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2021 tOSU Defense

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ScriptOhio, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Not the QB or RB per se, it's the setting the edge in general that needed to be done. We crashed and didnt replace or drag the edge out and it burnt us terribly. Tulsa found the Alabama play calls with the trips assignments so we wont know if thats fixed unless we see it again but hopefully the QB will have to make those reads with people in their face.
  2. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

  3. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    OK. There is absolutely no way that this defense will show up as the Silver Bullets in Ann Arbor this year.
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  4. sg86

    sg86 Sophmore

    They have so many young pieces on defense that it's hard to tell what things will look like on Saturday, let alone for TTUN.
  5. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    You cant speed up until the game slows down.

    Lots of new players still learning a D that changed 2 games into the season.

    When they stop thinking we may indeed see silver bullets flying.
    woofermazing, Bestbuck36 and zbuck like this.
  6. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I'm inclined to agree. We're starting to see some legit play by young, athletic, and talented players and the staff isn't (obviously, after the Pope-ery this weekend) giving vets any free passes. It could still go either way, but I think there's a chance that the defense could be dangerous midway through the conference schedule.
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    We saw this some and I hope it continues... but why not put Hickman and Craig Young on the field at the same time? They're bigger secondary guys but lighter LBs. Yes it may make us vulnerable against the run but being 220 and really fast sort of makes up for lacking 20 pounds.

    Simon and Young at LB then add Burke, Brown, Martinez, Ransom and Hickman as the back 5.
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  8. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    They may do this for a nickel or dime package with Pope gone.
  9. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    I posted this a couple weeks ago and I'm still totally for it. Rotate Gaoteote out for Watts for situations with Hickman at the Bullet. Theese guys have shown up more than the others on the field.
    pnuts34 likes this.
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just sayin': I'm not overly optimistic either; but it could happen, the defense has 7 more games to "put it all together". By the time the scUM game (i.e. game #12) rolls around all the Freshmen that have been playing will pretty much have Sophomore experience.
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I'd like to see Palaie Gaoteote get more playing time, of all the linebackers I think he has the most potential to become an "impact player".
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  12. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Him, Simon, Chambers and Eichberg.

    Roll with those 4 and keep spreading time to the 2 who play the best.

    Wow thank goodness EA got eligible... imagine not having him and then also losing Pope and Gant.
  13. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Absolutely not on Eichenberg! How does any LB play over 50 snaps and not record a single tackle!?! He's played over 70 snaps in 2 games and had 1 tackle! I'd much rather have Teradja Mitchell with the other 3 and use Eichenberg solely on Special Teams and as depth on an only by need basis.
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  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yeah I hesitated with him but IMO he's improved and he's been close on a few blitzes. Plus we need to play at least a few people lol.

    My preference is Young/Hickman/Simon/Chambers or Mitchell.
  15. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Close on a few blitzes? He drops in coverage and he’s not even in the picture. If you can’t cover, tackle sideline to sideline and can’t get their on the blitz what else is there? Simon has flashed, Mitchell has flashed.
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