The downhill slide only quickens from here on out. When players fail to get better, are not truly in shape per NBA body analysis, Ohio guys leave regularly for better schools, players transfer out, lack of hustle, comments from ex-players that are very negative. Hard to overlook all those things, some maybe, but an awfully negative trend in my humble opinion. This class may be disintegrating and with it goes the future we were hoping for.
Really believe this has been brewing for quite a while. That's why Decker said what he said about Zeke saying in public what others were scared to say. It wasn't working very well and the frustration got too much for Zeke. Maybe Beck was too stubborn or too proud to change, it cost the team and probably he should move on. I really think the players had lost faith in the play calls and Beck as the play caller. Great win today, best play calling of the year.
The play calling has been abysmal all year and the kids overcame it. Yesterday they couldn't. They are told everything is a competition and a chance to get better. The OC gets worse and I believe it just reached the boiling point with Zeke. The truth hurts and maybe after all these weeks of keeping it inside he just had to say it. Most times I would prefer it in house. But it was absolutely pitiful yesterday and if anyone can argue it wasn't, well you watched a different game than I. Put it in the rear view mirror and get amped for THE GAME!
Not a very good look for Beck or Warriner. Offensive line regresses after Warriner gets promoted to Asst. OC. QB's regress after Tim Beck is hired as OC and QB coach and entire offense regresses. Play calling to use an Urban description has been a clown show all year. Defensive tackles are puff and charmin Mr Johnson, misses in recruiting that spot hurt all year. We were good but not great and with THE game coming up they better man up in a hurry!
We are proving we were over-rated all year......poorly coached offense....play calling has been poor......today it got worse. Too bad we were fooled by the weak schedule, it covered up our weak middle on defense and average at best line play.
Well mistakes are the difference, because it sure looks like the team with supposedly more talent should be behind doesn't it? Time to show up Buckeyes!
Betcha that came from Urban.
Tim Beck has officially eclipsed Jim Bollman as the absolute worst play caller I have ever seen, bar none!
Still playing with 2 converted d-linemen from the Walrus era who are being forced to be 0-linemen. They are playing a position that neither were recruited for. They are struggling with pass pro which is a skilled technique that is years in the making. They are doing their best for the team and learning on the fly. It's frustrating for us but how do those guys feel with the constant criticism of their play. Best effort is all we can ask, re-inforcements are in the pipe line. Let's support them for their selfless play and doing their best for their team. Keep working guys, it will come. 10-0 is imperfectly perfect!
We are still dealing with playing 2 defensive line recruits on offense. My son and I call it the last remnants of the Walrus. It takes a long time to re-build from his neglect, Ed Warriner has done wonders but we will soon bear the fruits of great recruits on the o-line. Run blocking is good, but the d-line guys do struggle in pass pro. The effort is great but they Were not recruited for the positions they have been forced to play because of Need. Love these kids because they are giving there all for their team. True Buckeyes, team first!
Three quarters of a slop fest doesn't really get us ready for the big boys, does it? Let's just get out of there healthy please!
Thanks for listening Mr Beck, yep Zeke IS pretty good!
Bell is a GREAT TACKLER!
Could we just give it to the best rb in football, his name is Ezekiel Elliott Mr Beck, you should check him out he is pretty good! And the short side almost never works, just a heads up. Please do not make the players overcome the play calls.......again.
We cannot afford another injury in the defensive secondary, so no. Can you imagine if Peppers got injured on offense, wow now you have lost 2 players not just one. UFM is too smart to risk that......Harbraaawww has to take the chance.....we don't!
Everyone and I do mean everyone can see this type of offense operates better with J T at the helm. Cardale would be effective in a pro style offense, but that is not our offense. Our QB situation has been unstable and our play calling has been as well. Defenses put 8-9 men in/near the box and Braxton is inserted and ALWAYS RUNS. It must be frustrating to run into that heavy front when the numbers are stacked against you. Until he throws those defenses have no reason to back off, none. JT provides both threats even when the play calling seems obvious or just non-sensical. He can read,run, and throw. He keeps defenses honest and that is why he is best suited for this offense.
A complete steaming pile. They have one player on offense and for some reason he is constantly open......it is not that hard....is it?
I love to watch the defensive line and Adolphus is really a load for anyone to handle one on one! He is a great player and what a bonus for him to return for his senior year. Stay healthy and motivated, it's our pleasure to enjoy his talent and leadership.
How about doing both. The Bucks turned it over 5 times, now that's really, really bad. Northern Illinois tackled well and gang tackled as well. That's really good. The Bucks played great defense and Norther Illinois played poorly on offense. The Bucks are getting everyone's best and their motivation seems suspect right now. Our opponents are VERY motivated and it is showing up in both teams performances. Step back from the cliff guys, all these issues are correctable. As frustrating as it is we need to let the staff and the players work it out, they want it more than anyone.
Maybe playing with two Tights and playing a little bit more smash mouth would get a rhythm going on offense. All this side to side right now seems to be more razzed dazzle than north south efficiency. Get the blocking schemes corrected and everything else will fall into place. The turnovers are correctable as well, but take the 5,6,7 yard runs and short downfield throws for first downs. Moving those chains consistently builds confidence, scores points and wins game. Be patient, get focused, too much "stuff" in their heads right now. Football can be a simple game unless you get to over thinking everything.
Neither QB is playing well right now. Nobody has won the job, but you cannot keep throwing interceptions and fumbling. Don't think there is an obvious choice yet. Keep your heads up guys, may the best man prevail!
Bad clock management, bad execution, bad play calling, 5 turnovers.....but they won. Bet this weeks coaches meetings and practices will be pretty intense. Will probably be a well earned fall from a unanimous No. 1 in our future. No problem with that from me. Long season ahead but we don't look anywhere near like the best team right now. That title will be earned not given.
Probably time for a change up front on offense. No push and it may be they are a little complacent. If there is depth there it's time to see if a change will get their attention. The play calling is erratic at best and clock management was startlingly poor. For a Coaching staff to fail that badly in that area was shocking to me and the broadcasters called them out as they should have. Glad to win but yikes there is sooooo much to work on on offense.