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It's offical: the Wilcox Era begins this Sunday

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Awakened, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya, but skill and talent also play a big roll. I'm not saying Wilcox isn't skilled and talented, but he is about as an unknown commodity as there is in the NFL. Having him as a starter this early speaks volume about the complete lack of safety talent on the roster more than anything. Hopefully Wilcox plays great and its a non issue, but I just don't see how anyone can feel confident about him right now.
  2. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    The rams have a TE that is supposed to be there best offensive threat, or so i have read on scouting reports. So it was said they didnt thin will allen would be physical enough to match him and that the cowboys may choose to put a LB on him, prorbably Carter since it would have to be a LB with speed.

    However, im thinking that Wilcox fits the mold here and this may be the influence for giving him more reps with the 1's and starting him in base personnel this week.
  3. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    we have a a whole roster of unskilled and untalented players on this team..

    a whole lot of of them have been on the team for years.
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  4. GroundUp

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    Coach Kiffin requires speed and instincts out of his FS & SS back there and Wilcox has plenty of both and his instincts will increase with reps, no real complications in the scheme, just read and react, and react fast and with a vengeance. This is why I think JJ will be fine and eventually really good in this scheme.

    The coaches watch the games, game film, and practices much more than we do and with eyes that are a sharper and better trained. They know what they want & what to look for. Will they make mistakes? Yes, but I believe this is a well calculated risk (it's only Will Allen that is being benched BTW). Sometimes we have to look through the trees and acknowledge the forest.
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  5. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    post of the night ..
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  6. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but you can't tell me that instinct.is a very big part of playing FS and then proceed to say that a guy who was a D2 WR 2 years ago is going to be just fine. Just doesn't work.
  7. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Love it!
  8. Playmaker247

    Playmaker247 Active Member

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    If Wilcox was in instead of Will Allen on Cruz's touchdown, I think it would have been incomplete.
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  9. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    I think playing WR will help him because he understands what receivers do. Being able to see a route and react to it is why he catches on fast. Wilcox has me worried none, now if you want to talk running the ball or depth at DL/OL then yea that makes me worry. Romo going down makes me worried, Wilcox not in those worries
  10. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Instinct is what you are born with, not what you are taught or experience.
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  11. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    You man like 10 year vet Allen???
  12. Irvin88_4life

    Irvin88_4life Well-Known Member

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    Plus he ran across the field and almost tackled him before he crossed the goal line, had he been at FS instead of Allen that play must likely didn't happen and if so he catches Cruz. Tired of salsa dancing in our house, disrespecting the Star
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  13. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    speaking of young hungry players ..get devonte out there as well.
  14. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    dude..
  15. GroundUp

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  16. GroundUp

    GroundUp Member

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    This, 57x
  17. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    A year ago he was playing safety. It was two years ago he was on offense.
  18. Texas_Pete

    Texas_Pete Well-Known Member

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    Per Stephen Jones, he would have been our opening day starter, had he not missed camp due to his mother passing away:

    LINK

    I'm happy that the coaching staff and the FO thinks so highly of him, but I'm surprised Stephen was so candid in his remarks.
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  19. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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  20. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    Hope they are committed to this move for the long term because he will struggle from time to time, he will make some bone head plays and hurt us here and there as well. He will also make outstanding plays and get us all very excited about his future but putting him in there and then taking him out can mess with his confidence so I hope they just let him get through the growing pains without messing up his head, I love the move and really can't wait to see what Wilcox can do. If he is what I think he is we are going to have 2 young exciting ball hawking safeties for years to come.

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