Defensive Annihilation Muppets

Submitted by Brian on November 12th, 2011 at 7:39 PM

These are admittedly tenuous but Michigan did just convincingly win a road game against a team with a winning record to ensure themselves a better season than they had last year, so…

And you can't have one without the other…

How about JT Floyd? He just destroyed AJ Jenkins. I have no idea how this happened. Gibson minus all of the points.

Comments

wigeon

November 12th, 2011 at 7:53 PM ^

with some Muppets.  Fantastic defensive effort - top to bottom.  Solid play by LB's, incredible effort up front, save  for a couple lost contains by DE's, and backfield was SICK. 

GO BLUE!  Can't wait for next Saturday!

Drew Sharp

November 12th, 2011 at 8:17 PM ^

and it's great to see the offense can still move, albeit cautiously, with Devin at the helm.  I'm sure Denard will be fine with the hand thing, but you never know.  Devin did well.

fitty88

November 12th, 2011 at 9:34 PM ^

I think Gardner needed to get in there a bit in a non-certain situation, move the ball and score. I think this will turn out to be an important confidence builder for him. His step up in the pocket and throw on the touchdown were well executed.

saveferris

November 12th, 2011 at 8:22 PM ^

I don't know if Shafer ever got Rodriguez to ever privately admit it on his way out, but I'll say it; Tony Gibson is the worst position coach in the country.  JT actually read the QB and jumped a play tonight?  What is this, Opposite Day?!

wooooo?  wooooo!!!!

The FannMan

November 13th, 2011 at 11:11 AM ^

It is mindblowing isn't it?  Not only did JT make a solid pick at an important moment, but he was in Jenkins shirt the whole damn game.  Last year he had problems staying in the same zip code with recievers.  Now he is shutting down quality No. 1 wideouts.  Mattison, Mallory and the other defensive coaches deserve statues in their honor.  Gibson, not so much.

BlueGoM

November 12th, 2011 at 8:22 PM ^

He's jumped a routes a few times this year, but never quite pulled off the pick.  Since the consensus is that he doesn't have the speed to match most elite WR's, the route jumping is the result of coaching & / or film study.

And that's a good thing.   Of course it helps that Scheelhasse was throwing to the same WR most of the time.   That kind of stuff invites INT's.

BursleysFinest

November 12th, 2011 at 8:34 PM ^

A michigan team where the offense is dominated by a Boss of a running back, and a defense that is stout, stops people and gets turnovers...Is This Michigan?? Yes! Yes sir, THIS is Michigan.

Good job today Wolverines!! A special Thank You to Fitzgerald Toussaint and  JT Floyd (even before the interception)!!  And further proof to me that the Devin Gardner era may not be all roses, But will be filled with success

 

CompleteLunacy

November 12th, 2011 at 9:17 PM ^

When your defense was a tire fire, ranked like 110 overall (or whatever the hell it was), and gave up 65 points to this very same team last year...and turns that around by giving them 47 YARDS in the first half and maintains control despite offense derp-ing in the 2nd/3rd quarters? I'd say that's muppet-worthy. 

Illinois had ZERO big plays. Correction...ONE big play, which was a miraculous 4th-and-26 conversion (I'll give the D a pass on that one...). And their second TD drive ate up 7 minutes of time when they needed way more than that. 

May be tenuous muppets...but they are definitely deserved.