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A downfield throw to Escobar

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CATCH17, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    A sign of life from this guy!

    Also he had his guy completely outmatched on that jump ball.


    Let's see more of this please. Don't just make him run these shorter routes. Let's get him down the middle of the field and let him go up and get a pass.


    I've hated the pick since Pre-season but the 1 thing that has stood out about him is his hands. He catches everything.
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  2. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    That was a nice call and a great job by Tony and the offense of getting the ball snapped before the LB could run across the field and get into position. The Rams really screwed up by not calling a TO there with Witherspoon getting on the field late and Tony and the offense took advantage of it.
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  3. shank

    shank Member

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    I am just happy we don't have to read any 'bust' post for a week.
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  4. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    You cannot. Ask a mod to do it for you or just post a request in the thread. Generally someone will see it.
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  5. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    and you'll see a lot more of it if the guy actually makes plays that not every TE in the NFL could just as easily make that didn't cost a 2nd rounder.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    That was a really heads-up play by Tony. We scored later on that same play to Harris, too. It's a good route for us in that situation.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Escobar did a nice job out there. He is a rookie regardless of his draft selection. Cowboys like him, see a future with him and given him frame I think he will become bigger and stronger as time goes on. Others may have picked another player if it where their call to make but it is not our call to make. I may have gone a different direction but the pick was made and I support Escobar and look forward to seeing him improve over the course of his career.
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  8. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    I love the mismatches we can create on both sides. Putting Escobar on the opposite side of Dez near the end zone is smart. If they want to double or triple Dez there we can go to Esco like we did. He just needs to learn to stay in bounds on those fades and Tony can improve on putting them in a little better spot.

    Catch17 you are right that dude's hands are like superglue
  9. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    I was gonna post an opinion, cause I missed the game. But did I see the offense actually throw the ball down the seams twice and score a TD twice, once to Escobar and the other to Harris? What I deceived by a fantasy or it actually happened?
  10. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I'll take this even further and say can we please throw the ball downfield to everyone more?

    Seems like we have the personel to be a very explosive passing offense, but we run short routes constantly.

    Open it up already!
  11. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    It actually happened and get this.... We got up to the line and didn't audible and wait for the playclock to role down to 1 the entire game.
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  12. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    That's where the mismatches are, on Escobar's TD he was going against a smaller LB, on Harris' TD he had a DB on him, and it was a great throw in a tight window. The whole middle of the field was open all game, and they finally threw the ball there.
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  13. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Wow... I'm impressed by actual coaching changes that seem to recognize flaws in previous game plans...
  14. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Active Member

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    Agreed, but the short passing game helps us chew up TOS - kinda like a successful running game. Besides, I don't think they'll open up the offense until Romo's ribs are right again. I think it was the Giants game (?) whereas Dez burned his man badly - and Romo under threw him. Shoulda been 6.

    I think we'll take our shots downfield more often when Romo's ribs are feeling much better. JMO
  15. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    College scouting report on Escobar:

    Great hands; check
    Huge catch radius: check
    Adept at finding holes in zones: check
    Matchup problem for smaller defenders: check
    Cant block: check

    So far he is everything the college scouts said he was. I only see him getting better and a nice red zone threat where they can always use help.
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    How the heck is Gavin Escobar adept at finding holes in zones in the NFL? When did this happen?
  17. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Gosh man the dude said so far. You really look for the worst and then say things in the most boorish way
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  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    How has he done that so far, is what I'm asking. He out ran a late arriving slow LB for a TD on a blown coverage. That's not adept at finding holes in zones.
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Good point. Not sure Witten can get down the seam like he has in the past any more. We know what happens when we don't stretch the field.
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  20. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Hey, it might have been an easy read, but he found the hole in the zone that play, lol.

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