Thursday, January 13, 2011

I think Denard Robinson will stay and star for Brady Hoke

Denard Robinson was the perfect quarterback for Rich Rodriguez's system at Michigan, but will he be such an ideal fit for new Michigan coach Brady Hoke.
I would think so. I don't see Hoke taking his best asset - and just discarding it. You know, like Rodriguez did with Ryan Mallet. There is a lot there to work with in Robinson. He is not only a truly great runner, but a far better passer than many fans give him credit. Last season, he completed 62 percent of his passes with 18 TDs and 11 interceptions. He was a sophomore, and in his first year as a starter, so he undoubtedly will improve.
From what I'm hearing, Robinson is staying. From what I am hearing, Hoke gave athletic director David Brandon the right answers about Robinson. I would be surprised if Robinson is not more efficient - and just as spectacular - under Hoke's watch.



Random Thoughts

- Greg Monroe has played surprisingly well for the Pistons lately, so there has been some hope, but they badly need the proposed three-way trade with the Nets and Nuggets - or something - to go through. Richard Hamilton's time, as good as it has been overall with the Pistons, is clearly done. And yes, I do think it was disrespectful not to play him Wednesday vs. Memphis.
Also, Zack Randolph and Rudy Guy just killed the Pistons inside. Where was Charlie V? Not a good minutes from him.

- Would the Tigers sign another reliever? Seems like Brian Fuentes and Rafael Soriano would cost more than they'd be willing to pay, but Grant Balfour and Jon Rauch could be possibilities.

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7 Comments:

Blogger The D - Zone said...

I think he should transfer, to a spread offense. He probably has a little chance for NFL. Why not let him enjoy his 4-5 years in college. Kind of like Chase Daniels or Colt Brennan. They are system QBs who rightfully so dominate college opponents.

1:25 PM 
Blogger Barry said...

Pat, I think your fifth rightnander in the pen should be your swingman. Unless your thinking to make Zoom as your swingman and slowly introduce him to starting. Can't hurt, he gets hurt relieving so starting isn't more riskier for him.

2:16 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't understand why Robinson would want to stay with Michigan.

He could be a star with a really good coach - experienced in coaching the spread. And two years.

Michigan is on their heels, having to pay off an average coaches' $1M contract payout. It's telling that it was just $1M.

6:53 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't understand why Robinson would want to stay with Michigan.

He could be a star with a really good coach - experienced in coaching the spread. And two years.

Michigan is on their heels, having to pay off an average coaches' $1M contract payout. It's telling that it was just $1M.

6:53 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

The D-Zone,
I think it would be wise of Michigan to use Robinson's skill in conjunction with a conventional. Do believe it can work. He is a special talent.
Caputo

2:58 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Barry,
I think Zumaya will be fine this season - and really help the Tigers. His injury is one that should fully heal. I'd keep him in the bullpen for now. KInd of hard to change it - especially now that the Tigers have Penny.
Caputo

3:00 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Anonymous,
Maybe he wants to stay to rebuild program, and like it up here.
Caputo

3:01 AM 

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