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News: Cowboys RB coach Skip Peete pleased with development of rookie RB DeMarco Murray

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  1. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    Cowboys running backs coach Skip Peete pleased with development of rookie RB DeMarco Murray

    By Brandon George / Reporter
    bgeorge@dallasnews.com | Bio
    2:58 PM on Thu., Oct. 13, 2011 | Permalink
    IRVING -- Cowboys running backs coach Skip Peete said he's pleased with the development so far of third-round pick DeMarco Murray. The rookie out of Oklahoma has 14 carries for 39 yards through four games.

    Murray didn't play until the final week of training camp because of a hamstring injury

    Read more:http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/10/cowboys-running-backs-coach-sk.html?
  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I never place much value on the word of a position coach. For the most part they are in the role of being encouraging etc.
  3. Future

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    How can you be pleased he's done absolutely nothing :laugh2:
  4. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    very young children have the inability to understand that an entire world exists outside of what they themselves see and hear.

    eventually, nearly all people acquire this ability.

    yet I constantly see fans that seem to lack this trait. It's as if they don't realize that a massive amount of evaluation and achievement can exist outside of the three hours on Sunday they are privy to. :bang2:
  5. Hostile

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    EB, that may be the single greatest sentence I have seen on this forum all year. That one sentence earns this.

    :post:
  6. adbutcher

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    Then you will have some misinformed opinions. The position coach's job is to coach, sometimes that is to encourage and sometimes it is getting in their grill. Most importantly, he is the person that has the most contact with a particular player.
  7. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    I looking for more contributions from Murry as the season goes on.
  8. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    I think the team will be better once Murray becomes more of a factor. But then, I have always liked big, fast, productive players.
  9. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    Both sides of this need to gravitate toward the middle. Clearly the position coach sees and knows more that what we see on Sundays, but at the same time saying something positive when asked by a reporter isn't necessarily a sign of anything more than he feels the guy has a chance to work out.
  10. Future

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    No I get it...he makes progress in practice. You don't win **** in practice.
  11. BluMen

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    Some people don't get it. It's all about process. With the shorten off season and injury Murray didn't get the reps so now he is learning during the season. Makes sense to me.
  12. 1fisher

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    :facepalm:
  13. Future

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    Makes sense to me too. Just because I tend to value what he does on Sundays more than what his position coach says he's doing in practice, doesn't mean I'm that short sighted. How many dozens of times has a coach or someone say that a player is doing great in practice, and then it never amounts to anything.

    I understand the process, and I'm saying, as a fan, how can we think he's making progress or doing well when he hasn't done anything on the field. We aren't there at practice, and I have a hard time taking a position coach's word as gospel when it comes to player development.
  14. BluMen

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    "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."....Given the fact the we haven't seen much of him for various reasons and there are those who do want to hear updates on the development of the players that don't get much playing time...If you can't trust the position coach who do you trust? There will come a time that we will have to test our faith but for now I would say it's good news to hear.
  15. Future

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    Well sure, it's good news I guess. I'm just saying I'm skeptical, I understand that coaches can't be critical in public if there's nothing specific to be critical of. But a 2nd round pick at RB, even if he hasn't had much time in the system, should be able to come in and show on Sundays that he can have an impact. He's shown a couple glimpses, but I'm hesitant, and I think coaches should be too, to say he's progressing when he's not doing anything on Sundays.
  16. basstapp

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    That is just an ignorant comment. Lets say you get hired on to a new job and yoh have no training and an outside consultant says, you have not shown the ability to do your job.... Same thing except Murray has been injured and two guys are above him in the depth chart.
  17. Future

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    It's saying the exact same thing...I didn't say he should be cut. And I don't think said guy should be fired. But in both cases, it's fair to say that neither has shown anything.
  18. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    fixed it.
  19. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Unless you've been at practice, he hasn't shown anything to you either. And I'm assuming that 99.99% of this board doesn't go to practice...
  20. BluMen

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    I guess the old position coach new what he was talking about after all. Way to go coach Peete and keep up the great work Murray!

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