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Squirrel Master

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching OSU beats the Hurricanes in the NC game while being surrounded by a bunch of Miami fans. I lived in Jacksonville, FL at the time. It was sweet!
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Comment 16 Sep 2014

I picked Jalin. I think many picked Jalin but think its really close either way. I didn't pick Jalin as a slight towards Dontre at all, just who I prefer overall.

Yes Dontre has performed better to this point but I can't get over the fact that he gets tackled so easily. It was something that I thought held Philly back early on and is doing the same to Dontre.

I believe both will have really nice careers at OSU, I just think Jalin is showing the better overall potential to this point.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I understand if you can't find a forum that asks the same question, but

its the poll question of the day!


Comment 16 Sep 2014

"so I asked this question in another post and got downvotes"

hmmm, maybe not a good idea to create a whole other post on it. you think!

(damn, didn't mean to reply this to BVW)

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I agree the question is asked too early,

but the original question states if JT has a great year. Nobody is trying to compare JT "now" to Braxton. Of course its no contest.

but I'll ask you straight up, what if JT wins the Heisman and takes this team to the playoff (again, just a what if). Do you still think its so cut and dry that Braxton should start over JT? At what point would you or anyone think JT should start over Braxton? What if JT just goes 13-1 and wins a bowl, becomes B1G POTY. He still accomplished more than Braxton. Is that enough?

I don't think that question is all that disrespectful. but it is too early to discuss it because it really is a what if. If Braxton was healthy tomorrow, I guarantee he would be the starter against Cincy. but that wasn't the question.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

they can go at it, I don't care. I have 12K of them. DV away! lol

rule of thumb on here, share your differing opinion. Just don't try to convince them or keep arguing. That is when it gets ugly and you don't like it. Just speak your mind and let it lie. If they disagree with you, so be it.

my whole take is its a free website, nobody can force you into changing your mind or agreeing with them. Have a healthy debate and move on. let the Jackyl's feast on someone else.


Comment 16 Sep 2014

yes and yes. I want to also add Jamarco Jones and Erick Smith to that list. From what I have seen, they are going to be special!

Comment 16 Sep 2014

if this pass defense is concerning to you, then you really didn't watch last year. There is a big difference.

FYI, they gave up 7 third down conversions in the first half of that game (and still no 20+ yard plays). Since then, 4 total third down conversions in 6 quarters.

I think they are doing fine now!

Comment 16 Sep 2014

"So I'm going to recruit you for the "play dead role" on the team"

"What's the play dead role?"

"you basically line up like you are a slot receiver, then once the play starts you keel over like you just died."

"wouldn't be more believable if I got hit first or pretend I have a heart attack or something?"

"No, we want you to become rigor mortis and fall flat on your back. We believe this will fool them enough."

(seriously, why not just paint big X's on his eyelids while you are at it. Horrible fake death)

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I love all the "Braxton has proven" comments. I believe the original question asks if JT has a great year this year. If so, then JT has proven himself as well. Of course at this point right now Braxton would be the obvious choice. But the question wasn't asking for the decision to be made now. Only after a season has passed and JT has also proven he should be on the field. The original question is asking what do you do if you have two starting level talents that both belong on the field.

some will say play both in a 2 QB system.

I say we should wait but if JT has a stellar year, I might lean towards him because it is true he has more time here, which means we need to best product for the longest timeframe. I love Braxton but he really should move onto the NFL. "but the NFL people say he still needs to prove himself". Well, UDFA have good careers in the NFL as well and just because he won't get drafted in the first round (even if he does come back, I still don't think he is first round pick as a QB) doesn't mean he is ruining his chances of playing in the NFL.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I guess we should gloss over that whole Freshman year that Braxton looked not so great in.

and as far as who has the stronger arm, Braxton throws bullets on short passes making them uncatchable. I much rather have a guy who can throw the ball deep just not deep enough, but can hit a slant, than a guy who can throw the ball as far as he wants but occassionally hits the target.

If JT progresses more this year, I don't see how Braxton can unseat him just because. There has to be something that will happen.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

My issue is with Yuengling, which is about as German as Bud, which is to say not at all past a vaguelyTeutonic-sounding name

well Budweiser or actually Anheuser-Busch was created by an american with German in-laws (lol), but what is even funnier is they are no longer owned by an American company. They are the Belgians!

but I agree that anyone who thinks Yuengling is an import is an idiot. I actually have a military brother in law who loves Yuengling because it is American! as opposed to all the American breweries that are now owned by European companies.

me personally though, I don't care about domestic or import, just for people to get it right when they start in with Merica or "I only drink imports" BS. I like Stella mostly, despite them being a sub brand of A-B. Or I just go microbrews from the local area. Nice little place in Louisville that I like is Cumberland Brew. They have a nice Nitro Porter.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

traditionally yes, but times they are a changin. Its no longer TE or halfback (the actual original name meaning half back and half on the line like a TE). Its TE-Y or TE-H. A full back used to be more a pass catcher than a TE but that is now gone too.

We'll see the revival of the original Halfback with Noah Brown (6'3'' and 240) and also Alexander. But there will also be what I actually prefer to call them, slot backs. much like a slot receiver, they are a RB that lines up in the slot too.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

he does have a twitter account. I recall checking out his tweets when I followed a tweet from him to a player (or coach, can't recall). Pretty much the same personality there too.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

it was late at night, so yeah I did miss it. seemed like he really had an issue with the term High pointing.

but I am serious that its a skill that I think is a bit overrated. I'm curious of what percentage of throws that a WR tries to high point are successful compared to a receiver that just catches anything in his area. High point catches are amazing catches because they don't happen very often. Like I think Devin Smith is an excellent high point receiver, it just doesn't happen every game.

and it looks like I wasn't the only one who missed it.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

and VaTech and Navy. zero for 3 games. No matter who the teams were, compared to last year this is an amazing stat. gotta take the context that this defense was awful last year.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

not fewest, there are NONE! not one for the first three games, whether it is "KENT STATE" or not.

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I don't agree. I think he was considered a rare commodity when he signed on, but now he is one a many that can be just as good. I don't think he is falling behind, but you are accurate that he isn't standing out either.

but I do bet that opposing teams are preparing for him and are concerned. He does still do enough. Its really like De'Anthony Thomas at Oregon, he blew up and did some amazing things but the other fast talents at Oregon minimized his overall contributions. It wasn't long before Mariota out shined DAT but DAT is still a weapon that is now a viable player in the NFL. (he has been injured for my Chiefs but he had a hell of a punt return for a TD in a preseason game. Can't wait to see what he can do when he is healthy)

Comment 16 Sep 2014

oh, guys like him are a plenty down in the south. Moreso Alabama and Mississippi, only parts of Florida. South Beach doesn't look like that.

but don't fool yourself, they are everywhere. You will find guys like that at Southern Cal. Only difference is the writing on his chest is "I wore a Trojan once, and thank god I only have 5 children now! Thanks USC!"

Comment 16 Sep 2014

I think they should incorporate it all. Not be just a zone read team but also not be just a spread it out no rush team either. Once JT gets all of it down, along with the receivers/backs/Oline, then they all will work in harmony to a destructive offense. We experienced the all time best Ohio State offense last year and yet we all kept thinking if only Braxton could spread it around better. He almost was there.

JT is trying to develop it all at once because he is learning it all at once, but he is certainly capable of carving up a good defense when he gets going. Even against VT, when he got  a drive started (with his feet or passing), he was able to pick them apart. He just didn't have enough time and he is still learning how to do it more consistently.

Comment 15 Sep 2014
I think u have it misunderstood. High pointing the ball is catching it at the highest point a receiver can grab the ball as opposed to running the ball down further and catching it at a non jumping height. There not trying to say the receiver is trying to catch the ball at optimum trajectory. No receiver can do that. But going up and catching it where a defender can't go is really what they are saying. The term might not be mathematically accurate but a receiver does try to high point it as best the can. I do agree that its such a low percentage play it is fairly overrated to find a receiver to high point when just catching it would be better. I want guys who catch everything. Not a specialist that gets used every so often.
Comment 15 Sep 2014

we're not ignoring you, we're just having so much fun with someone online trying to determine who's a female and who's not.

Kind of makes me feel like a French Model!