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LB Tuf Borland (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. DaBuckeyes

    DaBuckeyes Junior

    Missing tackles on top of looking incredibly slow. Not sure if he's still hurt or not but it's hard to imagine we don't have better options.
  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    If he whiffs on another tackle in the hole or gets stiff armed into tomorrow again then we will need to try someone else. No tackles against a option football team as a MLB?
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    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    Yea, I don't think he is near 100% which should tell you how much the coaches think of him, about the safest bet we have aginst the run when healthy
  4. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Really need him to step up big against the Cult.
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  5. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    He still just doesn't look healthy. Need to watch the game again but his pursuit (ability to close) and agility (ability to change directions quickly) still seem off.
  6. Taosman

    Taosman Chillin!

    He can't run very fast. It's a shame because he's a solid defender otherwise. He made several fine plays during the game .
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    coming back early from a spring Achilles injury may have something to do with that
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  8. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    He made key plays yesterday. Clearly still not 100%. Watching him on pursuit that one time was painful.
  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    which is doubly scary speaking to the lack of LB instincts of Browning and company

    You as a physical specimen can't take the job away from a guy on 1 leg because the coaches would rather have him gimp to the right spot and do the best he can than watch you run like a deer toward a completely ineffectual end.

    Sad really.
  10. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Yeah. He played with a hell of a lot of heart last night. Let's hope the body comes back soon. In my book, he earned the right to that number 32 for playing through the pain.
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  11. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Not sure how you regain the speed from an Achilles tear.. the Achilles never regains the pencil thin tendon it was before.. it bulks up/flattens/expands while healing thus prohibits the same force/flexibility it used to provide... so I just can't see how... voice of experience
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  13. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Tuf has really been coming on the past couple weeks. He's playing smarter, making the right reads, wrapping up his tackles. Still slow though in open space because of his bad wheel.

    Malik is playing well and Werner is getting better. Browning still seems lost out there much of the time.
  14. He’s played better. I still think others might help us more (stopping big plays). But other areas of the D need to improve as well.
  15. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    yeah, he is starting to look more comfortable stopping the straight ahead, attack, run game. Where he still looks hampered is when he has to run and chase guys down on perimeter runs or in the open field. I just can't get those imagines of him trying to spy McSorely in the Ped St. game out of my head. I put most of the blame on the coaches for that. Part of coaching is putting players in positions to succeed. They set him up for failure that night. It was evident all night that Harrison should have been the one spying the QB if that was what they were in or calling on defense, which IMO they should have done more. It was obvious that was going to be the only way PSU was going to be able to consistently move the chains in the 2nd half.
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