News: DMN: Rob Ryan explains why defense couldn’t generate pressure against Seattle

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    By Rainer Sabin / Reporter
    2:49 pm on September 21, 2012 | Permalink

    IRVING — Less than 48 hours remain until the Cowboys face Tampa Bay. But no one has quite forgotten about Dallas’ 27-7 loss to Seattle last Sunday.

    That includes Rob Ryan.

    The loquacious Dallas defensive coordinator spent part of Friday explaining to reporters why the Cowboys sacked rookie quarterback Russell Wilson only twice and seemed incapable of stopping Seattle’s offense during the second half when the Seahawks gained 197 yards, controlled the ball, and rammed the defense repeatedly with tailback Marshawn Lynch.

    “We went into the game thinking they would try to run the ball 40 or 50 times,” Ryan explained. “They ran it 41 times at us. But we’ve got to stop it, so we can get it into situations where they’re playing more our style. But until we do that, you know, that was their game plan, they had a big lead and it was easy for them to execute.”

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  2. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Yay !!!

    More excuses.

    Rob Ryan, "We expected them to run the ball between 40 and 50 times. They ran it 41 times." .... and we still couldn't freaking stop them.
  3. Aven8

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    This actually made sense. We were getting gashed and the one time he blitzed, to the other side they ran the other way for 36. It was a coin toss.

    The OC did exploit Spenc in coverage though. That's why he and Pete gave each other a high five.
  4. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    When you are spotted a ten point lead, it's a whole lot easier to call plays and stick with the run. The horrible special teams allowed the Seahawks to play exactly how they wanted and needed to in order to win.

    If Dallas comes out and throws ten points on them first thing, the whole dynamic of the game changes, and we are probably bragging about sacking the rookie four or five times.
  5. JoeyBoy718

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    Pretty much. I don't think the defense was bad at all. The offense never came back from an early 10-point deficit the special teams put us in. It really wouldn't have mattered how the defense played. We wouldn't have won either way.

    We had 55 minutes to score 10 points and we never did.
  6. CowboysYanksLakers

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    Seattle knew our pass rush would crush Wilson if they threw more... Smart game plan to pound the ball.
  7. JoeyBoy718

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    Our special teams allowed them to play exactly how they wanted to play. They have a good secondary and a good running game. They're at their best when they're ahead by 2 scores because then they can run the ball and let their secondary defend a team who passes a lot because they're trying to come from behind. Really the early 10-point deficit set the whole tone for them.
  8. silver

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    Loquacious? I thought this was the quieter thinner version of Rob Ryan. Now all of the sudden he's loquacious? No wonder we couldnt stop Seattle, Rob Ryan is back as being loquacious. That can't help right? What's next? Romo wearing his baseball cap backwards?
  9. Frozen700

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    Special Teams screwed us.
  10. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Spot Seattle 10 points early and I think they can beat anybody.
  11. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    “I know everybody was wanting to kill their quarterback and believe me, I was wanting to hit the kid, too,” Ryan said. “They had a plan that wouldn’t allow us to do it. It was max protect and anytime people are having success running the ball downhill on you, it’s hard to do anything else until you get that run stopped. We didn’t do a good enough job.”

    Exactly what many of us have said. And we've had some spirited debate on this board in the past about the importance of running the ball and stopping the run. If a team is running over you then you must stop it or you're likely going to lose that game.
  12. JoeyBoy718

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    I'm not saying we don't need to improve at stopping the run, but our offense's tendency to start games off slow allows other teams to run the ball more. A team with a rookie QB and a beast RB wants to run the ball, and by us starting off slow we allow them to play the way they want to play. We really only had one good offensive half of football this season--the second half of the Giants game. And we had 3 good defensive halves of football--all but the second half of the Seahawks game. Bottom line: we need to start off strong.
  13. Flinger

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    .... like Seattle's Defense did to us....
  14. visionary

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    that is a crock

    we were down 10-7

    are you telling me the whole game plan could not be executed becasue we were down 3 points?

    i am having serious second thoughts about rob ryans abilities as a DC
  15. visionary

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    hmmmm..... are you telling me that OL and front 7 are important?

    pretty sure many of this board believe defenses should be built from the secondary, perhaps they can solve this riddle?
  16. visionary

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    hmmm.... why couldnt our offense come up with a similar plan?

    you know, one that would not allow their defense to harrass our QB?
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    They are important.

    The defense was taking injury after injury during the second half which contributed to their uneven performance.
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Some of that has to be pinned on Garrett and Romo.

    This offense doesn't like to "dink & dunk" down the field. It's all about the big play, which means holding the ball a long time and trying to make the hard completion as opposed to what Seattle was doing by taking what the defense was giving.

    The Seahawks were patient and stuck to the run, mixing in timely and controlled passes.

    The Cowboys weren't.
  19. CoCo

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    Hmmm. My observation is that the "many" you refer to simply don't regard the secondary as unimportant like those who have trumpeted the trenches as the exclusive answer. It's called a balanced approach.

    Just because someone disagrees that it is ONLY about the D-line, doesn't mean they believe it to be unimportant. But I do get that is how the game is played here.
  20. punchnjudy

    punchnjudy Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a combination of JG having a lot of faith in Romo's big play ability and little faith in the OL.

    In general, the weaker the OL the more likely you are to have negative plays, which makes it more difficult to effectively run a methodical, take a few yards at a time offense.

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