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fear_the_nut70


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Comment 17 Jun 2018

I had no dog in the Haskins/Burrow fight, was gonna get behind whoever got the job (but then I also supported JT—I back all OSU players).  Some on here lack perspective and I have taken it upon myself to give it (as I see it) even if that makes me not well liked by some.  Been following OSU football for about 40 years and I have seen so much in that time, I feel some of the younger people can benefit from that track record.  In my book, there is a difference between being excited about one’s potential and stating speculation as fact, and the latter annoys me.  I will admit, I am not going to be wveryone’s cup of tea, but this place would be boring if it was all Haskins Truthers.

Comment 16 Jun 2018

I don't even really disagree with this analysis.  I see gobs of potential there with the naked eye too.  We'll know Haskins is good to great downfield passer when he does it on a consistent basis, not until then.  Some on here act like it is a foregone conclusion, and it is obvious to me those people can't separate hype from reality.  For one thing, a lot has to go right for a downfield completion to work--good line blocking, receiver runs a good route and gets at least a little separation, QB throws a good ball, and the receiver makes the play.  He could be everything some on here speculate and still the downfield passing game doesn't materialize.  I really think some on here are oversimplifying this, that is all.  Thanks for the response though, appreciate the the well thought out reply,

Comment 16 Jun 2018

This is the part I objected to:

"Being able to attack vertically will help our running attack. With Haskins' timing, accuracy, and strength, our receivers will excel."

There simply isn't enough data to support this as established fact because he completed one ball to Mack that was instrumental in the win over TTUN.  People just keep stating that our downfield passing game has arrived because Haskins is now the starting QB without any real evidence to support this (it is belief fueling another belief). 

My reading comprehension skills are just fine.  You, like many on here, continue to use speculation as evidence of some established fact.

Comment 16 Jun 2018

@ SIlver Sniper—been predicting a great year for Haskins.  Difference between me and others on here is that I don’t already pretend like he is great.  Guess that is the benefit of being a CFB fan for 40+ years and seeing five star kids not pan out.  The hater thing is what people like you say when you can’t respond to the merits of someone’s position (called an ad hominem attacking).  For the record, I said Burrow might have been a better fit for Meyer’s system but Haskins upside was higher.  Totally fine with him getting the nod.  Please try harder...

Comment 16 Jun 2018

I see.  You are still stuck in the Haskins vs. Burrow thing.  They both could be great.  They both could be busts.  You won’t know until they do it.  It is as if for some this is their first season watching CFB and they can’t possibly contemplate that some highly touted prospects don’t pan out.  For the record, I think Haskins will be good to great, but have enough sense to say “I think.”  Guess that is what experience teaches you.  Down vote away Haskins Truthers...

Comment 15 Jun 2018

Dolo’s numbers were great against UW, not great against Bama and Oregon.  When you average them out they look great.  You do have a point with level of competition.  It is universally accepted at this point that playbook was stripped way down and he wasn’t even allowed to throw inside.  I think no film and limited time to prepare for our opponents (with no film) helped a lot.  Plenty of people like me think he was bailed out a ton by the receivers on 50-50 balls.  Don’t misunderstand me, not saying he didn’t play well, just that he doesn’t deserve all the credit people like you are giving him.  The point about the o-lines Zeke, playing well wasn’t to compare Jt’s play to Dolo’s, but instead to co trust with seasons thereafter.  JT’s numbers were awesome that year and it is generally regarded as his best year.  Think you missed my point there.  That you and others seem to think that a strong-armed q.v. who can pass downfield will fix all, or that the QB runs are the “real” problem, well to the extent that is what you think, you are a bit delusional.

Comment 15 Jun 2018

Yes great NFL QB’s come from great college QB’s.  But the opposite isn’t true—you don’t need to be a. Good NFL QB to be a great college QB, the reason I gave you the example.  More important you fit your college system IMO.  I can also give you scores of examples of guys who went on to have prolific NFL careeers that didn’t come close to winning a title in college.

Comment 15 Jun 2018

Ha ha.  This has become a 2014 meme—it was Cardale that won it for us.  Fans continue to ignore how well the o-line was playing, Zeke, elite receiver play (plus d playing on its ear at the end of the year) while propping up Cardale’s mediocre numbers.  Every year college teams with elite passers to include QB’s who can pass downfield don’t sniff a title. I guess simplistic false cause-effect analysies like these are all some fans are capable of—can’t wait for your bag of excuses if Haskins has a good year and OSU doesn’t win I t all (cue HOF’er coach blew it).

Comment 15 Jun 2018

You misread my post—never said anything about looking out for Zeke’s health.  He wasn’t effective, which is why I also referenced his yards per carry number.  The suggestion is that just giving him the ball more would not have been the simple elixir for winning the game that many suggest.  Whether this was a trend or not in other games doesn’t speak to whether Zeke could have been more effective this game.  If you want to respond to my posts you should read them more carefully.