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Ramzy Nasrallah

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from Columbus, OH

Member since 30 August 2010 | Blog

Ramzy is 11W's Executive Editor and Director of Business Development.

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Comment 10 Jan 2018

You can't have it both ways with Curtis Samuel.  You can't say he wasn't a receiver...come on man. How many passes did he catch that totally padded JT's stats?

He caught passes. He sat in the Tote Nation (RB) room, not in Zone 6's room. Completing a pass to an H-Back is padding stats? Rhetorical question - did Barrett ever complete a legitimate pass in his career, or was it all witchcraft?

Comment 10 Jan 2018

Here's the end of an 11-play, 75 yard drive. Here's the end of the one after that. Haskins made a great throw to Mack - so great it gave 50% of the fan base immediate amnesia.

I'll leave out the errant snap that killed another drive, the dropped balls (there's one embedded in the article), dumb penalties and the GIF of Barrett getting hurt on the sideline by the camera or whatever the hell it was. He was fine. He settled down a team that took the field and played the assiest 1st quarter I've seen against Michigan in forever. It's going to be nearly impossible to replace everything that was attached to his arm.

Comment 10 Jan 2018

Yes, you certainly did last week and the week before that and the week before that 

Didn't cover it this week; the discussion came from Zone Six comments. Last week it was part of a goodbye post. The week before that I previewed the Cotton Bowl.

Twenty years into doing this and I write about Ohio State's quarterback at the same frequency as always. Maybe a little more with Terrelle Pryor for obvious TP reasons and Steve Bellisari for Why Isn't He Playing Safety reasons. Ohio State's QB moves the needle. Every team's QB moves the needle. It's my obligation to color in the portraits these guys create while our news guys report what's happening at the Woody and in the Shoe. I'm just a role player, man.

Comment 10 Jan 2018

It's Jan 31, a Wednesday. I publish on Wednesdays. Can only control my content, but I don't know what I'm having for dinner tonight, let alone what I'm writing about in three weeks.

Comment 10 Jan 2018

More Zone6 WR's have been drafted in the past 3 seasons than from any other program in the entire history of the NFL draft in a 3-year span.

Yeah, let's put aside using that as the metric to defend the persistent shitshow that is Zone Six and examine the claim:

2017: Noah Brown, 239th pick. You want to add Curtis Samuel (2nd round) here. I have a hard time classifying a guy who had 172 carries as a wide receiver. I understand how Ohio State's H position works. He got postseason accolades as an athlete, halfback and receiver depending on the awarding body.

2016: Michael Thomas, 47th pick. Pro Bowler on a HOF trajectory. I would argue his college position coach owes him money; he was 1st round talent from jumpstreet. Braxton Miller, 85th pick. An athlete whose arm falling off led to this position switch. No other receivers.

2015: Devin Smith, 37th and Evan Spencer, 187th. I don't like your metric because Smith was a great college receiver and using his non-existent NFL career diminishes the only thing I care about. Spencer is out of football, and ditto what I just said about Smith. Both of these players also received coaching from Stan Drayton. Spencer and Thomas come from NFL bloodlines; Thomas has an NFL HOF uncle. Spencer's father is a coach at the highest level.

(let's go back another year for no good reason)

2014: No receivers drafted.

I require more convincing. I'm open to anything that makes a modicum of sense.

Comment 10 Jan 2018

Chart doesn’t show the numerous under thrown or over thrown balls by JT either

Covered that last week. Most efficient QB in B1G history, a mark that's harder to achieve the longer you play. Also - and this may come as a shock - it's not always the QB responsible for the gap between where the ball goes and where the receiver is supposed to be is.

That’s not fare man.

No free rides in this world. Just free Ohio State web sites

Comment 03 Jan 2018

I'd like to see his numbers against the top teams!

God I'm going to miss this.

Barrett's numbers were historic, compared to all of his peers, all of whom also played Toledos and Penn States and Oklahomas, regardless of if it was a function of longevity or efficiency. Why is this so hard.