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Is OL really that bad?

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

  1. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Active Member

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    True. As a European (read: born to watch soccer over football) I've always seen Romo as the equivalent of a Maradona or Messi. A playmaker with exceptional footwork and capability to avoid pressure on his own.
  2. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    I agree on Berny, I think he is like Gurode, better center than guard. If Berny becomes the center, who do you think takes over at RG? I would love for Moore to be signed, great veteran who would really help Parnell. I hope they don't think Arkin or Leary is the answer.
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    It's actually worse than most realize.
  4. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    I did see that review you posted about Bernadeau at center and it was good to hear. I didn't watch him closely in that game. I wonder if the team wanted to look at him at center all along last year, but the injury derailed that.
  5. Cowboy_Shawn

    Cowboy_Shawn Active Member

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    What about the poor rushing game? I believe we averaged roughly 64 yards a game.

    Pretty pathetic.
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that.
  7. Cowboy_Shawn

    Cowboy_Shawn Active Member

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    I agree. We can't get by with 4 JAGs. There has to be an infusion of talent on the line or 2013 will be a repeat of 2012.
  8. BlindFaith

    BlindFaith Well-Known Member

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    Nice job xman. Its good to know there is some sanity still left out here.

    5 lineman, all of them playing at their respective positions for the first time together, in a completely new offense.

    Center and right tackle hurt us badly. Free just doesn't have the heart to play. Has the talent, but not the guts. He got paid and he's probably happy to just float by now. And Cook was like our 3rd or 4th option at center.

    Don't expect big changes here. Callahan said he likes the guys we have. Parnell is the big question mark at this point. I think the team really likes Costa and IF he can stay healthy he is a big upgrade from what we had.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    this is amusing
  10. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    If they were kitchen utincels, all Five would be colanders.
  11. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Bernadeau was worse earlier in the season, possibly because of his injury setback. Livings was worse late in the season.

    Bernadeau started out getting beaten badly in pass protection and in the run game. Livings started out beating his opponent in both with his power.

    Bernadeau started moving better and his pass protection improved. Defenders seemed to figure out how to beat Livings with quickness.

    Neither is ideal at guard. They are JAGs whom their former teams didn't value enough to keep. Dallas was hoping to strike gold and instead have hit tin, but for some reason, the Cowboys seem to think that loading the line with JAGs is good enough.
  12. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Just looking at depth charts, seems like most of the complete OL's in terms of their team finishing near the top in rushing yards AND least sacks allowed last year include at least 3 high draft picks. Don't think this is coincidence. Kind of a sharp contrast to our OL which over the last couple of years has been mostly populated by no-names and journeyman-types. Not just to the benefit of the OL but overall we have to start drafting consistently well enough that we get to the point we're set at most spots with starters that are good enough to be at their spots long-term. We have to get to the point where we don't need to perennially use the draft and FA to patch holes in the starting lineup and instead the draft and FA eventually only become necessary to build up depth.

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