Wisconsin Snowflakes: The Offense

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on November 18th, 2017 at 3:35 PM

This will be the repository for your thoughts and hot takes on the offensive performance in our game against Wisconsin. 



November 18th, 2017 at 3:35 PM ^

Mckeon, Gentry, Perry, Crawford, etc. No one can catch except DPJ.

Pass blocking is still atrocious which does not bode well for next week, especially if Peters can't go.


November 18th, 2017 at 4:14 PM ^

I was pleased with how well the game was going, particularly against "the #1 Defense in the country." 

Sure, the refs took one touchdown which would have been nice to have--but M was mixing in some nice passing plays, and was moving the ball far, far better than Wisconsin.  Just check the yards at halftime.

After Peters was knocked out of the game, everything changed:  Momentum, effort, pass-catching, play-calling. 

The sobriety of players kneeling and watching Peters' fate was telling.  On the upside, it appears the team accepts Peters as a leader--which bodes well for the future.


November 18th, 2017 at 4:25 PM ^

I agree with you all around, but the team's reaction to Peters from a performance standpoint was pretty intense. As soon as he went out, I knew the game was done, and honestly, so did they. 

You can talk about 'steel in the spine' and all that, but when your backup QB had trouble against Purdue, and you're down on the road, it's going to really bum you out. 


November 18th, 2017 at 3:37 PM ^

Blah blah blah, youth, blah blah, Harbaugh, blah blah injuries. Regardless, no wins against teams with a winning record, no wins on road vs anyone with a pulse, blah blah Kugler.

Here’s hoping 2018 is better.


November 18th, 2017 at 3:37 PM ^

They cant pick up a stunt or a blitz from the right side of the line. Been that way all seasons. Peters and DPJ made mistakes but you can see the talent is there

Playcalling and design are horrible. No athletes get the ball in space.


November 18th, 2017 at 3:38 PM ^

Hoping Peters is okay. Radio said they were looking at a head injury at the hospital. Also hope Speight can somehow play next week. Or else it'll be very, very ugly. 


November 18th, 2017 at 3:39 PM ^

Once again, for what, the 25th time this year (?) our offensive line was totally and completely unable to deal with stunts and twists from an opposing defense. Basic shit cannot be stopped in week 11. Tim Drevno hurt Peters and should appologize to him and his family. Criminally poor coaching. 

Occam's Razor

November 18th, 2017 at 3:39 PM ^

Run game was a mirage, which was kind of expected due to the low competition. But wow you got 3 weeks to get better at blocking stunts in pass pro and what do you do? 


You get the future of the program killed. 


I'm fucking DONE with the oline problems. Fire Frey and Drevno. Get a god damn oline coach who can recruit tackles. 

Cristobal at Oregon or even Wisconsin's Oline coach. Idc. 




November 18th, 2017 at 4:00 PM ^

We ran into one of the best defensive fronts in the big 10. We needed backs that could push the pile and find small spaces but unfortunately, Higdon was out. Isaac would have even helped. Evans is good, but this is not his type of game. When Peters went out, they could really load up on the run. The bigger issue is our lack of wide receivers so that the defense has to respect the pass more.


November 18th, 2017 at 4:49 PM ^

Higdon was not out. He went 7 for 20. He may have been less than 100% but it would not of mattered. There was nowhere to run. Wisconsin loaded the box all game...just like every single team all year. We are one dimensional on offense and it hasn't been a secret since game 1. The WRs are a huge issue but the pass blocking is an even bigger issue.

Toby Flenderson

November 18th, 2017 at 3:39 PM ^

This O-line is getting our QB's killed. Next week with JOK may look really bad. None of our pass catchers are consistent enough to be a threat. 

Bosa and Hubbard are going to wreck us.


November 18th, 2017 at 3:40 PM ^

Stunt, sack. Stunt, injured QB. Starting Evans over Higdon in a power run game. Running wild cat and give up plays on third and eight. Not great, Bob. Yes, the offense was better with Peters running it, but they were still about to be down 21-10 before O'Korn entered the game. The offense sucks. I don't know where to go from here. Most teams would fire a coach but Harbaugh has his guys in there and signs of on the offense. I'm not sure. It sucks. 


November 18th, 2017 at 3:40 PM ^

Not great, but that defense, especially the run defense, is for real.  So couldn't expect much and we moved the ball fairly well against them until Peters went out.  Line calls are still atrocious.

O'Korn is very, very bad.  It was obvious we had no chance when Peters got hurt.  And honestly the team played like that.

Inflammable Flame

November 18th, 2017 at 3:41 PM ^

Absolutely no edge pass protection, whether from OT or RB. And the backup to the backup QB was playing...and nothing happened. Still.


Like the last [enter your desired number here] years...there's always next year!


November 18th, 2017 at 3:41 PM ^

but anyone who whiffed on a block today where Peters got hit, and later killed, needs to be at the base of the stadium steps in Section 1 this week at 5am and get huffing.


The Fan in Fargo

November 18th, 2017 at 3:53 PM ^

That's right, this offensive line is soft against a good defense. These guys need to get in the weight room big time and work on their foot speed so fucking bad it makes me sick. It's not coaching. It's this teams mentality. There's no toughness. One of those fucking offensive lineman should've been right in that d-linemans face for planting Peters like that. I don't care if there is fucking penalty or not. Nor do I give a shit what any Michigan coach would say that doesn't understand that concept. Someone has to LAY DOWN THE MOTHER FUCKING LAW AND IT HAS TO BE THE BIG GUYS. Michigan's biggest and toughest guys have no nuts and are candy asses.