Classic West Coast offense concept with a tiny tweak. Adding the post wheel concept with the Flanker and Running back is extremely tough to defend. Especially when you have a guy like Dobbins with Wideout Skills. Wish we would see more of that. Levels would work beautifully as well. takes advantage of YAC
I love having stats and analysis from websites like that but only when it syncs up with what I see with my eyes on tape. God knows if we had access to All-22 like Gamepass with the NFL the answers would be a lot more simple. I do however not see our receivers coming down with a lot of 50/50 balls. Victor and Mack probably would be the only guys Urban will play that can do those things
I mean I could have been a little more descriptive on what exactly I would want to see in regards to X's and O's but I don't assume everyone has that type of knowledge so I tried to be as simple as possible. Then again I don't think its that complicated to get back to what I would want to see. Lots more Tight zone read in early downs. Would like to see a lot more outside zone since that's Wilson's speciality. Jordan is pretty effective at pulling so more power read would be ideal. Give me more Mesh and Double Slants in the passing game. Take advantage of the seams with throwing out some Levels and Smash. Good quotes by you though for sure
Thanks. like i said earlier wanted to give a measured take on what was going on. Had I posted this on Sunday it would have been the typical bench JT stuff but wanted to watch the game back to get some thoughts.
Prince just has to get better if we have any chance of going anywhere. The ironic thing is that the quick passing game is partly what Wilson is known for. Urban has to let him take control of the offense. Just like he did with Herman. Let Urban get back to focusing on special teams like the beginning.
Thanks really appreciate that. I wanted to actually sit back and let that game breathe without making the hot takes. Took a look at some of past games to get a general idea of what i thought the issues are.
Usually receivers are tought to find the soft spot in the zone. Mainly with crossing routes. Problem with that is usually the window is super tight and JT doesn’t have the arm to fit it in there. It a two pronged problem to me with both sides deserving the blame
Nothing you can say today besides yeah we lost. Unless the person is being a dick about it then you tell them to f@ck off
Edgewood High school 2007-2010
I only played my freshman year before I realized my body even though I love football my body was not even close to being made for it. I played left tackle which was the easiest position to play in the Wing T. I never really saw the field and towards the end I got to just learn from the coaches. The rest of my time I got to hang out around the varsity team while the season began. The coaches really liked me and saw how much I loved the game. I got to basically be a part of the team without having to practice or play. I learned so much those three years and I still always try to get more and more knowledge about the game
2002 Penn State was the first one for me.
I was ten years old then and was a OSU fan but nothing too crazy but for whatever reason that season was it for me. Started becoming emotionally invested and was reading any OSU football book I could get my hands on. My birthday was in the first week of October and I got surprised with tickets. Thing is I don't remember too much about the experience aside from Gamble's INT and the Shoe losing its mind. The next one I went to was The Game #1 vs #2 2006. I remember seeing Skull Session and getting somewhat emotional and having a great time with Buckeye Nation. Then the first time I saw the OSU band tears started in my eyes and officially found my first love. Will never forget how crazy that game was and rushing the field. Ever since I try my hardest to make a game a year and my love for The Ohio State University does nothing but grow.
Sorry for the long post
It's said alot in football when something crazy happens you have never seen anything like that. This play might be the only thing that I have never seen again in my 20+ years of watching football. Clarett showed so much effort on this play running down and stripping the ball. And its not like it was a scrub player, it was Sean Taylor who he ran down who could have been one of the greats. Clarett is such a sad what if story
It was ironic that this play happened in the Sugar Bowl considering back in 2010 when we played Arkansas, we ran a similar play and Solomon Thomas saved the game by picking off Ryan Mallett. Steve Miller did basically the exact same thing four years later. When this happened I started yelling STEVE MILLER BAND over and over again. Great memories
Malzahn is up there with the best offensive minds in college football for sure. He installed the no huddle spread in high school after starting out as a Wing T guy. Won several state titles and then moved up to college. The year he had with Cam was unreal and then running a successful offense with a QB that was turnover prone in junior college. He is one of the best tweaking his offense to its strengths. If the day comes where Urban leaves, Gus would be on my short list as a guy I would want
Counter Trey is another beautiful play to see when its ran correctly. Set it up by running power and then when the LBs start flowing too much playside you hit them with the counter trey. Usually can hit it for a big one if they aren't ready for it. I loved when Urban tweaked counter trey for Braxton and it would usually hit for a big play.
If i remember correctly I'm pretty sure this play was Tight Will Tulsa. Cie Grant being the will linebacker and Tulsa being his call to blitz. We got into press man coverage with each receiver and Cie Grant was the one who sprung free and the rest is history
It's good to see that the majority of Buckeye Nation has decided to get behind TP and want to see him do well. It's such a shame how things turned out and if anything was underrated by people for what he did on the field. Moving to wideout was a great idea with how much of an athletic freak he is.
Now the Browns need to start Johnny so Johnny Football to TP can take over the AFC North. (coming from maybe the last person left on the Manziel train)
Wham blocks are more inside with Tight ends. In the Oregon game, we killed them running a wham block of our base run plays. It's a nice way to get defensive lineman thinking too much. The olineman don't block him so it looks like he has an open lane than someone hits him in the mouth out of nowhere
Spencer job is to hit the inside linebacker to seal him so Price could get up field to get the last block to spring EZE. This is a form of Buck Sweep which my high school ran consistently in the Wing T. Spencer did such a good job he blocked two men. We will miss his blocking on the outside
I feel like we have good talent on the defensive line with Spence, Bosa and Marcus so d-end will be fine. Linebacker is a huge question mark going forward hopefully Raekwon can step in at mike linebacker. I feel like we will be fine with Vonn Bell at strong safety (why he saw no playing time this year we will never know). Corner is probably the deepest position on the team going forward. Just imagine if we could have the Tress era defense with the offense now.....
You are absolutely correct when it comes to Urban stressing good blocking from the wideouts. We just need to have a better balance of that and good route running. If we can find decent guys to run the intermediate routes, then I think Devin Smith won't be exposed as much.
Normally most people in football will say that receiver is one of the more difficult positions to make the jump from high school to college. I think that has a lot more to do with that then how good our upper classmen were.
We had ONE good wideout this year and that was Philly.
Devin Smith is useless when doing anything other than running fades.
Evan Spencer is good at blocking and thats it.
Chris Fields had one good game his entire career.
We have to get better at that position very quickly.
Yes Yes Yes Glad to see there are other people that are seeing the same things I see. I don't know if sight adjustments are in the playbook if they are than I am disgusted in their ability to read it. I think we really have two main issues on offense.
1. When the defenses are loading the box, we have to be able and willing to throw the bubble screen. Part of the reason why Carlos could not get going in the 1st half was because they were loading the box.
2. We just have to get better at receiver. Devin will probably never be anything more than a deep threat. Spencer is a good blocker but not much else. Michael Thomas, Jalin Marshall, Corey Smith and our other young guys have to improve.
So all the nfl draft experts that say Shazier will be a first round pick are wrong and you are right? This is a player that had better numbers than Manti Te'o last year and had way better numbers than C.J. Mosley this year. Average at best? You just gave one of the dumbest analysis I have ever seen.