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News: DMN: Werder: Rob Ryan trying to mask defensive issues by placing blame on himself

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. WoodysGirl

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

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    The Ben and Skin Show (KESN-FM) spoke with ESPN NFL analyst Ed Werder on Thursday. Here are some of the highlights.

    On the Cowboys' struggles against the Eagles
    The things that's unique about Rob Ryan's defense, and I know he's taken all of the blame for the last game and put it off as a game plan/coaching issue, but I think he's just covering for his players. He signals in four plays on every down, and it's their job, from a matchup standpoint, to pick the best play. Rob Ryan's covering for his players in this whole thing; it wasn't strictly a coaching issue. I've heard people around the league talking about how old this team is; they don't have a lot of youth. ... I think the window's closing fast on this team.

    On the offensive line's issues
    It's hard to say. I still think the Cowboys have faith that these guys are going to develop into really good players; Tyron Smith certainly is without question. But I don't think they know with some players, because clearly they've given up a lot of size. If you don't have a good offensive line, you won't have a good offense, and that's what worried people going into this season. ... But the reality is they're not a whole lot better off than they were before when people thought they had a good line. Just look at the deep ball disappearing from the offense.

    Read the rest: http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/da...ensive-issues-by-placing-blame-on-himself.ece
  2. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Old? Really?

    Lee, Carter - Young
    Jenkins, Scandrick, Spencer, Butler - Fairly Young
    Ware, Spears, Coleman, Elam, Sensy, Rat - Prime
    James - starting to get up there a little
    Brooking - Over the Hill.

    Overall, the defense leans towards the young side.

    Dez, Smith, Nagy, Arkin, Costa, Murray, Tanner - Young
    Free, Robinson, Bennett, Phillips, Felix, Otree, - Fairly Young
    Romo, Austin, Witten, Holland - Prime
    Kosier, Dockery - starting to get up there a little.

    Again, overall, the offense leans more towards youth.
  3. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    Ed Werder, nuff said....:rolleyes:
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    The defense isn't old.

    They have some old players who were in the process of being phased out but on the whole, the defense is pretty young.
  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I heard the interview where Werder said this on Ben and Skin. His whole angle on that was that the guys Parcells picked are getting old, so therefore our window is closing. :cool:
  6. dboy214

    dboy214 Benched

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    you are in denial.
  7. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    How about you post how he is in denial. The defense has. two old guys James and brooking. Everyone else is playing there part and role
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    who the hell was picking the play against the Eagles?
  9. newnationcb

    newnationcb Well-Known Member

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    3 weeks ago Bellicheck was saying how we're one of the fastest defenses he's seen and now we're old? lol

    Fastest NT in the game. 2 3-4 DEs with adequate speed. Fastest 3-4 OLB in the game. Spencer with decent speed. Sean Lee's pretty fast for a ILB. Sensy has decent speed. Jenkins, Newman and Scandrick (Newman was once a sprinter and both Jenkins and Scandrick ran 4.3 at the combine) are some of the fast CBs in this league.

    Where the fluck do these idiots even find this stuff.
  10. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Sean Lee isn't especially fast. He has athletic ability, but he isn't really a speed guy, the truth is Brooking and James are just THAT slow.
  11. w8lifter

    w8lifter Active Member

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    Whatever the problem is, this off=season should prove if we still are using Jerrys favorite team plan,

    'Player Familiarity is preferred' or him and Jason actually want to make some aggressive changes to better the team.

    For the last 15 years or more, all of Jerry's teams kept players that contributed well at one time (or endeared themselves to Jerry),

    but he hates to 'move on'..... :nono2:

    See, Jerry seems to forget the definition of insanity:

    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Albert Einstein

    James, Brooking, and a few more BP leftovers/ Wades cronies need to be replaced after this off-season.

    Otherwise, its SOSDD.....Same Old **** Different Day

    no matter who is singing the song, Jerry, Jason or Rob.

  12. jjktkk

    jjktkk Well-Known Member

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    Yea, tell that to Columbo, Davis, and Gurode. :rolleyes:
  13. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    Our ILB are very long in the tooth except for Lee.
  14. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Tom Landry never took credit for wins, but he did take responsibility for losses.

    It is amazing how the media never gets this.
  15. BaybeeJay

    BaybeeJay Active Member

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    A window can't close if it was never open to begin with.
  16. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    The older players (Brooking, Newman, James) are all leaders on D. IMO the key point in this article was not age, but the fact that FOUR plays are sent out each down and it is the responsibility of the leaders to figure out the best matchup.

    With Sean Lee out, the de facto leaders are not choosing the best play based on matchup. Its funny that everyone was calling out Ryan for not making the proper adjustments, but it is the ILBs who choose the plays.

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