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News: ESPND: Can Bruce Carter be the next Derrick Brooks?

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    May 17
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    By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Linebacker Bruce Carter has heard one name over and over again since the Cowboys hired Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator.

    “Everybody’s just been hitting me with it – Derrick Brooks, Derrick Brooks,” Carter said. "That's a good thing."

    Carter blossomed into a sideline-to-sideline force as an inside linebacker in Rob Ryan’s 3-4 scheme last season before missing the final five games due to a dislocated elbow.

    Fully healthy again, Carter looks forward to flying around in Kiffin’s 4-3 like Brooks used to do. As soon as he heard Kiffin was coming, Carter started studying film of Brooks’ work from Tampa Bay’s days of playing dominant defense.

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4708848/can-bruce-carter-be-the-next-derrick-brooks
  2. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I do love a guy that studies!
  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yes. As long as he can stay on the field.
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'm sorry you all, but Rick Gosselin says no way Bruce Carter can play WIL linebacker....so it must be true. :D
  5. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    But that's true for every player....even the ones not on the Cowboys....
  6. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    They can all be Derrick Brooks?
  7. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Sky is the limit for Bruce but he has major injury concerns just like Sean lee.
  8. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Major injury concerns goes for all who sign a contract to play in the NFL. Or is it just those who play for the Cowboys? Yep.
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Since the ACL in college he's had that one fluke injury to his arm last year. That would have happened to anyone.
  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    It's not unreasonable to question his durability. He's got to prove he can stay on the field before anyone could ever compare him to Brooks.

    Same with Sean Lee. He'll never be a great player missing so much time.
  11. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking forward to seeing Bruce Carter on the field!
  12. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Carter and lee can't stay healthy behind this defensive line. The Bucs had Booger McFarland and Warren Sapp on the inside. What they lacked in size they made up for in talent, and they each had good size too.

    Ratliff and Hatcher are lighter, older, and more injury prone than Sapp and McFarland. I almost laugh out loud saying all their names in the same sentence the comparison is so off base.

    With an average defensive front unable to stop blockers or impede momentum of the offense, when Carter and Lee first make contact it is with bigger players who are moving faster.

    Add to this that both LB's are now in a 4-3 defense where they are responsible for covering more ground, increasing the chances they are stretching with awkward technique when they make that first hit.
  13. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    That's an interesting way of saying "He has exited two of the last three seasons with season ending injuries"

    ;)
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    We need LBs with stronger elbows. I hope that's something we paid a lot of attention to in this last draft.
  15. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    hatcher-6'6 , 305
    Rat-6'4 , 303

    Booger-6'0 , 300
    sapp-6'2 ,303

    Im not saying, im just sayin..
  16. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    Comparing anyone to Brooks is unfair. But i believe Carter has the physical talent to be an excellent WLB in this defense.
  17. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    Booger was a wide body who could move. Hatcher plays high so I have major concerns with him playing 1. Who ever plays lower wins.

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