That is because the offense is incapable of sustaining long drives. The blueprint is out, stack the box and stop Zeke and force Jones to pick you apart all the way down the field. He is either going to make a mistake, the WRs are going to drop the ball or our team will eventually commit a dumb penalty stalling the drive. Every touchdown this season has been off of a big play, no long TD drives that I can think of.
They have been spending time figuring things out. Please feel free to believe that the offense you are going to see in November is the same one that's been on the field the last 3 weeks. I remember another team from up north thinking the same thing after our game against PSU last season lol, that didn't work out so well.
No one said they didn't have talent, they said that all the talent you did have underperformed and basically failed to ever reach competence in many areas as a team. Um has had good players over the past several seasons but as a whole could never put it together. Any idiot can look at the recruiting rankings and see talent, but Hoke lacked in recruiting speed and skill guys and never had good QB play. That is what most were referring too. Um has beaten 2 god awful teams and one decent, depleted team, so you should probably wait until you come on here trying to pick apart everything being posted. Most Buckeye fans are going to tear um down as much as possible, just like um fans talking all big about beating The Buckeyes. The country has not seen the real Buckeyes to this point in the season and are making the mistake of writing them off, but you better believe that when the meat of the schedule hits, this team will be rolling. Um is not going to rush for 256 yards without throwing it against tOSU, but I digress.
I am honestly beginning to believe that they have been using these last 3 games to test things out with the new offensive staff. You do not go from on of the best offenses in the country to completely inept over night and the only explanation is that the were running a system they were not used too and it was causing hiccups. The new offensive staff needed to get on the same page and I think we have seen those growing pains over the past few week. Jones is not cemented as the starter, Meyer figured out a system to call plays while allowing Warriner to still be on the field coaching the OL and overall, I would say that things looks much more cohesive yesterday and if Jones learns how to lead his WR's deep, this offense will be taking off!!
You are right. I think it is time for our fan to realize that most teams prepare for tOSU like its the national title and if The Buckeyes do not come in with the same intensity, it is very easy to get into a dog fight and look up and realize the game is still close in the 4th. i am starting to believe that the coaches are using these games to iron things out and I fully expect this team to be ready to go when they face a team that they see as a tough opponent. I really do think these kids bought into themselves and took the 3 OoC games way to lightly after putting all of their focus into VT to start the season. By PSU, this offense will be flying high,no doubt.
Samuel has the ability to make people look silly as they grasp for air. He looks like our best all around player right now next to Zeke. If I was Meyer I would mandate that Zeke gets 20+ carries, Michael Thomas gets targeted at least 15 times a game and Samuel also gets 5 touches on Jet Sweeps swing passes and another 5 looks downfield. These 3 our the absolute best we have on offense right now and there is not doubt in my mind, they will be the ones making a lot of the plays going forward
The real questions is does it matter? Ohio State is going to probably play a ranked Minnesota team, a likely 1v2 showdown with MSU and if things stay the course a top 25, possibly 15 TTUN team followed (hopefully) by a B1G title game against another ranked team. Throw in Indiana, who is not awful and PSU who is getting better and our schedule, just like last year, is not nearly as bad as it looks. Opening on the road with VT is not a gimme and I can think of plenty of top 25 teams that would go in there and lose that game. They also lost their QB and were playing without their 1st round, AA CB. Right now SOS is the absolute last thing the Buckeyes need to worry about, they just need to keep ironing out the kinks and be grateful that the meat of our schedule does not come until November. This is setting up a lot like last year, but this time without the loss. I think people forget the offensive struggles we went through at times last season and the defense was playing terrible as far into the season as Indiana in November. The Buckeyes are in good shape right now.
Yea, that guy was a major fucking problem
Hopefully people keep dropping the Buckeyes in the polls. Meyer is a master of finding any shred of disrespect and turning it into motivation. My biggest concern with this team is what we saw Saturday, sleepwalking through a game. This team is riding high after tearing through the playoff and avenging VT in a big way and then they look at the schedule and realize they should not be tested for a while. Games like Saturday and great reminders of what can happen when you don't take other teams seriously. I think we will see the offense bounce back in a big way next week.
So Georgia Southern is better than MSU right?
This is good. Anything the Meyer can use for motivation is fine by me. He needs to keep this team angry and ready to compete.
Makes no sense. Oregon is not as good as they have been in the past and realistically, if Adams doesn't overthrow a wide open WR, Sparty most likely loses that game. Ohio State gave haters a reason to not vote them #1 and the AP trolls quickly pounced.
Just like poker, they take rake. If they have 100,000 people put in $3 and keep .25 cents from each entry they are making a $ no matter how much they payout. Multiply that over the thousands of daily tournaments they are getting a "rake" from and you have a highly profitable business that is able to payout tons of $$ to the winners. I play on draft kings and find it to be very enjoyable. You just have to be good at finding the players that don't cost as much or you won't be successful. If you spend too much $$ on one QB or HB, you will hurt yourself at every other position. It takes time to get it down, but now I go on and fill out 10-15 entries in the same tournament and just change a few players here and there. If I hit, I usually win 10x my entry which covers the times I don' make anything.
Just like online poker, you need to have the $$ to lose so that way you can play the odds and not be crippled when you take a bad beat. If you go all in everytime you have pocket Aces, you need to be prepared to lose 25% of the time without it affecting your bankroll because over time, you know that is a profitable play. Online fantasy sports are no different, there is just a little more variance, but if you know your sports, you can easily win small amounts of $$ over and over and build up a roll.
MSU fans heads would f***ing explode!! I live in Grand Rapids, and constantly remind them that it has taken multiple Buckeye coaches on their staff to return to prominence and it drives them nuts.
Of all these "ranked" teams that Bert was talking about, Missouri, Tenn, Arkansas and Miss St shouldnt even be ranked. Auburn is ranked way too high. I am more convinced than ever that Alabama is just that good as a program, that they have raised the bar in the SEC much the same way Meyer has in the B1G. The SEC has a bunch of good teams, not great teams and seem to be better in the middle and bottom than most conferences. They do recruit a little better so they have more depth, but I think we can all see that this is not a conference of NFL teams like we have been led to believe. I think Bert needs to take another look at his schedule because he sure as shit does not have 8 ranked game in a row. Hell, by the end of the season, Minny and scUM could both be ranked and MSU could be #2 when we play them. Throw that in with a ranked team in the B1G title game and what we could face in the playoff and you are looking at a tough schedule. If PSU didnt suck so bad, we could consider our schedule a meat grinder by SEC standards haha.
Last year they looked like hell against VT and came out against Kent. St, UC, Maryland and Rutgers and looked fantastic. Meyer literally can have a team looking polished and crisp one week after a debacle. These guys will be fine, the defense is coming into its own already and the offense took a week off for whatever reason. This will be a teaching moment for the coaches to help show these guys that no one is going to roll over for them because of the Buckeye leaves on their helmets.
Yea that clapping was like kid shit. Are they really allowed to do that?
I agree with you. I do not think they took Hawaii seriously. The prepared for VT for the entirety of camp and got worked into a frenzy over the fact that they were only team to beat tOSU last season. So they go on the road and play in a Monday night game in which they end up rolling to victory. After the game, players are celebrating and talking on twitter like they just slayed the last giant standing in the way and the media is discussing whether this could be the greatest CFB team of all time?!?!
They come back to Cbus. do not practice Tuesday, practice Wed and Thurs and go through the walkthrough on Friday. This is Jones 1st start in the Shoe and being on short week and feeling more tired and sore than usual, they plan on cake walking to victory against a Hawaii team that is happy to get the opportunity to get smacked by the defending champs. The only problem here is that no one told Hawaii that they were supposed to lay down. There defense was prepared and caused issues all day. They defended Miller well and did a good job of swarming to those swing passes to the flats. We did not push the ball down field consistently and Hawaii brough more and more guys toward the LOS causing issues in the running and short passing game. Then to top it all off, the coaches have decided that instead of putting together one game plan the are going to prepare THREE. How can an offense and offensive line have continuity, consistency and rhythm when there is a new QB taking a snap every 5 plays????? I pray to god Meyer is using his foresight and knowingly putting a bunch of red herring type crap on tape just to force teams like MSU to waste time preparing for stuff they wont end up seeing. At this point, I think he needs to pick Jones or Barrett, get rid of the direct snap package to Braxton Miller/ (unless he is going to throw at least 30% of the time), and stick with that guy. This team needs an offensive identity and both QB's are so different that it completely changes the offense for the rest of the team depending on who is in the game. That will eventually cause issues. /rant
Actually my family supports the program and have had the opportunity to meet players and coaches. Oh and look, someone just announced a position change shortly after I posted this. Thanks for your vote of confidence though LMFAO!!!
Where the hell do these Rutgers fans come from?!?! I have to give them a little credit for being optimistic, but damn, they can't even keep kids from leaving their own state, how the hell are they on the way to being the next dynasty? I don't know if it is the same guy posting this garbage over and over or if it is the entire fanbase LOL.
Braxton was not supposed to say anything and now Meyer is trying to reel him in. He will be a WR/H-back and I have heard from sources inside the program, he will be returning punts and kicks too.
I have it on good authority that Brax has been moved to H-Back/slot/punt-kick returned for a while now and will indeed be in that role all season. He is bulked up and ready to roll, he is going to shine in the open field. Imagine a LB trying to cover him haha.
Going back to Urban's first real class (2013), I think Vonn Bell was/is one of the most important recruits he landed. He brought consistency to the back end of the defense and has made a ton of plays in his 2 seasons in Cbus. I think he is an AA this year all the way.
I know. Cutler has to be the most overrated QB in the NFL. Not only does he throw a ton of picks, his attitude is about as shitty as they come.
LOL! Thank you. I'm not even sure what to say after that haha