Choices Jermale Hines Chimdi Chekwa Devon Torrence Ross Homan Brian Rolle Cameron Heyward Orhian Johnson Nathan Williams Vote Comments Show All Comments Poe McKnoe 27 Sep 2010, 8:40 am Has to be Nathan Williams or Heyward. I think Solomon Thomas showed he's not either of those guys and Melvin Fellows is still MIA...or should I say injured in action? Ohio State's defensive line needs to be in the backfield almost immediately to protect the back 7 and that zone they sit in. Leanenaud 27 Sep 2010, 8:47 am Seems like there's plenty of focus up front to handle a loss, but the secondary was in lala land for much of the game against EMU. Tighten it up! Buckeye Ben in Tampa 27 Sep 2010, 9:01 am gotta go with Chimdi. Maybe if the secondary was completly healthy i would go with Rolle as he is the one directing traffic out there, but as is, a loss to our #1 CB would be pretty brutal. BigRedBuckeye 27 Sep 2010, 10:38 am Just from a depth standpoint, I think we are better up front. Chimdi is, therefore, key, imo. And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! zekebucks 27 Sep 2010, 11:00 am Nathan Williams is not near the ball exactly 1 play only when he is on the field. Take him away and Thomas does not relieve the pressure for Heyward... Nathan"TheSnake"Williams!!! Watch closely, and you will agree, there is not a play where he is farther than 1 yard away or actually making the play!!! Thomas Zeke White SouthBayBuckeye 27 Sep 2010, 12:52 pm Chimdi. We're too thin at secodnary to lose him. Contrary to popular belief, he doesn't suck. Banned from ATO since June 3rd 2PMish PST BucksfanXC 27 Sep 2010, 1:13 pm +1 “Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody slippy 27 Sep 2010, 11:13 pm We've been watching different games for the past 3 years apparently. BucksfanXC 28 Sep 2010, 9:55 am My dad always bitches that "Chekwa must suck cuz they keep throwing at him" and I re-tort, "he must be good if Tressel keeps him out there guarding the #1 receiver." “Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody pioneer92 27 Sep 2010, 6:46 pm Orhian Johnson hands down. Thin at secondary and he is already the second string after losing Barnet. Losing Johnson means third string free saftey. andyr78 27 Sep 2010, 6:47 pm Have to go with Chimdi. Watching EMU scoring 20 points on our backup CB's was brutal. OHIOST1087 27 Sep 2010, 7:53 pm Hard to choose between Homan and Rolle, but Homan has done it all so far... he's a bit taller than Rolle so he's better at dropping into coverage and just naturally a better tackler. Losing him would definitely put more pressure on the defensive backs in underneath coverage in a time when (as of late) we are already struggling with our secondary coverages. Plus our blitzing with the D-line has not YET been as effective as hoped to be, so we see more LBs involved in blitz packages... if Homan (or Rolle) were to go down, we may see less effective blitzes, or exposed underneath coverages w/ only 1 "star" LB. OHIOST1087 27 Sep 2010, 7:54 pm Btw, why isn't Moeller one of the selections?