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Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

Posted on: September 25, 2010 3:33 pm
Edited on: September 25, 2010 5:07 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

At halftime I said that if the Wolverines were going to have an easy time in the second half of their contest against Bowling Green then the Michigan defense was going to have to tighten up.  It did, allowing only seven more points over the final 30 minutes.  Though the way the Michigan offense played with Tate Forcier at quarterback for an injured Denard Robinson, the defense could have relaxed a bit.

Forcier was fantastic for the Wolverines in Robinson's place.  After leading the Wolverines to a touchdown in the closing minutes of the second half, he picked up right where he left off in the second half.  Forcier led the Wolverines on six more touchdown drives and finished the day completing all 12 of his pass attempts for 110 yards and picked up 30 more with his legs en route to an easy 65-21 win.

In a year that saw Forcier starting fall practice without wings on his helmet, and was followed by seeing Forcier on the sidelines with a towel over his head during Michigan's opening victory over UConn before transfer rumors broke, today had to feel great for the sophomore quarterback.  Of course, who knows what this will mean as far as further playing time is concerned.

Before leaving the game with his knee injury Denard Robinson was playing like his usual amazing self.  He's in no danger of losing his starting gig, but given his history of getting dinged up during games, odds are that Forcier will see the field a bit more this season.

No doubt Michigan is happy to still have him.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:18 am
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

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Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2010 4:26 pm
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

See your missing the point and you stated it yourself Tebow played to contact and was a straight ahead runner. Sure you can hit Denard but your going to have to catch him first, he doesnt play off contact like Tebow does so this comparison carries no weight they are two completely different styles. How about Turner Gill at Nebraska in the 80's i guess he was too small as well.



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2010 2:31 pm
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

No one called him Tebow. I'm talking durability here. Tebow weighed about 235lbs give or take and Denard weighs what? 185? 190? Tebow could run over guys and take some hits because of how big he was. Denard seems like a tough kid, but I doubt his body can withstand the constant pounding he takes. And I agree that he seems like a good kid.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2010 2:04 am
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

I love michigan, Love Robinson.  But if this kid doesnt figure out how to avoid the hits he's taking against U-Con, U-Mas, and  BGSU he's going to get killed in the Big 10.  Although different, it is still similar in many ways to last year.  Forcier was anointed a "Star in the making" then he got to the Big 10.  The kid took a ton of licks and everybody starting to doubt if he could hold up.  The Big 10 is stronger and faster than the Mac the Big East and DII.  I have little doubt that Robinson could miss many plays over the next few weeks and potentially a significant amount of time this year.  If and when he does the Tate haters will flock back like a bunch of cattle.  Robinson is the man at Michigan but Forcier is for sure one of the best back ups in the country.  It's to bad they didnt red-shirt Gardner.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2010 1:05 am
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

Why the hell would Michigan want Denard to play like Tebow (style wise not leadership wise), and who called him Tebow?
Get real kid
Denard > Tate > Any one you got



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2010 12:53 am
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

Give me Forcier anyday of the week. This guy was great for them last year. The way Denard plays, he won't last long. The guy is not Tim Tebow by any means.



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: September 25, 2010 10:41 pm
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

LOL hail2blue. All the Michigan haters just want to find something to talk about. "one tackle away from being done for the year" "too small" "injury prone" "missed snaps in 3 of his games this season"

yeaaaa whatever..how many of those games did we lose? And better yet...how many yards did he have in those games anyways?

GO BLUE



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2010 10:33 pm
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

They have IU next. I could play QB for Michigan and win next week. Rest D-Rob and bring him back against MSU. Not a Michigan fan, but I am of Robinson. Probably just a bruise. 



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2010 10:32 pm
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

Forcier went from Michigan savior to punk who didn't think he had to work to accepting a back up role at Quarterback and playing well when his number got called. Call him what you want, but he is still just a young kid who has appeared to get his head out of his a** for the time being. Let's give him some credit.



Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2010 10:21 pm
 

Tate Forcier plays well in Robinson's absence

You would need a breather too if you ran 130 yards in 6 minutes.


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