My thoughts about tomorrow vs AF [ED:BISB- New Rule. Please Note]

Submitted by WingsNWolverines on September 8th, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I understand Borges wants Denard to be a better passer and I agree completely with that idea. Denard as a QB needs to have a good arm and be accurate. However I feel as if Borges is trying to do this way too late in Denard's career at Michigan. He's not the most accurate QB and he's not a pocket passer we all know that but what he has is something that a lot of QBs in college football don't have. Amazing speed! He can FLY! He needs to harness that talent tomorrow and with Fitz back in the game kick the tires and light the fires! I was so confused why he didn't make more than a few running attempts in the Bama game. It's his senior year, it's an OOC game, I say let the kid run! Would love to see him fly through that AF DL. We  tire out their defense that way and that's when he goes to the air and blows them away. We need a strong offensive start with an opening TD drive down the field! Should we choose to defend a quick 3 and out. Does anybody else feel the same about him going to the ground game tomorrow?

 

[ED:BISB - Okay, this thread did it. I am unilaterally implementing a new rule. Well, I guess the rule isn't NEW so much as it just hasn't been enforced. Either way, it's a thing now, and it's called the Snowflake Rule. The Snowflake Rule is simple: threads that just repeat the same stuff everyone else is thinking are not thread-worthy. Here are some ways to know if you are in violation of the Snowflake Rule:

  • Your thread title begins with the words "My thoughts on," "My opinion regarding," or "What I think about"
  • You cover a topic that has been covered multiple times on the board or on the front page
  • The evidence supporting your post's hypothesis is entirely (a) opinion and/or (b) empty, high-level, tautological statements like "Denard is fast"
  • Your conclusion is something either obvious or completely opinion-based, like "we will be better if the blockers block people" or "Kalis should play because I think he'd be better." Or, as a totally hypothetical example, "Denard should run because Denard is fast at running."

Bottom line: posting a unique take on things is perfectly acceptable. If you want to post about a proposed defensive alignment or scheme that will allow the line to get better penetration? Knock yourself out. Want to demonstrate why Denard should run more by providing an analysis of past running QBs or of Michigan's success based on various run/pass ratios? We'd like to read it. But posting your take on a common question will get your thread pulled like something from a Weezer song.]

Comments

One Inch Woody…

September 8th, 2012 at 12:54 AM ^

Yeah. Let's run Denard against Bama. Guys who are taking (legal) potshots at Denard when he runs to hurt him. Let's run Denard against a brick wall (which their front seven was). Let's run Denard into a 6'4 360 pound defensive end. Let's run him against a team where the benefit gained from running him is infinitely less than the calamity that will occur if he gets hurt against AF fergodsakes.

He has improved vastly as a passing QB. The mechanics and decision making are finally on track to being average (which, coupled with the threat of the scramble is good enough to be elite). Gardner is a monster and will be making fools out of the AF defense. Look to see Denard throw 3 TDs with 0 INTs. 1 TD to Gardner, 1 to Gallon, and 1 to Tree.

husker4life

September 8th, 2012 at 1:01 AM ^

very worried about our game vs UCLA. A 6 point spread isn't very reassuring and to be honest I'm expecting an upset in the Rose Bowl :/. Burkhead being hurt killed my moral last weekend.

husker4life

September 8th, 2012 at 1:10 AM ^

how well he looked when throwing. His mechanics have improved a ton but if Burkhead isn't 100% in the running game then we're in trouble. I was happy how we continued to dominate offensively even though he became injured in the opener against Southern Miss.

BiSB

September 8th, 2012 at 1:13 AM ^

 

As I posted above, I am unilaterally implementing a new rule. Well, I guess the rule isn't NEW so much as it just hasn't been enforced. Either way, it's a thing now, and it's called the Snowflake Rule. The Snowflake Rule is simple: threads that just repeat the same stuff everyone else is thinking are not thread-worthy. Here are some ways to know if you are in violation of the Snowflake Rule:

  • Your thread title begins with the words "My thoughts on," "My opinion regarding," or "What I think about"
  • You cover a topic tat has been covered multiple times on the board or on the front page
  • The evidence supporting your post's hypothesis is entirely (a) opinion and/or (b) empty, high-level, tautological statements like "Denard is fast"
  • Your conclusion is something either obvious or completely opinion-based, like "we will be better if the blockers block people" or "Kalis should play because I think he'd be better." Or, as a totally hypothetical example, "Denard should run because Denard is fast at running."

Bottom line: posting a unique take on things is perfectly acceptable. If you want to post about a proposed defensive alignment or scheme that will allow the line to get better penetration? Knock yourself out. Want to demonstrate why Denard should run more by providing an analysis of past running QBs or of Michigan's success based on various run/pass ratios? We'd like to read it. But posting your take on a common question will get your thread pulled like something from a Weezer song.

nyc_wolverines

September 8th, 2012 at 3:02 PM ^

Interesting, do we have to sit down with the mods to discuss what we believe are "unique takes"

Background: I have been away from the Boards during the off-season and now that I review the Board again I have noticed a strong shift towards "dumb post, been discussed" in almost every posting.

 

Thesis: It seems to me that many posters want to create a community of posters that are aware of each topic, however nuanced and detailed, which has been posted & discussed in threads. Those who don't take a minimum of 15-30 mins. to review all posts related to their subject matter for the past 3 months, no exaggeration, are roundly criticized for "this was posted before".

TL; DR: This board is becoming bifurcated between casual reader / poster and the MGoBLogites who have no time for casual readers. It's a shame that's happening.

 

BiSB

September 9th, 2012 at 8:07 AM ^

I have noticed a strong shift towards "dumb post, been discussed" in almost every posting.

That's kind of the point. People can discuss stuff that has been discussed before, but regardless of how often you read the board, the board simply isn't big enough for everyone to create a thread with their own special opinions on the same shit everyone is already discussing. I'm sorry if I have offended your sensibilities, but if you were around more often you might recognize the need for this.

Erik_in_Dayton

September 8th, 2012 at 1:37 AM ^

...run like whiskey bootlegger from the feds, like tommy gun bullets, like the demon speed of fear and ambition's cold sweat, like sinew straining to escape gnashing teeth, when men with leverage would press you in a more obvious way, like open, under the sun, blood in front of women and children instead of hiding behind decrees and town cars, like speed itself, light; not memory, not concept, not shape but movement unfixed between happened and did not happen.

M-Dog

September 8th, 2012 at 7:40 AM ^

 

Denard is so fast . . . he watches 60 Minutes in half an hour.
 
Denard is so fast . . . he can turn out the lights and be in bed before it's dark.
 
Denard is so fast . . . he got a speeding ticket on I-94. He was walking.
 
Denard is so fast . . . they have to use high-speed film to take his class picture.
 
Denard is so fast . . . he leaves a vapor trail on cold days.
 
Denard is so fast . . . he bends time. He graduates in 1997.
 
Denard is so fast . . . he has to use his dreadlocks as a parachute to slow down.
 
Denard is so fast . . . he catches rabbits during class breaks. In Australia.
 
Denard is so fast . . . scientists measure the distance between stars in Denard-years.
 
Denard is so fast . . . you can tell how far away he is by counting the seconds until you hear thunder.
 
Denard is so fast . . . Cheetahs teach their young how to hunt by watching video of Denard.
 
Denard is so fast . . . he won the Indy 500. Without a car.
 
Denard is so fast . . . it takes 8 minutes for light from the sun to reach the earth. Denard can do it in 4.
 
Denard is so fast . . . by the time you hear "Hike", he's already in the end zone.
 
Denard is so fast . . . he can beat Usain Bolt in a 40 yard sprint.
 
This is just my opinion.  I don't have any stats to back it up.
 

StephenRKass

September 8th, 2012 at 1:26 AM ^

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

While I love Michigan football, the board is burning me out with these repetitive lunacy threads dissing Borges and repeating ad infinitum, "why don't we run Denard more? Everything will just be fine if we let Denard run."

Maybe my problem is limiting my reading to mgoblog. But man, some of the mgomemes are mind numbing.

  • I think that BWC is going to save the day this year.
  • My opinion is that DB is evil incarnate and wants to ruin Michigan.
  • RR was the worst coach evar.
  • The Freep is a bunch of hacks:  they should be boycotted forevar.
  • Kate Upton jiggling to a honky tonk "Hail to the Victors" never gets old.
  • I think that we should just give the starting QB position next year to Shane.

Thank you for making it stop.

Ty Butterfield

September 8th, 2012 at 2:03 AM ^

Bellomy starts at QB with Justice Hayes at RB. Fitz is still in the doghouse and Hoke makes him be an usher. Fitz then pretends not to notice all the people who are in the wrong section so he can watch the game. Denard replaces Countess and Gardner starts for Black on the D-Line. Then, GERG abducts Greg before the game so he can bring the stuffed beaver back to the Big House. GERG moves Roh to linebacker and benches Demens. Gorgeous Al decides to return to the glory days of Mike Hart and run zone left all day no matter what. HOWEVA, since they are playing Air Force this is surprisingly effective. Hayes and Norfleet both have over 200 yards rushing. The D under GERG is terrible and Air Force keeps scoring points. Michigan wins in the 3rd OT with LS Glanda scoring the winning touchdown on a pass from Dilieo.

EGD

September 8th, 2012 at 2:12 AM ^

Honestly, you see the large red bottle of wicked chili sauce and realize you cannot truly call yourself a man unless you coat half your dish with the stuff. It is hot but with a generous portion of rice to cut it and a tall glass of H2O it isn't all that intimidating. Some people squirt it into pho but I find that ruins the taste. Also, it's very good on sausage.

Njia

September 8th, 2012 at 7:40 AM ^

I find a dash of Sriracha actually helps the taste. The problem is when you've added so much that chili dominates that flavor. If Borges would just let Denard be Denard, he'd find that perfect balance between the herbs, chilis, lime juice and rich stock.