Senior Bowl coverage (Denard)

Submitted by Cam57 on January 21st, 2013 at 4:24 PM
NFL network from 4 pm to 5 pm EST. North Squad practice. Been a few Denard sightings, but nothing relevant as of yet. Twitter providing some interesting updates as well.


david from wyoming

January 21st, 2013 at 5:00 PM ^

No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink".


January 21st, 2013 at 4:46 PM ^

Just think just because I live in Canada that I do not have access to television or cable?  Why just last month, my dog wasn't eaten by our polar bear.  To make things worse, I wake up to Celine Dion singing on the front yard and the Tim Horton's beside me ran out of maple dip donuts. Thank god I still have my Labatts!


January 22nd, 2013 at 4:30 AM ^

Anyone know if it's cheaper at Kroger's or Meijer's?

I just watched the whole practice and Denard just stood around in a QB no-contact jersey. He didn't participate in any drills. Wasn't he supposed to be playing as a WR?

Is 1988 really waaayyy back when? According to my mp3 collection, it was only about 3 years ago.


January 21st, 2013 at 4:52 PM ^

Man, rough day? I know Denard moving on is tough to deal with but I promise things will get better.

May I recommend our friend Pat Stansik's piece of work "I Love You Denard" to help you cope with your separation anxiety?


January 21st, 2013 at 5:03 PM ^

I wish him the best because he seems like a good kid, but the infatuation with this guy is ridiculous. We are instantly improved from his departure. I am more excited for this coming season than I ever have been because it marks the return to Michigan football Just my opinion. Neg away


January 21st, 2013 at 6:38 PM ^

It is my opinion then. That we are automatically better. Look at production from the qb, receivers, tight end, and even running backs when Gardner took over. They didn't magically learn how to play better. We just stopped facing 9en fronts with corners setting the edge first and defending passes after the fact with no passing threat. I think he had the numbers he had because his limitations kept us from doing anything else. Is he a great athlete? Absolutely. However, since he played qb, and was horrible at it, I don't consider him one of our best players ever prevent good for that matter. John Navarre had all our records before henne broke them. Would you consider him better than Grbac or leach or most of our Qbs? Oh well that whole high school offense era is now over. Go Blue


January 21st, 2013 at 11:09 PM ^

That our QB play will be greatly improved, there is not a single player on our roster next year that could be a better runner of the football than Denard. Did you see how much better a running back he was than anyone else on our roster despite never playing the position before? MAYBE we're better with someone else at QB, but there's no way the overall ability of that roster improves with the subtraction of Denard.


January 21st, 2013 at 8:39 PM ^

I hate that Denard was in an offense that was less than ideal for him these past two seasons, it's led to a lot of people feeling like a Michigan without Denard is a Michigan capable of winning more games (which right or wrong, sucks). That isn't a knock on Hoke or Borges, it's not easy to entirely rewrite your system for a guy, I just can't help but feel like we missed out on a couple Heisman-type seasons from Denard (health withstanding).


January 21st, 2013 at 5:09 PM ^

On the basis that we will improve greatly as a team, starting with out quarterback play and consistency, i definitely agree with you. The infatuation comes from him being a bright spot in a not so bright time for Michigan Football. He was a special player. The infatuation is natural. As I said though, I strongly agree with you on the basis that we take a big step forward in our offense.


January 22nd, 2013 at 1:54 AM ^

We went 11-2 and won a BCS bowl in his junior year.  In his senior year he got injured in the most important game of the year while driving to take the lead.  If he had remained healthy and we had won that game the team is in the B1G title game facing a 3rd place team from the other division for a trip to the Rose Bowl.  And that all came after being named the player of the year in the conference as a true sophomore. 




January 21st, 2013 at 5:17 PM ^

Yep negged.  He was our brightest spot in our darkest years.  Have met him on campus various times and is a class act.  He talked to me like we'd been best friends for years.   You're insane not to have anything but respect for him.  Honestly, shame on you.  


January 21st, 2013 at 5:59 PM ^

Well in certain cases when someone's opinion is so obviously ridiculously wrong, then it is appropriate to say "shame on them".  And in this case, he was absolutely wrong.  I mean it's like when someone tries to argue that, I don't know, any country in the world is better than America.  Or that golden retrievers are great dogs.  Or that Big Ten Burrito is better than Pancheros.  These 'opinions' are so ridiculously wrong that anybody who states them should be treated like the plague.

Johnny Blood

January 21st, 2013 at 5:53 PM ^

He is the all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback in NCAA history.  That's a pretty major accomplishment.  I'm pretty sure most fan-bases at other schools would be able to recognize that for what it is -- a big deal.

Even more, he also by all accounts appears to be a very good kid.

He may not have been the best passer, but he sure as hell is one of the best players we've ever had at Michigan. 

And to say we're better off without him is crazy.  Look at how versatile he was in those last few games and just imagine how awesome it would be to have another season of him providing that x-factor for us.  We have no proven home-run threats on the team without him.


January 21st, 2013 at 6:57 PM ^

As far as real updates (from what I've heard), he was catching the ball and moving like Denard Robinson, but he didn't look natural at WR. Furthermore, he was wearing the yellow jersey because he hasn't been medically cleared yet. He's still wearing the sleeve. He is hopeful of being cleared for tomorrow. 


January 21st, 2013 at 8:24 PM ^

To confirm what you've heard, Detnews LINK.  Kept out of contact because of same nerve injury.  (If it's still a problem, will another day or two help?  Certainly hope so.)  Reports of good catches, but they're undefended.  For some reason, draftniks want to see how he can catch when somebody's trying to stop him. 

On the good news/bad news front:  A WR coach praises his attitude, even without being able to play, asking the right questions, etc.  Not surprising.  Bad news is that WR coach is for the Raiders.


January 21st, 2013 at 7:35 PM ^

Yes, I know "Please, God, don't do that to Denard"..bla, bla, bla. There are worse things than playing with Megatron.


Anyhoo, I think he would be  an awesome weapon as a slash type player no matter who drafts him. I really do see him as a Percy Harvin-type player at the next level. If Denard can develop receiving skills he ought to be a multiple-dimensional threat on the scale of Harvin.

I could see the Pats drafting him. Lord knows they need the speed and playmaking ability.