The point is that Dontre didn't do anything crazy. He didn't have a 70-yard for a touchdown or take a punt back to the house. He got solid yards every time he touched the football, though, and that's big. Urban called him a novelty last year becsuse he was only good for a home run play here or there. He proved he's a lot more than that Saturday. So no, he didn't do anything spectacular but was incredibly effective for Ohio State.
The dude was a Heisman candidate and single-handedly won games for Ohio State during that 24-game winning streak. His absence is/will be relevant all season.
Plan is to use Reeves as at nickel, don't think Meyer meant to imply he wouldn't see the field.