Strengths on Offense

OSU FootballWith the Buckeyes returning nine starters on offense, fans have high expectations. Led by Heisman hopeful Braxton Miller the Ohio State offense is definitely going to put up points. Braxton is surrounded with great receivers, a good back field and a solid offensive line. The offensive line is going to have four senior starters, leaving a spot at Right Tackle. The Ohio State Offense is going to be a huge factor on the Buckeye’s success for the 2013 season.

Braxton Miller:

braxton_millerBraxton Miller is the key to the Buckeye offense. When Braxton is clicking, and the running game is contributing, the Buckeye offense is one of the best in the country. A big question coming into the 2013 season is if Braxton can stay healthy and if he can complete 60-70 percent of his passes. If Miller can do this, the Buckeye offense is going to be dominant. Buckeye fans are looking to see Braxton’s full potential come out this season. Coach Herman stated that he would like to call less designed runs for Miller and more pass plays where Braxton can be effective as a dual threat. Also, heading into his junior season Braxton is growing into a bigger leadership role. In conclusion, the Buckeyes rely on Braxton to make huge contributions and lead the offense.

The Back Field:

hi-res-6693518_display_imageBraxton Miller will not be the only one trotting into the end-zone this season.But, Carlos Hyde is suspended for at least three games. Hyde ran for 970 yards last season and scored 16 touchdowns. The big question is, who is going to step up in the backfield? In my opinion, Rod Smith is going to have a load to carry due to Hyde’s suspension. Smith is entering his Junior year and showed that he can be relied on after the Penn State game. In my opinion, the Penn State game showed that Smith is going to be able to contribute in the running game along with Carlos Hyde (After the suspension). Buckeye fans will also see contributions from Dontre Wilson and Bri’onte Dunn. Hopefully, the first three games are Carlos Hyde’s only missed games.

Wide Receivers:

ncf_a_brown_gb1_576The Buckeye offense is returning a great wide receiver core. In my opinion, Devin Smith, Chris Fields, and Corey Brown are all going to have solid seasons. With one year under Urban’s offense and chemistry with Braxton, the passing game is going to be crisp for the Buckeyes. All three receivers can be go-to guys. Every little thing ties in around these three players. If the Buckeyes can get consistent contributions from these players this opens up the running game. Hyde had a great season even with a bad balance in the offense. With Smith, Fields and Brown the Buckeye offense will be able to have a good balance. Experience is something this offense does not lack, especially with Fields and Brown being seniors. Corey Brown seemed to be Braxton’s main target, but Braxton has plenty of great receivers to distribute the ball to.

Offensive Line:

ny_g_fragel_b1_576The Buckeye offensive line is returning 4 of starters. All four are going to be seniors, except an open position at right tackle. Many believe that Taylor Decker will be getting the start at right tackle. But, this position can be up for grabs. In my opinion, the line is lead by Jack Mewhort who is also a team captain. This experienced offensive line is going to be crucial for the passing and running game. These five big guys up front deserve every ounce of credit for the offensive success. The starting line will include: Jack Mewhort, Andrew Norwell, Corey Linsley, Marcus Hall and a possibility of Taylor Decker. Having an experienced offensive line is a huge bonus for an offense. Especially for an offense with 9 returning starters. In my opinion, this is going to be one of the best offenses in the country.

Comments

  1. Obviously Braxton Miller is the face of this offense and the team…. but I believe our season will be determined by how good the OL is and if they are a strength we will have a great year.

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