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Cole Beasley And Why He's A Secret Star

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

  1. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    You can see the first down marker on the right side of the field there.
  2. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Yep, you're right.

    I'm just nit picking to be honest. I hate the offseason.
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  3. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Yeah. You and me both. It is always annoying when a designed play ends just short of the marker, though. I get you. And maddening on third downs.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That would shake things up.
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    It should be fun seeing how they use these wideouts this year.
    Beasley's ability to get open combined with Harris special teams prowess keeps Harris off the field most of the time in 4 wr sets.

    But it always seemed like he was making big plays when he did get a chance.
    Sure enough...I looked it up:
    14 targets
    9 catches
    2 TDs
    5 1st downs

    So 7 out 9 catches were for TDs or 1st downs for Harris pretty crazy for someone that usually runs shorter routes.
  6. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member

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    Yeah looks like that safety there is in great position - he only breaks after seeing the ball thrown - after Witten curls the S is still there to cut off the angle between Romo and Harris.I think you're write Harris would have to jump over the top (like Bryant would), but I see that pass as inviting an interception. imho...maybe if Romo fires a bullet he beats the safety.
  7. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    It's not an impossible throw as the safety is clearly focused more on the multi year pro bowl playing future HOF TE than the 4th or 5th option who is really a kick returner, but consider that

    1) Harris isn't burning past his man
    2) Harris isn't great at the jump and get
    3) Safety could recover from Tony's angle
    4) It isn't his read
    5) Honestly, that pass isn't Tony's forte. That would be an Eli Manning specialty, but even then Harris is an x-factor.

    Yes - I am this bored to break down a play that was for good yardage and successful.
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  8. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The TDs count as first downs. Only 5 out of his 9 catches went for 1st downs or TDs.
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Ah, thanks. So highest TD rate, but a low sample size.
  10. dbonham

    dbonham Well-Known Member

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    The only thing keeping Beasley from being the full time slot guy is the inability to motion Dez to the slot effectively while he is on the field. Street will be the guy for that package hopefully.

    I've seen him get mauled in press coverage as well, as he makes his living in the 5 yards where a CB can basically ride you piggy back. You'll notice that Romo does not throw him open since pressing Cole during his break can cause an int, as it did during some game that I can't recall. This is fine since he is often open by the time Romo can collect the snap. His size also rules out those damnable 5 yard curls that Witten runs, which is fine by me
  11. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    He's a Secret Star because the Secret Sauce rides the IR Bench right beside him. Honestly if Cole sees the field on 70% of the plays for one he's not the greatest option for run blocking, two he'll be injured sooner than later with that kind of work load it's like Seen Lea .. not if, but when.
  12. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...I was like Eric Decker is 6'3", not a typical slot guy....was thinking there was someone else and I was having a brain fart.
  13. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    ya just hope the coaching staff sees the value that we do. He was the other 3rd down and short go-to guy besides Witten. In fact, it got to the point where there were some cases when we didn't bring him in on an important 3rd and short passing situation and I was wondering why the heck we didn't. Guy is money
  14. mitchell2254

    mitchell2254 Well-Known Member

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    I love him. He is like a white Terry Glenn. Before that sounds wrong.. I loved TG.
  15. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Harris comes open after the defense reacts to Romo's throw.
  16. Typhus

    Typhus aka...golden

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    Thats what Im seeing too, and how I see defenses adjusting this season will be safety or LB help and if that happens, Dez and Williams will be able to take full advantage of the space left open from the safety sucking up, and if they want to play that game with their LBrs, then Witten and Escobar can take full advantage.
    With an improved OL, that extra second will allow Romo the time finally for the deeper routes to take advantage of defensive adjustments on the inside slants to Beas.
  17. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    With all due respect, those plays only show that a receiver with even a modicum of speed and ability to execute a play can get open.
    I see nothing spectacular in what Beasley did.
  18. Typhus

    Typhus aka...golden

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    tyke1doe, I have always respected your knowledge of the game, but Im surprised that you miss on what Beasleys' strength is.
    He will never be an elite WR in this league, but he does the one thing in this offense for Garret, that this team has been trying to do for a while now, and thats get space quick on the underneath cut, inside slant. Beasley has good hands and is able to get that separation at the cut, that is his two skills that keep him on the 53.
  19. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    If every WR with modicum of speed and ability could do it, then the game would revolve around marginally talented slot WR's.

    It shows what I saw all year long, he's not just getting open, he is badly beating the corner. Getting a good 2-3 steps. Very good WR's in that slot may get 1 step on corner and then you hope they are good at catching it in stride which most are not good at. That's why Welker was so popular and coveted by the Patriots when he was with the Dolphins. He wasn't going to burn defenses deep very often, but he could get wide open underneath. Tough to knock a guy that can catch 100+ 10-yard passes at 75%+ clip.

  20. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan

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    The Y receiver has been defined by Welker - quick, tough, smart. They absolutely must have this combination, or they'll get killed on direct hits over the middle. Cruz, Cobb, and Harvin have also had good success, and Tavon Austin may be the most exciting. Injury will always be a part of their game, as it has been with Welker; if they're quick enough to consistently get separation, then they're small enough to get nailed. Hope Beas is tough enough.

    Happy Fathers' Day, guys.

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