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Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

Posted on: September 27, 2010 11:33 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Considering that Denard Robinson accounted for roughly 99% of the Michigan offense in the team's first three games, it's pretty hard to blame Michigan fans everywhere for holding their breath when Robinson went down during the first quarter against Bowling Green on Saturday.  There probably isn't a single player more important to any team in the country.

If Michigan wants to compete for the Big Ten title this season, it needs Robinson.  Tate Forcier and Devin Gardner may have filled in quite well in Robinson's absence on Saturday, but the rest of the Big Ten isn't Bowling Green.  Which is why Wolverines fans can be relieved to know that Robinson is going to play against Indiana this Saturday as a few days of rest is all his knee needs to heal.

In fact, Michigan quarterbacks coach Rod Smith said Robinson could have come back into the game against Bowling Green had it actually been competitive in the second half.  Instead Smith and Rich Rodriguez decided to take the cautious route, as both men know how important Robinson is to the team's success and don't want to risk an injury if they don't have to.

Which is something Rodriguez is also trying to preach to his quarterback.

"I wish he would have stepped out before he got hit," said Rodriguez, who said a few days of rest should be enough. "That was the first thing. Denard is such a competitive guy, he wants to score on every snap. You don't want to hinder him from that thought, because sometimes he can. But when a hit's inevitable and you're not going to get anymore yards, scoot out of bounds and go to the next play."


Not surprising to hear considering how Rodriguez's job is tied to Robinson's health as well.  The last thing he needs is for Robinson to go down to an injury and then watch his team go 1-7 in conference play again this season like they did in 2009, because he won't survive it for a second year.
Comments

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2010 6:54 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

He has nothing more that a bruise. He was cleared to play in the 2nd half by team doctors, but there was no reason for him to go back in. I mean its not like he was the favored heisman player in the preseason, hasnt done much and boosted his stats versus, umm lets say EMU?!? I see the preseason favorite is #3 and even #5 now in most polls.

Jess sayin; he picked the wrong team.

1964 lives forever.



Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2010 5:42 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

Your team is so much better than IU- look at how far ahead of them you finished last year. Oh, what's that? You both went 1-7 in conference play? And indiana nearly beat you in the big house. But you escaped thanks to a crap INT call. These teams are similar. Pretty good offense, shaky defense. I'm not guaranteeing a W here, but if you think IU is a cupcake on your schedule, you don't know much about the rest of the big ten.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2010 5:17 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

Actually, they are.  My comment on Indiana was made simply because they should not even need him for that game.  But, if he is completely recovered, then he should play and shine. 



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2010 5:11 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

He hasn't even played Indiana yet.  And ND and UConn are no slouches.



Since: Aug 11, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:38 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

I think Robinson looks fantastic so far this year, but he is putting these numbers up against absolute nobodies.  BG and Indiana?  Whatever.
You play the teams that are on your schedule. Plain and simple. I haven't seen anybody else this season putting up numbers like Robinson, regardless of who they're playing.



Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:33 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

Not surprising to hear considering how Rodriguez's job is tied to Robinson's health as well.  The last thing he needs is for Robinson to go down to an injury and then watch his team go 1-7 in conference play again this season like they did in 2009, because he won't survive it for a second year.


I'm surprised the snake didn't run him out there in the second half with bum leg and al, I really was.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:27 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

I think Robinson looks fantastic so far this year, but he is putting these numbers up against absolute nobodies.  BG and Indiana?  Whatever.



Since: Feb 15, 2009
Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:26 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

Correction wiseguy...129 yards 2 TD's in FIVE MINUTES in the first quarter Cool
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Just to clarify, it was 129 yards in five minutes of Michigan's possession time, about 9 minutes into the game.



Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:02 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

This was the first time I got a glimpse of him and boy o' boy is he good. His style is a very unique. Vick was the flashy one, tebow the hard nose runner robinson is more a hybrid ala chris johnson who has great vision good power and jukes and top tier speed.

As for his throwing he really is a one read qb right now, but i don't think rich rod even gameplans beyond that.




Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: September 27, 2010 3:56 pm
 

Denard Robinson will play against Indiana

1,548 yards and 24 TD's would have been good numbers.




Only the SEC runs up scores and stats like that.


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