Seven Buckeyes Strike a Pose Following the Pittsburgh–Carolina Game

By 11W Staff on August 29, 2014 at 9:20a
Ryan Shazier, Andrew Norwell, Mike Adams and Cam Heyward strike the O-H-I-O on Heniz Field.
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Just a typical night in the NFL, when seven former Buckeyes are able to strike a pose following a preseason game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers.

Back row (L-R): Ryan Shazier, Andrew Norwell, Mike Adams, Cam Heyward
Front row (L-R): Will Allen, Philly Brown, Anderson Russell

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Vinsaniti's picture

That's awesome. Love to see Buckeyes in the NFL!

+6 HS
Barnsey69's picture

Great pic! Didn't know Russell was still playing.

I really don't know how anyone that is willing to be recruited nationally can go somewhere else...our talent is absurd.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

+8 HS
J.Mo's picture

Don't want to knock Russell but I thought his career at Ohio State was very mediocre. I'm surprised he's still in the league. Can someone remind me of a few bright spots of his career because when I think about him, I remember he whiffed on a tackle that led to Texas scoring and taking the lead in the final seconds of the 2009 Fiesta Bowl and then several dropped INTs in 2007.

+16 HS
Jason Priestas's picture

I'd rather 11W not be a place where a comment like this earns so many downvotes. Sure it doesn't speak glowingly of Russell, but I thought it was presented well enough.

Oldschoolbuck's picture

I've noticed that a lot of people are getting dv's for expressing an opinion - most, it seems to me, aren't crossing the line in any way for snark or disrespect or other no-no's that could get you the ban-hammer.

But thanks for pointing that out, Jason, you *&$%!

+10 HS
Hovenaut's picture

You're not alone in noticing. 

The respectable fan adult both offers and accepts differing opinions, when shared intelligently. 

Not a lost art, nor does it ever have to be. 

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

+13 HS
Poison nuts's picture

Glad Jason said it - it has been a growing trend. Nothing wrong with people having an opinion or thought that isn't sunshine & candied apples.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

+7 HS
TURD_BUCKET's picture

Agreed. Seems like any objective comments on the team or players, that are not positive, get hammered with down votes.

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.”

+3 HS
robobuck's picture

Confession time: I get so used to reading and upvoting opinions I agree with that it's easy to throw a DV at someone you strongly disagree with or feel is being uncharitable towards someone or thing you respect, even if they aren't breaking any rules. Now I always check myself before I wreck myself (bestow an undeserving DV)

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24

+2 HS
brandonbauer87's picture

Not sure if I should downvote you for admitting to breaking the rules....

+1 HS
OSUStu's picture

That photo is glorious.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+8 HS
Liening's picture

Following my favorite Buckeyes in the NFL is the best part of pro football!

GLiening

+8 HS
WTBuck's picture

Very excited about Shazier playing for the Stillers, haven't been this amped about a Buckeye playing for the black & gold since Holmes.  

+5 HS
OSUStu's picture

I am extremely excited about Shazier.  However, I will be watching Cam Heyward even more closely to take that next step and play on a Pro Bowl level.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+5 HS
AndyVance's picture

Ditto Stu - Shazier and Heyward on the same defense should give opposing offensive coordinators and quarterbacks nightmares. Those two are beasts... and playing for The Venerable Dick LeBeau, they're only going to get better with time.

+4 HS
northcampus's picture

I think Dick LeBeau is the one the most underrated people in the game when considering influential individuals who have impacted the game of football.  His 3-4 defenses have been successful for decades (not only in Pittsburgh either) and the man was also an incredible defensive back during his playing days.

I shake my head when I see his vitality during present games and think about it being the same person who was roaming the field for Woody Hayes in the mid-1950's at Ohio State.  LeBeau may have more energy and exuberance than many people half his age.

+3 HS
MordenoftheSith's picture

I have NEVER heard of Dick LeBeau being close to being placed on a list of underrated influential people impacting the game.  If anything, folks put him on a very high and solid gold pedestal, which he has earned.

If you only knew the POWER of the Dark Side.

+3 HS
AndyVance's picture

Morden has a point - I'm not sure I think Coach LeBeau is underrated as a defensive coordinator... However, I have always felt like the average Buckeye fan has no friggin' clue how important Dick LeBeau is in the pantheon of great Buckeyes of yesteryear. Perhaps it's because, as NorthCampus said, LeBeau was roaming the sidelines during the early days of the Hayes era, but LeBeau was one of the best Buckeye 'backers of all time, former All-American, etc., etc. I feel like that gets lost fairly frequently, and it's a shame. I'd love to see LeBeau on campus, rocking the scarlet & gray.

+2 HS
Oldschoolbuck's picture

I'd love to see LeBeau on campus, rocking the scarlet & gray.

Maybe a Defensive Coordinator Emeritus

+1 HS
AndyVance's picture

I'd be totally in for this. Dick LeBeau day at the WHAC or something.

+1 HS
Bigbutterbuckeye's picture

I feel the same way, but it's funny how different each of them getting drafted was for me. The year Holmes was drafted, going in I had been thinking what a good fit he would be for the Steelers. When they announced that they had traded up I just knew they were going to take him and was standing in front of my tv chanting " Take him, take him, take him". When they did I ran around my apartment yelling like an idiot.

With Shazier, I was not sure even what position they were going to take. Various needs, some decent players on the board, you can't always tell what direction a team is going to go. So I was just sitting back when it came to their pick. When they announced the name, I jumped up and started running around my apartment like an idiot....so I guess really not that much different in the end. 

+1 HS
AndyVance's picture

With Shazier, I was not sure even what position they were going to take. Various needs, some decent players on the board, you can't always tell what direction a team is going to go. So I was just sitting back when it came to their pick. When they announced the name, I jumped up and started running around my apartment like an idiot....so I guess really not that much different in the end. 

Ditto here - I had just said to The Stunning Mrs. Vance, "Gosh I wish the Steelers would draft Shazier. It's not going to happen, but I sure wish he would go to Pittsburgh so I can keep cheering for him on Sundays." And then they did it!!! It was the greatest feeling I've had on a draft day.

sharks's picture

Is Philly going to stick in Carolina?

The postgame show is brought to you by... Christ, I can't find it. The hell with it...

buckeyeboy31's picture

he's certainly put himself in the best position to make an NFL roster being there, given what they did or didn't do this past offseason

+1 HS
OSUStu's picture

I'd say he has as good a chance in Carolina as anywhere else.  They are quite thin at WR.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

+2 HS
IH8UOFM's picture

He's filling the "Ted Ginn" role since they let him go (which they shouldn't have)

11UrbzAndSpices's picture

Anderson Russell!! That's awesome that he's still got a shot in the NFL

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

+2 HS
James Mee's picture

This picture should end up in recruiting materials. 

+17 HS
WC Buckeye's picture

I think that's why Urbz smartly tweeted it :)

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

+1 HS
TUNBUCK89's picture

Once a Buckeye........Always a Buckeye !!!

+2 HS
Blackbeards Delight's picture

What about me?

- Terrelle Pryor

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bitches.

- Me

 

+2 HS
AkronBuckeye13's picture

Awesome to see all the Buckeyes in the NFL. However as a Browns fan it pains me to see former Buckeyes in Steeler uniforms.

+6 HS
southbuc's picture

Being a Brown's fan is pain enough!!!

+2 HS
dubjayfootball90's picture

Great to see. Good luck to all of them in their futures. Definitely pulling for them. Never rooting for the steelers, but rooting for individual Buckeyes!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

+1 HS
apack614's picture

AWESOME PIC!!!!!!!

"If we worked half as hard as our band, we'd be champions." - Woody Hayes

+1 HS
fuzzmonky's picture

Wish the Browns would wisen up and start drafting more Buckeyes. There is a reason we have the most NFL players of any NCAA team

Three yards and a cloud of dust...no more

+3 HS
Liening's picture

Is this true? Anyone have a breakdown of the top 10 schools? That would be interesting.

GLiening

+1 HS
slippy's picture

According to ESPN we're at 40 and Alabama has 47.  I think this counts everyone on a roster right now though.  So those numbers will drop in a week when final cuts are made.

+1 HS
Geraffi's picture

Love the pic and Buckeyes in the NFL. Hate that so many players I have loved now play for a team I loath. 

+4 HS
BroJim's picture

Awesome. Thanks for sharing this! I really appreciate seeing all these guys taking the time to get together and celebrate their University; it is wonderful.

I season my simple food with hunger

+1 HS
UrbanPirate's picture

Just... Awesome.

Just... Go Bucks.

    

+1 HS
ArizonaBuckeye's picture

What an awesome picture! Even though I despise the Steelers with a passion; I always manage to support (individually, mind you), the vast number of Buckeyes that end up in the steel city. Thanks a lot Coach LeBeau. It's most definitely a HUGE recruiting tool, though. Go Bucks! O-H!
 

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

+2 HS
northcampus's picture

Sanzenbacher is still on the Bengals active roster (and will probably get a good amount of snaps playing out of the slot with Marvin Jones hurt).  

People wrote Dane off in high school, they wrote him off in college, and then wrote him off in the pro game because of his size and he's still proving the doubters wrong.  Go Dane go!!!

+3 HS
Liening's picture

I loved watching Dane play. Such heart and guts. And he made so many really tough catches when we needed them. I hope he has a great pro career.

GLiening

+1 HS
Clinger76's picture

took a punt back to house last night didnt he?

Our Honor Defend, I will fight to the end for......O-HI-O!!

Oldschoolbuck's picture

Love it that Urban didn't say a word in his tweet - one picture, folks, one picture.

+3 HS
GrinandBarrett's picture

Heyward looks like he was talked into throwing up the OHIO, and not happy about it.

+1 HS
IH8UOFM's picture

I thought Norwell looked the least enthused of the bunch

sk4664's picture

Northcampus.... Dane is the modern version of Brian Bashnagel!

HeuermanTheFireman's picture

So was Jordan Hall cut?

The person responsible for toes clearly wanted you to stub them.

AndyVance's picture

Yes, unfortunately.

Phillips.449's picture

Wish the Bengals would jump on more of our players.  I don't know why I am surprised though because It can't be argued that the Steelers have been making better decisions for longer than I have been alive  (pukes in mouth).  Can somebody tell me why I watch the NFL and think that things may be different every year?

With that said, this picture is flipping sweet though.  Nice work calling this out UFM!

BucksHave7's picture

Love seeing this Buckeye pride.  Those of you who arent a part of it, will never understand it.  

How about this posted at OSU.EDU:    

This years Frosh Class.....62% ranked in top 10% of HS class and 95% in top 25% of HS Class.     Awesome!!!

BucksHave7

Poison nuts's picture

This pic is awesome! As an aside - Shazier is going to be a force of nature in the NFL & will give kids from the south a success story regarding coming north to play their football.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

whiskeyjuice's picture

Ohio state alumnus representing well!

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

JSTANBUX25's picture

Well played, gents.  Well played.

How Firm Thy Friendship...O-HI-O

BassDropper's picture

Philly Brown has officially made the Panthers roster.

DIRECTIONER

+2 HS
Son of Sevenless's picture

Nothing I dislike more than the Steelers, but I still had to smile at that picture.

Crumb's picture

Buckeyes in the NFL. The ONLY reason I follow pro football.

"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War

+1 HS
CCatanzaro's picture

I love the Buckeyes in the NFL, but I sure do hate the Steelers.

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

Stoicpaisano's picture

Who would've thought Will Allen ('00 recruiting class) would have the longest NFL career from the 2002 title team?

He's five years older than Russell ('05 class) and 11 years older than Shazier ('11 class).