Monday, May 28, 2012
2012 Most Improved Returning Players #5 And #6
My expectations for J.T. Floyd in 2012 are: getting better defending the deep ball, continued improvement in 1-on-1 coverage, and 3-4 INTs.
The number one key for Floyd in his improvement in defending the deep ball will be not biting so hard on the double move from receivers. Floyd is more often than not put on the opposition's best receiver in man-to-man coverage, so it will be a tough challenge. The main things I'm looking for with Floyd are recognition and reaction. Recognizing the situation and knowing what the receivers double move is going to look like, and then acting quickly enough to disrupt will be the difference.
Getting going early will be the biggest key for Toussaint next season. Consistency was never really a problem; once he was productive, he stayed productive. Obviously, getting the ground game going with a long haul, powerful back like Toussaint is what Michigan is wanting to get back to, but, at the same time, it helps out Denard Robinson in plenty of different ways. Robinson's running game can open up, he will find more 1-on-1 opportunities in the passing game, and play-action will be very affective. It's going to be exciting to see how big of an impact Fitz Toussaint can have on this Michigan offense next season.
Stay tuned for Thursday when I reveal the #4 and #3 most improved returning players for 2012.