“He’s grown a lot, he sees matchups, he sees coverages and he goes to his best options,” the 6-2, 213 pound receiver from Cincinnati said about his QB, and his targeting on him.
“So we talk about it: don’t have your mind made up in the huddle. And he’s taking that, absorbing that and becoming better at it and reading on the run,” Posey continued.
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Through two games, Posey leads the Buckeyes in receptions and TDs. (8-146-2TDs on the 2010 season, 79-1091-11TDs for his career) He’s second to senior receiver Dane Sanzenbacher in yards this fall. Posey has a 62 yard reception to his credit, but Dane broke off a 65 yarder in the opener versus Marshall. It was a game where the Buckeyes came out of the gates blazing on offense.
“I feel like we had a good rhythm going and it’s hard to stop a good team once we get rolling. I wouldn’t say it’s easy because Marshall’s a great team. They were a bowl team with a new coach, but I feel we got to execute what we wanted to do,” Posey said after the win and before the bigger win in week two versus Miami.
Posey may not have the same GQ wardrobe or late ’90s boy band good looks of Sanzenbacher, but he does have a ton of NFL potential. Scouts love his ideal size, speed and ball skills for a professional receiver.
But for now Posey is part of a Buckeyes team that is establishing their identity on offense.
“I don’t know if we’re a passing team or a running team, we have four great backs,” Posey said.
Personally, I think it’s ridiculous when Ohio State fans and media alike try to label them as a “running team” or a “passing team.” And/or likewise with Pryor, labeling him a “running quarterback” or “passing quarterback.” So when this topic came up I asked Posey “why not be both?”
“I would love to be well rounded like that, definitely the run opens up the pass and the pass opens up the run…we want to be us, we want to do what we do,” he responded.
And Posey’s completely right. You need to have both. You need to be able to do both. With Posey and Sanzenbacher in place, the Buckeyes certainly have the weapons in the passing game.
Written by Paul M. Banks, president and CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest-focused webzine. He is also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, the Chicago Tribune’s blog network, Walter Football.com, the Washington Times Communities, Yardbarker Network and Fox Sports.com
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