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Kyle Jones

11W Staff

Chicago (via Cleveland)

Member since 12 March 2014 | Blog

Proud OSU alum with a serious Cleveland sports complex.
I spend way too much time on Twitter.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Singing Carmen Ohio with Darrion Scott's giant arm wrapped around my shoulders on the field after the 2002 _ichigan game
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians

Recent Activity

Comment 29 Sep 2014

Rod Smith seems to be thriving as a blocking back now. Until Saturday night, his touches had really been limited, yet he saw quite a bit of playing time as a blocker for Wilson/Marshall/Barrett. He was on the field for most of the Va Tech game when OSU was throwing, so one would guess he's the first choice for the coaches. 

On this particular play, Elliott had a tough assignment, as he had to come across the formation to pick up the furthest outside threat, which happened to be a blitzing DB. That's not an easy block for an back, so the fact that he was able to get a piece was extremely important. For most backs, the easiest blocks to pick up are actually head on blitzes from a linebacker, as they simply brace for collision and make sure they don't get bowled over. Coming at an angle is much more difficult.

Comment 26 Sep 2014

This is just the tip of the iceberg for what the grad assistants and video guys put together for the coaches. They'll break down every position, every formation, every third down tendency, etc. They'll also include the same kinds of info for special teams, red zone, 2 minute drills, and so on, so the coaches have as much available info as possible to then create that week's gameplan.

It also brings up a bigger issue about resources, as OSU invests in more video guys like this, whereas schools like Purdue aren't. Vico wrote more about it a couple weeks ago:

Comment 22 Sep 2014

Curtis Grant is way more athletic than Luc. Curtis' problem is hesitation and occasionally getting lost, but not from lack of ability. Though Luc can probably bench press more, I'd take Curtis seven days a week.

Comment 11 Sep 2014

I think KSU knows they don't have the guys to pull off that scheme. It's also so different from what they normally run that there's no way they switch everything up just for one week, and are able to execute it against a much more talented team like OSU.

Comment 04 Sep 2014

Lots of false starts, but a handful of illegal formation and procedure penalties you'd expect from a unit with lots of freshmen.

Comment 28 Aug 2014

I honestly don't expect a lot from Brown right away. With Dontre and Marshall in front of him, my guess is Noah doesn't see a ton of time at H outside of mop up duty. Don't worry though, #2 and #17 will give you plenty of reasons to get excited this fall...

Comment 26 Aug 2014

Tackles don't often pull outside of counters and the odd pin-and-pull outside zone play. In the vast majority of offenses, the guards are often the ones asked to pull. 

The reason you want athletes to play tackle though is for pass protection. They're asked to go one-on-one with freakish defensive ends, so you want a guy with quick feet who can stay in front of him. It's much easier to find an athlete and put weight on him (like Reid Fragel) than it is to try and make a fat guy more athletic.