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News: ESPND: Mat McBriar is pain free, may return to holder

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Nov 28
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    By Calvin Watkins

    IRVING -- Cowboys punter Mat McBriar said he's finally pain free from nerve damage in his left (non-kicking) foot.

    "The foot is what it is," McBriar said. "I'm not having any more pain. That's gone away so I can definitely start holding a lot more now. I don't think I'll be asked to hold [this week] but I definitely got some practice in at that [Monday] and the kicking is not upsetting it at all, which is great because that was a big concern initially."

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowb...t-mcbriar-is-pain-free-might-return-to-holder
     
  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Good news.
     
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'll admit I was a bit nervous when Romo held for the kick last week for obvious reasons.
     
  4. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I think he held vs. the Redskins also?
     
  5. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    I actually like Tony being the holder. I believe he's put the infamous bobbled snap behind him. That was a long time ago. Almost 5 years. Romo is much better than he was then. Plus if we ever run a fake field goal Romo would be the one throwing it.
     
  6. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Isn't that the only bad hold Tony's ever had in a game?

    And I agree with your last point, but the next trick play Garrett runs will be his first. Seriously, have we ever run a trick play with him as HC? I can't remember one.
     
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    They have run a few reverses since he became head coach.

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  8. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Isn't that one just an end-around? Not what I'd generally think of as a trick play. Or at least way at the bottom of the scale. It sure was purty, though.
     
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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  10. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Uh, he's kind of dodging the question. Mickey reported that pain wasn't the initial issue, that McBriar couldn't feel the foot so he was having trouble planting and gauging feel. For him to say it is what it is but it's pain free leads me to believe he still has numbness but no pain, which does not mean he's 100%.
     
  12. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    But, but, but, if he goes back to being the holder on FGs and PATs what in the world will people have to worry about?

    Oh hell, silly question. Everything else.
     
  13. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Numbness or weakness? When he first had the problem he didn't appear to have strength in that leg and would lose his balance when punting.
     
  14. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Yes, it's an end-around.
     
  15. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Well-Known Member

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    How do they keep on and on about his holding duties but no questions about his performance as of late? The injury as clearly hurt his punting which is a far bigger story than Romo holding on fgs
     

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