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ESPND: O-line could look a lot different after bye week

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JonJon, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I was actually going to ask when he was due to be back. He seemed to play very well whenever given a chance last year and if Cook can play guard effectively, maybe that could be a solution for the rest of the year to improve our line play at least somewhat.
  2. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    :laugh2:

    I appreciate the levity with such a depressing topic.
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Costa is the starting center as soon as he's healthy, that isn't even debatable with anyone of any knowledge of the situation.
  4. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Given your previous positions that crashed and burned regarding the OL I'm inclined to believe the opposite!
  5. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    I don't think Costa is going to supplant Cook anytime soon but my Oline predictions have certainly been lacking this year. Nagy, Killa, and Costa flushed the pot.
  6. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    ,,, even as pessimistic as I've been with the OL moves I had no idea things would be this horrific. I felt the odds favored us getting 1 decent lineman out of the Nagy/Arkin/Kowalski group and maybe 1 decent guard out of the Livings/Bernardeau/Leary signings, but so far only Livings seems to be usable,,, add the implosion of Free and we're just screwed across the board :(
  7. Yoshimitsu

    Yoshimitsu Lurch

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    Actually he is. Costa is better than Cook. Also don't be surprised if Bernadeau doesn't pick it up Cook will be the one at guard replacing him.
  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'd be pretty surprised if they didn't go back to their starting Center after just three games and some of Cook's limitations in the running game.
  9. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    That statement typifies how far we've fallen. :(
  10. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I don't see why. Holland played well last year as our best interior olineman and has taken his position as partner in Bentley's oline training facility to heart and has worked his butt off.

    Holland is an above average NFL guard. He just doesn't want to

    1) play for peanuts without any commitment and
    2) play for anyone but the Cowboys.
  11. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Holland is a darn good guard. When he's on his game, he's one of the better run blocking linemen in the league.
  12. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    And that must be why 32 teams didn't want him.
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Kind of what I thought also.
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    holland apparently has made it known he will only play for the Boys - and that is the main reason he is sitting right now. He is playing the waiting game gambling the boys will fold.

    As regards Costa, clearly its not just a muscle problem with his back. The boys probably realize that he can go out at any time and therefore practically speaking cannot count on him for steady work.
  15. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Active Member

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    Replacing slop with more slop. How comforting. They need to sign Holland and give that a shot. His veteran leadership could help stabalize the right side of the line. He did work next to Free on the other side when Free had his best season.
  16. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Active Member

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    Every time Holland has come in and played, the running game has taken off. Coincidence or not?
  17. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying you're wrong and you very well may be right, but this is just stupid. Turning down opportunities for an organization that doesn't value you (not that he has much value, football wise, imo) is pretty dumb.
  18. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    If it's true he will only play for Dallas it's a damn shame the team won't bring him in.

    I can't imagine he's asking for the moon.
  19. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

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    Anyone who thinks Costa will be the saving grace of this line is kidding themselves.
  20. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Costa? Nahh... ol' alligator arms just doesn't have the physical talent to be able to hold up at the POA.

    When's Kowalski get back? :)

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