Jerry: "A lot of teams have worse offensive line than the Cowboys"

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Apollo Creed, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Jerry told the FAN, 'a lot of clubs wish they had a line playing as well as ours.'


    Discuss, cause I don't even know what to say anymore.
  2. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    In terms of pass blocking, that's probably true.
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    You'd have a lot of people disagreeing with you here. Especially serious Romo backers.
  4. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    He makes them look much better than they really are. Romo has great pocket awareness and routinely evades free rushers.

    If we had a pure pocket passer in there this group would be putting up David Carr sack numbers.

    This group also doesn't see much blitz action because coordinators understand they can get pressure on Romo with just 4 guys, while dropping 7 guys and taking away the vertical passing game.

    Means your QB has absolutely no running game, horrible pass protection, and is throwing the ball in incredibly tight windows. Makes your offense completely one dimensional, predictable, and ineffective particularly in the red/green zones where you need your line to convert short yardage and keep drives alive.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Memo to Jerry: Yes it is.

    If Romo weren't a Jedi Knight they would look like crap.
  6. Hagman

    Hagman Put Niland and Green in the ROH

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    Well, then, that settles that. If anyone knows about high quality football talent and performance it's Jerry Jones.
  7. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    So is this him blaming Jason or what?
  8. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    Red could do something like ice his own kicker and Jerry wouldn't blame him. Wait a sec..
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    I agree. The mere fact that they are better at pass blocking than they are at run blocking says nothing. They are next to worthless with regard to run blocking.

    I am not the biggest Romo fan, but he has made the OL look MUCH better than they actually are for as long as he's played. Not sure if Romo is the answer, but until and/or unless they address the OL adequately, we will never know.
  10. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    I always find the board spin to be interesting on the OL, I mean it has to be horrible if some of the agenda carriers say it is.....right. Nevermind that we are middle of the road in sacks given up or a player of the caliber of Aaron Rodgers has been sacked twice as much but is still producing.

    Of course, the issue has to be the OL right, not that Romo has had a bad season and is holding the ball too long cause he doesn't trust his receivers, its all on the OL.....right. I mean, Romo is Houdini, better than any QB in the league at avoiding sacks, even a past league MVP in Rodgers...right.

    Somehow, someway, it has to be seen that it isn't just the OL, especially when we are talking about pass protection this year. Sure, the OL could be better (especially in the running game), and anyone should want the best in the league in any position group on the team.

    But the OL harping gets old when it ignores all the other problems on this team, and overdrafting or spending too many resources on that area won't just fix this team, we have alot more areas that need addressing also especially on a defense who couldn't cause a turnover if their life depended on it.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Right on, Sarge. An absolutely pathetic run blocking line. Thank God for Romo's pocket presence or we'd be talking about the same type of pass blocking.

    It is the worst OL I've seen here since Jimmy arrived.
  12. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Yep, run blocking has been bad......except when Phil Costa was on the field when we ran for all those yards in Baltimore with any RB we plugged in. Costa has to be one of the most polarizing guys on this line, but what happens when he returns and if we can all of a sudden run the ball again.

    Can one guy as average as Costa make 'the worst OL since Jimmy' that much better......or is it that your just overstating your opinion time and time again. Last year, we were pretty middle of the road when it came to rushing offense, now we are amongst the worse in the league. Excluding the tackles cause they are the same like the RBs, Livings and Berny are just as good as Holland and Kosier were last year respectively, the main difference is Costa (being hurt) and Cook.

    How hard is it to make a leap and think......hey ding ding ding.....there might be something to that.
  13. Numbers921

    Numbers921 Benched

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    The only reason why the Cowboys ran all over the Ravens is because the Ravens are absolute trash on defense. It wasn't because of Costa. I hate that he got hurt. Not because he's good, but because now that's going to be used as the talking point to not upgrade there. He would've been exposed as the same awful center had he stayed healthy.
  14. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Was he including college teams in that statement?
  15. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Nah, this is Jerry's way of letting the fanbase know that he is not going to draft linemen. Expect more of the same.
  16. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that you say that, cause similar could be said about Church. Was he just good for a game or two before he got exposed this year, or was he the real deal.

    The difference is we will find out if Costa is trash or did he make a difference cause he will play again this year. Personally, I've never been a Costa fan, but when you look at the total picture of our rushing offense, its really just too hard to ignore. Funny thing is Murray could be back by the time Costa is back (if the team hasn't quit by then), so even if Costa makes a difference most will say its cause of Murray.

    You still have to look at whats the difference from last year when it wasn't as much of a problem. Common sense should tell you the answer.
  17. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Imagine what would happen if you put a Drew Bledsoe type behind this OL. It would be criminal. Romo is running for his life from pressure right up the middle most plays let alone the edge. The current right side of the line is horrible.

    If Red were a more flexible offensive genius, he just start calling roll outs every play and make it easier on everyone.
  18. Flinger

    Flinger Active Member

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    Think about it for just a moment....

    That is our GM speaking...

    Words matter...
  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    NGATA sprained his MCL early in the game
    So your claim that Costa was the difference is at least suspect

    And considering who was running all over the Ravens D why does that make Costa good?
  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Says the guy who built the offensive line.

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