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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. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Detroit could work give Goff a bit of time.
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “He comes into the season, competes really well and gets all the way back to that same game that he lost the year before, gets nailed in the back and very easily could have come out. Didn’t. Threw six touchdowns and wins that game,” Day said. “So if you’re talking about a body of work over one year of unbelievable work ethic and competitive toughness, I’m not sure that there’s someone better out there in the country, and that’s what you’re getting if you’re drafting Justin Fields.”
  3. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior’s a valid point.

    THERE IS NO BIG-10 Season without Fields pushing Kevin Warren for one. A guy with a shitty work ethic and zero competitiveness isn’t risking his body for an entire season, when he could just coast into draft. I think people forget how instrumental Fields was to OSU and the Big 10 even having a season.
  4. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Last guy in, first guy out... doesn't run 70 yards down the filed to throw a block for his RB

    And it's not like that was the only time he was downfield blocking for his RB

    Now, sure, he won't be doing that at the next level (or shouldn't) but anyone who's watched 10 seconds of Ohio State football since Fields has been here would know that the rumors Orlovsky says he was hearing about Fields was absolute bullshit.
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  5. Wingate1217

    Wingate1217 Bring on the next opponent!!

    Yeah, the only way you comment on a rumor like that is to simply refute or confirm the rumor. If you don’t know you keep your mouth shut. This is the guy (Fields) that came back in after being hurt against State Penn and Clemson. And let’s not forget the TSUN coming back in after the injury and throwing a dime to Wilson for. TD. You don’t do those things unless you have the desire, talent and work ethic.
    On another note, Justin is going to part of the Nutrabolt family as a national spokesperson. The company manufactures work out drinks (C4) and I have known this for a couple of weeks but it wasn’t public knowledge so my son asked me not to say anything. Wondering what the ad campaign will look like but I can’t imagine the company investing in Justin if they thought his work ethic was poor. It most certainly would have shown up in the campaign (his lack of effort) and that simply is not the case.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    This is a flawed critique.

    Did Fields often have to go through full-field NFL-style progressions? No. Ryan Day has a brilliant scheme and a big part of it is making the quarterback’s jobs as easy as possible. Many times, Fields only had to work half the field. In fact, many plays are schemed for Fields to read a safety or a linebacker and go from there. Day simply didn’t ask Fields to work full progressions often within his scheme. Plus, many times Fields’ first or second read was open. And he's taught to go there every time. That’s what happens when you play within one of college football’s best schemes and throw to some of college football’s best weapons.

    “I think when you look at Justin’s body of work, when you’re throwing to Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and some of the guys we have and the first read is open a lot, that’s not his fault. You know what I mean?” Day said in March. “There’s a reason we put certain plays in, and if the first read is to go to Garrett Wilson or Chris Olave – we have a lot of receivers who are really good – that’s where the ball goes. Part of that is good recruiting, some of it is good game planning, whatever.

    “But there was a lot of times where Justin got back to two, three and sometimes four, five. He has the ability to do that. He’s very, very intelligent; really sharp. It doesn’t take much for him to learn a play and get it.”

    Here’s an example of Fields working through a progression way back during his redshirt freshman season against Michigan:

    And here's Elite 11 head coach Trent Dilfer on Fields' The Opening Performance – still considered the best many of us at 247Sports have ever seen – from the summer following his junior year of high school.

    “We knew Justin was a great athlete," Dilfer said. "We knew he was tough. I didn’t realize how great of a processor he was, how quick his eyes were and how versatile he was as a passer. It just kind of all came out that week. His performance stands out right alongside Tua (Tagovailoa’s).”

    By the way, few college quarterbacks are asked to move deep into their progressions. Even Lawrence, a lock to go No. 1 overall, often worked with half the field in terms of making reads. This happens at every major program where plays are schemed to read a single defender or to isolate a weaker defender.

    Does Fields have room to grow in terms of working through his progressions? Of course. Every QB exiting college does. But he showed progress with that during his career – his Sugar Bowl performance against Clemson was exceptional in that regard – and the rest of his many tools can help make up for that early in his career.

    Before we go, look at this play. Yes, the throw is incredible. But watch Fields’ eyes before he lets the ball fly:

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Blows my mind. Jones was a really good college QB that excels due to his ability to make quick reads and having far superior talent. He is not a starting NFL QB. Average arm and he will struggle when he actually has to deal with a pass rush. Serviceable backup maybe, but people talking about him as a first-rounder are either blowing smoke or fools.

    This seems to be the most obvious decision anyone could possibly make. It was clear, even with all his improvements, that he needs more live reps to become comfortable in the pocket.

    So I fully expect him to drop to a different team, be thrown to the wolves, and have everyone act like it's his fault or some such galaxy-brained bullshit.
    bukIpower, AuTX Buckeye and Jaxbuck like this.
  11. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

  12. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Whole thing is stupid... Justin is the best QB in this draft and that includes Trevor.

    Unreal that people are seriously going to draft at least 2 QBs before JF.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Justin Fields compares favorably to Patrick Mahomes in one area

    On the Pat McAfee Show, Sanchez was asked about Fields’ ability to handle the mental side of the game. In his conversations with one sports psychologist, Sanchez found out about an aptitude test that thousands of pro athletes, including Fields, have taken in recent years.

    “This guy Dr. Goldman, he’s a sports psychologist,” Sanchez said. “I talked to him yesterday. He has some interesting information on how he evaluates players. All players from all sports. Since 2012, this guy has interviewed and given what’s basically a mental aptitude test on an iPad to 6,500 professional athletes. Not just your average Joe walking down the street. These are ballers. They have a learning efficiency rating on there. It’s basically like this acquisition — like how many reps does it take until you get it or until you understand something? Then, your recall. Once you have it, can you bring it back and use it? That’s basically what they’re trying to figure out in one part of this test.”

    According to Sanchez, Fields’ score was off the charts and compares very favorably with other top quarterbacks in the NFL. When it comes to Fields’ ability to learn a playbook and make the correct reads, there shouldn’t be much doubt.

    According to Sanchez, Fields’ score was off the charts and compares very favorably with other top quarterbacks in the NFL. When it comes to Fields’ ability to learn a playbook and make the correct reads, there shouldn’t be much doubt.

    “Justin Fields, the guy who supposedly can’t go through his reads, doesn’t have great work ethic, and all this bogus stuff, he scored the highest ever,” Sanchez said. “He scored the highest they can rank him. He scored a 130 on it. [Patrick] Mahomes was like a 108. Josh Allen was like a 108. Over 100 is good. Bro, he was at 130. This kid can learn. Essentially, it would equate to like, an average play book that’s not that complicated, he’d learn it faster than anybody. A very complicated playbook, to him it would be like an average playbook. This kid was in the top one percent of 6,500 pro athletes. This kid is bright.

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    Just sayin': But we already knew that, didn't we?
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    2021 NFL Mock Draft: Jets shake things up and take Justin Fields over Zach Wilson, Steelers get first-round RB

    Round 1 - Pick 2 ..JETS
    Justin Fields QB
    OHIO STATE • JR • 6'3" / 228 LBS

    Yes, the general consensus is that Zach Wilson will be the Jets' pick. But Robert Saleh is a blue collar, defensive coach who probably loved watching Fields' gutsy performance in Ohio State's win over Clemson in this year's Sugar Bowl. Along with being a strong, durable quarterback, Fields was excellent at taking care of the football during his time in college, a trait that every first-year head coach wants from their quarterback.

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  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just sayin': Big day for Justin Fields today.
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