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can anyone tell me why storm klein should ever see the field? are the freshmen backers or grant really that bad. honestly storm is a complete slug. ok with that out of my system on another note noah spence should be on the field all the time, the kid is a beast.
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That horse is faster than Klein.
Totall exposed... again... slowest player in the NCAA. That 1st play totally bit on the QB run and left his assignment wide open...
After he gets beat deep by a fullback on what looked like a wheel route, I can't support him being on the field. Even if there might have been a coverage flub, he couldn't even close on the guy at all. Give me Grant or Perry. Hell, move Bryant down or throw a freshman in...just do something other then Storm.
If you watch Barnett he went and helped Howard who didnt need any help and left that side of the field wide open. That 1st play was 100% Barnett. On that note, Klien was burnt on other plays and played slower than any player that I have seen play LB at OSU.
This post was edited by Downtown 18 months ago
Not defending Klein but Shavers is actually their RB. Crafty move by Hope to line him up at fullback to create the mismatch. Other than Shazier I don't think we have another LB that could have covered him. Shavers is a pretty decent back.
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Klein is the worst defensive starter I have seen at this school in a long time. I can't fathum why our young guys aren't playing. I am sure they would make mistakes and give up plays biut I would think that would help them in the long run. I am no DC so I am sure they have a legit reason. HOWEVER I don't need to be a DC to know that number 32 is horrible and shouldn't even be on the field under any circumstance he is killing us.
I was shocked he was on the field for the opening snap. I thought I had read Boren was starting.
In Fick's eyes, it doesn't matter how bad of an athlete you are, if you know the plays and know your assignments you will start. Just like the arguments raised last year about starting someone else instead of Bauserman, we will continue to see Storm out there on the first series. He won't get pulled until he starts fucking up just like today.
Note sure why he was playing versus a spread oriented team. Klein should only play against MSU & Wisky(I would prefer he not play at all). He will be ok agaist those two. There must be some part fo the defense, Boren may not know yet. The problem now is DC's have identified Klein and migh be targeting him a little. He just does not have the quickness or footspeed to play linebacker effectively at this level. Boren is already better. smh... Curtis Grant must be really a mess right now.
Storm is the worse Lb in OSU history...Not even close!!!!!!!!!! Why does Fickell keep running him out there.>?? Fickell just like Tressell seniority....WTF..
The defense gave up 13 points with Klein on field a lot of the time. After the first 30 seconds of the game the defense gave up 7 points.
You guys don't get it. The best players ARE playing. It sends wrong message to play freshman when they haven't earned it. If the coaches do that, then they will be playing the the next class of freshman, and the next, and the next.
This post was edited by quackie 18 months ago
Anybody know where the [yawn] icon is located?
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After the first play, Klein was on the sideline until Boren got hit by Williams late and appeared to be stunned. I think the coaches pulled him after the first play..
I agree with everyone that he is not very good and under normal circumstances, he would never see the field, but these are not normal circumstances. We had to many linebackers leave this team and multiple injuries. Now we are so thin that we have had to move our fullback to linebacker. On Purdues kickoff TD, Jamal Marcus stopped and watched their player run right by him and looked lost. Not ready. Hey, I do not want to slam Klein because he is a Buckeye and is doing his best, but we are an injury away from even more trouble. We need to bring in some linebackers in this years class!!!!!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Bennie513 18 months ago
There must be something seriously wrong with grant that he can't get on the field in front of Klein. If it isn't an attitude problem Curtis must be struggling mightily with the scheme...
This post was edited by Trumbley 18 months ago
Worse LB I can remember at OSU being granted playing time over and over in years, and I mean a long time.
Not only is he slow, unathletic, soft, and takes bad angles while hardly ever making a play, he is a liability other teams see and attack.
Joe Galloway pointed it out a few times, clueless Fickell cannot.
Klein is Bauserman for this year, Fickell's player that does not deserve to play and adds very little to nothing, but in Fickell's mind he rewards him for knowing the system.
Repeated off the field issues mean little to Fickell as well, just trot him out and start him after those embarrassing fiascos.
Hey Luke, knowing the defense and actually making plays is two different things.
This post was edited by ohiost83 18 months ago
You beat me to the Bauserman comparison. Klein is definitely this years "Joe Bauserman".
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