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Ah, "M guys that I know", wink wink.
Of course, he's gone now, and there are obviously better players to replace those leaving.
These new 4*s are awesome, those old 4*s sucked.
Rinse and repeat from now until kickoff next year (every year).
*Sigh* All right, couldn't find the thread I was looking for (shocker, I know ), so rather than start another one, here's a post on how Shoelaces is doing in his attempt to convince the NFL that his speed alone will make him a threat at WR:
Robinson, for his part, is looking pretty iffy against college senior[ defensive back]s who are playing together for the first time (except for Connecticut cornerbacks Dwayne Gratz and Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who are both on the North team defense) in mixed coverages, which makes one wonder what will become of him when -- and if -- people like Darrelle Revis, Charles Tillman, and Richard Sherman get their shots at him.
Few question Robinson's athleticism -- after all, it's the same trait that allowed him to make play after astounding play on Saturday afternoons. But there's track speed, and there's receiver speed, and right now, Robinson doesn't know the difference. ...
[H]e's dropped a lot of balls this week, and once a defender locks him up, Robinson doesn't yet understand how to use his hands to separate. And that's a problem at the NFL level -- it doesn't matter how much pure speed you have, because there's someone just as fast who can cover you, and you will get shadowed into oblivion if you don't have at least some positional concepts together.
Robinson is also trying to adapt as a punt returner, but after dropping three of eight potential returns on the first day of practice, his primary problem became more clear -- being a receiver and returner is a lot harder than it looks.
From the blog Shutdown Corner: FAIRHOPE, Ala. -- Well, we knew it was going to be a process. When former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson announced that he would enter the 2013 NFL Draft as a receiver, we knew it would take some time before Robinson, … Continue reading →
Thank you, Denicos.
He'll be in Bolivia soon enough
He needs to kill off a fake girlfriend to inflate his status and get drafted out of sympathy and his courage to fight on.
Here's my take and I know it's probably unpopular but I don't really care. I've never really HATED Robinson...he was an overrated myth on a very MEDIOCRE team for 4 years, but overall he shouldn't be blamed for all the bluster and BS surrounding him. THAT is on the douches in AA...the media in Detroit and of course at the Big Ten Network who licked his sack too. He was exciting in the open field but he showed against Bama and S.Carolina what a team with equal speed to his would do to him: shut him DOWN.
DId you ever notice Michigan and Hoke hardly EVER let him do interviews? I saw him interviewed this week and I felt bad for him: literally. The guy is childlike mentally and just seems dumb as a box of rocks. As for his combine implosion to this point, that's squarely on Hoke and Borges. They should have transitioned to Gardner this year from the get go but didn't have the stones. I honestly don't hate the kid and wonder why some on here do. He "beat" us once and even then struggled like hell. Kinda wish he was around for a few more seasons truthfully.
.......one more thing: anyone that doesn't think he'll be taken VERY late in the draft or as an undrafted free agent is crazy. He can be valuable returning the ball and as a slot receiver if they stash him on the practice squad for a couple seasons and bring him along. Beats working a 9-5 job
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What arena team will he be playing for in two years?
"I think the world is run by C students"
I feel like this is how Denard learned to throw in a similar way...
On a side note the only way he will succeed in the NFL is as a Percy Harvin type, that of course after he learns how to catch. I also second whoever said they wish he wasn't leaving UofM. Personally I liked Michigan having a qb who can't throw. Hopefully Gardener studies and learns all of Denard's tactics.
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Well over-hyped player, but where would UofM have been without him? Not sure they would have made a bowl game at all the last few years.
I reckon so.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Fake QB with a fake girlfriend
Well, the results are in--North/South game. Robinson, 1 rush for -3 yards, 2 catches for 21 yards, plus a drop on a kick-off (which he recovered). Not good for career.
And, Kiper thought Robinson was 2nd round stuff...
Scouts left the Senior Bowl on Wednesday after the final padded practices of the week, and their impressions of Michigan's Denard Robinson as a receiver were decidedly unfavorable. 'Not good,' one AFC scout told the Free Press. 'I think he took himself from like the third, fourth round to like the sixth, seventh round.'
Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan surprised pretty much everyone, including ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, with his recent decision to return for his final year of eligibility.
This post was edited by Loose Stools 18 months ago
Fake QB with fake Heismans and fake success needs to add dead fake girlfriend to avoid being drafted in only a fake draft.
Even worse without him... He will get his shot at the NFL.
'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable'
- President John F. Kennedy
IIRC, Kiper also gave Millen an A grade for the 2005 draft where he picked up Mike Williams, Shaun Cody, Stanley Wilson, Dan Orlovsky (yep, "the Polish Rifle"), Bill Swancutt, & Johnathan Goddard.
I have no idea why no one has picked up Kiper for help in their personnel office. He really knows his stuff.
Kiper is still believin'
"It’s not automatic he’s a receiver. He could be a corner, he could be a running back, could be a slot guy, a return man. There’s a lot of things that you figure, in a couple years, he can be coached up and get some experience at those positions....“If he runs a great 40, I still think the second round is not out of the realm of possibility,” Kiper said on a conference call today. “Put it this way: I’d rather have taken a guy like Denard Robinson in the second than (former West Virginia QB) Pat White. I thought Pat White was a reach in the second. (Miami) took him, he didn’t develop, and I didn’t think he was used properly. He didn’t want to be a receiver, he wanted to be a quarterback. The bottom line, I’ve seen players, in general, who didn’t have the potential that Denard Robinson had that went second round. So I’d say second or third round for Robinson. "
So, Kiper feels there's been other second round busts, and Robinson could easily be one, too? Memo to Kiper--the NFL drafts lots of fast guys who can actually play.
Kiper also briefly touched on Michigan State cornerback Johnny Adams.
This post was edited by Loose Stools 17 months ago
I think he'll bulk up and be a fullback...
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