Chase Winovich Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week

Submitted by redwhiteandMGOBLUE on September 25th, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Congrats, Chase!

As discussed in the Rashan Gary vs Purdue thread, Winovich and Devin Bush are destroying qb's and rb's due to the double teams Hurst and Gary are facing. This defense is a monster right now even with the relative lack of secondary targets so far this year.


The @WalterCampFF National Defensive Player of the Week, @Chase_Winovich!! #GoBlue

— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) September 25, 2017



September 25th, 2017 at 10:35 AM ^

"Chase Winovich is the seventh Michigan Player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the third defensive honoree (Brandon Herron, LB, Sept. 4 2011, and Jabrill Peppers, Sept. 18 2016)

Perkis-Size Me

September 25th, 2017 at 10:47 AM ^

If you made me guess, we'd probably head back to a four man front more when we line up opposite pro-style teams that want to run down your throat. So I'm guessing we'll be seeing some four man fronts against MSU and Wisconsin.

But against every other team, it wouldn't surprise me if we went with a three man front the rest of the way to get some additional speed on the field. 

Perkis-Size Me

September 25th, 2017 at 10:45 AM ^

Whether it's this year or next, if he keeps playing like this he is heading for a BIG payday in the NFL. 

I don't know if he's that "prototypical DE" teams are always looking for in their first round picks, but he won't stay on the boards too terribly long. 


September 25th, 2017 at 11:46 AM ^

I would hate to be an opponent's offensive staff:

"So we're gonna double Hurst"
"Of course"
"And we're gonna double Gary"
"Sounds good so far"
"And we're gonna double Winovich"
"Wait what now??'
"And we're gonna keep the back in to block Bush"
"I mean, in a perfect world..."
"And we're gonna chip whoever's the Viper on each play"

"Dammit man there's only so many guys on the field"
"So, single block on Hurst?"
"Are you crazy?!"
"Single block on Gary"
"Fuck that"
"Single block on Winovich?"
"No. Hell no."
"Look, just tell me who you want hitting the QB"

"Sigh...well, if it's Winovich the QB might live through it..."
"And Bush."
"What the hell?! No"
"So we don't need a running back in the flat?"
"Sigh...let Bush through...and update my resume for me..."