You can be proud of the focus, effort and results of today's intersquad Blue White scrimmage in the Alamo Dome
--The day started out at the teams Hotel as a bumped into Coach Ryan as he was getting on the team bus. He was focused and ignored the fans today. He has a sandwich in one hand and a Gatorade in his other. I admit to wanting to lose 10 lbs myself, however this dude is ready for delivery and day.
--Coach Garrett started the day by speaking with the entire team. I scanned the faces of each player with my binoculars and DID NOT see any poor facial expressions. It was clear who was in charge.
--9 Romo, Tony QB 6-2 227 9 Eastern Illinois is a top QB in this league--period. He is special when the pocket breaks down. Who has a quicker release in the NFL? That is what I thought.....
Tony played a very solid game and he our unquestioned leader and hope for any playoff appearances.
--16 Holley, Jesse WR 6-2 216 2 North Carolina played his best today since his arrival to S.A. He got hit just as the ball arrived and used his body to protect the ball for a nice first down. He caught another nice pass picking the ball off the carpet. Job well done today for the Holley fans.
--26 Thomas, Josh CB 5-11 188 R Buffalo is a player and we should praise our draft dept for this pick. He really fills the whole immediately when recognizing a run. He hit Tanner hard today. This kid already tackles better then Prime Time. Now, that is where the comparisions stop, but this kid shows great ball skills and really makes up ground on the Wr when the ball is in the air. I just feel very good about this player.
-- 35 Miller, Lonyae RB 6-0 232 1 Fresno State was the CrazyCowboy MVP of the Blue/White scrimmage. I reported last week about #34 Tanner catching my eye and he did do some nice things. However, he has hit the wall with dead legs. On the other hand #35 Miller is turning into a stud and I predict he made the team today. Sorry Choice fans but the right choice is for Coach Garrett to promote Miller to #3. He is fast, tough as nails, runs with heart and even has a little high stepping style when in the open field. Someone high up should be bragging on this kid soon.
--47 Albright, Alex LB 6-5 257 R Boston College is making a strong case to make this team. He is tall and lanky, but all Chris Carter used to do was catch TD passes. All Albright can do is find the football. He knocked down another pass, made several tackles and you could hear players and coaches cheering his effort on the field today. We have some tough choices at LB position for Coach Ryan.
--58 Lemon, Orie LB 6-1 244 R Oklahoma St really brings a load of whoop a$$ to the party. Man, he filled the hole on multiple occassions today echoing the resulting hit throughout the Dome. He first got my attention Friday with some hard hits and he has continued throughout the weekend. Man, I really like this guy also, but I am afraid we do not have room for all these new LBs.
--62 Arkin, David G 6-5 307 R Missouri State did an outstanding job today hanging in there and not letting all of the blitzing confuse him. He is strong as reported and in time I believe he will be in the starting lineup. Solid player.
--77 Smith, Tyron OT 6-5 307 R Southern California has imporved significantly everyday of camp. He puts in extra work with the coaches, Ware, Ratliff and Free that I have witnessed. Great work ethic and attitude. He DID NOT allow Ware or anyone close to that name to our QB during the live action. By far his BEST day as a Pro. Today, I believe his NFL lights got brighter. We have and future All Pro on our team!
--DEZ is amazing.....that is all I am going to say! If we can keep his pants pulled up and his bling bling payments up to date......he will be the best in the NFL.
--85 Ogletree, Kevin WR 6-1 187 3 Virginia deserves props today. He played a very good game and laid good evidence as to why he should be Coach Garretts choice for the #3 wideout. He ran percise routes and made a beautiful first down catch accross the middle of the field from ROMO. His route running has really improved and that could be from working with our new Wr Coach from Green Bay. We all seen how good those wideouts looked that he coached up!
--98 Coleman, Kenyon DE 6-5 295 11 UCLA is strong as a mule. His arms are simply the biggest on the team that I could see from my 50 yd line seat. Seriously, he is strong at playing the run. I saw him throw the G to the ground and grab the running back and slam him to the carpet. Ryan might be on to something bringing this tough guy on.
--28 Jones, Felix RB 5-10 219 4 Arkansas folks Grandpa looks ready to get his groove thing on. Man, he is quick to the hole, waits on his lineman to engage the block and then bang, Felix is GONE! He is going to be a top Fantasy back this year if you enjoy that stuff and I believe he could be had for a great value as other then Cowboy fans will not expect the improvement from him this year.
Ok, those are the players who caught my eye today in a positive way.
However, I must report to you the negative.
I am very concerned with our defensive secondary. Why? because when our young offensive lineman picked up the blitzes, ROMO made the 1st team D secondary look like a fish out of water.
I like Ryan alot, however, he and I can talk all the smack talk we want too, but we better start finding some players who can cover a WR. Now, for the record....Jenkins did sit out. But, literally 3 times ROMO found Wr's wide open from blown coverages for easy 1st downs.
Maybe, they are still learning the Ryan packages and that is understandable. I guess I am a little GUN SHY from last years record Defensive performances for points allowed.
Ok, I would really like to hear back from you smart Zoners as to why our DEFENSE will be better then last year. Yes, I know we added Ryan, Elam, and are starting Lee etc.....but I am a little concerned after watching ROMO light them up today with a 2nd string center and a Rookie RT.