Clemson Safety – ‘We Definitely Have Faced Quarterbacks Better than JT’

By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Wednesday, December 28

Clemson Safety: ‘We Definitely Have Faced Quarterbacks Better than JT’ — Ohio State doesn’t need bulletin board material to get motivated for a playoff game. But when your opponent’s starting senior safety Jadar Johnson questions the ability of JT Barrett, well  that isn’t likely to go unnoticed. Here’s what Johnson said yesterday about JT via Eric Seger, “We definitely have faced quarterbacks better than him. I feel like if we can limit him on the ground with his running, that we’ll be pretty good. I don’t think he’s a very accurate passer. I’m not taking anything away from him, he’s definitely a good player but I feel like his strong point is on his legs. If we can limit him with that we’ll be able to play…That was a little different then because I feel like Braxton Miller can throw a little bit better than J.T. Barrett. I’m not really strong on J.T. Barrett’s arm. I don’t think he can really throw that well. Not saying he can’t throw it all, he definitely can put it out there but I definitely feel like Braxton Miller was a better thrower than him.” Ohio State remains a 3 point favorite against Clemson.

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