PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
...still waiting for him to play like an NFL 1st rounder...
"To The House"
another missed tackle...well done Bradley.
hurt 2 other OSU players in the process of getting himself hurt...oh, Bradley.
gave up a 1st down by 'getting his foot caught'...
Roby closes, arm tackles, misses...1st down NW.
Doran Grant > Bradley Roby
Surprised he hasn't had a neck injury with all those diving missed tackles
Roby gets beat again and may cost OSU the game
takes a holding penalty for Bradley to make a play on defense
Even my wife was laughing at that play asking " why did they hold him? It wasn't like he would make the tackle." Thought it was comical that roby had missed enough tackles for my wife (who typically reads magazines throughout the game) to notice.
"I'll fire when I'm god damn good and ready! You got that?" - Pete "Maverick" Mitchel
Robey is the least of our problems. 5 men in the backfield and cannot bring this QB down? Tackling fundamentals are non existent
While I agree tackling needs work the DL in is the strength of this defense. They get penetration, they never stop and they get sacks. Those QB's on that team can scramble and that makes it difficult to always get the tackle. But I will tell you this stat that is very bad for tOSU... NW QB's went 25 of 31 with one of those 6 missed passes an INT and 343 yards. That is a completion percentage of over 80%!!!! You can't allow that and expect to win championships!! So yes the secondary is THE problem and needs A TON OF WORK!!!! And another thing if Bradley Roby thinks he is ready to go pro after this season he is very sadly mistaken. He will be exposed!
Because they wouldn't let me go for 3!
Woody Hayes 1913-1987
On Wisconsin's first attempt at the jet sweep with Gordon, Roby blew the play up and made the tackle himself... but what I think went unnoticed is that after that play, he grabbed at his back/side. I can't help but wonder if he's playing thru some pain and it's limiting him.
Originally after the Wisconsin game I thought this was just an excuse, but I definitely saw him hold his back once or twice tonight as well. Didn't think it was an issue before, but now it looks like a potential problem.
Definitely agree, I had a post on this exact thing. I saw him go out, clearly in pain and clutching his side. He'd then gather himself and go back in to hustle around the field. He had a tough time making cuts whichs tenses that side muscle and it's slowing roby just enough to make a difference. I'd still rather have an injured roby over anyone else, that punt block was classic.
That TD saving tackle was good effort too. Don't know what happened on the coverage, but watching him run down that guy is mesmerizing.
This bye week should help him out, at the very least. Hopefully Roby will be 100% again by the time Iowa comes to town..
Still waiting for posters to become walk-ons and do better.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes
I like Roby a lot, I think we might be leaning on him a little too heavy. I do miss the Roby that wore #25 though. I think Coombs puts our guys in tough spots in certain situations. On the long NW completion, he was late getting over to his man, playing 10 yards off when they O only needs like 3 yards. Siemien saw it, said thanks and threw a dart. We need to press more. It would be different if these receivers were all 6'4'' studs. jmo. Still optimistic Roby can turn it around. Huge play he made on the blocked punt for us.
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
It seems as of right now there is no point NOT to play man press because they get beat anyways.
Should have left when his draft stock was so high. If he leaves after this season, he'll be lucky to be a 6th or 7th rounder from what we've seen so far.
But the best news for Bradley Roby - there is room for improvement and 6 games left in the regular season plus the B1G Championship game and the bowl game to make improvements and turn his season around. Just stop the smack talk on Twitter until you improve your game.
Yep. I was shocked when he came back to be honest with you; I think he would have without a doubt been a 1st rounder in last year's draft after his film was evaluated and he lit up the combine. The CB class wasn't that great and I think he would have been the first one taken.
He's still way too physically talented to go any later than the late 2nd round / early 3rd round IMO, but he's looked really bad this season. I don't know what the deal is (injured?).
Keep waiting my friend, keep waiting...
What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.
You realize his blocked punt/td won us the game; right? Also, if he doesn't catch that dude from behind we probably lose as well.
It's good that he caught that guy, that was his man in coverage that burnt him on that play.
Yeah, and NW scored a TD on that drive so he didn't save anything.
I've been critical on Roby since Cal game and am not sure what else it will take for more to see how poorly he has been. Personally I am shocked and disappointed about how poor his play has been. I think Urban and the rest of Buckeye Nation was assuming he'd lock down every opposing teams top WR ala Springs,Gamble style. He is a liability and the weaker of the two CBs for sure. If he's hurt then get him outta there!
It's our bye week fellas, I'm confident the staff will shore up most of these issues. Roby has been put in a tough spot the past few weeks, they've been banking on him to play on an island all game. The rest and practice this week should rejuvenate him.
"So when you get knocked on your butt, get up, get over it, and then next time, kick their ass." - Woody Hayes
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