One of my biggest worries with this team is the passing game when the windows start getting tighter. JTB lit up bad defenses consistently too, but it was hard to have any faith against pass defenses with a pulse. We haven’t seen it from Fields yet. Legit concern.
People seemed to forget all about that when they were picking the Bucks to win this 56-0...
Thought the same thing. Binjimen Victor is on pace for a whopping 2 drops in a regular season. I think we should all be pretty stoked about that.
because I have a feeling this game is going to be weird and terrible.
Haha, I've got the same exact feeling.
I was intrigued too until I watched his highlights. Something just seemed... off, and I wasn't quite sure what it was. Every single tackle was of the arm tackle variety and usually up high, and he just didn't look like a LB. I thought DE would be his eventual landing spot.
Glad to see he eventually got healthy. Nagging injuries are just the worst.
The biggest thing that stood out to me with that was good lord Georgia's 2019 recruiting class was absurd.
31-10 Ohio State.
I'm still convinced Holmes set that up haha.
That bye week came at a really good time. Had they had to have played NW on the road at night on a Friday right after the MSU game I'd be a bit more worried, especially with Wisconsin looming.
Yep. They used up every single drop in that big comeback win against PSU and had nothing left for Iowa. The 4 INT certainly didn't help, but Iowa put up nearly 500 yards that day. Just a beatdown OSU wasn't remotely prepared for.
“If I make a decision to go to a school, I’m invested in that school 110 percent,” Stroud said. “The portal is something that’s been developed and is good for certain players in certain situations. But no matter where I go, I’m going to be 110 percent committed and ready to ball out. I have no intent to use the portal unless I truly need to.”
So basically I'll use the portal if I get beat out for the job and want to start elsewhere haha.
I'd be no different though. You only have so many years of eligibility, and there can only be one QB on the field. If it looked like I wasn't the guy I'm sure I'd try to find somewhere else where I would be the guy. Sometimes your best just isn't good enough.
I'd say they'll just plug in Miller at LG.
I was too late to edit so I'll just add on: the coaches sometimes will say one thing but if you watch what's actually transpired on the field halfway through the season it paints a pretty clear picture. For example, it's pretty clear DeMario McCall is not going to play a significant role in the offense, and it's pretty clear they're not "saving up" passing plays designed around getting the ball to the TEs. "I think White plays more next week!" has become the new "I bet Braxton throws out of the wildcat next week!" Regardless of how well he played at times after being thrown into the fire last season White was the #4 safety behind Pryor and Wint for a reason I'm assuming, and he seems to be more of a depth guy in the coaching staffs eyes than maybe the fanbase would have you believe.
I think there's actually a good chance that it happens. It's not often you see interior OL leave as redshirt sophomores.
Penn State's DL is their weakness and yet they're 4th in the nation in sacks and 5th in TFL? #1 in rush defense (1.59 yards per carry allowed). That might be totally accurate... I'm just sort of surprised because I thought their DL was pretty damn good.
I haven't watched them particularly closely this season but DT #54 Robert Windsor looked unblockable at times against Iowa last week. He really stood out to me.
I personally feel the bullet hasn't really been used much because Pete Werner's play has made the position / need obsolete. The players pegged to be Bullets, White and Wint, are basically just backups / depth at the SAM LB position now.
I think if you don't have a SAM that can do all of those extra things like covering tight ends and receivers well then the bullet position could make a return. I might be wrong, but I really don't think White plays a significant role in the defense this season (in other words, more snaps than Werner in any given game) regardless of the offenses they'll play.
II think the night game hype can be beneficial for the opponent as well.
That's always been my thought also.
I have no idea why anyone would feel the need to downvote your post (they did), so +1 from me.
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe he was thinking of Brad Roby or Gareon Conley? Ward had to come back haha
Totally fine with this. Keep recruiting the stud, relatively polished receivers that actually play the position in high school... no more of the hybrid, athlete guys that played RB in high school and take a minimum of 2-3 years to pick up all of the little nuances the position requires to play effectively. Don't get me wrong, they've done very well with those guys over the years, but I do like how this system is a bit more pro-style and versatile.
Those behind the line of scrimmage pop passes were never good for more than 3-6 yards a pop anyway for the most part.
Some of you guys just look at the box score and reach conclusions. That much is obvious.
Whenever the question is asked "how much football do you actually watch during the season" it seems about 90% of people on 11W only tune in for Buckeye games and that's about it, and that always sort of surprises me as a football junkie. But like you said... those same people then seem to be experts on how good / bad the rest of the teams around the country are, and those two things don't add up.
I've definitely got a weird feeling with this game and would absolutely not take Ohio State to cover. Not that they won't, but I sure as hell wouldn't put money on it. I can see Northwestern annoyingly hanging around wayyyyyyyyy longer than they should.
It's a little on Fields, a little on the OL. Have you ever watched Deshaun Watson in the NFL play? He is the most sacked QB in the league every single season, and while some of that has to do with the OLs he's had since he's been there a lot of times those sacks are on him trying too hard to create something out of nothing and holding onto the ball way too long. There are pros and cons to having that style of QB obviously; you're gonna have a lot of big plays but also a lot of negative plays. Fields seems similar in that regard.
I don't think people are nitpicking too hard, but you kind of have to. There aren't many nits to pick. The 2014 - 2018 teams had some clear deficiencies that were pretty obvious early on in the season (some people chose not to acknowledge them of course, but they were there) and what do you know... they ended up costing them games. This team hasn't really shown any serious chinks in the armor, but it's still hard to accept that this probably is the team to beat. I know I haven't felt that way, ever. This year it's sort of hard to ignore how balanced and good they've been 1/2 through the season. Things are only going to get more difficult though, but yeah... I'm really starting to buy in that this is probably the best team in the country.
2008 - W 20-17
2009 - W 31-13
2010 - L 31-18
2011 - W 33-29
2012 - W 21-14 OT
2013 - W 31-24
2014 - W 59-0
2016 - W 30-23 OT
2017 - W 27-21