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News: ESPN: Element of Surprise Suits Jay Ratliff

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    SAN ANTONIO -- It's tough enough to block Jay Ratliff when offensive linemen know where he'll be. Just imagine the challenge when the element of surprise is added to the equation.

    Now you understand why the orneriest member of the Dallas Cowboys is practically giddy about playing for creative new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

    "I don't know if I've ever felt this excited my whole career," Ratliff said.

    Ratliff can sum up the reason for his excitement in one word: scheme.

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story...age-versatility-rob-ryan-new-defensive-scheme
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Great stuff, joe.
  3. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita The Ultimate Cowbabe Zone Supporter

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    It'll be great to see Ratliff get back to form.

    Rob Ryan has a lot on his shoulders. I hope the players come through.
  4. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    indeed...
  5. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    I heart me some Ratliff!
  6. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps he could consult with his belt buckle -- no one is carrying around more weight than it is.
  7. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Here's a better word, Jay: Execution.

    Scheme only carries you so far and then only at select times. Talent, execution, accountability, and no excuses are the trademarks of the best defenses. Schemes are secondary to all of the above.

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