The Snowflake Thread: Offense

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on September 13th, 2014 at 6:42 PM

This will be the repository for snowflakes regarding the offensive and offensive playcalling.



September 13th, 2014 at 10:55 PM ^

He had one big run where I thought he'd made a great cut to get outside to daylight, but during the replay I realized he'd run away from a giant hole, forcing himself to dodge a guy to get outside in the first place. Miami (NTM) might just be so bad that his vision was irrelevant.


September 13th, 2014 at 7:07 PM ^

I completly agree. At this point, I don't see this Michigan team making the playoff. WIth that said, the B1G Ten Championship is still attainable and very imporatant for the team.

I would rest everyone that even remotely needs it against Utah. If the difference between Michigan winning or losing against Utah next week is 100 percent dependant on Funchess playing, then this team is in trouble for the rest for the year IMO.

I didn't see Funchess in a boot or in terrible pain, rest him against Utah and he should be 100 percent come B1G time.


September 13th, 2014 at 11:04 PM ^

Playoffs!? Are you kidding me? Playoffs!? This is not a playoff team! OL not playoff caliber. QB not playoff caliber. Coaching not playoff caliber. Playoffs!? Are you kidding me!?

With apologies to Jim Mora when he was coaching the Saints. You Tube it. Please.


September 13th, 2014 at 6:50 PM ^

were the only guys on the field who mad plays.  Darboh and Chesson just didn't look that great.  Green really impressed me, ran with good vision, made nice cuts and finally broke a tackle or two and churned his feet through contact.  If he continues running like that and adds in a stiff arm, he's clearly our best back.

Magnum P.I.

September 13th, 2014 at 6:48 PM ^

Clown show, but I'll take the 'W'.

Green looked really good, though. As did Butt. With Funchess back, we'll have some weapons. I'm not going to say that DG shouldn't be starting, but part of me would really like to see what Shane could do with those weapons and the first team as a whole. Shane has a comfort in the pocket that DG will just never have.


September 13th, 2014 at 7:09 PM ^

I don't know if this is on Nuss, but DG's playmaking ability seems restricted. I feel like DG is trying so hard to sit in the pocket and go through progressions, that he leaves yards and plays on the field he could've made with his legs.

Saw the same thing with Denard late in his career. Take off and use your God-given abilities.


September 13th, 2014 at 7:59 PM ^

They look like "shot puts" is the best way to describe it.

Devin could have easily had 2 more INT today - the Butt pass and on the first drive he lofted one out wide that a superior CB would have returned for a pick 6 after a 95 yard run.

I think Devin is what he is at this point and we are not going to see a different man this year.  There will be turnovers, and they will be costly. I hope most are on the other side of the field.  If we had a JR or SR backup I'd advocate for a switch as I think having 50% less turnovers is more important than losing some dynamic game play.  I also don't see the same runs as last year, maybe by design but his foot speed doesnt seem quite the same as last year.  I expected him to explode past MAC level defenders and it is not happeing.  Maybe the foot injury robbed him of some speed.

Magnum P.I.

September 13th, 2014 at 8:02 PM ^

Pretty sure he stood tall in the pocket on one of his balls that was dropped. I think pocket presence is one of Shane's clear advantages over DG. There was a play in the first half where DG has a pretty solid pocket (surprise!) and he inexplicably ducked down to avoid a phantom defender, thus forfeiting the whole play. He lifted his head up, saw that he was, in fact still protected, and took off running. For two yards. 


September 13th, 2014 at 9:36 PM ^

Um I'd say he's spot on. Morris is PROGRESSING as a QB. Gardener has progressed as a leader but not as a qb. Love the guy but he needs to snap out of the deer in the headlights routine or coach hoke is going to have to park his ass to possibly have a job next year.

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September 14th, 2014 at 12:33 AM ^

To borrow a term from Ace, the eye test says he's getting better. His last two outings have been solid, his one INT was more on Darboh than him, Darboh would run the same lazy route and cost Gardner an INT as well. Most importantly he's showing a great poise and feel for the pocket and is reacting well to pressure. I also got to see a lot of reps from him in the Spring Game. Obvious non-contact caveats apply, but frankly he was the better QB that night.

I never said he should start, but it's becoming more and more clear that he's getting good enough to warrant a shot if Gardner falters, even if it's just for a series so Gardner can get coached up.