Chris 'Beanie' Wells is my favorite RB of the last 15 years. I agree on how fun he was to watch, especially with his 'stiff-arm of death.'
Penn State seems better than expected this year, and I've never like playing them 1 week before traveling to Ann Harbor.
What is your take on Penn St? Strengths? Weaknesses? What does how they've played against their schedule tell us?
Agreed. I am very interesting to see how Day and his staff approach this game.
I think Day will adjust and take what the defense gives him.
IFF this is ho-hum with regards to the Ohio State rush offense, it could get interesting down the stretch.
No, Urban had the unit loaded, but they didn't get coaching on a level with their talent until last season.
Think about it, the WR unit has had talent for years, but they struggled getting open against MAC schools. Hartline seems to have these guys playing to their potential.
Indeed...I had to pick my jaw up off the floor before I could shout O H !! after that play.
What impressed me was how he shot toward the end zone like a cannon, despite the fact that he was facing back towards the line of scrimmage when his feet touched the ground. Dude was square to the QB when he jumped up to catch the ball, and exploded towards the end zone as soon as his toes touched the ground... the last time I saw that combination of burst and top end speed was Ted Ginn, Jr.
So, the Bucks have broiled 4 over-matched opponents to the tune of 214-36. The defense is tenderizing the meat, the special teams are providing side dishes, and the offense is (mostly) cooking with gas--the dessert has to be Fichigan frying in its own grease.
So, my question is.. What proportion of the early season success is attributable to player quality, player development, opponent quality (lack thereof), scheme, and a general lack of film for opposing teams to study?
What do you think will happen when the tougher teams have 4 games worth of film to study scheme against?
Good Morning, Sir Perry.
If you were an opposing O coordinator, how would you attack the Buckeye's defense?
Also, do you think FAU has the best team speed of teams tOSU has faced thus far this season?
Do you think the Bucks will have a let down against Miami (O)?
There are a some bullet points we need to keep in mind, I think, in the name of keeping ourselves level-headed.
Please understand, these are meant as nit-picky criticisms and pointing out some realities worth mentioning. I am supremely pleased by the difference in the defense through 2 games.
1. Both FAU and Cincy left yards on the field with drops by their TE's and WR's.
a. I have been pleasantly surprised by how tight the coverage by our DB's has been, for the most part. Maybe that has contributed to the drops by the opposing offenses, or maybe the Bucks have merely benefited by some bumbling play on the part of our opponents.
2. Cincy left points on the board with the blocked FG, and our back-ups ripped the ball from Thomas at the last possible moment before he scored. So, in 'reverse take away this' fashion, we could call this one a 42-10 game.
a. Granted, I think I would have been just as happy with a 42-10 final, as with the 42-0 final, but you have to admit Ohio State had a few things go their way at crucial moments, in order to pull off the shut-out.
b. I haven't watched Wisky's games, but they've pitched two shutouts, so I'm not sure we want to go anointing this Buckeye squad as world beaters, just yet.
3. We have ZERO idea how good, or how bad FAU and Cincy will be this year. Both teams' last two seasons were pretty much Jekyll and Hyde. We have to wait another 5-7 weeks to find out what we saw in those games.
4. Um....that's honestly all I've got. on the whole I, like pretty much anybody who doesn't hate the Buckeyes, am pretty happy with the new tOSU football 'brand,' as it were. I am cautiously optimistic, but we still need to find out how this team will react with their backs against the wall. ~shrugz~
Love the show, fellas!!!!
I'm not sure having a roster loaded with athletes who generally run circles around the opposition is the same as toughness.
I don't think of toughness, outside of a few players, when I think of most of the defense the last few years.
I'm anxious to see if Day's staff can bring toughness BACK to that side of the ball....or the back-7, at least.
It's too bad there are so many unproven younguns in there, but I can't help but get excited for this season when I read down that list of names.
Well, there is always the hope that he changes his behavior as a result of this consequence.
Sadly...the victim is much less likely to turn her experience into a positive. :-/
This plus KW coming back has me more excited for college basketball season than I have been for a long time!!!!
As long as it's scUM...
Eddie Murphy, without a doubt.