Ohio State's Tight End Appears Tired of Just Blocking for Pryor

The Ohio State offense is one that is struggling. The offensive line has been disappointing and ranks 106th in sacks allowed. It may be skewed a little by the fact that freshman Terrelle Pryor has been back there and despite his potential to just take off and run has been holding on to the ball too long when dropping back.

Ohio State tight end Jake Ballard thinks the answer is to bring back senior Todd Boeckman.

"The senior leadership that Todd brings to the table and just how he commands the huddle would definitely help us out," Ballard said, "and he could make some big throws for us. Terrelle could make some big throws for us, too, but he could also help us with running the ball. So I don't think the two-quarterback system would be a bad idea."

Yes, because if there is one thing people think of with Todd Boeckman, it's making big throws. His arm. His coolness under pressure. It's really come through, especially in the big games.

I can't help but think Ballard might be a little more upset about having to block all the time, and never getting to receive a pass. Ballard caught his first pass against Purdue since week 2. He has all of three receptions on the year. He just seems frustrated.

"He can make big plays with his feet but he has to realize it's not high school, he can't make big plays every single time for 20 yards or more," Ballard said. "He's not always going to get big plays."

Not to mention that the longer Pryor is in the backfield with tailback Chris "Beanie" Wells, Ballard will be little more than an extra offensive lineman.

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