PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Sanzenbacher with a nice 71 yd punt return!
TTUN fans would rather talk tOSU failures in the past ten years than their own successes. Probably because they haven't had a lot of success.
That was sweeeet!! Im still bitter the Bears let him go....hes gonna be great in Cincy
Even got an OH - IO from Tirico.
Isnt he a diehard TTUN fan?
Boom getting some PT now too.
Add on a 36 yard touchdown reception, as well. "Wide Receiver U" indeed.
Anyone have a link for those of us in C-bus? Only seeing the Browns on local TV
Should be on ESPN
Thanks, didn't realize that. Damn, missed most of it.
It makes you wonder how good nfl talent scouts really are, I was amazed when he went undrafted.
I really hope Sanzenbacher makes the team. The dude can catch anything. That was one of the Bengals biggest issues last year was that no one could catch.
He's doing real well; Gruden cannot stop talking about him. I think its Gruden, sounds like him, but have not seen the announcers names.
DANE'S PUNT RETURN!
Nice run for Dane. He had some good blocking on that return too!
'Our backups are better than your backups' goes a long way in the NFL baby!
"Get him a body bag, Yeah!"
All credit to Dane, but that punt coverage was pathetic....Atlanta should be ashamed.
That td catch was nice, I hope he lands in Cincy.
Thanks for posting these KBonay.
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
No worries! Credit HOLYBUCKEYE, he found the original link. I just posted the gif.
Looks like Dane has SEC speed all the sudden. Amazing how a B1G wideout could possibly outrun all those scary fast SEC defensive backs. He did on both TD runs too, like way outran them.
Dane doesn't have SEC speed. He has NFL speed!
Silver Bullet Speed™
Dane doin work
"Winter is coming" - Urban Meyer
Boom running hard as well for the Bengals.
Throw in Nuge's kicking and the Bengals are starting to get quite a collection of Buckeyes
Don't forget about Fragel Rock!! Biggest (perhaps literally) steal of the draft in the 7th round.
35 hours to Pasadena! Go Bucks!
Reminds me of when the Colts has Doss, Gonzo.... I know there were more but names escape me.
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
Roy Hall, Quinn Pitcock.
I can now watch Bengal games without feeling I'm hanging out at Sugar Bar 2 at 3:00am with a flashlight in my hand...........
Dane is awesome. One of my fave buckeyes of the tressel era. He should def catch on with cincy
stark county football
Hell yeah baby loved to see that!
Class of 2010.
<Bitter Bears fan here as well.
“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-
Really hoping both he and Boom will make it on the 53 man roster. Will be an interesting competition between Boom and Rex Burkhead out of Nebraska.
If you're returning punts at the end of the third quarter in the first pre season game, your NFL career is probably closer to the end than the beginning. I get the enjoyment of a Buckeye having some success in an NFL Game* but he has an uphill battle ahead of him. This word "Great" has made too many appearances on this thread....
I will never understand the love for Sanzenbacher. His love has reached mythical proportions and wouldn't crack the top 10 of Buckeye WR greats.
To my fellow Bears fans who are bitter over his release...I have to let you in on a bad truth. He was BAD for the Bears. They have big boy wide outs on that team with Marshall and Alshon. He wasn't good for them. No need to be bitter.
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
The love for Dane is because he is and was a blue collar kind of guy who came in put in work wasn't afraid of going over the middle and when you needed to make a play guess who showed up. Dane. I hope he makes the team despite you. You are right about one thing though he has an uphill battle in front of him.
He has an uphill battle because he has a severely limited skill set....If I were being critical of Devier Posey, I'd be getting upvoted to kingdom come. Dare to challenge the word of scrappy, hard working, talentless Dane Sanzenbacher and feel the wrath of the down vote!
Outstanding hands, decent speed, bails out the quarterback and in the right place at the right time. Horrible, I see your point Brew!
Sanz had better hands than Posey too.
His knock on the Bears was his hands. He can't catch NFL caliber passes with regularity. Its why he has to make an impact on special teams to keep his cup of coffee in the NFL warm.
Guys with 'outstanding' hands don't get cut by anyone, let alone a team that was strapped for pass catchers like the Bears (when he was there).
If his hands were so good in a league where the forward pass is king, he wouldn't be playing in the third quarter of a pre season game. Dial back that "outstanding" word. Thanks.
In his lone season with the Bears, Dane had the second worst dropped pass per catchable ball ratio. Which means he saw catchable balls and dropped (in his case %20) them.
OUTSTANDING hands though.
Yo, you were comparing him to top 10 receivers at OSU and specifically compared him to Posey. While he was on the team and while I watched Buckeye games I only saw one , maybe two passes that Dane dropped. While playing at tOSU Dane's hands were much more reliable than Posey's. Feel free to look outside your original argument the next time you get obliterated. Nobody will notice. He was also a rookie receiver at the time of that report. Not many people roll into the NFL and simply take over.
You say he has outstanding hands....or was it he HAD outstanding hands? I'm showing you evidence that his hands aren't just not outstanding, but bad. I'm not looking outside my original argument-that Dane isn't good-I'm staying comfortably inside and letting you know he dropped %20 of catchable balls when he saw extended time for the Bears. As a result, he was benched for large parts of that season, saving his number of drops as its safe to assume he would have dropped plenty more if he was on the field.
But hey, if you want to say I got 'obliterated' because I say he doesn't have good hands, show you facts that prove that but still declare yourself a winner in this argument, enjoy yourself. Its easier to assume he's something he isn't when facts indicate the opposite.
As for the comments caught up in what I do for a living, or assuming I'm unhappy with my current lot in life, sorry I enticed such an emotional reaction out of some of you. I mean, all I did was criticize a guy who in my opinion got more and gets more hype than he's worth.Who'da thunk being critical of a guy would result in people going the personal attack route on me. So that's pretty cool.
Maybe many of Dane's drops that you cite while with the Bears are because Jay Cutler just isn't that good a passer. Sanzenbacher was sure-handed at OSU and last night looked great too. I didn't see him when he was with the Bears though. Alot of Buckeye receivers (Smith) dropped alot of passes in 2012 also, perhaps because Braxton is still developing that aspect of his game; getting the right 'zip' and touch on his passes, not throwing too low or high etc.
Time to change your icon...........
You are full of it. Dane finally gets his opportunity and is taking charge. He is not fancy, covered with gangbanger like tattoos, or the fastest NFL receiver, but he is taking advantage of his opportunity. What was your record in the NFL?
Well, I kind of love the kid so hah
I don't understand why you call him talentless. He is in the NFL. No one is saying he is amazing but he can serve a role as a slot WR/ special teamer. And we love our Buckeyes.
Also if you were ripping on Devier, I'm pretty sure you would not be getting many up votes. He was a great Buckeye despite his one "mistake".
I don't agree that Sanzenbacher was or is "talentless," but I think your first comment brought some necessary perspective to the thread, even though you got downvotes galore for it. Big plays in the second half of the first preseason game really need to be taken with a few mines' worth of salt.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
Absolutely agree. Just nice to see him return one, even if it was preseason in the third quarter.
You forgot "tough". More often than not when he took monstrous hits, he not only held onto the ball but dusted himself off and got ready for the next play. Never heard about him getting into trouble either. I'm a tough critic as well so I'm not going to call him great but he is one of my favorite Buckeyes. It's not always about the stats.
I'm a Bear fan. His rookie year he tied all WRs in TD catches. His second year, he had some critical drops and fell out of favor with Jay a little. Then Emory came and sort of turned over the WR roster. He wasn't an Emory guy so he had to go. He'll make the Bengals roster, especially if he can return punts.
@Brew Thanks for sharing your opinion, but it doesn't look like your one man crusade is changing anyone's mind about Dane, no matter how many times you try to post the same thing.
Might be time for you to just let it go...
One man crusade? I'm not trying to change anyone's mind here. I'm just giving my reasons for my lack of love for Dane. People are giving me their reasons for love for the guy. As a collegian he was fine. As a pro, his career is closer to the end than the beginning. I guess I'm wrong for not getting excited about a punt return in the third quarter of a pre season football game. That's where this whole thing started.
Dane's one of the guys Buckeye fans en masse hold near and dear to their hearts and that's cool. I don't. I'm not trying to take that away from people. If that's the vibe I gave off, then shame on me.
@Brew: No one said you had to love Dane. No one said you had to repeatedly explain your reasons for not loving him either. We get it. You're not a fan of his. It looks like a lot of people on 11W are; and shouldn't have to apologize or feel bad for getting excited about an OSU alum scoring a couple touchdowns.
No reason to be a Debbie Downer.
In a pre season game. I guess I'm in the wrong for tempering my excitement. The word "Great" was thrown around and that offends my football sensibilities. Forgive me if I'm not wearing Scarlet colored glasses and fawning all over a guy.
"He has an uphill battle because he has a severely limited skill set."
He has MADE an NFL roster and only what, 3% of college football players do that. And I'm interested what YOU do for a living sir? YOU sound like a typical "arm chair" quarterback that's bitter about your own inadequacies in life. Take the negativity and stick it up your ass man.... Dane's a good kid that worked hard to become what he is. Quit hatin' on a good Buckeye that did everything right while he was here. You're pathetic dude.
"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got nine guys who better go do it again. Do it a little harder next time." -- Urban Frank Meyer -- I LOVE THIS DUDE!! :)
....If I were being critical of Devier Posey, I'd be getting upvoted to kingdom come.
....If I were being critical of Devier Posey, I'd be getting upvoted to kingdom come.
Um...no. You'd be getting downvoted for going out of your way and ripping a Buckeye. We are nothing if not blindly loyal to our Buckeyes. Fans, in general, gravitate towards players who do things the right way, as opposed to the most talented players. So of course we're all rooting for him to do well. No need to troll the site with your negativity and call the guy talentless. I hardly think he would have played as big a role at a premier FBS football program if he was talentless.
Hmm, named team MVP in 2010 AND won the Bo Rein award...as Tress said, in a land slide. Just saying.
I think a lot of his cult appeal is due to his knack for the big play in college--especially towards the end of his Buckeye career. For me, at least, he was Gonzo pt. II (though less good)--and I can't help but love a slot guy. You're absolutely right that he's got an uphill climb--he's definitely behind Green, Sanu, Hawkins, Jones, and Tate right now--but dammit if it isn't fun to see one of our own tearing it up in our first taste of real football (debatable on "real") since the Super Bowl. Especially when anyone not named Brandon Tate is returning punts.
For the Bengals, he's a lot less agile version of Andrew Hawkins. With Sanu being a flanker/slot guy, Hawkins in the slot, and Eifert bouncing all over, he'll be hard pressed to make it as another slot guy; but he's proven that he can play at an NFL level (albeit "replacement level", to use a baseball term), which is more than can be said of Jones and Tate. I'm rooting for him, though; once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye.
Two blondes were driving to Disneyland. The sign said: Disneyland Left... So they started crying and headed home.
If you don't understand the love for Dane then maybe it's time to turn in your Buckeye Card. I've watched this young man play since high school, and everywhere he went he was told he was too small, too slow(ironic, because he ran track at Central high school and broke records there), and didn't have the skills. And he is a great person of character as well. Dane is what it should mean to be a Buckeye: Exceeding your lack of God-given talents, keep your mouth shut, stay out of trouble, and represent the university with pride.
You are making the mistake that many corporations and managers in the private sector make by just looking solely "at the numbers" instead of the "big picture." Dane is a little man(relative to D-1 college and NFL football players) that played a BIG part in OSU success for 4 years.
We don't win the Sugar Bowl without him. He saved Terrelle Pryor's fumble prone a$$. Bash Dane all you want, but if you "don't understand the love for Dane" then I have to question your Buckeye loyalty, Brewster.
P.S. I've always enjoyed your input on 11W, Brewster. I just think you're way off on this one. Nothing personal, bro.
IMO, regardless of love for him or not, its not that he's retruning punts in the third quarter, but rather scoring touchdowns when he does and then catching touchdown passes and outrunning everyone on the field when he touches the ball. Doesn't matter which string you are playing against in the NFL, when you do that, coaches like to keep you on the team. Production outweighs perception in the NFL; can he do it against the 1st stringers? No clue, but I think a team would like to find out.
I understand why the Bears let him go....I wouldnt go as far as to say he was "BAD" for the Bears but I get it. The bigger WR's are gonna be making all the headlines for them but theres no doubt he had chemistry with Cutler and could have played a minor role if nothing else. So Ill stick with being bitter. Regardless, BEAR DOWN!
You mad bro? And just to let you know a lot of times in the NFL it's about the system the receiver is in an Dane is someone that would fit right in
If you can't make an impact in the third quarter of the first pre-season game you won't get a chance to make an impact in the first quarter of the next game and then throughout the regular season. My take is that he may have just given himself a chance to get on the field during a more relevant timeframe and against better talent. The dude has to start somewhere with this team to prove himself, and this was a GREAT first step.
I am always happy to see big plays out of buckeyes no matter when or where it happens.*
*Pittsburgh Steelers players are exempt from this rule until they leave that team. I root for them thereafter (example: Holmes).
I like the in state teams are giving the Buckeye kids their shot. Its the way it should be.
As a Bengals fan, I'll take Sanzenbacher over Brandon Tate all day, every day! Dane has better hands and runs better routes!
I'm with you brother.
Brewsters, I don't think any of us are saying he's gonna start for Cincy. Personally, I'd like to see him just make the team as maybe a 4th or 5th WR and maybe some special teams play. The kid works hard and that stuff is contagious in the locker room. We all know the Bengals can use some positive, hard working, role models. He can push other players to reach their full potential by giving 110% in practice. Every successful team has those role players that are willing to do whatever the coaching staff asks. Dane fits that mold.
100% on the money. Couldn't have said it better brother. You have to respect the kids work ethic. He will most definitely push the other WR's to their full potential. I love those scrappy blue collar guys they add good character traits to the locker room.
Do you really think guys ahead of him will work any differently because he's on the roster? For example, AJ Green? One of the premier (or soon to be) wideouts in the league. Do you think he's going to say "Oh man, that talentless dude is working hard, I better step it up!"?
I do...work ethic can be contagious.
Ahh the presumption that those with talent don't have a work ethich rears its ugly head....I got news for you. Guys with more talent than Dane work really hard too.
Only one who said guys with talent don't work hard is you.
Calling Dane talentless is a sham and a mockery. He never had elite skills at tOSU and always made plays. He may not have great hands, speed, or size, but he's good at playing football. He's also a great representative for Ohio State in a time of poor representatives. Nice work Mr. Sanzenbacher, I hope to see you on Sundays.
Dane is faster than most people realize, and was all-state (4th place) in the 400M Dash as a HS Senior.
What I don't understand is why someone continues to crack on a buckeye exceeding expectations in the NFL.
Dane was a very good player here, keep his nose clean, and is/was a great ambassador for this university when we needed it the most. Sorry, I'm jumping up and down everytime I see him do something well. I don't see him with a 15 year career either, but he may very well surprise us both on that. Wouldn't that be a good thing too?
That's what I just said!
People that say "Dane is too slow" don't know WTF they are talking about. I personally think the bias against Dane is more against his lack of size than speed. When he received his Ohio State offer years ago, many Ohio State fans were ticked off that Tressel offered a slow white kid that was only a 3*.
I think we now know the rest of the story.
One other thing: I met Dane right after the Sugar Bowl victory at a Toledo Walleye Hockey game and my teenage son got his picture taken with him. He was SO humble and gracious to everyone there to meet him. Just a great ambassador for The Ohio State University. I hope when his NFL days are done that they(The OSU) get a job for him like Archie or something. Unless he goes into the press booth and takes the route that Herbstreit and Robert Smith took.
I Missed where I made a presumption that those with talent don't have work ethic.
Guys with good work ethics and good attitudes are contagious. Just like guys with bad attitudes like I don't know you are contagious. Im done beating my head off this wall have a nice night wish you well. Go Bucks
All I know is as a fan of both the Buckeyes and Bengals, I had a h---on for both Dane, Boom, and The Nuge tonight. WELCOME BACK FOOTBALL!
No but he may say hey look at how hard dane is working and tell his unit of WRs that as a unit every single one of them should be working this hard. I have no clue what his future holds but your constant bashing of him amazes me.
Im very happy for Dane. I still think he is underrated Go Bucks.
It doesn't necessarily have to be a WR that Dane pushes to work harder. By him hustling and running precise routes in practice will make DB's work on their technique etc. It may open up the eyes of a Lineman or even push a coach to work even harder. That's the contagious part.
Do you not think attitudes like Chad Johnson's & Terrell Owens didn't bring negativity into the locker room? Sure there are stars that put in great work. I don't think anyone is doubting that, but there are some stars that think they are bigger than the team. True stars work hard & keep the team first. Randy Moss ring a bell? Dude admitted that he took plays off if he wasn't involved. How bout blocking once in awhile :)
Exactly. Football is entertainment. I find it easier to be entertained when I have some one to root for. It is extremely easy to root for a guy like Sanzebacher.
Don't bring up T.O., he never was really a Bengal (more of a reality star). Ochocinco on the other hand was a Bengal through and thorugh. He cared about the team's success and did his job. Sure he displayed some antics but nothing that was overly selfish or detrimental.
"We're talking about practice....practice"
F-yeah Dane! Thats whats up! This year he's going to make every team look foolish for letting him go. I don't know if he'll be a starting WR but for sure he should be returning punts or kickoffs in 2013. This dude can BALL! Great shiftiness and knows when to accelerate. Reads his blocks and can run FAST!
Anyone who thinks Dane is talentless needs his/her head examined.
If you are in an NFL camp, you may or may not ever make the roster but you are far from talentless and th word "great" does apply.
It is a very difficult feat to even get a shot at the NFL. The vast majority of college football players never do.
I'm starting to think this "Brewster" guy has never played a down in his life. Here he is ripping Dane up and down, for some reason, as if he's a knowitall. Those kind of dudes are the ones who usually can't even walk & chew gum at the same time. LOL. If you don't think Dane is a great talent, and a hard work ethic isn't contagious? .... then you're just clueless. The suckass Bears are the ones who really dropped the ball here.
Keep spewin' Capt. Armchair!
It's kill or be killed.
To quote even many Buckeye fans:
but he's too slow and has no breakaway speed. <-----Heard that for 4 years when he was @ OSU.
Good job Dane. I hope they give you more opportunities.
Are you sure no player with great hands has ever been cut, because it seems to me that wes welker was waived by the chargers back in the day. And i am in no way saying dane is wes welker but your broad statement that no player with great hands has been released is so far off the mark its not funny. And the amount of players that play in the third quarter of preseason games and make the team is a lot but we will see how it all shakes out for him. I hope the best for him and all buckeyes!
I don't care if he's not as shifty as others, dude was/is a great route-runner. While every year it seems our WR's have trouble getting open, he would get open. And catch it. Like every time - even when he got creamed across the middle.
One of my favorite Buckeyes.
While playing in the 3rd quarter in a preseason game might be indicative of not being high up on the roster, it is still indicative of the coaches wanting to see what you can do. And he performed and produced.
Go Dane, go Bucks!
Screw the haters.
I know there's a game saturday, and my ass will be there.
Dane is a gamer for sure. I believe the Bears wanted bigger targets for Cutler since he can't hit the broadside of a barn sometimes.
He throws it to the other team just fine!
Dane is an extremely high character individual and a class act. I am really pulling for him to stick with the Bengals.
I can't for the life of me figure out why someone would be so critical of this guy:
Cris freaking Carter got cut by the Eagles (I realize, different circumstances). Can't simply judge a guy because he got cut.
^That is reason enough to support Dane, wherever he ends up and whatever he ends up doing.
Cincy picked up a good one there. Best of luck Dane. Go Bucks.
A good friend of mine went to see Brandon Saine play in a high school playoff game. Piqua won the game, but a receiver from TCC stole the show, a guy he never heard of. He said the guy easily outplayed Saine, even though his team lost. It was Dane.
who doesn't like the underdog?
I think that was Dane's junior year. Central Catholic was D-II runner's up that year. They won the state championship his senior year, if I'm not mistaken.
It is always nice to see good things happen to good people. Dane always carried himself like the consummate professional and put tOSU in a good light when there was so much negative attention being spilled on the program. Chalk one up for the good guys!!!
"When I look in the mirror, I want to take a swing at me."
Wayne Woodrow Hayes
i dont like the bengals at all, but always nice to see a buckeye do good at the next level
I think the issue with Dane is that people have always focused too much on measurables. Which, while not bad, won't blow anyone away. His intangibles have always been off the charts. He ALWAYS seems to be in the right place at the right time, just has tremendous football intelligence and instinct. Aside from catching everything thrown his way at OSU, if not for his head's up fumble recovery for a TD in the Sugar Bowl we wouldn't have won that game. He made those kinds of plays regularly, it seemed.
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