i was very encouraged to see fields lining up UNDER CENTER on quite a few plays - and i think this helped the run game.
you mean like we shouldn't have been BLOWN OUT the last 2 years by iowa and purdue? man, i don't take anything for granted.
considering the competition the top 6 teams have faced - i don't think these "rankings" mean anything at this point.
i think espn has forgotten ohio state plays football - go to their page and there is major coverage on clemson/OK/georgia/alabama/ LSU and their wins but no mention of ohio state. it's a good thing for us espn doesn't have anything to do with the playoffs.
i think wade/okudah are in the same class as young - those guys are EVERYWHERE in the secondary making plays.
because they're so strong and deep at d-tackle, i'm not sure they need a rushman package.
true. and even if these guys take a breather, ohio state has backups who would start for many teams.
until this team shows me it's ready for top5 football, i don't want to even think playoffs. i had enough embarrassment from the clemson 31-0 ass-kicking a couple of years ago.
"Sometimes I think people look for rationale to support existing biases."
it sounds to me like you're doing the same thing to support your subjective views. well, we'll find out when we face teams with better athletes with speed.
agreed. i saw what you guys saw. against good competition and speed - borland/werner are going to be exposed.
we'll know what this team is capable of starting 9/28. a 4 week string of :
at nebraska - mich. st at home - at northwestern on a FRIDAY night and home against wisconsin.
it did seem like decades, didn't it?
the offense was outscored over the final 3 quarters - and fields plays offense. yet, you aren't concerned about anything?
- from the snap, he focuses on one receiver and doesn't look over the field for a seconary option.
- any time he had any pressure, he looked uncomfortable
-when he takes the snap - he tends to stand in place which leaves him much too close (around 3 yards) to the line and the pressure. most qbs take the snap and back up a little bit.
- multiple times he should have thrown the ball away yesteday and didn't
his athleticism and talent is evident. but he better straighten out some of this sooner rather than later.
after watching the last 3 quarters on saturday, there is no way i'd give 17 this week.
easy - it's football. anyone who takes it too serious has personal issues. plus, it helps to be a realist. i'm a long-time bucks fan (over 40 years) and i want them to do well every year - but i see this team could struggle against good competition. fields looks talented but with a lot to learn. line was up and down yesterday and i still don't think borland looks as effective as the other LBs. the read option wasn't run very well yesterday and dobbins struggled to find room to run for much of the 2nd/3rd quarters. it'll be interesting to see how the team does against another team of equal ability.
it might not be pretty at times this year; BUT - it's only a game.
ok fine. at the end of the season we'll compare fields and haskins and see how it looks. i'll get back with you then.
i hope he does continue to improve. if we played a top 10 team right now, i'd be worried.
i'm with you on not giving up big plays - nice to see. however, we were outscored the last 3 quarters of the game by FA. and i don't want to hear about "mental letdown" - it was Flordia Atlantic.......that is a reason for concern.
oh, i see. so beating FA is an indication we'll be able to hang with teams in the Big not to mention clemson, bama, georgia, and oklahoma.
yep. and good teams will feast on that.
"I think we said "We win" and lost all urgency." - THIS is what leads to our yearly blowout losses. coach day better correct this.
not the justin i watched struggle against florida atlantic for 2 and a half quarters. FA was one of the biggest underdogs on our schedule - i'm not so certain. if FA can hold him down for 2+ quarters - what will mich st/penn st/mich/ wisconsin do to him?
there is no way young, okudah (and probably wade) will be around next year.
the one thing i took from fields is this: when he had time and guys were wide open, he seemed comfortable. when he had any pressure and his primary receiver was covered - he looked confused/rattled......and it was against florida atlantic. this better get worked out or we'll have 3 losses this year.
the one thing i took from the defense - they're fast.....REAL fast. i think they'll be fine but i have to believe browning and mitchell will play more instead of werner/borland.
"Saw what I needed to see from Fields and our defense."
really? it was FAU. i don't even know where that school is located and only know it's in florida because that states name is in their schools name. you really think yesterday was an indicator of anything?