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worst deffense in my 38 years no sacks ..cant tackle .. overpersue ... cant scheme ... not prepared ... no fire ...
i agree. It starts with the defense, no momentum at all. Slow, cant tackle, terrible at trying to angle themselves to tackle, no passion... How can you rush three and still get beat deep? Im not too worried about the offense, because at times we look great, and at others we look like horseshit. Lack of consistency. Score 21 points and 5 min and then cant score for a whole quarter. But yes, the defense is awful..
Stop being an asshole, 3 FG allowed no TDs and they only got to the 30 once.
You should be more worried about the crappy offense with no running game.
Too logical, too obvious, too simple, therefore unacceptable to this board...
It is definitely time for Meyer to sit down with young Fick and let him know where the bear (or buckeye) shits in the woods. I have NEVER seen two coaches this far apart as to how a defense is suppose to work. EMBARRASSING
The defense gave up 9 points today. Just pointing that out. 10 if you count the blocked extra point. And 13 if you count that last missed field goal. We aren't even talking about them without that weird punt block and the fact that our offense was so anemic.
This post was edited by ShaneGentry 22 months ago
I'm sick of watching this crappy D every week. Were suppose to get better not worse. Fick is a joke and we will lose to better teams in the BIG if u keep playing this way. We almost lost to UAB? really the same team South Carolina beat 49-6/ We suck.
i can tell they suck .. no sacks .. long bend but dont break brown defense nonsense ...
Meyer, "This defense is unwatchable."
Waiting til the end of the season with my judgement. Not ready to fire a guy who gave up 3 field goals. Not impressed with him either though. Same to Withers
He said that? How about his offense for 90% of the game?
I think it's worth pointing out that this was UAB. They aren't bad. They're god awful at football. They should have never crossed the 50 on us. The talent disparity is astronomical. The fact that they put up over 400 yards of offense is incredibly bothersome.
Certainly hard to watch today. I think the loss of Roby and Barnett did not help and possibly a reason for the continued malaise on "D"..I know we want to recruit in Cincy, but scratching my head on what Coombs brings on the sidelines players look lost and the "chippy" behavior is not what "being a Buckeye" represents in my eyes. Most eye-popping stat for me is 3.9 yds per rush before today and 4.2 today...As I said earlier in the week, Bell may go for 300 next week, not to mention Rex Burkhead.... Our run "D" needs serious help..quick
How firm thy friendship O-HI-O
This maybe be true but it's still the worst defense I have seen at OSU. I have never seen so many missed tackles and bad angles. And against one of the worst teams in D1.
"Buckeye born and bred, a Buckeye 'til I'm dead"
Did he say that after the game? I know he's pissed but if he said that then he's getting to the point where he's gonna step to that side and demand certain things
Agreed, we should have beat this team 50-3. All the homers will get on here now and try to somehow convince us that UAB is actually a good football team, with a few NFL players on the roster. A bunch of BS! South Carolina beat this UAB team last week 49-6.
I listened to it on the radio so I know there was more that I missed. Then again when someone asked him what needs the most improvement, he said offense, defense, and special teams. That pretty much sums up the day...
Heacock is truly missed and Fick is turning out to be a little over-rated as a def. coordinator as well. I also wasnt impressed with Withers resume either. Urban has to take a more active role in this team because this "less involved" Urban Meyer coached team looks alot like a Fickell coached team. Oh,nevermind. At this point Im just glad we havent lost to a cupcake outside of the B1G and we are the only B1G team that can say that at least for another year.
Two Bryant personal fouls. One of them for running his mouth. I could tell you where he'd be for the next week. That is two drives that could have turned the tide. This team needs an attitude adjustment immediately.
Another thing that cost us big time was that penalty on Ty Williams at the end of UAB's opening drive that extended their drive. Not long after that, they blocked the punt that led to their TD. I attribute the TD to that dumb penalty.
He never said that. False post.
I don't know how they can keep playing 10 yards off the receivers and let them catch 8yard passes.
Like Meyer is doing a great job with the special teams, eh?
His famous spread offense that goes up-tempo is only good when Braxton breaks ankles and runs the ball. Urban doesn't have any room to criticize. God, UAB dominated possession today. Our defense has been on the field forever and ever without it's two best pass defenders and gave up 3 filed goals. Urban should look in the mirror before he sits with Fick.
This post was edited by Jimmy77 22 months ago
Just like Perry and Camren got "meaningful snaps" today....
"Any board that would ban 3yds is worthless"
Withers has 450,000 reasons not to care what we think
Many of you may not agree with the title of this post but to deny completely that this very thought wasn't going through Meyer's mind while pacing the sidelines wouldn't be realistic at this point.
Fickell as I've said before is the lone constant between last year's woeful defense and this year's. If Heacock were still here sure we could blame him, however he isn't. Fickell though the HC last year, still had significant input with the defense as he officially does now as the D-coordinator.
And people want to talk about how well he can recruit but where's the hard evidence? Sure he may have had some good lands here and there but overall, we're not seeing it.
The first problem is he has a lot of guys playing out of position. He fails to understand that a 3-4 alignment would be the best for this defense. It'd keep more of the LBers and DEs involved--esp since we have a lot of hybrids, i.e. Simon, N. Williams and Shazier. Allow them to play more assignment football as opposed to continuously dropping back into coverage--leaving the bulk of the work on Hankins and Simon who're often getting triple teamed.
Fickell should be the first casualty from this coaching staff as it currently stands. I get the sense at this point that there really isn't any co D-coordinator stuff going on between himself and Withers. I'm certain that they consult with each other but beyond that, Fickell's calling a majority of the plays. Withers is a key consultant and recruiter at this point. I'm almost certain of it because this is a Fickell defense plain and simple. It's the one we've been seeing here over the better part of the past decade only less effective.
He'll always be a Buckeye and we'll always greatly appreciate his time, dedication and service but now it's time for him to take over the reigns somewhere like Buffalo, Kent State or Heidelberg.
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