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Is there any truth to Bruce Carter being a Pass Rusher?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by xwalker, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Somebody posted that Broaddus said on Talking Cowboys that Bruce Carter might be used as a Nickel Pass Rusher.

    Somebody else posted somewhere that Broaddus suggested the idea but that it was not coming from the Cowboys.

    I've skimmed through the Talking Cowboys videos and can't find that statement.

    Can anybody confirm exactly what Broaddus said about Carter?
    Maybe @LatinMind has some input because he usually post the recaps of Talking Cowboys.

    Edit: The original post was here: http://cowboyszone.com/threads/carter-to-bulk-up-and-be-used-as-nickel-rusher.285737/
  2. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    There is certainly truth to Carter sucking in pass coverage.
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  3. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in hearing more about this too
  4. dcstands4

    dcstands4 Active Member

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    I've heard this to . That Carter was bulking up to do this. We shall see because he fell off a cliff last year.
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  5. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Bulking him up sure isn't going to help him with his pass coverage responsibilities.
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  6. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Do you not read? They said situational, nickel pass rusher.
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  7. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He just mentioned it as an idea. Nothing to see here.
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  8. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    Probably to keep him out of coverage on obvious passing downs yet still keep him on the field.
  9. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    his speed was amongst his greatest assets, if he "bulks up" it could affect that...I get it that he hasn't done much, so I hope, if true, this is marinelli trying to get the best out of a player and putting him in the best position to be successful
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  10. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that kinda what they did with him last year after Danny Woodhead blasted him in SD? I havent see anything about their plans for him this year. But Since he was drafted for the middle in a 3-4 he might be the best trade bait on the team that they would actually trade. He would fit right in with Victor Butler in NO.
  11. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    Carter has the speed to be good in coverage and I am not going to put him out to pasture just yet. He looked like an up and coming super star just two years ago. He didn't just lose that all of a sudden. He will be back this year - this D is perfect for him - pursue the ball and make plays. I just don't think he was ever comfortable in the new scheme.

    He does have the skill set to be a dynamic blitzer but you need other guys up front that the o-line has to worry about or as we have seen in recent years, blitzing just leaves us exposed.
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  12. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    A LB can have all the speed in the world and still find a way to fail miserably from the neck up. So far, Bruce Carter has been living proof of that being the sad truth in his case. He'll face a desperate need to make a monumental reversal of that in 2014. Wish him well. At least, situational pass rushers don't need to think much.
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  13. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    If I remember correctly Broadus was answering a question if the team drafted a starter at WLB.

    He said he'd move Carter to SLB and bulk him up to be a nickel rusher.

    He also talked all season about how he thought the team was jerking around with him (Carter) and Broadus was thinking they might lose him mentally.
  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He did play well in 2012.
  15. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Ive never heard or posted about that. I read it on that thread aswell. What TC usually talks about in reguards to Carter is he struggled in situations that called for a dime to be on the field but Dallas had little faith in its 4th CB so they left Carter on the field.
  16. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    OK, thanks.

    I just know that you listen to that show. I have a hard time listening to their babble and would like it if they released a transcript of their shows.
  17. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    That's the staff's fault. Sterling Moore was good enough.
  18. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    And Carter isn't.
  19. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    does this d or has it blitzed the sam regularly?
  20. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    yeah they get sidetracked alot. its usually when they ask about sydneys days then the rants start. If she wasnt on the show they would get thru alot more stuff. But what do you expect. 2 old men with a young beautiful woman

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