Interesting Lacewell quote on Ratliff

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  1. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    Lacewell has been drinking too much secret sauce.
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  2. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    It sure sets the stage for things to stay the same, and use the injury bug as the reason the defense fell apart. It's awesome to know how much Jerry trusts Lacewells opinion on matters at Valley ranch.
  3. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    This is the same buffoon that fell in love with Quinthy for some bizarre reason. The fact that he is still around and dishing out poisonous advice tells us all we need to know about the kind of mess the Garrettboys are in.
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  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    He's lone since fired, but still in the owner's ear?

    And yet, according to Jerry, him being owner and GM is some secret 'advantage'?

    Is listening to this clown an 'advantage'?

    Sure doesn't look like it based on all tangible results.
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  5. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    Agree that miles could be gone with the development of Williams and progression of beaseley we need Stud D
    Line help , and his $$ could go toward that area
  6. randy932

    randy932 Active Member

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    I remember it well. And I agree that he needs to go, quickly.
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  7. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    I remember. Oh, and to the poster who said "get back to us." Who the heck is "us?" You're not speaking for anyone but yourself so next time you think about doing so, why don't you **** instead?
  8. Common Sense

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    Nevis is a depth guy, but I wouldn't go so far as to call him a player. Players make plays, and he's had plenty of time to make a statement. When there's a starting-caliber player at that position, will Drevis even make the team over Hayden?
  9. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    It really is. They absolutely looked great on paper but, as I said before the draft, this team needed a blue-chip stud to inject some youth into the d-line. The youngest projected d-line starter was Spencer and he was pushing 30: this is not a league for old men.

    Now, everyone over 30 on the d-line has missed at least one game and Dallas is scrambling to develop some semblance of a d-line unit. Its disappointing.
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  10. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    And little to no value ever extracted from serviceable vets other than compensatory picks. Amazing.
  11. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I agree to a certain extent, however they were very high on Bass, the major miscalculation was on Wilbur. He just isn't a strong/dynamic enough to be a DE in the 4-3. No team can sustain losing there top six from any unit on any team in the league.
  12. Doomsay

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    Hearing the name Lacewell is just horrible in it's own right.
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  13. IrishAnto

    IrishAnto Well-Known Member

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    You might be right, but remember this Nevis only got to the team several games after the season started so didn't have any OTAs or training camp.

    In addition the last year he was playing in a 3-4 scheme (in which he doesn't fit) and put on extra weight to play which he had to loose.

    Finally he plays the one technique which isn't exactly a playmaking position (and you also have to factor who's on the line with him).

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Austin being gone really gains us nothing. It actually probably costs us because we then have to go out and sign another guy.
  15. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    I can understand that. But when you read these threads it often becomes personal. Many fans will HATE players and coaches at a personal level unless/until they get what they want.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I am not all that impressed with Williams. He has shown flashes but he has dropped a lot of easy balls as well. He really needed to show up for us in these past few games and he really didn't. It's going to be interesting to see if our offense improves now that Miles is back in the lineup.
  17. stasheroo

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    I'm bothered by Williams' continued habit of body catching. I had hoped that it would have decreased but it looks to have gotten worse.

    As much as anything else, I would be working as much as I could to break the rookie of that bad habit.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    It's hard to break these kinds of habits in players once you get to the Pros. This is why a lot of teams don't take players highly, who don't have the basic skills necessary to play a given position, many times. The problem is that when you draft a player highly and you count on them to contribute early, if the basics aren't there, they will often regress in this area during the season. As you get into the season, the majority of the time spent is not coaching fundamentals. It's preparation for the next game. You don't have coaches coaching up technique. You are expected to already have that. Players, many times, will fall back into bad habits because, unlike Mini Camps or Training Camp, the position coaches aren't working with the players on technique nearly as much.

    This is also why you always hear coaches stress how important off season work is. That's where players really develop their craft and get focused attention on their games. Yeah, I have to say that I agree with your take on Williams.
  19. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Let's hope he can get it fixed after the season then. I think he could be a solid contributor if he does. And if, as I suspect, Austin is gone after this season, we will need him to be that contributor.
  20. RXP

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    People seem to be forgetting that Williams is still a rookie and playing a position that is very difficult to transition from college. Most WR's don't start to really contribute until their 2nd or 3rd year unless your Randy Moss.

    He does have a couple of issues regarding fundamentals, but that will be taken care of in the offseason, I believe. Romo is very high in him and is surprised he has contributed as quickly as he has. Romo thought he would need another year before he "gets it".

    Williams is far from a finished product, but I am much more positive about him than others are. I think he will make a terrific compliment to Dez in the short to medium term.

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