This among so many other pieces of content, is what makes this site my home page.
I think Urban was saying what many a politician would say.He certainly must have thought about next year. We don't know if Miller will even be able to throw...and throw at the level of an OHIO STATE qb (throwing was not his forte when he was healthy). Urban will cross that bridge of who will start next year,when he sees that it truly needs to be answered.
(one would think he conveyed exactly that sentiment to JT soon after the press conference.What qb would want to feel that no matter what he did...he would not lead the team in a year, even with a great season)
Our offense is becoming a unit to FEAR......certainly not there yet....but we can see glimmers of where we might end up.
Now we need a defense other teams....other very good teams.................. FEAR
Thank You !
What great views !!
TODAY...I would say this season will be exactly like last year's. I'm hoping for much better results.
Champion level teams and their fans don't have choose how their pass defense is going to be gashed. A thousand cuts.....like the last few years.Or horrendous long deep gashes.....this year.- Championship teams have minimal levels of both, until they play another high level team. Some seem to be saying we should accept a porous pass defense from even the lowliest of competition(like we saw all of last year and the year before).
Urban said it......teams at the champion level simply don't allow themselves to be gashed like we do...and that has to be fixed.Right now...it is NOT fixed.
How many times has a player been unable to play and the next man up takes his place and never gives up the position ?
Is Michigan State getting gashed like our pass defense is ? Nope.
Our pass defense has to get a lot better by the end of the season. MSU just has to keep doing what they have done.
With Fickell still influencing how our defense plays,I don't have any confidence things will improve.
Right now...I see a repeat of last year.
"there is nothing to see here....move along".
Agree...why not actually try to catch the ball.
Step 1....look to see where the ball is .
Urban said before the game this was a test of our revamped pass defense......and they failed.
Our defense needs to make qb's pay...a lot more than they have been.One notable sack when you know the other team is most likely going to throw...is not nearly enough.
Those long plays go a long way to building momentum.They energize..they motivate. They do just what you don't want....besides scoring on you.
They are far far from just 3 plays we didn't cover well.They have to be viewed in the context of our having one of the worst pass defenses in the country for the last several Y E A R S .
(gasp) we might even try to catch the ball....not just run with a potential receiver.
Thank you for the education. I really appreciate it.
You should get touches based on your performance on the field.......and the plays the Bucks need to exploit the other teams defenses.
I would not use the word deserve. It's all about your performance and the teams needs.
IMO .J.T. is a quarterback. Braxton is an outstanding athlete who wants to play qb....just like Pryor.
We are in the same mode as last year...offensive shootouts. Against Michigan State ...last night ......we would have lost. Michigan State doesn't allow what we allowed last night(and all of last year). Where is the disruption of Cincy's receiver rouites ?
I am not a football guru...but i'm good a parroting some who I think are. As I understand it part of the defensive scheme is to DISRUPT reciever pass rouites as they come off the line.That simply wasn't done last night.Our pass defense was gashed just like all of last year.
Championship defenses don't look at all like what we saw last night..
D line not getting pressure
Defensive backs not getting physical with recievers and disrupting rouites. Defensive backs were reactive not proactive.
We are in the same place with our pass defense as we were last year !
I kept waiting for him to throw it away(sigh).
I hope he wins .
OSU gets up early via the pass(with Cincy loading the box).... then the Bucks go into run mode to slow the game down....and finish up in pass mode when Cincy tries to load the box again.
Game fun to watch....the Bucks in control
One word. 11 W is:
Time for some take-aways :-)