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2019 tOSU defense thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by bukIpower, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Well I started the defensive thread this time last year so I figured I'd get it started.
    Here's a look at what we have coming back.

    DE-Young and Cooper
    DT- Landers and Vincent/Togai
    OLB- Harrison/Werner
    MLB-Borland/Browning
    CB- Wade/Okudah/Sheffield/Arnette
    S- White/Fuller

    Overall we have damn near everyone coming back (left out Jones as he's probably going pro, Fuller is possible too) but unless we get some things fixed that may not entirely be a good thing. LBs need addressed and so does the duo of Arnette/Sheffield.

    The potential is there to be very very good but some structural things need changed IMO for it to be the case.
     
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  2. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    How about Jackson and K Jones? I think they will contribute next year. As long as we get some coaches that can find their asses with each hand we should be solid, but that is a big IF. I want to see some house cleaning after this years shit show.
     
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  3. MGMT

    MGMT Junior

    I kind of hope Arnette and Sheffield declare to be honest. I’m not sure they have the ability to overcome the deficiency of getting beat consistently; maybe I’ll be proven wrong.

    Really interested to see with Riep, Williamson and Tyreke Johnson bring this offseason/spring.
     
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  4. DiamondBuck

    DiamondBuck Football is 100% physical, 100% mental.

    Huh? Neither is hyped and obviously overrated like Chlamydia was, so why would players you believe to be liabilities decide to try to go pro?
     
  5. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Arnette is being hyped on a number of sites, and is seen as a strong possibility to declare because of his size and speed.
     
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  6. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Only "talent" I don't want to see back is Schiano and Davis. Even Withers never gave up 50 to bad offenses in back-to-back years.
     
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  7. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting Staff Member

    Agree Although none of our DB's overly impressed me this year. but then again neither did Werner or Tuf.
     
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    couldn't we just keep the '18 defense thread going to say the same shit about the same players and same coaches?
     
    Fungo Squiggly likes this.
  9. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    I'd look for Sevyn Banks and Josh Proctor to start making a little noise. Banks is now getting special teams time.
     
    1926Buckeyes likes this.
  10. Mike80

    Mike80 A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE!

    Banks looks more and more like a Shazier-type linebacker than a safety to me.
     
  11. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    This Defense was so young this year. Apart from Jones likely early departure, we get almost all the starters and second team back. The inexperience showed up big time this season. Losing Bosa was a major hit. When he went down they not only lost the best Defensive player in CFB, they also lost their leader and no one really stepped up to replace him.
    Their has to be better leadership on the field in 2019 and I just don't see where its going to come from. Hopefully someone will step up and take over that role. Especially with Jones probably leaving. Losing Coombs was also a big hit.
    They will have the bowl prep and then the off season to correct the run Defense. If they can't correct that glaring problem we will have a repeat of 2018. And that will be without two number one NFL draft picks along our DL being gone.
     
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  12. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Leaders will emerge, they always do. Boreland is still there and already a captain.

    As bad as it was at points in 2018, it got better. Nu only had one long TD run, not multiple. The emergence of White at safety to help clean things up was huge imo.

    Harrison also clearly emerged late in the season. The DL will be a major strength again. Okudah and Wade give you what looks like NFL caliber players at each level of the defense.

    Let's see what changes happen with the staff.
     
  13. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    To begin the journey back, begin with a hard look at the coaches.
     
  14. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Yeah same here... IMO there's absolutely no hiding the fact that Okudah and Wade are our two best corners. The secondary will be very stout if we make the tough decision to give 1 and 24 the bulk of the reps.
     
  15. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    That says it all.. just depends.

    This defense IMO can be elite next year with the right approach.
     

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