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News: DC: Scout's Notebook: Fullbacks Failing To Impress

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  1. NewsBot

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    OXNARD, Calif. – Here are some leftover tidbits from the Cowboys’ Saturday night practice, highlighted by Tyrone Crawford’s progress at defensive end – and the fullback battle. If you are lookin...

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  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I wonder if the team could decide to go with 0 fullbacks on the final 53.
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  3. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    Uh....tried that last year, and couldn't make it work. Decided we needed to pick up Clutts.
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    But if he sucks...
  5. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Open up the offense and keep four running backs...as Cas called it.
  6. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member

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    I really want a FB but, if they suck, they suck. I would rather give the spot to a LB or DL.
  7. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Maybe if they ran it on 3rd and short then the FB position could actually contribute. At least Copeland moved defenders out of the hole on the few occasions he was asked to lead block. Clutts did not fare as well as a lead blocker.
  8. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.
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  9. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    If they aren't happy with either fb then get another one in here, but we should definitely not go without one. Like CowboyDan said- been there, done that
  10. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    If they want a real FB and are going to commit a roster spot to that alone, Vonta Leach is still available.

    I do not think they are truly serious about the position to be honest.

    With this news, I guess all the excitement about Copeland just destroying as a blocker was just that.
  11. tantrix1969

    tantrix1969 Well-Known Member

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    I think you're right they really don't want a fullback,well Garrett doesn't at least. I'd just hate for us not to carry one and give him an excuse to go away from the run, especially in short yardage.
  12. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Linehan is not much different. I do not see the need given their respective MOs.

    Might as well keep an extra RB to bank on the inevitable injuries to either Murray or Dunbar.
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  13. Yakuza Rich

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    I pretty much agree.





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  14. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I just have an issue with us in short yardage with no fullback. A fullback may not be great and it may not look pretty, but I think it will be more effective in short yardage than without one.





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  15. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I agree, but it is a luxury. We could just march out an extra OT.

    Wait, we really don't have a good one.
  16. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Tough to find a really good extra OT because they get taken by other teams or get moved to guard. I've rarely seen the extra OT work for any length of time.



    YR
  17. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Maybe. But Wetzel showed better than I expected. He does have the BC thing going for him.

    Hopefully we quit wasting time with Parnell and give him more quality reps.
  18. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    yea their just lying to us they think they have too
  19. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That would be my preference. You can better use that roster spot elsewhere.

    Fullback has become so underutlized in today's game that unless you have an exceptional player there I think you just do without.
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  20. Westcoasthabsfan

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    fullback is a wasted roster spot....
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