Cease Panic: A Solution Has Arisen for the WR Problem? (don't click here)

Submitted by Space Coyote on August 22nd, 2013 at 2:31 PM

It’s been over a day now and I’m still really freaking out about Michigan’s WR situation since Darboh went down. I mean, I can’t even get any work done anymore. How has Michigan been so unlucky this offseason with injuries, position switches, everything? I mean, the coaches are still switching people’s positions two weeks before the season! Gah! Anyway, I’ve looked over the WR core again and again on mgoblue and I just didn’t see anyone that could be that big bodied WR like Darboh could. I mean, I know Darboh probably wasn’t going to be Braylon this year, but he was primed to help take Michigan’s passing attack to the next level.

But then I got to looking, and I couldn’t believe no one had brought it up yet. Scanning over the entire rosters, there is one person that can be a similar, probably even better WR than Darboh would have been this year: Devin Gardner. Gardner showed great flashes of being a capable WR in high school and early last season. That sort of playmaker would garner huge success for this offense IMO. The obvious solution is to put DG at WR.

Why not just throw Morris into the fire. Morris has a high ceiling and a really strong arm. He’s a lot like a freshman level Chad Henne.  It worked great back then with him and Braylon, and I’d expect similar results this time around. Morris to Gardner, I think that’s the answer. So, fellow MGoBloggers and Michigan football crazies, what do you think of moving DG back to WR and throwing Morris into the fire? 



August 22nd, 2013 at 2:35 PM ^

No. Gardner is better suited at QB, and we will be fine with who we have at WR. It would have been nice to have a big body WR for jump ball situations, but we have Funchess that fits that bill. Your idea brings up interesting discussion, but I do not believe it is the team's best option.

Michigan Marshmallow

August 22nd, 2013 at 2:37 PM ^

No no no, the offense revolves around Devin too much to move him from the QB spot. 

However, Morris IS a tremendous athlete. Let's move HIM to the WR position! Cleary is obviously good enough to go in if Devin gets hurt (that would NEVER happen to a QB anyway).