Very well stated, THE!
DJ, I see what you did there with the cover photo.
Thanks, guys. Great memory!
Awesome gif! Can someone remind me of this play/call? I remember him chucking the headset but can't remember why? Hilarious if it was from a fumble/int call given this article...
Loving your comments, Gametime! They are right on point and well stated. Great posts!
Both of you guys bite your tongue!!
Agreed, but playing time would seem to be the quickest/best motivator to get your point heard.
How many times are you allowed to fall off the horse before you have to wonder why someone keeps letting you ride the horse?
I'm all for redemptions but this isn't the first time he's had the issues. There has to be consequences at some point to teach him the importance of staying on the horse.
While I'm not a huge fan of fast food breakfast in general, this is by far the best and my go to when I'm forced into a quick breakfast.
Player X was a two sport athlete in high school
Yeah, Kozmo, I would like to see the comparisons to three an outs, our third down conversion rate, first downs and how many plays have we run compared to last year. I believe our red zone conversion rate was mentioned the other day as being half of what it was last year. Doesn't surprise me our yards per play are about the same because my guess is we have run less plays and the number is skewed due to the big hits by Zeke, etc..
I know, its been a broken record. "We will getting it going next week vs "Crappy team X". I hope things get going and the light turns on but God help us if the offense struggles and puts up yet another poor performance vs Maryland! I guess everyone will just say " We will get it going next week vs "Crappy team Y"
I wonder how many resumes he's received from 11w members?
You have to put into perspective last year as well. We lost our heisman QB a week before the opener. We were going with a freshman QB with an overall very young, unproven team. Growing pains we're going to happen and be accepted by the fanbase to an extent. Yes the games you mentioned had some struggles but you could see improvement week to week post VT. You could see things starting to come together by seasons end and certainly in the playoffs. Fast forward to this year and we have experience at every position and it looks like we have regressed. The same growing pains that happened in games last year shouldn't be happening again this year. That is the normal progress a team/player makes as he gains experience. Example-Marshall fumbling last year doesn't make it acceptable to fumble this year. He's a year more seasoned he should know better, etc...We should be starting this season at minimum as good as we were mid season last year just based off returning starters but we aren't. (Or at least by game 5) It looks like we are starting from square one and we have nothing but freshman on the field. That is why there is some frustration amongst the fanbase.
Stop living in the past!
Well said. These guys are ridiculous.
Hotsauce, thank you for the post! Found it very hilarious! I needed a good laugh after that game! "Let him take the trophy to Houston for a week"-grade A humor!
Ha, I agree! I get the grind but man it would be nice to have just one game in the bag at halftime!
Saying JT wouldn't have changed anything is as crazy as saying JT would changed something. Bottom line is you don't know. The fact of the matter is you can look at a stat line and say yes Jones did fine but dig deeper into it. When things got tough what happened? Jones became a liability, mis handled snaps, certain decision/running, late interception when game could have been nailed shut. It got bad enough that Meyer purposely took it out of his hands because he didn't trust his decision making. I think the offense as a whole lacks leadership and jones offers very little of that. So yes he had a high percentage, plenty of yards and he didn't have 2 of the turnovers but he doesn't look like a QB a team will rally around. When the going gets tough and the pressure is on Jones shrinks under the lights at the moment. There was a reason the TEAM voted JT CAPTAIN and his intangibles maybe exactly what this offense needs to get the best out of each player on the field.
Just to counter- JT longest run in OSU qb history had a pretty good effect on the Minny game. JT's scores in OT vs PSU with a banged up knee helped out that game when the pressure was on. Not sure I would go as far to say the defense won those games like we are currently seeing.
But it's hard to blame Meyer? All those can be rectified by the head coach...
I think something that isn't being discussed is leadership. It may have something to do with the offense confidence/ performances. I question what not having your voted by the players captain on the field is doing to this offense. Jones looks flustered, whiny at times, etc... Jones may be in the right on these occasions, I don't know, but it isn't a good look and makes me think others may not have confidence in him. it's been mentioned that Urban may have loss this team ( I don't agree w that) however maybe jones has lost the confidence of his teammates? Don't know but just not seeing the leadership and I think maybe the intangible of JT's leadership (along with more read option and better play calling) maybe what is needed to get this offense on track. Get the guy out there whom the rest of the team voted CAPTAIN and these stupid mistakes may get cleaned up. Meyer preaches leadership so again very baffling that Jones is still starting even though he can't be trusted to throw the ball in the 4th quarter vs Indiana.
Especially when you have 10minutes left to go in the game! If it was a clock issue fine run clock but we still needed points at that juncture!
Didn't we beat those guys?
No keep it posted so everyone can judge and question your fandom... ;)
....and a running game.