havoc level.
|1 week 1 day ago||for what?||
what is gained by using a year of eligibility for extended mop up duty? like when Henne went from 3rd to 1st after Gutierrez went down, Morris should be either starting or redshirting. if they need a starter, its obviously him > Bellomy...but otherwise, no.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ryan at MLB||
I never really understood the idea behind that, and ive also never really believed that the coaches are committed to him on the inside. Im probably wrong, but I can see them sometimes lifting an end for Ryan, sliding Morgan over, and putting Bolden at WLB. LB and CB are easily the strongest groups on the whole team IMO, and Mattison needs to get creative to get as many of them on the field as they can.
|1 week 1 day ago||I agree||
this seems like a depth chart team protocol thing. full practice x number of times to be listed 1st or something.