Chase Young Eyes More Consistent Production in What Could Be His Final Season at Ohio State

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Dstacify's picture

Jonathon Cooper really came on towards the end of last season (and was probably our most disruptive defensive lineman in the Game). I expect big things from him this coming year despite the belief that Tyreke Smith will be much more involved in the rotation this year and that Zach Harrison might even break the rotation early on.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

This position group should be incredible!  They have elite athletes three deep.  The Rushmen Package should feature Zach Sack Harrison, making an impact from day one.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Look for Potter to be Harrison’s “Young”, as he was to Bosa. I think this kid will surprise some.

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

I hope we have better luck with the Potter brothers than we had with the Mitchell brothers!

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Stay healthy, be great, GO BUCKS!

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

If you're scoring at home, that equates to 45% of his tackles for loss and 57% of his sacks on the full season coming over the final four games which equate to just 29% of his games played. 

To be fair, Young isn't the first defensive end to be a bit on the streaky side . . . 

I would go one step further and hypothesize that most DEs have to be "streaky" to rack up 10+ sacks in a season. What would be far more unusual, I suspect, is a DE that accumulates, say, 12 total sacks in a season that are relatively evenly distributed over 13/14 games - e.g., by something like the following sequence: 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1 = 12.     

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Lighteyes's picture

Excellent point, especially given that sacks are kind of a quirky statistic. You can absolutely dominate a play but not get a recorded sack if the QB throws the ball away or throws a pick or scrambles away from you into a teammate's arms or etc. The overall result for the defense is awesome and that's because of your play...but the sack numbers don't reflect it.

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Hovenaut's picture

I'm all for The Predator notching some more victims, but I think he'll most benefit from what should (knock wood) be one of the more balanced lines in recent years.

I think the interior guys as group should take some attention on the edge guys, and if the D-ends are busting things up on both sides, that's less protection an offense can offer from a guy like CY.

Feels like I've said this seemingly every offseason on LJSR's watch, but this could be the most talented, completed unit he'll field at Ohio State yet.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Hove - Absolutely. The interior of the DL is as stout as it’s been in quite a while. 

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Young is a monster, but if you have a TE, OT, and then a RB behind them on the chip locking you down, that's tough to get past, Joey Bosa had trouble with that too. He just needs someone on the other side to gobble up some of that attention. Cooper began to come on as the year went along so if that upward momentum continues that will for sure benefit Young. 

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analyticalguy's picture

The unit needs to thrive as a unit. Let the offense pick its poison deciding who to given help on. If they triple team Young so that he gets no stats but everyone else is picking up sacks and TFLs, then he has had a successful season.

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

Well I did get ahead of myself regarding Potter....I am most anxious to see what Tyreke has. He’ll really be the next compliment to Young. 

"Three things can happen when you pass the ball, and two of them are bad." - Woody

 

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NHBuckeye's picture

It was also disclosed after the season ended that Young was battling injuries throughout much of the regular season IIRC.  The kid is going to be dominant in 2019.

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CreekBuck's picture

The Predator ready to Hunt QBs

You win with people.

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Steelydan54's picture

Looking to see him hold down his side of the line both pass and run. Can't get so sack happy that backs are getting the corner behind you. That was one of Nicks greatest strengths; he defended the run on the way to the Qb on first and second, then made his move on 3rd and long to the QB. Hoping Chase has picked up some of that technical skill to go with his physical talent. He will join the list of high first rounders if he does. And it will certainly help to have the strong DT's and Cooper bringing their own heat. Hoping for the best DL in the nation this year. 

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Wasn't he playing on two bum ankles last year too?

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BUCKfutter's picture

they were down 17-3 to maryland, not up 17-3, making the play even bigger.

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

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