What is a ‘Playmaker?’

Homerism’s statement that OU “lacks an offensive playmaker” in my last post on the outlook for OU’s season stirred up some debate about OU’s personnel.

“Playmakers” are few and far between. Ninety-eight times out of 100, they’re undoubtedly the most dangerous guy on the field. Offensive coordinators fall all over themselves trying to get their playmakers the ball. Defensive coordinators stay up all night trying to figure out how to stop them. They can disarm you with their looks, or their hands, either way.
Think Reggie Bush, Rocket Ismail, Vince Young, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin.
OU has plenty of talent, but no one who is in that pantheon right now. At least not yet.

3 Responses to “What is a ‘Playmaker?’”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The closest thing to a playmaker that we have is DM when he's 100%. Jermaine or Ryan Broyles.


  2. Anonymous Says:

    While he may not be the classic definition of a "playmaker" Big Game is a match up nightmare… especially in a formation where 3 wides, including Madu, and DM are on the field. If OU goes to him on the goal line fail in the MNC last year, it's a different outcome.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    A healthy DeMarco Murray is a playmaker. We'll know by about 6:30pm on Saturday if that's the case.

    Also, I think Ryan Broyles is poised to become one. Granted, you can't count your chickens before they hatch.

    QB's aside, I'd take either of those two over anyone on Texas's offensive roster.


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