News: Archer: Scouting the Browns: Garcia, Winslow and more

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  1. LaTunaNostra

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    Scouting the Browns: Garcia, Winslow and more

    09:26 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 14, 2004

    By TODD ARCHER / The Dallas Morning News

    COWBOYS (0-1) vs. CLEVELAND (1-0)

    3:15 p.m. Sunday at Texas Stadium

    Line: Cowboys by 4

    TV/Radio: Ch. 11; KLUV-FM (98.7), KFLC-AM (1270, in Spanish)


    Jeff Garcia: He is an accurate thrower but does not possess the strongest of arms, so there are some routes that will be off-limits to the Cleveland offense. But he can improvise and create a lot on his own with his mobility, just as Daunte Culpepper did Sunday at Minnesota. Also, Garcia does not make many mistakes. He has never thrown more interceptions than touchdown passes in a season.

    Kenard Lang:
    The defensive end opened the season against Baltimore with three sacks, which equaled or bettered his total in two of his eight seasons. It seems Lang has found a home in Dave Campo's defense. He had a career-high eight sacks and 79 tackles last season. He is more of a speed rusher than a power player, but at 280 pounds he can be physical against the run.

    Anthony Henry: After tying for the NFL lead in interceptions with 10 as a rookie in 2001, Henry totaled three in the last two seasons. But he had an interception vs. Baltimore to start the season Sunday. At 6-1, 205, he is big for a cornerback and played mostly free safety in college. He has decent speed and can make plays on the ball, but he is not the most physical player.

    Did you know? History favors the Browns on Sunday, although much of it is of the ancient variety. Cleveland holds a 17-10 advantage in the series. But this will be the first meeting since these "new" Browns joined the league in 1999, replacing the team that moved to Baltimore after the 1995 season. The Cowboys have lost two of their last three debuts against expansion teams (Carolina, Jacksonville and Houston).


    Why him?

    He was perhaps the most gifted athlete and best player in the draft, but he was selected No. 6 overall. He brings an attitude to an offense that needs an attitude. He caught four passes for 39 yards in the season opener vs. Baltimore, and quarterback Jeff Garcia has always used the tight end in his career.

    How he does it

    He has the skills to be a Pro Bowler for years to come. He has the perfect combination of size (6-5, 250) and speed, which makes him a matchup problem for any kind of defense. He can run by linebackers and run over safeties. He has very good hands and is willing to make the tough catch in traffic. He is not a dominant blocker, but he is willing.

    How to stop him

    Be physical. He is still a young player, and young players are prone to letting emotions get the better part of them. He can be tricked into some retaliation-type penalties. The best way to slow him down is to get a jam on him off the line of scrimmage. He can be nearly impossible to block if he gets a full head of steam.

    What about him?
    His father is Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, who redefined the tight end position in the 1980s. Twice Kellen Sr. led the NFL in catches (1980 and ’81), and his 541 yards are second most in San Diego history. He also holds the team records for catches in a game with 15 and touchdowns in a game with five. The younger Winslow was a decorated high school athlete, playing receiver, tight end and defensive end. He also averaged 39 yards per punt, with a long of 85.
  2. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    Adams will shut him down IMO. Last week, Ogden was out so Lang was going against Brooks. Brooks is not very good and that is putting it nicely.
  3. 2much2soon

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    Somewhere Terrell Owens is giggling over this line...
  4. Roughneck

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    Damn, I didn't even catch that one the first time around.


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