Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 6, 1988
The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 6, 1988 -
for TE Jeff Brown
BY ADAM SCHEFTER
The Wake Forest safety obviously
was confused by Michigan's unusual
On the opposite side of the line
stood two Wolverine wide receivers,
Greg McMurtry and John Kolesar.
Next to them was tight end Jeff
When quarterback Michael Taylor
yelled hike, Brown didn't move. The
safety then committed to the
receivers and when he did, Brown
took off. Twenty-eight yards later,
Brown found himself standing all by
himself in the middle of the field
where even a little leaguer could
have hit him on the numbers.
"He was soooo wide open," said
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler.
"No one was even near him. The
safety thought that Brown was going
to stay in and block."
THAT'S NO surprise. While
Brown, a Shaker Heights, Ohio,
native, has demonstrated that he can
be a threat through the air, it is his
ability to put defenders on the
ground that makes him so valuable.
All season he has been regarded by
his coaches as a standout blocker on
one of the best offensive lines in the
Brown realizes that he would be
receiving more hype if he was
pulling in more passes, but more
importantly, he knows exactly what
is expected of him,
"I take a lot of pride in my
blocking," Brown said. "I'd like to
roommate and his main competition
at tight end. And Brown's cooking
isn't the only thing that has drawn
raves from Walker.
"Jeff's a good tight end," Walker
said. "He's big. He's strong. He's
everything you want at the
Walker and Brown have shared the
tight end duties, each having started
two games. Brown is known as the
better blocker, while Walker is
regarded as the better receiver. This
makes for fun conversation in and
out of the apartment.
"We kid each other about catching
passes and blocking," Walker said. "I
tell him he could work on his
catching a little more and he tells me
all about blocking."
Still, real criticism has come
Brown's way in the past for his
lackadaisical attitude. Not that he's
Oscar Madison, but Schembechler
has constantly gotten on Brown to
pick up the intensity level. In
addition,hassistant coach Gary
Moeller has hounded him to run
Brown has heard this talk and has
taken steps to make sure those faults
are no longer as prevalent. "Those
statements were true of my earlier
years here," Brown said. "But I've
made up my mind to beat those raps
and play to the best of my ability."
That ability includes making
some key catches and delivering a
ton of blocks.
Brown at 'M'
Boston's Wade Boggs hangs his head after striking out with
inning of yesterday's American League Championship Series
the Red Sox' 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics.
catch more, but in Bo's offense, you
have to block first, and if you block
well, you get all the praise in the
world. That's enough to satisfy me."
BROWN HAS also been
praised by Derrick Walker, his
BOSTON (AP) - Dave
Henderson, a former Boston
postseason hero, singled home the tie-
breaking run in the eighth inning and
the Oakland Athletics beat the Red
Sox 2-1 yesterday in the first game of
the American League playoffs.
Jose Canseco's home run had held
up since the fourth inning as
Oakland's Dave Stewart and Bruce
Hurst hooked up in a pitcher's duel.
But Wade Boggs hit a sacrifice fly in
the seventh setting up Henderson's
the bases loaded in the second
opener. Boggs fanned twice in
heroics on a chilly afternoon at
Carney Lansford hit Hurst's first
pitch in the eighth for a double and
Henderson grounded the next pitch
into right field for the go-ahead
Henderson, cheered in the pre-game
introductions, was Boston's saviour
in the 1986 playoffs against
California. His home run rescued the
Red Sox when they were one strike
from elimination in Game 5.
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