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Silicon Desert (via Columbus born and bred. )

MEMBER SINCE   March 20, 2012


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Recent Activity

Comment 23 hours ago

Fields has no ceiling as far as I'm concerned. He could surpass Burrow's Heisman's performance with the right formula.

My only concern is his knee. Earlier in the year he refused the wear the knee braces for support and there were numerous times when I saw him take cuts on his knees that made my hair stand-up (well, what's left of it anyways.) 

There was one time mid season when I was certain the way he popped that knee and his reaction to it that it was a torn ACL.

He is going to have to wear braces and get used to running with them even after his knee heals-up.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

Per the law. You can't touch cops. You smack him on the back and say, Hey pal. You just broke the law. In some states, this is an automatic charge of battery whether there was intent or not. The courts will decide the intent and punishment, which will probably be nothing but a fine.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

You can't go around laying your hands on cops unless there's real reason too. He probably will not get convicted of anything, but they just want to make sure people understand this is a no, no.

Comment 16 Jan 2020

In his TV gig now, Meyer has thrown out criticism against TTUN for not gearing their O around their talent, namely their WRs. He was really high on their WRs. Especially DPJ

Ironically, I don't think Meyer did that so well himself. Burrow was not going to win a NC for The Ohio State under a Meyer offense. And I don't think Meyer would have done what LSU did and rebuild their offense around their Ace. On the other hand, I think Day's offense is better suited for Burrow. But what's done is done. I can't hate on a talent like Haskins who rewrote history. He clearly had the best arm than any QB we've ever  had.

However, Burrow has the "it" factor. His ability to read the defenses is beyond anything I've seen at this level, while not as strong as Haskins, Burrow's arm was right up there. He also had the ability to throw WRs open and make plays happen with his mobility. Fields has a little bit of this right now, but Haskins didn't have it as much.

I've always said that what gets the old coaches canned, as elite as they may be, is not their lack of knowledge rather their stubbornness to change. Woody was stubborn, Tress was stubborn, and Meyer is stubborn. As much as you don't want to hear it, Coaches like Dabo have a little more humility and are willing to evaluate their ENTIRE philosophy. Meyer will never in a million years scrap his system or alter it because he can't possibility be wrong. He came into Ohio State saying "the plan is infallible." Well, we saw that it was indeed fallible his last few years. An infallible plan doesn't allow your team to get pummeled by lesser talents at Iowa and Purdue, or collapses in the BIG against MSU or in the playoffs against Clemson because you can't get over yourself and revert to running the QB when in doubt.

The bonus here is that I think that Fields has a great potential to run our offense next year, like Burrow ran LSU's this year.

Here's to the future.  

Comment 15 Jan 2020

Is it crazy that I don't care he did this? Were these guys all seniors? Then all did was become that one uncle getting drunk at Thanksgiving and handing out chewing gum or quarters to the kids, except he was doing it from a much higher tax bracket.

The thing that SHOULD HAVE gotten him in trouble was smacking the cop in the rear end in the locker room.

Comment 14 Jan 2020

I tend to agree here. I'm not sure where the Oregon disrespect is coming from. They have Mario Cristobal and they beat a really good Wisconsin team. Plus Oregon is itching to beat us.

I sure as hell hope our coaches and players don't share the attitude of this thread because that balloon'll get popped in Eugene if they do.