Monday, October 20, 2008

OSU's DB's are targets

Every team is going try and throw the long ball at OSU's defense after our game with Washington. Mark Banker is one of the best D-Coordinators in the country and I am confident he can solve the problem.

After viewing game video, OSU defensive coordinator Mark Banker counted eight long passes by the Huskies, with the defender being cornerbacks Brandon Hughes (three times) and Tim Clark (once) and safeties Greg Laybourn (twice), Al Afalava (once) and Austin Hall (once).

Four of them went for completions – for 48, 46, 33 and 28 yards. Two resulted in pass interference penalties on Hughes and Hall. One was caught out of bounds. A 51-yard completion was nullified by a Washington holding penalty.

Read more about Banker's view on the average performance of OSU's secondary from Kerry Eggers at the Portland Tribune. Kerry got the coach to point out some technique issues his players had in the game.

BTW- Greg Laybourn won Defensive Player of the Week, so it's not like OSU's DB's did nothing. They just look very susceptible to the long ball.

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