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Bruce Carter back in starting lineup after benching; lesson learned and motivated to prove himself

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl You already know why I'm here Staff Member

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    According to a source, the Cowboys wanted to teach Carter a lesson for his lack of effort in a poor outing against the Chargers two weeks ago so they demoted him behind Ernie Sims in last Sunday's game against the Broncos.

    Sims confirmed on Friday that Carter is back in the starting lineup at the weakside linebacker and in the nickel, though Sims will likely start at strongside linebacker for an injured Justin Durant against the Redskins.

    Carter denies that he was giving less than 100 percent but acknowledges that he was thinking too much as continues to adjust to the new defensive scheme which prevented him from playing fast, thus making it look like he wasn't given great effort.

    Read more here:
    http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.co...n-learned-and-motivated-to-prove-himself.html
  2. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I know is high school these guys can get by strictly on athletic ability.

    And probably to a large degree in college as well.

    But in the NFL, there is a LOT for them to learn. No longer are they the dominant athlete like in high school and college.

    He'll figure it out, .. he looks like he is going to be a good one.
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  3. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    You bet he's going to start. He's our best run defender, and we are playing a running team!
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  4. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I'm willing to give the guy a second chance. He's too talented to give up on.
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  5. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited that Lee and Carterwill both be in on this game. I can recall wk 17 where they were both missed.
  6. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    Lets just hope he comes ready to play Sunday night.
  7. elcowboi

    elcowboi Active Member

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    It seems like he has learned his lesson. Hopefully it translates to the field.
  8. tomsanders921

    tomsanders921 Well-Known Member

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    I have to say he has been a HUGE disappoint so far this season. I am not saying he's terrible, but last year he was flat out balling before he got hurt.

    he was getting better and better every week until he got hurt. This year has been a struggle
  9. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    LBs have to show up big Sunday night. Skins will likely want to feature Morris heavily in the run game.
  10. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    I know we talk about older players being "progress stoppers," but what about older coaches with schemes that don't fit the players' abilities?
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  11. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Get it done Bruce
  12. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if bruce working at MLB and sean lee working at wlb would be better for our defense. Just thinking
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  13. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Cowboys should not be so quick to return Carter to the WILL position if Dallas remains a 4-3 under. He needs to earn that position back. Play Carter at the SAM until he shows the requisite effort and play making. And he makes more sense playing SAM with his pass rushing ability, will cover bigger receivers instead of small shifty RBs, plus the run will come at him so he does not have to run and chase (seemingly a problem). Keep Sims at the WILL another week or two. His experience as a WILL in this defense allows him to play fast and should help Lee and Carter better acclimate. Constantly switching guys, even for cause, will disrupt continuity and more importantly, progress.

    Besides, forgiving Carter so quickly sends the wrong message. Let him earn the coveted WILL position.

    And Cowboys should be replacing the LBs with DBs when they go to the dime anyway so LB coverage issues should be minimized. Wait .... Cowboys do not have a dime package. o_O
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  14. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Does Claiborne get his job back?

    *ducks*
  15. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

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    I thought this scheme was simpler for these guys. What gives?
  16. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I believe the LB core will be ok, switching to this Tampa 2 scheme is going to be an adjustment.
  17. tico

    tico Active Member

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    Come on Bruce get in there and create havoc..I want to see that guy who took over when Lee got hurt last year...
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  18. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    this is a running team we are playing, thus, Carter has to be in there...I can see the trio accounting for something like 30 total tackles in this game
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Carter is ideal vs that Redskins offense.
    Not so much, yet, vs the Broncos.

    Two entirely different animals
  20. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Carter fits, it just hasn't "clicked" for him yet.

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