Nick Bosa, Chase Young and Ohio State's Defensive Line Must Set the Tone Against TCU

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EZE's picture

I always mess this up too. Like our "2014 championship" was won in 2015. I must have missed some days in Kindergarten.

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BrutusB's picture

It's even more confusing now that we play on both sides of New Years.  For example, we won the 2016 Fiesta Bowl - before losing the 2016 Fiesta Bowl.

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Luckobucko's picture

2002 season, that game was played in january 2003.

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Sanantonefan's picture

I think our D-line will take those young O-linemen to school. OSU beats the spread.

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booj's picture

Ctrl+F "Landers" = 1

ONE?!? Give that man some ink.

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BigRonStudd's picture

TCU O-line about to get wrecked!

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Nikkibucksfan's picture

Good point about what we need to do. However, let’s stop living in the past and hope the present team can live up to that expectation.#GoBucks

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analyticalguy's picture

 let’s stop living in the past

I'm not so concerned where WE are living. I just want (expect) our DL to be living (and feasting) in the TCU backfield.

Go Bucks!

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Yeah, it's similar to when one fan scolds another fan, "don't take this opponent lightly!" As if it matters whether or not the fans "overlook" their favorite team's opponent. 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Getting pressure doesn't worry me, I am somewhat concerned on Chase Young having the patience to maintain containment and not just be in "hunt down the QB" mode. If that happens he may end up drifting too far up field and leave running lanes for TCU to exercise the read-option.

If Young over pursues, Werner has to shed his block and get in there fast to fill that gap.

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bd2999's picture

Yeah, that worries me too. The guy is a great DE but still young and has made some errors to date. He can also make some big plays too.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I guess the redeeming quality is that if he does screw up it's NEVER for lack of effort, it's always just a mental lapse and so far he's shown that he recovers from them quickly. Growing pains are bound to happen.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

I suspect that the defensive staff will drill that point-of-emphasis very seriously this week in practice. The good news is, if Young does do a good, consistent job of setting the edge and not over-pursuing on his initial speed rush, Shawn Robinson will have a miserable time if he tries to scramble or bail out to Chase Young's side! Because the Predator will be able to easily toss, or out-quick, any OT that tries to block him in open space.    

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

It really isn't a problem if Young does happen to get to far up field, IF Werner fills in behind him assuming he can shed the block of whomever comes to the second level to block him.

If Young gets going to far vertical and leaves a crease, and Werner is blocked up, that QB has the wheels to make us pay, big time.

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

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ChazBuckeye's picture

"It's an embarrassment of riches, and that edge could prove definitive against TCU."

I've been saying this all summer. I can't wait for OSU's Dline to wreak havoc on inexperienced TCU's Oline. Considering they've been getting such acclaim for being "better" than many thought. (After facing Southern and SMU Dlines LMFAO!) OH this should be GOOD!

It is time!!!!!

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bornbredbuckeye's picture

Let's see how _ichigan does this weekend against SMU.

GO BUCKS!!! *ichigan sucks!!!

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ANOTHERMICHIGANLOSS's picture

I think with all of the talk about Bosa, Patterson will be primarily focused on blocking him.  The defense needs one solid hit on the QB to make him think twice about running, and my prediction is that Young will be the one that gives it to him.  The Predator will change the tone of this game early.

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Silver Sniper's picture

The Bosa boys have a propensity to take QBs out the game. 

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bd2999's picture

The hardest thing for TCU, or any team, against this line is that you cannot just focus on Bosa. With the guys out there, if you double team him than you still have multiple elite guys one on one and the QB is still in trouble. Even if they do not sack the QB, the hurries on a young guy with some accuracy issues is going to probably be intense.

And you have to think that factors into their gameplan. Quick drops and get the ball out on short routes to make the LBs tackle with some space and try to use their speed.

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Trebor40's picture

TCU's formations do not lend themselves to a wide variety of pass blocking support for its O-Line, the answer typically is shorter routes which are well suited to TCU's pass attack, with throw it over the top where the WR runs under a deep throw. TCU will likely have the ball out between 2 and 3 seconds EVERY TIME. We will likely play a great deal of nickle which will be quite difficult for them to deal with(Looking at you Wade)!  Regardless, our front four will be a problem as they play the run wonderfully and then HUNT THE QB! 

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hitlikemikedoss's picture

You are spot on. TCU will game plan to negate the pass rush.

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Trebor40's picture

I can only hope that our team forces them into 3rd & 6 or more, most of the game! 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

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ronaprhys's picture

This worries me as it means they'll spend lots of time attacking our linebackers and secondary.  If they can hold up well enough to make the QB go to 2nd and 3rd reads, it should be a defensive feast.  But if he's able to through to the first read, it negates much of our rush's dominance. 

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Montana silver bullet's picture

Can't wait to find out what difference they make-

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Il_Padrino's picture

Well I for one cannot wait and will be awake at 2 AM to watch it.  GO BUCKEYES!!!!

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SilverHaven's picture

I'm excited too, But 2:00 in the morn?  Dove vivi?

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Madbuckeye's picture

Tcu's qb doesn't finish the game. He'll be hit often and hard. Too many guys on this line will be in the backfield all game long. Hopefully its just bruises or soreness, but he won't be playing in the 4th quarter.

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Madbuckeye's picture

Name came from the cooper years.....so yeah there was frustration.

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

I was just being snarky - you were talking about the Silver Bullets putting a hurting on Robinson and your name is mad. I was mad during the Cooper years, too, haha. 

Also, I agree . . . it would help if the Buckeyes tenderize Robinson. Spare me from the sanctimonious fans who lecture us, “it’s terrible to root for opposing players to get hurt!” Wrong, we don’t want them to get injured, but if your team’s defense is going to slow down a dynamic offense, you do want their QB to take a beating (and then be just fine 2 or 3 days later after the bruises heal).

its a tough game. Sorry, snowflakes. 

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

The defensive line will need to control the line of scrimmage.  When this is done, Ohio State will dominate TCU's offense and thus the game.  

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BuckeyeJAK's picture

Release the hounds.....Oh Hell yes

Mark May is a mental midget

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ladybuckeye's picture

David Regimbal - I appreciate your good writing. I love the literary device of flashback to tell a present-day story. Some of my favorite sports stories are told this way. 

ladybuckeye

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

Big time players play big in big games. Looking forward to watching Bosa on Saturday night.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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buckeye92's picture

Really hope Buckeye LBs and lineman played well and don't get out of position. Especially concerned with the LBs.

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Steelydan54's picture

Bosa not only is leading in QBs sacks, but he has his side of the offense walled off. Won't take long for Robinson to roll right and be dealing with Chase Young and co. A LB or safety spy will seal the deal imo. Don't give him time to throw more than 10 yds downfield and I dare them to try to run.  

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MeatBichigan's picture

What's that Mike Tyson quote? Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face, or something along those lines. This D line is that first punch. Each snap the offense has a plan, but this D line forces them to rethink it on the fly. When you can be that disruptive at the line of scrimmage it gives us a great chance each week, no matter the opponent.

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airbuckeye's picture

I know its to early for Bowl Projections but I saw a few last night that had us in the CFP or two other bowls. What I did not see was TCU in any Bowls which makes no since it there #15 right now.

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sdbuckeye11W4's picture

Patterson is an excellent coach and they will mix and match their plays well. This could be a nail-biting game if Haskins throws a pick or two. We will see if our emotional toughness is developed enough to overcome some adversity. Starting with two cupcakes is good for stats but not for inner strength. We will need to be ready to play all four quarters with intensity. TCU will be all about quick drops and short passes, so we will see if our linebackers have improved since last year or get exposed again.

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

I hope Saturday our defensive game plan is aggressive. A few well timed blitzes could add to the sack total and frustrate TCU. Relentlessly attacking and overwhelming their attempts to block us. Could be a fun game to watch.

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weimerad's picture

You forgot about last years Cotton Bowl when OSU destroyed Darnold at AT&T stadium

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BuckeyeStevo's picture

I am ready for the Buckeye Mansaw Massacre in Texas this Saturday. 

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Tresselball4life's picture

Little sisters of the poor.   May you rest in peace.

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TBDBITL_J3's picture

I didn't realize they had replaced so many people on their OL...I think that's game, set, and match right there! Match our veteran DL against a new OL and new QB and their offense won't be able to do anything...but regardless I hope they put up a decent fight this team needs to be tested if they want to win championships at the end of the season!

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