Saturday, August 28, 2010

2010 Rose Bowl Running Diary

I was just looking through past tweets on my twitter and I noticed that I did something of a "running diary" for the Rose Bowl and I thought it would be fun to collect those tweets into a blog entry:

-gonna be doing some semblance of a running diary for the Rose Bowl...let's see if anyone pays attention :)
-my prediction about Terrell Pryor having a Vince Young moment took a hit when they mentioned his knee was tweaked...but we'll see...
-the only two times I've seen Oregon (this game and v. USC) the defense has come FLYING out of the gate but could be burned in over-pursuit
-as I say that Pryor busts a 24 yarder...
-a couple very good short throws pick up another first down...here comes Pryor
-Ohio State putting the ball all over the place to take advantage of this over-pursuing over-energetic Oregon D
-absolutely BEAUTIFUL throw by Pryor goes RIGHT through the receiver's hands
-Pryor is getting ALL DAY to throw and Brandon Sane makes an absolutely brilliant tip toe run up the sidelines after the catch for a TD, 7-0
-every time Pryor scores a TD, i'm reposting this: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/note.php?note_id=256544186258
-the refs just missed a hold AND a block in the back on whoever the first man down for OSU was on that kickoff
-two very smart offensive gameplans giving their QBs short passes and well-called running plays to get some rhythm
-as soon as I say that Cam Heyward steamrolls Masoli
-there are MAYBE two or three other players in the country that can extend a play like Jeremiah Masoli...but great defensive possession 4 OSU
-If Pryor takes the Bucks 98 yards for another touchdown then roll out the red carpet and book him a flight to NY this coming December
-wow Oregon's overzealous D just MAJORLY bailed the Bucks out
-Bucks manhandling the Ducks up front and gashing the middle with their RBs...that'll be there all night and will really open things up
-Pryor with a gutsy run, knowing exactly how much he needs for the first down
-the Bucks are gonna take a shot downfield on this drive...and it's coming soon...maybe right after this offsides penalty
-it should have been, Oregon was looking run (on first and 5 no less...hello Jim Tressel?)
-that might have been the play they were gonna take a shot on but the O-Line breaks down
-well it's not gonna work on 3rd and 16...
-if the Bucks had taken a shot downfield on 1st and 5 they'd be in the red zone right now guaranteed
-man OSU sniffing out the read option like wolves moreso than bucks
-Masoli just received divine intervention to avoid a pick 6 on that throw...
-Pryor gets to start at midfield now...maybe time for a shot downfield on first down? does Tressel have it in him?
-sometimes I get tired of being right all the time...not often though...
-Brandon Sane has an INsane ability to tip toe the sideline...like beyond human...
-I have a feeling that mishandled snap on first down was gonna be a QB run all the way...and I bet it would have scored
-Oregon reads the option beautifully and flies to the ball...the option isn't what you wanna run on an over-pursuing defense, Tress...
-special teams are going to be so huge in this game...the return games and punting games...field position field position field position
-Oregon becomes a steamroller when their offense gets in rhythm
-great red zone stand by OSU's defense to prevent a big momentum swing...great, gutsy call to dial up the pressure on 3rd and goal
-wow how bout that the option STILL doesn't work...what a shock...
-Pryor is spending too much time in the pocket against a hyped up Oregon D...short passes and fast developing runs, Tress
-Oregon's offense is consistently faster to the edge than OSU's defense
-Masoli is gonna break a big one up the middle soon
-the OSU middle softening up now that they've seen that they can't beat the Oregon backfield to the edge
-that's a touchdown...his knees were on a defender
-a rare instance this season of the instant replay booth getting a call right
-I feel like this one will stay 10-10 until halftime and then develop into a shootout in the second half
-Tress said pregame that Pryor's ability to throw downfield will be key...they've only thrown downfield once and it led to their only TD
-that defender looked like he got there early...pass interference isn't called nearly enough when the ball gets caught
-OSU's D is playing the run and the big play...the short passing game has been and will be there all day
-Pryor is having to make all kinds of throws because his OL is breaking down
-wow Tressel just went for it on 4th down in the red zone...what dimension am I in?
-if that guy from the Oregon D doesn't switch to the other side of the formation at the last second, that pass could have been cut inside
-the chess match between both offenses and both defenses that's going on right now in the Rose Bowl is really fun to watch
-that pass to stop the clock by Pryor just now didn't pass the line of scrimmage...should have been grounding
-does it have to LAND past the line of scrimmage? is that the rule? cuz if it is, that's retarded
-I miss the days when TV stations would broadcast the halftime shows of bowl games :(
-Oregon should try some counter plays to get those OSU LBs confused and really maximize the advantage of being able to beat them to the edge
-Masoli needs to keep some of those option reads or they're just gonna key in on the RB every time
-FINALLY the Bucks go downfield again and are now inside the Oregon 30
-man Pryor had Sanzenbacher WIIIDE open and missed him...that was six...
-1st and 5...Pryor in rhythm...take a shot downfield
-you can't roll Pryor out without moving the pocket with him...Oregon's D is too fast
-tough, TOUGH running by Pryor...man is he a big dude...
-that wasn't a bad read by Pryor that was just not enough arm strength...if he puts that ball out in front of the WR, it might be six
-it looks like it's getting close to time for me to post my link again...
-Pryor with unmistakable shades of Vince Young on that first down run
-THAT was almost IDENTICAL to the throw Vince Young made against #4 Ohio State in 2005 in the closing seconds to win the game
-holy crap that was a brilliant special teams call...if the Ducks come back and win it, that call will have been the reason why
-as I say that, LaMichael James gets swallowed by the OSU D
-Pryor finally showing some rhythm in the option
-Herby and Brent just had the perfect segue to compare Pryor to Vince Young and neither said a word...how am I the only one noticing this?
-http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?ref=sb#/note.php?note_id=256544186258