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2020 Team Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by OhioState001, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    For sure and where I stand was without JF Dobbins was a 4.5 ypc rusher. With a dual threat QB he was a 7 and a 6.5 ypc rusher. Now there definitely will be a fall off but IMO the QB run threat is what gives our backs the room to operate.

    Plus the threat of all those weapons out wide surely will prevent teams from cheating too. It'll be interesting for sure but I personally have confidence that our backs can do well because of how dangerous the other pieces are.

    For sure though Teague has got to do better than he did down the stretch or Crowley will be in there pretty quick. Also interesting is that crowley had insane numbers when he did get to play. Sure the competition probably wasn't great but he did very well when given the shot.

    Interestingly enough Crowley's numbers were very zeke 2013 like. Crowley averaged 9.5ypc and Zeke went for 8.7 on roughly the same rushes. Not saying he'll be Zeke but I think his YPC shows he's very effective when given the opportunity.
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  2. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Only thing that concerns me about Teague is that he's a good complimentary back. Not sure he's a feature back.

    Kind of like a top shelf closer being different than a top shelf starter in baseball.

    MT is a nightmare as the change of pace/late game sledgehammer. Problem with using the sledgehammer as your feature back is it takes 25+ carries to start getting the desired result on the defense.

    I just think we're going to need a guy to show that he can make his man miss instead of causing pain but being tackled 4-5 yards down field.

    Trust the coaches I guess. They seem content with the talent in the RB room. I hope they are right. I have great faith in Day to make the most of what he has, that is for sure.
  3. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Honestly I feel the same way and that's why unless Teague improves his ability to move laterally and make people miss he's probably going to lose the job to Crowley.

    Teague has got to improve on the zone read type of plays where he's stretching the LOS and once he gets a crease going North South. The two big runs Dobbins had vs Clemson I dont think Teague can make those as things stand. Teague just strikes me as being too stiff.
  4. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Nailed it . No wiggle. I am not sure Day just wants a relentless running game. He likes 2 min drives not 7 min.
  5. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I’m bored. What’s your projected depth chart?

    QB: Fields, Stroud
    RB: Teague, Crowley
    WR: Olave, Smith-Njigba
    WR: Wilson, Williams
    HB: Gill, McCall
    TE: Farrell, Ruckert
    LT: Munford, Johnson
    LG: Miller, Vimahi
    C: Myers, Wypler
    RG: Davis, Jones
    RT: NPF, Jones

    DE: Smith, Friday
    DT: Togiai, Vincent
    DT: Garrett, Jackson
    DE: Cooper, Harrison
    OLB: Werner, Hilliard
    MLB: Borland, Mitchell
    OLB: Browning, Pope
    CB: Wade, Watts
    CB: Brown, Banks
    CB: Riep, Williamson
    S: Proctor, Hooker
  6. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Pretty good but I don't think Gill beats out Fleming or Scott IMO. I also think Vincent starts too at 3 tech but otherwise I like your list.
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  7. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Fleming and Scott aren’t HBs, so I could see Gill beating them both out. As Gill can not only be a slot, but also be utilized in the backfield if need be.
    i also could see Saunders being the WR rotation at HB.
    DL really doesn’t matter imo, because we’ll have such a rotation
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  8. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    I think with Coombs the light comes on for Tyreke Johnson and he gets serious burn. With who’s come through the door in this program in the secondary I think we’ve forgotten how good of a prospect he was.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2020
  9. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I think this may be my favorite overall Bucks coaching staff. Last year was obviously great, but I think moving Dennis up and bringing Coombs back is a slight upgrade. The age/experience balance and recruiting/development chops of this group are insane.
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  10. jebussmurf

    jebussmurf Junior

    On the other hand, Coach Day won't be asking Teague to make those kinds of runs if he's not good at them. I'd expect more power, counter, and inside zone with Teague as our starting RB next year. With our presumed strength on the inside of the OL, running power and going play-action off of it will work.
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  11. Taosman

    Taosman Flatten the Curve

    Coombs bringing the juice will just make the defense even more fired up! We may need to lean on them at the start next year. I think Crowley pushes for playing time. Maybe Steele makes a move.
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  12. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

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  13. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    I think Teague left a little sour taste in the mouth, but also think he was put in a really difficult spot. It was clear in his touches against Clemson, he wasn't actually supposed to get touches. What was Fields first QB keep in the game? When Teague got subbed in.....and Fields kept multiple times with Teague in. I don't think Fields kept once with Dobbins in game on zone read.

    I also don't thin Teague had entire playbook open to him, so you're neutering a substantial part of the designed playcalls when Teague is in versus JK. It was just an awful time for JK to get injured.

    I think people will be pleasantly surprised once Teague gets starter touches. He's more Carlos Hyde than JK Dobbins, but that's not bad. And Teague actually has more breakaway speed than Dobbins although, he certainly won't make a defender miss in a phone booth like JK.

    But with a healthy Fields, good luck cheating on the QB keep, and exposing the inside run game, where Teague gets a head of steam. I think he's going to bust a lot more explosive runs than anyone expects. And obviously, it helps when Day is designing an offense, with Teague's strengths at the forefront of his mind instead of a guy like Dobbins. I'm not too concerned to be honest. I said it in a different thread, and was proved wrong by JK's game against Clemson, but there was a point in this season I actually wished Teague was getting a lion's share of the carries because of his ability to fall forward (like Hyde used too). I think we will be just fine in the RB department.....
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  14. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Agreed. That was JK’s game, as it should have been. And it was going really well too.

    Teague showed plenty of good in his first real campaign. Takes a lot to carry on the torch but we’ve had a great run of talent and leadership that shows the right way to make the jump.

    He’ll be ready. And if he’s not, the next guy will.
  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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