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OSU QB Undecided

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by DaytonBuck, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

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  2. Buckeyejeff

    Buckeyejeff Newbie

    I think Smith is going to have to show a penchant for making fewer mistakes to start for Jim Tressel. It seems like the only thing Zwick has over him right now.
     
  3. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    I'm not sure we won't see both of them in all the early games. If they both remain as close as they currently are, they we're going to see a pontoon. Maybe in this case it's not such a bad thing.
     
  4. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    If the O-line struggles, I think we'll see more Smith.. Otherwise, I think it's probably Zwick's job.
     
  5. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    I tend to think it'll end up being Zwicks job but the first couple games you gotta both of them experience. I wonder if they'll trade quarters or series or JT will just ride the hot hand?
     
  6. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus


    pon·toon
    1. A floating structure, such as a flatbottom boat, that is used to support a bridge.
    2. A floating structure serving as a dock.
    3. A float on a seaplane

    Humm, the last pontoon I remember at QB (for the Bucks) was Jim Karsatos ... Who was that QB at Kentucky? Now that guy was a BIG pontoon, maybe even a barge. :biggrin: Just kidding Brutus.
     
  7. CBuck

    CBuck Archie and Me in 76

    Now I've got a poontoon. It is really good in the channel pocket. It's a little slow on the scramble though... top speed is about 8 mph. :) :oh: :io:
     
  8. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    I believe it was Jared Lorenzen. He seemed more like an aircraft carrier to me.
     
  9. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    When I was 8 I got pulled over in a pontoon. I was charged with 4 violations:

    1. Speeding
    2. Driving under age
    3. Towing someone in a non towing zone
    4. Towing someone without a life jacket.

    Memories. :biggrin:


    If Zwick and Smith both play a lot this year it will be because neither one of them will have clearly won the job. Hopefully one of them will separate themselves early in the season.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2004
  10. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    Actually, I always use the word pontoon instead of platoon when referring to a qb switch. I know a guy that always called it pontoon and it struck me as hilarious, so I always refer to it in those terms. I do appreciate the 3 definitions you provided, though. See, you can learn more than football on BP.!!!
    :biggrin: :oh: :io:
     
  11. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    Does anyone think these statistics are relevant?

    (Smith) He's a career 45% passer in high school. Last two spring games combined for Smith... 25 of 52, 268 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.

    Zwick over same period: 31 of 53, 382 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT.

    Or do passing yards get discounted due to Smith's running ability.

    Was the white jersey thing in this year's Spring game completely unfair?

    Are the stats skewed due to Beokmen (sp??) getting so many reps in place of Smith this year?

    Are people just myopic when it comes to Zwick/Smith sort of like Democrat/Rebublican?

    My eyes told me during the Spring game that Zwick was the real deal and I should be excited. They also told me that Smith got to return kicks and run hand-offs last year affording him playing time as well as the chance to get hurt, while Zwick didn't get to line up at tight end or on the field goal block units thus illustrating that he's being either coddled or his health is being managed as the heir apparent to the 2003 Fiest Bowl/National Championship MVP QB.

    What if Zwick would've come in last year and lit it up for say 4 touchdown passes vs PSU? Would Krenzel have ever seen the field again? You can't keep your senior- I believe he was- Captain (I'm perhaps mistaken in this instance)- MVP QB out of the line up.

    What if all of this controversy is all about rhetoric and Tressel playing with the media and the fans for as long as he can make them believe the charade? To confuse opponents.

    Yes. These are bound to be considered by some as "crazed conspiracy logic" types of questions but these are just a few things that keep me awake at night with 24.5 days left until opening Saturday.

    Anybody see this Article at Foxsports on The Evolution of a QB written by that genuis Matt Hayes? ?

    I hope Zwick reads it.
     
  12. slickman

    slickman keeping tan

    that db's shoulder looks like it comes right up to Jared the Giant's girdle. I don't know what he'd do to him if he had caught him anywhere before the endzone.
     
  13. 3yardsandacloud

    3yardsandacloud Administrator Emeritus

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    Those Florida fans look like they've never seen a pontoon. Nice find jimotis and good call on Lorenzen prof.

    Brutus1, I hope you know I was just kidding with you, although you may have just added to the Buckeye football lexicon. I'm considering use of the term "pontoon" as a full-time feature. Gems like that and "paint the endzones" only come around so often and one must sieze the moment.

    BuckNutty, I always knew you were the rebellious type. I just gotta know what you were towing with a pontoon boat?

    CBuck ... :lol:

    Slickman, I took last year's play of Smith to mean that the coaching staff just had to find a way to get him on the field. Zwick locked up the #3 QB position (last season), but Smith was too versitile, too dangerous, not to be utilized in some fashion. I kind of saw it as a compliment to Smith's abilities. Zwick just edged you out on #3 QB spot and will prevent you from seeing the field much (if at all) at QB, but you're too talented not to see action ... let's find a way to get you some touches.
     
  14. How do you post the images?? I tried and couldnt figure it out.

    And i totally agree with you 3, you have to get smith on the field no matter what. Kick returns, split wide, rb somehow that kind of talent much get touches he is too explosive and versatile to not touch the pig skin.
     

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