1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

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

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by NeonDeion21, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

    8,252 Messages
    1,206 Likes Received
    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.
    ChldsPlay and CowboyMike like this.
  2. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

    3,199 Messages
    1,126 Likes Received
    It's the premise of the article.

  3. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

    26,539 Messages
    1,859 Likes Received
    No they don't.
    CowboyMike likes this.
  4. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

    5,415 Messages
    385 Likes Received
    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 Well-Known Member

    3,199 Messages
    1,126 Likes Received
    Well, here is en excerpt from the 1998 Tampa Bay Playbook.

    [IMG]

    "Re-route and disrupt his pattern. Funnel inside."

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Inside-the-playbook-the-Tampa-2.html
    Here's a video for you, too:

    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/a...Defense-/152c949c-2595-4ac9-b719-e1b6c73113ad


    You have no idea what you are talking about, buddy.
    dreghorn2 likes this.
  6. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

    2,391 Messages
    1,677 Likes Received
    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

    2,417 Messages
    62 Likes Received

    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

    2,417 Messages
    62 Likes Received
    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.
    CowboyMike likes this.
  9. fffiasco

    fffiasco Member

    733 Messages
    24 Likes Received
    Our pass defense was much better in the games he played.
    ChldsPlay and CowboyMike like this.
  10. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

    4,197 Messages
    211 Likes Received
    Whenever he does figure it out you can bet that will be the time Jerry decides to switch to the new "3-8" defense.
    Common Sense likes this.
  11. TonyRomo17

    TonyRomo17 Active Member

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

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

    2,736 Messages
    845 Likes Received
    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

    2,425 Messages
    128 Likes Received
    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

    48,278 Messages
    2,837 Likes Received
    Lack of a sustained pass rush really sucks.
    CowboyMike likes this.
  15. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

    1,423 Messages
    526 Likes Received
    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

    3,298 Messages
    603 Likes Received
    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

    8,252 Messages
    1,206 Likes Received
    by who?
  18. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Active Member

    800 Messages
    112 Likes Received
    This part of the article caught my eye:

    I would love for our DBs to take on this mindset.
    Doc50 likes this.
  19. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

    18,844 Messages
    856 Likes Received
    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

    jterrell Penguinite

    18,844 Messages
    856 Likes Received
    Seattle and NE preach it.

Share This Page