News: Bob Sturm: The Morning After: Cowboys 34, Rams 7 (3-3)

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    The Cowboys were able to play the ultimate "get well" game against a team that is lousy at full strength, but without their own starting QB, the St Louis Rams might as well have saved gas and stayed put on Sunday. Instead, they joined their local baseball team in travels to Arlington, Texas, and also joined the Cardinals in defeat on Sunday afternoon. But, unlike the Cardinals, the nature of the Rams defeat was such that one could certainly call into question the conviction that many of the players - especially on that Rams' defense in the 2nd half - possessed once the game started to get away from them.

    Nevertheless, the Cowboys must play the 16 opponents set up in front of them, and thanks to the rotation of the NFL schedule that allows them to play Seattle, Miami, and Arizona in the next little stretch, there should be more of these performances ahead. The type where one must clearly understand the object of the game is not to accumulate style points. Simply to exit the stadium in relatively solid health and most importantly with the win.

    There is no question the big discussion about the events at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday revolve around the play of the running game. The running game has stunted the growth of this offense at every turn. Before Sunday, the Cowboys were amongst the very worst teams in the NFL in many rushing categories.

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  2. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    I never liked the single back sets. Get the brusher FB in there.

    I don't like using a backup TE as lead blocker either. The TE's are too tall and don't get good leverage in their blocks. The FB's are better suited as battering rams.

    Get both FB and HB in the backfield. That's how we did it for decades.
  3. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Lead full backs are key to winning the smash mouth war!
  4. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I think many are underestimating the impact of this. Not saying zone blocking is not as good, but not sure Houck is the guy to coach that type of blocking scheme, at least not on a championship level.

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