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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. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    He had a bad game, but I think the important thing is how clear his overwhelming disappointment was. I see him as very confident, but not cocky, individual that expects near-perfection. Never want to get too down on yourself, but he has the hunger you don't always see.

    After this game, it's up to Day and co to spend a lot of time on getting the ball out of his hand quickly these last 3 weeks. I can't see why that wouldn't be top priority from here on out.

    Obviously this is somewhat of an inherent ability, but is this something you can improve upon during the year? Or is it a matter of working through fundamentals in the offseason?

    While it affects OSU this year, but it's also the only concern I have with him in terms of an NFL career. Really want him to succeed there and right now he'd need a front office and coaching staff to give him a year on the bench with some spot play to develop into the all pro he can be.

    I know these guys are millionaires in waiting and you can't ask someone to wait on that, but Joe Burrow is the poster child of taking your time (in his case, he had to) until the game comes to you so you can hit the field running in the NFL.
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  2. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I think every case is different. And if a coach deems a kid ready and good enough to play, then why sit and wait? In the NFL now, if a team spends a 1st round pick on a QB, then you expect to play him Day 1 and make him the face of the franchise. The NFL isn't a place for a redshirt year when you're paying guys millions of dollars and have limited roster spots. Fields can work on his management and foot work in the off season, he's good enough to light up college defenses now and that's all that matters right now.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    QB Justin Fields

    + On the interceptions, Fields said on the first one he got the read wrong and it was too high, the second one he tried to throw it away, third one he just tried to do too much.


    + He obviously made bad decisions, he ended up with three picks. But he is glad they got the win. Fields said he will look at it on Sunday and get better.

    + They have to start finishing teams. He doesn’t know how it happens or why teams come back against them, but they have to start finishing teams. Coach Day talked about that in the locker room post-game.

    + On the running game, Fields said when he is not picking up the offense, other people have to pick him up. All of the running backs did a great job, they helped him a lot and helped the team a lot.
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  4. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    So on the first one he wasn't throwing to Wilson but the man shorter. Makes sense as he was a bit high at times all game.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Who was that guy running downfield and throwing a block at the 6 yard line?

  7. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Very glad we got to see Justin play this year, he's a rare blend of talent and leadership. He's going down in history at Ohio State no matter what. Just going to enjoy watching him play from here on out, win or lose.
  8. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Justin Fields had a great game in freezing temperatures. The game is different in below freezing conditions and he was back to his normal self despite that and his last game. Well done!
  9. Ryan36_1

    Ryan36_1 Senior

    Today just hammers home the fact that this could have went literally anywhere in the country and been absolutley dominant.

    He came here because coach Day is one of a very select group of coaches that could allow him to put up ridulous numbers while also becoming an an NFL ready quarterback.
  10. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Yeah. I enjoy the wins more though.
  11. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Was excited to see him working with the OL as well. Point out blitzes or issues. I think that's really underrated and important for QBs to do that in big games.

    Also, this game was another peak into what playoff Justin would look like. Shame we didn't see it last season due to injury, really hope we get to see it this year.
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  12. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    You make a great point. This offense is completely different when plays aren't called the way they are to "protect the quarterback".

    I feel with a 100% healthy Justin in the CFP, you'll see him do what he needs to do to move the chains and help his team win and put his body on the line like he did today.

    He may have said in his post-game interview that the game plan wasn't necessarily to run more, but we all saw a QB out there today that was certainly more intentional and opportunistic with his legs from the opening possession.

    Makes this offense very explosive when the backside DE can't just keep crashing down on the RB every time they run a zone read up the middle. It looks like to me at certain times of the game that hand offs are pre-determined bc when he carries out fakes it appears on tv there is nobody home and looks like he could run forever..... and Master goes for 3 yds.
    Just feels like they are being super protective and minimizing the extra shots he takes during the course of a game.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2020
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    It's funny now, only because Fields fielded the snaps without any turnovers and we won the game.....:lol:
  15. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Well yeah, my preference is winning
    My preference is definitely winning But rewatching this game... we are so freaking fortunate to have JF as our QB. You couldn't ask for more. That was really my point, JF is a generational talent and I'm just enjoying him wearing the S&G. Would be great to see him take us on a championship run and I really think he can do that.

    PS - JF running down the field with Sermon on the run might have been a humble brag to show how fast he was, but him destroying that defender to end the play was damn fun to watch.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2020

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