I took a load of photos but during the Michigan Spring Game but the best were of Denard Robinson doing his thing. It was his day and consider Brian’s take seconded:
Robinson looks like a quarterback now. A running quarterback with rudimentary passing abilities, but a quarterback. There were zone reads and screens and rollout passes and a number of zippy seams that hit players between the numbers. When the offense broke down, Robinson made the concept of "pursuit angles" humorous. Putting him on the edge, as suggested by the coaches’ clinic tea leaves, puts the defense in a bind. His throws were all on a line but they were accurate aside from a couple mediocre bubble screens.
Here’s sixteen in action. Please save the “Why don’t you marry him?” as I’m happily married. Wait, is he available?
Ironic that everyone is blurry except the guy flying through the scene. [Ed. A few folks asked for a high res copy.]
As Brian noted, he tossed a pair of soft screen passes but beyond that the passes were solid. That said, the follow through here is awkward unless he’s demonstrating that the Denard Meter is on high.
He ended up turning this up field for a nice gain, but in this shot consider that he’s facing due east on a north-south field.
This is the end of the same play in the previous photo, Denard upfield. Check out the forearm shiver delivered by J.T. Turner.
Conclusion: We started the spring with the overdue admission by Rodriguez that he’d consider using Denard in different positions in the offense. As the spring progressed, #16 earned the inside track on the starting QB position.
Pre-Spring Game (Photos)
Post Alumni Game: ‘64 Captain Jim Conley (audio)
Alumni Game Photos