I think he has some zip when he wants it. He puts a lot more touch on the ball than Braxton for sure. That makes it more catchable. Agree you have to have the zip on certain throws. To me, his strength seems more than adequate for the job.
Me too. Stopped really caring about the NFL in the 90s. Way too commercial. Now I don't even understand why anyone would give a rat's ass about the product unless you actually lived in one of the NFL cities - and then only maybe. I much prefer college, though that too is starting to become too commercialized. I think the thing really is - I'm getting old.
Regarding Oden, DJ said:
~~ chatting with people for whom he probably didn't care about and and taking pictures with the enthusiasm of a lion's corpse posing with its poachers
This is genius. Always a chuckle every morning with DJ
Nice job big guy
Jeez, come 'on fellas. You have goals, you need to play to achieve them. Dang it.
So well said. I question in my own mind the obvious comments you mentioned. We all think the same thing, but I also think... Wait if I know this, why wouldn't the coaching staff - must be something I am missing. But I don't think so. If they don't think those quick slants, seams, hooks would not work - prove it. You already proved that the deep ball has a low probability chance of success. I think everyone already knew that. But thanks for confirming.
I would guesstimate that it is more difficult to gain separation when the coaches are calling for vertical routes. That is just a foot race with a difficult long pass.
Try calling for some quick slants. I don't believe these guys are truly incapable of getting separation. Its more play calling and pass protection than anything else.
An excellent point. Seems like it is always more of the same stuff. These players are athletes who can make some plays, particularly when it is a new wrinkle and not something the defense has seen 1,000 times on film. I would say to Tom, prove it to me that they cannot do the new thing. let me see it not work in a real game. I just don't believe. Also, the thing about Thomas, please.. whenever he was in a game, be it last week or the various Spring games, he performed outstanding. Remember the nasty one-handed catch this last Spring? He can't catch if you don't put him in. You put him in last week and WOW. Unexpected/out of character - I don't think so - results were as predicted
I also think you need to get your best 3-4 WR on the field at the same time. Seems like Thomas and Smith play the same position. I admit that I don't understand the intricacies of these different WR positions, but it seems like it is basically run a route and catch the ball. Pretty simple stuff. Get the best guys on the field at the same time. Don't make this stuff more complicated than it is.
I disagree a bit on your Dontre comments. He, to me, clearly has the best moves of anyone on the team (not counting Braxton). He is arguably the fastest player on the field when he is in. True, he has not broken any punt/kickoff returns to the house just yet, but has been close. So I get your point, but I would say this is a numbers game, much like rolling dice. Dontre has the talent much like a pair of dice that is slightly weighted to come up double 6s. Just because they have not turned up in a roll yet, doesn't mean they will not statistically over, say 100 rolls. We need to let this play out. I can see the talent, we just need more attempts.
Love the comment. Putting it all in perspective. Nicely done.
Thanks! Yes, that makes be feel pretty good about him.
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On that play right after Kwon made the nice tackle he did something else that would be great to get an explanation from someone on the site that knows more than I (most of you). He went up to the tackles and said something to them and they switched positions. Probably happens all the time, but I saw it because I was watching Kwon. Anybody know what that was about?
Get over it already. Moveon.org
Not this year. Rose bowl is part of playoff.
Yes totally disatisfied. Off with their heads I say. Dont the new coaches realise OSU is the greatest university in the world.
Giys drunk and pissed and trying to be sarcastic. Im still all in on this team and the staff. They live this stuff
Exactly, Herman = the new Fickel
Yes. Meyer = Hoke or rich rod. Pure genius. Take a deep breath
You are right. The play called for the OL to let them sack our QB. Yep did it on purpose, probably had money on the game
Get a grip and just enjoy this team. They will grow from this. The B10 season has not even started. Step away from the ledge, it will be okay
I thought Bell looked good in limited duty. Then I looked up his stats and he was 3rd in tackles and 2nd in Solos with 5 solos, 7 total.
Agree on Thomas. I believe he led the team with 3 receptions.