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Comment 08 Sep 2014

I've never bought into the hype of Wilson. Let me see it on the field first before I will get excited about anybody and I haven't really seen anything yet.

Doesn't have elite speed (although yes, it is good... but people try and convince themselves he's blazingly fast for some reason) but his biggest problem that everyone has seemed to finally taken notice of (I noticed it all of last season) is the guy just has no vision AND no wiggle to his game. Not a good combination.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

I'll go with the obvious answers of Samuel, Erick Smith, and McMillan. A few others may get in on some special teams action, but I think those are the only 3 that actually see meaningful snaps. Maybe Dixon too.

Regardless of what Meyer says, I think a majority of this class redshirts (as usual). Just too much depth on this team right now.

Comment 14 Aug 2014

But last year, the Buckeyes -- for all their defensive woes -- still managed to smother the Hoosiers in Columbus.

I've never understood why people act like the defense actually had a good game against Indiana last season. They gave up 442 yards to them, and it felt like Indiana was shredding them just like everyone else had throughout the year. 

Kept them out of the endzone though for the most part, but eh.

Comment 06 Aug 2014

I agree. WR is pretty log-jammed this year. IMO:

X - D. Smith, C. Smith, 

Z - Spencer / Thomas, Dixon / Clarke

H - Wilson, Marshall 

Those are really the only ones I see getting much playing time, and some of these guys won't even play very much if I had to guess. I think Campbell, Brown, and McLaurin definitely redshirt as well. Well, i'd be surprised if they didn't. I don't know where Greene or Epitropolous fit in. 

Comment 06 Aug 2014

Definitely liked the idea of him at TE better, but he's intriguing at LB too. 

Comment 14 Jul 2014

Why would Dontre Wilson be on the kickoff team though?

Unless you meant that Lattimore would be returning kicks with Wilson, which I guess I could see, but I think there'll be plenty of other guys for that (Samuel, Clark, McLaurin, Dixon, both Smiths, Marshall). 

Comment 24 Jun 2014

I like the move a lot actually. I didn't really see that walk-out linebacker spot being a fit for him anyway. 

There's not many 6-6 linebackers out there for a reason. He could be a dangerous weapon at TE. 

Comment 24 Jun 2014

I don't understand the downvotes. It was extremely obvious Hubbard was never going to play safety at OSU.

 

 

Comment 05 May 2014

As well as being an absolute freakish athlete.

 

I know all kinds of guys slip through the cracks / get overlooked all of the time, but his story is still pretty unique. I'm assuming he wasn't even that dominating of a high school player, and yet he's now THE most dominating defensive player in the NFL. Must have just been a very late bloomer, because he always had to have been extremely athletic, especially back when he was 230 or whatever he was as a TE instead of the 295 he is now. Hell, the Wisconsin J.J. Watt and the NFL Watt aren't even in the same stratosphere either. 

Comment 02 May 2014

Honestly, besides that beastly run against Nebraska and the wheel-route catch... what else has he really shown that makes people so enamored with him? It's just his size, right? I mean... it's pretty fun to watch 6-3 240 pound backs run the ball and the idea of it is nice... but did he ever really offer that much more than any of the other backs that played instead of him?

 

If he would have gotten the ball he would have produced, sure, but if he was this other-worldly talent like some people act like he would have seen the field a whole lot more. I'd say his height is probably a detriment; backs are hardly ever over 6'2. 

Comment 24 Apr 2014

LB isn't really a huge need, but...

SAM: Rey

MIKE: Burfict

WILL:Shazier

What a nasty LB corp that would be, and they need speed in that group right now. Regardless of wherever the media / casual fans are saying his stock is, I think he'll be gone (and maybe long gone) by the time pick #24 comes around. 

Comment 16 Apr 2014

In recent years it was always the SAM LB that left the field in the nickel, but I'm assuming in this defense the WILL will leave.

 

I'm going to guess that when they go to nickel, Perry will slide over from WILL to MIKE, Grant leaves the field, and Reeves come in at NB.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

What if he shows up at TT and never play's a snap? Maybe dude is a workout warrior and that's it!?

Wouldn't shock me one bit. The guy was RAW and I was always kind of weary of his game (just from watching his highschool film). His athletic testing numbers were intriguing, but I wouldn't be surprised if he never pans out. This isn't sour grapes either, I could dig up old posts of mine saying the same things right around when he committed. 

Comment 04 Apr 2014

I've only been filling them out for a few a years, but the only year I actually had the Buckeyes winning it all (and I was still hesitant) was the 2010-2011 team because I'd felt like they were legitimately the best team in the nation that year. Shame they couldn't get past Kentucky; just had a bad shooting game.

 

Comment 04 Apr 2014

He's never had the luxury of a decent screen pass....THIS IS SURELY THE YEAR FOR IT

 Really? It seems like about 75% of his completions last season were quick WR screens to the outside. He threw a ton of short, easy screen throws that inflated his completion %, but he also threw a bunch of inefficient deep throws that hurt his completion %. I'm just hoping there's SOME kind of intermediate passing game this season instead of 1. Quick Screen 2. Quick Screen 3. Deep ball.

Comment 28 Mar 2014

If Elliott gained 25lb of muscle...WOW!

They must be referring to how much weight he's gained since his senior year of high school, because he was listed at 218 last season as a freshman. 

Comment 13 Mar 2014

Haha, obviously I realize that just because something isn't effective in NCAA 14 doesn't mean it won't work in real life, but what I was trying to say was... maybe it's just one of those formations that really doesn't add much more to an offense. It's just "getting cute" for no reason other than to spice things up and throw out a different look, when maybe strategically it doesn't really offer much. You can do a few different things with it (I know a lot of teams put a FB and a TE back there as the lead backs) but eh... it's probably just not worth the trouble to implement. This offense seems to be 3 WRs split out with a TE either in an H-back spot or in the slot 90% of the time and they can do pretty much anything they want to from that formation.