News: FWST Blog: Brent likes fullback role

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  1. WoodysGirl

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

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    -- Charean Williams

    In two games this season, the Cowboys didn't have a fullback on their 47-man game day roster. Or not a fullback in name.

    Tight end John Phillips mainly filled that role in games against the Jets and the Lions, but defensive tackle Josh Brent got three snaps in the goal-line offense.

    "He’s certainly comfortable doing it," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said of Brent. "He’s a very good athlete, and he’s confident in that role."

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  2. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    can we just have a fullback play fullback. Throwing brent in the hole seems to clog it wish our running back knew how to jump over the pile though.

    It seems we do not try stuff like QB sneaks or running backs jumping over the line.

    When was the last time romo has done a QB sneak? We have all these third/fourth and 1's but we never call a QB sneak.
  3. 1fisher

    1fisher Well-Known Member

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    maybe it's the busted ribs?
  4. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I was telling my buddies during the game last week that I wonder why backs never seem to jump over the pile anymore. At one time that was common... Walter Payton, Herschel, Barry Sanders, tons of guys used to do that. Now no one does, and I don't know why. It's almost impossible to stop.

    And I thought Archer or someone had a good question the other day... Why not Lissemore for this role? He's plenty big enough and obviously can run.
  5. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Well, in respect to our team, the answer is probably because we have defensive linemen already into the backfield and grabbing at our RBs before they even hit the LOS, lol.

    It's maddening.
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The preseason game in I think 06 or 07 vs Oakland and it cost us Stephen Peterman for the year to a blown out knee.
  7. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Ummm this guy sucks on short yardage...
  8. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    even before the busted ribs, I am not just talking about this season.
  9. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    We had a running back one time named Emmitt Smith who did that very thing in, I believe it was a game against Chicago. I believe they had to carry him off the field when he landed wrong on his head/neck. IIRC, I believe he missed a game or two because of that.
  10. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Never heard of him.
  11. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    I thought Brent looked pretty weak at FB. He stands straight up rather than staying low, and he slows at the point of impact.
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, I don't think you want to run a QB sneak with your franchise player playing with cracked ribs.
  13. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    2-0 when FB Tony Fiammetta plays, 0-2 when he doesn't.


  14. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Lissemore is a better runner with the football.
  15. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    How about handing Brent the ball? He couldn't do any worse!
  16. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    I say line him up deep and have felix in as FB quick FB dive and have brent run behind him and push him in. Obviously i'm talking inside the 3

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