- Nov 3, 2008
- Reaction score
Hole Poll: What grade would you give the Gophers offense in the Michigan game?
They got pushed around.
Ok, D+We probably shoulda scored 35 points on a great Michigan Defense. Got stopped on the GL. Also had a bogus penalty on GL that ended with a field goal. What should've basically amounted to 35 points if things go our way against that team deserves better than a D.
They couldn't block people all night. Morgan looked scared and ordinary, although I don't blame him for looking scared, his Oline got pushed around all night. Unimaginative play calling. Ibrahim looked a step slow. Spann-Ford invisible again. They basically put the game out of reach at the end of the first half, when they needed to score.Care to elaborate on why other than "We got pushed around"?
They couldn't block people all night. Morgan looked scared and ordinary, although I don't blame him for looking scared, his Oline got pushed around all night. Unimaginative play calling. Ibrahim looked a step slow. Spann-Ford invisible again.
They look earned a D, and I'm not the only poster to think so.
PJ mentioned in the presser that all the TEs have made great progress in terms of becoming part of the passing game. I don't know how many downs each TE played and of those downs I don't know how many had each TE running a receiving route. That said, I'm sure if someone went back and analyzed you'd see other TEs ran routes and it just happened that they weren't targeted for whatever reason (being covered, Morgan didn't complete all his reads, pocket collapsed too quickly, etc).Also, as someone said in the other thread: is Ko Kieft really supposed to be a major receiving threat for us, this year? I truly mean no offense to him... he's a tank.
We've gotta figure out how to get the ball to some other folks, through the air. Can Mo catch? Check it down to him. Need someone like Dan Jackson open in space. Get him the rock, and let him boogy.
Morgan needs to learn those check-downs and shorter passes, if we're not going to keep the TE and RB in to pass-block on every passing play, like Ciarrocca did last year.