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2018 tOSU Offense Discussion

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Poe McKnoe, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    I understand this is for fun but 4 WRs forces no one out of the box. Why would it? Just because a player is shorter and a little faster does not mean you take people out of the box.
  2. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    The defense only needs to bring down one safety to stack the box, regardless of offensive formation.

    You can re-equate the numbers with a running QB, but we don't have that.

    There are things you can do to get numbers at the point of attack, but then you need a tighter formation and more blockers to move around.

    4 wide sets AND a traditional QB really limits playcalling diversity in the run game. It turns us into an air raid offense.

    If you want to empty the box, you have to be good enough at other things to make the opponent think they have a better chance of winning with 2 deep safeties vs 1.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Like say, shred them with quick WR screens?
  4. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    My concern mostly revolves around our short yardage run game. We just can't seem to get a consistent push. If we can take care of of our short yardage struggles I'll be happy.

    My other concern is penalties. Way to many penalties. They are stalling drives and hamstringing the Offense.

    Having said that, this is a prolific Offense. The passing game is the best I've seen in over 50 years of Buckeye football. Enjoy it while you can because it probably won't be that way for years to come, unless DH returns.
  5. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    If teams don't match the formation itll be easy pitch and catch out wide that's why.

    You cant load the box then also successfully have numbers out wide too.
  6. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Paris and KJ can catch 8/game for all I care. Love having the ball in their hands.

    It’s different from 70 years of Ohio State football (running), but it works in my book. I love this passing O.
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    It's the original premise behind teams going to the spread really.

    Lower level teams didn't have the talent to bang away in the trenches with an OSU so they found a way to make the running game happen outside of the box between 2-3 blockers and 2-3 defenders while a skilled athlete had the ball in space. All you really need is 1 skilled guy and 2-3 WR body types who are good blockers. Damn near anyone could find those.

    It accomplished three things:
    1. It leveled the playing field for the smaller schools and changed the way CFB is played (no more I formation)
    2. It made WR screens just an extension of the running game
    3. It gave Herbie a go to catch phrase he's been beating to death since the mid 90's.
  8. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    My Herbie opinion is this Ohio State side does very well in space and we should enjoy it.

    (Because they’re probably buttoning it right back up to Martell keepers next year- which Urban has also won with).
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  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    The run threat QB that can pass just a smidge better than JT Barrett is/would be lethal.
  10. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    My full opinion is I love Haskins at QB. I haven’t seen this offensive style in my lifetime. It fits what I’ve always wanted- 20 athletes on the roster, lets have an accurate distributor that gets them the ball until the other team quits.

    Modern football and the Buckeyes are elite at it. Finally.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018
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  11. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Y’all got any more of them QBs?

  12. woofermazing

    woofermazing Senior

    IMO Kenny G had the best skillset for the offense out of all of Urbans Buckeye QBs.
  13. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    So Tate Martell
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  14. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    I loved going to BWI after we screened them to death in the 2nd half and hearing them complain about their coaching staff not being able to stop the if it would be possible to blitz from all over the field at a 70% rate and also cover screen passes.
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  15. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    For those of you who can stomach it I'm sure it was entertaining.

    To be fair though, we have our share of people with about that level of X-and-O understanding of the game, and in a few cases they talk about Xs and Os as much as anyone.
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