Audio: Ken Hamlin says Ball can become playmaker

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  1. dcfanatic

    dcfanatic Benched

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    Ken Hamlin says Ball can become playmaker

    Got a chance to record Ken Hamlin on Sirius NFL Radio tonight and as usual he was pretty complimentary about his old team...

    Ken Hamlin talks Cowboys and Ravens

    Hamlin was always about being a professional and making sure he was going to be in the game for a while. He's only supposed to be a backup in Baltimore, but you never know if Ed Reed will be able to stay healthy.

    I would love to see a Cowboys vs Ravens Super Bowl this year and him playing Free Safety for them. And then I would love to see Felix Jones breaking two long TD runs in Cowboys Stadium against him and the Ravens defense as the Cowboys go on to win the championship.

    Left pinky. I would give my left pinky to see that scenario play out, lol.
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Ball is doomed then.
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    He was doomed before this interview, though. I read it right here - OJ Atogwe is a TOP 3 SAFETY in the NFL and we missed him. We missed him!!
  4. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    I would love for Ball to play great. Why not, we got two great unheralded player at QB and WR.
  5. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    We didn't listen!
  6. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Ruuuuage!!! Rue!!!! Rue!!!:laugh2:
  7. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    not me DC i dont want to see ravens and us in superbowl, ken hamlin knows our offense too much and could be deciding factor in beating us in the superbowl, as well as our defense. but i always like your articles, say maybe cowboys-broncos for revenge last year or us and patriots-i think we can take patriots now-they are old team, super as always buddy
  8. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    Hamlin would make no difference--everybody knows everybody's offense and defense until game time just like every hitter knows every pitchers repertoire
  9. ThreeSportStar80

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    Ball is rather small... I'm cautiously optomistic about his play in 2010.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    He is light in weight even though he has added some weight, but taller than many safeties at 6'01"
  11. Marktui

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    Did you think that Jerry was going to pay him 7 Million a year? Coming off a shoulder injury that sidelined him all of last year. How come when he hit the open market that he didn't get any other offers?

    I think we have a legit safety in Ball and Hamlin. I am not saying they will be top 10 safeties in the league. But do they really have to be? Ball who played corner has coverage skills and Hamlin, who played the position in college and who showed that he could get INT's.
  12. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I hope he is right ......but I still think Mike Hamlin will be a starter soon.
  13. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    I remember Newman praising Ball as a player when he was still primarily a CB. The staff obviously felt good enough about him and our backups to not make any serious moves this off season. He played well in Ken's absence last season and I am expecting even better from Ball this season.
  14. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Ball will surprise many this season....he will make a name for himself..Close too what Miles did

    you heard it here first
  15. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Bradie James loves him, too. That's an even better sign in my book b/c Bradie's someone who places a lot of value on leadership qualities and attitude.

    I'm hoping Ball's one of those ectonmorph guys with lean muscle tissues that are just wiry and much stronger than they appear. Even in a violent game like football, those guys aren't necessarily injury prone. We'll see, because I expect good things from his play, otherwise.
  16. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Everyone knows Garrett's simplistic offense according to Ray Lewis.
  17. odog422

    odog422 Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get that from? Just curious.

    I also expect him to do well and for whatever reason, I don't think he's going to have problems holding up. I think your assessment of his body type is correct. But also I feel as I do because he's not playing a position that's going to require him to fill holes like a LB and be involved in big time collisions every play. It's funny though, you never can tell - look at Sanders in Indy. He's built like a little tank, but he can't stay healthy to save his life.
  18. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    You'll have to take my recollection for it, unless someone can back me up, but last year in training camp Bradie brought Allan Ball up unprompted in an interview saying he'd go to war with him any time and that he was a really talented player. It stuck with me because Ball was a player we'd heard the position coaches liked, but hadn't really heard anything specific about otherwise.

    I'll see if I can find the quote again, but IIRC, I looked for it before and couldn't find it.

  19. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    You missed my sarcasm - that's my bad :) No, I agree with you. I think Ball will be great - great speed, great coverage ability, big heart, young. All the qualities you need.

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