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Does Crawford remind anyone else of Tony Tolbert?

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by newlander, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    I like this kid: athletic, smart, solid guy. His measurables and tape remind me of Tolbert......whom I have high regard for. Crazy or not guys?
  2. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    We can only hope
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Different body types so not really to me, Cowboys were comparing him to Ratliff: motor and work ethic wise.
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Tony Tolbert is easily one of the most under rated and under appreciated Cowboys along with Thomas Everette ever. They would do cart wheels is he turned out that good. Big difference though, Tolbert was a 4-3 DE. Crawford was brought in as 5 tech who can provide a pass rush.
  5. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    Tolbert came into the league at 235 pounds as a LB. He was a long, lanky guy who played with good leverage and was a good complementary player to Haley. He was a pretty good value for the 4th round where he was drafted.

    Crawford is more of a power guy with quickness and will be a 5-technique in the pros.

    He is quite similar to Ratliff in some ways - my guess is he must have longer arms.
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Totally agree. Tolbert was one of my very favorites from those teams, and a very underrated player. He even more than Everett because he was here longer and had less of a pedigree than Thomas did.

    But he was essential to those teams, and he did it with no fuss and good character.
  7. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Jimmy tried to convert several OLBs into 4-3 DEs, but Tolbert was the only one that stuck.
  8. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    Tolbet was a stud and bad knees kept him from having a great career--i'd love for Dallas to have another
  9. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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  10. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Chris Canty?
  11. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Canty was 6'7 and had a wingspan of a pteradactyl. Was proven starter too. It was his career threatening eye injury that dropped him out of the first day.
  12. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I like the Crawford pick and I'll say that if he turns out to be anything at all like Tony Tolbert, as a player for the Dallas Cowboys, I'd be more than thrilled.

    Tolbert was one of my absolute favorite players during the 90's. The guy just doesn't get nearly enough credit for just how good he was.
  13. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    Amen. I was huge Tolbert fan. He was incredibly reliable and came up with pressures and sacks at big moments. He was great against the run. I'm pretty sure he is actually one of the all-time postseason sack leaders. Definitely one of the most underrated Cowboys of all-time. Anyway, that aside, I don't think the Crawford/Tolbert comparison is a good one. Crawford is a bigger player.
  14. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ...I WAS off on the comparison between the two: but at least we all got to give Tony props: guy was nails as I recall.
  15. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, and its incredible to remember just how deep that line was. They could just wear o-lines out with that rotation.
  16. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Watching Colombo's good bye press conference, it makes you wonder why a guy like Tolbert never got that kind of send off or recognition. I know he left on bad terms with the Cowboys after they released him for chronic knee problems. I think Haley just instilled a lot of paranoia and surliness in his DLine teammates with the media, and perhaps even franchise brass/authority, and I'm not sure that kind of attitude was the best approach to take for all those guys.
  17. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know he left on bad terms.

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