Roy Roundtree, a tale of two seasons

Submitted by artds on January 11th, 2012 at 1:57 PM

2010: 72 catches, 935 yards, 7 TDs, 4 games with over 100 yards receiving; biggest highlight was the Illinois game where he set the Michigan single-game record for receiving yards with 246

2011: 19 catches, 355 yards, 2 TDs, 0 games with over 100 yards receiving; biggest highlight was catching the game-winning TD against Notre Dame on a fade route.

These 2011 stats seem counter-intuitive given that 2011 was Roy's 2nd year catching passes with Denard as the starting QB and the fact that they were supposed to be running a more pass-heavy offense led by a more pass-happy offensive coordinator.

This begs 2 questions:

1. What gives?

2. Should we expect Roy's production in 2012 to more closely resemble his production in 2010 or 2011?

Note: It's also worth mentioning here that in 2009, he caught 32 catches for 434 yards and 3 TDs. He also put up 116 yards on OSU's defense and caught the 4th quarter TD to take MSU to overtime in East Lansing.

Comments

griesecheeks

January 11th, 2012 at 10:21 PM ^

Uh, Hemingway has had even more egregious drops than Roundtree over the course of his career. The true difference is getting those 2's and 1's that Brian charts. Roundtree will make an occasional one, but nothing like Hemingway's ability to circus-catch stuff. The drops thing has been magnified a little too much with regard to Roundtree, IMO.

While Borges may be more pass happy, he wisely kept this offense on the ground as much as possible to limit the potential for Denarding ourselves with ints. As has been said, if Denard continues to progress within this offense, next year, he'll have more opportunities to spread the ball around. 

With the unknown status of Stonum, Roy will be expected to step up next year. Gallon, Dileo and Roundtree is hardly a formidable Trio, hopefully one of the taller wideouts can make some plays.