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2019 tOSU Defense (Official Thread)

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

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I was just thinking... as good as we are on defense do any of you realize just how inflated our numbers are?

    The back ups are responsible for the following points given up.

    1. FAU- 14
    2. Nebraska-7
    3. Maryland--14
    4. Rutgers- 14

    The starters are allowing 3.8 points a game through 10 games.

    Yeah. Just thought I'd mention this.
  2. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    This is what I meant about Shaun, who played a great game, by the way. But it’s not a coincidence they decided to put Jeff on KJ on obvious passing downs.

    First play, he doesn’t get his hands on KJ and he beats him with relative ease.

    Second play, he’s able to get his hands on him and lock him up.

    Shaun is an ELITE football player, with average-to-good speed. If anything were to drop his draft stock, it’d be his running at the combine.
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  3. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    ^ good material for Hafley to address. Kind of glad that’s out there for them to work with.
  4. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    The only other WR that could probably beat Shaun off the line like that left in the B1G is Tyler Johnson from Minn.

    Of realistic playoff opponents, Clemson has Amari Rodgers who is similar (not as quick as KJ) and Alabama with Jaylen Waddle could pose a problem for Shaun.
  5. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Ronnie Ballsack seems like he’s making noise for blue shitbagville lately. Wonder who gets the match there
  6. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    While he's a good WR, I imagine Wade would be fine on him. He might work better on the bigger WRs, Collins or People-Jones. As always, it's great that the Buckeyes have options.
  7. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Shaun will be fine there.
  8. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    I would've gone with "Ronnie Bellend", but that might be a bit too british, yeah?
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  9. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    Noticed something crazy about the defense this morning.

    They are still allowing < 5 yards per pass attempt this season. They are the only team that is doing that.

    They have a bigger % lead in YPA over the next team in the list than the next 2 largest % differences combined (and you have to combine the differences between spots 2-3 (Clemson-Georgia) and spots 128-129 (UCLA-UNM) to even get close).

    There are only 10 teams in FBS that are within one yard per attempt of Ohio State's number. Appy State is one of them. TTUN is not.
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Fuller + Okudah + Arnette + Wade = DBU
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    When one thinks of Ohio State's 2016 season, the focus is immediately on the secondary. It was possibly the most stacked defensive backfield in school history, recording 21 interceptions and allowing under 50% of opposing pass attempts to be completed. First-round picks Marshon Lattimore, Malik Hooker, Gareon Conley, and Denzel Ward highlighted what may be the most talented secondary in school history.

    Today, an argument can be made that the 2019 secondary is as good, if not better than that group. Through 12 games, the Buckeyes have recorded 15 interceptions this season, the sixth-best mark in the country. Potential top-ten pick Jeff Okudah leads Ohio State with three picks, and three players sit behind him with two apiece.

    It sounds crazy to say, but the numbers, for the most part, favor the 2019 secondary over the 2016 iteration.


    It does, however, make some sense considering the draft chatter surrounding Shaun Wade and Damon Arnette. Both players have been mentioned as Day One or Two prospects.

    After the 2016 season, the Buckeyes had a major pass defense drop-off in 2017. With younger players making key contributions late in the game against Michigan, a similar decline appears unlikely.

    Entire article:
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    The defense has been human I think since the 2nd half of the Maryland game. I hope we can get healthy and get back to form a bit.

    Especially these last 2 weeks were a bit surprising in the first half. Need to start a bit better if we are going to beat OU or Clemson.
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  15. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    It seems like they’re a bit slower to start doing things differently; I feel like we could have went to that zone so much sooner in order to mitigate the intermediate throws by Wiscy but instead we waited until halftime. Just a bit confusing to me as Hadley has said several times in pressers that you need to adjust series to series

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