I'm really excited about this new crop of WRs to get playing time. Feels like it's been a while since we had someone that could take the top off the defense and I think a couple of the younger guys could provide that spark. It's a room overflowing with talent but lacking experience. I expect Hartline to have them ready come the start of the season
I would have to agree with you on this. I really like Proctor, but Fuller has been such a reliable safety net back there, you just hope Proctor has a good offseason and plays up to potential. When it comes to the RB position, I definitely think Teague is talented, but can he turn it up to an elite level?
I'll also be really interested to see who separates themselves from the DT pack. Tons of talent in there and Vincent might be the most talented of all of them even though we haven't really seen any play from him due to injuries. Really looking forward to how the depth chart shakes out
I love seeing this news, but going to ESPN's Recruiting site always reminds me how sad it is. Most of the recruits don't have pictures, or the pictures are obviously outdated. The front page has articles that are months old and there is little to nothing of value for you to look at. You would think ESPN would at least have a small team managing the page, but from the content itself, it looks like they have one person making minimum wage keeping the page intact. I think it is pretty easy to consider 247 the best site for recruiting, but ESPN is absolutely not doing themselves any favors.
The statement "can not be that hard to learn" should never be said when it comes to playing college football. There is WAY more going on than the average fan knows. It's not as easy as see ball chase base. To be honest I don't think Werner played that poorly, but if someone was better they would probably be playing. Washington is a new coach and has no reason to play Werner if he wasn't the best of the bunch
Right? I mean I can understand SOME of the animosity from people on here. Baker is kind of a dick, is arrogant and planted a flag after beating us and if you aren't a Browns fan you probably still dislike him. But he absolutely rejuvenated the Cleveland fan base, he didn't alienate them. Do people forget the Browns essentially went defeated for two straight years? I'm hesitant to say things like we're Super Bowl bound, but if people genuinely think the fans don't have reasons to be excited, they're kidding themselves.
I know it’s just hype right now, but I am really excited for what this team looks like come week 5-6. There may be some rough patches, but the pieces are there to make a really explosive offense
I've listened to most of Zach Smith's podcasts and just stay under the assumption that some of what he says will be BS. However, a lot of what he talks about sounds genuine and as a Buckeye fan, it also seems to line up with what we've seen (ie. Ed Warriner being a big part of the 2015 debacle). Considering how unhinged his Twitter personality was/is, I've been surprised with how calm he is on his podcast.
I appreciate all of the responses here! Definitely makes more sense
I very well could have missed something in the past month or so, but what's with the change in thinking with Rakim Jarrett and Fleming? Seems like 2~ months ago the sentiment was reversed, we were predicting Jarrett to be in the class and Fleming to be making his way to PSU
I'm pretty sure Bama has had the same amount of churn when it comes to QBs. This isn't OSU specific
Do people honestly think that Ryan Day just got the biggest job of his life and would PURPOSELY trot out a starting QB that wasn't the best on the roster? That a coach with NFL experience and just turned Dwayne into a 1st rounder would sit Baldwin knowing he was better? That the staff has seen 3 months worth of Justin Fields and are just saying "screw it, he was a 5 star in high school, he's the starter"? I know we all want to have knee jerk reactions, but come on. The staff and players have always had good things to say about Baldwin and I was looking forward to him being the starter at some point, but if Fields came in and basically won the job in 3 months I think that speaks to the talent he has. Everyone in here criticizing the decision is acting like they sat in on every single practice when in reality they have seen a single non-contact scrimmage. I think the biggest concern here is depth if Fields goes down
As a customer, I would absolutely love to see a game rather than a scripted practice. But as a customer I also 100% know I am not buying a ticket to see a full contact game and I understand the reasoning behind it.
There are pros and cons to weigh here and as a first-year head coach, the last thing Ryan Day would want is a potential contributor getting injured because they had a "full-go" game rather than a scrimmage/scripted practice.
To be fair, you could have the best coaching in the world and that still wouldn't make up for the difference in arm talent.
Barrett to Haskins reminds me of the Tyrod Taylor to Baker transition. It just takes 1-2 throws to see the difference in arm strength. The ball just jumps out of some guys hands.
I wouldn't necessarily say nobody saw Pat Mahomes coming. The Chiefs traded up for him and they were fine with trading away Alex Smith to give him the reigns. However, your point still stands: projecting a QBs success has always been pretty hit or miss and there are a lot of things that go into it. It is definitely all hyperbole at this point, but the early returns say that Lawrence could be very, very special. Would I give up a big-time player in order to get him? Probably not. Would he be the first QB off the board in any of the next 3 drafts? Yes.
Just because I have to drive to work today doesn't mean I can't sympathize with the kids that have to walk a mile or two to class in this cold. If they get school canceled, good for them!
We had a mail slot on our front door and cold air was just rushing through. We taped a bunched of envelopes over top of it and the next morning all of the envelopes were frozen solid ha. It's not strictly the cold that gets you, once the wind picks up it gets really brutal.
I was in school during those 14' closings and it was some brutal cold that week. Something like -15 wind chill and it's supposed to be towards -20 so I completely understand where they're coming from. It's easy to say tough it out until you have to walk 1-2 miles in that type of cold. To be honest, if school isn't canceled I'm assuming most kids just won't go to class and teachers will be teaching like 5 students per class.
Yeah I love Haskins as much as the next guy but you better get a king's ransom for trading Baker and even then I don't like the move. While Baker's sample size in the NFL is small, he has proven he can win. Haskins is a much, much bigger unknown. And as it was said above, Cleveland would lose its collective mind. Not to mention Dorsey specifically wanted Baker and took him at 1, no way he's getting rid of him after he (most likely) wins Offensive Rookie of the Year
I believe DaQuan Bowers and Julio Jones were both pushing him for the #1 spot
Ding ding ding!
This was my exact thought process. This injury is probably making him realize he needs to get to the NFL ASAP before any other injuries occur. He's going to be a top 5 pick regardless, no sense in waiting another year when you realize an injury could derail a career at any time. Obviously, I would love to see another year with a Bosa, but I'm fine with him getting healthy, getting drafted and getting paid.
It's unfortunate that he hasn't been able to make a mark in the NFL, but that has more to do with tearing 2 ACLs than a lack of skill. He could take the top off of defenses on the regular
This is actually a really interesting post. Makes me wish 247 would allow you to filter classes by offense/defense because I think that would be a cool thing to look at. See how a team's offensive or defensive recruiting has been over the past couple years and compare that to the team's actual offensive/defensive ranking.
Literally nobody has said that. The fact of the matter is this was a big time commitment for OSU and instead of celebrating it properly, this thread now has 20-30 comments of people arguing about whether or not J.T. Barrett is good at playing QB. Everybody that has been here for more than 6 months knows it's a hot-button issue that will lead to many downvotes for both sides of the argument. I think both sides are/have been tired of screaming back and forth since it seems like at least once a week the same argument takes place, whether or not a post even references JT.