The Ohio State Buckeyes moved to 5-0 on the season with a huge victory over the Indiana Hoosiers to open their Big Ten schedule this year. Cardale Jones won the starting job over J.T. Barrett this season, but he has been extremely inconsistent so far this year. Urban Meyer is sticking with him for now, but Jones has to pick his play up moving forward.
Following Ohio State’s big win over the Hoosiers, Jones took to his personal Twitter account to celebrate the win. After posting a celebratory tweet, Twitter trolls took over and sent some very rude and ridiculous tweets his way.
Telling someone to “jump off a cliff” and go “commit a felony” are extremely too far and it shows just how nasty the trolls on social media can be.
Throughout the season to this point in time, Jones has completed 59.4 percent of his pass attempts for 867 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. He simply hasn’t put up the big numbers that many were expecting from him, but has still led his team to a perfect record so far. If the Buckeyes are going to win a second National Championship game in as many years, Jones has to step up his play.
Last season after taking over for the injured Barrett, Jones looked like a future NFL prospect. This year there are quite a few issues that the Buckeyes’ quarterback has to iron out if he wants to remain an NFL prospect moving forward.
Expect to see the Buckeyes continue winning games consistently and to see Jones step his game up. There are no reasons that he should be struggling the way he is, but continuing to figure out the offense and improve chemistry with his teammates will help him take a leap forward.
Jones can’t afford to let negativity bring him down, especially negativity from a social media platform full of pathetic and angry people.
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