Michigan Offense vs. Indiana Every Snap video

Submitted by Thorin on October 5th, 2010 at 2:09 AM

Edited without sound because, well, yeah. Adding music from youtube's audioswap feature because I already have one copyright strike. And no, I'm not going to cut 98 Indiana snaps.

Comments

GoBlue4ever

October 5th, 2010 at 2:31 AM ^

Awesome video. 

I love the "every snap" videos on offense, pleasing to the eyes and kind to the brain.  It's the primer before I start watching "every snap" on defense to crush my soul. 

And then repeat the cycle until Saturday arrives.

Bleeding maize and blue is awesome (though I would prefer just be maize and blue, without the bleeding). 

T

October 5th, 2010 at 2:56 AM ^

If only Denard could put a little more touch on those deep balls, this offense goes from scary to unstoppable.  Especially with the talent he has at the WR position.  Add Dee to the mix next year (knock on wood)....  Yikes.

Farnn

October 5th, 2010 at 11:09 AM ^

We saw that he could against BG, but it seemed he was being a little cautious to prevent an interception, or a little over-eager when making those throws.  Hard to watch and see TDs left on the field as RR would say.

I Like Winners

October 5th, 2010 at 10:49 PM ^

Denard takes a couple steps up as if he was going to run. It pulls the right safety up two steps leaving Roundtree wide open. It's the play where Roundtree gets down to about the 2 yard line.

Denard did the same thing in a previous game with the same effect.

That's where Denard is the most deadly. The safety has to play the run when he makes that move, otherwise Denard has a wide open field. We know what happens when he has an open field. His 73 yard TD run left the other safety eating grass. 

tlh908

October 5th, 2010 at 3:56 AM ^

Love the video, glad for the replays which lengthen the video.   It is much more pleasing to watch than Indiana's offense every snap video.  

MGlobules

October 5th, 2010 at 6:24 AM ^

it even comes to nine minutes!

I was, aherm, indisposed during one of the TDs, and wasn't sure they had been on the field at all. Just watched Indiana march up and down the field all day and somehow the good guys won. Didn't feel I should complain.

Zone Left

October 5th, 2010 at 7:48 AM ^

I didn't want to watch Indiana's offense either.  Ugh.

I think teams are going to start to choose death by 100 pin pricks and keep the safeties back for most of the game from here on out and try to force the offense to march down the field in 5-8 yard chunks.  Indiana was selling out so hard to stop the run that those simple slants were basically one-on-one matchups with no deep help at all.

Also, faking the QB sweep is so unfair that only Michigan should be allowed to run it.  When things are going well for the defense, Odoms is on one guy, and Roundtree only needs to make one guy miss...it's mean and I like it.

ND Sux

October 5th, 2010 at 8:00 AM ^

Considering how well this offense spreads the wealth, Stonum didn't get much action at all.  Maybe we stayed away from him b/c he was lined up against IU's best defender all day?  Either way, Roundtree and Hemingway ran free a LOT. 

I thought this when I watched it live too, but at the 6:10 mark of Q1, if Denard cuts left at about the 40 yard line he probably scores again. 

jamiemac

October 5th, 2010 at 8:52 AM ^

This video has clearly been doctored

It has Vinnie Smith scoring a 56-yard TD. I'm told by the allegedly knowledgeable posters here that he sucks and has been letting the team down. Therefore that's cleary an edited torrent.

Other than that, great stuff.

joeyb

October 5th, 2010 at 10:53 AM ^

I don't think he sucks, but I think that any one of our backs could have taken it to the house with blocking like that. I think a healthy Fitz and Shaw both would have not had to break that tackle at the end. I think that Cox would have broken 2 tackles to get to the endzone on that play. Whatever the case, it was the blocking that blew that play open.

Fuzzy Dunlop

October 5th, 2010 at 11:13 AM ^

I'm still not a fan of Smith this year despite the long run against IU. He didn't have to do anything except run through a gaping void and run through an attempt to tackle him from behind. He's reliable, but having him at tailback is like having Greg Mathews on punt returns.

jamiemac

October 5th, 2010 at 11:46 AM ^

Nice work, parotting a line from Brian. Maybe he'll see this and upvote you

Reliability: Something the MIchigan offensive backfield has lacked since Mike Hart left. Given the dynamics of Denard, our surging O-Line and this absolutle bevy of riches at WR, I'll take my chances with "just" reliability.

Toussaint.....love him. Would have put cash on him being our leading rusher at this point. Sadly, his body betrays him. Not reliable. Yet. Plenty of time to go for him.

Shaw......running the best of his career. The clear #1. Would have housed IU all day. We can agree on that. Looks like he learned a ton from Minor's running style. Very excited to get him back on the field. The only other reliable option at this point.

Cox.....great athlete. Practice reports say he's a ditz, though. Rodriguez does not think he's a reliable option yet as he does not have the mental aspects of the game down. He still has 2 years left, he will get it. But for now, if you dont practice better than folks, you will not play before folks.

Hopkins....not sure about. Not enough evidence. The presser question of the day should why work on that goaline beef package, use it in South Bend and not the other day? Maybe Rich wanted to score on a play with McGolgan in the game, I dont know. That sequence is a legit question. I'd like to see him get more carries, and not just situationally. We'll see.

Smith is the guy the coaches know they can count on at this point, other than Shaw, to play four quarters and not make mistakes, miss assignments or put the ball on the turf. The fact that he's a tough SOB reminds me of all the other backs in the Bo Era that knew how to make the most of their impact on the field, even if they werent 20-carry guys or the obvious #1 on the depth chart. Like Lawrence Reid, Larry Ricks, Gerald White, Bob Perryman. Man, those dudes would get lit up on this message board, but I dont see how MICH succeeds without any of them.

Here's the money stat: He has 8 TDs in 115 career touches. Those TDs average just under 17 yards a play. Three of his four longest scores have come in Big 10 play.

If Vinny keeps getting his dozen or so touches a game, he will score us a big TD in every game. Until other options prove more reliable in practice or with their health, I dont see why he should be downgraded from the gameplan.

Its that simple. I personally think his toughness is an inspiration out there. And its one of the many positive things this team feeds off of.

And, I think a large slice of the demographics who dont like him in the lineup are probably the type of folks who just will never be happy with anything. Not saying that about you, just saying that about the greater demographic.

Fuzzy Dunlop

October 5th, 2010 at 11:58 AM ^

Not parroting, so much as directly quoting.   My purpose wasn't plagiarism, but rather a test to see how many people would neg/insult me for saying the exact same thing as our fearless leader.  Oh well, your comment has corrupted the experiment, so moving on . . .

Listen, we can disagree on Smith without fighting.  To be clear, the quote about him being reliable came from Brian (I included it so that I wasn't quoting him out of context).  I actually don't think he's been reliable, which is my biggest issue with him.  In the second half, with Denard banged up and struggling a bit, we needed a back who could help us get first downs, and Smith wasn't doing it.  I give him all the credit in the world for the 56 yard run, but that was an outlier -- you can't point to someone's best play and ignore the other 8 carries.

Here were Smith's other carries in the second half:  2 yards on 1st and 10; 1 yard on 2d and 2; 1 yard on 1st and 10; 2 yards on 1st and 10.  For the most part, he struggled against an exceedingly poor run defense that was not focused on him.

jmblue

October 5th, 2010 at 5:00 PM ^

Your problem is that you only seem to pay attention to Smith when he's carrying the ball.  That's just part of the job of being a tailback.  And even when he is carrying the ball, you don't seem to be paying attention to what he isn't doing, namely fumbling or losing yardage.  Have you noticed that our turnover margin is a bit better this year?

Fuzzy Dunlop

October 5th, 2010 at 7:25 PM ^

It's not that I'm only paying attention to him when he's carrying the ball.  It's that I'm only critical of one part of his game -- the ability to consistently rush for postive yards.  I acknowledge that he's good at blocking, receiving out of the backfield, doesn't screw up schemes, etc.  However, rushing is also a pretty important thing for a runningback, and that's where I find his performance lacking.

Promote RichRod

October 5th, 2010 at 1:38 PM ^

comments play on the boards--read the comments below his front pagers bashing Smith.  A number of people echo him and a number of us vehemently disagree with his analysis.  These same people have vocally disagreed with Magnus as he has bashed Smith throughout the season. There's really nothing for you to prove here.

mpharmd98

October 5th, 2010 at 9:15 AM ^

During one of the replays of Denard's long TD, at the 0:47 mark, you can see Indiana defender #51 throwing his hand up - maybe in desperation - signaling TD - or maybe he's just excited to see Denard in action...

Bannerflyin

October 5th, 2010 at 9:37 AM ^

I don't get all the V. smith complaints....Is he an explosive back? No, not really.  But runs north/south successfully and is reliable at holding on to the football.  Not everyone can be Denard...

jmblue

October 5th, 2010 at 4:56 PM ^

Smith holds on to the ball, rarely loses yardage and is an excellent blocker.  (Watch his lead block on the game-winning TD, for starters.)  These traits aren't sexy enough for the average fan to appreciate, but they're the kind of things that help win ballgames.  If and when Cox/Hopkins improve in these areas, they'll play. 

Hannibal.

October 5th, 2010 at 10:15 AM ^

Are any of our bubble screens reads?  I wonder this because we didn't throw many of them, especially in the second half, but there were some wide open ones.  Whenever the defense saw that Denard had the ball, they crashed down to the line of scrimmage like crazy.  We had some deep passes, but those are hard to hit.  Look at the play at 7:01.  The bubble screen is possibly a TD if he throws it.

johnvand

October 5th, 2010 at 11:11 PM ^

Interesting play @ 1:05. 

Vincent smith goes in motion out to the flat and two defenders follow him.  Looks like Denard has a keep / dump to the flat option there.  Don't think we've seen that yet this year.

I like the possibilities that play brings especially with Shaw running it.  Either the LBs stay home and  guard Denard and he hits Shaw in the flat with a pulling TE as a lead blocker, or the LBs go cover the flat and Denard cuts it up the gut for 15+.