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Graziano: DeMarcus Ware versus the read-option

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Yep
  2. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I noticed. This is the only thing we agree on. Ware is what he is. HOF player but is missing that "dawg" intangible that has been absent from his entire team for sometime. I've given up expecting it from Ware, he's too old to change now.
  3. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    I think it was Micheal Boley. And your right, he didn't give a crap.
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    There's no such thing as a 'dawg intangible' and, if there were, it would be ridiculous. All that matters is that the guy is a legitimately great football player. Pretending otherwise is nothing more than an example of typical fan message-board self-loathing. Enjoy your great players. Hope we get more. Worry about the positions where the players aren't great instead of the ones where they are. The same goes for the whole team. If it's not tangible, it doesn't really matter. There are enough tangible problems that need to be corrected in Dallas. We don't need to go making up others that nobody can see or ever prove exist.
  5. Blue Eyed Devil

    Blue Eyed Devil Active Member

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    I'm always amazed that some fans think a guy that violently destroys QBs at an average of 14 sacks a year isn't "mean" enough. Between ball snap and whistle he's the most frightening violent player in the league with QBs both active and retired admitting they fear the man. Yet some people concern themselves with what he does after the whistle?
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Being 'meaner' helps you get to the QB faster. And makes them more afraid of you once you get there. QB-fear is another one of those intangibles that keeps us from winning big games. As opposed to the tangible things like our TO ratio or our inadequate pass defenses.
  7. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Wares focus will be in the backfield not in coverage but so will the other three Dlinemen. The 4/3 will end the read/pass-option this year and at least one QBs season.
  8. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    We are talking about Demarcus Ware aren't we?
  9. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Was Ray Lewis announcing his retirement before the playoffs tangible or intangible?
  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Intangible. And irrelevant. Unless you're saying that's what caused Joe Flacco to throw 11 tds and 0 interceptions in the playoffs.
  11. Blue Eyed Devil

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    Ruthless.
  12. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Not a big hit in the bunch.
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  13. Blue Eyed Devil

    Blue Eyed Devil Active Member

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    Are you being sarcastic? I can't tell.
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    Did you do this yourself? Love it.
  15. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Naw found it on youtube. Btw shout out to Reality and the mods for the new website format.
  16. punchnjudy

    punchnjudy Well-Known Member

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    Watching Ware play in that game was the most frustrated I've been by a talented Cowboys defenseman since the days when Kevin Smith used to get flagged for not turning around to face the ball. Just watching it live, there were times when I thought Griffin got too close and should have been nailed. We won't be able to do that every time for reasons already stated, but there will be times when he gets too comfortable and that's when you make him pay.
  17. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Sean Lee and Bruce Carter will eat the read option for breakfast and defecate RG3 by dinner.
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  18. cannonball44

    cannonball44 Stephen Peterman's Campaign Manager

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    Sean Lee is a bigger piece to stopping the read option than Demarcus Ware.
  19. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    IMO, the read option is a big reason for Dallas switching back to the 43. I think it is better suited to defend it. The faster defense overall, but in particular the super quick LB's are going to be able to stop running QB's much better than the personnel in your typical 34. Kiffin will have the safeties in better position than Ryan did as well.

    There were other factors going in to the change, I'm sure... but I think Kiffin's insistence on being sound fundamentally, and how fast his defenses play was a big selling point on bringing the 43 back to Dallas.

    Certainly, the confusion in the Dallas defense in both Redskin games played a large part of the demise of Ryan and the 34.
  20. BobGriffin3

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    Really? It will be a 15 yard flag every single time it happens. This is a league that protects the QB, you honestly believe "refs can't call a penalty on it?". RG3 always puts his hands up when pressure is coming and he doesn't have the ball. I doubt the refs will listen to "I thought he had the ball." The read-option is what it is.....dangerous. The only gameplanning for the read-option is scoring more points then the Redskins offense.

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