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Story (Got this from MGoBlog).
Thoughts? We all knew he practiced at WR in the Spring, but this confirms that we will see it happen this Fall.
Best 11 on the field.
He may be the best receiver we have...and that is not an insult to the other guys.
Yep, devin is a great athlete so hopefully the move works out.
Assuming he can run good routes and has good hands I like it a lot. I have always been a fan of having him and Denard in the game at the same time even though it hasn't been that successful in the past. I felt like last year when you saw them both in the game there was some kind of trickery involved and defenses could pick that up. If they spend the majority of the game with them both on the field it will be harder for defenses to pick up on our trick plays.
This post was edited by GoBlue81 2 years ago
Good move. I like it. To me, the term "jump ball" terrifies me. I believe it also indicates an element of luck and wishful thinking. I am praying we dont have to resort to hanging them "jump balls" up there. I know a lot hinges on that... time in pocket, reading defense, route running. Sugar bowl was about all I can handle of that. That is all.
Ughhh. Jump balls are not luck. If you have a bigger receiver who can outjump a smaller DB it's a legitimate play. Also, WRs are generally better at finding the ball and making the adjustment to the ball than DBs. NFL teams run these plays all the time.
If this move doesn't really excite you, please watch:
Camping having lots of fun!!
I am super pumped to see what Gardner can do. I agree with above, best eleven on the field.
Thank you for the kind welcome.
Best 11 on the field for sure. Jump Ball + Calvin Johnson ain't luck it is a work of art. Jump Ball to a 5'9" receiver not so much.
I've been advocating for this move for over a year now.
I'm glad that the coaches have decided to do this.
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Denard will have an easier time playing 500 this year! Gallon and Tree are too short for that game.
Deep jump balls to DG in single coverage is a mismatch in our favor......can't wait to see this happen.
Awesome. He's gonna be a monster.
.. Im happy for the kid and very happy he stuck around- there's alot of schools he could be startin at QB...
This post was edited by Slugjuice 2 years ago
This is going to be a lot of fun to watch this fall. 36 more days.
I really like it, Bellomy looked very capable in the spring and Devin gives us a big and athletic target at wr where were hurtin for playmakers. I think he's definetly one of our best 11 on offense and like working him in better this way than the duece formation myself.
I was already excited about the move but that just made me ruin my shorts
think he's gona be great at WR,
This isn't a permanent move, they are getting the best athletes on the field. Still will be back-up qb and will play qb next year.
awesome athleticism, ty for posting. and lol at whoever was QBing that event; turned it into a good showcase for DG but my god...that pass to the flat at 1:55 that DG Woodsoned for seems like an awesome way to get your WR killed.
I cant wait for Borges to come out with the "trey" package, have Bellamy at QB, with both DG and Dennard in some crazy formation....the possibilities are endless....you can do some double reverses with them, reverse passed, reverse options, throwbacks....arcade type shit. DG getting reps at WR is going to dramatically improve his draft stock
He is definitely not the best receiver we have. If he was then he would be starting there, which he won't be. Roundtree and Gallon are both better. Just because you are a great athlete does not make you a good receiver. We'll see how this goes but my guess is you guys won't see DG on the field as a WR as much as you think. Just not realistic expectations to have out of a kid who has just started playing WR. Is he a good redzone threat? Ya, lead him to the pylon with a fade route and let him out jump the CB. But really we're not doing our offense any favors by having him at WR. Darboh and Chesson are good enough to come in and contribute along with Roundtree, Gallon, and G. Robinson. Our WR core doesn't have to be spectacular to have a good passing game because our running attack is so good; it naturally opens up opportunities to throw the ball.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
I don't agree, while as I mentioned above and want to reiterate this is not a permanent move I expect Devin to be on the field alot more then you think. He is an elite athlete period and one of our best offensive players, you have to find ways to get him on the field even if it's not at quarterback because he is just that talented. I think how Northwestern used Kain Colter last year would be a good guage as to how Michigan is going to use Devin this year... with probably less planned run calls then Colter got.
This post was edited by TheDudeAbides21 2 years ago
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