Defense is certainly not dead as many above has pointed out. I think many teams - think SEC and Michigan - have not built the type of defense (scheme and personnel) that can adequately adjust to spread offensives. Ohio State seems to be in an excellent position to minimize spread offenses.
Squirrel, I don't think he was just talking about Oregon. He went back and watched 7 games of the buckeyes and took notes on each player. that is how he did his assessment - so he basically missed the blocking every game
When discussing the WR in general and specifically Evan Spencer, Corey Smith and Brown, he said this:
my primary criticism of all six of these receivers is that while the scheme calls for them to block, none of them are particularly good at it: on my tally sheet, I have more frowny faces next to their names in the blocking column than smiley faces. Obviously that's very subjective, but in my opinion, the poor WR blocking often resulting in plays getting much shorter yardage than they could, or even failing entirely.
Dude lost all credibility specifically saying Spencer can't block. LOL! #troll
Absolutely spot on! +1
We have a tendency to "look up to" or at least really respect the opinions of what I would call subject matter experts, be that attorneys, doctors, mechanics, accountants, or football analyst. The truth is, they are no better at their job then any of the others. It is intellectual laziness. Next time you have a conversation with any of the other "professionals", think critically. You will no doubt encounter many instances where they talk out of both sides of their mouth.
I mean, after they beat K-State (a quality win, imho), he actually said that you could take their resume and put it against anybody's and the clear favorite would be Baylor. That's not only arrogant and completely false, its also transparent.
It is actually more ignorant than arrogant, but probably a bit of both
Yeah and it also could have went the other way making it 10-2 for the Bucks. Either way, 8-4 is a doubling which is a blowout #notclose
Nicely written. Had me fooled at the beginning
Just ordered me some Buffalo Trace Old Weller Antique Bourbon. We have some Weller at our local Wine shop in SF. Thanks for the tip
I felt a little similar to Michael and I chalk it up to being a little superstitious when I let my emotions take over. Logic would dictate the bucks would roll the ducks and that happened, but always in the back of my mind I don't want to jinx the team even though I know that is not actually possible. This type of thinking only occurs watching OSU play football - no where else does it happen.
The point is - are they really top 5? I say they are not and the beatdown proves it. You seem to have bought in to the media fallacy. You say they recruit for their scheme? Does that mean they would not take a dontre or vonn or any of the top 25 players? Or did they just not land them? Its a moot point now. They are good not great thats the bottom line.
Oregon is a good team, but not elite. Lets put that to rest once and for all. They have an excellent QB but their average talent level is not top 10. 247 rankings the last several years is in the low 20s. Their coaching staff is young and unproven. What they do have, which elevates them immensely, is scheme. Without these schematic principles they are 3rd place Pac12 team #thetruth.
There was an article yesterday on CBSsports that I thought was pretty good on the "limits" of Cardale. I say limits for just those first few games not necessarily next year of course. But what the author noted was how few times Cardale swiveled his head as he was looking to pass. Essentially, only looking for the first checkoff. This may be true as the coaches probably gave him a limited playbook since he was just tossed in those last three games.
What is impressive about JT is you can clearly see him making his reads. He easily is the most natural QB we have. This is the part of being a QB that I think is most important. Whatever happens next year, we are in GOOD shape.
Is that real because that is amazing.
Ha ha, I told ya'll this was the logical conclusion. Boo-yah!
Nice scoop Bass.
What a great day for this young man either way. Who would have thought it possible just a couple of months ago.
I wish him well in whatever he decides, but I disagree a little on this quote that keeps popping up:
his star may never be brighter
That would assume a couple of things: 1) he doesn't really get an opportunity to do much on next year's team - or he does and he doesn't look good, and/or 2) the NFL execs totally forget about what he did this year. I think number 2 is an impossibility. Zero chance of that. As to number 1, who knows, but I would expect him to get his share of the snaps and continue to develop
Stay big guy. The benefits out weigh the risks in my opinion. Kid could be a top 10 pick next year. Make no doubt, he will get his share of the snaps with the bucks next year. The wise choice is to stick around - I bet he takes it.
Get good grades Rock. Thanks for your contributions!
You enjoying the game Birmster? Pulling double duty
Finally a hold, jeez
Uh,, ball could have bounced to the bucks like they have for the ducks. Definition of luck
Ducks getting lucky #overrated