Baugh isn't doing much blocking, trust me on that.
Really? Seen him drop quite a few, not to mention he whiffs over half his blocks.
Great kick off coverage and a great punt team helps.. A great defense that forces turnovers also helps. I wonder how good Wisconsin is on special teams... could make a big impact saturday night
Well considering Samuel ran an electronic timed 4.36 in high school, and McLaurin and Campbell ran electronic 4.40 and 4.41 respectively in high school.. I don't think it's a stretch at all that at least one runs in the 4.3s
Quick was either unaware, a wuss, or both. Is it unfair.. probably but Quick still screwed up.
How does more balance and a shot or two more downfield a game equal an Air Raid offense? I called for 50 50 not 75 25. Also you bring up Nick Saban.. did you watch Alabama in the playoffs.. 621 combined passing yards, 292 combined rushing yards.. how do you explain that? Oh I know.. two defenses selling out against Derrick Henry and the run only to be eaten alive by a legitimate passing threat.
The idea isn't to throw deep for the hell of it, you do it when they have been bringing their safeties down into the box and when it makes sense..after a defensive penalty on first down around midfield, 1st and 5 situation, after a turnover or after the first first down after a turnover. Also the goal is to force a safety to have responsibility for one of your fastest WR and get them peeking at back field action. If you don't think the deep threat helped us against Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Bama, and Oregon in 2014 then you are mistaken. As good as Zeke and our Oline were at the end of the season we would not have ran the ball nearly as successfully without the deep threat.
On the flip side we have great DBs but a smart OC will get Damon Webb to cover their fastest receiver at some point this season.. and it could be ugly. And it could force Hooker and Webb to play deeper coverage the rest of that game.
Do you recall MSU having a safety lined up to cover Calvin Ridley and getting smoked multiple times in the playoff? I do.
I also really think Terry McLaurin is a special talent in terms of being a Devin Smith type player.. 4.4 40, 40+ inch vert, solid body control and tracking skills. That type of talent should be developed.
I thought lee looked a little rough in pass coverage on Sunday
Weber is a little quicker in short areas than both Hyde and Zeke imo.. but not as fast a Zeke and not as big and powerful as either. Weber looks like he's 5'8" 205 on a good day, still runs with power but it's just not the same as being 225-230 like Zeke and Hyde. I hope Mike can gain a solid 8-12 lbs of muscle in the off season if his frame can hold it.
And running the read option increases the chances of injury and of fumbles.. but that's not my point. I don't want to look like Texas Tech and get away from the run game.. I just want to put the fear in a defense that if they put 9 in the box they will be playing with fire. And I seem to recall JT hitting Smith for a long touchdown and a long 3rd down conversion in a very important game that occurred on Nov 8th 2014. It's not all about arm strength, it's timing and match ups. It's about manipulating a defense into playing passively. When Wisconsin, Michigan State, Michigan, and Alabama put 8, 9 in the box we are not going to be able to run the ball nearly effectively as we have been.
Antjuan Simmons is a better linebacker (not athlete). Not joking, not being a homer, it's the truth. I really home we don't end up red shirting him.
Damn man.. hopefully he comes back stronger and faster than ever. Going to be a good one.
In another NFL Game Michael Thomas is leading the Saints in Receiving yards while Vonn Bell is leading them in tackles
Jesus dude you act like I was ripping Meyer and the offense.. after I clearly stated I was being nitpicky. I don't want to be a pass first offense by any means. Our running game is as good as it gets and will only get better and they young OL and Weber improve. I do believe that showing on film that we are willing to take 2-3 shots downfield.. and it a few every game will make us that much harder to defend. One team is eventually going to test us playing cover 0.
I can easily see them holding us under 30. I cannot see them scoring more than 10 unless we make mistakes with turnovers and special teams.
Wisconsin will have an immense amount of trouble scoring on us if we don't turn the ball over and don't make special teams mistakes,
41-10 Buckeyes.. Bonus 24-3 at half.
I also predict there's a bit of an effort to get the ball to #21 Parris Campbell for his blocking and special teams efforts this year.
shazier and lee were 10-20 lbs heavier than baker
Back up RB/H-Back. Starting KO and punt Return. Kick off Coverage and Punt Team
He's got great feet and toughness, good speed. Vision is solid and will improve. I think he's going to be a very good RB, maybe not 1st round good but NFL caliber
Baker played really well but Booker has length and weight on him and is still very fast and athletic. Comes down to who can diagnose plays and beat blocks faster. I hate when lbs play passively and get stuck on blocks because they gave the OL time to get to them and initiate contact. You have to be there first and with bad intentions to be a good in the box linebacker. Raekwon and Burger have impressed me in that regard
Passing game needs to open up, more route combos and downfield throws.
Damon Webb is proving to be a liability. Stinks about Burrows injury and Smith not being 100%