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Good vs. Bad Teams - D Line

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by joe_cowboy, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. joe_cowboy

    joe_cowboy New Member

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    I was watching the Pats and Oakland Thursday, and noticed that the Pats would get pressure with just 3 rushers. The Raiders did not get the same pressure.

    The Cowboys have had a sub par rush even with more than 3 people. Why can some teams (such as the Pats) get pressure with 3, while other teams like the Boys can't?

    Is it coaching, talent, scheme, poor O-line for the other team, or a combination of these?

    I believe this is a big part of teams winning in the 4th...no pressure, and another team can come back on you, pressure, and they seem to be stifled.

    On that note, I think the Cowboys D line will be much improved this year, and the depth and rotation will also help drastically! I can see 10-6 or better!
  2. Jersey

    Jersey Member

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    Rotation, rotation, rotation.
  3. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    agree, agree, agree..... :D
  4. joe_cowboy

    joe_cowboy New Member

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    Is rotation the reason that the Pats get pressure with 3 rushing? From what I saw Thursday (just live, no replays), was stunts and talent. But is it really talent, or is it technique?
  5. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    I would say both....
  6. Jersey

    Jersey Member

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    Of course Talent is a major factor. But when you are deep and talented you become much more effective. That's what NE has in their 3-4, and what our 90's teams had in their 4-3. Talent and rotation in a lethal combo.
  7. joe_cowboy

    joe_cowboy New Member

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    Do you think we have that now? Seems like the rooks are pretty good, even the undrafted ones!
  8. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    talent, talent, talent

    back in the doomsday and doomsday II we hardly rotated and yet applied constant pressure with 4 linemen
  9. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    I also noticed that the Pats offensive line gets away with blatant holdings, so it makes the Raiders D-Line look worse than it actually is. And I'm not the only one who noticed this.
  10. Cowboys&Caps

    Cowboys&Caps New Member

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    someone holds on every play of every game i promise you, they can't call it every time and w/ the patriots they will call it even less because they are respected
  11. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    NFL darlings. those zebras do earn extra cash for sure.
  12. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    The Pats have three first rounders on their line... And Seymour is one of the better players in the entire league.

    I think that's the secret. :)

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