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Comment 8 hours ago

Herman has some predictable qualities. When something works, he tends to become obsessed with it, particularly in close games. Last year that was Brax and secondarily Hyde. This year I am predicting EZE demonstrates he is the best Buckeye back. He'll get 20 carries a game. Maybe more in tight games. In the early part of the sea on he'll let someone else chew some forth quarter yards but when it counts EZE will be the one out there. 

Hyde ran for 1500 yards last year despite missing two games. It is not far fetched that removing Brax and adding two more games, that EZE can come within 200-300 yards of that. 

Comment 8 hours ago

I couldn't use that image as a back round because the mere site of that putrid piss-yellow "M" makes my stomach attempt to forcible remove itself from my body. That little fucker is swinging a switchblade trying to get free. There is blood coming from my nose and I vomited in my office trash can simply because I scrolled past it. 

Comment 23 hours ago

Don't count EZE out! I think this means the run game is leaned on a bit more. Or perhaps the same as last year but the RB position leaned on more. That means plenty of chances for EZE. I fully expect 1300+ yards out of him.

Comment 20 Aug 2014

He is so hands on… 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

You've built something terrific here guys. Nice work. 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

The word that sums up this offseason is: uncertainty 

Will the D be better: uncertain

will the talented stable of RBs be able to replicate Hyde's production: uncertain 

Will the offensive line be OK: uncertain 

Will Brax improve as a passer: uncertain 

All that's happened is this:

Will Brax improve as a passer: uncertain 

Can JT effectively run the offense in crunch time: uncertain 

If these questions are answered affirmatively the Buckeyes will be a force to be reckoned with and have a NC shot. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

By all accounts, CJ has been a model citizen and serious student since his famous twitter incident.
 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I don't think we necessarily disagree on this point. Lets say there was 2 minutes left and the Buckeyes were down. There was time for running and throwing and I would have confidence. However, lets say its 3rd and 10 or there is less time left and Brax had to air it out, far less confidence. I did expect him to take a leap forward in this regard because part of it was weapons, part of it was injury, and part of it was relative inexperience but Brax's accuracy the second half of last season was not pretty. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

Thanks. I also think that Herman had a tendency to lean on Brax too much. Example: 3rd and 2 & 4th and 2 in the B1G Championship last year. This may force Herman to use some of the stockpiled playmakers. I am confident the run game will give JT every opportunity. 

This is a perfect opportunity for JT. Plenty of weapons and he's been practicing with the first team all offseason. Plenty of ifs. The O-Line namely. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

A few weeks ago an article about the new lber unit used the phrase "addition by subtraction" in reference to losing RDS. I scoffed at that. I wouldn't call this addition by subtraction either but I think it forces Herman to run a more balanced offense. This team is talented. The offense has loads of playmakers. The team needs someone that can be smart, make the proper reads, and not make many mistakes. In short, the team needs a distributor. I think JT can do that competently. Brax was amazing (is, dude isn't dead and we don't know the extent of his injury), however, Brax often made incorrect reads and rarely hit receivers in stride (look at the Heisman hype video, receivers were waiting on passes). Brax had a great arm and nimble feet which more than made up for it. However, this years team is loaded with playmakers. It doesn't necessarily need a playmaker at QB just a facilitator. 

The question is crunch time. When the game is on the line can JT do enough to win. Last year, we could count on Brax's legs but we couldn't count on his arm when the game was on the line. I had no faith that Brax could throw the ball down the field with accuracy in crunch time. This seemed like a skill he was improving but I think we were all hoping for a big leap this year from him. 

In sum, Brax has strengths and weaknesses. A loss of a player of his caliber will certainly hurt, however, Barrett's strengths may be more in line with the team's current constitution which will lighten the blow. Of course this argument depends on Barrett being a distributor. There isn't a great body of evidence on that either way but there is cause to hope. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

You think you like the site now, wait till you see the premium lounge. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

The passing game looked awful but fixable. Timing was just off. Someone needs to take all the first team reps. As for the bird, I'd probably hate JFF if he were on another team but I am glad the Browns are aging a bit of swagger. We hear guys drop the F bomb all the time. Whats the difference with using sign language? 

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Hey DC area Buckeyes, I am moving close to U Street with two current DC-ites that are also Buckeyes fans. Would love to get together for games and whatnot.

Comment 18 Aug 2014

Good way to put it. Hyde isn't replaceable. Perhaps the stable of guys we have will equal the same production statistically. However, the aura that Hyde had is not going to soon be replaced. When Hyde got the ball, everyone in the stadium from the opposing D, to the opposing coach, to the fans in the stands, to Hyde himself felt knew he wouldn't be stopped. It was deflating for opponents. Hyde was running up to defenders and stealing their lunches and no one could stop him. He fed off their tears and broken souls.