Nicks first defensive play last night was awesome. He bull rushed the center and drove him right into the RB in the backfield as he was taking the handoff. Very similar to Joey with PSU.
I hope he goes to the Browns and is a hometown hero the rest of his career.
No doubt, and don't get me wrong, I love Cardale. I want the kid to do well and get paid in the NFL because I think he deserves it. I'm just saying, it's hard to say "He is THE leader of this team," given the lack of a captaincy vote.
I'm kosher with whomever UFM deems worthy of being the started. There's not a bad option.
So much of a leader of the team he wasn't even voted a captain by them. Seems legit.
Short routes from H, screens from H, or runs from H or RB. I love Samuel and I hope they get him the ball often this year, I just don't think "true WR" down field passes is the most efficient way to do it. Who knows though, the Spring game could've been a fluke game and he will shine as a down field threat this year...with the player development we've seen over the last couple of years, it's hard to say anything is/isn't possible definitively.
Jalin proved he was a legit down field threat during the playoffs, I'd much rather see him out wide and see Samuel at H.
He couldn't catch a cold at the Spring game...there's more to playing WR than just speed
Yes, we all know the matra - the issue is that one of those nine units is missing all of it's experience sans the #1 guy, #2-5 are out. Going to need those other guys to play up on September 7th to keep that 9th unit afloat.
Kiper does too? I knew McShea did, but not both of them. Seems like he's really made an impression.
Dixon or McLaurin.
So...a guy who has been injured for a year or so with very limited previous experience and a guy who's never played a live snap of football at WR or ever played a college snap in general. To boot, they will be facing top tier DBs in a hostile environment. I find it hard to say with certainty "we will be just fine." Don't get me wrong, I think these two (plus TMc, Clark, etc) will be great in time...I'm just not ready to act like this isn't a little bit alarming.
Our WR depth" for the VT games roster is almost 100% based on potential, not experience.
He's an H-back
Very highly doubting that anyone who purchased these did so for the comfort level, just sayin'.
No, Tyquan Lewis starts opposite of Bosa.
Get him some Tussin.
He was a factor last camp when he was closing in on taking Eli Apple's job...
I think people's point is that if he ever stays healthy, don't count him out.
I could tell you all sorts of things you wouldn't want to know about Dunn, trust me. It's why I never really pull for him to have a turnaround and make an impact, I just don't think he deserves it in terms of karma.
Just because someone has a cake schedule doesn't mean their preseason rank should be high.
Exactly! Great post, Lucky.
Yeah, you're right....Curtis Samuel is fast, so he will probably end up being as good of a deep ball receiver as Devin Smith was. Same with every other young fast guy we have, since they can run faster than 99% of people, they are guaranteed to be a good deep ball receiver....
My second favorite JT throw, next to the dime to Devin he's about to drop here shortly at the end of the 2nd quarter. Both beautiful balls, what he lacks in deep ball distance he makes up for in deep ball placement.
Saw this on Facebook 10 minutes ago from NBC4, only made me more excited for the season to get here. Truly a great time to be a Buckeye.
God I hope not. Reebok would be even worse.
There are many guys, Dontre included, who can make the moves and have the speed to get open deep behind the DBs. That said, getting past them isn't really the challenging part. The biggest thing is being able to play the ball properly in the air when it's a 40+ yard pass. It is all about turning at the right time (this is the first time the DB is alerted the ball is heading your way), locating the ball in air, timing your positioning relative to where you believe the actual catch will occur (again, to keep the DB off balance...you don't want to get there too early and wait for the ball, the DB will break it up; if he hasn't turned and located the ball, you need to lure him away from the actual location you will be catching the ball), and then having the ball skills to bring it in versus a ball hawking DB in the case that the pass is contested It is extremely, extremely difficult to do efficiently and consistently and requires a shitload of coordination and body control.
Catching a ball in full stride at full speed is challenging, I'm confident Dontre and probably 10 other guys can do that; but that's not nearly as difficult as having to make a play on a ball when it's thrown 40+ yards, which is what I'm not certain Dontre or others can do - especially not as well as Devin Smith, he was a rare talent with that.
Because he's the human joystick, duh.
Samuel, Miller and Wilson are largely irrelevant to the discussion of Clark...they all play the H-back, not WR. Clark is a true WR; a prototypical fast WR who runs sound routes with deep ball potential, not just a guy who is fast and runs short routes, motions all over for jet sweeps, and catches screens/swing passes. I will concede Marshall bc I think he will take plenty of snaps as a true WR this year, not just a H back. Clark has as good of chance as any of the following (assuming full health) to win the job: Dixon, Gibson, McLaurin, Hill, etc.
Thomas is a guaranteed starter, Marshall will take plenty of meaningful snaps at WR (not just H), and Brown sounds like he has locked up Evan Spencer's old spot. The person who wins Devin Smith's old spot is a complete guess to everyone at this time. Your guess is as good as mine, I'm just not ready to say "Clark will be buried on the depth chart bc Braxton and Gibson are at WR now, there is too much talent ahead of him". 1) You've never seen either of them play a snap of football, HS or college, at wide out; 2) Braxton will spend most of his time at H; 3) Clark was a top WR prospect just a few short years ago and showed early promise here in Cbus. I'm not promising Clark will win a starting job, I'm just saying I can't say he has any less of a chance than any of the other 5 guys in the discussion, again, assuming he is 100% healthy. If he is, I'd say he is right there in terms of odds with Dixon.