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David Arkin: future starter at RG?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TheSport78, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    I think fans have been confused as to just what Dallas O-line stratgey has been since Garrett took over. I am hoping the coaches and FO are not as confused. :confused:
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    I sure as heck hope so. This has been one of Garrett's biggest HAs. He just had to almost start over and our record has reflected it. Pass defense is right up there, too, though.
  3. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    He really did have trouble anchoring last year. However, read what Rafael Vela (who is at camp writing this) wrote about Arkin today:

    Link: http://www.cowboysnation.com/2013/07/cowboys-camp-13-kid-watch.html

    It doesn't make it a sure thing, but this time last year, Vela had absolutely nothing good to say about Arkin. The guy has certainly improved. How much is the question.
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  4. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    Good news is better than bad. :D I'll take good news on Arkin all day everyday and twice on Sunday. Doesn't make it predictive but sure looks like competition.
  5. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    The more competition the better... Besides Smith.. All other jobs should be up for grabs..
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  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    miracles do happen

    we may have developed a decent guard for the first time since.......




    OK let me think on this......





    Thinking on it this is the first guard would come from inhouse since LARRY ALLEN. Which is really sad.....



    everyone seems to be obsessed with pulling and getting to the second level

    A guards FIRST responsibility is being able to anchor against a bull rush and go and get a push on the guy in front of him. That is where Arkin needs to prove himself.
  7. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I agree that he needs to anchor first and foremost. However, I have read in more than one place that his strength is much, much better this year. If he improves there, then we have developed a decent guard because he has the toughness, meaness, agility, and footwork to be a good one.

    I'm not counting on it by any means... but it is good to hear and gives me hope that he can do it.
  8. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate the Vela quote. I think he does a pretty fair job. Looking forward to the competition. We ought to get an improved unit out of all this.
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  9. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    I think Arkin needs to anchor when he needs to and be mobile when he needs to. He doesn't have just one task to perform well.
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Agreed. Until I see it on the field I won't believe it.
  11. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Vela said in an article today Arkin is able to anchor this year and not get walked back. I'd need to see it versus some of the better DT's but Vela is one of the most credible and balanced bloggers out there.
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  12. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Right, that's what I'm saying. Arkin had the other things he needs (agility, motor, aggressiveness, smarts) he just needed to get stronger (and learn Callahan's scheme). Now it appears he has... at least some.

    Will it be enough? We should find out pretty soon. I'm pulling for the guy because he has the perfect make-up and movement skills.
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Thanks for posting this AF!
  14. cbow44

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    honyock Well-Known Member

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  16. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I actually think he has a good chance of starting. I remember last year, I was really the only one giving the guy a chance.

    CowboyMcCoy strikes again!

    ;)
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    even a blind squirrel can find a acorn now and then (grin)
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  18. xwalker

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  19. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    This might be the worst starting OL I have ever seen projected LOL
  20. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    Did you see the OL last year? Yeah.

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