pugboy

January 2nd, 2019 at 11:08 AM ^

Unfortunately for college football teams, but it is good for individual players who are ready, you do not need a four-year college football degree to get a job in the NFL.  I wish they would all stay around and get a degree that will bring them a job after football, but then, if they have a chance to make  a $1,000,000 at the age of 21, you can't blame them for going.  

JHumich

January 2nd, 2019 at 7:54 AM ^

I appreciate his playing in the bowl game. Just think the difference that our NFL guys would have made. I'm so pissed not only that we lost but that Florida got a win. Would have been nice for Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and MissSt all to end their season on a loss.

MaizeBlueA2

January 2nd, 2019 at 5:16 AM ^

Exactly.

Because MGoBlog isn't a microcosm of social media and the "real world" responses, just centralized and a little more potent because these idiots can sit behind their computer with no real consequence.

I know for a fact that him graduating and the Michigan fanbase turning into something worse than the OSU fanbase has something to do with it. Feeling like his draft stock wasn't going to go up also had something to do with it.

The way this fanbase has reacted to Peppers, Gary, Bush and Gentry is repulsive. This is WAY worse than the John Navarre days.

MichiganStan

January 1st, 2019 at 11:16 PM ^

Well then that would make him soft because every starting player of big time programs receives criticism from fans on twitter after a bad game. Dude dropped a TD pass and 2 1st down passes IN THE OHIO STATE GAME. Of course he's gonna get shit for it

But I doubt that has anything to do with it. He probably got a 3rd-5th round grade and felt good with that

MaizeBlueA2

January 2nd, 2019 at 5:28 AM ^

LOL, he's soft?

1. He plays football at a D1 Power Five school and goes through more rigorous, "non-soft," activity than you behind your keyboard. Academically he goes to one of the best schools in the country...pretty sure he's not mentally soft either.

2. You are correct, everyone criticism - this is different, it's way more (same with the way people talk about Gary). 

"Dude dropped passes..." - we all know that, but hold on, because Michigan has lost how many games to OSU? Why are Gentry's mistakes magnified? Did he play defense? Why does Gentry become the scapegoat for an entire teams performance? 

All of this stuff very much has something to do with his decision (just as much as his draft grade)...maybe folks with the same attitude you have have ruined his college experience, maybe he just wants to move on? Only he can speak for himself, but people act like he should just stay in college and catch shit for another year by the SAME people who are supposed to be supporting him and have his back.

If Michigan fans don't support him, who will? I don't blame him (or anyone else) one bit from moving on. This fanbase has become toxic. Recruits read this stuff, our rivals coaches read this stuff, our PLAYERS read this stuff, Michigan is supposed to be above the SEC/Bucknuts/RCMB b/s - now we have the same shit fans without the wins and championships. Recipe for disaster.

BroadneckBlue21

January 2nd, 2019 at 7:21 AM ^

I am with you on the over the top vitriol. Are you Gentry, since you “know for a fact”? Not trying to be sarcastic—just wondering if it is your own anger at the hot takes or some kind of knowing Gentry?

I had to defend Gentry on Twitter after pricks started saying how horrible he is after one drop in OSU game. Problem is, these pricks don’t focus on the few drops OSU guys make every game—including the ones against us. 

He needs work to be consistent with hands but he was reliable for much of the year. He has speed and height and solid route running. He will develop into a solid pro.

MichiganStan

January 2nd, 2019 at 12:12 AM ^

He outright stated that he was heading to the NFL because he was harassed by Michigan fans after the OSU game? No he did not

Ive seen numerous Michigan players say they've received shit talk from fans recently. It didn't make them declare for the NFL draft over it

Gentry isn't leaving because he received some smack talk after the OSU game. That's a fucking silly ass narrative. He's leaving because he received a good grade for the NFL draft. Simple as that

chunkums

January 2nd, 2019 at 12:58 AM ^

I didn't mean to insinuate that he left specifically because of shitty fans. I was just trying to point out that he made it a point to talk about it in public recently. If someone is on the fence, feeling unappreciated is something that could give them a little push. The amount of toxic sludge this fanbase hurled at him over one bad game was excessive.

MaizeBlueA2

January 2nd, 2019 at 5:37 AM ^

He did say he was being harrassed - never said that's why he was leaving. But it was clear that's what was pushing this "decision."

His talent/experience says "get a token draft grade and come back to school." Guys who are MUCH more NFL ready had already made their decision to come back. Gentry's lingered forever, there's definitely more to the story.

I can't fault anyone for assuming the way the fanbase has treated him is the "more to the story" after he's already said that it's happening.

If the decision was "NFL Draft" or "Transfer" - well, I'd go to the draft too rather than sit a year or learn a new system as a grad transfer. May as well get on a roster if you have a M-degree in your hand.