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Troy Smith's sophmore stats (granted he did play the whole season)....
55.7% Completion % 896 Yards 8 TD's 3 ints 134.1 rating
339 Rushing Yds 3 TDs
Braxtons sophmore stats (just first 6 games)
Around 60% completion 1060 yards 9 TD's 3 ints
763 Rushing yds 8 TDs
..... still wondering?
The best thing that happened this year for Braxton is...Troy Smith being hired on the Admin Staff. Yes, Coach Meyer will keep close tabs on Braxton, but you can never have enough good Mentors...especially with the resume Troy has at Ohio State.
Imagine if you will...Braxton's skill-set with his feet and evolving his passing ability into Troy's ahead of Troy's Senior year.
Different players, which makes it difficult to judge.
Troy never played on teams that were this talent deficient offensively. Without a doubt, Smith is the superior passer, but we have to remember this is year two after his first year was stunted in a new system.
Brax has a long way to go making his reads and putting touch on his deep balls. Although Smith could move around with his legs, there is no comparison between Miller and Smith as runner. Braxton runs like a TB.
At this point, Braxton wins by default since Smith was on the bench. It's also possible if Braxton leads this team to an undefeated regular season and a Heisman, he could equal Smith's accomplishments in only his second year.
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HELLO! WHo of those players were or are playing in the NFL????
Ginn, Holmes, Robiskie, Gonzales, Hartline were and some still are NFL players. You can't say the NFL is stupid. They picked NFL capable players and Smith had a ton of them. Who was his Tight End? Did he make it too?
If you compare Troy against Miller as to who can win a game single handily, then Miller takes the trophy right now IMHO. Imagine Braxton Miller in two more years?? I get totally giddy about what he could do with two more years and surrounded by elite offensive play makers.
I do not believe that Troy was ever mentioned for Heisman in his 2nd year here was he? Well, Braxton is at age 19.
I think you see where I'm going here.
(If you compare only his passing skills now as a sophomore and Troy as a Senior then, yes, Troy is a more polished passer)
This post was edited by BooBahBuckeye 17 months ago
Sorry if this is a repeat...I came straight from OP to post this. Did not read replies. The problem with this comparison is you're remembering TS's senior year. Braxton is only just past the middle of his Sophomore year. Braxton will be better when it is all said and done.
When I look back on Troy Smith's 4th ad 5th seasons, one thing has really stood out to me. He moved in the pocket so well, not looking to break the pocket but keeping his shoulders and feet square and his eyes down the field. He was accurate because of those fundamentals ALWAYS being correct. He was ALWAYS ready to throw the ball.
Now, the question is, do you sacrifice some of the mobility and playmaking ability by implementing those fundamentals? That, in my opinion, is the task the coaching staff is facing with Miller.
Sorry but it isnt even close.Braxton is a far superior athlete.He is only Soph.Troy was a poormans Braxton.Troy began the trend for TOSU to get Qbs like Braxton.I just think Braxton is better.
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