Is Mike Weber Healthy Enough to Contribute?

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osu992's picture

he's dong pretty good in the circumstances. if "crunch time" is "red zone," then don't worry about Mike Weber as the limiting factor.

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Buckeyechuck5's picture

Only thing I can come up with is that he is better in pass pro than Dobbins. I just feel with all the more osu is running the ball, we got healthy legs on the bench. We will need Mike to be 100% down the stretch.

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osu992's picture

Well, he has a bye week for his foot to heal...but I imagine that's more pain than a limiting factor because you'd figure he'd collapse upon meeting the resistance of a defender if it was a serious injury. I also imagine it'll take months to heal, not weeks.

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Buckeyechuck5's picture

It has deff affected his cutting and acceleration. It is just one thing that has stood out to me is he is visibly not 100%

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RBurgundy4's picture

@Chuck - Respectfully, Weber missed a couple of blitzes on Sat night that were costy. But, Dobbins struggled as well, so your point is well taken. Weber may, in fact, be the better of the two in pass pro, but that doesn't mean "good". Everyone took a turn in the barrel Sat night, except for 75, who is the least experienced OL we have. He had a strong game. Of course, somehow they'll all grade out as Champions...

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

a knocked up Mike Weber

 I don't think that phrase means what you think it means

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Buckeyechuck5's picture

Lol good catch. I meant knicked up.

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

I meant knicked up.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Being knocked up would definitely affect his ability to cut, though.

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The Rill Dill's picture

A smart coaching staff would rest him if they thought he’d be needed later in the season. 

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Maka's picture

On defense? God lets hope so.

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Maka's picture

Next time I promise to read more than just the headline

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SoulPatrol32's picture

I agree he doesn’t look 100% but he’s averaging over a yard more per carry than Dobbins right now. Most of the issue right now is the backs getting ate up in the backfield and it wouldn’t matter if he’s 100% or not right now based on the line issues. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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faux_maestro's picture

Barry Sanders might gain yards behind this line. Might.

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Buckeyechuck5's picture

You make an interesting point. I watch every game about 3 times. It seems to me like every time they try to run Dobbins it is between the tackles and they try to get Weber outside. Many times it seems if Weber could just make 1 guy miss he would be off to the races. However he gets tackled by the first guy in the open field every time and that is not like Mike. I dont understand why they are not trying to get Dobbins outside more. Other than screens, he is not getting any designed runs to the outside. I remember when they used to line up in a two back set with Weber and Samuel and Weber would lead Samuel around the edge. With Haskins not being a threat to pull the ball and gash the defense I dont understand for the life of me why they are not incorporating some concepts I just spoke of for designed runs.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

I’m with that a 2 back set could really be that change to the personnel that could keep defenses honest. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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nickel beer's picture

I remember when they used to line up ....

Thanks for this observation.  It's been on my mind a lot ever since the O-line/front has been cited for having troubles adjusting to Haskins' style of QB and the offense in general. 

And the ironic thing to me too, is that Meyer's first season here absolutely stressed the fundamental importance of reliable short-yardage gain.  It was a keystone to his ham-n-eggs offense, its aggressive spirit.  I can't believe that they don't have at least one RB from a two-back set who can take out someone coming through or filling the gap. 

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buckbornbred's picture

Because they are idiots. It's that simple.

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coachlehew's picture

Has  Day ever been around a good  running attack ???????

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QuadCitiesBuckeye's picture

Yes, last season. However, I can't speak to his time in the NFL...
 

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