They want to tell me this offense would have been worse w/ 12 out there today. The pass pro is an issue and if we don't fix the pass pro this week it could be very problematic next week. We know the slobs re totally capable we've seen it before, but damn wouldn't it be nice to see the pass pro on the level of the run blocking from this line?
In B1G play Zeke will get his. They used non conference to display things for other coaches to think about as well as test things they might not want to test out in B1G play. People can't expect the playcalling against WMU to look like the playcalling would against MSU or UofM. It's a process.
Oh God yes this. I had to leave the game chat early. 'twas a trollfest.
People talk about JT Barrett like hes the second coming. If JT chews a receiver out it's leadership. CJ does it then he's losing his shit. Come off of it already. Stop reading into everything you see and expecting that it has some deep underlying meaning. Marshall ran a wrong rout or didn't. They had a discussion. As for why yell at a team mate? Same reason a CB does it to another if he gets burned for a TD. Watch Vonn Bell chew out one of the corners last year for a breakdown if you want to see this in action. Sheesh people. Meyer will name a starter and it'll probably be Cardale Jones. This community might implode if that happens. Who can blame them? All he did was get thrown to the wolves and win a natty.
Also if you don't think there is a pro JTB bias among the comment posters here you are crazy. If 12 was putting up 300 yards passing a game they'd still call for JT. Just look back to last year when we were winning the championship. People were still talking like they'd rather be seeing broken ankle JT. Why is this OL getting a pass and JT getting a pass for terrible play. And good lord for the love of god hand zeke the ball more. He's an 80 yard TD waiting to happen. Just watch the LSU auburn game for tips on how to hand the ball to the back.
Too bad JT time is still as shitty as 12 guage time when our Slobs block like a 5th grade rec ball team.
You know what sucks? Winning the natty and then having a fan base upset that you're the starter. Competing with a close friend for a high profile job that said fan base overwhelmingly wants you to lose. You might go tweet something. You might get frustrated. Zeke said it best by what he was not saying.
Our OL couldn't open holes against the front of NIU. That's a huge problem. When the run game is working and the OL is blocking properly then Cardale Jones is the best fit for this offense. If the OL is not blocking well and the run game is not there to get play action working then JT is a bit more shifty and therefore a better fit.
I think the fans who call for JT should keep something in mind. JT has looked god awful. 97yards and a pick and honestly should have thrown three picks id the NIU DBs held onto them. He's locking onto his receivers. He's doing the same stuff the people who want 12 benched are complaining about.
No QB will rescue this team. The offense needs to decide they want to show up just like the D and handle their business. Then it won't matter who starts. I wish both the QBs the best and I'm sure the O will get going here soon. Urban won't have that anemic offense for long.
Inside zone is an aspect of several offensive styles. My point is that Urban doesn't need to put in the best "option" QB. He only needs the QB to be a running threat enough to help equalize the numbers. Cardale offers enough of that obviously coach started him. What he also offers is the arm strength to go with it. The throw he made to Curtis samuel he was moving backwards and still threw the ball back behind the defender where Samuel had a chance to make a play on it. J.T. Can't make that throw.
Also JT is not braxton with his shiftiness. There were times he would have been sacked that game where Cardale got away. So while JT does some things better it's clear that coach felt Jones offered more for that game at least. Either way It's cool I'm fin with whoever UFM starts and JT is a champ. I guess what's bothered me is so many people second guessing coach on his choice. It's like an NFL board or something some times.
Both the kids are great, but few people here have more football savvy than Urban. Hard to tell by some of the comments you read though.
Look at the QB play on that TD pass. Cardale rolls to his right looking Elliott then the pump fake. He's got pressure coming behind him and he doesn't even get to really set before he makes the throw into the window. I think that's why UFM felt Dale needed the nod int his game. Against teams that play press man he's a guy who can drop the pass down field deep and burn them. Perhaps against more zone look teams we'll see JT get the nod. The great thing is they are both so great it feels like neither one is the wrong choice. Exciting stuff in Columbus right now.
Also the people tabbing Cardale as a first round talent don't know what they are talking about. I also thought about this. J.T. has played more games than Cardale has, and he has looked plenty pedestrian himself during stretches of some of those games. Truth is I find them to be about equal. They each bring unique things to the table and both are valuable. Whoever UFM picks is who I'm most comfortable starting.
I'll have to disagree with Finkes. Cardale Jones has played better competition than J.T. So to compare the two of them like that is not really objective. I'll also say that J.T. barrett got maimed by the one defense that they've both played.
He sounds a lot like someone who's a Barrett homer to me. He's nervous about the guy who took out Wisconsin, Alabama, and Oregon. And clearly he knows better than Urban. In Urban I trust. If Urban tabs Cardale then there's a reason. Long live Urban.