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Gavin Escobar returned to practice

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Galian Beast, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Really happy to hear that he returned to practice. I think this player is going to be part of a linchpin of our offensive success, and Linehan unlike Garrett will actually use him to create mismatches.

    The other thing I'd like to see Linehan really focus on implementing is the no-huddle offense. We see so many offenses use this to their advantage, and I don't think any team has the compliment of weapons to utilize this as much as we do.

    You really have to get defenses stuck in a position where they can't adjust for Murray/Dunbar and Beasley/Escobar. Escobar becoming a better blocker makes the no huddle even more valuable with him in the lineup than Beasley.
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  2. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    I didn't know he was out or hurt. Sheesh.....
  3. BoysfanfromCanada

    BoysfanfromCanada Member

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    Was he out due to that shoulder issue after the catch he made vs the Ravens? I was worried it was something that would linger, glad he's back.
  4. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    yes...i was worried he broke his collarbone to be honest.

    he landed very awkwardly.

    escobar,williams and of course dez are poised to have gigantic numbers this year with linehan running the offense.
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    And all that worry for nothing.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yeah. It looked like it could be more serious. He's gonna be a pretty good player.
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  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    How has his blocking looked?

    He has got to be better than last year.
  8. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    He can handle perimeter guys and can compete with OLB but he cannot do inline work yet. Witten and Hanna can though.
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  9. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    With that said, I think Hanna has had a stellar camp and pre-season.
  10. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people on the Escobar train that were dismissing him and the pick last year. Just saying...
  11. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    Don't have to use him as a blocker in Linehan's offense.
  12. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    You mean somebody was wrong? On the Internet? How is that possible?
  13. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    I will be surprised if that shoulder is back to normal after one week, it looked more serious. I expect he will be limited in this preseason, note his touches this week and next. My opinion no other facts other than the way he landed and the way they were examining him on the sideline.
  14. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    That's assuming he's actually given the opportunity to make plays and Witten isn't force-fed the football.
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  15. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    As long as Romo is given time and is comfortable he should get the chance to work the ball around.
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  16. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I think a lot of that depends on how teams defend us. Escobar is presumably going to end up with matchups against linebackers or nickelbacks. He and Witten are going to present some serious matchup issues if teams bracket Bryant with safeties.
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  17. Spectre

    Spectre Well-Known Member

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    you can count me as one still doing so. Hope I am wrong. I'm probably not.
  18. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Nothing wrong with being wrong. Being loud about a negative opinion on a fan board and then quietly switching sides is poor form, in my opinion anyway. Not that that's necessarily what's gone on in Escobar's case yet.
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  19. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    It's regular travesty. We need to organize and deputize some members, and hunt these folks down. :p
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  20. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    :)

    Hey, as Jimmy used to say, "If you're gonna talk the talk..."
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