Defensive Alignment

Submitted by Marley Nowell on October 13th, 2009 at 2:28 PM

With Woolfork's move to CB and Kovacs starting at SS can we expect the same sort of defense alignments in the future?

By playing Williams and Kovacs together we basically don't have a FS, but 2 SS that play close to the line of scrimmage. Is there anyway we can keep this alignment going and not get killed by playaction?



October 13th, 2009 at 2:32 PM ^

Woolfork isn't a real person.

Also, Kovacs and Williams aren't both lined up at the line of scrimmage. If you watched the game on Saturday closely, you would know that.


October 13th, 2009 at 2:37 PM ^

Agree on everything except there are some that watch the game closely but don't know what to look for in the defense and definitely can't tell who's who or what's what in the 5 seconds before the play starts. (Myself included)


October 15th, 2009 at 7:08 PM ^

You know, you get a really bad wrap on this board. I generally try to defend you because are usually right and are just saying something that the common board reader doesn't want to read.

However, it's posts like these show you as the real D-bag that you are. For this I neg you ~.025% of your total points.


October 13th, 2009 at 6:44 PM ^

JG – I’m with you on the spelling of Woolfolk, but the OP brings up an interesting point that should still be addressed.

With Graeme, Van Berger, Marten, Row, Browne, Easy and Mooton all up front, Michigan should be in good shape to handle Dellaware. Do we really need those two back there as safeties? I think things are strong enough near the line such that Woolfolk can move back to safety with Kojak. Of course, keep Warden as the first cornerback, and let Lloyd get some more experience as the second cornerback. Personally, I’d like to see Eminem get some playing time.


October 13th, 2009 at 6:50 PM ^

I know you purposefully made spelling errors, but I'm not sure if you were serious about the content or not.

We shouldn't keep shuffling Woolfolk back and forth between corner and safety. If the coaches think he's going to stay at corner, Woolfolk should remain at cornerback against Delaware State. He's only been playing there for a week, and even though he played well against Iowa, that doesn't necessarily mean he can play both positions at an optimal level.


October 13th, 2009 at 2:53 PM ^

Im not going to ridicule a new poster... he makes a good point that should be examined: Neither Williams nor Kovacs are true free-safety types. This has to be resolved in recruiting and in coaching up whatever they have to try and fill that spot. As for this year, if they keep this personnel then Williams has to take that role of free safety. He stunk on Saturday in that role.


October 13th, 2009 at 3:50 PM ^

Woolfolk is a corner but serviceable FS
Williams and Kovacs are SS

JT Floyd is presumable too slow to play corner but could he pick-up FS mid-season?

Vlad is a SS

Anyone left?

gpsimms not to…

October 13th, 2009 at 4:48 PM ^

wasn't woolfork a joke? at this point, I'm pretty sure it's a joke.

And if it wasn't a joke, then we shouldn't blame the OP because he was probably listening to a BTN broadcast, in which BTN inexplicably hired the token asian guy from southpark who builds shitty warr to keep mongorians out to do the game.

"Oh, wercome to our shitty broadcast from iowa shitty. Rich Rodriguez, in very bord move, is pracing Safety Troy-a-woorrforrk to the corner"

steve sharik

October 14th, 2009 at 2:00 AM ^

That was his position as a recruit. I know they haven't been great (except for Warren), but we will have Warren, Woolfolk, Cissoko, Floyd, and Teric Jones. Plus, we are doing way better recruiting corners than safeties. We will have plenty of talent at corner next year. I can't even say we will have enough talent at safety next year.

I think Turner makes more sense at safety than corner, but maybe the coaches know something I don't. Maybe Turner is such a ridiculous talent that he can lock down the other side as well as Warren can with his side.

If Turner is a corner, then Angry Michigan Safety Hating God can take a vacation for a while, b/c the guys we have and will have there simply aren't talented enough to warrant bad mojo.