With the lighter schedule at the beginning of the season it will be interesting to see who gets some early burn. I think it is important for the team and for recruiting that some of these frosh see the field this season, moreso than did last season. While it appears we are loaded, we are still quite young across the board and need to establish depth if we want to repeat.
James Jones needs to step up. He has been getting the minutes. He couldnt hit one shot in the last game. I believe he was 0-7 from deep.
I will be there Saturday or Sunday with my 10 year old daughter. She loves the comic stuff. I am pretty pumped to see it and have been trying my hardest not to spoil anything for myself.
Indeed he was.
Braxton is a great football player. He is a great playmaker and was a growing leader. He had/has his faults as do all QBs. He needed to improve his reads and his intermediate passing. Both paramount to Coach Meyer's offense. I am not sure how he could accomplish this not being able to play and throw for the last year, but I cannot wait to find out. Braxton's greatest strength and his greatest weakness is his superior athletic ability. When he hits a hole he is deadly. However, lets not forget he had problems consistently finding holes and making reads, even behind pretty great O-lines, and had way too many 3 and outs. How many times did we see him keep instead of giving to Hyde?
The thing that I do not think is discussed enough is the fact that these new young players have been taking reps with Cardale and JT. In fact they have been primarily taking reps with these two since last Spring, probably since the bowl game against Clemson. That is a big deal. To me, that speaks volumes toward Braxton being 2nd or 3rd string next season.
All that being said, I cannot wait to see No. 5 on the field. The young man is too talented not to play, whether it is at situational QB, H-Back, or a new position creating specifically for him. We can call it the Brax-5 position. If he does switch positions or is forced to switch positions, I worry he is not going to have enough time to firmly grasp the switch.
Braxton might not be able to throw hard enought to play QB this year, or ever again. Why would he transfer to not play or switch positions when he could do the same here and still be legend? He fails at OSU and we still adore him. He fails at Bama and has made himself a punchline. Plus, in the scenario where he doesnt know if he can go, why would he transfer as this would put extra pressure on himself. I doubt Saban would want the Tebowesque media circus.
I appreciate you sharing. Sometimes we get biased and pull for our favorites in situations like these. An outsiders perspective is valid.
I have mentioned this before, my father in law is a season ticket holder for SCUM. He seems to agree with your description and he and his MI buddies view the situation this way. Seems like they are saying this -
A) Cardale looks like a QB and maybe plays like a typical QB. He is athletic enough for Urban's offense and stretches the field allowing our RBs to open up. He should start because of his post season success. Plus the offense hit a new gear with him at the helm.
B) JT is a distributor of the football. The best distributor we have. If OSU has all these weapons, JT is the best option to get them the ball. He is accurate, can make plays with his feet and doesnt make as many mistakes.
C) Braxton is a great athlete, but he may be the least QB of the QB bunch. However, he has won OSU a bunch of games and deserves a shot at starting. Is he open to switching positions?
I dont like it when opinions are downvoted, especially if it is a valid opinion but may differ from the majority.
I only downvote off the wall comments, ganging up for the sake of ganging up, trolling and rudeness.