Moving Picture Pages - Snag Package

Submitted by Chris of Dange… on November 10th, 2010 at 10:16 PM

Moving Picture Pages version of http://www.mgoblog.com/content/picture-pages-snag-package.  After what seems like a dozen MPPs that all end badly for Michigan (even the one that showed Denard gaining seven yards was a woulda-coulda-shoulda been a lot more), I finally get a chance to do one that shows something going right.  Don't worry, I'm right back to working through the backlog after this one, and the next one will definitely leave a bad taste in your mouth.

I don't have a whole lot to add to this one except that there's a whole lot of analysis after the last picture that didn't translate well to a clip, so go read it again (I say this because it's safe to assume you've read it once already).  And I'm still working out the timings on the titles.

The other thing that struck me about this, as I learn more of the intricacies of the game, is that there's a whole lot more to a simple 5-yard slant-and-hitch than just running a 5-yard slant and stopping.  It also makes me realize just how difficult it is to play a zone defense, as you have to make split-second decisions about what to do when someone (or multiple someones) enters or leaves your zone.

Comments

UMQuadz05

November 11th, 2010 at 11:09 AM ^

Wonderful presentation.  Does it bug anyone else that we ran a complicated pass play on 3rd and 4?  Looks like Robinson could have run for the 1st easily there- it's him one-on-one with a LB. 

RoseBowlBound

November 11th, 2010 at 11:14 AM ^

Really shows how much more wide open receivers actually are with a quick accurate read.  As Denard matures and reacts quicker with the pass game, our offensive scheme will be even more lights out.

GreyJello

November 11th, 2010 at 12:24 PM ^

These moving pictures have helped me a great deal in understanding the development of these plays, both on offense and defense.  Brian's picture pages are awesome, but there's something about seeing all the stuff in between that clicks with me.

Great job taking content and improving upon it.