Shawn Crable learns to lead, needs to stop making mistakes
Team tri-captain Shawn Crable is learning to lead. What he needs to do, however, is stop making costly mistakes at the end of games. Last November, against Ohio State, Crable was flagged in the Fourth Quarter for a costly personal foul penalty for a late hit on the Buckeyes' QB Troy Smith. Then, this past Saturday versus Appalachian State, Crable missed his blocking assignment and let the Mountaineers' Corey Lynch have a clear path to the kicker on the game ending field goal attempt that was blocked. As a team leader, Crable needs to be a player that the team can count on in the clutch. Crable has not demonstrated that kind of leadership. He could learn a lesson from the team's other two captains (Mike Hart and Jake Long) and lead the team by example in crunch time by rising to the occassion. Crable needs to start making good decisions when the game is on the line before it costs the Wolverines more opportunities to win games. Go Blue!
*Note: Photo of Shawn Crable (2) by JOHN T. GREILICK/The Detroit News