Originally Posted by traderumor
You do realize that the interception came right after they flashed the stat in pregame of 131 consecutive passes without an interception? So looking at one pass and saying "they are poor at taking care of the ball" is a bit of a stretch. If Jones holds on, he's likely racing down the sidelines for a large gain of more than 25 yards. I would say making a big bet on play 1 gives you dozens more plays to overcome a bad outcome. Classic high risk/high reward. Jim Tressel would love you as a playcaller
If MJ hangs onto that ball he'll immediately be pushed out of bounds. Dalton threw 20 INTs this year. That's not taking care of the ball. Just when you think he's progressed (like 131 consecutive passes) he goes out and throws 4 INTs in a game his team had well in hand and was winning at the LOS.
Jim Tressel was a very good coach. He would not have had the success he did by taking such unnecessary risks while playing vs inferior talent in the Big Ten.