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News: Doug Free's 2011 Performance "Pretty Average"

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by realtick, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    IRVING, Texas -- It’s often easy to see when a left tackle doesn’t execute his assignment.

    There were a few notable examples of that Monday night with Doug Free. He committed a couple of holding penalties and gave up a sack, which was negated by a penalty but nonetheless resulted in a vicious hit to Tony Romo’s blind side.

    “He’s played against some good guys,” coach Jason Garrett said. “That’s the nature of that position. You play against a marquee rusher every week and they are coming after you. I think he stood toe to toe with some guys. They’ve won some, he’s won some. He’s a guy who approaches it the right way and will learn from things that haven’t gone well and get better.”

    Free isn’t satisfied with his performance so far this season. All in all, he feels that he’s been “pretty average.”

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4684556/doug-frees-2011-performance-pretty-average
  2. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    Seriously? Guess it depends on what your definition of 'average' is Doug.:rolleyes:
  3. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    is average the new bad??????
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Or your understanding of OL play....
  5. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    Your sig picture is awesome!
  6. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    So every guy Demarcus Ware goes against is below average?
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Avg or not even Free has said he has to do a better job. I have faith in Free to improve but his play needs to pick up

    Left tackle Doug Free has had his hands full the last two weeks with the likes of San Francisco's Justin Smith and Washington's Brian Orakpo. Without any excuses, he admitted he hasn't played his best football "by any means" yet.

    He expects more from himself as an emerging veteran presence on a young offensive line. And he knows they'll particularly need his best this Sunday against a talented Lions defensive line.

    http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/news.cfm?id=B73A2E0C-C5BB-19F1-150F6567836476BD
  8. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Free was abused by both the Niners and the Redskins. He was bad.

    It might be time to do the inevitable now, and move Tyron Smith to the left side. Free is a better RT anyway.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    They may do that down the line but I doubt it will be this year. LT is much harder not saying Smith can't handle but evidently the coaches think Free is better suited to take on the top pass rushers at this time than Smith

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