Is OL really that bad?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jrcowboys, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. jrcowboys

    jrcowboys Member

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    Hear me out. I know OL was bad this year, but the question is: Can this group be fixed? Do they have the raw physical talent to get the job done?

    Remember the two new OG were hurt all off season and never had a chance to work with S&C coach. Also, OC was hurt all year. In fact the entire OL came together only a week before the season started. Note: also one OG had knee surgery right after the season.

    So do we start over or can an off season of healthy folks working with the S&C coach and the OL coach fix the problem? Note: excluding RT (Free, don't know what his problem is).

    Disclaimer: I know we need to draft at least one or maybe two OL pretty high in any case.


  2. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Jr, (word of advice) DUCK!
  4. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    I think they are bad.

    I don't think Berny could ever be a very good RG.
    I think Free is totally lost at RT and should be gone now.
    Costa could be an OK center, if flanked by two good guards.
    Livings is ok.
    Parnell has potential as a RT.
    Leary/Arkin/Killer are unknowns as to where they fit in.

    I would hate to go into the new season with only Parnell as the only change.

    I think they have to draft at least 1 OL in the top 3 rounds, I hope they go with two.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think some of the so called parts can be kept but we do need some better talent and then they have to be able to work as a complete unit. OL is not so much about the individual as it is 5 men working in unison.

    This past year from Training camp throughout the season Dallas could not keep the starting 5 together while also learning under Callahan and his blocking schemes.

    I don't think you will see 2 or 3 new OL players however I do think Dallas will look to add an OL player in the draft.
  6. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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  7. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    LT Tyron is really young. There are rookies in the first round who will be older than him. He will be fine.

    LG Livings, The weak link of the group IMO. Needs to be replaced

    C Costa, In his very limited time you could tell it was nite and day from 2011. He's going to be good. Only question is, can he stay healthy.

    RG Bernadeau, He's getting better and i think he could become Kosier type solid.

    RT Parnell, IDK here. Dallas has put in time with him and some money with his contract. Id like to see a rookie drafted to challenge.
  8. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    Its not as bad as many on here to make it out to be.
  9. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    Well, there's Tyron Smith, then there's a row of turds. So, yeah, we're that bad.
  10. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Smith is the only one that can be a Pro Bowler some day

    After that its JAG city.

    Costa is a mirage - those pointing to the Ravens game convienently forget that Ngata injured his knee early in that game.

    Livings is a poor mans Kosier.

    Bernie MIGHT be a decent center- he sure is not a good guard

    Parnell MIGHT be a good RT. Not a lot of data yet

    Free should be gone.

    The rest are frankly unknowns but not likely anything really good there
  12. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    It's by far the weakest unit on this team and needs upgraded quick.

    I hope they take the approach this year like they did last year with the secondary. Sign one in FA and draft one in the 1st.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    No, it's every bit as bad as it's made out to be.

    When several players have more rushing yards than your entire team, your OL is horrible.

    The fact that Romo last the entire season is a miracle and statement to both his toughness and ability to escape pressure. He rightfully could have been knocked out of the Tampa game after Bernadette basically did nothing to block the man in front of him and the defender hit Romo as hard you're likely to see with significant helmet contract involved.

    The OL is bad.
  14. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    What he said...
  16. jason54858

    jason54858 Gloomy Sunday

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    Im assuming you got the Livings/ Bernadeau opinion reversed. I'm I wrong?
  17. DABOYZ

    DABOYZ Well-Known Member

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    O-line is bad but the playcalling doesn't help. Can't constantly run vertical routes with holes in the line.
  18. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Yeah all we did was run deep posts and go patterns....

    I must have been deluded when I saw a ton of hitches, slants, comebacks and the like to Dez, Witten and Austin.
  19. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    I think the defensive line has been neglected more than the OL. Rat 7th round. Linsemore 7 th round. Hatcher 4th. Crawford 3rd. Spears 1st but he's gone.
  20. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    I do not really recall at this point why, but I remember being impressed with the running game and blocking while Cook was in at C. Am I remembering incorrectly? Anyone else think he was an upgrade?

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