Then the special teams have no cred at all.
In all reality, the defense isn't an issue at all. Its the other side of the ball that has lacked execution.
I think part of it has to do with his predecessors having issues fielding punts, hence its become a bit of a trend since Philly. I just don't think anyone is avoiding him since he has never broken a return for a huge gain. But we also aren't at practice, and if UM thinks he is the best option, then that is the best option (he must not trust McCall). Fans lambasted Tressel as well for playing experience over youth in certain positions. This is nothing new as well.
His true value is certainly as a WR.
A lot of that is on the defensive tackles not getting it done.
I agree. His Florida teams were dominant on defense as well with a power running game offense. This is nothing new to Meyer.
JM could be scary, but at least there was an occasional payoff with huge returns. Dontre has done 1 for 27 yards. Jalin made an NFL team based on his return skills, I doubt Dontre will do the same.
I was with you at first but then you went down a road that I don't agree with at all. I don't think Urban is afraid of confronting Wilson at all. This is not some indispensable star player we are talking about. Comparing that to Cardale Jones' situation, where it was clear after JT came in that the issues with the passing game were far beyond who was under center, doesn't support this proposition that well. Cardale may have been unstoppable had they replaced Herman with a capable OC/QB coach.
Battling his players becoming complacent is the challenge. He knows this. They failed to reach their goals last year due to a lot of it.
II wouldn't agree with all of his moves/decisions, but complacency of the head coach isn't the issue.
Jalin made an NFL team primarily because of his return abilities. I don't see that happening with Wilson.
I don't think anyone is avoiding him, as he is not a real threat. Whether that is due to injury or not, that's simply a fact. The angst is from the muffs and the near muffs (Wisconsin) that have been happening on a too-frequent basis.
Jalin was a true threat despite his fielding issues, but Dontre has never exhibited this. He has developed into a good WR, but he is not a very good PR.
I would say the secondary is more concerning, or DT, than the linebackers. Secondary: Conley, Lattimore and Hooker are studs (with momentary lapses), but no one else seems to be ready or able to be a big contributor (it will come with age for some, but Webb has been an issue all year). DT: Hill is not good. Others have moments, but the past two weeks they haven't been effective in the trenches. Not a deep position group right now.
I agree for the most part, but Mack wasn't an unknown when OSU lined up to play him.
In 2012, Mack had one of the greatest defensive years the MAC has seen in recent years: 94 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 2 passes broken up, 4 QB hurries, 4 forced fumbles and 1 blocked kick. Mack is a terror in the defensive backfield. He's fast and never gives up on a play, and has very quick hands which help him shed off linemen. If a play starts to break down, someone better account for him. If there is one hitch in his game, it might be pass coverage; Mack is an average pass defending linebacker.
I agree with your other points that if Prince continues to struggle, and if there is no suitable replacement, then the coaching staff needs to find ways to protect him and JT.
Exactly. Getting merked by Bama doesn't sound like a good time.
we had a top notch coach with the lineman. I think the jury is out on the job Stud is doing (Pemn state approves of the switch).
And marshall would be far and away the best wr on this team. Saying he regressed because of a disjointed offensive staff is a bit unfair. Herman wasn't adequately replaced and still hasn't been.
FWIW, he did take a high school QB and make a pretty good WR out of him. This team would be different had he stayed.
We lost to a team that Pitt beat. Make all of the excuses you want, but the fact is that Ohio state is not a true national title contender this year. A great team would smoke them this pathetic offense.
He took his punishment for his actions, unlike the guy who is still in power.
If last week didn't light a fire, there isn't much to be lit. Fact is this team has 1 true playmaker on offense, _ poor throwing qb when the weather isn't perfect, 2 WRs worth a damn that disappear and split time with scrubs, and a good tailback the doesn't get enough carries most days.
The development of talent is lacking. Maybe next year should be the new motto.
Same guy is running the entire ship, so you never know. He certainly did when others took the fall.
Or 5 to 3, but it's all good
I'll take Curtis and Weber carrying the ball more than JT. That 2 week trend needs to end.
Offense - Samuel
Defense - Hooker
Plus he has to train for his UFC debut :)
Not my video. It is awful though.
FWIW, he left the program after signing his LOI when Tressel resigned. Can't blame a Pittsburgh kid for staying home when that media embellished shit-storm hit town.
Yes he has. Back injury shortened 2013, entire 2014 missed due to chest injury, and now is a monster. He actually received a medical RS for 2014.