Not a bad comparison. Probably a little bit better hands coming out with not the exact same explosive speed but the size and difficulty to bring down are very on target.
Unless your Joey Freshwater.
Tom Herman was in Mensa? I never heard that before.
9 time Pro Bowler, 6 Time All Pro, one of only 6 or so people with 25 career INT's and 25 Career sacks. Only 7 Safeties (some of whom started at Corner) in the Hall. That number should jump to 10 for Troy Polamalu, Brian Dawkins, and Adrian Wilson. The Hall reflects the way the game grows as much as it honors players. Few embodied to the New Safety in the NFL like those three.
Whoa.....That was deep.
I still don't understand the question. Braxton Miller did exactly that his junior year and going into his senior campaign he was still the guy until he got hurt. There was no mention of QB competition then. Its not that different now. Jones is the QB until he isn't. In order for your scenario to play out, he needs to play badly enough to cost Ohio State 2 games-which he has not done to date.
1) His presser would indicate to me he didn't almost leave. His reaction seemed to be of the "Why are you asking me this?" variety.
2) A national championship shouldn't be the benchmark for Jones to keep his job in this scenario. If Jones wins a title, that means he will more than likely be undefeated as a starter because as we go on, I doubt OSU can survive a loss and still get into the CFP. If they don't win a title, that means Jones loses a game-so are you saying that Jones will lose his job if he loses a game? Because it sounds like you are saying Jones will lose his job if he loses a game.
3) I'll play your game you rogue. If Jones comes back, Jones is the QB.
Quit trying to make Braxton to QB a thing. It will never be a thing. I have never seen so many arm chair coaches who think they have the magic solution.
"ohhh I have an idea....lets see...**looks at roster**....Cardale and JT are QB's...and not playing up to my foolishly high expectation....Steph Collier is young...so he's out....hmmm what to do...what to do...what to.......HONEY STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING I HAVE THE SOLUTION. SEE THAT? #1? Braxton Miller? He used to play QB! He can play QB! I mean sure, no team has probably ever won a title by giving three quarterbacks substantial playing time, but see, that is the beauty of my plan! Its never been done! Or suggested! I'm certain of it now. No one has ever come up with this idea!!!"
Come on guys. We are 5 weeks in. Does anyone really think this idea hasn't been floated yet? And besides, the OBVIOUS answer is Darron Lee. Cat was recruited as a QB!!!!
Oh exactly. Its very hard to maintain the pace Bosa has set his first two years. Eventually teams just say screw it, you aren't the guy that beats us anymore. Stats suffer accordingly but the defense as a whole is playing so well because there are so many 1 on 1 battles or free runners. Its why I don't really worry about this team. There is too much speed and depth on the defensive front. Ignore the fact that they have the best LB's at least in the Big Ten, if not in the nation and a safety tandem 119 teams would kill for. OSU can win games on the front four alone.
So its fun too, people lining up to take shots at OSU. Over rated, bungled QB decisions, etc. Its fine. People get paid to comment on what they see. What they aren't talking about is the bigger story. Everyone is quick to admit how great the defense is and rightfully so then they like to pile on the offense and take shots at them. Does Urban Meyer strike you as a guy who won't have it figured out when it matters? Better question-with the way the defense is playing right now, what happens when the offense clicks? Because its going to happen. And then everyone is dead.
My biggest fear here is that OSU does not have anyone in this class that can fill the sweet stache void left by this young man.
He's going to be trouble for a lot of teams. Despite his struggles, Bosa will still draw all of the attention from opposing offenses. This complicates things because Diesel has been so good as well. Now that Lewis is shining in his own right, OSU can generate pressure and stop the run with the front four. Gives you a lot of flexibility in the back seven to blitz because you want to, not because you need to.
Sam Hubbard and Ty Lewis appear to be ok. Garreon Conley developed just fine as well. I'm pretty pleased with the way Curtis Samuel has played thus far. That's 4 guys that either turned themselves into starters or are primed to be starters once their superior leaves.
The ends justify the means. There is a lot of talk right now about where OSU should be ranked and the answer to that question is still number 1. Until proven otherwise, they are the number one team in the land. The problem so many of us are having is that we impose these expected results onto the team and then get mad or worried when the team falls short. A lot of people thought yesterday was going to be tough and it was. The pinnacle of a lot of teams' seasons is going to be hanging with OSU. Yesterday should make you feel better not worse because despite some bad penalties and turnovers, Ohio State had the star power to over come. Defense made stops when the turnovers put them in a bad spot and when the rest of the offense struggled, one guy took it upon himself. This game it was Zeke. It could be Thomas next week, Marshall the next. The talent is still there guys. As for Jones, in order to beat Ohio State, you need him to have a total clunker of Jay Cutler Proportions AND you still need to get over on the defense. Did we all want a 7 point win with the opposing team having a chance to tie\win in the final seconds? No. Is OSU STILL undefeated? Yep. I'm contemplating leaving 11W for the balance of the season because of the negativity here. We want 60 point wins because we think that's what should happen. Don't panic when it isn't that. .
1) 19 carries for 130 yards and TD of at least 40. Zeke will get his until he won't because I just don't see IU keeping this thing close.
2) Probably not because OSU will rush for close to 300 if I had to venture a guess. I'm more willing to say he'll run for the century mark before he throws for the triple.This game should be a case of stick with what works and OSU should be able to run early and often.
3) Over. They'll get theirs but I'll set their completion percentage under 40%. They'll get some chunks on the ground between the 30's but the OSU back 7 is better than anyone in the nation and will either force a slew of errant\rushed passes or lock down wideouts and force throws into the middle. Sidenote-why don't teams think to block Darron Lee? They do know that 1) They can, its allowed and 2) giving him free runs at the QB is a bad strategy.
4) Yep. Jones may not throw for 300 but he'll find Miller in the middle of the field and then Brax will do Brax things.
5) I will answer this question the same way every week. Vonn Bell. He's the best player on this defense and will continue to play like it. Finds the ball, great speed, attacks like a predator and is probably the best tackler not named Josh Perry on the roster.
Two cannibals are eating a clown when one turns to the other and says "Does this taste funny to you?"
MACtion, like most things, makes Bert sweaty.
Ahh I won't hijack a Blue Jackets thread again with my thoughts on the good, the bad and the Ugly that is the Hawks front office. Go Jacks!
One could argue its the FSU Unconquered look too. I like the black threads.
I think all but Wiscy win. Minny has been a bit of a let down this year. Northwestern man....that's a nasty team. They are very physical up front. If Wisconsin loses, they'll create another ranked team in Iowa though so assuming OSU, MSU, UM, NU and Iowa win, Wisconsin probably won't drop out of the top 25 and you'll have 6 teams in the top 25 in the Big Ten come next week. But you know, the Big Ten is so weak.
Arkansas-because I think Meyer would try to hang a million on Bert and his well placed barbs in a post game would be delightful though we may have to wait until Bert takes over once Iowa rolls the corpse of 50 times COY winner Kirk Ferentz out onto the street.
Baylor-because screw Art Briles' whining, lying, unscrupulous ass.
Could have very well been the game I was at. It was during the Juice Williams years at Illinois so they were a decent squad but PSU controlled them and beat them down pretty good for 4 quarters. It erupted at times but didn't get the consistent feel the Shoe had when I was there from 2001-2005.
PSU fans would complain that the refs were preventing the stadium from stopping Bosa though.
I was thoroughly unimpressed by Beaver Stadium and I went for a white out between PSU and Illinois. It was a gigantic space that would periodically get loud but I was in the Shoe for the 2002 Game-PSU didn't even come close.
Whatever they do, they should knock down the numbers honoring the 2012 team.