Cover 32: Why You Shouldn't Be Discouraged About Morris Claiborne

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  1. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Claiborne was very good from the 2nd half of the denver game on. But he did have the injuries his dad dying and his kid being born. Was a trying yr. But if you get the player that was playing the 2nd half of that denver game, you are good.
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  2. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    It's the premise of the article.

  3. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    No they don't.
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  4. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    2 Years and 2 INTs. IIRC, one was a horribly thrown ball by Cam Newton, not sure if it was tipped. IIRC. the other was a terribly thrown ball by Peyton Manning that may have been tipped or his arm was hit or he was under pressure. Claiborne has yet to make a fantastic play where he used his excellent cover skills or baited the Qb into a pick. For the 6th pick in the draft, he his play has been a stinking pile of garbage so far.

    His trade value right now would probably be a 4th rd pick, maybe a late 3rd if some team is desperate. That is how bad he is.
  5. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Well, here is en excerpt from the 1998 Tampa Bay Playbook.


    "Re-route and disrupt his pattern. Funnel inside."
    Here's a video for you, too:

    You have no idea what you are talking about, buddy.
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  6. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Does he really have THAT much upside? His measurables at the combine were good, but not the kind of jaw dropping that elite players like Pat Peterson throw down, and he doesnt seem smart enough to make up for it.
  7. newnationcb

    newnationcb Well-Known Member

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    You mean like that Denver game when he got beaten numerous times by Decker, early, but rebounded with strong coverage late and the interception?
  8. newnationcb

    newnationcb Well-Known Member

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    He's a smooth athlete. Like Sherman is. And no wasted motion is ideal at CB if he can keeping honing in on his techniques.

    And although he's 5/11, he has as long arms as you'll find on any CB in the league. And that counts for a lot if you're gonna have him play the press technique that's most suitable to his skills.
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  9. fffiasco

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    Our pass defense was much better in the games he played.
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  10. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Whenever he does figure it out you can bet that will be the time Jerry decides to switch to the new "3-8" defense.
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  11. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Well-Known Member

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    claibornes is a bust..thats has already been established..all hope left is that he atleast becomes a solid starter
  12. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    I have a good feeling about Morris. He is young and has had 2 years into the nfl missing many games. I am expecting steady progress during the next 2 seasons. So far his play has been lacking and has not helped the team. Hopefully he is as pissed as I am about his stats.
  13. dfense

    dfense Well-Known Member

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    Funny you say that. Up until his third year, I had the same opinion of Murray
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Lack of a sustained pass rush really sucks.
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  15. TrailBlazer

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    I haven't given up hope for Claiborne. But idk if he has "it" between the ears. Hoping for the best. He's got the ability.
  16. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Dez has heaped praise on Claiborne as being the best corner on the team and I've seen flashes. I am optimistic.
  17. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    by who?
  18. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Well-Known Member

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    This part of the article caught my eye:

    I would love for our DBs to take on this mindset.
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  19. jterrell

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    Anyone studying Mo's games would find a combination of rare coverage skills and inept technique at times.
    He has rare natural ability to run with people and a lot of strength at the line for someone so small.
    His tackling has been from moderate to poor depending upon health status.

    He is a better version of Mike Jenkins.

    The sky is still the limit for Mo but he is not Patrick Peterson(or richard sherman) who is simply a much bigger, stronger guy.

    Carr, Scandrick and Mo make a VERY good CB group though.
    They need to draft the next Carr... a big CB who can step in when Carr is cut.
    Mo and Scandrick are a few years away from anything.
    (Because the CB group is actually good now they can use a latish round pick on a project but big CB)
  20. jterrell

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    Seattle and NE preach it.

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