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Any chance Demetrius Bell could see time at guard

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by theranchsucks, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Benched

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    Why not give him a look at guard. I don't see the harm in it. Leonard Davis made the switch about the same time in his career as Bell and succeeded for a good 4 years there. Why not give it a shot.
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I could see them trying him there if they keep him; however, I doubt if they make the move in the preseason.
  3. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Possible I suppose, but I think he needs to get in shape before they even think about working him in at another position.

    Leonard worked at guard because he was such a powerful guy and a mauler. I dont know that Bell has the same strength, and I dont know that he has the feet to be a good interior blocker in a ZBS.
  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    From what Bell has said it sounds like he has his hands full playing RT instead of the left side which he is used to. He has enough to master at this point. He has worked hard to get in shape and my guess is there is more of a chance of seeing him overtake Parnell as the back-up with Parnell getting cut. Let's see how he looks the next two games.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    And Leonard Davis had more talent.

    Some seem to think Bigg was a "car-wreck" at OT and he wasn't. He wasn't as good as his draft grade but he was more than a serviceable OT. Bell has been a "car-wreck" at OT. Last year he was far worse than Doug Free ever thought of being.

    I doubt Bell has the talent to make it a guard.
  6. xwalker

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    FYI on Bell's weight:

    At the combine in 2008: 303 (Height 6-5).

    When he joined the Cowboys: 350

    Now: 328

    Last year (listed): 311
  7. Nirvana

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  8. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    how is going to play Tackle anymore if his feet are too slow?
    theranchsucks and Titleist like this.
  9. xwalker

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    I've reviewed his play from last year on the Coaches Film. He didn't appear to have slow feet. His issue was terrible technique and lack of awareness.

    He did look sluggish in the Cowboys-Cardinals game, but he is still 15 lbs over last years playing weight.
  10. CowboysLegend365

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    I don't see why we couldn't give it a chance. If he is any worse than the horrible hopefuls, just move him back.
  11. CheapietheCheapskate

    CheapietheCheapskate New Member

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    I saw him order an entire bucket of KFC in the offseason. Dude loves to eat!
  12. MichaelWinicki

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    Why waste the time doing it?

    He's not going to be better than Leary, Bern, Arkin and Livings at guard.

    And I have my doubts that he's better than Kowalski.

    But really you aren't going to see more than 4 guards carried on the roster any way.

    I'm not sure they'll keep him as a 4th tackle.
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That was your typical garbage response from Broaddus. If you have ever had the feet to play OT, you've had good enough feet to play OG.
  14. BigD5

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    The illegitimate kid of Karl Malone
  15. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Benched

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    How do you know he can't be any better than those 4.........in my mind I don't see how he could be any worse than all of them minus Leary.
  16. BigD5

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    Karl Malone's illegitimate kid
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    OK... YOU can't see how he could be any worse.

    I'll take that on advisement.
  18. CowboysLegend365

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    He's not going to be better than Leary, Bern, Arkin and Livings at guard.

    And I have my doubts that he's better than Kowalski.

    But really you aren't going to see more than 4 guards carried on the roster any way.

    I'm not sure they'll keep him as a 4th tackle.[/quote]

    Thank you!!!

    Bernadeau has been decent this preseason, Arkin has been what we thought he was (weak) and Kevin K and Livings have been what we thought they were (always injured). how is it wasting time when the guards who's reps he'd be taking right now, have no shot at making the team...hello! NO risk, high reward.
  19. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    From the department of redundancy department.
  20. FiveRings

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    I don't know if he can or can't, but I just don't think he's good enough. If he has a role on this team, it's as a swing tackle, and I like a younger, higher upside Parnell much, much more.

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