Michigan Football: Spring Game Impressions
Impressions (Spring Game Edition)
1. Always remember defense is light years ahead of offense at this point.
2. Defense 2017 is as fast and athlete as any defense is along time!
3. Offense has a ways to go catch up.
4. What impressed me was the length of the defense, especially the secondary.
5. Not sure if what was quarterback play, wide receiver play, or have not adapted to Coach Pep Hamilton new schemes, but passing game was completely out of sync.
6. Was pleasantly surprised that Jim Harbaugh allowed defense to blitz that much. Gave offense a better look and better chance for staff to evaluate where offense is at.
7. I counted over 25 times defense got 5 or more hats to the football.
8. The Blue offensive line did a good job of gaping down. And Henry Poggi was very good at kicking out. Ben Bredeson also did nice job of pulling and leading the power play.
9. True freshmen who impressed me most was Thomas.
10. if you made pick the best sophomore defender between Rashan Gary, Khaleke Hudson, and Devin Bush I could not do it. All are a combination of athletes and pure football players.
11. Only two running backs, Karan Higdon and Kareem Walker, looked comfortable running in traffic.
12. Still not a huge fan of some of the zone blitzes. Having two defenders in same gap makes no sense to me.
13. Tight ends need to improve on blocking the edge. Their blocking, or lack of, stymied Michigan’s sweep and jet packages.
14. Michigan secondary did a very good job at defending the short passes. There was little if any space to operate in.
15. Was not impressed with Michigan wide receiver play. They did not get much if any separation.
16. Defense still needs to generate more pressure without blitzing.
17. Michigan offensive line was confused and overwhelmed by the blitz.
18. Was worried about replacing Jourdan Lewis, think Michigan is going to be just fine at corner.
19. Michigan’s quarterback’s, all three (Speight, Peters, and O’Korn, did not handle pressure well.
20. Quinn Nordin has a cannon for a leg.
21. Jordan Glasgow is favorite Michigan player after the scrimmage. Plays with fire and passion.
22. Michigan offensive tackle play has to improve.
23. Going to commit a cardinal sin. Hudson is a better football player than Jabrill Peppers.