Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now?

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Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 8:56 AM (permalink)
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Shane played well, but I didn't see anything out there that would lead me to believe he gives us a better chance at winning next year than Gardner
 
 
 
 
 
The defense, on the other hand, is pathetic

 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:02 PM (permalink)
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Gardner has the mobility so he probably gives us a better chance of winning but Morris throws the ball WAY better than Gardner.  His mechanics are far better and he's accurate.  Gardner is neither and can be a turnover machine.  One thing is for sure, if Gardner gets hurt next year I will have NO worries with Morris playing.

 
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:09 PM (permalink)
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Shane played well, but I didn't see anything out there that would lead me to believe he gives us a better chance at winning next year than Gardner



The defense, on the other hand, is pathetic

 
you serious?  you're gonna judge a tr fr's first start against a 4th year junior's body of work and say definitively that he's not better than gardner?  the app st game is on august 30 2014.  you don't think Morris can improve in 9 months?  I for one, want to see an open competition at QB for next year.  after what I saw last night, I believe that morris, after spring/summer/fall practices and workouts, increased knowledge of the playbook (insert joke here), morris MIGHT be a better option. 
 



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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:13 PM (permalink)
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dead serious.  It takes more than throwing the ball 100 mph........Like TK said, it'll be nice having a quality backup, but I think Gardner gives us the best chance.
 
 
And Morris should be the starter after next season.  I think we're in good hands in the future, as soon as we get rid of some terrible coaches.

 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:13 PM (permalink)
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I definitely think Morris's performance will put the necessary pressure on DG in spring ball for sure. Which is a good thing. Hes gonna be a good one, cant wait to see him mature into a great QB!
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:14 PM (permalink)
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Shane played well, but I didn't see anything out there that would lead me to believe he gives us a better chance at winning next year than Gardner



The defense, on the other hand, is pathetic


you serious?  you're gonna judge a tr fr's first start against a 4th year junior's body of work and say definitively that he's not better than gardner?  the app st game is on august 30 2014.  you don't think Morris can improve in 9 months?  I for one, want to see an open competition at QB for next year.  after what I saw last night, I believe that morris, after spring/summer/fall practices and workouts, increased knowledge of the playbook (insert joke here), morris MIGHT be a better option. 


 
BEFORE last night's game I said no way Morris will ever start in front of DG.  Now?  I would have no problem with it whatsoever and would certainly not have any problem yanking Gardner if he's playing poorly in a game.  As far as I'm concerned, whatever gap was there is all but gone.  Morris looked like anything BUT a freshman making his first start.

 
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:20 PM (permalink)
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Gardners ability to improvise and get out and run is what''s going to keep him in the starters roll.  I don't think we'll see any offensive line improvement.  Running game will continue to suck.  We're going to have to rely on our QB to be our lead rusher apparantley, so that means Gardner is our best option.........of course, this is all IMO

 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:21 PM (permalink)
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Put the Morris vs. DG debate to bed? I'm sorry, you must have forgotten which fanbase you are dealing with.
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:36 PM (permalink)
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Yes, this is the fan base that still debates Rich Rod.  Need I say more?

 
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:38 PM (permalink)
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Gardner vs Morris is a mere distraction from the real sh!tshow going on.
 
It's akin to bad loss after bad loss under RR when the D was torched yet again and all the usual questions had been asked during the presser, so the media would start asking about the health of Fitz Toussaint and when he might play because the reaon they were losing had anything to do with the RB position.  
 
Then again, if nothing is going to change w/ the staff, you guys who are willing to follow this program unconditionally will need something to talk about, so carry on.
 
 
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:45 PM (permalink)
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Morris should start.  Move Devin to WR.  You want a turnover machine?  Or a real QB who can throw the ball with accuracy?
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 3:01 PM (permalink)
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Morris should start.  Move Devin to WR.  You want a turnover machine?  Or a real QB who can throw the ball with accuracy?

Gardner 208/345, 2,960 YDS, 21 TD / 11 INT  (or 1 pick every 31.3 passes)
Morris 29/47, 261 YDS, 0 TD / 2 INT (or 1 pick every 23.5 passes)
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 3:33 PM (permalink)
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HE CAN THROW THE BALL HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ZOMG!!!!!!!
 
 
 
It's put to bed for me.  It's the Gardner show in 2014.  But it'll be nice to know we have a quality backup

 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 4:09 PM (permalink)
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Shane Morris was the ONLY bright spot in one of the most dismal games I've ever seen Michigan play.  Kid's going to be a true star someday. 
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 8:36 PM (permalink)
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Shane Morris was the ONLY bright spot in one of the most dismal games I've ever seen Michigan play.  Kid's going to be a true star someday. 

 
Agree.  Frankly, it was the only reason I watched the game.  Otherwise I'm not real interested in this team.

 
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 9:01 PM (permalink)
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Phrint


Morris should start.  Move Devin to WR.  You want a turnover machine?  Or a real QB who can throw the ball with accuracy?


Gardner owns the 2 best single-game passing performances by a Mich QB in the school's 134 yr history.

He also just had the 2nd best-single season passing numbers in program history with 3,000 yds (60% completion) and 21TD's (only 4 off Mich's single season record of 25 by both Grbac and Henne). He threw a ton of picks early in the season, but only 1 INT in the last 6 games.

He did all this with absolutely NO offensive line while being sacked 34 times (for reference, Mich only gave up 36 sacks the previous 2 years combined).

And lastly, the kid could have easily packed it in, but he continuously fought, and fought hard, playing injured and showing he's a tough kid that can be a leader on this team moving forward.

He has all the physically tools to be a very good college QB, but can Borges develop him? Can he get some help from his OL? Help from the run game?

Go Blue!!

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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Sunday, December 29, 2013 10:26 PM (permalink)
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If you look at the numbers, DG accounted for a higher % of the offense than Denard did. All with the worse performing offensive line and running game in the last 40yrs at Michigan. Kid played injured for half the season, including playing the 2nd half of the Ohio State game with a broken toe.

Michigan fans have always been fickle, but this is cluelessness.
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Monday, December 30, 2013 11:08 AM (permalink)
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Gardner is Tony Romo Jr. He has all kinds of talent but doesn't have it between the ears. He makes decisions that make Admiral Ozzle's decision to come out of light speed too close to Hoth look good, and look what happened to him.
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Monday, December 30, 2013 11:57 AM (permalink)
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We are now saying that Gardner's decision making is so bad that it has galactic (albeit a fictional galaxy) repercussions?
 
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Re:Can we put the Morris vs DG battle to bed now? Monday, December 30, 2013 12:14 PM (permalink)
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looking at the whole season, and not just his 2/3 best games, it was sub-par.  games against indiana and OSU especially inflated his stats.  against NW, he should have thrown about 5 INTs if the wildcats didn't have the worst luck of any team in the country.  against UCONN and UNL, his body language was completely apathetic and disinterested.
 
with that being said, I'll be the first to say that he didn't have much help in terms of an OL or a run game, and not enough WR weapons (funchess still having drop issues).  yes, he took a pounding, moreso than any other UM QB that I can remember. 
 
the thing is, he physical/natural talents that shane doesn't have, and he has the POTENTIAL to be a top 3 QB in the country.  i really believe that.  but potential is worhtless unless it's actually realized, and if he's making mistakes at such a high rate that it's detrimental to team success, then shane (or bellomy) deserves to get a shot.  whatever happened to the saying "the expectation is for the position, not the player?"
 
i'll say it again, I'm not calling for morris to be the starter against app state right now, just saying there should be open competition for qb in 2014, as well as for all positions



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