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Here's an idea: How 'bout more INT's This Year??Can it happen?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by slickman, May 17, 2004.

  1. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    Last year we seemed to be awesome at stopping the run but we didn't seem to lay the wood on the QB and/or receivers and get enough T/Os. I'm hoping that under Coach Snyder we pop the ball up in the air a little more and let all these athletes set up the "O" a little bit more.

    These are the things GREAT TEAMS do with regularity.

    Thoughts to share on this football issue? (I'll save my sililoqies for later.)
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Slick, I agree that is an ideal thought but with the mutiple blitz scheme tOSU favors, many times the secondary is left in Cover 2 or even Cover 1. Neither of these schemes lead to the frequent deflected INTs to which you refer. Defense is basically pick your poison by sitting in a thick zone(Covers 3&4) or bringing extreme heat and relying on that pressure to cause a quick or errant throw while hoping your DB's athleticism holds down the fort...tOSU prefers the former
  3. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    I think our defense will be better over all this year. The great balance between the line, the LB's and the DB's will create more turn overs. I am confident that we will have many interceptions this year; my prediction is...

    Fox - 2 to 4
    EJ Underwood - 3 to 5
    Whitner - 3 - 5
    Salley - 2 to 3
    Everett - 2 to 3
    Ginn - 2 to 3
    Youboty - 3 to 4
    Linebackers - 3 to 5
    Total = 20 to 32
  4. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    I think, with our intelligence (which is fully disregarded by the world at large) that we will be exceptionally close to having a pro-caliber defense at all times and we will henceforth have the ability to both smackdown bitches as well as take advantage of them, ergo, allowing our offense the opportunities for the same kind of maturity that our defense has played a part in over the past two years.

    (I know crazy talk at this point... but our skill on Offense is beginning to stack itself up.... Defense has been stacking up for some time... but offensively, the talent is beginning to get almost as sick as the "D". People can deny this. But they can also cry in their sleep, and that won't do them much good either.)

    I'm take it easy, now. I'm drinking.

    PS. This is not relevant, but, I think everyone of our defensive players will get drafted from this year's team.

    Offense: Who knows at this point but it looks pretty good thus far for them too.

    I know they're not all first rounders..... but defensively... we've got some potiential.

    I like the way that you think.
    Last edited: May 18, 2004
  5. wdg01

    wdg01 Freshman

    I bet Mitchell feels left out now:tic:
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I believe we will have more ints, alot of that will be because of the pressure and the lack of experienced quaterbacks on most of the big 10.

  7. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Let's add 1 or 2 INT's for the DL's.

    Keep those picks coming!
  8. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    I don't know.

    Any time you take a risk, you give the other team opportunity. I like the way the games have been called. You can't argue with the results.
  9. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    With the way our offense put up numbers last year our defense couldn't have done it much (wisconsin, michigan) better.

    You have to wonder what Snyder will change. He's a different person than Dantonio so he's got to have some different ideas about something.

    Another question: Will he be up in the booth or down on the field? I thought that I saw that he preferred being on the field.

    Coaching changes can have really bad effects on teams. Look at FSU.
  10. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Booth unless he has someone he REALLY trusts up top....but I would bet the farm he is upstairs
  11. VprHis

    VprHis Get off my lawn, you hooligans!

    PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't one of Snyder's first statements after his promotion a promise not to back off on defensive pressure when we have the lead?

    That alone should boost INT's, as the D spent the 4th quarter of most every game sitting back in the prevent, last year. It should also keep pressure on the opposing QB, continuing to wear him down, hopefully further degrading his performance late in the game.

    IMO, this will all depend on our depth on the D-line. If we have enough talent to keep up the type of rotation we've had the past 2 years, this sort of attrition can grind offensive production down to virtually nil.

    I fully agree with the earlier point--we don't drop back enough DB's for them to go after the ball too often. It's counterproductive in our system. Yes, it's a big momentum shift, and it's important to 'keep up the skeer,' as it were, but our game plan (on both sides of the ball--the D just seems to execute better :) is based on attrition. Ball control, ground attack offense. Bend but don't break Defense. Permit short gains, but NOT the big play, and with strong play from the D line, we can drop more men in coverage, allowing the DB's to go for more INT's, and of course increasing the chances that the ball will just find itself in front of one of our cover men.

    IF our D-line steps up, I think we'll see a lot more of this type of result.
  12. We might get more picks because of all the green Qbs will be playing

    Does Marshall have a new Qb this year ? I know that the Wolfpack do and so do most of the teams in the league. That should help offset our own green defensive line and secondary a bit.

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