News: DMN: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confident LB Bruce Carter can still be ‘outstanding’

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  1. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I say let me play for the cheap in 2014 and find his replacement soon afterwards....
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I would just as soon see him have a quality season and remain.
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Well that's pretty much what is happening in '14.

    If this defense didn't have a crisis on the DL, you could see the team taking a shot at an early round LB, but at this juncture they have to keep their fingers crossed that Carter can play in '14 like he did in '12.
  4. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I just don't see anything special about him at this point. He took a big step back this year for whatever reason smh
  5. Alexander

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

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    As an inside linebacker in a 3-4 with far less mental responsibilities than in the Tampa 2 where the weakside linebacker is key to coverages.
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's why it may take more than one training camp for him to find his way at the position.
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  7. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Well, if we hit on Holloman and another LB in the draft, then, maybe Carter becomes the backup plan. We'll see. If Carter flames out, we just move on from him. We won't have any money tied into him.
  8. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    He played a pretty similar position for 4 years at UNC.
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    We'll see what happens in 2014 for him.
  10. Chris in Arizona

    Chris in Arizona I am Death

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    I'm rooting for him. Last year though, quitting on plays, running around confused, was unacceptable. Actual coaching would be a start. Maybe Marinelli works with Carter (more) now that he the DC and not just D Line coach.
  11. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me?

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    Thanks for the update COACH JONES:rolleyes:
  12. dragon_mikal

    dragon_mikal Fire Garrett

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    I have zero confidence in this guy...dude blatantly quits on plays he could potentially make and that screams bust to me.
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  13. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    You can't coach speed, but you also can't coach quitters.
  14. Alexander

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

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    It is astonishing how often he is commenting on player progress, how much they will play and their future prospects.

    But I guess all owners and all GMs do this. We must just miss it.
  15. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Scouting knock was that he didn't lean on his instincts as a player sometimes at UNC.

    2012 Bruce = Instincts Bruce. A joy to watch. This was year 2 in the Rob Ryan system.

    2013 Bruce = Tentative Bruce. Not a joy to watch. Year 1 in the 4-3.

    2014 Bruce = ???? Bruce. But I'd be willing to bet we get Instincts Bruce back and get to watch him fly around making plays all over.
  16. MichaelWinicki

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    Free was a similar situation. No one gave him a chance of rebounding in '13 and he did.

    Does that mean Carter will? Nope. But I don't think you can be cavalier with a 2nd round pick... especially one that has played well in the past.
  17. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Agreed.
  18. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    The thing that bothered me most was him filling the open gap and then turning his shoulder when he took on the fullback...it's sink or swim for him this year
  19. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Seriously, isn't commenting about where players are at something coaches should be doing rather than the GM/owner?
  20. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Usually this kind of Jones vote of confidence precedes something disastrous happening to the player in question.

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