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|1 week 5 days ago||I'm just as impressed with||
I'm just as impressed with Richardson's (seemingly) proactive honesty in talking about his ACL situation to the coaches as I am with his toughness in dealing with it during camp. That quality alone might suggest a bright future for him.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||We should get a '95 Woodson||
We should get a '95 Woodson level of play from Peppers (with 2 INTs against OSU, please), and a '96 Woodson would be fantastic. It's probably going to take him a year before he can achieve '97 Woodson impact level.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Upvoted, but do you think||
Upvoted, but do you think Lewis will be tested enough for 7 INTs?
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Agree about Lewis. I'd bet||
Agree about Lewis. I'd bet that teams will stop testing him deep by mid-season, and his interceptions will come from a few panicballs. I'd also bet that Lyons (assuming he's the other corner) will be tested early and often, and thus will have higher tackle and INT numbers.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Alum96, thanks for these||
Alum96, thanks for these previews. Here's a thought: given Utah's difficulty containing spread option, do you think we could see Gentry or Morris tested out on a few spread looks early, and, if they are picking up chunks of yards, stick with them unless and until they get stopped? That would be in line with what I understand to be JH's philosophy.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I would love for Peppers to||
I would love for Peppers to show some flashes of great play this year and create a high floor for himself, but if history is any indication, his year to truly shine will be next year. He has played less than 2 full games. Just my opinion, but I think Jourdan Lewis is the only other Michigan player who merits a top 100 mention.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Minor correction: The 28-0||
Minor correction: The 28-0 game was 1993. The Biakabutuka game was 1995.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone know of a good live||
Anyone know of a good live stream? Thanks in advance!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||A. Don't you think that||
A. Don't you think that retort is a little heavy-handed?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Friendly correction:||
Friendly correction: "overstated."
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I know you've had a colorful||
I know you've had a colorful commenting history, but I very much agree. Peppers will likely take some knocks in coverage and be very good by the end of the year or in 2015 by learning from his mistakes. He's also not the most important new player. That honor belongs to Hurst or Mone.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Though it is true that Irvin||
Though it is true that Irvin is "Just a Shooter" right now, one of the other (and I think more important) reasons why he won't be called "Not Just a Shooter" when his stat line is a little fuller is because he came in with a reputation for being a complete scorer who was going to have Hardaway skills on both ends of the floor, whereas Stauskas' main expectation was that he'd make his living on his long-distance shooting. When Irvin becomes Not Just a Shooter, he will be living up to expectations, whereas when Stauskas is "Not Just a Shooter" he's surpassing expectations.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||My favorite plays are often||
My favorite plays are often those where, say, Jeremy Gallon makes a "cerebral" or "heads-up" play or a "gritty" block, or when Jake Ryan uses his "natural abilities" to track down a mobile QB, because of the way they subvert the stereotypes.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Taylor became a pretty sure||
Taylor became a pretty sure tackler, especially by the end of the year, and outside of maybe playing off too far off the ball (which may have been what he was instructed to do) looked solid in coverage even while getting picked on. Peppers appears to be an exceptional athlete, but he will take his knocks early as all freshman DBs do (even Woodson did). I'm still holding out some hope for Delano Hill, who made a couple of heads-up plays early on with special teams, to get some looks there.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'd say LeVert, Spike,||
I'd say LeVert, Spike, Stauskas. I've rarely seen GR3 do many things in the clutch.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I'm not sure that I||
I'm not sure that I understand the rationale here. What exactly made Ryan the best linebacker? As has been stated, the statistics, even if projected through the entire year, do not support this claim. Morgan and Ross both had very good seasons, tackled well, and had to cover enormous swath of territory in the bend-but-don't-break formations. I thought that, for all of his strengths, Ryan was more often out of position because he was looking to be disruptive.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Mouth-watering. Not $900||
Mouth-watering. Not $900 mouth-watering, but mouth-watering.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||The game he sarcastically||
The game he sarcastically referenced (Holiday Bowl '94) would have been during your time in school, no?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Kudos on an excellent||
Kudos on an excellent headline.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||What an incredible human||
What an incredible human being.
My favorite Mandela memory is when he came to Detroit in the early 90s (Tiger Stadium IIRC) and acknowledged his standing ovation with great enthusiasm, saying "Yes, Detroit! Motortown!"
|1 year 38 weeks ago||And by that logic Reader71,||
And by that logic Reader71, we should have been in a lone set back formation and thrown a throwback screen, even that close to the goal line.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I somewhat disagree. Green||
I somewhat disagree. Green had two nice runs for first downs where he ran over some guys for positive yards after building a head of steam, but he still seems too hesitant near the LOS and thus loses momentum and can be tackled. Smith looked more like Hyde to me, since he has great balance, he broke quite a few tackles and hit the hole with more authority. I bet he'll almost always gain at least two yards next year.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||We were 7-5 when we went to||
We were 7-5 when we went to the Gator Bowl on NYD 2011. That would be fortunate, I think, to go back there this year. I'd rather us play a NYD bowl for the payoff and prestige, but for selfish reasons I'd love to see us out west for a bowl like BWW.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||This has been stated many||
This has been stated many times before, but I feel it is worth repeating: expecting freshmen to be world-beaters on defense is pure folly and is fueled by a complete overvaluing of incoming recruiting talent over playing experience. Expecting Da'Shawn Hand or Jabrill Peppers to catapult us to relevance next year is fantasy. Even Charles Woodson took his licks as a freshman and got beaten over the top a few times before he started figuring it out and flashed some greatness (like '95 OSU, for example). Though I believe that they will both be excellent players, those freshmen will need time and will make some significant blunders before they start figuring it out later in the year or sophomore year.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Ironically, the OP does||
Ironically, the OP does actually provide an example of begging the question by making points 5 and 6 by assuming points 3 and 4 to be true.
And I'm pretty sure that this is an example of irony.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Steamed conches? Mmm, tasty.||
Steamed conches? Mmm, tasty.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I love the idea of an upside||
I love the idea of an upside down stadium. MichiDome 2014!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Point made, of course, but||
Point made, of course, but for accuracy's sake: "I'm 5'8 1/2", but I play like I'm 5'9". "
|1 year 45 weeks ago||We need his bloodline.||
We need his bloodline. Forget lacrosse, kid; we're teaching you how to snap to shotgun and execute reach blocks. Hope you're a quick learner.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I doubt this is the case.||
I doubt this is the case. While it will undoubtedly give emotional lift to the team and the fans to see him out there, the coaches aren't going to just put him in with an ACL that's not been tested in a game only when the game is on the line. He's likely going to a bit rusty initially, like Countess was. I'll predict he gets in on the 2nd or 3rd series.