Scared for Denard

Submitted by Shakespeare on March 23rd, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Is anyone else really scared that Al Borges is going to ruin Denard? I have this awful feeling that Denard will be a shell of his former self this season. I know the coaches all have been blowing smoke out of their asses about "utilizing talent" and such, but I have a feeling  Borges will stubbornly try to turn Denard into something he isn't - much like squeezing a square peg into a round hole. Any thoughts?



March 23rd, 2011 at 4:57 PM ^

The reason for the overkill is because it is what is unknown.  You do not see everyone bent out of shape about the Michigan Defense despite there being huge question marks.  Why?  Because everyone trusts Matison.   For better or worse Borges is the flashpoint.  He is not trusted and his track record compared to Mattison's is far inferior.   So I believe it is reasonable to have concerns.  If your a Ford employee and its 2008, imagine your consternation if you learned your new CEO and corporate team came over from Staples.  There would be some talk at the watercooler.


March 23rd, 2011 at 7:37 PM ^

I got two words for you my man....MICHAEL VICK

That is the mold of player that Denard can evolve into with this new offense. He has a strong enough arm to become an elite passer and has the speed to make defenses pay if the play breaks down.

Denard is faster than Vick already and they are the same size/weight. Denard just has to develop the mindset and the football knowledge/experience.


March 24th, 2011 at 4:14 AM ^

Denard is a superior athlete and extremely hard worker. Everyone witnessed the change from his freshmen to sophomore season. He was noticeably better. If Denard didn't have to run 20+ times per game to save our ass he could have had even better numbers. Borges has been around this long for a reason.. He knows what he's doing.