Speak no such evil ;-)
My concern with putting Justin in any kind of RPO is that it could allow Wiscy defenders to take cheap shots at Justin (he clearly hands the ball off, but the defender decks him any way). I say just hand it off to JK, throw short/intermediate routes, keep him standing and healthy.
Anyone know how to properly pronounce Jaxon's last name?
I remember several years ago Herbie was on the field during halftime (possibly the Spring Game) against other former/current OSU QB's, and he threw a rather nice 60 yard long ball.
BP I agree with many of your takes, but respectfully, we have a better QB, receivers, and defense than TTUN. In fact there is NO position group that they have, which is better than ours.
Give his stature as the #1 guy for ESPN College Football, that could be his own private office at ESPN, with the studio folks changing the helmets in the back to match the current context.
Before anyone comes to a conclusion regarding Dwayne's FIRST START, they should take a look at this reel:
In my view he performed courageously given the meager offense line and the simplistic playbook that he was given (he was probably better off throwing to Scary Terry on EVERY play). But it's clear that Dwayne has upper tier NFL arm strength, quickness of release, and accuracy. He even showed greater mobility than what we saw last year. As long as he continues to get live reps, and the O-line give him just a couple of breaths, (and send TM17 deep for God's sake!) He'll be fine.
Unlike DE's and RB's, the value of a QB actually improves the more starts/snaps/experience they get. Many have expressed the concern that he should sit behind a seasoned vet, but does anyone believe that Dwayne isn't BETTER than NFL retreads like Case Keenum and Colt McCoy? He has definitely struggled early, but I expect him to play much better with a week of practice with the first team.
Go Dwayne! Go Bucks!
There are some who have criticized Justin for taking too many sacks, a result of him not simply throwing the ball away. However, I would point out that there are times when the rush is upon him and it would be difficult to heave it out of bounds given where he was in the pocket and where the defenders are. There are numerous examples of other QB's trying to throw the ball away which instead result in an interception or fumble.
I think Justin safely tucks the ball away and eats some of those sacks, because he has tremendous confidence knowing he can always convert on 3rd and long. Even if the sack result in us punting the ball away, a punt doesn't give the opponents nearly as much lift as a fumble recovery or INT.
My takeaway from these snap count articles is how advanced/organized/prepared the coaching staff is! We have different units/packages/formations/personnel groups for damn near every situation, ALWAYS staying ahead of our opponents!
Are they not including underclassmen?
Just today Pro Football Focus (arguably the most data-driven publication in the industry) TODAY released a mock 2020 NFL Draft that had Jeff going THIRD (With Chase going 2nd and Joe Burrow going first, nice!).
I believe that Mattison will devise a plan to keep the UW ground game from running roughshod over us. I think they will definitely gain yards, but ultimately whether or not they score multiple TD's will depend on whether Jack Coan can make multiple plays against our secondary. Answer: NOPE!
Counter-point; we are better than UGA in every conceivable metric. I agree though, in the sense that we should take things one game at a time.
What's funny to me about UGA going with Fromm over Justin, is the rationale that although the talented youngsters have higher ceilings, the player with more experience, has a higher floor (meaning, you might not get world class play, but you won't get a total stinker). Instead, Fromm sh*t the bed on Saturday, LOL.
Do we know how many snaps Jonathan Cooper got in his first start last week and if he got anything on the stat sheet?
60% of the time, the Situational works, every time.
That was a bad offensive series that led to the turnover on downs. Empty backfield QB shotgun keeper on 4th and 1? It's like Urban stole Ryan's headset for a series.....
NFL rookie contracts are automatically slotted depending on your draft position. This slotting system, negotiated by the NFL Players Union, artificially keeps rookie wages low. Further, if Zeke had been a bust, the Cowboys could have simply cut him at ANYTIME, because NFL contracts are non-guaranteed (at that point he would only keep the signing bonus, which is why the signing bonus is always the most important figure in an NFL contract). On the flip side, if Zeke outperforms the value of his contract (which he clearly did, given that he's one of the best in the NFL at his position, but was still stuck playing for rookie money), his ONLY recourse is to sit out and demand that his contract be renegotiated based upon his actual market value.
I admire your positivity, and with a "game manager" at QB, explosive running led by JK, and our "usual" dominant D, it's conceivable that tOSU wins out, are B1G Champs, and make the playoffs, therefore I'd agree with your take if it was "our playoff hopes are not gone without Justin."
HOWEVER, in zero scenarios do I think we could actually win a National Championship without Justin. I don't think we could simply keep up with Clemson, Bama, or OU. I think a playoff game with Gunner at QB would resemble the 2016 Clemson game (which I was at).
Not a positive memory.......
Warrick Dunn played 12 years in the NFL listed at 5'9" 187, and rushed for nearly 11 THOUSAND yards in his career; many of them between the tackles.
Regardless of whether the basketball program made an operating profit; it is the players' labor that generated the millions in REVENUE, that paid for those sky-high coaches salary, dozens of administrators and trainers.
Tyreke Smith - #HowSheGoneEat !!
It's 2019; time for this article to get updated!
The TEAM has the option of ripping up the original rookie K and giving the player a long term deal; however, that never happens. Instead, when a player is playing above the value of his rookie K (like Russell Wilson and LeVeon Bell), they have little recourse. As a QB, Wilson knew his risk of injury was low, and therefore waited until his mega K. LeVeon Bell, as a RB, knows that the shelf life/tread life on a RB is relatively low. Therefore, his ONLY recourse was to sit out the year, rather than play out the rest of the deal (or get a one year "franchise tag" deal, which happened the first year his rookie K elapsed).
It was only until he was an unrestricted free agent that he could sign a long term deal that resembled his market value/actual productivity.
Kudos on the research this article required! Finding stats/highlights of these international leagues are VERY hard to come by, and it's good to see so many Buckeyes still playing and earning a living. Ron Lewis! Othella Hunter! Keep grindin!