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QB Braxton Miller (11 B1G, Nat'l FOY; 12 B1G OPOY; 13 B1G QBOY, OPOY)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by RB07OSU, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Tanner

    Tanner Junior

    The only good thing to come out of Tatgate (besides, you could argue, upgrading from Tressel to Meyer) is Braxton got basically a free season of playing time under his belt he wouldn't have gotten otherwise

    He is going to do special things in his next 2 years on the field
  2. SloopyHangOn

    SloopyHangOn Ba-dump. Ba-dump. Ba-dump. Ba-dump.

    Are you saying he wouldn't have redshirted under Senior TP?
  3. Buckeyevsworld

    Buckeyevsworld Freshman

    Yeah, but this year it's been louder than in the past. Even their Nascar show probably has mentioned how much the BiG Ten sucks.
  4. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick

    But this time around, it might be because the BiG Ten actually sucks. No point in ignoring it. We'll be back eventually but we might be the 4th best conference at best this year. Anyways,this isn't the place for this. Back to Braxton.
  5. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I was there when we all but sh*t the bed against Toledo last year. Braxton should've started the second half of that game and never come out again.
  6. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! URBAN!!! Staff Member Bookie '13 BPCFFB II Champ

    http://btn.com/2012/11/14/journey-tracks-braxton-miller-others-tonight/
  7. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    more
    http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2012/11/braxton_miller_has_a_not-so_se.html
  8. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    Rumblings
  9. Coqui

    Coqui Senior

    That's not Miller. You can line up perfectly, and he'll still make you miss.

    That TD run against Penn State proved it.
    matcar likes this.
  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    I guess that's why it is in Rumblings:biggrin2: That short little run still amazes me.
  11. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I haven't seen anyone (at least since Sanders) who can accelerate so quickly in any direction. You can be lined up as well as possible but that only accounts for phase one of the skirmish. Great, you got him to stop. The problem is that if you don't (and you probably can't) tackle him simultaneously with this stop, you're done. He's now accelerating away from your perfectly placed defensive position and you can't react to it. You might actually be better off starting in a less that perfect position and hoping that he then to run across your path.
  12. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    On a completely different level (obviously) but, to scale, I've had to chase and defend rugby players with similar tricks/quicks as Braxton. The only way to consistently tackle them is to hit them from their blind side/rear. You see this sometimes with Miller. If you can drag him down coming from the side just after he's beaten one of your teammates, you can get him. If you let him get more than a step or so past you, he's gone.
  13. Coqui

    Coqui Senior


    Obviously we have to see him play more, but Rod Smith showed very quick flashes of Barry Sanders when he was taking the ball to the sideline only to see a whole and rip through it 6 yards before anyone realized it.
  14. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    So if he doesn't see you coming you have a good chance.
  15. youra6

    youra6 It's not over 9000

    I know I am being very vague here, but what game was it (recently) where Braxton sidestepped a tackle and didn't even see it? It was unreal.

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