Favorite Play

Submitted by marc_from_novi on September 5th, 2009 at 8:33 PM

For me it was Tate's first TD toss. Felt the weight of that last 9 months drift away with that play.



September 5th, 2009 at 8:37 PM ^

Agreed. To me that first touchdown was the essence of Tate and hopefully his future.

Scrambling ability to evade the defense, poise and awareness to look downfield, and beautiful touch on the pass. Not to mention the improvise abilities. Really was a beautiful play.

Blue Durham

September 5th, 2009 at 8:37 PM ^

not running up the score. That was my favorite play.

I am convinced that the guy cares about all of his players and is classy in not running up the score.

With all of the crap this past week, game ball to Coach Rodriguez for the way he handled it all.

Blue Durham

September 5th, 2009 at 8:50 PM ^

as well as the play selection. You didn't notice that the play calling was a little less "dynamic" in the 2nd half? We scored how many points in the 2nd half?

Yeah, maybe WMU's defense played a little better in the 2nd half, and maybe UM played a little worse, but UM scored 31 in the 1st half and 0 in the 2nd. Yeah, I think RR held back [but granted this could be to show as little as possible to ND].


September 5th, 2009 at 8:52 PM ^

The announcers said it looked like there was a miscommunication and the back wasn't there for the handoff, so Cone had to improvise. Didn't look at it again, but I can't see Rod trying to run it up with a Coner pass.


September 5th, 2009 at 8:39 PM ^

Yeah Tate is a special player. Field smart really goes a long way. My favorite play was watching Shoelace on that busted play. That guy equals gone when out in the open.


September 5th, 2009 at 8:43 PM ^

Tate's deep ball to Hemingway late in the 1st half, just because it was the final dagger in an orgasmic opening 30 minutes and pretty much guaranteed an emphatic UM victory.

Not to mention ... the pass itself was gorgeous.


September 5th, 2009 at 8:52 PM ^

Man, so many to choose from today, which feels so good!!!

It's a tie for me:
- Tate's first TD pass
- The Denard run
- Koger's 1 handed catch

- Even though it got called back, seeing Sheridan run 20 yeards for an almost TD.


September 5th, 2009 at 8:56 PM ^

Forcier had just lobbed another deep attempt, overthrowing a very tightly covered receiver. I remarked to my friend that they need to take their shots downfield whether they complete them or not . . . but I added that I hope they complete at least ONE deep ball today. Just to prove that they can do it.

Two plays later, lo and behold, Junior Hemingway beats his man down the field, and Tate Forcier tosses him a PERFECT pass, hitting him in stride, and Hemingway stomps into the end zone.

That felt good. OH YEAH.


September 5th, 2009 at 8:58 PM ^

Because of the situation, I would have to say the first TD for the reasons listed above, but if this were the second game of the season, the deep pass to Hemmingway or Koger's 1-handed catch because of the pure talent that they displayed.

STW P. Brabbs

September 6th, 2009 at 12:37 AM ^

But I was glad to see Sheridan throw that pick, just to remind the coaches that just because he has game experience does not mean he is not an interception machine. Hopefully he'll stay on the bench unless there's more garbage time.

Hard to pick one real favorite play, but Warren sticking the receiver and forcing an incompletion in the first quarter was nice - remember when the knock on him was he avoided contact?

Oh, and Denard. That's the kind of run that always happened TO Michigan. I lost my shit for that one.