before they lost sichy (their leading tackler) for the season, I would have said wisky in a walk. Now I am not sure. if the wisky offense can score 17 points, they will win.
when urban recruited haskins, he said he was the perfect qb to run his offense. he has all of the measurablse (speed, height, arm strength, etc.). with a year under his belt learning the offense and getting adjusted to college life, I think haskins takes the back up job next year. problem for burrows is that if that happens, he may find out about it too late to transfer.
do you think burrow will stay around til 2018 with haskins and martell on the roster and potentiall emory jones coming in? urban already said that haskins is the perfect qb for his system. I think he will beat out burrows for back up next year and burrows will figure that out this off season (if he already doesn't know it).
if they are looking to other jobs, their current performance is not much of a "job interview"
He's in a bad position. He is not an NFL QB (not sure he ever will be due to his size and arm/accuracy). He will come back in order to try and better his chances, but the o line will more than likely struggle next year since we lose Elflein and Price. Also, if he comes back next year, what are the odds it affects qb's already on the roster or committed to come here and future qb recruits? Cant see Burrows and Haskins both sticking around with Martell on his way in and potentially Jones in 18 (Collier will never see the field). Someone is going to transfer. I see Burrow transferring. Haskins is more of what Urban wants in a QB and I think Burrows will see the writing on the wall and transfer out this off season.
i hope your right. if they cant figure out how to punish teams for loading the box and going man on our receivers, i think the rest of the season could be ugly.
unless they figure out the passing game, #2
forget about michigan right now, Northwestern, Nebraska, Sparty, and Maryland are going to load the box all game long. dantonio knows that if you stop our run, you have a good chance of beating us. now, everyone is going to try it.
you may think it's hyperbole, but the fact is that unless they get some semblance of a down field passing attack they are in deep trouble in each of their remaining games. every single team is going to load the box and man up on the outside daring JT to beat them through the air (provided the o line gives him enough time to throw). if you cannot pass the ball, you are indeed pretty easy to defend.
are they really? so far this season, they have beaten FIU (3-5), Ball State (4-4), and Sparty (2-5). they have lost to Northwestern, Nebraska, us, and freakin Wake Forest. Granted they seem to be a little better this year, but I dont think they are a good team. just because they always give us trouble, does not make them a good team.
without even a hint of a down field threat, this spread will not work. nobody believes we can throw the ball downfield and complete them consistently. until we do, we are stuck. need to take some shots down field periodically to at least try and keep the defense somewhat honest. we also sorely miss the homerun threat zeke gave us. weber is a good back, but not the home run threat zeke was. not to mention the poor o line play on the edges.
it was a completion!! they cant stop our downfield passing game!
at this point, knowing that if we were lucky enough to get in the playoffs bama would beat us down like they did sparty last year, i would just like to beat scum. dont care about anything else.
I noticed the same thing about Arnette. He seems to be the guy that gets burned more often than not. cant understand how we do not have a better option in the nickel. not sure if jt regressed so much, but he does not have the confidence he should have by now. seems afraid to throw the ball, make a mistake. no matter what anyone says, he does not have a strong arm and his accuracy is not consistent. no team is threatened by his downfield throws (20+ yards). from here on out, everyone will load the box and man up the receivers. dont think jt can take advantage of that.
I heard that we were "holding back" on our play calling for when we play Bama in the playoffs. Dont want to show too much.
its a 12 game season. plus those 6 teams were (bowling green, tulsa, ou, rutgers, wisconsin, indiana) not exactly murderer's row. the only real impressive win was Wisconsin. OU does not play defense and the rest of those teams are dumpster fires.
after that dismal display, suddenly northwestern is looking dicey (let alone nebraska, sparty, and scum). teams going to load the box, man up the receivers, blitz and make jt beat them with the deep ball. dont think he can do it. he has never shown any consistency with passess over 15 yards and I'm not sure the receivers and o line will help him out either. also, please dear lord, someone burn whatever playcalling sheet beck and warriner are using. i've heard that yes, we run a basic offense and defense, but we execute so well that other teams cannot stop it. well, consider it stopped. how bout a real screen pass or a quick slant? stop the slow developing hb flare outs that take so long to develop that the defender tackles weber/samuel as soon as they catch it. defense played fine, but the offense is god awful.
get used to this. we have zero downfield passing which means that the opposing team is going to load the box every single game and blitz. prince and jones have shown they cannot handle a speed rush. its not difficult to defend this team. scum is going to destroy this team (harbaugh will run up the score, because harbaugh) and the remaining games are a coin flip. even sparty, as bad as they are, have a decent chance to beat this team since they figured out a few seasons ago that if you load the box, blitz, and stop the run, we have no downfield passing attack to counter with. the defense had a few hiccups, but pretty much held their own. the offense is the main issue. playcalling has been pedestrian at best. where were the screens/slants when the ends were speed rushing off the edge. those stupid hb flare outs take so long to develop that the defender is practically there when the ball gets to weber. that pass needs to be quick. jt has such a deliberate wind up, that it takes too long. it also is irritating that we cannot seem to get the play called and snapped in time. too many audibles, too long to call the play, etc.. play calling in general has sucked this season. need to fix it or find new coordinators.
offensive line is horrible. prince is getting smoked every play. no way is this a top 10 team
if we win out????? hahahahahahaahahahah
passing game = clown show. forget bama, scum is going to jailsex this team.
cant always start this slow. gonna catch up to us. bama would destroy this team.
I dont think they will get to 6 wins, but they will still be a dangerous team when we play them. beating us and/or scum will make their season if they can pull it off. they will be playing with house money and will pull out all the tricks.
sweet lord, I hope none of them are crazy enough to take this job. it would be like taking the Vandy job or the Kansas job or the iowa state job, or the Wake Forest job. yes, you are the head guy and could do well enough to make it a spring board job to a better job, but your chances are not very good. Nobody is going to be beating down Hazell's door to interview for their head coaching position anytime soon.