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News: ESPND: Bruce Carter much better than Rob Ryan thought

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

    IRVING, Texas – Rob Ryan has never been shy to predict great things for one of his players, but even the Cowboys defensive coordinator didn’t see this coming from Bruce Carter.

    The second-year inside linebacker has played pretty well all season, but he’s emerged as a star since Sean Lee’s season-ending injury.

    “I never thought he’d have the ascension that Sean Lee did, but he has,” Ryan said. “I mean, he has. That’s the bottom line. This guy has become a hell of a football player right in front of our eyes this season.

    “I wouldn’t have predicted that. Absolutely not. But he is a tremendous football player. He’s playing as fast as his great athleticism allows him to play. He’s smart. He works hard. He’s with (linebackers coach Matt) Eberflus all the time.

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  2. followthestar

    followthestar Active Member

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    He was been really awesome, and gentlemen we have the best LB crew in quite a while at the disposal of Rob Ryan. This could be fun! Carter's would be a great jersey to get... Hmmmm....
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    We've all heard nothing but great things about Carter since he was drafted. None of his success surprises me. Not soon but next year we have the best ILB's in the league.
  4. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    I hope he can stay healthy. He is a absolute beast and probably the fastest LB in the NFL.
  5. BTX

    BTX New Member

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    If we resign Spencer (i hope we do) I say we have the best lb corp in the entire league by far.
  6. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Haven't been this excited about a player in a while. I love Lee. Outside of Romo, he's ours 2b best player. But this kid, he could be really special.
  7. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    I do think a lot of the credit has to go the LB coach, Eberfluss. The notion that Carter was fast and could chase plays down in space was well known. I think his instincts and physicality in the run game were in doubt until this season but he seems to have put those notions to rest.

    I don't think the stellar play of Lee and Carter is some fluke - scouts and coaches both did their jobs on those two guys.
  8. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    IMO Carter will end up being the player we expect Lee to be.

    I hope Lee gets through the injuries and can put together a few good seasons, but right now it's been disappointing.

    I love Lee's contribution so far I just think the team needs to add ILB depth just in case.
  9. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Lee is worth the risk unless the contract is full of incentives for games played. He just keeps tearing something. He has reached the age where you expect full physical maturity but he has still torn ligaments in each of the past two years.
  10. CowboysYanksLakers

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    I think Bruce Carter is just scratching the surface honestly. In the case of Lee I would be really cautious if I were the Cowboys to hand him a large contract extension....

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