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2019 tOSU defense thread

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

  1. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    If our 2019 D can simplify things, get back to fundamentals, and stop the big plays, this team is going to be scary good next year.
  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Which I think we will do... 9 starters returning, coaches who want to be here, coaches who can coach fundamentals, and lots of depth.

    Would be shocked if this group doesn't go back to a top 20 defense.
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  3. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Not to cast aspersions, but in hindsight, i wonder if Grinch didn't have a foot out the door from very early on and a "meh" attitude from the "co-coordinator" didn't bleed onto the field. I mean, we know the LBers had a coaching deficiency, but there were issues all over the field. New blood, a simplified scheme, and guys that really want to be here for the long haul should make a big difference.
  4. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    That was what I was insinuating... Have fun trying to stop big12 offenses Grinch.
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  5. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Sheff is working out at the NFL EXPO and so he is gone. Thankfully Okudah, Wade, Arnette, Johnson and others are returning.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
  6. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I think we’ll be fine at CB, and also I believe that Banks will turn some heads and may push Arnette
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  7. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    There were things I liked about Sheffield, but his moving on is addition by subtraction. More time for Okudah and Wade.
  8. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    yeah, I really like the starting secondary of Fuller and White @ saftey and a combo of Wade, Okudah, and Arnette @ corner to start the season, even with the loss of Sheff.

    Def need to build some depth and replenish some talent and numbers in the 2020 class, but I feel confident going into '19 with that group and maybe some change in philosophy and technique with a new voice coaching them up.
  9. Honestly, with improved coaching and fundamentals, I would be shocked if they aren't back to their typical levels of at least a top 20 defense. Hopefully even top 10. And if they are, even if the offense slips back some from #2 to let's say #10, the overall team should be much improved. I know there was a poll somewhere, but I think it's up to the linebackers going from a 4/10 to a 7/10 and the OL at least staying at a 7/10. If that happens, and Fields is legit, this team at a minimum should be in the playoffs.
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  10. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    My thoughts on some defensive players:
    I wonder if Riep would be moved back to CB for depth.
    Would the staff move Pryor(and/or Wint) to OLB, since he's not a very good S, he could be a great OLB
  11. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    I think Pryor could still be ok at safety down the road. But if they have a similar position to the Star that Moeller played, he'd probably fit that well.
  12. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    To some degree, it's what Werner is doing right now.
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  13. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Ah ok, makes sense based on him being best in coverage or blitzing.
  14. MSURacerDT55

    MSURacerDT55 Purveyor of the big fella

    Even an above average to good defense to go along with our high powered offense should win the B1G at the very least. With teams playing from behind, I expect a huge year from Young
  15. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Curious to see if we see Pete Werner lined up outside in 1-on-1 coverage as much as we did last year. He didn't do a terrible job, but that is a pre-snap win for the offense and offenses were able to get into it easily.

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