Gallon Redemption Thread

Submitted by Ziff72 on September 18th, 2011 at 9:01 PM

One of my roles on this board is to mention that sometimes kids are forced to play before they are ready and give them some time they are only freshmen and shouldn't be playing.

It seems I've seen 1 or 15 or 20 comments about why is Gallon returning kicks?   Gallon can't catch.  Gallon is a bust.  Etc..

He's looked smooth all 3 games returning the ball.  Made a great return that got called back and obviously made some big plays on offense.

You can make your apologies here.

 

Comments

Sommy

September 18th, 2011 at 9:04 PM ^

He has certainly been a nice, nice surprise on this team this year.  Kind of strange to see Odoms disappear almost entirely and Gallon emerge as a legit punt returner and receiver.  Keep it up, Jeremy!

BRCE

September 18th, 2011 at 9:11 PM ^

Kid's a damn solid receiver too. Slot sized but his concentration skills downfield are as good as you can ask for.

It's funny to see after all the MANBALL bluster that the guy who is on the surface the archetype of an RR recruit (short, skinny, quick, Florida, dreads, slot receiver) is making great strides after the coaching change.

One of my favorite players on the whole team.

Tater

September 19th, 2011 at 1:19 AM ^

He was a pretty good little QB down here.  Couldn't throw for shit, but knew how to move the ball down the field.  I think being an ex-QB gives a player at any other position an advantage, because they usually have a coach's understanding of how a play works and a better feel for where everyone is supposed to be.  

Once a player is used to seeing the entire field, they never really turn if off.  I think that's a big part, for example, of why Jay Riemersma ended up in the NFL at TE.

Mirasola

September 18th, 2011 at 9:11 PM ^

Gallon's proven himself the past three games.  He's been playing consistently well and has come through huge on some plays.  But some of the criticism was appropriate before - glad to see he's proving us wrong.  I'm at the point where I'm not nervous anymore when he fields a punt.

Bb011

September 18th, 2011 at 9:12 PM ^

He has probably made the biggest jump from last year on offense. I am very surprised(in a very good way) at his contributions in the first 3 games.

Elmer

September 18th, 2011 at 9:15 PM ^

I need to come clean.  I never thought he could be this good after watching him last year.  I thought he was a good candidate to transfer.

He really put the work in during the off season and looks faster and stronger.  He's catching the ball well and making better decisions.  Well done, Mr. Gallon.

ggoodness56

September 18th, 2011 at 9:20 PM ^

any doubts about Gallon's ability. I only doubted the ability of the new offensive system being able to get the ball into his hands. With all that said...where is Roy Roundtree? The game winner against Notre Dame and maybe two looks against EMU. I miss him.

Blue boy johnson

September 18th, 2011 at 9:43 PM ^

When Gallon started across the field on his last catch vs ND, I just watched spellbound, not thinking about the clock, watching him weave around about 3 defenders while making his way to the other sideline, finally getting out of bounds with 8 seconds left. Then after the game Gallon had the nerves to say, "I knew I had to get out of bounds" You did? You fooled me! One of the greatest plays in the history of Michigan football. Thank you Jeremy Gallon, thank you for that one.

93Grad

September 18th, 2011 at 10:04 PM ^

Who were formerly on the scrapheap like Gallon and Hawhorne playing well and contributing. Same with players who were assumed to be heading to the scrapheap like Smith and Toussiant. And then there is everyone's favorite whipping post Kovacks who might now be our best defensive player.

JimLahey

September 18th, 2011 at 10:06 PM ^

There should be no "redemption", we have been way too used to having players thrown into the fire who are underclassmen and not ready to compete at a high level. Gallon is now a RS Sophomore, this is when he SHOULD be blossoming and that is exactly what he's doing.

Good for him, he was a decently hyped recruit coming out of high school and now he is showing us why. He'll keep doing big things.

trueblueintexas

September 18th, 2011 at 11:11 PM ^

I really like what I have seen from Gallon so far, but did anyone hear the announcer on BTN mention how fast Gallon was and that he has 4.3 speed?  If that's true, there's no way he doesn't go all the way on the punt return that got called back.  I call 4 out of 5 FAKES.