Chase Young Feeling Good About 2019 Ohio State Defense
Each year there are stories written about college football players being excited about the new offensive or defensive systems being installed. There are also stories written about players being excited about the long-time offensive or defensive systems in which they are currently playing. By their nature, college athletes are an optimistic group...
That style of defense is known as "See ball, get ball." You don't need to be exotic to play football. When you do that you negate a pretty good size talent edge Ohio State takes into games. Offenses always have the edge during a game because they know the play. The defense needs to diagnose that pre play. Add a super sized dash of fancy reads and the diagnosis forces a pause before attacking the football. Nope, not attacking a man........attacking the football. When an offense can force a defense to pause, even by half a count that offense has gained the edge to pop successful plays at the least, and big plays as a defensive worst case scenario.
If a defender is worrying about whose name is on the back of a jersey rather than where the football is at, he's already lost the play. That other team might not be AS talented, but they ARE talented. Neutralize your defenses edge with idiocy and you get 2018. Just go get the football. Who the hell cares which offensive player has it.
Easy to see why the Predator is excited for 2019. The linebackers and DB's should be equally excited. So should recruits who will get to see a 22+ man defensive wrecking crew
#hottake Werner will be the most improved LB in 2019, and that will give him a big decision to make next year as he will be eligible to declare. Losing Bosa was a big reason the D struggled the rest of the year. With him the silver bullets were top 5 in 3rd down stops. That to me is the most crucial stat. Bosa was a generational player more so than his big brother imo.
If losing Bosa was the reason for our poor defense what are we going to do this year and the next and the next ? He is gone and not coming back. We have way too much talent to rely on one guy to make our defense great. Bosa is a heckuva player but crappy scheme and coaching as James said will negate the talent advantage. Looking for a much improved D this year.