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2020 tOSU Defense

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ScriptOhio, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    The angle was bad because he started running too late. He absolutely dogged it on that play, but maybe if that same play had happened in the first quarter, he would have run it out and made the tackle. Lack of conditioning probably isn't usually a significant issue for OSU, but when we see a secondary generally doing fine in the first half and falling apart in the second, with new starters playing 60+ snaps for the first time who are jogging out plays late in the game, maybe it's an issue this year.
     
  2. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    I honestly think he just thought wade is there and would make a play so he dogged it. Sevyn also looked like he was jogging back there on the play he got beat deep.
     
  3. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    Exactly what I think. I also think you’re much more likely to tell yourself, “I’m sure he’s got it” when you’re gassed.
     
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Yes, as Coombs said, Ohio State brought “very good pressure” against Indiana. But that wasn’t enough to avoid Penix lighting the defense up. So would it be enough going forward when, if the team reaches the College Football Playoff as it hopes, the Buckeyes do battle with some of the nation’s best quarterbacks with even more talented supporting casts and stronger offensive lines?

    “We’d like for those things to finish in more sacks,” Coombs said. “Obviously, I thought their quarterback did a really nice job in standing in there and getting rid of the ball just before sacks. Under a lot of pressure, and he was an accurate thrower in those situations, but I think we’ve got a lot of guys that can rush the passer and I do think they’re putting a lot of pressure on the quarterback.”

    Most of the time this year – and in years past – Ohio State has relied on a four-down front to rush the passer, and it’s created some disruption with it from a few different areas.

    Penetration from starting defensive tackles Haskell Garrett and Tommy Togiai has played a big role in the Buckeyes’ pass rush. Every coach and player on the roster has lauded the duo for what they’ve brought to the table both as run-pluggers on a defense that’s been stout against ground games and in the pass game. Togiai, touted as the strongest player on the team, has a knack for getting movement up the middle, which he pairs with relentless effort. Garrett does much of the same.

    Their combined sack total of four doesn’t do the amount of pressure they have generated justice. Yet it’s also indicative of the defensive front as a whole. Pressures haven’t been a problem at all, but sacks haven’t been overly plentiful. The Buckeyes are averaging 2.75 sacks per game, which is the team’s lowest mark since 2016.

    “We have to figure out how to get home faster,” Cooper said. “I feel like we were winning and getting our pressures, but what we try to be really critical of is how can we be a second faster, a step faster, just a little bit, 0.1 second or a step faster so that we can get that ball out and get a sack or get a sack-fumble and make plays for our team. So we just still have to look at the film critically and figure out what we can do better.”
     
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. Jake

    Jake De omnibus dubitandum ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Then Indiana's offensive line must be 5 All-Americans. 50+ pass attempts, only 2 sacks allowed, and zero holding calls. :roll1:
     
  7. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Lol I was more upset by the constant pick plays including one where 3 of their wide recievers were blocking then any holding. Though I'm sure there was quite a few.
     
  8. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    I said it before but our pressure was solid in Indiana game....our D-line isn’t getting the credit it deserves.

    The secondary tho....ouch. It’s tough for a D-lineman to get home when QB knows where they’re going with ball pre-snap. It’s literally standing in the pocket, which takes some balls, and letting route develop long enough to pull trigger on throw. So give Penix credit for that......but making him read the defense would’ve been nice. Promise we have 5-6 sacks against IU if Penix was forced to make progressions.

    Also, the pick plays aren’t effective against zone. I put it on the coordinators that IU knew exactly what we were in, and abused the hell out of it.
     
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. RB07OSU

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

    Lotta guys on the defense are going to take the next step even with the extra year of eligibility. I totally get it, but we better get some experience for the younger guys in the front 7. Good things we have so many games this year...
     
  11. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Not directed at you......but funny Pete Werner and Baron Browning are considered 1st-2nd round picks, and yet our defense is consistently ripped apart. I have a theory but I'll keep it to myself.

    Keep balling Baron...
     
  12. RB07OSU

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

    Those two have been playing extremely well. Add Borland to that list. To echo what I think you are getting at, they aren't the reason we are getting shredded. Scheme and the back 4 are the reason.
     
  13. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Mattison ..
     
  14. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Ohio State is too good (from
    A coaching and player perspective) to allow this to continue any longer....I hope.
     
    Fungo Squiggly and RB07OSU like this.
  15. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    I think Mattison is our saving grace....he focuses on front 7. No issues there.....in fairness he shares it with LJ.
     
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