How bad would losing Glenn really hurt us?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by blindzebra, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    He's got sure hands and was our primary deep threat.

    It has an impact, but is it as devastating as some fear?

    Owens has the ability to get deep.

    Hurd and Crayton have both show the ability to exploit the intermediate routes.

    Witten and Fasano both have the ability to stretch the field inside.

    We are planning on using the backs more as well.

    Coming into the season, I'd bet most of us were predicting fewer catches for Glenn anyway with Romo seeming to favor Owens and Garrett's system where the TEs and RBs will be used more.

    Also with the age of Glenn and Owens this year was important for Crayton...coming into FA next year...and the young guys, Hurd, Austin and Stanback for us to see what we had going into next offseason.

    In my thinking we have more than enough weapons to compensate for not having Glenn...I also believe forcing Crayton, Hurd and Austin to each move up a spot is a blessing in disguise.
  2. SultanOfSix

    SultanOfSix Star Power

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    I heard Glenn is out. I don't understand why JJ just doesn't tank the season. It's a brilliant strategy. Having the #1 and #2 pick in the draft. That would rule.
  3. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    if he's gone or bothered all yr, it'll be a loss no doubt...the guy is a huge weapon...good speed, good route runner, excellent hands...those guys dont grow on trees

    having him and TO on the field forces teams to play entirely different on defense and opens up run lanes by scheme rather than solely relying on the blocking (which in our case is mediocre to poor most weeks)

    other guys will have to step up now thats for sure

  4. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    not too bad. I think he hurts us more on the field. look at his fumble in the playoffs last year
  5. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    I would guess it's a drop from a possible top 3/probable top 5 offense to a top 10.

    It's not the end of the season offensively by any means.

    Running game should be getting better going from Rivera to Bigg while the passing game drops going from Glenn to Crayton. The drop in average yards per play shouldn't be that big; points scored is a whole other issue.
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    It would hurt a LOT. Glenn can smoke anyone when coverage is rolled to T.O... Sam Hurd can't, He has no speed or quicks. And Crayton is barely any better.

    THEHEREAFTER Well-Known Member

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    It would be bad. Not panic bad but bad. Glenn is a savy veteran who keeps defenses honest. I fear that T.O. will be doubled and tripled.
  8. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    it's gonna hurt because as some Giant players said last year, Ds respect the hell out of Terry's speed, it's now going to shift extra attention to TO's side of the field until whoever lines up across from him, or whoever else, can make plays to take that pressure off of him

    what we can do to counter the attention is what we're already planning to do, have Witten/Fasano stretch the middle of the field

    edit: we also need to move TO all over the field, which we're planning on doing already as well
  9. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    i really hope most of the replies to this thread are sarcasm ...glenn maybe had one more good year of production until he is WAYY to old, i think its good to get hurd and crayton more experience..
  10. TunaFan33

    TunaFan33 Benched

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    We should have cut Glenn last year when he had a roster bonus due. He may have alot in the tank left, but he's INJURY-PRONE. We've said this many times here.

    STSINAZ Active Member

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    it will hurt can teach "good"....and crayton and hurd are not that yet...
  12. EndGame

    EndGame Active Member

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    Well, one way or the other I guess we'll find out whether Crayton or Hurd are starting material.

  13. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    The main thing I am worried about is that Jerry will panic and do something like give next years 2nd or 3rd for Randy Moss ......

    That would be a Redskin like move.
  14. Parche

    Parche Well-Known Member

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    It wont be that much of a problem if we can establish our running game... If we cant, then it will be a problem.
  15. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    CB and WR continue to move up on the priority list for the draft.
  16. TunaFan33

    TunaFan33 Benched

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    Come on guys-we don't have anything MAJOR.

    Ellis-his injury was an 11 monther, we've said this many, many, many times.

    Newman-he will play OK with this injury, like a number of other athlets

    Glenn-never had an injury-free career to begin with, so why all the chicken littles?
  17. Parche

    Parche Well-Known Member

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    Well well, On ellis problem, we have spencer as a first rounder, he sure can do something to cover

    As you said, Newman can probably play

    But the problem with Glenn´s injury is that we dont have a replacement, as Hurd and Stanback and Crayton dont have Glenns abilities...

    Then I say, as long as we can run the ball, it will give more space to this players to run their routes and catch the ball... If we cant run the ball, then theyll have more problems, they are no glenn.
  18. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I actually think Crayton can be a fully capable #2, and probably would be an established #2 NFL wide receiver already if he didn't play on a team with two established 1,000 yard WR's. Crayton is even less of a liability as a #2 if we're like the early 90's teams, and our TE is really our #2 target in the passing game. The problem is depth. TO is 33 years old and hasn't completed a 16 game season since 2001. It's a very strong likelihood that we'll go into (at least) several games this year with Sam Hurd and Patrick Crayton as our starting WRs. Hello 9 man fronts.
  19. Parche

    Parche Well-Known Member

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    With Hurd and Crayton BOTH as starters?? Do you mean that Owens and Glenn will be out both at the same time??? Well, lets hope not, that would mean a real problem for our team.
  20. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    TO is 33 years old and hasn't played a 16 game season in 5 years. You have expect that there will be at least a couple of games where we'll have that scenerio.

    That said, teams not named the Colts and Bengals don't have two 1,000 yard receivers. I'm not expecting anywhere near 425 points that we scored last year. I wasn't even before the Glenn injury. But we still have a Pro Bowl caliber #1 WR and a Pro Bowl caliber TE. If Jason Garrett can't find a way to be at least a Top 10 scoring offense with those two pieces and Romo for a 16 games, then the "young offensive genius' moniker is vastly undeserved.

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