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Can Church Play SLB?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Teague31, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Seems like he is big enough and from I've read the SLB in this scheme needs to have strong coverage skills. Not saying he has strong coverage skills for a DB but for a LB he'd be pretty good.
  2. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I thought about this as well. It would be interesting to test out.
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I've suggested that this could be an option. The problem is that they don't have anybody to play Safety at the moment.
  4. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Didn't we think the same thing about Roy Williams?
  5. CowboysLaw87

    CowboysLaw87 Active Member

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    Interesting. Lets say we get a Vaccaro/Cyprien and want to get our best (fastest) lineup on the field. Could we do something like...

    WOLB- Church
    MLB- Lee
    SOLB- Carter

    SS- Johnson
    FS- Vaccaro/Cyprien

    Would be a very, very inexperienced lineup. Literally every position listed would be filled by guys who have never played there before. And our starting S's have never played a down. Sensabaugh could be the SS though. A bit out there, but a thought considering how Monte loves his front 7 so fast.
  6. dart

    dart Benched

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    Can or will he be able to play ??????????????
  7. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Church would be the SOLB and Carter WOLB. You want your fastest guy playing WOLB because he typically has the most ground to cover, since most runs go to the strong side, and I think Carter is actually faster than Church.
  8. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Did you see any of his play the past year? I don't want him on the field on defense at all. He's a pretty good special teams player (wouldn't mind losing him though in all honesty) but against the run and pass he's just not that good.
  9. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Church only played a couple of games, and he was pretty good before he got hurt. Sure you're not talking about McCray?
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Yes (he was playing extremely well in preseason up until he was hurt, the coaches have even commented on that fact), you apparently did not or are getting him confused with Danny McCray.
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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  12. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    If he's healthy he will make a better SS than a LB.
  13. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    You obviously didn't.

    Only explanation would be confusing him with McCray.
  14. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    I know Carter is faster than Church the moment Rivers ran him down from behind.
  15. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    No. No amount of biscuits will turn him into an NFL LB.
  16. AKATheRake

    AKATheRake Well-Known Member

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    Barry Church is playing at safety for the Dallas Cowboys in 2013-2014 season.
  17. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    That's right. He is going to be fun to watch this year
  18. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Don't know about SLB, but I know he was playing pretty well at S before he got hurt. I think he's our starting S for a long time if he hasn't lost his range.
  19. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    He's not a Will and he's too little to play Sam. He's a SS.
  20. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Where do people get this notion that Church played well before the injury ? Did he play awful? No. Did he have a pretty good training camp? Yes. But did he play "well" before getting injured? He had 6 whole tackles in 3 games, 0 passes defended, 0 forced fumbles, 0 interceptions. The team gave him an extension based on what they saw in camp which was/is a gamble. Heck, I saw it up close and personal, he played his butt off in camp. He also had little or no competition. Brodney Pool showed up out of shape, Matt Johnson couldn't put two healthy practice reps together, and Danny McCray has the instincts of a tree stump.

    Now you throw in he has to return from a torn achilles and that the team is going to a scheme dependent on Safeties being able to cover and I think the kid is in trouble.

    I get that we as Cowboy fans HOPE he's a player but HOPE shouldn't be the strategy of our Front Office. If we have an opportunity to address and upgrade the Safety position this off-season, we absolutely must. If Church is the player some of you insist he is, he should have no problem beating out the (real) competition brought in.

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