i'm reading a lot about how ohio state has one of the worst defenses in the league around different forums. how we struggle against the short - intermediate passes, how we can't tackle in space, and so on.
take away a deep pass to a fullback (wow..btw) and a bad special teams effort in tackling a return man, ohio state's defense surrendered 6 points against purdue. that would indicate, hypothetically, that ohio state gave up ~270 yards against a team that leaned heavily on a screen game. with only 1 starter in the linebacker corps available (shazier), i'd say our defense did dam* well. it was frustrating to watch death by screen balls, or so i thought at the time..but the complete game was a great defensive effort. noah spence and nate williams on the field at the same time is a great look for pass heavy offenses.
i think we turned a page defensively this week. i'm confident the coaches can come up with a game plan that will make either kenny g. or braxton effective against the rest of the big ten teams because the defense will keep us in the games. my big asteric this week is that if storm klein is in on a pass play it's a big liability at this point, as we all know from the missed coverage on play #1. not to hate on the guy, just simply saying it like it is.