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News: ESPN Watkins: Doug Free flawless so far at left tackle

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Juke99, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Doug Free flawless so far at left tackle
    Tackle rewards Cowboys' confidence in him with spotless play at his new position

    RVING, Texas -- There is always uncertainty when you move any player to a new position.

    Hudson Houck, the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line coach, wasn't concerned, however, when the team moved Doug Free from right to left tackle in the offseason.

    The Cowboys made the move to get younger at the position, cutting a 30-something Flozell Adams for a 20-something Free. They figured they saw enough in Free in 2009, when he started seven games at right tackle for the injured Marc Colombo

    read more... http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/columns/story?columnist=watkins_calvin&id=5635817

    GOLDENCHILD1688 Well-Known Member

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    hes been everything i hoped he would be so far.

    its always great to bring a player like free up in your system especially when our ability to draft o-line players have been in question by some
  3. Cowboysfan570

    Cowboysfan570 Well-Known Member

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    If Free continues at this level there is no reason that he shouldn't make the Pro Bowl this season. That is a big if, but I think he can continue to perform like this.

    Guy wasn't called Freak for nothing.
  4. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    Agree it's just great to see one of our own young OTs step up to become our starting LT, do a good jump & not hear his name called for any penalties. Hopefully he stays healthy the whole season. We have a more then decent starting OL (albeit an aging OL except for Free) & Holland appears to do well at LG. But do remain concerned about the backup situation at OC & RT.

    I know we have Sam Young (whose recovering from a preseason injury) & also Brewster, but neither have NFL regular season experience. Hopefully the Cowboys have a few blow out games in which we can insert either of these 2 young players so that they begin to gain some experience which will aid in determining which OL positions must be addressed in the early 2011 draft; particularly a young OC who hopefully can also play OG.
  5. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    I'm glad for Free, I hope he maintains his level of play.
  6. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    The next step for Free is doing it more without help from TE's or backs. He's been very good so far though.
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Free is reliable. I'm hoping he will turn out to be better than that and I have hopes for that.
  8. CowboyMike

    CowboyMike Stay Thirsty, My Friends

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    Free was always a left tackle. He only played right when Colombo went down. The Cowboys never moved him from right to left, he just went back to his normal position.
  9. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Impossible. People saw him as a RT only. Our coaches are wrong.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    well considering they were wrong about so many in the years prior why should anyone believe they were right about one until he proves it?
  11. Dough Boy

    Dough Boy Seldom Seen

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    But we can't develop offensive lineman....................
  12. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Because they never spoke about Stephen Peterman or Jacob Rogers the way they did about Free.

    I figured that is common sense.
  13. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    Pro bowl? if he plays like this for 10 years he's in the HOF, but let's let him start half a season first

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