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2019 tOSU Offense (Official Thread)

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by bukIpower, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    As far as the latter (2) is concerned, we absolutely have to at least make a valiant effort to do so once the more grueling portion of the conference schedule comes around. It’s no joke, imo.

    I’ve been fantasizing about 12 personnel sets with Rashod Berry and Ruckert for quite a while due to their ability to run the seams — e.g you can flex them out of their stances on early downs and create serious mismatches against base defenses. But Ryan Day gets 4.5 mil a year to consider that stuff so I’m sure it’s been a thought.
  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Well if the soft spots are wide open 15 yards down the field due to safeties playing the deep ball I think we can be OK.

    I've noticed that when we go deep we always get interfered with too.
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Justin Fields has thrown for six touchdowns and run for three more in his first two games at Ohio State –– four of which have gone for 25-plus yards.

    Despite Fields’ penchant for explosive spontaneity, head coach Ryan Day said his favorite play the sophomore quarterback made against Florida Atlantic was throwing the ball out of bounds on a third down.

    Fields’ improvisational skills will likely lead to a litany of highlight reel plays for the Buckeyes, but they also require schematic modifications the Ohio State offensive players and coaches must adapt to.

    “The ball came out with a little bit more rhythm last year with Dwayne [Haskins] –– three steps and a hitch, the ball came out, checked it down, we were on with the next play,” Day said. “Here, those guys got to stay alive. I think we’re getting a feel for it. Certainly we don’t want to throw the ball down the field late in the middle of the field. We got to be smart with that.”

    Whether on designed runs out of the shotgun, quarterback keepers from the read option, or scrambles on broken plays, Fields has carried the ball 21 times through two games.

    It took Haskins, who running backs coach Tony Alford said made decisions more “on time” than Fields, seven games to match Fields’ early season carry mark.

    But Fields isn’t only looking to run when he escapes the pocket.

    On a first quarter scramble against Cincinnati, Fields took what Day called a “bad sack” when he was rocked on a blindside hit while looking for an open man down field.

    “When I took that sack, that just was dumb,” Fields said. “I was just sitting back there way too long.”

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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Where Did All The Ohio State Crossing Routes Go?


    The Ohio State passing game has gotten off to a hot start in 2019.

    Sophomore quarterback Justin Fields has completed 76 percent of his passes for 458 yards and 6 touchdowns with no interceptions. But still, it feels like something has been missing from the Buckeye attack.

    In 2018, OSU and quarterback Dwayne Haskins cut opponents to ribbons with a seemingly never-ending string of crossing routes and mesh concepts.

    This fall, those plays have been pushed to the back burner.

    So why would Ryan Day willingly give up on a concept that was crucial to hanging 62 points on Michigan?

    Actually, there are a couple reasons.

    One is the new-look wide receiver unit. Guys like Terry McLaurin, Johnnie Dixon, and Parris Campbell are gone. As OSU looks to replace their production, Day says they’re still getting things in place to take advantage of the new receivers’ skills.

    “We’re building and learning. Probably see some different pass combinations than we’ve had in the past. Last year was a lot more crossers than it is now. And we’ll keep building that package as we go,” he said.

    But there’s more to it than the Buckeyes’ new personnel. Part of it has to do with what opponents are throwing at them.

    Those crossing routes and mesh plays worked well against Michigan because of what the Wolverines were doing to defend them.

    UM defensive coordinator Don Brown stubbornly stuck with man coverage for most of that game. That meant that if Buckeye receivers could get a step on the person covering them, they could zip across the field unimpeded and pick up big yardage. OSU found mismatches they could exploit, like speedy Chris Olave on Michigan’s third corner, Brandon Watson.

    But those passing concepts won’t work that well against every type of defense.

    Saturday, instead of lining up in man coverage and daring the Buckeyes to make a play, Cincinnati played more zone. They wanted to clog up the middle and to keep things in front of them.

    “First two games, they wouldn’t let us run those shallow crossers. They know what would have happened to them,” said senior wide receiver K.J. Hill.

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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    54.3 — Ohio State is converting 54.3% of its third downs, which is the best mark in the Big Ten and tied for 9th in the country.

    100 — The Buckeyes have had three 100-yard rushing days for their running backs in three games. Last year they had five total for the entire season.
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    For the third-consecutive week, all five starting offensive linemen — Thayer Munford, Jonah Jackson, Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis, and Branden Bowen — graded as Champions. They led the way for Ohio State’s season high 306 yards rushing.
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  9. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    The Bucks could win without throwing a pass.,Fields needs more work with the receivers .,I’d give him 35 pass plays and see what he can do.
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  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I hope he can nail a couple deep throws and finish with a high completion percentage to keep his confidence high.

    I'm annoyed that he's been asked why he had a down day against IU. The dude is completing 70% of his passes.
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  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. Taosman

    Taosman Chillin!

    Most teams have a favorite side to run on. We obviously like to run behind the left side. With that being said. Davis was a 5 star and one of the top players in Cali. And a lot of big time programs wanted Bowan. Both guys are getting better every game.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
  13. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Still Calculating Buckeye DSC... Staff Member Bookie

    A lot of those runs to the left include Wyatt Davis pulling and trap blocking the defensive end half way to C Deck
  14. RB07OSU

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

    Wyatt has been beating the absolute shit out of defenders on those trap blocks, it's been fun to watch. He's every bit as nasty as I was hoping he'd be coming out of HS.
  15. Taosman

    Taosman Chillin!

    This offensive line may be the best we've had in years. They are mauling people.
    I love that! :evil:
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