I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|3 years 3 weeks ago||Re: Weather||
I understand the conditions yesterday were miserable but turnovers have been an issue for this team for much of the season.
They were dead last in the Big Ten in turnover margin before the first snap yesterday. They had 5 turnovers a week ago on a bright sunny day without a sprinkle of rain. It's not all about the weather.
If they are even thinking of an upset over the next couple of weeks against two really good teams, the offense cannot continue to cough the ball up.
Unfortunately, the defense and special teams aren't good enough to overcome those kinds of mistakes by the offense against strong opponents.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||I think I've got a pretty good one||
Spent the second half of last season in the hospital (a total of 5-1/2 months) and they didn't have ESPN or the Big Ten Network.
Missed several games as a result.
However, I was forced to go to the ER on a Sat afternoon but refused to go until after the game against Sparty.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Tuna doesn't like drafting receivers early||
So any legit receiver he drafts would have to be a sleeper in the middle rounds. Probably no sooner than the 3rd Round.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||This is the third thread on Henne in the last 12 hours||
Tuna and Sparano are going to give Henne every chance to succeed, especially since they drafted him and ran John Beck out of town (who was the previous regime's 2nd Round pick in the 2007 draft).
The Fins have a strong run game, but their receivers are mediocre and don't have any playmakers who can actually catch the ball unlike his days at Michigan.
Ginn has playmaker speed, but he doesn't have much between the ears and has hands of stone.
Hopefully, Henne's supporting cast will step up and carry some of the load.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||TOP may be overrated||
But it's not completely irrelevant either when you consider this team's weaknesses on defense, especially their lack of depth on that side of the ball.
I think the more time this defense spends off the field, the better for Michigan. However, this issue will become less critical as the defense improves and they get more reinforcements over the next couple of years.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Ginn is a joke||
And he's their #1 receiver. He dropped two passes yesterday thrown by Henne that would have been first downs.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||He'll throw the ball to him||
Ginn just won't catch it.
OSU alum aside, I was sickened to see the Dolphins draft him in the first place because it was a predictably terrible selection. You didn't have to be Nostradamus to see this bust coming a mile away.
I still remember Dolphin fans booing the front office when they announced that Ginn was their guy.
He's never going to be a go-to WR in the NFL. Not enough between the ears and he catches the ball like his hands are made of concrete.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Minor is the better player||
But Brown has played himself into a starting job for now with Minor's nagging ankle sprain. He's earned it.
For the most part, it really doesn't matter. Neither guy is going to get 25+ touches a game like Mike Hart did. They'll split those carries in addition to Shaw and Smith.
Regardless who starts, they need to run the ball more. They have the horses to do it and I was surprised they didn't pound the ball more against Indiana after the 1st Quarter when it was clearly working.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Um, yeah||
I'll believe it when RR confirms it. Until then, he's full of shit.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||That might be a first||
I haven't heard too many Orgasmo references in the past.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Not concerned||
Give Gerg a break. He's not going anywhere.
A big part of the problem IS the lack of talent as well as depth. We knew 9 months ago that this was going to be an issue all season and the offense was going to have to step up and carry the team to stay competitive week after week.
Why are people shocked that it has so far turned out the way we anticipated? Although, we couldn't realistically expect this team to be 4-0 at this point going into Sparty Week.
Can't blame the DC when you don't really have the personnel stepping up on defense and some walk ons are beating out the kids recruited to fill these positions.
Hopefully, these guys will start to improve and turn things around as the season progresses.
They've only played four games and won them all. Way too early for people to start handing Gerg his walking papers.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Agreed||
I can't stand Notre Dame but I have no problem with them winning a lot of games this season.....
A.) It keeps Weis employed as the ND head coach
B.) It makes Michigan's victory over them look that much better
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I don't care what MSU's record is||
Next week is going to be a tough game. They have to execute a helluva lot better on both sides of the ball if they are going to win.
It's not that I think Sparty is a good team, but playing on the road in a hostile environment is always a challenge and we'll have to see if Forcier comes back okay.
Their execution was really poor today.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||He was dinged against Eastern||
He wasn't dinged against ND. At least not that I recall.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Hmmmm||
I hope he's right. But we all know what we saw on the sidelines.
Forcier wasn't faking the yell and supposed F-bomb when he got tapped on the shoulder.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Gerg is doing fine||
Keep in mind the defense was going to be an issue all season given their lack of depth.
It wouldn't matter if Buddy Ryan was their defensive coordinator right now. They'll get better but they need some of the underclassmen to step up.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Perhaps "slap" is not the best word||
It was probably closer to a "pat" on his shoulder. He didn't hit him hard, but Forcier clearly winced and yelled out.
Sigh. I'm gonna have nightmares this week.
I love Shoelace as much as the next guy, but Forcier is the difference between this team winning as few as 6 games and perhaps as many as 8 or 9.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Just watched the replay again||
It's definitely his shoulder. But he did throw a strike to Odoms on that last TD pass so he probably bruised it.
I felt like cradling him in my arms like his mother so the bad people won't hit him anymore. It scares me every time he tucks the ball under and takes off.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I'm worried about Forcier||
He was out there at the end of the game, but you can clearly see that his right arm/elbow/shoulder was really bothering him.
He got slapped on the back on the sidelines after his TD pass and he yelled out like Tom the cat after getting his tail caught in a mousetrap.
This is going to be the big story of the week, unfortunately.
As far as the game is concerned, they can learn from a game like this. Lots and lots of mistakes and bad execution yet they still found a way to pull it out.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I hope he doesn't play||
Let him rest up for another week. They'll need him more against MSU and Iowa than Indiana.
Either way, I don't think he's going to see the field much today, if he plays at all.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Drake||
That kid has some ridiculous acceleration. He goes from zero to sixty faster than a Shelby Cobra, although he's not going to be the fastest top speed guy on the team.
Shoelace isn't likely to be matched on that front for the next four years.
Speed kills, man.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Marlon does have a point (no pun intended)||
I'm not exactly worried about my Mgopoint total by any means - but it is clearly evident that people here often negbang others simply because they disagree with their argument, whether it's a well reasoned argument or not. It's happened to me once or twice for sure.
On the contrary, the most positive feedback I've ever had for a single comment on this board was a semi-juvenile post in which I called Rosenberg and Snyder "total douchebags."
While my comment was certainly true based on the evidence we've gathered the past month regarding the Freep's witch hunt, I don't believe it resembled my most intelligent or well thought out argument since I've joined this blog.
I think it's fair to say that if you don't always preach to the choir, your Mgopoints are going to take a hit at times.
It's not a perfect system, but we'll all have to live with it.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Hmmmm||
No more food for you.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||I graduated at Purdue||
Although I don't cheer for them. I've been a Michigan fan since I was a kid.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||That's pretty harsh||
Especially when you consider he didn't have much help around him in the backfield. He spent most of the 2008 season running for his life and taking a lot of big shots.
I would venture to guess that he'd be in a much better position to be successful this season with a real QB, an improved O-Line, and another offseason in the Barwis death camp.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Yes and No||
Brown and Minor both had injury issues a season ago, which is precisely why McGuffie got so much playing time.
Minor is unquestionably their #1 back right now but he's essentially missed two games already and another one this weekend seems likely. Yes, he played the entire game against ND but he played very little against Eastern.
They need Minor healthy and badly. But he can't help them much if his ankle continues to be an ongoing problem. I hope they do sit him this weekend. Brown and Co. are more than capable of handling the load.
So McGuffie would have probably been the #2 back for three of the four games to start the season.
There's a chance he could've been the #1 back in 2010 after Minor and Brown left.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Well.....||
I'm actually a Purdue University alum, but I've been a Michigan fan since I was a kid. I live in Indiana so Purdue was much closer to home.
So if you're not a "true Michigan fan," I guess I'm not, either. Although if you cut me open, I'd bleed Maize and Blue.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Sigh||
Just think how much better the Michigan backfield would be right now if McGuffie had stayed.
Nonetheless, I wish the kid luck. He was fun to watch.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||No he isn't||
Unless Henne hurt himself last night holding the clipboard, there is nothing wrong with him.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Re: Henne||
Coincidentally, I'm both a Michigan fan and a Dolphins' fan. I haven't stopped vomiting since last night when time expired at the end of the 4th quarter.
The plan since Pennington arrived was that Henne would be his successor and that hasn't changed. Pat White is basically out there for the Wildcat wrinkles and nothing else. He's nowhere near ready to be the primary backup.
I believe Henne will get his chance this season. While Pennington is capable of handling the starting duties, he's won the Comeback Player of the Year TWICE in his career - so he has a history of inconsistency.
So I expect Pennington to either go down at some point this season or get benched and Henne will probably end up starting at least a couple of games.