Fear The Shazier

November 22, 2011 at 1:02p    by Alex    
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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

i reall really want to..just can't bring myself to click on anything for that game. i actually avoided this site for a day or 2 after saturday

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

slippy's picture

Trust me.  It's worth it.  Kid is a straight baller.  So much so that I use terrible phrases like 'straight baller.'  The way he fills the hole and makes the tackle on the last highlight will make you excited for the next 3 years.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

haha..you're right..i do walk away with the term "straight baller" in mind..he doesn't seem to physically imposing for a lb..how big is he?

 

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

slippy's picture

Roster says 6'2 212.  So not too far off.  He can put on a legitimate 12 or so lbs this offseason I would think.  Still a little small but with that speed he can hit plenty hard.  And he did shed at least 3 offensive linemen blocks in that video.

Roger's picture

Yeah, he's kind of like Moeller except Shazier is fast, instinctive and a good tackler. I would let him stay slim and play him at the star with his speed.

Roger's picture

I love how he can take on a blocker, fight through and make the tackle. That's something we lack, unfortunately. 

Also love his workman-like attitude. Doesn't celebrate every tackle, just goes back to the huddle and does it 14 more times.

 

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

+1...i absolutely fall in love with players that are like this..just does their job and does it well

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Maestro's picture

He is electric.  Make Sabino look like he is quick sand.

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theDuke's picture

someone was telling me I was creepy for mancrushin' on this guy. Take it back NOW!!! Heavey doses of Shazier for Everyone!!!

theDuke

Texas Buckeye's picture

The biggest question I have is this: WHY DID WE NOT START THIS GUY EARLIER IN THE SEASON? 

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

Seth4Bucks's picture

I wholeheartedly agree that he probably should've played more before now. But you have to remember he's a freshman and he might not have been able to play like this from day one. I've always been impressed with him on ST and the limited playing time he's gotten before now. But it's not enough for me to tell how much he's developed and picked up the defensive assingments since the start of the season.

Could be he was still learning the defense and he just wasn't ready to start earlier in the season. I'm not saying that's the case. And he sure as hell is ready to start now, that's for sure.

faux_maestro's picture

He's still learning...he made some really great plays and was in on a lot of tackels but was also out of position a couple times. Comes with the territory with a freshman AND with so many freshmen/sophmores on the field at the same time.

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cal3713's picture

Both he and Braxton have completely lived up to the hype as far as I'm concerned.  I think both will be among the best ever to go through the program.  Hopefully our coaching staff situation doesn't stunt their growth.

Texas Buckeye's picture

I would agree with that Braxton has lived up to his hype despite the fact that most of the playcalling is stunting his growth in my opinion. He's going to make mistakes but he's shown a lot of playmaking ability so far this year and I really hope that continues. 

It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Go Bucks!

theDuke's picture

I hate the SEC and will never take their side for anything. But i must admit, the kind of speed that Shazier and co. brings is other worldly. I think we've had this kind of speed all along but it's a matter of letting the guys play with some instinct/speed rather than turning them into slow methodical x and o Robots. 

theDuke

Jdadams01's picture

Ryan Damn Shazier

hoff2811's picture

Fresh out of OSU late 80s, had to spend 7 yrs in Alabama.  After 2 or 3 yrs, first kicking and screaming, but then like a turtle on its back, I finally conceded that football in the south is played at a different level of passion and fanaticism.  We've gotten guys from Fla before, but Shazier, so far, looks like one of the first we've snatched that actually plays like he wants to dominate on every play.  Makes my heart skip a beat. 

frozen buckeye's picture

Fear the Little Monster.  Plays like the LIttle Animal:  every player carrying the ball is within his reach, he does not miss, and he does not stop. 

 

The entire D was on fire during the PSU game. 

Colin's picture

Best play is the very last one. He hits that hole faster than a running back!

poop's picture

Mutha Farkin' this! Can't believe his closing speed.

Colin's picture

I guess you could say he was like *slip on the sunglasses*.......a silver bullet.

Colin's picture

Yeah I know that was pretty bad. Lord I apologize for that ther joke...