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DB Dustin Fox (National Champion)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Brutus Buckeye, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. These posts have been irriatating me on Bucknuts. Fox plays the game of his life and he is getting bashed(esp. from Duane). Just because you think he should be at safety doesn't mean you have to bash him after every game. Once Tressel announced that Fox was defensive of player of the week I haven't heard anything from these posters. It seemed like Dustin Fox is the new Steve Bellisari of the board. All of the sudden E.J. Underwood is Springs, Winfield, and Gamble all rolled up in one. If Underwood was that good he would have beat out Fox last year or this year. How soon people forget how he was burnt in the Wisconsin game last year and didn't see the field after that.
  2. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    Some people critique the sex they had with their spouse the night before. Fox is human, and he has played outstanding football.
  3. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    A lot of posters over on Bucknuts live by a "what have you done for me lately/the grass is always greener on the other side" philosophy. Some of the posters over there talk out of their ass, and put no thought behind what they say.
  4. The only thing that I really have to say is, There is a reason he is the starting cornerback for the best defense in the nation. Is he one of the top 10 in the country probably not but is he in the top 20 most definately. There is no doubt that teams are going to "pick" on him because most of their receivers are have the height on him but he plays is ass off on every down. Not to mention with the atheletcism that Gamble has and the teams are not going to throw to him, ok one on a great call that was going to come eventually, but Fox does a great job. He also fits perfectly into the bend but don't break and forget the last play mold that this defense has. If he goes to the next level and plays corner then what does everybody have to say about. Not to mention isn't he in the top 3 in # of picks in the BigTen?
  5. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    I'll take Dustin Fox on my team anyday. Corner, safety, wherever (I bet he'd be a helluva receiver).

    People have been criticizing him throughout the season for his soft coverage when that was part of the defensive scheme.

    Then against Purdue, when he's in tight press coverage, and breaking up every other pass that comes his way, people continued to criticize his soft coverage. I don't know what game they were watching. Or maybe it's just a bad habit that some have developed.
  6. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    I think people on Bucknuts come up with the most inane reasons to pick on Fox, CK, Ross, or whoever the player of the week to be bashed is.

    Most people need to realize that the coaching staff play these players for a list of reasons. If there was someone who could unseat them for all the criteria that the coaches layout per position, don't you think they would play that player?

    I believe the coaching staff will play the players that give them the best chance of winning the game given the situation. Like they say "That is why they make the big bucks".
  7. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    I used to worry about him quite a bit. But I never thought anyone else would really make that much of a difference. The scheme is definitely not his fault. Now I'm glad to see him get picked on because sooner or later he's gonna get one.
  8. Well, I have been trying to defend Fox's play in the Purdue game on the pay board against the "I have been to 1,000 practices" dragonknight. If you read his post on page 1 on Fox it sounds like Dustin Fox had the worst game of his career.
  9. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    I hear you Brutus Buckeye. I don't know what's worse on the pay board, the criticism of Fox or csuskeeters postings. On the few that I can actually understand due to typos and grammatical errors, you'd think he was ready for the Hall of Fame. Every post is about Tom Shaw and the coaching staff knowing he's ready, it's all about getting the reps, or needing the rev's permission to share some inside information. I hope the kid ends up being as good as he's hyping him up to be, but to say he's better than Fox when Dustin has started every game the last two years over EJ is just plain ridiculous.
  10. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Dustin has been solid at CB all season long. His receivers get catches and get a few yards, but they are not getting huge gains and I never worry about him missing a tackle. I thought this past game was his best this year, especially with all the break-ups. Also, he is a stud on special teams and may have won the game Saturday with getting a finger on the last FG attempt.

    Bucknuts is unbelievable anymore. If a throw never came Dustin's way an entire game he would be criticized for not having any interceptions.
  11. What is the deal with Duane Long anyways? He really dislikes Fox's play. I remember in the summer of 2002 he was hyping up E.J. Underwood like there was no tomorrow. After the all-star games Duane gave reports of Underwood's play and it was like Winfield or Springs were coming in. Duane also said Underwood was the best CB he has seen in 10 years at the high school level and would be starting by the middle of his freshman year. Well, Underwood did start but did not play well and was benched. Gamble was put in his place and the rest is history. Duane also had Dustin Fox at safety coming out of high school. He probably feels he should be at safety. Maybe safety is his best position, I really think it is. But Fox's play at cornerback has been great for 2 years now.
  12. Mr.FuzzyPants

    Mr.FuzzyPants The best damn pants in the land

    I believe Dustin Fox is an OUTSTANDING player. He had some amazing pass break ups and tackles in the Purdue game and the season in general. I like his ability to shut down whatever Michigan receiver he lines up against.
  13. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    it's an insult to Fox to utter his name and "Bellisari" in the same sentence.
  14. I know Tibor maybe I took it to far. The way some posters were acting over at Bucknuts the last few weeks it seemed like Fox had a Bellisari like performance. I couldn't believe the post that came up after the Michigan game about Fox. "He should have had those two interceptions." What a joke. Not saying much, but Fox probably played the best out of the 4 db's. Will Allen was nonexistent against the run and was beat badly by Edwards. Salley looked like the only player laying the wood out there but he took Donnie Nickey like angles on those two Perry runs. Gamble played well but what the heck happened on that TD that was called back?
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  15. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    ask csuskeeter for the real story as to how EJ cut his hand... I bet he won't give it to you straight.

    Fox is going to be the resident Bellisari/Nickey whipping boy for the rest of his Buckeye career.

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