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12 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 16, 2005


Welcome to
our blog

The Sports section would
like to introduce you to our
new blog, "The Game," with a
sample of what it has to offer.
This week's posts (displayed
on the right) included words
about fax Martin as well as
an analysis of the tight ends.
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Tight ends
It's pretty clear that Massaquoi's absence will increase the role of the
tight end in the passing game. Think about it: Massaquoi hasn't caught
very many passes in his career (just 38 for 422 yards and 2 TDs in four
years). On either side of his tenure, you have Bennie Joppru (one of the
best pass-catchers on the team in 2002 with 53 receptions for 579 yards
and 5 TDs) and Ecker's 74-yard game last week. Part of the reason is that
Massaquoi is often used to block. Another is Braylon. But I think Massa-
quoi's injury isn't all bad for Michigan, since it will open up the offense
and provide Henne with another legitimate target.


Max Martin

I for one would like to see Max Martin get a few more touches against
Eastern Michigan than he got in the first two games. Off the top of my
head, I think his numbers in the first two games were four carries for
five yards. He didn't get a fair shot against the Irish - just one carry for
negative four yards. It was a sweep with poor blocking. Obviously, no one
can be judged on just one run like that. I hear that this kid is as fast as
they come, and I can't wait to see him break a 50-yard run. Plus, I was
under the impression that we might get to see him line up in the slot and
catch some passes.
This weekend should present some good opportunities for Martin.
Even if Hart is completely healthy, he should probably take the day off
against the Eagles - just as a precaution. Grady can't (or shouldn't)
carry the ball 40 times, so let's get Max Martin in there and see what
he can do on 15 to 20 carries.

POSTED BY (AN HERBERT ON 09.14.05 @ 1:02 AM


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