Since when has the NBA been known as a defense driven league? I could be wrong but the most fundamentally sound and defensive team is probably the Spurs-year in and year out, right? If you are measuring his intangibles on whether Craft made it in the league then you might as well say Chris Spielman sucked because he wasn't the fastest Line Backer produced by Ohio State and he couldn't pass the football worth a damn. Craft was a role player, not a well rounded player. For what he was asked to do, he was excellent at. Your only critical on him because he wasn't a scorer.
You have an angle. So instead of trying to get someone else to fall on the sword, why don't you come out and make the accusation yourself?
No one has ever played with as much hustle for this team since I have been watching them. He sacrificed his body more than anyone I have ever watched play the game. That speaks volumes to me. I admit that he wasn't a primary scoring threat but that doesn't have to be everyone's role on a team.
I kind of developed this thought process and have shared it with people that I have instructed. "If you have the mentality that you are going to give it your best, then you have already accepted the possibility that the effort may not be enough to become victorious. Approach every confrontation with the mindset that you will do what is necessary for survival. In defeat, some lose all."
Not tearing anyone down for anything that was said. I just wanted to share some motivation because I am so amped for this game, I feel like I am ready to suit up and take the field myself.
Visualize victory. Make no room for anything less.
I also like the Nathan Williams over Ryan Mallet picture too. He may not be the best Buckeye ever but that intensity is glorious!
I would love for us to win it all this year. I have been thoroughly satisfied with season. It's been very entertaining! Honestly, I think beating Alabama is more important to me than anything else. I live in Alabama and the things I'm hearing and seeing have me salivating for a win.
"Urban Cryer needs to have a bed reserved, he's going to suffer another heart failure January 1st"
"O forHio State about to lose another to the SEC. It was nice of the committee to give us a bye in the Semi's.
Anyone else heard any others?
I've never said Fire Fickell but I have clamored for a solution to our defensive problems. For you to absolve 3 years worth of work because of one truly phenomenal performance is very short sighted. I hope to see our defense continue its mastery, then and only then should you puff out your chest.
We did get rings in 2012.
Oh yeah, and him being called out by the fan base after Arkansas and Dane Sanzenbaucher (sp) snubbing him was epic!!
Depends on the opponent. Seeing as this is against the second best team in the Big Ten at full Strength, playing for a title, my confidence is very limited. My support and enthusiasm for his success is abundant!
I expect a VT type defensive effort against Cardale. I hope he practices all week against heavy blitzs!
Because his team lost to ours by some Playstation score. Because we returned a punt for a touchdown with 8 players to his teams 11. Because the media lambasted our 2006 team with praise and we shat the bed, embarrassing all of the pundits for being wrong. Because he is in the media business and entertainment coupled with having a schtick is all but required to maintain some sort of relevance to any televised program. Because it is the only way he avoids anonymity. Because he wears women' underwear....
Cardale has some intriguing qualities but from my limited assessment he is raw and drastically different than JT. That isn't to say that he isn't coachable or that the ability to improve is not there. He possesses and surpasses in many ways, the prototypical physical characteristics of a pro QB. He has adequate speed and is a hoss to bring down. He's a punishing runner with vision that is lacking behind the line of scrimmage but decent in space. He has amazing arm strength but his accuracy is found wanting. The thing that has me concerned with Cardale is between the ears. This is something that may be improved upon with game reps but hasn't been absorbed during his tenure with this team which has been longer than Joe Thomas'. He doesn't see the field as well as JT and makes predetermined reads during the the option. The sample size has been somewhat small for me to gage his abilities and in fairness a lot of his duties were performed while attempting to milk the clock during mop up. I am just thoroughly concerned about being too one dimensional and looking like the Florida team in Urbans last year there. Regardless, I support Cardale and our team and hope that he proves everyone including me wrong. I want our team to thrive but this is different than losing one or two skill players. This is the most important position in Urban Meyers system. It would be nice to see lightning strike again, but how reasonable is it to expect a third quarterback to be able to come in and perform at the same level as the previous two. I don't know if a QB can just be a game manager in Urbans offense? I know we certainly don't have the defense to carry this team like in 2002. I am not a fair weather fan. I am just trying to adjust my expectations and hope nay, pray that I am wrong.
How can you give credit to a team for beating a "Previously" Ranked team? They verbally admitted to this? Well, that's proof enough that Preseason Rankings do matter. They are established based off of zero merit and number of returning starters. Seeing as how the SEC is always overrated in quantity of top 25 teams early every year, the rest of the college football will always be playing against a stacked deck. First we battled Oversigning and now we are battling corporate marketing. At least with Oversigning the games still had to be played on the field!
He's a true Freshman. Sure, we've all been disappointed by missed points. With more experience he could grow and become very dependable. I haven't given up hope for him yet.
It's an illusion. His lips only look that fat because he's wearing ladies arms.
227...If I win you can keep it. I don't know how I can live with the memory! If you offered shot glasses again, I'd drink myself to forgetfulness. (Still sore that I predicted the correct yardage but missed the fellow 11W's call thirty minutes before mine last week! I felt like a winner for once:). )
You mean Jeff Garlin aka Murray?
Does anyone else think that announcer Dan Dakich sounds like the dude that plays the father in that sitcom the Goldbergs? Been irking me all night long, "where do I know that voice?" Then it came to me.
All caps are for beginners pal. Just helping you avoid future hatred or DVs.
I started to think "Maybe this guy is constructively criticizing Jailin" and then I read your last bullet point and thought "Boy, this guy is a class act".