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2021 tOSU Defense

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

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Hey Count, how many sacks did the Buckeyes get today?


    That's right...

    Chambers: 1
    Sawyer: 1
    Jean-Baptiste: 1/2
    Tuimoloau: 1
    Hamilton: 1
    Garrett: 1/2
    Total: 5
  2. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Still think Chambers isn't the one?
  3. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    He’s a lot better today than he was when I posted this.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I think if old posts are pulled from ghe 1st 2wks, a lot of us would be eating our words.
    This team has grown, and is only getting better
    bukIpower likes this.
  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I honestly didn't think it possible to turn around, in-season, what we saw during the first 2 1/2 games.

    All we need them to be is good enough and I think they are rapidly getting to that point, if not beyond.

    Sparty is the best offense left on the schedule. Plenty of time to keep improving.
    muffler dragon likes this.
  7. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Great coaching by Day and defensive staff to get the D here. Now if the same moves were made after watching the Bama tape that would have been genius level head coaching.
    Buckeye doc, bukIpower and Jaxbuck like this.
  8. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    The off season tends to make a lot of discrepancies disappear. I can't fault Day for that. Everyone is optimistic in the off season. Just look at the pre season rankings and Heisman predictions and have a good chuckle.
    bukIpower likes this.
  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Right... it's just hard to know what you have as a team until you play. There's a reason Ryan thought we needed to just survive the first two weeks and its because it's tough to learn on the fly against two good teams to start.
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Remaining opponents national rankings for offensive points per play

    I did this for offense so here is the same look for the defense.

    IU #124
    PSU #68
    Corn #63
    Purdue #95
    Sparty #14
    Tsun #11
    Iowa (if B1G CCG) #40

    For reference
    OSU #2

    Minny #66
    Oregon #39
    Tulsa #79
    Akron #115
    Rutgers #93
    Maryland #87

    Same as offense I think the numbers will change after they play OSU but we all know the defense is a work in progress and, by the numbers, they haven't faced an elite offense yet. Closest we may come to that is the two schools from up north at the end of the year. My eyeballs have a hard time buying that though when watching tsun. I think Sparty is best offense left on the schedule and possibly most well rounded threat left on the schedule.
  11. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I think those 1st 2 weeks were especially meant towards Day worrying about having a frosh QB who never threw a pass in 2 of the toughest games on the schedule. Going into the season I'm sure he felt more comfortable with the defense. If you don't think about the defense play during the year, and just go back to the off season, we were all in bliss thinking that our DL would attack and provide serious pressure with Harrison, Smith and Garret. And then having Banks and Brown and Proctor on the back end was going to be great.
    Who would've thought now after week 6, that on defense our best DB is a true frosh, Hickman and the Bullet position are one of the most important positions, Ransom/Martinez are looking better every game in the back without Proctor, and the true frosh DE are looking SO much better than the upperclassmen DEs?
    thackattack, RugbyBuck and bukIpower like this.
  12. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yeah you have a point. No doubt it was surprising how bad the defense was the first 3 weeks. Even more surprising though is that we've turned it around. Unlike 2018 where the issues sort of kept showing up we've quickly hit form in 2021.

    Have to credit Day and the defensive staff for putting their pride to the side and doing what was necessary to fix the issues. That included play calling, personnel and especially scheme (adding all coverages and not just 1 or 3). Hats off to Ryan for knowing it was a big issue and stepping in.
    RugbyBuck likes this.
  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    We think we've turned it around

    Akron #115
    Rutgers #93
    Maryland #87

    That isn't confirmation, imo.
  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    No doubt... fortunately I don't think there's an elite offense that we'll play all year. Maybe Sparty is the best we will play?
  15. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I feel much better at this point than I have in some other seasons where there might have been hope, but no legitimate expectation of improvement.

    This side is young with talent and is getting better with experience. I think there's enough talent that it offsets some, but clearly not all, of the ramp-up time. I agree that we don't know if we've turned it around, but we've seen enough system, play calling, and rotational changes along with improved and improving play to be able to foresee turning it around and playing well against better competition. Thanks the gods, old and new, that the conference schedule was laid out the way it was this year.

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