I could see Lee and Bell leaving. Hopefully they have great seasons and can leave.
Marshall would need to double his statistical output to leave. He has the talent, but needs to get the ball more often. Remember, he is still learning to be a WR. Lots of mouths to feed (Zeke, Samual, Thomas, Wilson, Vannett plus if Braxton is QB, or Barrett to a lesser level, their number will get called often for designed runs).
Apple is 50/50 IMO. Came on strong down the stretch.
Another Playoff run helps all these guys.
Maybe, maybe not on Samual. If he plays some H and shows out, it may be hard to move him back to full time RB. Good problem to have.
Weber could have the starting RB on lock once EZE leaves.
That is good to hear. Great gets by Team Meyer.
Boom! Was hoping for this today.
Urban making it rain!!!!!!
I appreciate the way the post turned from sarcasm to thoughtful conversation.
I think it has the potential to be. Sometimes I wonder, at least to myself, if my increased Buckeye IQ (mostly due to 11W) leads me to believe these type of things are greater than the average fan. I think we are deeper across the board at most positions, but we have plenty of young guys that need to prove themselves before we can make an accurate assessment.
I was trying to create a dialogue about the situation and share my opinion. I didn't include all caps or exclamation points. I guess I need to rethink the tone, but really it was my observations. It is not like I am losing sleep over it or having feelings of impending doom.
I should have been clear. I meant not only Tebow in FL but also with his time in Denver. No matter how poor or decent I believe Kyle Orton played the fans clamored for Tebow.
A lot of these comments honestly prove the point of my post. I wasn't attempting to be negative toward Brax but look how comments jumped to his rescue. What happens if he is not the starter? What happens if fans aren't happy about it? Again no panic, no fixation. Look at the comments to see my point in action.
Big 10 should call their jeweler and tell them to throw away the molds from all the other BIG teams.
Big time Oline recruiting coupled with Warriner probably getting a HC job at some point could be the main factors. It is almost criminal that Warriner isn't a HC or an NFL line coach. I hope he is the CEO of the slobs forever.
As long as he plays hard and helps us win who cares about pictures and what he does in his off time. Many of the greats are assholes. Love seems like a good guy, unselfish as much as a Top 20 NBA player can be. He made no guarantees. It will be disappointing if he leaves but as mentioned above it does free up space for another impact player.
Sounds like you have a Love fixation?
There was no panic in my post brother. Just observations and off season conversation.
Edit (kinda funny I posted something about the coverage of Miller and today 11W hits us with articles on Raekwon, Samual, Lee, etc?).
What are you talking about? How do you get fixation from my post Toilet?
BRUTUS865 - you owe me a Buckeye leaf for all these up votes you are receiving.
We are all Buckeye brothers. Upvote for you sir.
Paris will arrive. Only question - is it this year or next.
I agree. I like his versatility. He was effective last season as a RB, but he could be special in space.
I agree with this post Jax. You are spot on. It should be an open competition. If Brax can throw with velocity again and has improved making his reads I am all for Braxton. If JT gives us the best option bring on the JT era. If Cardale continues his progress and momentum keep the big fella in.
One thing I think has changed in today's football is the thought that an injured starter regains his spot upon return. I think Tom Brady broke the mold and there are plenty of other examples.
Way to say you didn't insult someone then turn around and insult them. Text book definition of being that guy my man.
There is more, even here at 11W, written about Braxton than other key players this offseason. It might not be the title of the article but it is frequently a big part of the stories. I am not saying they (or any other outlet) are incorrect in focusing on this story, probably the biggest of our offseason.
A point I guess I failed to make was we haven't seen much on Zeke, Dontre, nothing at all on Jalin, Bosa, Washington, Apple, no inside looks at JT's recovery, etc. I guess no news is good news.
Sauce - well said and a good extention of my post. It is funny you brought up Birm. I was thinking head vs heart while typing up the post.
Unfortunately the QB situation is and will dominate coverage. Sometimes I feel "we"are downplaying the effect it can have on the team and especially all three QBS. Even 11W is covering the topic frequently this early in the season.
I think all three QB arguments have valid points and all three would start at a majority of schools. That is why initially I didn't share my opinion on the situation.
Buck guy - I like that. I will have to search for that image.
You are right on the Wilson example. Hard to equate a similar situation to a nonQB.
Any combo of those 3 would be awesome.