DetroitLionsForum.com
Please support the forum by using this link to shop with our sponsor:

Go Back   DetroitLionsForum.com > Sports Discussion Forums > University of Michigan

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 28th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #21
Jamie H
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,793
Reading an analysis of Fairley, it was mentioned that he has bad "work habits". Anyone pay a lot of attention to him at Auburn? I don't know much about him.
Jamie H is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old April 29th, 2011, 09:52 AM   #22
JRB
Senior Member
 
JRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 1,417
Nick Fairley, to me, is a guy that's gotten by on phenomenal quickness and athletic abilities. I have no first-hand knowledge of his work habits, obviously, but having seen him in the last couple of years at Auburn, I can say he was a dominant defensive player last year. He's going to have to work on his pad level-- he made a lot of plays last year by standing up off the snap and running through gaps. That's not going to fly nearly as often against NFL offensive linemen. He's also going to have to work on stopping at the whistle-- he drew a lot of silly personal fouls last year because he loses control of his emotions and plays too aggressively. Having said all that, I can't fault the Lions for taking him, because I thought he was the best talent available at that pick. He has all the tools. When he was on, he was all but unblockable at the collegiate level last year. He's going to a team with excellent defensive coaches and a franchise DT to emulate in Ndamukong Suh. This ought to work.
JRB is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old April 29th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #23
JRB
Senior Member
 
JRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 1,417
Jonas Mouton goes in the second round to the Chargers. That's a surprise...
JRB is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old April 29th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #24
WM Wolverine
Senior Member
 
WM Wolverine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,557
Not sure what GR had his LB's doing but Ezeh/Mouton looked to both be thinking way too much, seems that they had multiple gaps to fill (rare & unlikely)... I would've projected him as a second rounder maybe after his sophomore season till GR got ahold of him.
WM Wolverine is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old April 29th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #25
JRB
Senior Member
 
JRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 1,417
I'm pretty sure Greg Robinson wasn't sure what he had his LBs doing, either. Mouton has a lot of talent, but the Chargers have to be very confident in their developmental abilities to take Mouton there. I thought Mouton would be fortunate to sneak into the end of the third round.
JRB is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old April 29th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #26
JRB
Senior Member
 
JRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 1,417
And Ryan Mallett gets to back up a Michigan QB again.
JRB is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old April 30th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #27
Jamie H
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,793
If Mouton is really worth a 2nd rounder, it just makes Michigan's old defensive coaches look even worse. I thought the excuse was they didn't have any talent to work with?
Jamie H is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old May 25th, 2011, 06:44 PM   #28
Chuck Mallory
Senior Member
 
Chuck Mallory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 868
Just watched the show on ESPN The Brady Six. Great show if your a M fan. Lots of nice Michigan footage, Carr, Henson interviews. Anyone else catch this. Henson, although he left us high and dry is a class act and a Michigan man, if he would of stayed that last year at M may still be playing, or at least be rich as hell.
Chuck Mallory is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old May 25th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #29
lineygoblue
Senior Member
 
lineygoblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8,085
Henson still won't admit that he made a bad move.

Steinbrenner's dollars would have still been available to him after he graduated. The only reason he made the offer was because he wanted to help O-Lie-O win a game.
__________________
I put my phone on "airplane" mode, and now its in a holding pattern over Atlanta
lineygoblue is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old May 25th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #30
Jeff Buchanan
Senior Member
 
Jeff Buchanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 6,422
That was tressel's first year ....... all part of the mass of roaches being discovered after truning the rock over on the osu football program since that lieing dirt-ball's arrival on the osu campus.
Jeff Buchanan is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old June 15th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #31
SeanB
Senior Member
 
SeanB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Saline, MI
Posts: 727
From a fantasy site, pretty funny, and true, statement about Pryor's presser yesterday:

Agent Drew Rosenhaus put on a performance straight out of Jerry Maguire, insisting Pryor is a first-round supplemental prospect, a high character player, and perhaps the most unique quarterback athlete the NFL has seen. Back here on Planet Earth, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reiterated that Pryor is seen as no more than a mid-round pick. Several GMs have told Mort that they want to be sure Pryor is willing to consider a move to a "Jermichael Finley-type" of tight end down the line if they're going to use a supplemental pick this year.
SeanB is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old June 16th, 2011, 01:23 PM   #32
Mike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Linden, MI
Posts: 3,682
Jake Long is ranked the #1 NFL offensive lineman by his peers.

http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/wh...jake-long-rank
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old June 16th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #33
Jamie H
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,793
Not surprising. Jake is a monster. And to think we almost lost him in that fire before he even played a down for Michigan.
Jamie H is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old June 16th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #34
lineygoblue
Senior Member
 
lineygoblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8,085
He was only ranked a 3 star as a junior at Lapeer East HS. Even by time he signed with Michigan, he was only ranked a 4 star.

Congratulations to Jake.
__________________
I put my phone on "airplane" mode, and now its in a holding pattern over Atlanta
lineygoblue is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old June 16th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #35
Jamie H
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,793
Jake really grew into his frame. O-Linemen are somewhat hard to predict because so much of their future ability is tied to how they mature physically.
Jamie H is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old June 17th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #36
WingsFan
Senior Member
 
WingsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor MI
Posts: 8,490
Fun Fact of the day- The Patriots now have the longest steak in Boston without a championship.
WingsFan is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old June 19th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #37
Mike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Linden, MI
Posts: 3,682
No city deserves that type of success. I'm envious.
Mike is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old July 24th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #38
geo weidl
Senior Member
 
geo weidl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 797
Last weekend, my son Jamie and I had the opportunity to attend a CFL night game between the Montreal Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts. The game was played at Stade Percival Molson Stadium, a comfortable bench seating capacity of 25,000, which is shared by both the Alouettes and McGill University. It was an enjoyable evening with temperatures around the high 70ís. For me, a preview of what will be, come September 10th.




A few players from the B10 that you may remember. Playing for Montreal #30 Dahrran Diedrick, RB from Nebraska 2002



Also playing for Montreal #69 Eric Wilson of Michigan 2000 at DT (left side of pic). For the Argos #56 Rob Murphy, OT from OSU 1999 (he is the one on the right side of the pic with the tattoo on his right arm).

geo weidl is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old July 24th, 2011, 12:50 PM   #39
lineygoblue
Senior Member
 
lineygoblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8,085
heh @ the official with the red flag sticking out of his pocket ... tsk .. tsk .. .. so tacky.
__________________
I put my phone on "airplane" mode, and now its in a holding pattern over Atlanta
lineygoblue is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old July 24th, 2011, 07:00 PM   #40
drok
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 619
Nice pics!
drok is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © DetroitLionsForum.com.
This site is a non-profit fan site and IS NOT affiliated with the NFL or Detroit Lions or any other sports team. Please visit the official site of the Detroit Lions for official information on the Lions.