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2019 tOSU Defense (Official Thread)

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by bukIpower, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie


    That left tackle reminds me of how rednecks used to tie beer cans to the rear bumper of their El Camino and soap “just married” on the back window.
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  2. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    JFC. The rare "hat-trick" hold. Waiting for a ref for throw a flag and the umpire say "Holding...on the entire offensive line."
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  3. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    It's only holding if it helps you win the one-on-one battle.
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  4. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    The Juggalo OL should have just laid down after the ball was snapped, maybe one of our DL would have tripped over them
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  5. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    So it’s not holding if you look like the beer can bouncing behind the El Camino (Chase Young)?

    Good to know
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  6. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Like all games this one against Indiana will be won in the trenches. Our depth and talent along the DL is going to overwhelm Indy's OL. We will stop the run and that will turn it into a pretty lopsided win.
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yep. Even Day today said we have to stop the run and run the ball well.

    If they don't have a run game how they're going to move the ball is beyond me because our pass rush might be the best in football.

    How bad we win depends on what our offense does. Wouldn't be shocked if they get their share of stops
  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Do you guys even realize we don't even talk about Fuller anymore?? That's a great thing because it means no one is getting past the front 7.
  9. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior


    (It's great, isn't it?)
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  10. Taosman

    Taosman Flatten the Curve

    I predict the defense will get 3 turnovers on IU and the game gets out of hand after number 2 turnover. Penix will be running for his life a lot.
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  11. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Everytime I see #4 tackling someone I go "oh yeah forgot he's still playing". It's because he's our last resort and should be treated that way.
    I think so too... I think the defense has caused what? 5 fumbles in two games but hasn't jumped on any of them?

    Wade could've had a pick 6 had he turned around and Harrison was inches away from picking the first pass attempt against UC.

    We have been so close and have missed on so many turnovers that I think eventually we capitalize on some.

    I also think Penix running is the Key. If we contain him it'll be ugly because we won't let #8 get going.
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  12. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    What’s the best Rushmen grouping assuming everyone is healthy? I’ve got to assume it’s Smith and Young on the edges and Jashon inside but who is best guy for the 4th spot it Tommy? Or is it Cooper on the edge and Smith inside? Again, assuming everyone is healthy.
  13. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    I’d say move Smith inside and haven Cooper/Cornell/Smith/Young
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  14. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Yeah. I think I agree.

    Lord have mercy that could be lethal. If Coop isn’t healthy I guess you could go with a young JJB or Friday in his spot. I don’t know though, if Coop isn’t fully healthy I’d kind of like to see Smith stay outside and Tommy bring that bull rush from inside.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    On Nov. 17, 2018, Anthony McFarland took an outside handoff and Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette dipped inside, allowing the Maryland then-redshirt freshman running back to dash 81 yards untouched to the end zone.

    It defined a primary issue with Ohio State’s defense in 2018, which allowed the most yards in school history. One player made a mistake, and a long touchdown run resulted. Opponents scored on run plays of 40 yards or more eight times this past season.

    Against Cincinnati’s Michael Warren, who rushed for over 1,300 yards in 2018, the Buckeyes surrendered 15 yards on 10 carries. Four or five defenders — not just one — were around the ball carrier consistently. The Bearcats ran for 107 yards total, with 80 coming in the fourth quarter against backup players.

    “When you run to the football and you play with great effort, the thing that you find out happens is your missed tackles slowly start going down, and your big plays really go down,” co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said.

    Mattison is one of four defensive assistants hired by head coach Ryan Day to bring an identity of toughness and physicality to the defense, an identity Day referenced throughout the offseason.

    By the time spring football rolled around, Mattison and his fellow staffers were working on a defense they said was “simplified,” one that would allow their athletes to fly to the ball.

    Excluding the second half against Florida Atlantic and fourth quarter against Cincinnati — time frames occupied by second team defenders — the Ohio State defense allowed 23 rushing yards in five quarters of football.

    “Everybody running to the football, no big plays allowed, kind of makes me love this defense,” junior linebacker Pete Werner said.

    Werner has been a big part of both the 2018 and 2019 defenses, and said the success through two games is much better for morale.

    “We get to third-and-5, we get ready to get off the field, and there’s a 25-yard gain,” Werner said. “Or if it’s first-and-10, they get a 25-yard gain, then they’re running down the field for a touchdown, you’re just like, ‘What’s going on?’”

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