The D-League as petri dish for weird basketball concepts.
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|7 weeks 5 days ago||Anyone else notice that||
Ace's voice sounds just like Tim from "The Life and Times of Tim"?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I wouldn't have put much credence in it||
but I have never heard Michigan Stadium sound the way it did that day. And the point is, if one play doesn't work, sure, two, ok, three, fine. If 80% of your plays aren't working against a pretty bad defense? The fans had the right of it there.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Yes it does||
if you are trying to get a defense to commit to it so that you can put them in a bad position for your counter. If you don't have a counter to that play (or it is your counter), then you are just using potentially successful plays at a time when the defense is most likely to react to them.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||It's football and it's a game||
I'm certainly not personally injured by Borges' lack of self awareness. It just boggles my mind that he can continue to put the issues only on execution when that is clearly only half (maybe) of the problem. I was at the Nebraska game when 100,000 people booed because Borges ran some absurd plays on 2nd and 3rd and long in one of our many, many 3 and out series. 100k people, most with very little actual football knowledge, knew how asinine those calls were. How could he not?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Fair enough||
There's truth to that and we can leave that point alone. Any thoughts on the rest of what I said?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Jet sweep, reverse, whatever||
Functionally they are very similar plays. They are meant to catch the defense off guard on the edges and keep them honest on shooting interior gaps. They are high variance plays, which is why you don't see offenses based on jet sweeps and reverses. Once you successfully remind the defense that they should gaurd against it (and therefore keep them honest), the next play is the worst possible time to check and see if they remembered. If he had faked jet sweep and run an inside zone on the next play for exa.... aw f it man.
I gave Borges a lot of slack through this year because he definetly didn't have a lot of pieces in place. But the (logical) people who are complaining on this board aren't complaining that any 1 play call is bad, it's that there is no sequencing in the play calling and that allignments tip defenses as to exactly what the O is going to do. That isn't an execution issue, it's a philosophy issue, and that's something that Borges has never once admitted to being a problem. Unless someone can show me otherwise?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Right after he puts it on the players:||
“Yeah. It is. It’s a lot of – it’s different guys. When you go through the play kill list, a lot of guys are popping up."
Execution continues to be the rallying cry. Running 7 step drop play action on 2nd and 14 from the opponent's 30 is never called into question. If there really is "a good offense in there", isn't it more likely that the things the players are being asked to do is a much bigger problem than the amount of talent they have to do them with?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Individual breakdowns||
don't account for trying to block 8 men with 7, or running two super surprising reverses in a row. His complete lack of personal accountability is sickening. Never once have I seen him say: I could have called a better game.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Implement and interesting||
offensive wrinkle in the first half, like a stretch counter, that nets us enough positive yards to make the fans believe there is a game plan. After Ohio adjusts to it in the 2nd or 3rd quarter keep running it for -2 yards over and over the rest of the game.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Speaking of fades||
to Funchess. There was a play on the second drive of the second half, IIRC, where Nebraska actually went single coverage on the outside on both JG and Funchess, and Funchess did run a fade route. DG looked at him for a split second and decided to throw a back shoulder to Gallon instead that was way off. I can't imagine why he thought that was a better idea, but my guess is that at this point DG is just searching for anything that is remotely comfortable in this hideousness and JG is his security blanket.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Jeremy Gallon||
|18 weeks 5 days ago||This is the type of match up where||
if you lose the TO margin, you can pretty much take it to the bank that you will lose the game. Hopefully Gardner will come through with ball security. That's the biggest key to the game in my mind.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||FTW||
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Who cares||
seriously. the point is made.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Sometimes it's fun||
to go back and read "Hello" posts for players when they have a day. This quote from Funchess' post made me giggle:
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Reading the first two lines of this post||
reminded me of this old school McDonald's commercial
|22 weeks 2 days ago||It was against Plaxico Burress||
And no, it did not go well. PB owned him.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||I think he was just saying||
don't ask silly questions comparing two separate position groups that I have no way of answering. We'll play the guys who we think are ready and give our team a good chance to win, that's all there is to it.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Not to mention||
touchbacks come out to the 25 on KO's.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||See 1:38|
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
I thought he might be spying but he still looks kinda indecisive on the play, especially given that CMU's QB was not exactly a run threat. Anyhow, I'll take the monster game he had any day.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Beyer still||
Doesn't look great dropping into coverage (obviously not what he's designed for). On the Black SMASH play he kind hung out about 2 yards from the line of scrimmage not covering anything. Had he dropped into the mid zone it looked like he should be covering, he coulda picked off the duck.
Small complaint for someone who was +7, I know, but I think he's really an end, not a LB.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||I noticed that too||
Aren't linemen taught to basically fall on top of their guy once they pancake them for that very reason? Watching Lewan he ALWAYS does that. Usually gets a little trash talking in while they're getting cozy too.
Other than that the play was awesome.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||This is why...||
MGoBlog is the only piece of journalism I read religiously. No matter what you write about, Brian, it's always enjoyable to read.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Best I've seen in a while...||
|27 weeks 4 days ago||This is gold.||
That is all. Thanks Seth.
|28 weeks 15 hours ago||Per 247||
"He's also the fifth different position (WR, RB, CB, K) to be the first player in his cycle offered by the Wolverines that eventually committed to them."
That's f'n awesome.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Holy cow||
the kid looks like a mini heat-seaking missle in his highlights. He hits people like he's 210, not 165-175 and gets off blocks like a beast.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||I Agree 100%||
Smith may be a better college back (granted with less upside) than Green right now. He will play and looks like a great option for short yardage with that burst and balance.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||That dude was the inspiration for||
Not famous Andy