Barber and Jones formation

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by joseephuss, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I liked that Dallas utilized a split backfield with both Marion and Julius on the field at the same time. They only did it a couple of times and both Julius motioned out of the back field. I think they will build on having them both back there. It gives them some flexibility.
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    I think those plays stunk. It's like having Hershel and TD in the same backfield. It's useless.

    Flexibility is one thing ... but it's more important to have a dedicated battering ram instead.
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    It was never useless having Walker and Dorsett on the field at the same time for a few plays a game. I don't see it as a primary formation. That would not work, but it does work to mix it in a few plays. That is the flexibility I am talking about. Similar to mixing in Tyson Thompson a few plays a game. This builds on the dedicated battering ram that I agree with you is more important. If Dallas can't estabish that first, then they can't build on anything.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    BP does not use the FB in the same manner. Looking at this past FB they have been guys like Keith Byers and Anderson guys who are more than just a dedicated blocker.
  5. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    A dedicated battering ram ....... ?

    I'm not sure I get your point.

    Are you saying that having both of them in the backfield takes away from the stability of having a set starter? If so, we really don't have that anyway considering JJ starts but Barber plays on most passing downs and ocassionally takes some of the load off other times as well.

    Or are you saying that it is more important to have a fullback to act as a "battering ram" by opening holes and grinding out tough inside yards. If that's the case, we really don't have that either - at least not consistently. We do use a TE in the backfield for that purpose at times.

    I guess the thing that puzzles me is why you feel we can't do both - mix it up a little where we do the split backfield ocassionally and use a power formation other times. Obviously since the split backfield was only used a couple of times it wasn't meant to replace the power sets.

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