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2016 Defensive Line

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by scarletngray, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    With three starting DL out of the lineup today against ND today's performance by the DL was impressive and gave me much hope for 2016. Hill, Munger and Sprinkle did a good job on the inside and helped limit ND running game. Hubbard, Lewis and Holmes are all young and will only get better at bringing pressure from the outside. The fact that Darron Lee is returning next year gives us a great blitz LB from the outside.

    Thoughts?

    GO BUCKS!!
    Edit: Obviously Lee is now headed to the NFL. My bad.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2016
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  2. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Sprinkle did some good things today...
     
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  3. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Was looking bleak after the Bosa ejection but they got their feet back under them as the game wore on.
     
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  4. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    A Bosa-less DL didn't allow the #8 ranked team to have a 100yds by a single player and they had 121 total rushing yards. I'd say the DL stepped up. A lot to improve upon, but we have a solid DL talent base to work with.
     
  5. NJ-Buckeye

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

    that this ain't happening
     
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  6. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Darron Lee said the ND o-line was the best we'd faced all year. If that's true, our (essentially) next year's starters looked pretty good to me.
     
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  7. NJ-Buckeye

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

    He was bold-ass lying and you know it
     
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    It won't be Bosa-less next year

    It will just be Joey-less
     
  9. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    ND is ranked #8 in the nation and has a good OL. Our youngins at DL did a good job against them.
     
  10. NJ-Buckeye

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

    If Bosa plays the whole game... that #8 OL would be stuttering in front of their lockers
    add Washington to the mix... and.. well, oh my
     
  11. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    You forgot Schutt. While not spectactular was solid all year...
     
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  12. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    And if "ifs and buts were candy and nuts"...
     
  13. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    I still have high hopes to see what a healthy Thompson and Dremont Jones can do on the inside. We'll be pretty athletic along the front, very versatile and I always feel in good hands with coach LJ there.

    Lewis and Hubbard on the edge, a heavy rotation in the middle and sprinkling in guys like Holmes, Bosa, etc. Yeah, we'll be just fine.
     
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  14. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    He didn't have much of an impact, but seeing Darius Slade (#42) in there was pretty cool to me. Hadn't seen him in before this season, but held his own.
     
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  15. BuckeyeFan 52

    BuckeyeFan 52 Bring the Pain

    Are you referring to Dylan Thompson? If so, I believe he is no longer on the roster? Was thinking that was the case, I could be mistaken.

    Our inexperienced guys played solid yesterday against a good ND offense. However, with all of the talent and most importantly experience we're losing on defense next season, I am concerned. I think we may defensively, especially early. The Oklahoma game will be a challenge. Growing pains will be had. Just look at the snaps we're losing in one season:

    Bosa
    Washington
    Perry
    Lee (likely)
    Apple
    Bell
    Powell

    That's 64% of the starting rotation and guys like Bosa and Powell have been playing for 3+ years consistently. We have plenty of talent on the roster, but replacing that experience only comes with more games played. I'm excited for 2016, but cautiously optimistic on the defensive side.
     

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