Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Aidan Hutchinson

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23Nov 2022
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Aidan Hutchinson

Aidan Hutchinson (image via Lions Wire)

Detroit Lions defensive end Aidan Hutchinson made 3 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 interception, which he returned for 20 yards, in a 31-18 win over the New York Giants. It’s his second interception of the season. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

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  • Devin Bush, LB (Pittsburgh Steelers): Bush made 7 tackles in a 37-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Frank Clark, DE (Kansas City Chiefs): Clark made 2 tackles and 1 fumble recovery in a 30-27 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
  • Nico Collins, WR (Houston Texans): Collins made 5 catches for 48 yards in a 23-10 loss to the Washington Commanders.
  • Mike Danna, DE (Kansas City Chiefs): Danna made 4 tackles and 2 sacks in the win over the Chargers.
  • Brandon Graham, OLB (Philadelphia Eagles): Graham made 3 tackles and 1 sack in a 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR (Cleveland Browns): Peoples-Jones made 5 catches for 61 yards and 1 touchdown in a 31-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
7Oct 2021
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady completed 22/43 passes for 269 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in a 19-17 win over the New England Patriots. Those numbers aren’t that exciting . . . except for the fact that in the win against his old team, he also became the all-time passing yardage leader in NFL history. He has now thrown for 80,560 yards, passing Drew Brees.

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  • LB Devin Bush, Jr. (Steelers): Bush made 6 tackles and 1 sack in a 27-17 loss to the Packers.
  • DE Mike Danna (Chiefs): Danna made 4 tackles and 2 sacks in a 42-30 win over the Eagles.
  • LB Rashan Gary (Packers): Gary made 6 tackles and 1 sack in a 27-17 win over the Steelers.
  • DT Chris Wormley (Steelers): Wormley made 4 tackles and 1 forced fumble in a 27-17 loss to the Packers.
15Sep 2021
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Sep 9, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady continues to play like a much younger man. The 44-year-old Brady completed 32/50 passes for 379 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions in a 31-29 win over the Cowboys on Thursday night. His first interception was a screen pass thrown to running back Leonard Fournette that was right at his facemask and bounced off his hands, and the second was a Hail Mary attempt that was picked off by Jourdan Lewis at the end of the first half. Here’s his first touchdown of the 2021 season:

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7Feb 2021
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The Super Bowl is tonight

Tom Brady (image via The Sporting News)

Michigan has several representatives in the Super Bowl tonight, and if you’re rooting based on Michigan ties, the Kansas City Chiefs are your team:

  • DE Taco Charlton (reserve/injured)
  • DE Frank Clark
  • DE Mike Danna
  • QB Chad Henne
  • OG Patrick Omameh (practice squad)

If you’re rooting for the GOAT, Tom Brady, then here are your fellow Wolverines:

  • QB Tom Brady
  • P Matt Wile (practice squad)

Either way, tonight is going to be a good night for at least a couple wearers of the Maize and Blue.

What’s your prediction?

I’ll say 34-27, Chiefs.

26Apr 2020
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2020 NFL Draft Recap

Cesar Ruiz (image via Newsweek)

Round 1 (#24 overall): Cesar Ruiz – C – New Orleans Saints
This was about where most people thought Ruiz would come off the board. I heard some talk about the Saints wanting to groom him for 2021 and beyond, but I think that’s crazy talk. You don’t draft an offensive lineman in round one to let him sit on the bench. He could potentially play guard for a year or more, though. Ultimately, Ruiz goes to a great spot with a team that could be in the running for a Super Bowl.

Round 2 (#60 overall): Josh Uche – OLB – New England Patriots
I have to imagine Uche will see some immediate playing time in New England’s versatile scheme. The Patriots can do a lot of things with him, and he should play a role similar to what he did at Michigan. They should use him to rush off the edge and then also line him up at inside linebacker occasionally and run some stunts. Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins both left New England in the off-season, so the Patriots needed to replenish the linebacker position. He joins former college teammate Chase Winovich, and those two could be rushing the QB from opposite edges in 2020.

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