Haskins basically has no choice but to have a one and done type season. He can't afford to underwhelm. Zero excuses.
If Dwayne is one and done material, how come the coaches didn't go with him vs Wisconsin? I'm gonna need to see him shred 1st string defenses consistently before I get on that hype train. That's just my 2 cents though.
OSU is a consensus top 5 program. It's frustrating that outside of Mike Thomas & maybe Devin Smith, we've yet to field a star receiver that actually produced like one (HB doesn't count). If Alabama can transition from Julio to Amari Cooper to Calvin Ridley, why can't we? Clemson also had Martavis Bryant, Watkins & Mike Willams. Is this just recruiting misses?
Also, i'm not a huge fan of substituting SIX receivers. How can Austin Mack reach his full potential if he gets subbed in for someone he's better than? But I guess Haskins is gonna magically solve all these problems.
To say Haskins is an upgrade over JT without him actually starting a game is comical. Potential doesn’t dictate the better player or win crazy road games like @ Penn State, results do. If he leads this team to a 15-0 or 14-1 record, wins the heisman AND national championship then we can all say he was an upgrade. Till then, put some respekt on #16’s name.
There was nothing "saucy" about Kirk's arrest... He was acting like a drunk POS & is very lucky to be alive. Of course he deletes his twitter right after... #NotMyBuckeye
I love Haskins but expecting him to have a breakout season like Jameis or Cam Newton is a bit overboard. Let him beat TCU in Jerrys World first, THEN we can begin to have these conversations. I need to see #Zone6 make plays consistently before I sip that kool-aid.
I know some people are disappointed that Joe left but we still have 2 great healthy QBs on the roster. Time to give Dwayne our undivided support for better or worse, even though I know a lot will be calling for his head after his first INT.
This will be Haskins & #Zone6's first true test. I'm anxious to see how they play in Jerry's World with the whole country watching. Hopefully they put in countless hours this summer.
Did we just become best friends!?
I hope & pray he's as good and more. We don't want to live in a world where the better QB transferred...
Of course I want Haskins and the offense to succeed here..... All I'm saying is the fans need to keep the same energy they had when #16 was our QB. No moving goal posts, cause I can already see it happening.
Welp now that it’s official, I’m actually pretty excited for the Dwayne Haskins era to begin, believe it or not. He must deliver though.
I don’t wanna hear ANY excuses come fall. None. I don’t wanna hear about “growing pains” or #Zone6/Zach Smith or about play calling. The QB a lot of y’all been nagging for since 2016, a potential 1st round draft pick, is finally starting. With an eager Martell waiting on the wings, the pressure will be on. I hope the coaches made the right decision regarding Burrow. He’ll succeed wherever he lands.
You're right, talented wasn't the right word. If Dwayne can be a 1st round pick next year, then so can Joe. If he does stay without any guarantees that would be a huge gamble. One that I personally wouldn't take.
Joe Burrow is just as talented as Haskins, if not more. If I’m him, I wouldn’t play the waiting game w/ Meyer. There are so many D1 programs that could use his talents even if it’s for 1 year. There’s no chance he stays to be a backup IMO.
Sidenote: Burrow’s demeanor/swagger were thru the roof all spring. Looked like a leader out there. This could finally be his year but you just never know, especially with the way things were handled in 2015….
I'm glad that
Pedo State (mod edit - not a joke, never was) *PSU won, I wanted them! It's gut check time for this team.
Sounds like a really nice pickup! SLOBS just got better.
When you and the rest that don't like what I have to say pay my bills, taxes, etc. then I'll consider thinking about you guys before I post. Till then, thank you for reading & commenting :)
Denzel Ward on draft night when he thinks about how some "fans" questioned his decision to sit out:
You really just compared public intoxication, resisting arrest and RUNNING from police to getting pulled over for being tipsy? Yeah i'm done.
Let's keep it real on this fine Wednesday morning... If Lamar Jackson acted just a quarter of the way this grown man (turns 23 in April) has, he would NOT be label a "competitor" or "passionate",etc. I'm just tired of the goalpost moving. When will it stop? Never? Oh okay.
*Insert Kirk Ferentz joke*