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Audio: Audio: Brett Maxie talks Alan Ball with Coop and Nate

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by dcfanatic, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. dcfanatic

    dcfanatic Benched

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    Brett Maxie talks Alan Ball with Coop and Nate



    So far in training camp Alan Ball has been doing his job. He's not had an interception just yet, but he has had some pass breakups which is a great sign that he has range at the Free Safety spot.

    Here's his position coach Brett Maxie talking about camp so far with Coop and Nate from ESPNDallas...

    Coach Maxie on Coop and Nate

    This defensive secondary has not had a lot of luck when it comes to tipped passes over the last few seasons. And they don't have the greatest hands either. Yes, I am talking to you Terence Newman.

    If these guys can come up with more interceptions it's going to only make them that more dominant. I know they are trying as hard they can to come up with INT's, but I think we need to see some more chances taken by the CB's if they have help over the top.
     
  2. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    I believe Ball has 1 INT
     
  3. dcfanatic

    dcfanatic Benched

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    Does he? Did it happen today?

    I think I read yesterday that he had none so far.
     
  4. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    no, it wasn't today..

    there was a mix up..and I am still not sure what happened..

    some people awarded Wall with the INT others awarded it to Ball..idiot reporters cant tell the difference between #30 and #20..so I am not sure what happened..I personally gave it to Ball lol
     
  5. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I also remember Ball being credited with an INT about 5 or so days ago.

    Like Glorydays said... it could have been just a mistake by TimmyMac when he meant to write Wall.
     
  6. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Bret makes a good point about it being harder to get INTs when you're playing man coverage. All things considered I like the man coverage with our guys because they are well suited to play it. I definitely like the press coverage better than playing 10 yards off the receivers, regardless of the coverage scheme.
     
  7. dcfanatic

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    Oh definitely.

    Man coverage will discourage QB's from even throwing some passes because they see a defender right on a guys hip. Plus we know some QB's aren't the most accurate.
     
  8. newnationcb

    newnationcb Well-Known Member

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    He's been reported to have 2. I think I read the same thing that he has none and that was by Archer; I think he was mistaken.

    Ball was credited for one one the 2nd or 3rd day of camp off a deflection. All sources reported that accurately with no discrepancies.

    Then he was credited for jumping a curl route to crayton that was a late throw from Kitna for a diving interception. Mcmahon initially credited that to Wall but later on changed it to Ball. Other sources said it was Ball who had the pick. Archer later than day in his observations credited it to Wall.
     
  9. dcfanatic

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    Oh yeah. I now remember that one where he jumped the route to Crayton.
     
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Ball will be ok. I don't think we have a ballhawking safety.
     
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    We need one Ball sucks! :laugh2:
     

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