October 6th, 2009 at 12:28 PM ^

Probably because Roh is pretty darn good for a freshman DE, Kovacs is pretty darn good for a walkon at safety, Mouton is the best option at LB even if he may not be the most optimal option, and Woolfolk, Floyd and Cissoko are the best options at CB even if they may not be the most optimal options. So you see some excel at some positions and make plays, whereas others do not do as well at their respective positions.

In a perfect world, everyone would be able to excel at their positions, but this is college football which is anything but perfect with 18-21 year olds running things. I really don't grasp your point in all this. Are you saying that Roh should be a CB and Kovacs should be an LB? I don't think that would work out so well. Aside from that, we have a couple players that made good plays. I don't think there's too much else to draw from that.


October 6th, 2009 at 12:09 PM ^

Yes, when Craig Roh breaks up 1 pass because he threw his hands up when he saw the receiver turn, he's a better pass defender than Cissoko and Floyd (who also had a break-up in the game).

And yes, when Kovacs is sent on a run-blitz, and the other team runs, he makes the tackle.


October 6th, 2009 at 12:17 PM ^

the hell is Woolfork?

Can't spell players' names right, can't title your post with anything resembling accurate identification, and stupid assertions.

POST = FAIL. Try again.


October 6th, 2009 at 12:25 PM ^

one or two good plays don't make a player always good at something. Kovacs was in position to make the play, and he did. Same with Roh. The problem is, if you aren't watching closely you miss all the little things like gap containment that forced the runner outside allowing Kovacs to be in position in the first place.

Ezeh, Mouton, etc. had to be in the correct position for Kovacs to be in the correct position, see how that works?

And you cannot compare one play by Roh to every coverage play by the secondary. I'd be willing to bet everything I own (which sadly isn't much) that if you put Roh and Cissoko on the field for 100 coverage plays each, Cissoko's (or any DB's for that matter) "good coverage" percentage will be significantly higher than Roh's.

The illusion you have with Roh stems from the CB's being in man coverage a majority of the time (which is tougher against good WR's) while Roh happened to be in zone coverage (i.e. don't let them pass in this circle) and the reciever being thrown to was right in the middle of Roh's zone.


October 6th, 2009 at 1:07 PM ^

I played QB and MLB in intramural flag football when I was on campus. Those were good times. We even got to the championship game in Oosterbaan. The opposing team ran a Wildcat play where the full-time QB ran a corner route and I played pass defense like Craig Roh.

I should probably be starting at corner for Michigan.



October 6th, 2009 at 1:12 PM ^

I was an IM ref and I broke up a fight between some grad school douches (well, I kinda half assed tried to stop them from hitting each other and I was a little drunk so I actually wanted to see it) ... I should get a job in UFC.