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DC.com scrimmage blog--rants & raves...

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  1. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Scrimmage - Rants & Raves
    The Cowboys conducted a no-tackle, intersquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon, and here were my observations:

    Rave: Marion Barber was the outstanding player of the afternoon. He ran well, caught the ball well, and ran after the catch well. Barber was quick and elusive. This guy may force Parcells to give him more carries than just those designated for the 3rd down back.

    Rant: The first team offense continued to struggle. Of course, Owens was still out, but is this a sign of things to come in the event Owens should miss games due to injury.

    Rave: Don't think that the first team offense was merely a victim of being smothered by the first team defense. Tony Romo led the 2nd team offense down the field and into the end zone against that very same 1st team defense. Romo moved around in and outside the pocket and got rid of the ball quickly and accurately.

    Rant: Bledsoe seemed to get sacked (tagged) way too often. The protection didn't seem to be much different from 1st to 2nd team which makes me wonder if Bledsoe is just holding the ball too long. Only the coaches know, but Romo just seemed to get rid of the ball quicker...

    Rave: Young Sam Hurd made two outstanding catches. In both instances, he leaped over the defender to grab the ball and managed to hold on to the ball while going down. All of those after practice sessions with T.O. may be doing some good. Patrick Crayton and Terrence Copper beware!

    Rave: Finally, Vanderjagt showed the consistency that we all expected. He made good on two kicks and one extra point. Maybe his mid-week sickness allowed him to have fresh legs today.

    Rant: The defense seemed to commit an inordinate number of penalties. The best drive that Bledsoe and the 1st team offense could muster was aided by a series of penalties from the defense that took them within the 10 yard-line before having to settle for a Vanderjagt field goal.

    Published Saturday, August 05, 2006 5:41 PM by deagleton
  2. tecolote

    tecolote Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys conducted a no-tackle, intersquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon, and here were my observations:

    Rave: Marion Barber was the outstanding player of the afternoon. He ran well, caught the ball well, and ran after the catch well. Barber was quick and elusive. This guy may force Parcells to give him more carries than just those designated for the 3rd down back.

    Rant: The first team offense continued to struggle. Of course, Owens was still out, but is this a sign of things to come in the event Owens should miss games due to injury.

    Rave: Don't think that the first team offense was merely a victim of being smothered by the first team defense. Tony Romo led the 2nd team offense down the field and into the end zone against that very same 1st team defense. Romo moved around in and outside the pocket and got rid of the ball quickly and accurately.

    Rant: Bledsoe seemed to get sacked (tagged) way too often. The protection didn't seem to be much different from 1st to 2nd team which makes me wonder if Bledsoe is just holding the ball too long. Only the coaches know, but Romo just seemed to get rid of the ball quicker...

    Rave: Young Sam Hurd made two outstanding catches. In both instances, he leaped over the defender to grab the ball and managed to hold on to the ball while going down. All of those after practice sessions with T.O. may be doing some good. Patrick Crayton and Terrence Copper beware!

    Rave: Finally, Vanderjagt showed the consistency that we all expected. He made good on two kicks and one extra point. Maybe his mid-week sickness allowed him to have fresh legs today.

    Rant: The defense seemed to commit an inordinate number of penalties. The best drive that Bledsoe and the 1st team offense could muster was aided by a series of penalties from the defense that took them within the 10 yard-line before having to settle for a Vanderjagt field goal.

    Published Saturday, August 05, 2006 5:41 PM by deagleton
  3. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Well, that will get ya at least 100 replies minimum. :D
  4. America's Team

    America's Team Florida Cowboy

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    I thought they were gonna tackle?
  5. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    Very interesting, seems there is still alot of work to do, but good things come in time.
  6. Cochese

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    Excellent news about Romo.
  7. Chrissyboy

    Chrissyboy Member

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    Very good analysis!

    Pretty much the same observations.

    I thought Drew Henson was also surprisingly effective.
  8. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Bledsoe had the same problem, holding the ball to long, in last years TC. I guess we will have to wait and see if this problem improves.
  9. morasp

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    That pretty much goes along with my observations of Bledsoe vs. Romo last year in pre season. If our line doesn't offer good protection again this year, Romo may be a viable option.
  10. Iago33

    Iago33 Well-Known Member

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    The notes don't say anything positive about Henson. If you were there, can you supply more details?
  11. cwalk

    cwalk New Member

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    Thanx For The Recap
  12. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven New Member

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    And how did it turn out........

    No reason to worry.
  13. ghst187

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    Rave: Young Sam Hurd made two outstanding catches. In both instances, he leaped over the defender to grab the ball and managed to hold on to the ball while going down. All of those after practice sessions with T.O. may be doing some good. Patrick Crayton and Terrence Copper beware!
    This guy may have "it" as a WR. I could see taking Copper's roster spot. I think Hurd is going to make it. Crayton isn't in trouble at all, but Copper and Rector are.

    Rave: Finally, Vanderjagt showed the consistency that we all expected. He made good on two kicks and one extra point.

    about stinking time he starting actually hitting FGs in practice. I don't care if its only practice, this guy better hit everything...
  14. RealCowboyfan

    RealCowboyfan Championship

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    Where's the link?

    *Crickets In The BackGround*
  15. Kangaroo

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    He has had that problem for his entire NFL Career. That is why I do not think we are SuperBowl bound I do not trust Bledsoe as the QB to get it done
  16. ddh33

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    I know that he hasn't proven himself, but I do like everything I hear about Tony Romo. I really do think he has a chance to be a starting quarterback at some point.
  17. Natedawg44

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    I hear something good about Hurd every day. I think Copper's days are numbered. He has yet to show anything at WR. He may be good on special teams but if he has no upside at WR what's the point.
  18. Cochese

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    I've seen Hurd play a few games for NIU, he is a very solid player. He is no Garrett Wolfe, or the Burner Turner, but who is?
  19. RealCowboyfan

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    I don't see this in no Dallas Cowboys .com

    It's just like me coming out saying.

    Today in the scrimmage, Thomas "Pepper" Johnson stock up on 12 sacks, Montavious Stanley did even better with 24, and Bobby Carpenter grabbed 6 interceptions along with Pat Watkins 10.

    DC.com
  20. CrazyCowboy

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    Good to hear about Hurd.....I really like this kid

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