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2022 tOSU Defense

NFBuck

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  • Dec 13, 2004
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    The most impressive part of his short tenure thus far is the halftime adjustments. That is something we haven't seen in a long time. Wiscy came out of the half and punted three straight possessions netting 11 yards on 11 plays. I'm not going to let a couple of 4th quarter drives up 38 points bother me. That happens to everyone. The way this defense has continually bowed up when they need to has been most impressive.
     
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    dragurd

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    I actually had a thought driving to the store today. Could our backups look worse then usual and getting less run in the game have directly contributed to how quickly the defense picked up the scheme? Aka are we giving the Lions share of the reps to the starters causing the backups to look worse to accelerate the development of the starters in the D?
     
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    pnuts34

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    I actually had a thought driving to the store today. Could our backups look worse then usual and getting less run in the game have directly contributed to how quickly the defense picked up the scheme? Aka are we giving the Lions share of the reps to the starters causing the backups to look worse to accelerate the development of the starters in the D?

    It’s a catch 22, because the best need to play and get reps on the new scheme. But so do the backups. But with so many injury’s, many of them have been getting reps. I saw the following backups play last night onD: Jyaire Brown, JK Johnson, Sonny Styles, Ryan Turner, Kye Stokes and Caden Curry.
    And in the following weeks I’m sure we’ll see backups playing a lot against the like of Rutgers, Maryland, Iowa, MSU,etc.
     
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    Bestbuck36

    Kyle Young/Cade Stover man crush. Stomp!
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    I love it. Not really but already all over the place - that isnt actually watching the games - it's: "Ohio States red zone defense is a sieve." Or the statement that doesn't mean shit, "Ohio State still gives up the big plays too much." I'll address if you all don't mind.

    1. "Ohio State's red zone Defense is still a sieve."
    ND: one big drive by them in the second quarter and they finished it with a strong running game. That one was the first game of the year against a very good Oline and that was all they got once the boys got lathered up and started balling.

    Arky St: LMAO no TDs so no.

    Toledo: hit us with the Finn Factor so that's all the 2nd point.

    Wisconsin: One decent drive in the second quarter that Mertz finished on a sneak. The game was already over but I'll count it since it was still against starters for the most part. Their second half shit does not count for either category!!

    Summary: 2 real drives that ended in red zone TDs in 4 games is a sieve?

    2. "Ohio State still gives up way too many big plays."
    ND: They came out and hit us on a play Proctor made a bad judgement. We caught the guy and held them to 3 points. Anything else under 20 yards in the pass game or 15 yards in the run game I don't consider explosive so they didnt have anything else but Mayer had a couple decent catches
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    Arky St: Don't be serious. Flemings was a pain in the ass though and was close a couple times.

    *Toledo: Ok, this is the game that might have made a couple people nervous because of Finn. Guy broke contain 3 times and they scored 3 big play TDs on them. Two long passes and one long run by him. He's pretty damn good and we won't play anyone else like him this year, period. Bryce Young is the closest but nowhere near the size and strength so the broken tackles that Finn had, Young will not. I'll agree that was too many but again, the game was over before halftime.

    Wisconsin: No. The bullshit against our freshmen I'm not counting I don't care who says it should.

    Summary: Toledo got us good a couple times but we hung 77 on them. Although I wish I didnt see those plays, Coach Knowles said under 5 explosive plays against us per game and we win. By the metric I used above we only have about 7 explosive plays against us in 4 games that really count. Some other plays were close but close isnt part of the statistics that matter.

    I will defer to the resident stat man @DaddyBigBucks to correct me where I might have missed a couple but, from my point of view, those media shits can all go suck it because they are full of it as usual. I'm quite sure they are just trying to make themselves sleep better at night knowing that the soulless freight train from hell will be rolling into a station near them in the not so distant future and we'll be punching tickets!
     
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    cincibuck

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    "Wisconsin: One decent drive in the second quarter that Mertz finished on a sneak. The game was already over but I'll count it since it was still against starters for the most part. Their second half shit does not count for either category!!"

    Aided by a sketchy personal foul call that had Day steamed for some time. The foul resulted in a gain of to finally cross the fifty and a first down instead third and about four or five to go as I recall.
     
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    ScriptOhio

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    On Thursday, Ryan Day indicated that Johnson and Brown would have more help, as Burke is expected to return to action after suffering a hand injury that saw him in a cast during pregame warmups last weekend. But Day said Burke’s situation would have to be monitored moving forward.

    “It was too close from when it occurred to put him in the game. And now he's had a good week of practice, so great to see him back,” Day said during a press conference. “And yeah, we'll see. It may be something that we have to keep an eye on here for the remainder of the season and protect it. But we'll kind of see how it heals and how it does. But he's gonna be ready to roll this week, and excited to see him back on the field.”
     
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    ScriptOhio

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    As Ohio State’s defense struggled in 2021, no position group drew more scrutiny than the Buckeyes’ linebackers.

    This season, Ohio State’s defense has held its first five opponents to only 14.8 points per game, and the Buckeyes’ linebackers have emerged as one of their biggest strengths.
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    “His whole thing is that we're playing offense on defense,” Chambers said. “So we're just being really aggressive, and I feel like that's something I thrive at.”
     
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    shouright

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    I think most people's checklists before the season were

    1. Can one of the edge rushers of Harrison, JT, Sawyer break out and be a 9-10 type sack guy? This hasn't happened yet, which is a little concerning.
    2. Can we get at least solid play from the LB group? Success on this one.
    3. Is there enough depth in the secondary? This one is also starting to get a little concerning. I'm not even worried about how bad Burke has been b/c he's been so bad he has to get better lol

    Those are indeed the issues, and they can get by with the inadequate pass defense we've seen thus far this year when playing the kinds of weak teams they've been playing, but in the CFP, where far better passing offenses are faced, it stands a good chance of getting them beaten.

    In 2020 the loss against Alabama was due to poor pass defense. This team's passing offense is better than that one's, but lack of improvement in the pass rush and the downfield coverage would likely make CFP games this year nail-biters in which the offense has to play at its maximum and outscore opponents whose passing offenses are flourishing against this suspect pass defense.
     
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    Systems_id

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    Those are indeed the issues, and they can get by with the inadequate pass defense we've seen thus far this year when playing the kinds of weak teams they've been playing, but in the CFP, where far better passing offenses are faced, it stands a good chance of getting them beaten.

    In 2020 the loss against Alabama was due to poor pass defense. This team's passing offense is better than that one's, but lack of improvement in the pass rush and the downfield coverage would likely make CFP games this year nail-biters in which the offense has to play at its maximum and outscore opponents whose passing offenses are flourishing against this suspect pass defense.
    To be fair, does anyone of the CFP contenders have a passing offense anywhere close to 2020 Alabama? That's probably one of the best offenses ever assembled even with Waddle injured for most of the year. The best passing offense this year is probablyOSU lol.
     
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