FanPost

Wolverines go 3-0, but still have issues.

   I am happy to see such a good start for the Maize and Blue. I had a feeling that Hoke would turn out to be good hire and so far he's justifying that hunch of mine. However, this good start does not mean I'm willing to bury my head in the sand when it comes to the obvious weaknesses we still have.

   First of all, we continue to have abysmally slow starts on offense. While we have been able to overcome them so far, they will end up costing us when we begin Big 10 play. Second, we also have trouble getting going with our run defense as well. Again, these slow starts will cost us in league play when we start playing quality teams. 

   Now comes the part where I will probably get attacked somewhat. Denard Robinson. He is obviously an athlete of the highest magnitude and I know he is learning a new offensive system. However, his accuracy is still suspect. I'll overlook the wide open receivers he didn't see because he's still learning the Borges system, but his overthrows to open receivers that he targets and his tendency to throw into double coverage and pray is not something I want to see much more of. His touch passing is almost nonexistent. He only seems to be comfortable throwing 5-15 yards on a rope. Anything shorter or longer where he has to put some air underneath it and his accuracy goes all to hell. Those long passes he hit last week , with maybe 1 or 2 exceptions, were more the work of the receiver than him. If he can't start being successful with more of his throws we are going to start losing games when we start to play real defenses.

   Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I do see progress in our run game when it comes to using our actual running backs which is good because it'll put Denard at less risk. Also, the seam routes to TE's and slot receivers we're hitting off play action are working out pretty well too. There is alot I'm seeing that gives me hope, but also alot that makes me worry. We are definitely a better team already, but we still have a fair amount of work to do on both sides of the ball before we can become the truly dominating force that the Wolverines have been historically.

Any opinions expressed in Fanposts or Fanshots are not the opinions of Maize n Brew. Peruse at your own risk.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Maize n Brew

You must be a member of Maize n Brew to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Maize n Brew. You should read them.

Join Maize n Brew

You must be a member of Maize n Brew to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Maize n Brew. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker