I think they need to run a empty set spread offense with either Samuel or Elliott or both in the slots. Then you can always motion them to the backfield when you want to run. Plus having Samuel in space potentially with a lb on him is always a good thing.
If he were being gronk he would be shirtless with another guy in the pic.
The bears are compensating for the fact that they've had the worst rush defense over the last 2 seasons.
If both sides of the ball keep improving and maturing together this team is going to be tough for at least the next 3 years. Nothing against Braxton but I believe we could recruit top level wr prospects better with JT than with him. He distributed the ball better in 3 games this year than Braxton has in 3 years. The recruits are noticing it too. Mack made the statement he would love to have Barrett as his qb. I bet other wrs think so too. Hopefully one that feels that way after seeing us play is Christian Kirk. (fingers crossed)
If they would've ran that offense against VT I think we would've won. We would've beat the blitz and our athletes looked better in that offense because they were one on one in space. Of course VT tackles better than Kent st but it would've moved the ball better.
Thomas is a sophomore. In 3 years he'll be gone.
The B1G policy on failed drug tests is that 2 fails and you're not allowed to play anymore. So unless he gets an exception we've probably seen the last of Noah Spence in the scarlet and gray.
Lately we've lost a few recruits we thought we were gonna get i.e. Drew Richmond, Van Jefferson and a couple others. Who do realistically see us finishing this class with?
They ran quicker plays and a faster tempo which is how we can combat a defense like Michigan st. It really looks like the empty set will be our best offense this year. They can put Samuel or Elliott or both in the slot and motion them into the backfield if we need a running play. They also need to establish hot routes for blitzes. It was a great step in the right direction yesterday. If they keep up the progression every week they're going to be tough to beat.
Playing Cincinnati will tell us what kind of defense we have. Kiel is a good qb and will dice us if we don't play sound. I'm pretty sure we will play sound and disciplined though and we have 2 weeks to prepare for them.
After seeing how our young backups played yesterday on defense I feel a lot better about playing Cincinnati. McMillan stood out. Holmes got off of blocks and made tackles. Even Booker and Johnson looked disciplined and made a couple plays. The last couple recruiting classes are showing their talent and potential. We're on our way to becoming the silver bullets again.
I'm surprised by Texas beating UCLA right now and Kentucky hanging with Florida but I said earlier on the poll that I thought BC would play inspired because they're honoring Welles Crowther today.
It was great to see him playing so sound and staying in his lane. He came off of blocks and made tackles and ran down the quarterback multiple times. The future is super bright with him and the other young guys that got some playing time today.
You've got both Baltimore wrs which means in all likelihood that one will have a good game and the other will struggle every week. You also have a lot of #1 wrs. If you need more production find some good #2s. Look for guys like Terrence Williams or Tavon Austin if available. Williams because how much attention Dez Bryant gets he'll get chances to make plays and Austin because they put the ball in his hands any way they can.
I never heard about Boston doing all that.
I almost voted ECU vs Va Tech but I voted other. I'm probably going to watch USC vs Boston College because of the Eagles honoring Welles Crowther and I think they'll play inspired. I also will watch Arkansas vs Texas Tech. I'm just hoping to see Bert get beat again.
I want to see the game plan they've been promising since Braxton went down. The quick passing game and getting the ball into the hands of our playmakers in space.
We found a freshman impact player last year by throwing him in some cupcake games. Holmes and Slade could end up being a pleasant surprise in a depressing time for Buckeye nation. I would also love to see Raekwon McMillan get more than 2 snaps at lb this week.
I don't know about Carter but maybe Terry Glenn or David Boston. This is if they get rid of Smith. It would be a huge advantage having a Buckeye legend with NFL experience as the wr coach. It could have a huge impact on recruiting and production on the field. Also it would be awesome to have Spielman as the lb coach too.
Not only did I think about Harris and Patrick watching the game last night but also Tolliver and Sweat. Watching a defense play bend don't break and not utilizing their strengths to the best of their ability. I worry that we won't get any of the big names from last night's game. I bet Torrance Gibson is sitting at home thinking "holy shit they need me." To answer your question though, I hope they take into consideration the loaded boxes and blitzes all night and realize that it was a solid defense we played against.
This is exactly what I was saying the whole 2nd half. Also what happened to press man to man coverage. Michael Brewer tore us up because we were in zone all night and he found the holes. When we played man to man he got confused and rushed himself. Both interceptions came on man to man coverage and so did the sacks. Between Fickell's bend don't break philosophy and Herman calling the game like a 15 year old playing NCAA 2014 with verticals and deep routes the whole game we played right into Virginia Tech's hands.
Rumor was that Harris is committing at the opening. Have you heard anything about it?
Harris has already said that he's not afraid of competition and it won't effect his decision. He feels he's the best and he's willing to prove it.
Gibson. He's fast as hell and everyone remembers what happened last time Meyer had a left handed no. 1 qb. Also it would make a better case to get his teammate McFadden.
He already said that competition won't deter him from signing somewhere. Someone asked him about the Buckeyes recruiting Wimbush.