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Comment 09 Dec 2019

or trying to escape and being hurt in that attempt.

I think a sack is riskier than escaping the pocket most of the time.  If he scrambles he can see who is going to hit him and go down.  During a sack what starts off as a single player tackling him can turn into a sack sandwich and injuries can easily occur when control of how one goes down is relinquished.

Comment 09 Dec 2019

Along with the other suggestions - quicker routes / passes, releasing JK into the flat - Fields should be healthy enough to be a run threat.  This is a game where Day might not want him to spend more time in the pocket in hopes of a big play.  Just get the yardage you can or at least avoid a big negative play.

Fields also needs to make correct reads and keep when appropriate in the run game or Clemson will just lock on Dobbins.

Comment 08 Dec 2019

I've looked at the thread.  Most seem to expect a beatdown.  Looking at this thread as just a neutral football fan they have posted a lot of funny stuff, including gifs / pics.   Here's just one comment

Najee is running for over 200

A couple responses:

What about the second half?

I hope we rough him up so bad that we untie both his shoes.

Take a look:

Comment 08 Dec 2019

The Buckeyes just can not seem to block the Badgers. 

"Seem to" are the operative words there.  Fields usually has time to get rid of the ball and hangs in the pocket far too long too often.  I can't see the whole field but it sure seems like Day is almost always looking to push the ball downfield and there aren't enough shorter routes that allow the ball to be out quicker.  Our TEs could be utilized in the short passing game a lot more than they are.   Many of the throws to the TEs I have seen have come off scrambles from Fields, not a play where they are the primary or even secondary read.

Fields did not look like he wanted to run the ball at all.  I assume he is hurting or Day does not want him to run. He could have walked into the end zone on a ball he gave to Dobbins near the goal line on the drive following the mishandled punt.  Instead they commit a penalty and wind up kicking a FG.

Comment 07 Dec 2019

Would have liked to have seen Fields keep on one of the plays before the penalty.   Wisky locked on JK.

Comment 07 Dec 2019

Folks better pump the brakes on the D stifling LSU or Clemson, assuming the team even makes the playoffs.

Both have quick, short passing games that will shred them just as we have been seeing lately.