Philly Brown Responds to Spartan Trash Talk

By DJ Byrnes on December 3, 2013 at 10:47a
OSU WR Corey "Philly" Brown


EAST LANSING -- Members of Michigan State's secondary have put the word out on social media that they are instituting a "no-fly zone" this season on opposing offenses. And if cornerback Darqueze Dennard is the air traffic controller of the group, then fellow senior and third-year starter Isaiah Lewis is his wingman.

Lewis explained the no-fly zone in Spartan Football All-Access' season preview show Thursday.

"That term explains that if the ball's in the air, it's our ball," Lewis said. "We're going up and getting it. Either we're batting it down or it's our ball. If we can stay on our feet after we intercept it, we're going to take it back to the end zone."

And here's Ohio State's senior receiver: 

It's going to be a fun one in Indianapolis this weekend.


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buck-I.8's picture

I do think that secondary will be susceptible to getting beat deep, at least by Devin Smith. Dantonio made it decently clear that the safeties will primarily be in run support, so Braxton is gonna have to make his throws on the money to keep them honest. I think we have the advantage indoors though, recievers will explode in and out of routes faster and Braxton won't have to contend with wind, which he isn't great at. 

OSUStu's picture

Good point about the wind.  Braxton has definitely had some problems throwing at windy locations this year.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Zy's picture

Let's not forget the glove he wears too...I'm beginning to think that the glove is more of the reason he's off since the opposing qb usually throws decent.

Bubba 81's picture

Totally agree with the gloves observation

osupolo's picture

Completely agree with the gloves observation.  He has sub-par passing games the last two seasons in games where he wears gloves. 

saltybuck61's picture

While the gloves may have inhibited the way Miller throws the ball, he has also had several games where he had spectacular days throwing the ball. He has worn the gloves against Iowa, Penn State, and Purdue, and threw for 81%, 75%, and 83% respectively. He wore a glove on his throwing hand and still had arguably his three most dominant games of the year. I think something else is off, but I am not sure what.

BSTP DeCon's picture

I think it may be more of the reason of how cold it has been. I've never played QB, but I can't imagine it's easy getting the touch on the ball when your arm is practically freezing. Thoughts anyone?

logamaniac's picture

Tom Brady says walk it off

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I don't care if we fly or not .... rushing for 350 yards is fine too

Yeti's have feelings too.

builderofcoalitions's picture

For real. Let them stop the running game first.

Because we couldn't go for three.

jedkat's picture

Bullet Train

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

jdagrava.1's picture

Hell yes - If Braxton and Hyde gouge their D like a freight train, the passing game will just need to be there for play action and change of pace.  No turnovers and this game is ours.

"It takes a little something special to be a great player.  What you got in you, we're going to find out.  And if there's a touch of greatness in there, how cool would that be?"

-Urban F. Meyer

nfischer's picture

Yeah, I'm totally fine with Hyde driving his bus down the middle of the field.

Ahh Saturday's picture

I hate trash talk.  Hate it.  Let the other team say whatever they want, and when they get on the field pound them into the dirt. 

BSTP DeCon's picture

aka Dez Bryant talking garbage on Calvin Johnson and just gets embarrassed! Loved every moment of that, not that I care for either team, but it's nice to watch when all things fail for shit talkers.

BuckeyeFreak4844's picture

The best way and only way to shut people up is to kick that ass on the field.  The same goes for all these "experts" saying a one loss $EC should jump the bucks.  The only way to shut them up is to win the whole damn thing.

Michigan Sucks!

Matt's picture

MSU's DBs are the real deal, and I think they'll neutralize our WR screen game and WRs in general by playing press coverage and being more physical than our wideouts, none of whom is especially physical (perhaps Spencer, but he's not an elite receiving threat).  What I hope to see is a passing game that depends on Heurman/Vannett getting loose up the middle and forcing undersized LBs to contest jump balls, and/or inventive stuff that we can do utilizing Hyde/Wilson/Hall on RB screen passes, mixed in with heavy doses of the Hyde/Miller in the read option game, along with Wilson and Brown working the edges in the sweep game.  If we work our constraint plays and go with a fast tempo, MSU will likely succumb to our offensive line asserting its will by the latter part of the second half.

Kindell's picture

Agreed.  Heuerman is one of the best kept secrets in the conference.  I would like to see them use him more in the passing game.  He does a great job sitting down in the open area and giving Braxton a big target.  He can be nearly unstoppable in the play action pass game.

buckeyefanatic's picture

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

Ahh Saturday's picture

The defender in that picture is wearing a SDSU jersey. Philly better sit down with some film and figure out how to get open on Saturday against the guys in green.

buckeyefanatic's picture

Yea but I can find photos of our guys for every game this year.  If it isn't catching passes it is making killer blocks downfield and springing our rushers for extra yards.  I am not saying we are going to go CAL on MSU but it should be a good matchup.  And like Philly, its too fun to talk a little smack.

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Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

RedStorm45's picture

Hopefully the dome helps out.  Braxton is just 30 of 61 in his last three games, with two picks to boot.

Doc's picture

I think it is funny that little brother is following big brothers lead and talking shit before they accomplish anything.  Don't get baited into the discussion Buckeyes.  Let your game do the talking.  Games aren't won on twitter, or in the press.

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OSUBias's picture

Think it's safe to stop calling them that. They've been the better team from that state 3 out of 4 years.

7 yards and a cloud of dust is a beautiful thing

buckeyedude's picture

I agree. Let them talk. It's False bravado.
Unless it's like a Rocky vs. Clubber Lang matchup.



Youngbuck85's picture

There was a fair amount of trash talk last year as well. Hankins said something to the extent of wanting to take leveon bells head off iirc. I hate trash talk but I will say this team has backed up what they've said so far

rkylet83's picture

I live close (10 min) from East Lansing and most Spartan fans (not all) are pretty confident they got this one in the bag.  I remind them that they have not played an offense as balanced as ours and usually I get the "we always stop spread teams" argument. 
Can't wait for Saturday!

LABuckeye's picture

Seems to be the Michigan results for both teams. One of my staff is an MSU fan and as of this weekend he seems to consider this game a lock. He was worried about it before.

Ahh Saturday's picture

As if "the spread" were one thing. Any fan who says something like that is just confessing his ignorance. Oh, and they gave up 28 points on 392 yards to the Huskers. If not for Nebraska shooting themselves in the foot, the other foot, and finally their guts and head for five turnovers in that game, they'd have scored a lot more.

4thandinches's picture

That's funny because we are actually a power run team.

I wasn't born a Buckeye but I became one as fast as I could. 

TMac's picture

Let your game do the talking Philly!
Go BUCKS!  Beat Sparty!

ONE Not Done!

OurHonorDefend09's picture

No worries, I'll take the Buckeyes "8 yards and a cloud of dust" offense.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

"8 yards and a cloud of dust"
Love it.

Yeti's have feelings too.

Squirrel Master's picture

Dennard and Lewis are really good CBs, very true. I would actually be concerned about whoever Dennard is covering.
BUT, who is covering our TE? who is covering our 3rd wideout, the pretty decent Evan Spencer? who is covering Hyde out of the backfield?
Those corners can talk trash all they want but their teammates are going to have a tough time covering the other guys too.
Plus, they must not see when Philly and Dontre catch balls in the flat! They better be more concerned with Heuerman and Spencer blocking them as opposed to "knocking down balls or getting them". This offense won't get hurt trying to throw to guys covered straight up. The blocking is where they better be concerned.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

OurHonorDefend09's picture

Devin Smith flies wherever he pleases.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

GoBucksToledo's picture

I remember that!  Yeah, good times...

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Freakin' Michigan State... the Boise State of the Midwest with their green grass and everything...

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

Bucksfan's picture

I feel the need...

BullCityBuckeye's picture

Fly zone or not...I just don't see the MSU offense scoring that many points against the Buckeye defense (who I believe will rebound strongly after last week's "fiasco").  If OSU can't stop the offensive genius that is the Walrus, then the good guys deserve to lose.

Dougger's picture

No turnovers!!!!!

I like football

Doc's picture

That's a biggy right there.  If we don't turn it over we should be able to win.  El Guapo's fumble on Saturday opened the door for the skunkbears.  Let Sparty spout off all week, hopefully they'll be over confident when Saturday night rolls around.

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Ahh Saturday's picture

I was watching the game with my brother and said, "well as long as we don't turn the ball ov . . . " and there goes the fumble.  Buckeyes salt the game away on that drive if Hyde holds on. 

cinserious's picture

Our receivers are among the most physical in the country, great blockers. I don't see any DBs outmuscling our guys.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

00Buck's picture

The Ohio State BUCKEYES  do not have "receivers"  we have "DECEIVERS" they will deceive sparty in their "no fly zone"

Upon this Rock, I build my house....and Let no man put asunder

Earle's picture

Choose the form of the Destructor

Snarkies gonna snark. 

Baroclinicity's picture

The ending of that movie would be very different if it was Hyde instead of Stay Puft.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Earle's picture

Sparty ain't got no nuclear accelerators.

Snarkies gonna snark. 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Darqueze Dennard and Isiah Lewis knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of El Guapo that day, I can tell you!

Old Sparty's picture

These were comments made in the pre season.  It would be a stretch to consider them trash talk.  Doubtful that OSU need the extra motivation with the NCG on the line.  .

this is where we hold them, THIS IS WHERE THEY DIE!!! GIVE THEM NOTHING but take from them EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!

TilstheHun3's picture

El Guapo and X-Brax fly whenever they please as well... Evidence:

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

TilstheHun3's picture

As well as Heureman, Devin, and Philly:

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Well the countdown to Hail or MMan posting the pic of Funchess from last weekend has officially begun .....

Yeti's have feelings too.

buckeyeboy31's picture

I look forward to the pic of him walking off the field a loser for a 2nd year in a row

buckguyfan1's picture

Our line needs to continue to be the Aircraft Carrier (USS Urbz) delivering terror from both the air and ground anytime and any where.
The battle is won with the Big Uglies.

BUCK-I-FAN's picture

who needs a fly zone when we have a Mack truck in carlos hyde, and the freight train in Heuerman and Vannett. Nevermind the express carrier in wilson.

FROMTHE18's picture

trash talking is for the worried...get out there and prove it, dont waste peoples time with words.

DWright's picture

Hope Philly catches a TD then gives em the Euro style airplane celebration
Santonio knows what I mean


buckeyedude's picture

The problem for MSU defense is that we can take the El Guapo train. 



buckeyefanatic's picture

Or how about the El Guapo Express??

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.