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Broaddus FO thinks they are set at safety

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by RS12, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I liked the pick when it was made, but he needs to put on a substantial amount of muscle this offseason. He looked like a boy among men last season.
  2. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I believe in the philosophy that if you feel as an organization you have a position of strength or stabilization, ADD to it and make it stronger. Garrett has paraphrased this line of thinking in the past, but then you have idiot Jerry Jones being interviewed in the media and essentially saying that they're okay at safety. It's a conflict of interest between owner and coach and that's why we've been consistently mediocre for a long time now.
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    He doesn't need to gain that much. He's a free safety, naturally.
  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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  5. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    They've already said they reached for Johnson too.
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  7. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    The safety play was a complete and utter joke last season. It cost them at least two games. Yea, they may improve but I dont get why you would bet the season on it. There has to be at least an average veteran out there that can come in and help solidify the spot next to Church.
  8. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Looking into the inner workings of the Dallas Front Office is like watching an old school Ernest Bourgnine flick, its cheesy and you know its not going to end well for anyone.
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  9. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    Actually, that's what I would do in the Cowboys position if they believe they have something good in the young players at Safety. Bring is a veteran while the young guys (hopefully) improve. Preferably a veteran who is cheap enough to move on from if the young Safeties step up.
  10. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I think you build from the inside out. If there is a choice between a DL ans a safety...you take a DL.

    Clinton-Dix and Pryor are nice prospects, but I can think of quite a few DL I'd take ahead of them.
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  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    No, but I am sure he picks up enough flavor of the moment that he can be accurate half the time.

    I have no doubt we are happy where we are at safety. Too many recent resources, too many reasons to be "optimistic".
  12. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    The plan for this draft should be to fix both sides of the trenches on offense and defense. Defense first. We need a passrushing DE. WDE, and tackle. We also a guard or tackle in the later rounds. If we spend the 1st 5 picks on fixing the trenches in this draft I'll be happy. Please no glory picks in the 1st or 2nd. We can use those for later.
  13. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    They should think they're safe. If you spent a 3rd rounder JUST last season on Wilcox, and you locked Barry Church up long term and you still haven't cut Matt Johnson than that tells me you think you are set at safety. If you thought Wilcox was worthy of a 3rd rounder last year than you should feel the same now.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    Not that race makes a player good, bad, or ugly, but Barry Church is not white. Jakar Hamilton is not white. JJ Wilcox is not white. Jeff Heath is white, but he was not picked. He signed as a UDFA.

    The only white Safety we have picked in at least 7 years is Matt Johnson, and no one knows if he can play or not at this point. If he can it won't have anything to do with the color of his skin.

    Very ignorant post.
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  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Sure we are. After all, it's the 11th hour. The draft is over. All mini camps are finished. Training camp is over. Pre-season games are done. The final cuts have been made. We start the new season tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh wait..............
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  16. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    I actually think the guys we have could be decent Safeties. Church is already solid and an excellent open field tackler. A year under their belt should help Heath and Wilcox a bunch too. Let's remember that Wilcox has not played the position very long and although he shouldn't have played as much as he did last year, he should benefit from the experience.

    I am not as down on Heath as much as most either. He has the skill set to be a solid player. He needs some time.

    Johnson might be a player too but I have all but given up hope of "Blown Glass" staying anywhere near the field.
  17. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    We have not had an impact safety since Woodey left. I guess Roy Williams was decent until he got paid. Maybe Church and Wilcox can show us something if we can fix the pass rush.
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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  19. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    Well put. They may not want to spend a high pick on the position but they shouldn't ignore it either if a safety is the best player on their board in the middle/late rounds.
  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Is there a link to Jerry saying that they were set at Safety? Many reports came out that they would have drafted a safety in the 1st round if the player that they liked had been available. Broaddus referenced it multiple times.

    The DLine appeared to just about everyone to have as much talent as just about any position prior to the draft.

    What position would have been better if all of those guys were healthy? The OLine looked like a much bigger question mark at this time last year as compared to the DLine. Bern and Free had been terrible in 2012 and Leary had never taken a snap in a real NFL game.

    The after the fact emotions about the DLine just don't match up with the facts.
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