Michigan Vs. Florida: Offensive Snowflakes

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on September 2nd, 2017 at 7:10 PM

This shall be the thread for your thoughts on the offense in our game vs. Florida



September 2nd, 2017 at 7:17 PM ^

400+ yards - good! But Speight threw two horrible INTs (even the first one, which the WR should have caught, was a bad throw and he was looking for Tacopants a lot in the first half). And, more worrisomely, couldn't finish drives. Game should have been over long before it was. 

Mr. Yost

September 2nd, 2017 at 7:23 PM ^

TIMMMAAY's a troll, but you had a reasonable response. So I give you a reasonable response.

I agree, however...I'll never call a offense performance great if you give up 2 pick 6's and get stalled as much as we did forcing FG's.

Plus the nauseating miss by Speight that was a walk in TD.

...yards looked good, but it was not a great preformance by any stretch in my eyes. And if we put up that offensive performance versus PSU, Wisky or OSU...IMO, we get beat.



It didn't say it was bad. I said it was not great. I'd give it a 7 out of 10.


September 9th, 2017 at 5:10 PM ^

I actually know Mr Yost. My family lived next door to his for 20 years or so. He was one of those awkward, chubby kids who always stayed in the house and played with his cats while other kids were outside playing sports. I'm happy for him that he found his calling as "open thread" starter guy. It's a good gig for a loner type.


September 2nd, 2017 at 8:09 PM ^

Back in the RR days there was a lot of "but look how many yards we got!!!" And I never understood it.

The offense was fine today, I agree with that. And maybe that's good enough against a formidable defense in Florida. But there were too many mistakes, some smallish and some egregious, to say anything better than "fine" or "ok" or "good enough".


September 3rd, 2017 at 12:20 AM ^

pretty sure the coaches feel the same way.  im sure theyre thrilled to win the game, especially in that situation vs a decent team and all that.  theyre prob pleased with certain aspects and players but realize they need to improve in most areas to achieve their ultimate goals (winning conference road games, beating osu, competing in playoff, etc)

901 P

September 2nd, 2017 at 9:17 PM ^

This is going to be the weirdest observation (unless it's somewhere else in the threads--I'm a little late to all of the discussions), but at one point they showed Speight in the huddle and I noticed that his neck was bright red. Were they practicing outside in the Dallas sun? Did no one think to put sunscreen on the starting QBs neck? I'm sure that explains the spotty performance. Rub a little aloe on there and things will get a lot better. 


September 2nd, 2017 at 10:10 PM ^

Trying to apply that cliche to the analysis of Speight's play today is some lazy bullshit (unless it's sarcastic and I'm not reading it as such.) 

If trying to fit a ball into a tight spot, yes, if you're going to miss, miss out of bounds.

But you don't TRY to miss out of bounds, and three times today, Speight had a potential TD pass but he threw the ball out of bounds. (Crawford caught one in the end zone out of bounds in the 3rd quarter, then he did it twice in the 4th, including the incomprehensible overthrow of Peoples-Jones).

I think it's undeniable truth that 1) Speight gives Michigan the best chance to win and 2) He has to play much better for Michigan to get to where they want to go.


September 2nd, 2017 at 7:28 PM ^

They will cost us in the big games at the end of the season.  I think he will always over throw those 30 to 40 yard passes. I'm not sure if his accuracy can be improved, may have to go to more short throws but that is when he throws INTs. Hopefully he can avoid the turn overs and play more like Brian did in '97. Because we will have a great defense by years end.

The Fugitive

September 2nd, 2017 at 7:30 PM ^

Maybe he'll appear better against lesser competition, but when we go against PSU, Wisconsin and Ohio State, he will absolutely have to play better or we will have a hard time winning those games.

To me, he or O'Korn don't look that much different than last year.  Small 2017 season sample size applies but their issues were back in this game.

O'Korn hit a nice pass down the sideline but did not look comfortable in the pocket.
Speight is inaccurate/inconsistent.

Whoever starts needs to get better.


September 2nd, 2017 at 8:30 PM ^

That, really, is the only reason I'd voice any criticism at all. The team absolutely dictated everything that happened in the game today. It wasn't close at all, despite trailing at the half. Still, after the way last season ended it isn't comforting to see last years problems still hanging around.


September 2nd, 2017 at 8:49 PM ^

Darboh, Chesson, and  Butt are all gone. I'm not exactly excited by the performances by our QBs but give it a few games for them to establish some connection with . Speight had two really nice deep passes that would have graded out better than anything that he threw last year before the bye week


September 2nd, 2017 at 9:43 PM ^

I think there were most definitely some nerves and FL is going to win some games with their D alone.  The next few games should give Speight and the receivers some time to get coordinated and in synch hopefully.  

This is a young team and some of the reality is that they just need to get their timing and team play together...kinda a big stage for some of those guys being young, on the road and in JerryWorld for their first starts on the big stage against a team that should contend in the SEC east this year.

The key is getting all cylinders hitting by PSU on offense, the Defense is already showing they are at least as good as last year and will only get better especially as the D backs continue to develop.

Toby Flenderson

September 2nd, 2017 at 7:12 PM ^

Michigan wins despite of Speights deficiencies and weaknesses. Our running backs looked very fast and physical. The wide receivers seemed to be running solid routes. But man, if order for us to win a big ten championship, speight needs to improve.