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Cowboys sign DT Drake Nevis, release Jerome Long

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by tayloner182, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. JBell523

    JBell523 That's still my Quarterback

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    I'm so stoked about this pick-up. There was some chatter about him being a 1st round pick in 2011 during his senior year, and into January-February, but ultimately he ended up dropping to the 3rd because of size concerns. The talent is there.

    Here's a ringing endorsement from Chance Warmack this past April:
    From all the scouting reports/articles I've read, Nevis should've been playing in a 4-3 since Day 1. I'm not saying he's gonna be Hatcher part II, but this seems like a case of a talented lineman not being utilized correctly.

    This could end up being a HUGE addition to the nickel defense. Adding another penetrator at DT next to Hatcher would make the pass rush unstoppable.
     
    BAT and stasheroo like this.
  2. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff! how close is Nevis to being ready to contribute on game day?
     
  3. JBell523

    JBell523 That's still my Quarterback

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    I'm hoping to see him this Sunday.

    And to add more fuel to the hype train, check out these posts from Colts fans before final cuts were announced:

    4 pages of rueing. http://forums.colts.com/topic/20018-drake-nevis/
     
  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I think this is two linemen we 'owe' the Colts for!
     
  5. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member

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    The Colts, the Dallas Cowboys farm system.
     
  6. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Yes, please.
     
  7. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    i am really excited about htis signing as well
     
  8. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    I just read this on a Colts forum. I don't know if this has been mentioned. I didn't know about it until now.

    I hope he's over his ailments and I hope he stays at least relatively healthy going forward.
     
  9. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    Nothing was the same...
     
  10. ragman

    ragman Active Member

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    I went not too long ago to www.profootballtalk.com. If this means anything, on the Web site, in the comments section, some people who know of him are very excited of this signing.
     
  11. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to hear Garretts perspective on Nevis, let's hope he is right.

     
  12. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Costa is safe. For now.
    One of the reasons why Hatch raves about the current scheme (aside from letting him attack) is that it is less wear and tear on his body. Instead of holding a gap and letting OL beat on him, he can be the aggressor using his speed and quickness to avoid blockers.
     

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