Much more to come from Mr Martell.
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Martell with the Martell move. Not quite as good as Braxton, but then who is?
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Haskins to Dixon was thing of beauty. Looked fluid and effortless
Agree 100% both were as smooth as it gets
Prettiest arc I’ve seen on a pass in a long time. The trajectory on that throw was perfect: not too high and not too low.
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I voted for Tate but I think the most technically impressive one was Chase Young's sack. There's not a tackle in college football that could've stopped that move on their best day.
When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.
These were tough choices. But in the end had to go with the he play that gave me some assurance for the future: Martell making it happen.
All are amazing... but any play that gets you to jump up out of your chair and go crazy when your team is winning by SIX touchdowns has to be something special. Welcome to the show, Tate!
We knew Haskins could drop dimes, Young could chase down the QB, and Bosa could deliver a crushing blow. We were still not sure what Martell could do in real time. We now know.
You said what I was thinking.
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Haskins to Dixon was so fluid. And they did it twice. It was the same post pattern on the same side of the field with the same slight move to the outside before the same turn to the post.
Martell's juke was so amazing. He takes the cake for me in a cakewalk.
Bosa's sack and smash of the QB was awesome, and Chase's sack and unrecognized fumble was awesome, too, but his technique was flawed as he hopped up and left the ground to tackle the QB rather keep his feet, in case the QB steps away. and then drive thru' him.
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That pass falling right into his hands was beautiful but had to go with Martell. That run was amazing! To quote UFM “ the future is bright at Ohio State”
Feed the beast!
I would like to vote.. but there's no place where I'm able to do so. Maybe because I'm on mobile?
Maybe refresh the page. I’m on mobile and didn’t have any problems voting.
You have to scroll down to beneath the GIFs right above the comments. The voting options are not embedded with the GIFs of the plays.
There's nothing there to vote with or on. No buttons. No check boxes. Tried two different browsers.
Same problem last week.
Sucks. They were fine last year, so somebody somewhere changed something.
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Just tried it with a THIRD browser.
With Internet Explorer, you get buttons to vote.
With Firefox or Chrome, you get jack, zilch, nothing.
I HATE internet explorer - never use it.
Fix this, please!
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No problems here with chrome on mobile
No problem with chrome on the desktop.
Listen to the music.
Hard to vote for Bosa/Young sack as best play of the season when it happens every game
Had to go with Bosa because the talk about the tackle for Rutgers.
Just FYI, the guy was actually very respectful and complimentary of Bosa. He only pointed out that he hadn’t allowed the sack yet and his job was to try to keep it that way. I think 11W and some of the posters have way overreacted to his comments after he was asked specifically about Bosa.
FYI, I read the article and know he was respectful. I wasn't hating on him but rather the talent Bosa was facing was very good along with Rutgers as a whole (double teams)trying to not let Bosa to the QB, yet he got there.
I know 11W painted the picture to everyone that he was talking trash, which got irritating after continuing the narrative over several articles. I misunderstood your original post then. All the best.
Actually, that sack was all on the QB. After he took the snap he took a few steps back which put him deeper in the backfield than a QB would normally be. Had he stayed put or stepped up in the pocket Bosa would have had a tougher time getting the sack. Not saying he still wouldn't have, but Bosa wouldn't have been able to drive him into the turf like he did.
On the TD pass, Rutgers uses single coverage on Johnny Dixon and double coverage on Manti Teo's GF in the left flat, with LB support if she crosses to the middle.
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Haskins to Dixon. Not only was it a beautiful toss, but the SLOBS looked awesome too.
Tater all day long!
Had to go with Haskins....hit receiver in stride and zone6 didn't drop it.
Seen lots of great sacks and QB runs over the years but a deep pass connected perfectly, haven't seen too many of those the last few years. Love JT but frustrating at times when these passes were behind/overthrown or dropped by the receiver.
I drink bum juice like you for breakfast.
They are ALL great. Gotta go with Tate!
Sorry...posted twice. I am a little off on my comment game.
McNulty should've been fired on the spot for calling nominee #3. Ash should resign for letting it happen.
Hyperbole, yes. But that's some bad fucking coaching right there.
Behold the chunky whoop ass.
It is so sweet and refreshing to see our passing game be so fluid. After so many years watching the receivers be overthrown under thrown or thrown wide that when you have a play like Haskins to Dixon it's hard not to think the future is bright. I mean I'm so many of those throws the past 3 weeks the receivers never stop running they catch the ball in stride and keep running. Just the way it should be. In years past teams would stack the line to stop r-run and arrows to pass and now I think as the year progresses and our passing game expands becomes more effective it's only going to open up a running game because the defense is going to have to commit more players outside the box.
Went with Chase Young. Great sack. One of many to come.
Tired of running QB is all I heard for last 2 years, yet Martell is getting top play?!
For the record, I voted Bosa with the double KO.
Most are tired of DESIGNED QB runs, not a scramble with a beautiful juke we haven't seen since Braxton, and following through calling blocks all the way to diving for the pylon. All from a backup that completed 100 percent of his passes after people bitched about him even being in games.
Tate, you have my vote.
Good take BB.
+1 for you
I voted for Dixon. Haskins hit him perfectly in stride, right on the hands.
The sack plays were great, but Tate gets the nod, due to the juke change of direction.
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I'm a sucker for long TD runs. Go Taters!
Martell's run was one of those plays you just absolutely love and appreciate more being there in person.
"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War
For all the reasons already mentioned each play is great in there own right. But as one poster put it Bosa and Young sacks are something you see every game. The Dixon TD was perfect and beautiful and in previous seasons a rarity but this year we saw this the week before from TD Terry. Now Tate Martell's run, that was amazing, exciting, and electrifying. Like a previous poster said when you can make people jump up in a blowout then you got Juice.
So in a game that had a lot Juice, Tate's breaking ankles, weaving through would be tacklers was the Juicest play of the game. 8)
You win with people.
To me the best individual play were the two sacks. but the best team play was the Scramble by Martel. The O-line held up well enough, then when receivers were covered he makes a great run with good down field blocking.
Voted for Bosa's sack, only because he humiliated the very guy that exposed him pre-game
Both of those sacks can be at least partially attributed to a fully unaware freshman QB lacking pocket presence.
It's all road rage.
Went with Chase. He got hosed on the fumble.
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