Proving again just how awful our defense was. They didn't out scheme us; every big play they had was the result of a massive blown assignment.
denard, desmond, whatever
Eh, Bollman could have turned that offense into a 22 ppg disjointed affront to creativity and people with eyes.
Think Ross at one point highlighted that at Florida, Meyer tended to run Tebow inside the tackles and run their speedy guys outside and on counters. At OSU, they've gravitated towards running the RB inside (thanks to beast mode Hyde and less perimeter speed than Meyer wanted). I have to think that with increased speed at the skill positions and a 250 lb bruiser option at QB in Jones, we might see more of the Florida variety. Barrett seems more like a Guiton to me: makes good reads, accurate without a rifle arm, not going to make a guy lose his jock strap but still an effective run threat. So I can see them both bringing something different to the table.
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We haven't had a good passing QB for what, a decade now
Um, hello? Bauserman?!?!?!?!
Things pertaining to the SEC lovefest rarely make sense, friend. Just the way it is. I'd love for that not to matter, and they can do it lip service all that want, but I'll believe it when I see it.
Because a) it's a wonderful problem to have, and b) we have at least 500 more important things to worry about, including 75% of the offensive starters, all of our opponents, other injuries, etc.
We will not get in with 2 losses, I'm sorry. One loss is even debatable if PAC 12, ACC, and 2 SEC teams all have same or better records.
Feel horrible for Braxton. He gave everything he had for us, possibly (worst case) sacrificing the rest of his career to try to win us an Orange Bowl. He's done everything, EVERYTHING, he's ever been asked. Knowing him, he probably becomes the mentor JT will need to lead us to another successful season.
Nothing but love and prayers for B. Miller. He deserves better than this, but he will come back and do great things somewhere.
Yes but he doesn't need it, he never used an actual redshirt.
First of all, the tweet from 11W last during the chaos was top notch hilarity. Someone not driving a car should embed.
I was bent out if shape last night worrying about the season. Then I got a brain, started feeling horrible for 5 and hopeful for the Bucks. Next man up, but that doesn't mean we're not pulling 100% for Braxton.
Can't wait to hear from the fives of Adidas fans!
Injury: an act or event that causes someone or something to no longer be fully healthy or in good condition. - Merriam Webster
Jameis was the number 1 QB recruit in his class, not exactly an unknown. Still, your point is valid and appreciated.
I really hope Braxton isn't hurt badly. He's always done everything the right way, seems like a genuinely good kid, and deserves a chance to go out on top...not in a sling.
We lose game #2 with either of our backups at the helm, unless they have made a SHIT TON of progress since the sping game.
Meyer, Herman, and Miller can obfuscate and deflect and redirect all they want, but the reality is that even if he is going to play, he's lost the entire offseason of improving timing, touch, and developing a rapport with his WR's. Tough break, hope he isn't seriously hurt for the long term, but either way this is not a great lead in to what is hopefully a run at a championship.
Oh hello, rational thought.
We are not playing coy with effing Navy, give me a break. He's way behind schedule or something else is wrong, we should be very, very worried until proven otherwise.
Regardless, our offense will have no timing since he's resting and...ugh whatever. He needs to step up if he's healthy and lead this team. If he's not, he better start coaching the backups. We ain't come to play second place.
Think we've argued about this before, but...it's time to start worrying. I'm not talking about Navy, I don't care about them. It's about the whole season, and if he's not running this offense like a boss we are not gonna win big. And they don't develop as a complete offense while he's riding pine. I am shocked that anyone here thinks he wouldn't be getting 98% of the reps if he were really good to go. He's hurt, or way behind rehab schedule, or both.
You forgot, "his timing has been late to quite late" his whole career. It's not just new receivers; he needs to anticipate throws and throw people open in order to jump a level. It's not happening while he's getting mental reps, it's just not.
You got me. Just waiting to spill my righteous internet anger at you.
Yes, that's how I read it. Because that's how it reads. But it doesn't matter, it wasn't aimed only at you, just a general sentiment I thought should be read.
And I am quite chill, have zero pitchforks, and have many other things to do than a flame war. Good day.
I might see more if a previous member of the staff (Elika) hadn't written a post or forum topic specifically asking the community to do what I just asked. Granted the context isn't the same and the comments weren't as bad but I felt it needed to be said. You felt I needed to appreciate irony, so you said your piece.
Let's try to respect the opinions of the other beat guys, even if you don't happen to agree with them. Defaulting to "generic media slant" is beneath the quality of this site. Let's not forget the staff uses personal relationships to get these guys to answer questions, and they likely read the articles. Reflects poorly on them if we trash their guests.
1,000 times this. Reading a defense and getting the timing of his throws down has always been one of Braxton's weaknesses. This isn't helping him at all; mental reps don't fix that. i think he will be very rusty early on. Hopefully the WR's have so much separation it won't matter!
Very cool, great cause. Awful, awful disease. Give as much as you can, every dollar helps!