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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Latest Cowboys headlines: OTAs are scheduled for Monday -Wednesday at Valley Ranch; Cowboys expect second-year safety J.J. Wilcox to start; Nickel Defense is now ‘the norm.’

    The third round of OTAs kicks off today. The players will practice at Valley Ranch from Monday through Wednesday this week. Here's an overview of other key Cowboys offseason dates:

    OTAs: June 9-12
    Mandatory Minicamp: June 17-19
    Oxnard Training Camp: July 23-Aug 14
    Season Opener: Sept 7

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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Nickel Defense is not the norm. Interesting comment.
  3. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    I wish my uncle still had that house in Oxnard.
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Me, too. I'd join yah and buy all your drinks and meal.
  5. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    No info from today's ota?
  6. guag

    guag Right Kind of Guy

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    Closed to the media today maybe?
  7. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    His quote was more in reference to how often his team was in nickel last season (66%) and the need to have three quality corners, even four to remain competitive. That's not surprising seeing as DEN generally had the lead and had to protect it with their nickel pass D but Del Rio didn't say the nickel has taken over for the standard 4-3's and 3-4 D's. I thought that would be the way of the league a couple of seasons ago tbh (nickel hybrid D's becoming the standard D) but running games are relied on heavily in the playoffs; even more so with SEA/SF throwback Offenses.
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  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Well, all teams are having to play SPs and they all need 3-4 corners and 2-3 safeties. We probably should have a SP Mike IMO although I don't know who'd it be.
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  9. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    A sub with Church as the nickel Mike? I actually like the sound of that. Ideally, we could have Carter use his athleticism in coverage and get Church closer to the line. Back to Madden for me:D
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  10. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    This has been discussed. I think Church can do it. I liked the idea of having Ernie Sims do it until I figured out he couldn't play with any discipline and didn't have the instincts to make plays.

    Durant could be the Nickel Mike. Carter might could do it if his coverage ability gets better. I have a feeling Holloman can do it but I don't know that just suspect it. He still needs more seasoning.
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  11. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Put down your controller and go back to sleep. :p
  12. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It's highly likely that 2 of the following are the Nickel LBs: Carter, Holloman, Durant.
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I was thinking of one high Mike playing pass with the ability to come up in run support; that assumes 3-4 DL and 6-7 DBs.
  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The Nickel has 2 LBs. One LB is the Dime defense.
  15. guag

    guag Right Kind of Guy

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    Speaking of Madden, wanna hear something funny? BW Webb and Sterling Moore are currently 2 of my top 3 CBs (they have developed quite well actually lol)
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  16. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    We're just talking SPs here of all types. What do you call a package without a LB? Or one high LB and 3 down lineman? They use multiple SPs. Not all Nickel packages have the same personnel or scheme and neither does the Dime.
  17. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    I really haven't played as much Madden the last few years but still dabble :D. That is one of the perks to the game in developing the team "your way" that I still have some fun with (Carter is a beast as a nickel rusher as well:confused:). They kinda lost me when they took out the editing of positions.
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  18. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Word is they're practicing football and everyone is surprisingly awesome. ;0)
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  19. Cas2800

    Cas2800 Active Member

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    Think you read it wrong. it says "Nickel Defense is NOW ‘the norm.’

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