Burrow was by far the best player on the field #40 was good, but his OLINE was about 60lbs heavier than Athens Dline across the line. He had holes that were just massive. Warner Jr. If I recall was #40 and is 5'9 170lbs and #1 was about the same size can't recall his name. Both TOUGH RUNNING RBS, but I would stack 446 yds pass and 69 yds rushing and 6TDs as the best player on the field. Then came in and played CB and absolutely laid wood on #40 who kept churning his legs though, that kid I thought I heard was and MSU recruit. That kid is a beast, but Burrow's performance may be the best I have ever seen, and was by far the best player on that field.
Oh and GREAT GAME!!!!!!!!!!1 Those Toledo kids played HARD and #40 that kid is TOUGH he does not stop churning his legs, he was a warrior too. And #11's grab on the sideline tip toes...amazing catch. Best game I have watched IN YEARS maybe ever in highschool playoffs.
Best highschool QB play I have ever watched live. Burrow was the real deal, watched Braxton and Marshall in their state playoff games, and Burrow is unrivaled in highschool QB play. Zwick was amazing to watch but played on a team with an Oline and D1 WR recruits. Burrow's team was talented and #2 and the Leuhrman brothers were amazing last night, but Burrow's Oline had their hands full and Burrow threw soft when he knew his WR was 6'4 vs 5'8 and threw hard when he had to fit it in where it needed. He gets rid of the ball under pressure, has pocket presence. Real excited he is coming to Ohio State. Anyone who says level of competition is crazy, put this kid on any D1 school with big OLine kids in front of him and he would produce.
Best Highschool game I have watched in YEARS maybe ever. Joe Burrow is the best high school QB I have ever watched live, I watched Braxton Miller and Jalin Marshall in their playoff games and I am talking highschool football, I have never seen a QB as good as Burrows in highschool especially in Ohio. That kid had no time to throw the ball, quick reads, lofted when he needed, lazers when he needed....Glad he is a Buckeye!!!
Braxton would be accepted anywhere with a QB spot open next year he could pick and choose where he wants to go to be honest. Why would he go to Arkansas? They have ZERO chance making any type of Nat Champ run, Oregon? Interesting..BAMA??? They ready to hand the keys to Cooper Batman next year? Or Coker? Florida State??? Think they want Sean Maguire or one of their freshman taking reigns? Once this season is over Miller will be hit with a ton of options, and you can't blame the kid. He is a Buckeye and always will be, he will graduate but have a chance to play somewhere else and I do not think the fan base should crucify him if he did.
I heard a rumor that Melvin Gordon was going to get the ball. Plain and simple I think, stack the box make Stave throw. I feel Jones' play is the least of our worries, it is the Dline. Coming into this year the Dline was talked about as one of the best in the NATION. Bosa and Bennett and Washington and Miller have played great, but we need the LBers to fill the lanes we need the Dline to worry less about getting deep into the backfield and over running the running plays and hold their ground. Gordon makes a living at letting the DTs get too antsy and rush in and countering then busting a huge gain.
I would love to see Burrow lead Athens to a State Title since they are local to me and of course he is an Ohio State commit. But a team that does not pass at all may not want to get down to a team capable of putting up points like Athens is. Coming from behind only running the ball could be hard to do. It should be a GREAT GAME!
Burrow is underrated, and South Eastern Ohio football gets a bad rap but this kid has the size Mauk didn't have and does not play in a gimmick throw the ball 80 times a game, and did a lot of his stats in one half of work at times. Oh and he threw 47 TDs as a Soph and 47 Tds as JR as well. South eastern Ohio has some decent teams that usually are in playoff hunts in Small Schools Nellsonville, Trimble, Ironton has had some great teams in the past.
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I don't get it either to be honest? That is why I made sure to say take it with a grain of salt, it is a wierd rumor. Was curious if anyone has heard anythign at at all. I figure it is just a dumb rumor, I am excited to see him play this year so I was bummed when I heard it at first.
Take this with a grain of salt and not sure if there is ANY TRUTH to it at all, but I heard through some Summer League kids that Burrow's WRs are transferring to Pickerington Central or some other school in Pickerington I believe? Then I heard he may not even play his Senior year? Sounds crazy, but that is just some crazy rumor I just heard this morning from a guy who's kid plays summer baseball and knows Joe. Again not sure how true this is, just reporting a rumor. The guy told me Burrow's Receiver was transfering, I told him it must be BOTH because they are twin brothers. The Leuhrmans, they both have offers to Toledo, not sure if as DEs, TEs, or WRs? Again just a rumor but found it interesting enough to share. Anyone hear of a Pickerington school getting twin brothers transfering in? Personally I hope there is zero truth because Athens is like 30 minutes from my home and they play my old highschool and I wanted to watch Joe play this year, again don't shoot the messeger was just wondering if anyone else heard this rumor?
Q would have a much better chance as a Pro than DT. DT was a 6'5 Power Foward. Q is a 6'8 Small Forward who can drive and play one one one basketball. The stupid travel calls he gets will not be called in the NBA and he will be able to score in an offense more taylored to his play style. This offese the Buckeyes run of let Craft dribble up top and move the ball around the perimeter and waste 12 seconds then when the clock breaks 10 rush a shot does not suit Ross. I still say if the OSU offense was ran for Ross like they did for DT and let Ross run of multiple screens and make the offense more about Ross and less about Craft controlling it this team would be much better. I LOVE CRAFT so don't think I am hating, his defense his leadership and hustle drives this team. But Ross's offense is the only offense on this team, and in the NBA he will be drafted and be on a roster and suprise many OSU fans I think.
Call me crazy but I think the very first game will be a good indicator.
They should outclass Buffalo. We should see sacks, we should see domination.
In the past sometimes it seemed our DEs who should dominate lower talented teams did not get the pressure on the opposing QBs like we all thought they should.
I think this year it changes, I think when Spence and Washington go against someone not on par with their ability they will not play down to their competition they will domiante.
Not saying anything bad about our previous DEs I loved John Simon and Nate Williams, and even before them our others but sometimes when we played an Akron, or Toledo it seemed our DE did not get the pressure we all thought they would.
Again I see Spence and Washington each getting 1-2 sacks versus Buffalo. I will be surprised if they don't. I think 4 sacks between them.
3 is my over and under line and I am over with 4.