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Twitter: Henry Melton to visit Dallas after Minny and Seattle

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 14, 2014.

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  1. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I am saying that you just cant plug a JAG in as a 3 tech and expect to field a good defense in this scheme.

    This scheme is also crap if your DEs suck and outside of Selvie and his 7 sacks, we have no pass rushers left on this team from last year.

    So our guess we got 2 problems now.
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  2. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    You're right. I think the more realistic scenario is that we are just screwed. There aren't enough picks in the draft to fix this miserable defense.
  3. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    That depends on the definition of "fix." I think we can do enough in one offseason to be playing at the level we were playing at early last season, and with more young talent. That's not a level I'd consider "fixed," but it'd have been good enough to probably qualify us for postseason play if we could have maintained it.
  4. LatinMind

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    Donald is a HOF already.
  5. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    The defense that gave up Eli Manning's season high yards total? That defense? Some fortunate turnovers obscure the fact that Eli shredded them.
  6. kramskoi

    kramskoi Well-Known Member

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    I think what some are saying is that ala Sapp, you need a real fireplug at 3T and Donald has all the intangibles...highly regarded, with just about every award a defensive player can amass in college. Love to have him, but is he sure to be there at 16 when the Cowboys pick? This is a question that the FO must consider carefully going forward. Melton would give them more options...they could still take Donald or go DE. Otherwise, the first two picks almost have to be DT, DE.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/...wins-2013-Outland-Trophy/stories/201312120325
  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yes precisely that defense. The one with the fortunate turnovers by design.
  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Our defense sucked in the opener. I believe we gave up 30 points or more in 3 of our first 5 games.

    This wasn't a case of injuries creating a bad defense. We lacked talent from the get go.
  9. kramskoi

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    They might have made it if Hatcher had not come undone half-way through, but both he and Ware made it a moot point. The loss of Sean Lee was the final straw I guess.
  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Not too interested in debating your word choice of "sucked". We got worse later in the year.

    My point is that it's reasonable to improve from that point, and that marginal improvement might be significant enough to get us the extra win we might to qualify for post season.
  11. LatinMind

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    mike fisher ‏@fishsports now
    Some Melton legal sht is about to hit fan in Grapevine. Player to meet w police. #cowboys aware of 'immaturity' issue, not scared off

    Gonna be signed cheap watch
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Losing Lee and then Durant at MLB was the final straw for a bad unit. At that point, we were playing zone with no pressure and no real chance.
  13. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Him and Brent are going to have a ball together.
  14. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Can he play a down in the NFL before people call him the 2nd coming of Sapp or Atkins? I think he's not going to be anywhere near what he was in college. He wont be playing against Navy anymore
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  15. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Well-Known Member

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    I like you're logic, but it's kind of telling that he left the SB champs without a cheap contract considering they have cap space. Maybe his workout didn't wow them coming off that ACL injury?

    If we do sign him I hope we're not just signing damaged goods that has a big name to appease fans like me. I guess I'll put my trust in McClay (?) and Marinelli on this one.
  16. bysbox1

    bysbox1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Despite the turnovers the Giants almost came back and beat us, and Eli still threw for 450 yards and 4 TD's? Please. I am surprised no one saw the demise of our defense in that first game. The writing was already on the wall.
  17. LatinMind

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    I think Marinelli is pushing this. He brought him up. Thats his guy
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