Chris Worley, Ohio State Defense Preparing for Rugged Game Against Army

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flying-banana's picture

Stay in the gaps, wrap up, protect your knees and we should be fine. Excited to put Oklahoma behind us and work out some kinks in this one.

If for some reason we lose I'll fly up to Columbus and open a pitchfork emporium to supply the riots.

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wyatt's picture

Stop playing prevent defense all the time. Giving receivers 5 or 10 yards of cushion is ridiculous. They'd be stupid NOT to pass on us.

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bucknutz18's picture

Did you watch the first half of the Indiana game?  Our corners were within 2 yds of the LOS on all outside receivers which is why the Fade routes worked until we started bailing out technique in the second half.  

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BroJim's picture

Good assignment football will be needed against Army. If we have guys staying disciplined, that will be a positive step, and a building block. Our young secondary needs any type of experience right now.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

DISCIPLINE! Stick to assignments, cover gaps, and wrap up and this will be a walk in the park 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Davep160's picture

Just stop playing the service academies,  people get hurt playing against those cut blocks.

The lord of brevity.

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

It's definitely cause for concern but properly shedding those blocks helps. Sam Hubbard is incredible at defeating cuts.

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Davep160's picture

Defensive Tackles usually don't have the luxury of covering only one gap, often cut blocking turns in to an uncalled chop block for an interior linemen.   It is the Tracy Sprinkles of the world that I get worried about.

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Bigmarty's picture

And we don't have many Plan A DTs as it is!!  This game does nothing for this OSU team and will tell us nothing for the future.

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

And we don't have many Plan A DTs as it is!! 

Sprinkle, Jones, Landers, and Cornell have all played pretty damn well so far IMO. I can see why Jones was being hyped.. he's on the level of our DEs

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BuckeyeCrusdader's picture

Defensive Tackles usually don't have the luxury of covering only one gap,

The defense we run is a 1 gap scheme.. no player DT or not is responsible for 2 gaps.. in fact 2 gap schemes are becoming rather rare.

often cut blocking turns in to an uncalled chop block for an interior linemen.   It is the Tracy Sprinkles of the world that I get worried about

Yes, it doesn't matter if they're only playing one gap vs 2.. players in the middle are subject to double teams and questionable blocking tactics including diving cut blocks and high/low chop blocks. It's a definite concern. I am concerned about Tracy and also Jones due to their injury history.

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c11058's picture

IMO, Sam Hubbard has had a very good season so far...One of my favorite Buckeyes.....stay healthy #6

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BrownBuckeye's picture

Win in the trenches! Don't over-pursue ! Hit them hard!

Lead, follow, or get out of my way!

 

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McGrind's picture

Wishbone, hambone, knee bone connected to the shinbone....blah blah blah...we all know what we are looking for... #simba /super joe

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

Watch those darn chop blocks and stay injury free.

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Cincity Buck's picture

I'm pretty sure that Worley started over Darren Lee, not Joshua Perry. 

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Frimmel's picture

The LBs and Safeties will have to be on point this week. I'd wager on a DB getting caught looking into the backfield and beaten for a big play. We should be able to just be bigger stronger and faster than these guys but I think there is a certain amount of being outgunned and outmanned the service academies thrive on. This game just doesn't feel like it will be pretty. 

You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. 

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ForzaBucks's picture

Bright side to playing Army: this should at least help our D crawl upwards from last place in FBS for avg passing yards allowed.

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