yes sarcasm :)
with the 4th round pick the bengals select alex anzalone, anyone heard of this guy?
Nick bosa will be too good in his moments on the field to keep off the field. I agree he won't start at beginning of year but he will by end of year.
where's noah brown?
Malik should share the award! Both guys killed it.
Key phrase at the end "Zeke is about to go first round in that offense and I want to follow in his footsteps"
Great awareness. Made it count. Could have easily gone the other way. Congrats Myles you are a champion! Made me shout and scare my girlfriend lol.
in case anyone was curious how we are so good, we have 12 starters on offense
kenny guiton was a captain?
isn't he playing in diesel's old spot? I.e. Diesel is replacing Bennett and Schutt is replacing Diesel of last year?
ahh, love the swag, hate that our win doesn't stand on its own merit. we've been there before 8-).
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