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Steelydan54


MEMBER SINCE   April 11, 2012

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Comment 15 Jan 2020

Glad to hear that "watch the Tiger game" message. I did, in part to root for Joe and against Sunshine, but more to feel that pain of not being there as Buckeyes when we coulda and shoulda been there; and to remember that it was really only us that prevented us from being there. And I hope every Buckeye on next years team remembers, or has it pounded into them, that we don't EVER want to feel THAT way again!

Comment 11 Jan 2020

Unfortunately, we proved the adage that has followed this Buckeye team since early in the season when it became apparent just how good they were. "Only the Buckeyes have a real chance to beat the Buckeyes". And even then we almost pulled off the win!

on the other hand, it's clearly apparent that "only the Tigers can beat the Tigers" in Monday nights CFP game LOL!

Comment 06 Jan 2020

I am not certain about this, but have a hunch that Coach LJ sets his D line to have one true Predator at a time. The guy who gets to take more chances, freelance a bit and flush the QB into others when he can't get there himself. The other D linemen penetrate, but are more gap sound with the idea of creating a "sack" to keep the QB contained and catch any runs coming their way. It will probably be ZH's turn to be the  Predator for 2020 and his Teammates job to "squeeze the sack" (no Clemson references please). Gonna be another productive year for the DLine!

Comment 05 Jan 2020

Chugs was a great seasoned addition when we really need one. Thanks for bringing your experience and stability to cover us "just in case". But I'm glad we didn't need to depend on you for an extended time. We are about to enter 2020 with 2 quality incoming freshmen at QB, so by the 5th game of the season I expect to see one of them in the #2 spot on the roster. 

Comment 03 Jan 2020

That last play was one of at least 3 plays where the Bucks "tried too hard", along with Browns 'roughing' and Wades 'targeting'. There is something to having been there before, and Clemson showed that with their lack of self inflicted wounds. They took advantage of every opportunity and didn't give us anything. 
Next year, we will be playoff seasoned and will play our best football without 'overplaying' the game, or in other words, we won't beat ourselves. It is so frustrating, because we HAD them beat several times, including that last play. We will be better prepared not to lose next year. 

Comment 02 Jan 2020

We were a couple of plays that we had some control over from beating Clemson handily. Wade's Targeting, JK's missed opportunity in the end zone and Brown's roughing penalty. Next year a focus will be on playing smart and clean football, because that cost us the trip to the Natty. We have the talent coming in: maybe not the same D backfield as 2019, but good and will improve greatly during the season. I believe the offense will be as good or better than this year; Fields will carry this team when needed instead of JK and the weapons at receiver will be better in 2020 than '19. RB is up for grabs, but several excellent candidates in line to continue the tradition. We will be good enough to lose a game and still get to the CFP, (not that we will actually lose) and take the experience of 2019 Fiesta and play the game we could have played this year. Big things coming and I'm looking forward to it!  

Comment 01 Jan 2020

I expect us to be better in some areas and worse in others, and to adapt to the talents and weaknesses in our lineup. Same as every year. We are deep and talented enough to win the B1G barring major injuries, so our goal is to get to the CFP again with a matured team and a Heisman winning QB. JF will be next years Joe Burrow!  

Comment 31 Dec 2019

The one thing I was a bit concerned about prior to game was Clemsons Recent experience in the CFP. I thought we handled ourselves well, but we seemed a bit less composed in tight situations, despite outplaying Clemson for most of the game. I believe this difficult experience will prepare next years Buckeyes to be more disciplined and better prepared for the biggest stage and next years playoffs. The advantage we had in 2014 was that there were no expectations and the Buckeyes played fast and loose, and Cardale Jones cannon was relatively unknown, not to mention the Slobs and EZE.  

Comment 31 Dec 2019

Horrifying???? My God, man are you ok?

Every year we send DB's to the League and are "horrified" about the backups who see limited action. Then next year arrives and lo and behold, those horrifying corners of last year become the first round draft picks of the next year. I've watched this for at least the last 5, maybe more years now. It may take a few games to get the loose ends sorted with a new Dback coach, but the talent is always in the pipeline. Let's not panic just yet. Put your head between your knees and breathe into the paper bag and you'll feel much better soon enough.