Im telling you now, with the new coaches, schemes and the talent, these dudes are gonna be serious BallHawks.
We know Barnes has special teams. What is his role with the D?
Assistant secondary coach. He's very deferential to Hafley, though, who's in charge of the unit.
I cannot wait to see these guys in action! Sevyn more days.
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
Nice try, but 8 days.
Well, today's almost over and next Sat. is gameday, so, Sevyn more full days to go.
Those comparisons for Proctor have me wanting to see that young Buck out on the field for sure. Now living in Oklahoma the natives here are still pissed about him leaving and I love it!
Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted.
Asst Secondary Coach
Looking forward to the return of the Silver Bullets in the defensive backfield. Coach Hafley should make things happen with his pedigree in the game.
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Seven Banks wearing 12 is ridiculous, come on man
Apparently, the thinking is that we'll be in what essentially amounts to a nickel much of the time (depending on the situation, of course). Basically, a former safety (the Bullet) in at strong side linebacker and a slot corner.
I'm assuming that's why we have only one safety position on the depth chart, above. The coaches have been saying all along that the Bullet will be in at strong side linebacker quite often - so, naturally, if we're playing a slot corner at the same time, that would leave only one safety in the lineup.
Of course, I understand there will be times the Bullet is in at one of the safety spots (when we're playing two safeties). But that should be far less often than the Bullet essentially playing as a smaller, quicker strong side linebacker. A smart adjustment against the spread offenses we'll face this season, in my opinion.
I'm also a little surprised Pryor is still listed ahead of Proctor considering the raves I've been hearing from the coaches and players about Proctor this camp. Nothing against Pryor, of course - just a little surprised -
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers
Yes, I agree. I think the base will be two linebackers, a bullet, three cornerbacks and a safety. Or it'll be three linebackers, three cornerbacks and a safety.
I have Pryor ahead of Proctor on the depth chart because he took all the first-team reps in the spring with Fuller out and took most of the second-team reps in the preseason. Has starting experience, too. I think it's fair to have them as 2A and 2B, but I still think Pryor will be ahead when Ohio State drops its depth chart next week.
Thanks for clarifying the Pryor/Proctor situation. Good piece, by the way -
Should be interesting, Phi. Sorry I’m late to the discussion because I enjoy the football talk with you. Thinking about it, if we play a Nickel and a Bullet most of the time, that really gives us a speed advantage on the field and have to think we are going to try to do that as much as possible. The key will be 1) can we shed blocks and 2) can we tackle? Guys like Wade and White have shown that they can. That will be key. And Fuller playing single deep CF, he is certainly a smart enough football player. Is he athletic enough? And the 2 LBs have to be able to close on the football. Guys like Harrison and Werner and Browning do have the speed.
I hope Arnette made some serious improvements in the off season. Dude was not that good last year.
I think this could be the best unit on the team given the talent and coaching
Really excited for this group, especially Josh Proctor
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DBU, people. D. B. U.
“I think (next) Saturday is the first chance that we have to show that BIA is out looking for redemption,” Okudah said.
I'm blanking on Okudah's reference to BIA...???... Bullets - In - Action ?? Someone help me out here please.
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The position group I'm most excited about. Every starter is a future draft pick, most of them being taken in the higher rounds. Lots of talent, lots of depth. Can't wait.
Last year didn't go as planned. The Buckeyes ranked 85th in the nation in opposing passing yards per game and intercepted just 2.25 percent of opponents' passes, which ranked 86th in the country.
UV for the Spaceballs reference. One of the funniest movies ever IMO!
The raw talent throughout this defense definitely should be good enough to be a dominant force. Just let them go out, be fast, and make plays. Hopefully this fresh start is what they needed to get back to being the silver bullets because quite frankly I cannot be convinced we straight up missed on this many blue chippers.
question, and you may not know the answer, but I get the feeling that we are doing this 3 CB scheme or even having Wade on the outside with Arnette on the inside because Wade beat out Arnette and they wanna be loyal to Arnette for coming back. I don't think it seemed ideal that he came back, as we all knew Wade was probably a bit better than he was, with a lot more potential. So just curious if anyone else gets the feeling Wade beat Arnette out, but they didn't want to just take Arnette out of the lineup since he came back for another year. Easily could be wrong, and Arnette really improved, just curious.