September 3, 2010 by staff
Montario Hardesty, However, with all the football games that were on Thursday night, I think anyone can be a little confused as to what day it is. The Browns wrapped up the preseason with a 13-10 victory over the Chicago Bears and the Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Marshall Thundering Herd is 45-7 to start the search for a BCS National Championship. If you ask me last night felt more like a Saturday or Sunday instead of Thursday. Now, with that of the way, what I can share my ideas on the two last nights game.
From Ohio State started in the first place, I’ll start with my opinion on the Buckeyes. He had a concern kickoff went down in “The Shoe,” which the Buckeyes come to play hard and especially Marshall who plays next to Ohio State on the schedule, the Hurricanes of Miami. Well, I’m delighted that the scarlet and gray blurs the concerns of my mind very quickly. The Buckeyes forced a Marshall fumble on the kickoff and turned it into seven points, and scored another touchdown in the second is the possession and never looked back in the 45-7 defeat.
The only thing that worried me was the exercise Buckeyes special teams have allowed a field goal attempt blocked and returned for touchdown, for Marshall the only points of the game. Other than that, it was clear to me that Jim Tressel his boys had focused on this game and not face the Hurricanes. Terrelle Pryor seemed that everyone Heisman Trophy candidate in the national media predicted to be in recent weeks. Pryor was 17 of 25 for 247 yards and three touchdowns and no turnovers. Pryor was very impressive to get each of their receptors involved in the game, completed passes to eight different receivers. I know it’s only the beginning of the season, but in my mind Terrelle Pryor leads the race for the Heisman Trophy.
A couple of the team captains Buckeyes were impressive too. Brandon Saine ran for 103 yards on only nine carries and scored two touchdowns, and the Dane Sanzenbacher caught three passes for 113 yards including a 65-yard bomb from Pryor. On defense, the silver bullets Storm shutout of the herd and even add their own points on the scoreboard with the return of Brian Rolle’s interception 30 yards for a touchdown. Everything is equal to a solid victory season opener. Now “Buckeye Nation” is officially under the watch of “Hurricane” with the University of Miami who come to “The Shoe” next week.
Now about the Browns. With this being the preseason game of the year, the owners would see little or no action, so this was a game for players who are on the bubble to make the 53-man roster, or possibly could be an audition for another team will come later. There were two positions held in my eye throughout the game, the quarterback and running back.
Obviously, the tongue lashing Colt McCoy Eric Mangini gave the Detroit end of the game go in one ear and out the other. McCoy was impressive even against reserves in the defense of the Bears. With the exception of the first fumble, McCoy played his way into the list. Colt was a perfect 13 of 13 for 131 yards. As for Brett Ratliff, I think his days, as a Cleveland Brown will end on Saturday.
The battle in the backfield will be very interesting to say the least. It was great to see Montaria Hardesty get some game action and find the end zone in the process, however, also saw a recurring theme with the rookie from Tennessee, another injury. Hardesty injured his left knee a few minutes after scoring his first career touchdown. Montaria had just returned to practice after injuring his right knee during training camp rookies. With injuries Hardesty, meant more fit, both for James Davis and Chris Jennings that were clearly on the bubble comes into play. With Jerome Harrison, Lawrence Vickers Peyton Hillis and all locks to be on the team, it is clear that Eric Mangini was just going to have room for one more row on the active roster. Hardesty is assumed that considering the price paid for the Browns to advance the project to select Montaria, but now who knows. I credit James Davis, was clear to me that Davis knew he had to have a good game and no matter what he did. If Hardesty is going to miss much time, James Davis could only have made the list.
Defensively, I thought the Browns played well. I think there may be a couple of surprises on that side of the ball on who stays and who is not, after cuts are announced. And finally, cannot forget Phil Dawson. He won the game on the final play of the game with a field goal from 36 yards as time expired, as the Green Bay game. Dawson also tried a field goal from 58 yards to end the first half. While the intent was
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