Bear With Me A Moment(2)


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:28 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Nov 3, 2010 8:33 PM CDT

I love it when I hear someone say, &ldquo;Well their defense has trouble with athletic, mobile quarterbacks.&rdquo;&#160; Well what defense doesn&rsquo;t?&#160; If every offense could find an athletic, mobile quarterback who can throw the ball like Robert Griffin or Cam Newton then no defense would ever have a prayer.</P>&#160;</P>Let&rsquo;s face it the only thing that scares OSU about Saturday&rsquo;s game with Baylor is Griffin.&#160; The Cowboys had trouble with Nebraska&rsquo;s athletic, mobile Taylor Martinez.&#160; There&rsquo;s only one difference between Martinez and Griffin:&#160; Griffin&rsquo;s better.&#160; He&rsquo;s faster and a much better passer.</P>&#160;</P>I think the Cowboys will take more chances defensively Saturday against Griffin than they did Martinez.&#160; They didn&rsquo;t blitz very often against Martinez for fear that he would break containment out of the pocket and burn them with his legs.&#160; Instead, his offensive line gave Martinez all day to throw and he sliced and diced the Cowboys with his arm.</P>&#160;</P>This, however, is a two-way fight and I expect OSU to have a field day against the Bears&rsquo; defense.&#160; Baylor gave up 291 yards rushing in its loss to TCU.&#160; The Cowboys will be the best rushing team the Bears have seen since then.&#160; </P>&#160;</P>As we saw last week at Kansas State, OSU offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen is not all pass all the time.&#160; He&rsquo;s all win right now.&#160; The Cowboys controlled the second half by handing the ball to Kendall Hunter.&#160; They should be able to do the same against Baylor and more run game with Hunter and Joe Randle means less time for Griffin&rsquo;s explosiveness.</P>&#160;</P>The Bears will have the best offensive player on the field.&#160; After that, the Cowboys will have at least the next three in Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon and Hunter.&#160; I expect that to be enough to get the job done.</P>&#160;</P>Cowboys 42&#160;&#160; Bears 31</P>&#160;</P><BR/>