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Comment 19 Dec 2014

Well, you can't. But as I said up top, if he balls out the next two games against elite teams on the biggest of stages, there will be more than one NFL team interested. Big IF there of course.  But his arm strength cannot be questioned, which is all Kiper really mentioned. There is enough physical size and raw talent there that I could see a team taking a flyer on him in the 3rd-5th rounds based on hopefully 3 games of data.

None of this is about whether anybody thinks Cardale is "ready" for the NFL or would have any chance of a long career. To me it is more about his best chance to get paid while he has maybe his only opportunity to be in the spotlight at OSU.  Realistically, injuries are probably his only path back to the starting job or meaningful minutes in his last two years. 

Comment 19 Dec 2014
I have a diehard Bama fan who lives in my neighborhood. Only chat with him so far he was pretty reasonable. He likes to talk spreads and betting a lot, and he said he wasn't confident in Bama to bet them at -9.5, but thinks they should win of course. He is the type of fan who is always trying to build their opponent up though. Acts like he's worried when they are taking on the Kentucky's and Tennessee's of the world. Also know a Bama fan at work who basically refuses to engage discussion on the OSU game because it's "only worth talking about who Bama might be playing in the NCG." The game is a foregone conclusion to him.
Comment 19 Dec 2014

I'd believe it.  There was a thread going last week on here where the OP suggested *IF* Cardale were to lead us to a National Championship and have 2 more great games, that he should go pro.  He got blasted by the majority of responders on here, but I think they were all off base.  This will be Cardale's best chance in his remaining OSU career to show what he can do and raise his draft stock.

If he goes back to the 3rd string role next year, and (maybe) backup for his 5th year, that's it for him. His stock will never be higher in the NFL than after this postseason in my opinion.

And I think people forget that sometimes being a mysterious unknown quantity with great physical tools and a small sample size can get you drafted much higher than you would have otherwise. Sometimes having a lot of tape on a player just shows more of their weaknesses than anything else.

Comment 19 Dec 2014

He didn't stop at the end of the Tressel years. He's trashed OSU in every article I've seen in the last 3 years. This is by far his most positive, and even the majority of the compliments are backhanded at best. And if you noticed, he still maintains OSU should have been 6th behind both TCU and Baylor.

Comment 18 Dec 2014

Exactly. Even when you talk yourself into thinking maybe we can slow down Cooper a bit, and contain their run game, then the X factor becomes bringing Sims down when we get pressure on him.  I feel like the front 7 has struggled a bit with that this year against QBs with half the mobility and playmaking of Sims.

This is going to be a really tough matchup for our defense.

Comment 17 Dec 2014

Yeah, let's face it, last I checked the B1G was a Vegas underdog in all their matchups.  If the betting lines say the B1G is going 0-9 or 0-10 whatever it is, then yeah, best case is about 4 wins including one by the Buckeyes.

Comment 16 Dec 2014

I have never understood why people do that either.  Knew someone with that last name and 50% of people would add that S on the end for some weird reason. 

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Pretty surprised no one has mentioned this year.  How would you like to stick in Shazier and Roby for this game on Jan. 1??  

Comment 16 Dec 2014

Pace (1st overall) and Springs (3rd overall) has to be the biggest loss of individual talent in one draft. The '97 team was pretty solid, close losses @PSU and @TTUN (so-called national champs that year). I think we beat those bums with those 2 guys.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

This is right where I'm at. While Cardale looked great in the B1G CG, he really had very little pressure on him in both senses of the word. The offensive line dominated, keeping him upright, and allowing EZE to run for 220 yds. His receivers made great catches, and the defense completely dominated never putting him in a tough spot. Again, he himself did great and we can't even really nitpick his performance. It was just the fact the team overall faced so little resistance that we still don't know how Cardale is going to perform under the pressure Bama will bring and being in a most likely much closer game throughout.

Comment 09 Dec 2014

From where we were sitting at the game we had a perfect angle right behind Cardale and the direction of the pass. I put it much more on Cardale than EZE.  It was thrown quite a bit to the right of where it should have gone, and high and hard to boot. Would have required an amazing catch from my vantage point.  To be fair to Cardale, those little touch passes are sometimes the most difficult, and he was throwing around/over a blitzing defender.

Comment 07 Dec 2014

I definitely think we can beat Bama with the way we are playing, and I know Cardale did a great job last night, but boy would I love to have Barret (or Brax) for this one.  Cardale is really not a true threat running the ball, so I think that is going to make it tougher to get Zeke going. And Cardale in all honesty had an almost stress free game since it became such a blowout so quickly. We still don't know how he is going to react in crunch time, against an elite team like Bama no less.

Comment 05 Dec 2014
Agreed. And to add to the keys, red zone efficiency on both sides of the ball. We haven't been great at that this year, so this is the week we have to turn it around. If we can keep Gordon in front of us and not allow the long home runs for TDs, and force them into FGs it will be huge. I also think we'll have less red zone chances on offense than usual so we need to convert TDs. Especially given our kicker is about 60% chance at best to make a FG from any range.