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News: Church chimes in on D's question marks

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CCBoy, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Church chimes in on D's question marks
    July, 17, 2014
    Jul 17
    PM ET
    By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

    Safety Barry Church is as close as it comes to a sure thing on a Dallas Cowboys’ defense that has a whole bunch of question marks.

    What does Church expect from some of the most prominent question marks around him? He provided his answers during a Tuesday appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM.

    On J.J. Wilcox: “Just an explosive playmaker. Those are the words that come to my mind when I think of him. This whole offseason, he was all over the place -- getting interceptions, locking up tight ends -- so I feel like he’s going to be a big playmaker for us on the back end. I’m excited to see what he can bring to the table this season.”

    On Bruce Carter: “Definitely with the loss of Sean Lee, it’s time for him to step up and be that focal point of the defense, and I feel like he’ll be able to do that. He’s making a lot of the checks out there. He’s the head of the huddle for the defense, so I feel like this offseason really generated a lot of confidence for him, and I feel like going into the season that’s going to work for him. He’s going to get better and better as the season progresses.”

    On Morris Claiborne: “To me, he’s had the best offseason out of anybody in our secondary and anybody on our defense. He’s turned his body around. He’s completely focused. Before, I would have to give him the check for the defense a couple of times. Now, I’m just like, ‘Boom, here’s the call,’ and he’s ready to roll. ... Now you’re starting to see some of the productivity he can bring to our defense.” ...
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  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    We're going to need production from all 5 guys he mentioned. Let's hope his positive outlook on each isn't just wishful thinking.
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  3. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Although the rebuild of the secondary is still in early stages...I'm thinking this group is going to make some noise, and it won't be the party favor variety.
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  4. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Well-Known Member

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    If the pass rush on the front end improves, we may see all of these to be true.
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  5. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    I have high hopes that Church is correct in his assessments of Wilcox and Claiborne. He's not the only one who has been impressed with those two. I can only hope he's right about Carter. Broaddus has offered nothing but positive reports about the performance of Carter in the OTAs and minicamps. Reportedly, he's been where he needs to be in coverage and is much more comfortable in what he's doing. Here's hoping Broaddus is right about his improvement. Our LB corps must improve for this defense to be successul in 2014. Sometimes it just takes time for youngsters like Bruce Carter to get the picture and perform. We'll see.
  6. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I don't think it's early at all. Claiborne & Carr's 3rd year here, Church's 3rd as well. Scandrick's 6th. The other safety spot is the only thing that's really up for grabs.

    I think the secondary has the talent, but at this point they haven't put it together.
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  7. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Church, Wilcox, Johnson, Dixon, Hamilton, and Heath...those safeties are young and except for Church, unproven. The safeties make up 1/2 of the secondary last time that I looked.

    I'm with you on the talent part, but the group needs both time together and time to adjust to the new system in place.
  8. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly the same thing I was thinking.
  9. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Dang. Is @CCBoy the new newsbot?
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  10. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Game demands are beyond the four starters...and quickly, youth is shown at safety.
  11. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    I do things the old fashioned way, and earn my place on a site such as this. That, and I'm in retirement mode and often awake in the wee hours of the morning. Just contributing here...you're welcome.
  12. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    CCBoy news bot
    CrazyCowboy is the "awesome to hear, thanks" bot

    notice how close their names are....
  13. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, and talk is cheap. Show us on the field what you have.
  14. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Not even on the birthday cake, Prince Charming...first, I like CC a lot...my handle was for Corpus Christi Cowboys Fan...yea, I'm down in South Texas.

    Myself, I'd keep a bottle of Don Padron in the fridge and a salt shaker handy...:)
  15. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    dunno don padron

    don julio and I are buds though.
  16. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    A very nice sipping tequila...
  17. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Standard post...there needs to be a link to posts such as these, it will save people a lot of keystrokes...
    Then we need an "ignore standard posts" button, so we can click before entering the thread. I think threads sizes would be cut in half...:)
  18. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    Although not a Church fan, I will admit he says the right things.
  19. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    If all our potential stars on defense are healthy, we should have something special provided that our offense can sustain longer drives and score...
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    You too can be a newsbot! :) :cool:

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