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2019 Team thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by bukIpower, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    started this to talk more general to the team instead of by player or by group.

    This year I keep saying that “this is the best I’ve ever seen” for every position group. I am not joking when I say we may have the best units for all 9.

    QB- I’d take Fields over anyone. His accuracy, decision making, mobility, strength, and how much he can grow. Sure Tua is possible but give me #1.
    RB- maybe UGA or Clemson but Dobbins is #2 in rushing and Master is such a weapon.
    WR- Alabama has the best duo and Clemson is good too but do they go 6 deep like we do? No.
    TE- not even close it’s us. We have 4 playing regularly.
    OL- not even close it’s us.
    DL- not even close it’s us.
    LB- we have 6 starters. Who else averages 6’3 240 pounds and can run? Give me our group
    DB- not even close it’s us.
    Kicker- one of the best punters and a kicker that’s really good but just hasn’t been needed.

    I’ve never seen this before really...
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  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I appreciate the enthusiasm, and this Buckeye team is, to me, the most impressive of the last decade at this point in the season, but thinking that every unit is the best in the country has some homerism in the analysis.

    When you say that Bama has the best duo, I'm sure you're including Biletnkoff Winner Jerry Jeudy, but I'm not sure if the other one you mean is Henry Ruggs III, who averages over 21 yards a catch, or Devonta Smith, who had 5 TDs and 274 yards on Saturday. And I'm sure that Jaylen Waddle and a couple of other guys can compare with the Buckeyes' second group of 3.
    OhioState001, Cratylus, MGMT and 9 others like this.
  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    You have some knowledge Ms. BB73!

    Your husband would be proud.
    OHSportsFan, BB73, Jaxbuck and 2 others like this.
  4. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    This 2019 team has looked awfully impressive in the first 5 games.

    10 more to go before we can have an informed opinion about it's all time greatness.
  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Been burned before crowning teams as unbeatable only to watch them struggle in games they should roll.....

  6. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    I find myself not wanting to talk much about what I am seeing.

    My road trip to Alaska was like that with my son this summer.

    Sometimes you just don’t have the right words and you hope it will never end so you just sit and soak it in.

    This team absolutely has the potential to not only reach all their goals but to do so in breathtaking fashion.
  7. heisman

    heisman World Renowned scUM Hater

    Sounds like Regis talking about ND.
  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Go ahead and put forth a better unit at one of the units I listed... I'll wait.

    Not trying to be a dick either I just don't see it?
  9. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    This is good stuff all the way through imho, but a little past the 30 minute mark, Tim May says that this team is the best group of people he’s seen in the scarlet and grey for a long time. He’s said it before, more than once, and several of the coaches have said something similar.

    An entertaining brand of football
    Total domination
    Ownership of TSUN
    No academic issues, no police blotter

    Easiest group of Buckeyes to cheer for I’ve ever seen
    Dryden, Go Bucks!!!, TS10HTW and 3 others like this.
  10. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    I like your points but they are all debatable.

    Tua, Hurts or Jeaux could all be chosen over Fields, it depends on the Offense and what team they play for. Example, do you think Fields would be as good if he were still at UGA?

    I agree 100% on the DL and DB. No question.
    The OL is debatable with UGA's. By most accounts people are calling this there "best Oline ever". I wouldn't say ours is our best ever but I really like the makeup. Stud and Wilson have done a great job!

    I believe Drue is the best punter in the country, he's just sick really with killing the ball near the goal line. I am not sure on the kicker. I've seen a couple guys kick near 60 this year. Let's see how he does under pressure when we really need him. Talent is there

    Good topic nonetheless
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  11. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    True and I see ur point.

    I said OL because we also have 3 really talented back ups too. So I like our depth overall.

    I like your point on the QB though because yeah that is tricky. I think Hurts is really really good but I also think he runs too much. It'd be interesting to see how that offense would change without the QB running game.

    I honestly tried to think of better units and realistically there probably are lol... the fact I'm having a hard time pin pointing one I think speaks volumes tho.
  12. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    As I write this the Buckeyes have just completed a systematic demolition of a good MSU team.

    The 2019 Buckeyes to this point have an active streak of 6 games won by at least 24 points. No Ohio State team has done this since 1973 (The 73 Buckeyes did it 9 times in a row).
    Bestbuck36, TS10HTW, BB73 and 3 others like this.
  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Feldman: Seven reasons why Ohio State is excelling in a different way this season
    By Bruce Feldman Oct 22, 2019

    I got my first up-close look at Ohio State last week and man, was it impressive.

    My FOX Sports TV crew did a few of the Buckeyes’ games last year as well as in 2017. Those teams were also loaded with NFL talent but I think something is a little different about this bunch. The vibe feels a little looser, more comfortable. Granted, you probably shouldn’t read too much off of one week, but those other teams felt a little more combustible than this one. I’m not saying the 2019 Buckeyes are a lock to go 15-0 and steamroll their way to the national title, but right now, I wouldn’t pick anyone else against them.

    Here are my takeaways from a few days with a close-up view of the Buckeyes.

    1. In 2017 and 2018, Ohio State had Top 5 talent but had its season de-railed after getting thumped by a big underdog on the road, first at Iowa and then last year at Purdue. Last Friday night’s game at Northwestern, a four-touchdown underdog, seemed to have some of those same overtones. The Wildcats were even wearing all black unis with gold trim, just like the Hawkeyes and the Boilers had when they gutted the Buckeyes.

    The night before the game, I asked Ryan Day what they had worked on this week in hopes of avoiding such a dud performance.

    Day told me they’d been talking ad nauseam since February about how important it is to show up ready every time out because the Buckeyes are going to get everyone’s best shot, and that the bull’s eye would get bigger every week. He said what the coaching staff harped on in the week leading up to the Northwestern game was having a “White Belt” mentality, which he explained means starting right from scratch again and wiping the slate clean.

    “We’re halfway through the season, but we can’t forget how we got this momentum going,” he said. “And that starts right with playing tough, playing with energy, taking care of the football and tackling well. All of the fundamental things that got us going this way. You can’t all of a sudden forget about those things because that’s when you get yourself jammed up. Things that can get you off the path are lack of focus, lack of discipline. It’s the coaches’ responsibility to make sure that we challenge them even when maybe they haven’t been challenged every play during a game yet.”

    Star defensive lineman Chase Young said that he and cornerback Jeff Okudah got the defense together after practice last Wednesday and reminded them, “We know we can’t let up. One game can ruin everything for us. We just can’t let that happen again.”

    Against Northwestern, the Buckeyes made sure not to give the Wildcats any hope, dominating every phase of the game.

    2. Young doesn’t have a shot to win the Heisman, but he might be the most dominant player at his position in college football. He’s tied for the lead in sacks and at times is unblockable. As I can attest from observing the Buckeyes from field level, his energy and aura are also helping fuel this team.

    Ohio State’s great D-line coach Larry Johnson says Young’s greatest improvement is his use of hands. However, the junior said that was still one of the three areas where Johnson told him he can still get better when they got together last week to review the first half of the season. “You can never really perfect it,” Young says. “Just gotta keep doing it over and over and over again.”

    I asked Young about his freakish get-off, which at times enables him to be two steps into the offensive tackle before the Buckeyes’ other D-linemen are out of their stances. He said that’s an area where he feels like he’s gotten a lot better. “When I came in I had a real short first step,” he says. “It was slow and I popped straight up. It took a lot of time. It’s been a process. Nick (Bosa) had a real choppy first step (when he first got to Ohio State), and now he’s exploding off the ball.”

    Cont'd ...
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  14. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    The season is long and the greatest challenges await.

    All I'll say is that this team is extremely well rounded and has elite talent at most positions. If I'm nitpicking, they need another DE to step up consistently and could use a Paris Campbell type playmaker.
  15. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    I think we can at least put this sentiment to rest. The only teams left on the schedule that the Buckeyes should absolutely roll are Maryland and Rutgers. Chugs could not practice for a week and drop 90 on Rutgers at this point. Maryland presents a stiffer challenge, but after the fuckery last year, I'd place a large wager the Buckeyes come out focused and ready to murder the Terps.

    This is honestly the most focused Ohio State team I've seen in a LONNNG time. Even the 2006 team was shutout in the first half by a good, but not great Penn State team. Cincy also gave them a game for a half that year.

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