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Twitter: Garrett: Crawford can play all four DL positions

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. manster4ever

    manster4ever Well-Known Member

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    What's wrong with being the next Manster? LOL...the kid can be VERY solid, and I'm hopeful. Just needs to stay healthy.
  2. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    If he was put back in the draft right now, knowing everything we know, where do you think he would go? Late 1st early 2nd?
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl You already know why I'm here Staff Member

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    Cowboys want to pick a defensive line spot soon for Tyrone Crawford, Garrett says

    “That is a great question,” Garrett said at the owners meetings in Orlando, asked if Crawford would be an end or a tackle. “He has really good versatility. We are going to look at the landscape of our defensive line and see where he fits in. We really think he can play all four spots. We will use him in a couple of different spots certainly. We want to get him into a role, into a position where he is most comfortable and get his body right.”

    “He will probably be a bigger guy and weigh a little more if he plays inside,” Garrett said. “He will be a lighter guy if he plays outside. Even if he plays outside, we will probably use him inside in certain situations. We will make that determination here relatively soon. We have talked about this as a staff and with him a little bit. And depending on who else we have in that landscape, we will probably pick a lane with him and see where we want to start with him and see how he adjusts to it.”

    Read more here: http://sportsblogs.star-telegram.co...rone-crawford-garrett-says.html#storylink=cpy
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  4. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    This is the same dunce that loved Costa, Kowalski and Nagy. Kiss of death right chere.
  5. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    SDE that can move inside on the nickel.
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  6. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    That's an interesting question.
    I suspect in this draft he'd be in the r2 or r3 area. In mix with Ealy and Crichton. Probably between those 2.

    He mainly fell because he was so raw having been at Boise starting only one year after arriving late.
    His production was good but not off the charts. His measurables/testing is above Crichton stats below.

    final year....
    Crawford 13.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks
    Ealy 14 TFL, 8 sacks.
    Crichton 19 TFL, 7.5 sacks.

    CBS had him rated 54th when he came out. He might be 20 spots lower in this draft just because of the insane depth.
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  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    If Spencer somehow got healthy and came back to the Cowboys Crawford may be an interesting 1 tech for us. Otherwise, he is our starting SDE most likely, who can move inside for nickel packages. I am more intrigued with him playing the 1 tech - could be a force there (though I have no certainty he can anchor and stop the run from there.)
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Spencer would likely play the weak side. Depending on any draft picks. He would come in as the best pass rusher.
  9. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    So having spent one month on the D side, now Redball is an expert? :p
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  10. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Probably right about where he was chosen that year, at most maybe a round earlier. But now way on the first round. It was not some unusually deep DL draft when he came out, at all.
  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Probably. But no way on the right side.
  12. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    That is one thing about both his seasons. He had been adding weight for the 3-4 and then dropping for the 4-3. Garrett is correct, they better decide soon and give him time to get there.
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That'd be my vote.
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  14. kiheikiwi

    kiheikiwi Maui No Ka Oi

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    I understand that he had/ needs to be healthy first. But shouldn't they as a staff already know what the hell they are going to do with him ? He bulked up to play in the 3/4 then last year dropped weight to play the 4/3 DE. So pick one and let him adjust his body, start training for one position !!! Coming off a major injury (and if they really want him inside - which I think is just dumb) he needs time and training at one spot - not multiple. Let him get comfortable with one thing first. Seems like SDE to me, maybe nickle DT.
    And by the way, would playing the # 1 as I see mentioned here alot, put more pressure on his archilles as he would have to anchor against big bodies all the time ! Or does that not matter ? dont know. so asking...
  15. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Saying a guy can play all 4 positions isn't saying they don't know what to do with him. Just that he's versatile. He gives you options. This is a good thing, if true.

    I don't know that playing the 1 would tax his Achilles any more than another position. I would think exploding upfield at the snap is pretty hard on that injury. If he can do that, I'm sure he can do it all.
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  16. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    It's amazing what a career offensive guy can learn observing a defensive player in rehab, once he puts his mind to it.
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  17. kiheikiwi

    kiheikiwi Maui No Ka Oi

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    I get the 4 positions thing - and that is a good theng BUT, Garret said he will have to be bigger to play inside, or smaller to play DE, and they will choose soon.
    To me, That is red headed idiot speak - or puppet of Jerry speak for - we will wait till the draft to see what we pick up and play him accordingly. Again coming off a pretty major injury I feel thats a disservice to him.
    If they decide to put him inside at either DT spot that would be 3 positions in 3 years and a major injury. Back out at SDE it would seem best suited for him, as he has already played it and doesnt have to go up and down body wise etc..... I have no idea, not a coach or know a lot about line play. But would hate to think they will stunt his career due to mismanaging his position growth/potential . Guess Im just not in a very trusting mood when it comes to Garret and players fit right now.
    And by the way, I agree with you on the cap hell comment. I think the moves were nessessary due to cap hell, and that we probably are worse off right now. How the draft helps remains to be seen - but so long as they stay this course, it is better for the team in the long run. Short term loss, long term gain. = cap mismanagement.
  18. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    He was one of my pet cats in the 2012 draft so suffice to say I have high hopes for him.
  19. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just glad he didn't say 5.
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  20. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I bet you he has broken down film of every practice and game they have on him. How he works through rehab speaks to something as well.

    Everyone expects Garrett to fail but I think he may know how to scout a bit.
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