Is Cam Gordon the new Stevie Brown?

Submitted by A_Maize_Zing on November 8th, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Now the defensive breakdown may say differently but I thought Cam Gordon was huge for us this week.  Numerous times I watched him contain plays that have been missed for a good portion of the year.  He already has the seek and destroy mentality of a linebacker and looks good on blitzes.  He is a constant ball of celebratory energy and the biggest bonus is we keep him out of deep coverage.

One of the better accomplishments for Gerg's time at UofM has to be the way he took Stevie Brown an abortion at safety and made him into acceptable/good linebacker.  Are we seeing a similar path for Cam Gordon?  If so, can he keep it up for the rest of the season.


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November 8th, 2010 at 10:45 AM ^

I think he will easily turn out to be better than stevie brown cuz he is only a red shirt freshman and will have 3 more years to gain experience and also get stronger and faster!


November 8th, 2010 at 11:01 AM ^

Sorry but I think you mean Gordon Cameron.  He made a ton of tackles in the 1st half on Saturday.  Cam Gordon is the guy who inexplicably replaced him in the 2nd half... not sure what that was all about.  I hope Gordon Cameron is okay, wherever he is.


November 8th, 2010 at 11:52 AM ^

Looked Good Saturday, which is awesome because I thought for a while there I was going to have to replace my #4 Jersey... Thanks Cam, you just saved me $50-75, easy.


November 8th, 2010 at 11:08 AM ^

The most notable play I saw from Cam on Saturday was the play he made on that option read where he very nearly intercepted the pitch. He contained the QB, forced the pitch, and didn't take himself out of the play in the process.

I thought this team, despite the amount of points given up and the one long run, was well prepared for the option. The wheel route on the other hand...


November 8th, 2010 at 11:26 AM ^

I didn't see the game (did get the torrent version, though, so I'll catch up), but it did sound like Gordon made some nice plays.  That said, the defense still gave up 65 points, so I'm sure there were some breakdowns.  I think this defense has quite a few players that will be playmakers in a couple of years, and thankfully the offense is good enough to keep them in games until then.


November 8th, 2010 at 1:57 PM ^

Both really tall linebackers who have moments of awesomeness and moments that make you shake your head. The difference is Crable did that throughout his career, while Gordon still has time to correct it.



November 8th, 2010 at 2:02 PM ^

I think Crable was exceptionally fast too wasn't he?

Cam looked like a natural though didn't he?  Between him and Marvin Robinson...and the Kenny Demens, Kovacs...I love our young guys.  It hurts when they make me throw things at the wall because of failure to contain, or missed tackles, or poor angles, or slowness....or...nevermind....but those guys are learning and are making plays. 

Maybe it was just me, but I felt liek our defense played better.  Take away 2 really bad plays (Leshoure on the wheel, and Mouton's missed tackle...which Avery played well by forcing him back inside) our guys seemed to be in much better position to get thigns done.