PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Gotta love Malcolm getting involved. Can't hurt.
Credit to TheOzone.net for the videos.
Who exactly was that Malcolm kept pulling to the side to coach up?
Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.
I believe it was Christian Bryant.
Only watched the first video but it burns me up already that I needed to comment right NOW! Right off the bat what do I see in the video? Bryant not putting his hands on the man.....Why is it that everyone else I watched put there hands on/ wrapped up and he seems to be the only one not doing like usual? its truly annoying. If this defense is going to get better it needs to start with him doing something so elementary for everyone else. Half the reason players got huge gains is because this dude cannot wrap someone up. Sorry for such a rant on one person but it is something that I always see with him.
Bryant was textbook in video #1, not sure what you're watching. He grabs on to attain leverage, and then dips and rips the blocker (which you should when attacking a blocker at an angle). He also form fitted with his head up and head across the face. He was textbook. He struggled in the 2nd video bc that drill favors the WR because the space is limited. As a WR coach myself, our WR's were textbook most of the time attaining 3 points of contact (which Meyer preached at Florida, so I assume Coach Smith teaches at OSU). A lot of times WR's would rather just mirror the DB and stay in front. Meyer's teams preaches their WR's to be as physical as possible and punish the DB. That's why you could hear Coach Smith scream, "finish him!" I wouldn't be so quick to call these kids out.
Bryant is the 2nd guy through the drill in that 1st vid and by no means does he even attempt to wrap. Watch the 3rd guy, TP23, thats how you wrap up. Not sure what you're watching but Mr. Bryant still has not learned how to wrap up.
To be fair, no one is exactly finishing tackles, because that's not what the drill is for. When he does tackle drills, you can be sure that the staff will be on him about technique, but this drill is more for shedding blocks and winning at the point of attack.
No I understand what the drill is and I know they arent finishing the tackle. What im saying is you watch the other guys wrap their arms around them and Bryant was not doing that. Obviously time will tell whether he learns to wrap up but IMO he has been not doing it for so long that I think its gonna be some of the same with this kid which leads to the big gainers that everyone has seen when an offensive player has come his way. Hopefully im wrong but I just think that once you been doing something a certain way so long you tend to stick with it.
Watch Bryant in the first video and then watch everyone else. I know they are not finishing tackles and everything Bryant does up to the point of contact is great its when he gets to the contact part. He is not doing the same thing as everyone else that is what im getting at.
The drill wasn't about wrapping up. The drill focuses on attaining outside leverage and making your body small by dipping your shoulder and punching through the blocker. Some guys (more than likely young guys) are finishing the play because they probably want to impress the coaches. Bryant was textbook by squaring his shoulders with his head up, and getting his facemask across the RB's ("across the face of the defender).
Watch him in the first video his first go at it then watch everyone else at point of contact. No way he is doing the same thing as everyone else. I hope he proves me wrong this year as opposed to last year dont get me wrong but time will tell I guess.
What I'm trying to say is with how poor our tackling was last year and how much Urban commented on poor tackling, I thought that certain people would make an attempt to correct the problem in practice. I agree getting off the block is important and he does it well but no wrap up on the ball carrier. I just don't want our secondary and LBer's to rely too much on the big hit and miss.
i.e. Bryant. Thank you B_Pbucks that is pretty much what I was trying to get at right there.
Be sure to watch Jamal Marcus a good two or three times (2:09, first video), very impressive effort. He looks like he has a nonstop motor and is attacking with a heck of a lot of ferocity, I'm excited to see what he can do.
Seeing Malcolm get involved was really exciting. Perhaps he comes back to Columbus later down the road to be a coach. Also, I believe 37 is Josh Perry, he looks ridiculously huge. You can see him around 0:50 in the first video.
Buckeye fans are going to be very, very happy with Josh Perry on defense. This kid has it.
Ozone -- the source of those videos -- has a video posted from the first Spring practice that has a short interview with Josh Perry. Looks to be a really intelligent young man! I think he's going to be a great one, has the physical tools + intelligence needed.
Love when former Buckeyes get involved with the players to try and better them!!!Good for Malcolm!!
Love to watch these. I would like to know who is wearing what number, especially the new guys. Looks like they practice fast. Love it. Thanks for posting.
Cam got a little tough love for dropping his head so much on first contact.
Better to get called out in practice than end up laying on the field waiting for a stretcher.
Wr blocking won the Steelers many games.
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.
Except that a lot of their "blocking" was blindside cheapshots by wines hard
Perry is a tall dude, legit 6'4"! He's going to look sick as a senior. Schutt is pretty darn quick for a 300lber.
Tyvis Powell is 6'4 or close to it too. I see why the coaches like him at the Star/SS position. He could be a great player as well.
Schutt's speed is why I feel the Dline will be fine moving forward (even with all the loses up front). Along with the others on the Dline could make for some great entertainment this season IMHO of course.
As for some of these other comments I've seen above and below (not yours Jason but others), it's not a full contact/tackling drills. You're not going to see full go tackling and wrapping up techniques at this point. It's to get the players in the correct positions, which I will say, some aren't keeping their outside shoulder free and some other things that need tweaked but overall it looked pretty good for being off for a week.
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."
"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."
Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987
OP,...give a shout out to the O-Zone, they are a free site that takes donations too, lets give them their due!
"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick
A few good reps in those drills, but man do some of those guys need a lot of work. You can't be hesitant when blowing up the full back to try and tackle the running back. Some of those guys would have gotten blown up by a solid blocking full back. Are the defenders in the first video young and still learning?
For the second video, they are working on shedding a down field block by a WR so I'm not going to judge the players that much on that video.
Based on what I saw on those practice reps, I would give it a grade of: Keep working!
The 1st drill isn't about "blowing up" the fullback. It's about attaining outside leverage by making your body small and dip and rip the on-coming blocker. You can see Coach Withers everytime modeling how to dip your shoulder and punch through the blocker. If you want to watch a video that shows what kind of program Urban wants, it's the 2nd one. The physicality of our WR's is awesome. When you run the ball as much as we do, it's vital that our WR's are an extension of the O-Line, and from what I saw, they're getting after it. He has to be thrilled with that kind of effort.
I don't need to learn his system. The blocking style for the WRs is the same as ours.
It was a general statement stressing the physicality that Urban wants to bring, but not directed toward you.
"....so I'm not going to judge the players that much on that video."
"....so I'm not going to judge the players that much on that video."
I'd love to see how well NEB spring practices are going. Considering...they better be going pretty well...or your coach will be looking for a new job if the season goes how I think it will. Not to mention...did you happen to see how well your team did against ours last year. Yeah...I'm sure you did and you should thank your lucky stars we're not playing in Lincoln again...bc an embarrassment would definitely be in order for your team (as I'm sure you'll contest but deep down you know I'm right). May be you should blog on your teams sites and see how well they're doing in comparison to ours on day three.
Why oh why... do they come here...??? Makes no sense to me...and never will.
Not able to get any drills on camera so we are not able to see much. All I have seen are basic warm up stuff and the like. If you look at the predictions thread you will see how I think our team stacks up against yours going into the season.
Sort of like your use of multiple question marks, ....., and rhetorical questions make no sense to me.
Who's #11 in the first video @2:00? His 'tackle' in the first video is great. Not to put a bad taste in anyone's mouth, but did he not look like Rudy?
According to the roster Adam Griffin's now #11 (believe he used to be #9).
Yeah, just by the size of the kid I guessed it was Adam. I believe you can hear someone yell his name when he went through one of the drills.
Corey Brown and Armani Reeves both looked beastly in the third video. Apple also looked great for a freshman.
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