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Audio: DMN: Schlereth: Cowboys need to call more run plays to take pressure off Romo.w/audio

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    12:43 AM CDT on Friday, August 27, 2010


    [SIZE=-1]SportsDayDFW.com[/SIZE]

    ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth chatted on KESN-FM on Wednesday and discussed the Cowboys, their offensive line and Tony Romo. Here are some highlights:

    Do the Dallas Cowboys have a good enough offensive line to protect Tony Romo and give him time to throw the ball?
    Well, that’s an interesting question. They are good enough but that comes down, for me, to their offensive coordinator. Are you going to mix in the run? First off, their offensive line is the biggest offensive line in captivity. I mean, they’re gigantic and sometimes we get so enamored with the guys outside and the guy you have playing quarterback that you don’t protect him. Part of protection is understanding how to run the ball, understanding how to set yourself up so you’re not in ‘3rd down and 12’ all the time and especially early.

    To listen to the interview, click here.
  2. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    I heard schlereth on the radio the week camp started and he said romo gets the worst protection of any of the above average quarterbacks.

    That is interesting.,
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I was reading the headline and thought, "Well that's stupid..." then looked and saw it was coming from Schlereth. Confirmed.
  4. brucekr

    brucekr Active Member

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    I like Schlereth. But it does seem like we are in 3rd and long way too much.
  5. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    Well if Romo isn't getting best protection he should & our running game doesn't produce like it should inside the red zone, what in the heck does our OL which is so big, etc. actually do right?
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Did you read the article?
  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Just now. Confirmed again.
  8. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    What does Schlereth know? He's only played offensive line at the highest level and won multiple Super Bowls. Idiot.
  9. hammer1

    hammer1 New Member

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    "Cowboys need to call more run plays to take pressure off Romo."

    Just how much pressure in on Romo...IN THE PRE-SEASON?
  10. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I've heard him saying this same thing both on 103.3 and the national ESPN.

    He's right. Running the ball more would only help Romo.

    BTW, Nate Newton has been screaming the same thing.
  11. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    What do they know? They only played the position at the highest level of the game and have multiple Super Bowl rings. Idiots.
  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Let's get something straight. Running the ball will (1) give fewer opportunities to have your QB under pressure and (2) have the opposing defense prepare for runs, rather than pinning their ears back for the passrush. That's a no-brainer. The dumb part is -- that alone, isn't necessarily going to help Romo or the team.

    Let's put it in real terms -- if we rushed 8 out of 10 plays, on those 2 pass plays, Romo's going to probably do better on average than if we had passed 8 of 10 plays. That's obvious. What's dumb is assuming that rushing 8 plays vs. 2 plays is going to "help" Romo or the team. On average, pass plays gain more yardage than rushes. It's almost unheard of to have 60-40 rush-to-pass ratio being more productive than a 40-60 rush-to-pass ratio.
  13. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    Was Schlereth saying that alone will solve the problem, or that it will help the problem? And is he saying anything about something as drastic as a 8/2 run/pass ratio, or is he just saying that we could use the run more effectively to help Romo?

    Frankly I think Garrett does get a little obsessed with the pass, and at times runs seem to be just token plays. Sometimes I don't know that Garrett really understands that in order to have a truly effective running game you have to commit to it and continue to make it a big part of the game plan even in games where it isn't particularly effective early on.
  14. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    :bang2:it's a team game! you run to set up the pass and pass so you can run better--you scheme to beat particular defenses and mix up calls and blocking schemes --- takes coaches and linemen and skill players being prepared and smart and physically ready--blah blah blah--what the experts say is usually nothing
  15. baj1dallas

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    yeah I don't see how this is "dumb". The running game wasn't very good last season. If the Cowboys can run for more yardage on 1st and 2nd down, they should convert more 3rd downs. That hardly seems dumb to me.
  16. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    I agree. In games I think Garrett loses site of this if we don't have immediate success with the run. Sometimes later he tries to go back and establish the run, but it can't just be a token thing or a start and stop thing, it has to be a consistant ingredient in the game plan.
  17. arglebargle

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    Run better? Good! Run more often? Not always good....

    Obviously there is a perception that Garrett is pass happy, but I don't think the overall stats bear that out. He's certainly not in the Andy Reid category.

    And the game to game category has all sorts of hidden information. Is your RB playing with an injury? Members of the Oline too? Is the defense selling out to beat a particular aspect? Do you play to your strengths or towards the foes weaknesses? There are a lot of variables that we don't often know.
  18. UnoDallas

    UnoDallas Benched

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    oh speaking of Andy Reid

    heres a photo I stubbled on

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  19. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Exactly why Felix needs to start.

    Not only does he force the defense to pay attention to him in the running game, he is a blitz buster in the passing game.

    A few well executed screens to him, and teams aren't going to keep blitzing... cause all he needs is one well played screen and it can result in a td
  20. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Is that why Tony Romo broke the cowboys record for passing attempts in a year?

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