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QB Justin Fields (2019-20 B1G Off POY, 2020 Silver Football, 2019 B1G CCG MVP)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by MD Buckeye, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “I think it’s what I was supposed to do,” Fields said last week regarding his performance through the first three games. “Of course, (the numbers) are a little crazy. I didn’t expect them to be what they are now, but it’s definitely not surprising by the way I’ve worked in the offseason, so I just think from all the work I’ve put in and all the time I’ve spent in the film room, I just think that it’s paying off right now.”

    Regardless, the fact that Fields is among the frontrunners even though Ohio State has only played three games suggests he still has a real chance to win the Heisman, which will now be awarded on Jan. 5 this year, if he can continue his excellent play for the remainder of the season. And Fields has publicly declared that winning the Heisman is one of his goals this season.

    He’s trying not to pay much attention to the speculation about who will actually win the award, though.

    “Of course I see it on social media, but at the end of the day, it’s like if I don’t continue what I’m doing even this week or next week, all those talks and all that’s a moot point,” Fields said. “So I’m not really focused on that. I’m just focused on staying consistent and just keeping the same routine and just going out there and doing my best each and every play.”

    Fields is trying to be as perfect as he possibly can be, saying last week that “my goal is to complete every ball I throw,” though he also said he doesn’t actually think about what his completion percentage is during a game.

    “I kind of look at it one play at a time, so on this particular play, I might be looking at let’s get a positive play right here, no sacks, nothing like that,” Fields said. “So I just try to get the ball out of my hands as fast as possible, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that, but there’s always room to improve, so I’m just going to continue to get better.”

    More than any individual goal, though, Fields has said all along that his ultimate goal for this season is to win a national championship, so his primary motivation to keep getting better is to try to lead Ohio State to a title.

    “I think you just have to prioritize what goals are most important to you. But I think our team goals are first on my list, because I think people look at that at a different level,” Fields said.
  3. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    There’s something we’re going to see this season that has been mentioned a fair few times on this board, but not at all on tv, be it fox, btn, or espn (at least as far as I have seen). The weather is going to be a big factor this year. It seems obvious, but it’s an obvious fact that’s been ignored forever.

    Heisman voters have given every appearance, over the years, of judging northern QBs and southern QBs by exactly the same standard, even though the former play in much worse weather. This year, more than half of the games on which Justin Fields will be judged will be played after mid-November.

    You’d think people would already be talking about this (like we have), but I haven’t seen anyone say anything, not even the Justin-Fields-For-Heisman Network (BTN).

    You don’t see the wind in Champain on tv, you don’t see how hard the ball is in East Lansing in December. With Justin playing in December while southern QBs resumes are complete, I see a very steep hill for him to climb to reach the Heisman this year.
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  4. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    I don't think with the unbalanced schedule between all the conferences that comparing stats will be the main thing considered. I still believe that the award will inevitably go to the most recognizable player on the best team that has that one standout moment down the stretch in a big rivalry game.

    So IMO, it's going to be won by Jones (an undefeated Bama) or Fields (an undefeated OSU) unless UF beats Bama and then maybe Trask's gaudy numbers come into play. Lawrence climbs back into the discussion if those other schools lose games due to COVID.

    I don't understand why Etienne is still in the mix. Everytime I have watched Clemson play this year seems like he is putting it on the turf. And he got shut down vs. ND. I would like to see the BYU QB get some consideration. Also, I have heard the UF TE's name get thrown around some. WR in a TE's body. Kid has been unstoppable all year.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020
  5. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

    Truth: Justin is not the player I thought he was. I realize it’s just one game, but I didn’t think it was possible for him to have a game like this hung over and missing a leg.

    Also truth: My mistaken belief is not Justin’s problem. He’s still a great Buckeye
  6. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    100% agree. Kid's going to take the money, and I don't blame him, but he needs another year of seasoning so he doesn't get "Haskins'd" at the next level. His athleticism is great but he doesnt quite have Lamar's wheels so he needs to have that ability to read the toughest Defenses and make the smartest decisions. I'll enjoy him as long as he's here but it's disheartening to see games like today.
  7. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    I don't know who that was wearing #1. I expect he'll learn a lot from today
  8. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    He hurt himself a lot today.
  9. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Eh he might have lost the Heisman but I'm not worried about him. They didn't help him a lot calling so many long routes against a team that was brining the house almost every play.
    buckeyebri likes this.
  10. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    It’s done..How do you move on? Watch film and practice yes practice.
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  11. Poe McKnoe

    Poe McKnoe Senior


    Better now than later. Besides, He still threw for 300 yards.
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  12. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    300 means nothing these days. Hit a few big ones and you're half way there in 3 throws. Those were 3 awful picks today. Not one of them was an advised throw. OL blitz pick-ups were very spotty but the kid has to start getting rid of the ball and stop taking so many sacks and negative plays. When he sees the blitz coming, especially when they bring 3 extra (right in front of him), the ball has to come out quicker.
  13. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    The last interception was something I expect to see at a high school game. This could be a very beneficial lesson. He discovered today that he ain't crapping rainbows. He was overlooking short throws to try and make highlight reel stuff. Today's lesson was that it is about the team and taking what the defense gives you. I think he will get right back up and get this right. He should keep this game and watch it ten times a year during his career. He will not ever want to feel like this again, but what he needs to realize is that every great quarterback has felt like this before.
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  14. buckeyes_rock

    buckeyes_rock Great day to be a Buckeye

    Yes he needs to learn to throw it away quicker, but he also needs to learn to run when it's there. Somewhere along the way he's forgotten that he's a duel threat quarterback and that the threat of the run adds a whole other level to what the defense has to defend.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2020
  15. scarletmike

    scarletmike Researching the Magic!

    I don't think he's forgotten as much as it's just been drilled into his head by the coaches that he needs to stay healthy and to avoid running. And he still seems to be staring down his primary option at times instead of going through reads and moving defenders with his eyes.
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