those jet sweet tosses should be considered running plays. not a big fan of that particular.
Ross - wish you wrote more often! Awesome piece as always.
dmac3212, words of advice, the backlash you're seeing here is not in regards to your opinion, it is HOW you stated your opinion. we all like zeke here, he's a true buckeye that goes 110%. their numbers are pretty damn close, so for you to say "it's not even close" without backing it up with anything more concrete than unsubstantiated claims about jumping too much is offputting. You also make the assumption that zeke is thunder and samuel is lightning, actually from what I've seen samuel does a better job of being patient and following his blockers up the middle and doesn't get shoelace / maurice wells tripped as easy.
I also think samuel is a better option at rb. I love eze's intensity and prep though.
Usc played their o-line with really wide splits to get more space for their young rb and create more potential big holes. Anyone well versed in o-line schemes?
i seem to remember having a lot of our players lined up on the line and in the backfield
3 wr stacked might have worked for a screen
could have spread the defense out with 4+ wide receivers
not enough to say the hb screen likely wouldn't have worked...wish we woulda tried!
corey had a bad night, part of that is because he was lined up against a guy with the last name Fuller
Couldn't stay on the field with the ball and couldn't get off the field on 3rd down defense. Recipe for disaster!
for the latter, the biggest concern was Curtis Grant in coverage. Rewatching the game, he was Brewer's first and favorite target to pick on. Seriously. He blindly threw at the guy covered by Curtis or at least first looked that way.
On offense we did not neutralize the rush. Bad play calling. Deep balls to Corey Smith covered by Fuller? Ouch. More deep balls to Dontre? Damn. The one slant that connects goes to the house and yet we revert to runs and deep balls. Need some screens and dinks and dunks.
something bigger feels amiss. Fickell and Herman have my attention.
Thanks guys. I will be picking up the future wife at the airport as planned. Needed that. Go bucks
rewatching the game is going to happen regardless, it's that i will be missing out on the fun at the bar with our friends
i don't know anyone who really knew how good hyde was before his senior season...was there a point where jordan hall was ahead of him at rb?
thank you for a good response - will correct you he technically did fumble away the football but he should have been down on his back
I dont believe in Rod nearly as much. 2 responses though -
1) eze got 30 of his 45 yards on two carries when the defense was schematically out of the play
2) i cited three non combine skills that im analyzing, i realize eze has great speed and strength that is very obvious
tyquan lewis must be pretty damn good for the staff to part with jamal marcus. feel good about that at least.
is this the appropriate place to say the new layout sucks?
best of luck young man.
i've enjoyed getting to know meech. seems like a great kid, glad he's suiting up for the buckeyes very soon.
too much scrolling and searching
lmao...how dare you call him steve!
Bert reportedly left Wisconsin because they wouldn't pay their assistants enough to retain them for a reasonable amount of time. From Grantland - "Yet he’d grown frustrated with his inability to pay high-priced assistants, and he’d always had a restless streak. He didn’t expect he would leave Wisconsin anytime soon, and even if he did, he had no clue where he might go."
Now Bert comes out saying this...
height and weight have little (if anything) to do with getting around blocks.
so you disagree with Ross Fulton?
Don't get me wrong, that play at the goal line was amazing. But your colleague Ross had less nice things to say about Vonn in an area of the game that killed us throughout. He got blocked early on most of those screen plays where he should have been at the point of attack. I'm still having nightmares of Sammy Watkins with 10 yards in front of him on the sideline.