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If Kosier isn't a good run blocker, why did we even sign him?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Galian Beast, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I've scoured the internet for any type of info on Kosier.

    Apparently he is pretty good at pass blocking like Larry Allen, but he is horrible at run blocking also like Larry Allen...

    And that is supported even more by Kevin Jones' lackluster year. One positive stat though that contradicts that perhaps is that Kevin Jones' most impressive yards per carry numbers came from the left side. Averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Far more than any other direction he went (with the exception of the right sideline, where he averaged 5.2 yards per carry on 115 carries)
  2. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    huh? Larry Allen is horrible at run blocking?

    I dont know if that requires :rolleyes: or :lmao2:

    David
  3. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    agreed. LA is far superior to Kosier in terms of run blocking.
  4. hmcorp

    hmcorp Member

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    Ummmm...last year many many times allen got beat on run plays. Im not making it up. Now of course in some of our biggest running plays he made huge blocks....WHEN HE ACTUALLY made contact with someone. Tehe quickness and ability to reach the second level is gone consistently. He cant consistently get it done anymore.

    Kosier is younger and should be coming into his own soon. I think BIll and Jeff Ireland saw a player who can advance his career right now.
  5. UppityCracker2

    UppityCracker2 Member

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    LA or TO?
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Straight line blocking he was still good, however he was a shell of his former self when pulling.
  7. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    Cuz we're gonna pass 45 times a game? :D
  8. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    You also have to consider the Lions' anemic passing offense, despite their investment in first round draft picks. It's hard to have a dominating running game when defenses are stacking the line against you.
  9. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    I think the real truth of the matter is that Kosier is an unknown to most if not all i the media. Most of the assessments of his play were written several years previous. Some folks contend he is going to be a pleasant surprise for us, others say he can't play at all. I think he was signed because he can play more than one spot, is smart, above average lineman who can preserve roster spots for other needs. I had never even heard of the guy, but I've learned my lesson from putting too much value on what the media "thinks". I don't think he would have been in the league too long if he was THAT bad and further, I can't see Dallas giving that money for nothing. Trust the scouting dept. and Parcells until we see reason not to with this guy. My .02.
  10. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    For between the tackles running, maybe. Anything outside that and LA was subpar at best, not to mention delays or screens.

    And between the tackles running is not what our RBs do best.
  11. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    Even up the gut, LA couldn't hit the second tier blocks. Just WAYYYY too slow now and virtually no lateral movement. LA was terrible at pass protection the last year especially....sad to see him look that way.
  12. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    I don't think this is correct. LA had problems getting to the 2nd level last year run blocking and that is when he was going straight ahead. The necessary quickness seemed to be gone. We had problems to that side even before Flo went down.
  13. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Don't cite Jones' poor stats as evidence that Kosier wasn't good at run blocking. Kosier started the 3 games that Jones didn't play meaning that of his 11 starts only 8 were when Jones was in the lineup. Jones' two worst games (Chi and Car) were games where Kosier didn't start. Jones actually picked it up a bit when Kosier started.
  14. Novacek84

    Novacek84 Well-Known Member

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    As I said in another thread, my problem with signing Kosier is that I had never heard of him until we signed him. And I watch a lot of NFL games, not just the Cowboys. Not sure what we really have here.
  15. Catch-22

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    I'm just hoping that we had a good reason to come out guns blazing for a guy that no one has heard of, I'm trusting our coaching staff and scouting department on this one.
  16. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    Does it matter, we have Terrell remember, were gunna win a superbowl. Hes all we need. Period. Heck, Jones could save 90 million by cutting all the other players on the team, so long as we have Terrell, were golden, remember.
  17. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    anyone got a tape of the game we played against detroit last year. it would be interesting to see how Kosier did against us ?
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    There should be some clips in the image zone as theebs was kind enough to make some vid clips of him in that game.

    You may have to search in that zone.
  19. NorTex

    NorTex Well-Known Member

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    In that game, Kosier didn't allow his assignment to tackle the ball carrier, not once.

    He only struggled on two plays, which were passes. Glover pushed him back towards the QB, but never touched the QB.

    The only thing Kosier lacks is pure strength and its reasonable to expect him to get at least a little stronger.

    Kosier played against: Glover, Fergy, Ellis, Canty, and Ware...no problems.

    Kosier also played tackle for two plays. On one passing play he blocked Ware with little problem.
  20. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    8 TEAMS were interested. We got this guy quick so you KNOW BP wanted him badly. Now maybe its his versatility- BUT supposedly his agent said he was signed to play guard.

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