Ohio State And The NFL: Week 7

Written October 23rd, 2013 by Patrick

Admire The Craftsmanship

Week 7 has come and gone in the NFL and 3 former Buckeyes continued their stellar seasons.

For the second week in a row, former All American kicker Mike Nugent kicked the game winning FG as the Benglas beat the Lions 27-24.

AJ Hawk showed another strong week as the Pack destroyed the Browns 31-13. Hawk has shined with most of the starting LB’s hurt for Green Bay. Hawk registered 12 tackles in the win.

Joining this trio of former stars was James Laurinatis. The Rams haven’t found the team success as the aformentioned, but James is turning in a great season. Laurinatis had 11 tackles in the Rams 30-15 loss to the Panthers. Laurinatis’s former teammate, Ted Ginn had 2 catches for 34 yards in the win.

Other Buckeyes that shone in week 7 were:

  • Dane Sanzenbacher, 1 catch for 7 yards
  • DeVier Posey, 1 catch for 42 yards
  • Brian Hartline, 6 catches for 69 yards
  • Austin Spitler, 2 tackles
  • Kurt Coleman, 1 tackle
  • Donte Whitner, 3 tackles
  • Last but certainly not least, Jake McQuaide was once again, perfect on ALL snaps in the Rams loss.

Be sure to stop back next week to catch up on all the former Buckeyes in the NFL. We’ll take a look at all the Bucks and their stats at the mid way point of the NFL season.

Ohio State And The NFL: Pryor Shines In Week Five

Written October 9th, 2013 by Patrick

As the 2013 football Buckeyes headed into their bye week, they Bucks of the past did their best to make the scarlet and gray proud on Sunday.

More Than Just A Runner

That group of former Bucks was no doubt led once again by Terrelle Pryor: Pryor once again was impressive in the 27-17 Raiders win. Pryor was 18-23 for 221 yards and 2 TD’s. He also carried the ball 11 times for 31 yards. It’s only week 5 but the Raiders seem to have settled on Pryor for the rest of the season by releasing qb Matt Flynn on Monday.

Other Buckeye standouts on Sunday pretty much stayed on the defensive side of the ball. AJ Hawk continued his solid season with 9 tackles in the Packers win over the Lions. Joining his former teammate with a solid performance from the LB position was James Laurinatis. Laurinatis recorded 8 tackles as the Rams rolled over the Jags.

Armed with a new name, Donte Hitner (formally Whitner) had 3 tackles and a forced fumble as the 9ers took care of the Texans. Kurt Coleman and Will Allen both recorded one tackle each as the Eagles beat the Giants and Cowboys lost a heartbreaker to the Broncos. Malcolm Jenkins had 3 tackles and a forced fumble as the Saints remained perfect against the Bears.

On the offensive side of the ball, Brian Hartline continued his solid season with 4 catches for 60 yards as the Dolphins lost to the Ravens. Devier Posey got in on the action for the Texans with 1 catch for 5 yards. Ted Ginn shined in the Panthers loss to the Cardinals with 4 catches for 78 yards.

The special team stars for week 5 included Mike Nugent who was 2-2 on FG’s, including a 50 yarder and was 1-1 on XP’s in the Bengals 13-6 win over the Patriots. Long snapper Jake McQuaide was dead on with his pin point accuracy on all his snaps for the Rams over the Jags.

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 9

Written August 22nd, 2013 by Ken
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Gone, baby, gone..

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 9, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over Oregon in the 2010 Rose Bowl, 26-17.

This was an interesting matchup between the racehorse offense of Oregon’s Coach Kelly (Brian or Chip;I can’t remember, and it really doesn’t matter) and the relatively much slower defense of Jim Tressel. It was actually a fairly exciting game, with a tie and two lead changes, before the Buckeyes outscored the Ducks 10-0 in the last quarter and a half to secure the win.

How? Well, the hyperkinetic Oregon offense was held to 260 yards on only 53 plays. Meanwhile the Ohio State offense rolled up 419 yards on 89 plays. The other statistic that I usually don’t pay too much attention to is Time of Possession. Ohio State held the ball 41 .5 minutes to 18.5 minutes, which is a reflection of the number of plays metric. Quite a contrast isn’t it? I imagine the Oregon defense was a bit winded at the end of the game.

Nonetheless, you’ll enjoy this video. Note Devier Posey’s adjustment to the ball in his 4th quarter reception. Read More

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 24

Written August 7th, 2013 by Ken
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Brandon Saine up and over

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 24, an Ohio State victory over Penn State on November 7th, 2009, 24-7. We’re coming down the homestretch with our countdown, so I’m going to mix in some games where the days remaining will equal an Ohio State score.

Ohio State rolled into Happy Valley and left smiling after dominating the Nittany Lions. The buckeyes took a 10-7 lead into halftime, then wrapped things up with a 3rd quarter Prior-Posey TD (62 yards) and a 4th quarter Prior-Saine TD (6 yards) TD. Both teams recorded 125 yards passing, but OSU gained 228 rushing while holding PSU to 76 yards on 20 attempts. This game was also notable that there were no pick-6’s.Ross Homan did have the only interception of the game, but despite the opponent, could not return it for a score.

To jog your memory, here’s this:

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A Closer Look – Buckeyes in the NFL Draft

Written May 23rd, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

Aside from the two major surprises in the draft with Nate Ebner going to New England in the 6th round and Mike Brewster not getting drafted, the other three pretty much went where they were expected to. Let’s take a look at all of the drafted Buckeyes and how they will fit in with their respective teams.

We begin with the highest pick in the draft for the Buckeyes in OT Mike Adams and him landing in Pittsburgh. Adams didn’t exactly have a stellar NFL combine literally falling into the middle of the road in just about every category.

  • 3-Cone Drill: 7.94
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.95
  • Bench Press: 19.0
  • Vertical Jump: 28.5
  • Broad Jump: 100.0
  • Clearly the best lineman on the Ohio State squad each of the past two season, Adams had a huge upside in his protection blocking. Missing a few games in the last season it was easy to see marked improvement across the line when he returned. The Steelers are all about running the ball and controlling the clock as well as play action. This was a good get for their revamping of the line. They invested two first round and two second round picks to shore things up. Adams will be learning RT behind a good veteran in Flozell Adams and will have time to get acclimated to the NFL in a system that has a history of solid line play. Practicing across from his old counterpart and teammate Cam Heyward should get him ready for a nice NFL career. Read More

    Silver Bullet Points To The Money

    Written April 26th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

    In this week’s edition of news and notes, we take a look at the ever swirling world of college “playoffs”; helping you get to the bottom of the matter. You can probably guess where this is headed…

    Never forget

    Buckeye 411

    • Hangin’ With Urb- Hopefully you were one of the students who were able to get your tickets to the upcoming “meet and greet” with Ohio State’s new head coach. If so, I’m sure you’re in for a treat. Absolutely no disrespect to Coach Tressel, but the public speaking and offensive styles of these two men were pretty consistent: The Senator wanted to kill clock, lull you into complacency, and wait for you to make a mistake. Coach Meyer will see how many questions he can answer in a minute, and expects every one of them to score.
    • Ah, Gee-  Ohio State’s president was in the news again, this time for saying what most of us realized anyway- the recent “print media” coverage of the Ohio State program was less than flattering, often inaccurate, and aimed at drawing eyeballs/pageviews more than conveying the truth.  My favorite part of that interview? George “Buckeye Raffles and UCLA Weed OMG!!” Dohrmann comment-

    (Gee) knows more about bow ties than he does about journalism.

    Probably true, but since Gordo is a fifteenth level bow-tie ninja, what does that say about your point?

    OT J.B. Shugarts (seventh or free agent): Good size, but had false start and some foot problems with the Buckeyes.

    • Tweetles and twootles- If you’re on the twitter, a) give us a follow and b) check out the #BuckeyeNationProblems hashtag from last night.
    • Video And Such- We’re awaiting the next bunch of greatness from a certain southern sportscaster, but in the mean time this ain’t too bad: Read More

    NFL Mock Draft: Where are the Buckeyes Going?

    Written March 23rd, 2012 by Eric

    With the NFL Draft on the way I asked Jeff Ellis, a good friend, draft aficionado, and fellow blogger, to draw up a list of the Buckeyes who had a chance to be drafted and where they might end up going. He was more than happy to oblige. Enjoy!

    Since this is my first article for this site it only seems fair to explain why you should have any faith or trust in my opinions. In terms of mocking and scouting college players this will be my 14th straight draft. My mocks get a few thousand hits per draft, nothing huge but solid. I watch every game I can, find every scout, website, or service trying to compile a wealth of information and belief’s. If you are familiar with me as a writer, I am best known for my work with IndiansProspectInsider.com, the title is rather self explanatory. I have also had articles on theclevelandfan and sportstime ohio.

    The goal of this article will focus on the players from Ohio State who have a chance to be drafted, focusing on how things have gone at the Senior Bowl, combine, and their overall stock trend pattern. After this I will then tell you were I am mocking or projecting them for this year’s draft.
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    Buckeyes in the NFL Draft: A Chat with NFL Mocks

    Written March 5th, 2012 by Joe Dexter

    There is no doubt that one of the most important weekends marked on the sport fanatic’s calendar is the final weekend of April. Most of the time, we are hoping and anticipating which NFL ready prospect will help our favorite team. Sometimes we tune in to the NFL draft, just to see where the athletes we’ve watched play at the college level will land.

    Before the spring, there was no doubt that the senior class of the Ohio State Buckeyes was one of the better ones in recent history.  After a reeling season, full of suspensions and surprises, it’s a bit unclear where Ohio State’s best will land in the NFL Draft.

    After the Combine in Indianapolis last week, things seem to be a bit clearer. Helping us breakdown the latest stock in the Ohio State class is NFL Mocks‘ lead editor Jesse Bartolis.

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