Last year I was more impressed by Mike Thomas as an NFL prospect than even Zeke or Bosa. The difference between that Clark replay and Mike's worst route/hands last fall is staggering.
The Buckeyes' offense is neither stale nor simple/basic
I believe the first down playcalling was the simplest I've ever seen; run right up the A gap into a wall of LBs for no gain.
I'm fine with trying something and probing for a hole or setting up complacency by the defense to exploit later, but that wasn't the aim last night (apparently?). Last night's 1st down playcalling was overly cautious garbage. It was a throwaway down that put the offense behind the chains and under pressure.
Even in home games this and last year they are slow and confused on offense.
I went to the Minnesota game last year and was so frustrated with what I was watching. This was not the team that beat Bama and Oregon. A team that could maybe even have hung with the Browns, given a good game plan, were clueless and turned what should have been a curb-stomping into a dramatic showdown. Same coaches, new athletes. Usually in the case of all new athletes, you expect some miscues and time to iron out the lack of cohesion. There are no egos on this team who should be worrying about getting enough touches for the scouts and next spring's draft. These kids should want to work together more than last year's group, and yet they look as disjointed as last year. Same coaches... it would be foolish to expect different results next year unless the staff is changed.
I'm surprised. Even with a win there I would expected 4-5 range.
Consider when you started to notice this. I remember tempo from the Herman era but nothing other than confusion from the Beck/Ed show.
These playcallers have amassed the most unreal rosters I've ever seen, and they have no idea how to use them.
At this point, it's almost as if Ohio State's offensive braintrust divvies up the touches based on the media narrative created following happenings in the previous game.
We saw this last year as well, where you would get a Zeke drive, then a Mike drive, then a Braxton drive. Felt more like office politics than attacking an opponent...
curious, and somewhat familiar, that the staff seems unsure of how it wants to deploy its three best weapons
Again, it didn't know what to do with Braxton, Mike, Zeke, Cardale / JT, etc. last year either.
If I'm Urban, I'm brainstorming Beck's replacement this afternoon. I firmly believe all (most?) of the athlete issues are fixable, but repeatedly failing to find 3rd gear on the brand new Ferrari necessitates a new driver or two.
Beck improved then because he was joined in the booth and demoted to Ed's coffee bitch. If Ed didn't have to be in the booth helping Useless McDumbass up there I think his unit would be in much better shape. He's having to cover too much at the moment. Keep Ed, fire Tim.
Worst ever? No.
I hope Washington can beat Bama
Enormous catch my Curtis
This team needs to drop at least 3 spots even with a win
A pass on first down. I have died.
First down, run it up the middle. Someone is trying to kill me.
And the play to start the drive? Another run up the middle. It worked alright that time, but still... this playcalling might be the worst I've seen by any team all season.
Way to keep 4 pts off the board
Every year we make at least 1 group of mediocre shitheads look like worldbeaters
Youth is going to lose this team a game this season
Cool, run it up the middle for no gain to start another drive? Who the F is calling this dogshit game
Another 1st down, another run up the middle for no gain
Again, 1st down playcalling sucks. I'm not overreacting, am I? 1st down playcalling is awful.
That's a terrific spark. Now to shut down the clown show and play loose. If they play confident they could really run it up.
I'm sorry, I understand the weather and a tough road environment, but this playcalling is total shit, especially on 1st down
Go outside and get a 10 minute cooldown walk in before kickoff
I actually love 49-0 games
Bama sucked today when aTm 's D Line was getting pressure. Hunts and their O Line are vulnerable