News: FSSW: Sturm: Film Room Breakdown: Smith vs Pierre-Paul

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  1. WoodysGirl

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

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    September 13, 2012

    Each week, we want to examine one crucial component of each Cowboys game and break it down with the new "All-22" game film that is available on as part of their Game Rewind subscription.

    It is an amazing resource for fans who have hoped for years to now have this information at their fingertips. It won't reveal everything, but it will offer us way more information than we have ever had before. With that in mind, I want to pick something from each game and break it down with some level of thoroughness. It could be one play or a sequence of them, or in this case, it is a key matchup in the game that helped determine the outcome.

    This week, I wanted to take a snap-by-snap look at the Cowboys new left tackle, Tyron Smith, as he takes on one of his biggest tests. When you are a left tackle in the NFL, there are no easy match ups, but to return to the site of the final crime in 2011 - a place where Tony Romo was sacked 6 times and could have been sacked more - and the Super Bowl Champion, New York Giants.

    As we are all aware, Jason Pierre Paul is already amongst the most fearsome sack machines in the NFL, and he has only played 2 seasons. Only 14 players have over 20 sacks since 2010, and Pierre-Paul is the youngest player on that list. It stands to reason that he might be on the verge of passing many on that list of 14 as he gains more NFL experience. He is already good at 23, but the football world wonders where he will be at the age of 25 or 26.

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  2. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Good stuff.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Good stuff. It'll be fun to see how he holds up against that inside counter along with the wide-9 down the road when we get to PHI.
  4. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I couldn't be more pleased with this draft pick. Smith qA n excellent selection and this will pay off for a decade.
  5. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    how can you say he was beaten to the outside on a draw up the middle? JPP faked inside and Smith overreacted because that's the only option he has to stop, since JPP then went outside, he just ran himself out of the play--Smith did exactly what he needed to do
  6. PhillyCowboysFan

    PhillyCowboysFan Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    So Bob also is not worried about Mr. Smith.

    Good to know!
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Real good stuff. Agree about that draw- I think Sturm missed that one on what was needed to be done. However outside of that cannot really disagree much.

    The fact that Tyron got little help is really good; but on the other hand it seems that we were helping Free a lot. Not so good.

    Tyron is so driven that he will look at this tape and probably think to himself he was not good at all. And then work like a maniac to do better. Will be very interesting to see what happens in Game 2 against the Giants.
  8. vaturkey

    vaturkey Well-Known Member

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    JPP is Lawrence Taylor part 2 with perhaps even more quickness and even more length. Smith will only get better, but no one can think that he (or any other tackle) will be able to handle JPP consistently. I think he did well and that is about as good as one can expect given his experience level and who he was matched up against.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    BS. Smith is every bit as good an athlete with the drive to excell. I see no reason he cannot reach the point where its at least a 50-50 draw.
  10. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Agreed. It's Smith's overreaction that makes people think he blew the play, but JPP went exactly where the play design needed him to go.

    The article basically confirmed my take of the battle. Smith was seriously challenged, but did not break or give up a big negative play.

    On the first Ogletree TD, it's JPP who ends up on the ground.

    JPP played last week with a violence that made him look more impressive than he actually performed.

    Thanks to Smith.
  11. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    Where is that thread from earlier this week when a lot of people said he played horrible?
  12. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Closest thing there has ever been to LT is Ware.
  13. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    No, he is not like LT at all.

    LT was an OLB in a 3-4 so they played different positions and in different defensive alignments.

    LT was 6-3 240 pounds whereas JPP is like 6-5 and 280 pounds.

    LT ran a 4.4 40 yard dash whereas JPP is more like 4.7.

    I think the closest thing to JPP from the past was Bruce Smith who was about the same size, same speed and same quickness. I don't think Bruce had that wingspan but otherwise they are quite comparable. I think Bruce is the NFL all-time leader in sacks so he was a very good player for many years in Buffalo.
  14. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    He held his own against one of the best pass rushers in the game, by himself, in his first ever start at LT. I think that says a lot. He is going to be great.
  15. JerryFan

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  16. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    For his first start at LT he did a respectable job... He'll only get better.
  17. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Tyron is still in his embryonic stage as far as his development at left tackle. Still, he acquited himself well for one having had such scant experience there. In all likelihood, additional time and experience at that spot will stand him in good stead. The false starts should become less of a problem down the road as his development continues and his confidence is fortified via better technique. He'll be fine.
  18. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Early in his career Larry Allen got humiliated by an injured Reggie White.

    Reggie White tossed him like 5 yards in the air with one arm.

    After that game Larry owned White for the rest of his career.
  19. StanleySpadowski

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    Smith didn't play well. Sturm can minimize his negatives all he wants but the fact remains that he struggled against the Giants. Most of his problems were footwork related so there's a very good chance he improves as he gains experience at his new position but he still needs to improve.

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