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Cole Beasley And Why He's A Secret Star

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by NeonDeion21, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    A few weeks ago, our friends at Pro Football Focus made the argument that Cole Beasley was a “Secret Superstar” for the Dallas Cowboys last year. They argued that Beasley was one of the most effective slot players in the NFL in 2013, and I happen to agree with that assessment. Today we are going to look at a few plays from the season and why Beasley was so effective when used.

    Take a look at the defense’s formation right before the snap of the ball. Look at how much space is given for the receivers to operate in when Cole Beasley is in the game.

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    Cole Beasley creates so much separation because he is so quick and it makes for an easy throw for Tony Romo in the middle of the field. This play is designed with Beasley as the number one option because he is too talented to lose to a fourth or fifth cornerback on a team. Whenever the Cowboys needed a few yards on third down and were going against a weak nickel corner, they ran a play similar to this and succeeded nearly every time. Here is another example of that:

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    Read the rest at: http://cover32.com/cowboys/2014/06/1...-you-remember/
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  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    YEA!
    Another Beasely thread!

    Have to admit, I'm really sick of all these Romo threads though.

    But can never recall a player of Beasley's status--that being the teams 4th or 5th overall receiving option--always seeming to get threads in his honor.

    He's fun to watch though.
  3. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Active Member

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    He's a nice piece.
  4. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Now here's a guy, that when he runs past the sticks and catches it, will get you a first down
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Tongue n cheek?


    On another topic...and I don't know the answer
    I wonder if Romo had a better success rate throwing to Beasley or Dwayne Harris last year?
  6. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member

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    Well, Harris only had 14 passes thrown to him, so you can't read too much into his numbers. That said, Beasley's catch rate was 72% and Harris's was 64%. Beasley had a better ypc. They each had 2 TDs, but of course Harris did that with many fewer passes (but, again, such small numbers don't really tell you anything meaningful). Harris rates out better in FO's DVOA, mostly, I think, because Beasley had a fumble in there.
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Thanks

    I think they both had a good rate of 1st downs too. But again, Harris had few opportunities.
    I wonder what Romo's passer rating was to each.
  8. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Active Member

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    That's because he is the third option.
  9. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    With Linehan taking over the reigns of OC I see a combination of Cole Beasley/Lance Dunbar/Ben Malena = Reggie Bush. A big part of Reggie's contribution last year was getting him the ball in space and letting him create. Granted, Beasley will have a role as a slot receiver, and we will likely see alot of the same from the above gif's, but with his quickness, I honestly believe he could do so much more.
  10. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Dez
    Witten
    .
    Williams
    .
    .
    Beasely or the rookie
    Harris or the rookie

    He's 4th overall receiving optional best if we leave out Murray
  11. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    [IMG] :D
  12. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    when bees comes on the field for 3rd and short.. his "option status" goes up...
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    He's made me a believer.

    I wouldn't say star but a really effective role player.

    He represents the lollipop guild well.
  14. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I have to think Malena is likely on the practice squad. He's more of a change of pace back which is Dunbar's job and I just can't see them keeping two like that unless they keep 4 rbs.


    I also think Josh Harris gets signed once the Cowboys can put Orton on DNR (did not report) or Lee on PUP.
  15. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    You may be right...I only included him because he is the same type of player.
  16. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    I read the first two lines, and I was like, "What? Risen is actually optimistic about a player?" And then the lollipop crack - great way to maintain your status quo.
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  17. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Secret star? I'm thinking servicable chain mover.
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  18. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised that nobody has signed Harris. I guess calling out his college coaches might have been a bad idea.

    With 90 man rosters, there are 2880 players currently on NFL rosters. Something's wrong when a player with good game film and 4.45 forty with decent size (5-10, 206) is not one of them.
  19. Maxmadden

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    Witten
    Dez
    Beasley
    Williams

    At least among go to guys
  20. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Usually that's how getting a first down works.
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