Welcome to Thursdays with Slyvester (and el Kaiser). It’s sort of like Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays with Slyvester (and Fridays, too). Basically, it’s when I get bored at work, open Microsoft Communicator and begin to bother SYR with whatever is on my mind. Sometimes we talk Buckeyes, sometimes it’s video games and Reality TV, and sometimes we share.
This time, however, SYR was asked to provide a contribution to the Buckeye Blogging Network’s Spring Game Preview. (I had told them earlier I was a little too busy to help out (busted!)). So what follows is a stream of conscious between the two of us. (You may notice I have a touch of the ADD and tend to go off-topic). It’s a bit long, so hit the jump for the full conversation
So BBC cornered me last night and got me to do a post for this BBN thing.
So I need your help
I chose DL
What will be most different this year than last? (Could be personnel, could be scheme)
What are you excited to see at each position? What are you concerned about?
Who will stand out? Who’s a "rookie" you’re keeping your eyes on?
You can run and TELL THAT.
Our DL may play 15 guys this year sheesh
Nearly forgot they moved Chris Carter to DL, too. Lol
I did not know that
Apparently he didn’t fit the body style for OL
And Vrabel likes his nastiness for DT
Darryl Baldwin, Adam Bellamy, Chase Farris, Garrett Goebel, Joel Hale, Big Hank, Kenny Hayes, Steve Miller, JT Moore, Se’Von Pittman, John Simon, Nate Williams, Noah Spence, Adolphus Washington, Tommy Schutt… That’s about all that I can see who could see playing time.
Holy crap that is 15
He was a huge recruit
There is nothing wierder then when your dog is having nightmares
He’s dreaming that Obama wants to eat him
Too bad it’s not when he was a Patriot
It is a powerful point though
The line where Iron Man is talking to Loki is the best
"I have an army."
"We have a Hulk"
So air-IM-high five
So let’s try this again
You really do? That’s pretty cool. Of course, there’s this:
He’s surrounded by pretty girls and the first place my eyes look is at his package.
Then I look over the rest of his physique before I even notice the girls he’s standing with.
There is no doubt in my mind Simon will be B1G DPOY and an All-American.
Against anyone in the country.
What if John Simon had to block John Simon?
My neighbor told me when you walk in the Simon house they have a weight room in their living room, not a couch and TV.
hahah that’s awesome
Do you think he’ll play a lot of DE?
Or, with all the freshmen coming in, he’ll slide back over to tackle?
What’s our defensive front going to even look like?
Can’t imagine using him at DT with his speed and rushing ability from the outside.
That should eliminate a lot of the double teams
Hopefully Simon will get a huge sack on Denard Robinson and while he is still on the ground, he ties his shoes for him.
And that’s all I got to say about The Beast.
I ate half a box of Cookie Crisp once
The thing that amazes me most about Big Hank is his athletic ability.
Like that guy on Youtube?
That was impressive. Two spoonfuls of that stuff I have to undo the button on my pants.
Yeah, it’s been interesting to see him go from a bowl full of jelly to where he’s at now. That physique has come a long way, baby.
Remember when we saw Adrian Clayborn of Iowa on his knees late in the 4th quarter in that close game against the Buckeyes?
See if you run out of gas.
If he is able to clog up the middle and get off blocks OSU will be hard to run on up the middle.
How many red balls are there?
Now close the window
Describe what you saw.
That’s all I remember. Lots of chest hair.
Was there something I missed?
Yeah, go look at it again.
Look at his hands.
What’s this got to do with Big Hank?
You know who had big hands? Alonzo Spellman. That dude had freakishly large hands.
So did the lady who taught my CMOS layout and design class at Ohio State.
Have big hands? Have we got a place for you at the Ohio State University!
We can get back to the DL now.
Anything else we should know about Hank?
I assume Guiton and Miller will be in black jerseys on Saturday?
Do you think Hankins or Simon will be able to control themselves?
They clearly hate quarterbacks.
And few, if any, QB runs
Meyer said he wants to see how they look throwing.
I believe his exact words were, "you’ll see a lot of throwing."
Nate is a tough call seeing how he hasn’t played in a year and is out all spring.
I think he is due a chance to start, though.
He is supposed to start running this spring and be full go for start of summer practice.
What I remember of Nate Williams is he is relentless and fast but small.
OSU lists him at 6’3" and 249 lbs
Stevie “Guitar” Miller?
He’s always been a guy I’ve never understood.
He is able to use his smaller size to avoid being blocked and his speed to close in on the QBs.
But you will never hear anyone say, “look at his great technique.”
He isn’t a traditional 3 technique DL
I really like Garrett Goebel. He’s like that fourth guy on those lines back in the day with Vrabel, Finkes and Fickell. The guy you can never remember his name.
You don’t remember he’s there, but always comes up big right when you need him.
6’4" and 285 lbs… He is a hole filler.
You tell him to go out there and plug a hole period.
“Go get in people’s way. No i don’t care if you make a tackle. That’s what Grant and Shazier are for.”
“Just make someone’s offensive line coach tear his hair out. You get a helmet sticker every time their coach throws his hat on the ground.”
COUGH Quinn Pitcock COUGH
If I told you six months ago that the DL would be 15 deep in 2012 would you believe it?
I would probably just cry if you asked me about the 2012 defensive line.
I don’t know if Pittman plays this year.
He is injured right now and out for the spring game.
Urban said no one will red shirt, but I think Pittman and Schutt might.
So Urban has been on the job three months and you’re already doubting his word.
I SHOULDN’T BE YOUR FRIEND RIGHT NOW.
So, to answer some of those questions. What do you think will be different?
Thinking about the Penn State game makes me want to puke.
If those two things are fixed this year will be a 10 win season, easily.
Who are you looking forward to see play that probably won’t start?
Those two guys are men already and highly recruited. They are game changer defensive ends.
Remember Spence was ranked the 4th best recruit in the nation and both were highly coveted 5 stars.
Having seen both them play in an All Star game against the best in their class they both dominated big time.
If these guys live up to potential… Sky’s the limit.
So i think we covered most of this. Anything else we missed? Anyone else to discuss?
There are so many who will see playing time it is hard to cover everyone.
I can’t wait!