ESPND: Five Wonders: Can Cowboys go deep in 2014?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Some of the local reporters said that the OL coach wanted to play Parnell full time in 2012, but that "management" wanted to stay with the more experienced Free. The compromise was the rotation.

    It was again reported in 2013 that the OL coaches really like Parnell but he missed all but 1 preseason game with an injury and was visibly limping in that game. By the time he was fully healthy, Free was playing better; however, it was still reported on the radio by one of the local Cowboys beat reporters that Parnell received extended practice reps with the starters for a couple of weeks because the OL coach or OL coaches were contemplating playing him. The reporter speculated that Jerry promised Free that he would be the starter if he would take the pay cut.

    Early in training camp, Jerry made a statement about Woicik measuring Parnell's punch as the best that he had ever seen. A local beat report on the radio speculated that the reason Jerry would even know this type of information is because the OL coach was making a case for Parnell possibly becoming the starter but had to get Jerry approval to do it.
  2. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Re: Weems, I thought he looked terrible in preseason. I've heard the Cowboys see a lot of potential in him, but I don't see it. Wondering what the plans are.
  3. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. It's gone past being old and tired. I'm not sure on the rules so I'll leave it at that.
  4. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    He has the physical tools. He needs experience and mostly work on his technique.
  5. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Weems is 6-5 which is not uncommon for a Guard. Mike Iupati is 6-5.

    There are the rare cases of much taller Guards. SF's other starter is Alex Boone 6-8, 300.

    Parnell is listed at 6-6, 311 but he never had a Combine or Pro Day to get an official measurement. He appears taller than Free who is also listed at 6-6.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    He does look taller. Bigger frame, too. I don't have a huge problem with tall guards but they need to be able to stay low and a low center of gravity helps. I like to see guards with massive legs and butt to help drive and anchor.
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Let's go fishing Staff Member

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    He got some snaps there but Free got the most. They wanted to see how he looked at T for the most part.
  8. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me?

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    What? Not including the 21+ yds? Wonder why?
  9. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    If you're including 21-30 yard throws, then your post makes absolutely no sense.

    You said, "if Romo throws deep, you'll see the same results as in 2012." So if you're including 21-30 yards, then you either forgot what year it is, or forgot that Romo had 56 attempts of 21+ yards in 2013.

    Whichever the case, on throws of 21+ yards, he had 9 TD/5 INT in 2012, and 8 TD/1 INT in 2013. In neither season were TD and INT "almost even."
  10. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me?

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    Lets dive into the numbers a little deeper, against the Eagles and Saints, teams who had absolutely quit playing in the second half when we played them. Against these ridicules defenses Romo had 9tds and 0ints. As you recall the eagles had quit because Andy was out and the Saints lost their HC and DC, they were the worst.

    . Against the other teams (13 games) he was 19tds and 19ints. So against teams who (showed up) he was even in ratio. I'm so glad we rewarded him with a huge contract.

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