Highlights: Michigan’s 2017 Offense

Highlights: Michigan’s 2017 Offense


December 16, 2017

6 comments

  1. Comments: 1154
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Roanman
    Dec 16, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    8:39 for your season’s offensive highlights isn’t very good.

    I know I’ve beat this to death, but watch Speight flinch at contact at least twice in this highlight vid. I liked him coming in, I liked him way better than Thunder, not nearly as much as Lanky, but compare him facing incoming pressure last year before he got hurt with the way he stepped into throws this year. He wasn’t right, somewhere ,,, not even close to being the same kid.

    JBB is a lummox pass blocking. If he latches on to you drive blocking, you’re going for a ride, whether you like it or not.

    Remember when someone around here was babbling about how Gentry was a fail that hadn’t shown anything. Oopsies … as usual.

    I think McDoom is a real slot receiver and good for more than reverses and jets.

    I’ve heard two different guys now with the opinion that maybe what Harbaugh is mad about concerning our S&C program is Onwenu not being able to stay on the field for an entire game. That would make me mad.

    I believe your offensive line next year will be Spanellis, Bredeson, Ruiz, Onwenu, Stueber. I’m pulling for Newsome with all my heart, I just don’t think it’s gonna happen. I like JBB probably more than most people around here, but he has a loooonnngggg way to go when it comes to pass blocking, and frankly, I’m tired of our QBs getting pounded.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2626
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Dec 17, 2017 at 9:25 AM

      I agree that Speight wasn’t quite the same as he was last year. You could see it in the spring game, too. Maybe the injuries to his shoulder over the years caused him to lose confidence in his body. Maybe he knew the OL was weak.

      I agree that Michigan should try to use McDoom more. He doesn’t appear to have the greatest hands, but he’s a guy who can run bubble routes, slot fades, etc.

      I hope you’re not going left to right on the OL. Spanellis isn’t a left tackle. I think you might have the other guys right, but with Stueber at LT perhaps…and someone else at RT, like Bushell-Beatty. It’s going to be tough to replace a fifth year senior with about a season of starting experience under his belt.

      • Comments: 1154
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        Roanman
        Dec 17, 2017 at 11:52 AM

        Actually, I was. Mostly, only because, I’m not sure I want a redshirt freshman with no minutes as my left tackle. I really like Stueber. In particular, I really like his commitment to changing his body and training, I believe that quality to be significantly underrated across all of athletics. And while I agree that Spanellis isn’t really a left tackle, he did show some feet and an ability to shuffle, find a target, then engage and lock on that surprised me more than a little. I know, it was more akin to pulling type movement, but compared to JBB trying to get his ample posterior in gear, Spanellis looks like Jackie “Frickin” Slater moving around out there. Plus there’s the smarts thing, after my QB and then Center, I’m wanting my left tackle to be a smart kid. I would prefer not much in the way of mistakes there.

  2. Comments: 832
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    WindyCityBlue
    Dec 17, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Stat of the year: We had more passing touchdowns in 2008 (11) than we had this year (9).

    Who was saying that if Speight threw 30 TD passes this year, he’d probably be off to the NFL?

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2626
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Dec 17, 2017 at 9:33 AM

      a) To be fair, *if* Speight threw 30 TD passes this year, then I could totally see him being off to the NFL. But you could probably say that about any draft-eligible player. When you throw 30 TD passes, your stock is going to be pretty high.

      b) The person who was suggesting that was possible doesn’t really comment here much anymore.

      c) I believe this is the post/discussion you’re referencing: http://touch-the-banner.com/2017-season-countdown-21-brandon-peters/

      • Comments: 832
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        WindyCityBlue
        Dec 17, 2017 at 8:39 PM

        My point really was that Nick Sheridan and Steven Threet threw more TD passes in the worst year this team’s had in a half century than we did last year.

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