When you get pulled over for speeding and are fortunate enough to get away with a warning, do you slow down or do you keep speeding ? We don't know what happened, but we do know that Zeke was let off with a warning, and that he wasn't wise enough to slow down after that. So, guilty of DV or not, maybe this suspension is exactly what the young man needed to wake his ass up.
Glad I paged down to your comment because I was going to ask the very same question.
He wasn't watching film on the D that put 3 DBs and a MLB in the league. He was watching what we all watched all year. Average O-line and a ridiculous passing tree.
If last year was the least fun 11-2 team in history, then 2015 was absolutely the least fun 12-1 team in history. So I'll put it out there. Two years in a row - really a frustrating team to watch.
Now, compare these two years to all but Tressel's 2003 and 2006 years. Isn't this team a hell of a lot more fun to watch than run right, run left, pass ? It used to make you want to pull your hair out.
So, the reality is that this Meyer dude comes in and goes undefeated, comes within a 4th and 1 of winning the big Ten Championship and a potential appearance in the last BCS championship, and then wins it all. After that, they weren't fun - is it the fans expectations or the team's performance ? (Or potentially a bar set so high by Bama that only multiple NCs will satisfy)
We'll find out with the up tempo OC and the pro QB coach tandem soon enough.
the Lieutenant Commander Hayes "that's why hitler shot himself" reference is clever, gratifying, and hilarious all at the same time. You're killing it these days.
Does breaking drew Brees TD record mean anything ? Was he able to pass as a RS freshman ? Did it all cave in for him and Cardale when Herman left ?
Yes, yes, and yes
Yes, route trees seem to be a problem. Theozone posted an article after the Clemson debacle breaking down how we routinely enable outnumbered DBs to cover multiple receivers.
on Noah Browns remarkable catch of a slant pattern at Dallas practice. Someone asked "where was that last year ? " How about, "Where has that been for two years ?"
Let's see, we know #16 can throw it (ask Mike Thomas after 80 harder vs MSU for example) - and then we saw #12 throw it to Thomas against Bama and Oregon.
So when your answer is "it takes two" - you MUST be referring to O line clearing the lane, the receiver handling (yes hands) the ball, and a strategically placed offensive play call (not random grab bag call).
is that what you meant ? Please clarify.
"If time can't be stopped then stop fighting it. Render it meaningless."
that goes on my office wall. I'm sorry about the loss of Dennis. And thank you for these words.
So for the haters, coach cites three causes for 2016 offensive struggles when asked about JTs role :
- offensive line wasn't up to speed
- tight ends were not good
- WR's weren't at their potential
He said it this time, not me
Thanks - any suggestions on either count ?
I wish I had known he was coming - I could have given him a ride. He would have loved jamming to smooth jazz and munching Fritos with pure leaf iced tea and 5 hour energy with me. By-pass around Cincy was just beautiful - breathtaking really (in my best Karl Spackler voice)
Two questions ;
1. Am I the only one who has to log in to 11W every single time I want to comment ?
2. Am I the only one who admires the teenage mutant ninja regalia but does not have the balls to wear it ?
Yup, guilty or not , get out of photo ops .
It means that there is twice the probability that a Ferentz will win coach of the year or assistant of the year. Based on the over/under, Ferents can be the trophy winner if the Hawks go 8-4. Meanwhile Meyer will go 11-1 or 12-0, make the playoffs again, and finish as an also ran. Must be because he has so much talent, anyone could coach them. But how does the talent become attracted to OSU I wonder ?
What he means is that you told him what he should do after you shared the helpful facts. As a matter of fact, I hadn't seen recent posts, and I have wondered the same about Teague. I will get to see him play this fall because a guy who works for me has a son playing against him - we were both just talking about how good Teague is and that OSU stole Tennesse's best back. cant wait to see a guy with that strength run 4.3 .
you are correct - I just checked the box sccire for that game and it was Hall wearing #7. When you check the roster for the season though, it shows Rod Smith as #7. Since Jordan Hall only played three games that year receiving a medical red shirt, Rod Smith must have switched to 7 from 2 and that's what shows up on the official roster now.
Aside from Braxton, didn't #7 stand out on offense to you ? That was none other than RB Rod Smith. I wonder what really happened there.
Like I always say - a UM win in the first 11 weeks of the season is perfect for us. What better outcome then to stomp an undefeated and arrogant rival ? (For something like the 15th time in 17 years - is that right btw ?)
Awlin its great that your wife is your friend. I'm solo the next two weeks as well, and in the evenings when I get home from work, it's like existing, not living without her.
DJ - I have no clue what the first 4 paragraphs are about ( Piqua article) It's like I was transplanted from Argentina and I'm reading about American football for the first time !
Thanks DJ for the stat on QB rating when kept clean. It's interesting how an offensive line can impact a QB's performance. QB haters on this site might not have been aware of that. Could it be that has an impact on the number of QB injuries the Cleveland Browns experience every year ?
Omg - great comment. I was thinking that slant play was the turning point directing the Buckeyes toward the national championship - in the minds of the media, the selection committee, and possibly the team itself.
That play was a great call set up plays in advance. And then, watching the Brax spin reminded me how we all thought in 2016, "who can beat this team"? (Only to scratch our heads as we watched all that talent mismanaged for the rest of the season leading up to the final two games where they actually looked "right")
Just checking again to make sure - was Kyle Kalis on a team that ever beat Ohio State ? He said blood would flow and I just can't remember whose it was that flowed.
The problems with the offensive execution for the last two years was well chronicled in articles on theozone.net. The passing tree enabled defenses to cover multiple receivers in zones with minimal defenders, the offensive line was lackluster, and in 2016 the strategy was based on getting the plethora of weapons their touches. , Add to that, the fact that the QB was asked to run and not turn the ball over, and it all added up to a negative trend of QB play from Feb 2015 until Jan 2017. When a third O coordinator shows up in 4 seasons and concludes that Barrett is one of the best in the nation, I think it means something.
The Kentucky Derby is like Christmas. I've gone over ten times and every year it never loses its magical feel. Now that I live two hours away, my son comes down each year, and now he and his friends never want to miss it.