Since the news broke about Mario Manningham, it's been almost comical to watch the Wolverine faithful go through the Five Stages of Grief.
First they have Anger.
Then they go through Denial.
After that is Bargaining.
Then they go through Depression.
I see 9 guys in the box and our only passing threat being the Steve Breaston WR screen.
And finally, Acceptance.
Ok, well, the Wolverine faithful still haven't accepted the fact they are going to lose this game. Brian offers the following wisdom on the Manningham injury.
Admittedly, Penn State played some extremely soft zone against Minnesota. Almost frustratingly so. I would be surprised if they came out that soft again.
Brian also suggests Jay Alford is the only one who can get any pressure on the QB. Remember #92. His name is Ed Johnson. If you don't double team him he will be in your backfield often. He may not get a sack, but he will force Henne to rush some throws.
Finally Brian adds this.
Oh. Okay. I like our chances a lot better if we only have one deep threat to worry about rather than two. You can take one guy out of the game if you want to. If the front seven can contain Hart and they play man-to-man on the receivers and cover-two with the safeties, I like our chances.