"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 year 8 weeks ago||Deoderant is the best deoderant||
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Wow, are you kidding me?||
We're apparently not allowed to discuss our team's weaknesses after a win without being harrassed and negged to death? Wow, that's really immature. Just because someone is uncomfortable with the play of a particular player doesn't mean they're not enjoying the win. The fact that some thought that was the case is just laughable. No matter how good we play, coaches, Rich Rod included, immediately focus on things we can improve on. Are you all implying you know better than the head coach? Harrassing someone because they're concerned with the performance of a player defeats the purpose of discussion. Seriously, you guys are cussing him out and claiming his thread as a fail? I could understand giving the guy a hard time if he had just blindy trashed Cam, but that clearly wasn't the case. But hey, it's obviously "see no evil, speak no evil," or in this case, "see evil, speak no evil lest ye be harrassed like there's no tomorrow." Well, I guess I'll get back to making my Denard for Heisman shirts and buying my tickets to the national championship after 2 games while ignoring our glaring weaknesses while our Big Ten schedule comes up in a few weeks. Hey, it worked out last year with Tate right? Let the negs fly!
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I love DeShawn's||
reference to Denard as "Shoestrings." XD
You can tell he's a basketball guy.
Good luck in the NBA DeShawn, and Go Blue!
|5 years 12 weeks ago||No word on Carlos Brown||
yet, but I'd be shocked if he wasn't signed to at least a practice squad. He was very impressive in the preseason and was a very close call on making the Bucs roster.
I thought Dutch looked very good for the Ravens and thought at worst he'd be on a practice squad. He's still unsigned, but if he doesn't get picked up he'll probably try the UFL again.
Jamar Adams hasn't been picked up yet, but I'm thinking someone will sign him to their 53 by the time the season starts, even though he still has practice squad eligibilty.
Ortmann and Moosman probably have the worst chance of sticking anywhere, although the Rams tried out Moos on Sunday, but no word on if they'll sign him.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Rogers was impressive||
He made some nice tackles, and a really nice hit to break up a pass. I was keeping an eye on him, and outside of one play where his man was open but dropped the ball, he was playing very good man-to-man coverage. He actually looked better, man-to-man at least, then Floyd.
However when Cullen came into the game late, he missed like 3 easy tackles. Horrible form on his part, he needs to pick that up. It looked like he'd never tackled anyone in his life, what with the horrible angles he took.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Speaking of look-a-likes||
Has anyone else noticed the uncanny resemblance between Jerald Robinson and Adrian Arrington?
|5 years 12 weeks ago||ABR=||
Always Be Recruiting. Glenngarry Glenn Ross.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||The practice squad is 8||
The practice squad is 8 players, and has been so for a while.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Former Wolverine Offensive Lineman||
have not had good luck in the NFL. Outside of Jake Long, none of our recent lineman have been able to stick: Ortmann, Moosman, Kraus, Bihl, Riley, etc.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Yeah, that's pretty light for||
Yeah, that's pretty light for an OT.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Unlikely||
I live near Chicago and watched all the games, and in the first preseason games Mathews had a few bad drops and Iglesias and Davis both made strong pushes to stay on the roster. Mathews will probably be cut, but I hear he had a great camp and he had a few nice catches in the last game so they'll probably keep both him and Minor on the practice squad.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Johnny Sears has not made the||
Johnny Sears has not made the Bengals roster yet. This was the first cut, the final cut is like Septemeber 4th and NFL teams have to cut down from 75 to 53. Cincy is stacked in the secondary, so it's highly unlikely Sears makes the roster, although the practice is a possible destination.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Will I get all the Michigan games?||
I live in Northwest Indiana, about 20 minutes from Chicago, and in year's past I have had DirecTV with ESPN, Big 10 Network, etc. and I have had no problem getting any of the games. I now have Comcast this year, and while I still get all the sports channels that I did in the past, I haven't noticed any alternate channels for the BTN like I have with DirecTV. So. my question is, if anyone knows, will I get all the Michigan games televised in my area this season?
|5 years 13 weeks ago||It works on so many levels.||
It works on so many levels.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Martavious Odoms||
He is, it's just a typo, there are several on the unofficial depth chart.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Depth Chart||
I know the depth chart is unoffical, but a couple of things that intrigue me are:
1. I know Roy Roundtree was supposed to get some time on the outside, but his best position, IMO, is at slot. I'd rather have Darryl Stonum and Juior Hemingway on the outside with Roundtree and Martavious Odoms on the inside. I'm not sure if Roundtree would be a good fit at outside receiver all season long.
2. Kelvin Grady is not listed at all. Could this be because he's in the midst of a postion switch? If not, I'd figure he'd be listed as 3rd string slot, since Jeremy Gallon is apparently not in proper shape.
3. At the starting corner opposite J.T. Floyd, James Rogers, Cullen Christian, and Terrence Talbott are all listed as "or," indicating any of them could be the starter. I would not be surprised if Rogers or Christian locks down one of the starting CB spots, but from everything I've heard, Courtney Avery is definitely ahead of Talbott, yet he is not listed as an "or," just strictly as a backup. Also, where's Teric Jones? I figured he'd be ahead of Talbott, who was said to be a speacial teams player at best at this point.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||No, you don't have to pay||
Just enter the code on the back on the game booklet to have online access.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||That's very true||
But I was referring to the '08 season when other then Trent and Warren, we had corner/safety hybrid's like Charles Stewart and Brandon Harrison covering the slot. They were solid, epseically Harrison, who I feel was better suited at S, but who knows what Dutch could of done. It couldn't of hurt to toss him out there and see what he could do in one of the many losses we had that season. Either way, it's nice to see a true Michigan man like Dutch getting his shot at the NFL, even if he couldn't quite cut it at Michigan.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Exactly||
I'm not hating on Savoy or his career at Michigan, just that one play. Whether it was tipped or not is besides the point, it was still a catchable ball, and in that situation you have to make that play. Thankfully Mathews made up for it later.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Whoa, take it easy.||
I'm not dogging Savoy, I'm just saying that Rogers possibly would of been a better option then someone like Savoy. I personally would of prefered Rogers, if for nothing else than his size-speed ratio. I didn't forgot about Savoy's 20-yard catch, and I didn't forgot about his nice diving TD catch from Sheridan against Minny the previous year, it's just that this thread is about Dutch and Rogers, and posting about Savoy's success in comparison to his failure that I used as my example wouldn't of been relevant. I'm not hating on Savoy whatsoever, and I'm not sure why you took it that way.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||What about 5'7" 248 lbs. DT Dominque Ware?||
A player that size at kicker is one thing, but how about a 5'7" 248 lbs. DT? I saw Dominque Ware practicing with the D-Line on the BTN's Michigan practice thing the other day, and it was comical seeing him next to guys like Martin and Campbell.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Dutch and Rogers||
I always felt that both Doug Dutch and James Rogers have gotten a raw deal.
Dutch was hampered by injuries and then switched positions, and for some reason never got any PT in the secondary, when it's clear he had the talent to do so. I remember after last year's draft that I saw Dutch was signed as an UFA by Washington and I was pretty surprised to see that he was getting a shot at the NFL. I never thought he'd make it past training camp, but he had a good enough preseason to earn a spot on the Redskins practice squad later on in the season, and was then traded to the Ravens for John Beck, a former 2nd round pick QB. I've watched Dutch this preseason for the Ravens, and I was shocked at how well he was covering his man. He made several solid tackles, even one TFL, and had several broken up passes while not interfering with the receiver. I can't believe this kid couldn't get on the field for us, because he's clearly holding his own agaisnt legit NFL talent, and is looking like a practice squad player at worst for the Ravens. If he keeps up his solid play, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him make the Ravens 53-man roster.
James Rogers is similar in the fact that he had several positions switches, first being recruited as an athlete who was most likely going to be a RB or S, to bouncing back and forth from WR to CB. In the limited action we've seen of Rogers at WR, he made some tough catches for quite a few yards, and I certaintly think he would of been a better option at WR compared to someone like LaTerryal Savoy, who dropped a gimme go ahead TD versus Notre Dame. I was pretty high on Rogers when he committed, and I felt he would be the steal of the class. He's my favorite to win the other CB job opposite Floyd, seeing as he has good size, experince, and he'll probably be hungry in his last chance to make something of his career at Michigan. His only competion are 2 true freshman (Cullen Christian and Courtney Avery) and a fellow position switchee. (Teric Jones) At the very least he'll probably see time in the Nickel.
I'll be rooting for both Dutch and Rogers.