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Lawrence: "My expectation is to go out and get 10 sacks"

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by DoctorChicken, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    If he gets six, I'll be impressed.
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  2. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    10+ sacks from him this year and he's probably DROY.

    That is a long shot, but you never know. He's in the right system for something like that to happen.
  3. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    If hes gunna hold himself to that standard, can we as fans do any less.

    10 Sacks it is (at minimum). Put it in three inch headlines.
  4. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    id he said 20 wold you do the same? no, come on, its camp talk by the begining of the season the dallas media will already hate these guys.
  5. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather rookie stay quiet and listen.

    Or did the J.J. Wilcox confession of going Hollywood mean nothing
  6. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    If you can back it up, talk all you want D. Let's hope he can.
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  7. BIGDen

    BIGDen Dr. Freakasaurus Zone Supporter

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    I don't know if he needs to be "unblockable" within the first couple of weeks of camp in order to put together a very good rookie campaign. I mean, he will be going against one of the best LTs in the NFL. I would hope that nobody is unblockable for Tyron Smith. However, if he competes well with Tyron by the end of camp and does well against other team's OTs in preseason it will be promising. 8+ sacks will not be easy for a rookie, but I think he has a legit shot.
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  8. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Well, he's definitely in the right scheme for it.

    Although I wish he'd thrown out some astronomical, fictional number

    "My expectation is to go out and get eleventy billion sacks." *deadpan*

    If you're going to set the bar, might as well go all the way.
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  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Sounds like he is fired up. Gotta love a rook full of **** and vinegar.
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  10. Szczepanik

    Szczepanik Well-Known Member

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    Good for Lawrence. He is going up against one of the tackles in the league. Having Tyron push him around a bit will definitely make 10+ sacks a possibility due iron grinding iron.
  11. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    You never really know when it comes to DE's.

    I wouldn't be surprised by 16, and wouldn't be surprised with only 4-5.

    We are due for some good fortune however.
  12. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    If Lawrence has 6 sacks and an int which is what Ware produced last season I would consider that a very good rookie season.
  13. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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    Tank has some violent hands and the mean "dog" personality, he told Mickey in an interview he wants to "kill" the QB.

    I love the passion and combined with his ability who really knows what he can do this season!

    We all know that early in the season he may need time to adjust, I fully expect better numbers as the season progresses.

    I would rather have him shoot too high instead of settling for the mediocrity that has defined this team as of late.
  14. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    Yes, when I was reviewing all of the draft picks, I realized they all had one thing in common: they're all violent players, and Lawrence is no exception.

    One of the knocks on Ware's game was that he had a "nice guy" attitude. You never really saw Ware just demolish a QB or RB. Well Lawrence tries to be violent. He tries to knock the crap out of you with every hit.

    He's a high-motor, highly physical guy, who's pretty refined in his moves, and if any Rookie can get 10+ sacks, I think it's him.
  15. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    It's always good to hear when a rook is setting ambitious goals for himself. Realistically, its a lot to expect from a rookie DE.

    If he manages around 7 sacks his rookie season, it'll be admirable and a promising sign for Lawrence's future development.
  16. ferrispata

    ferrispata Active Member Zone Supporter

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    I like a player with a little Sass. I hope he can stay healthy and put up some good numbers. We need to get this DL rebuilt.
  17. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I like having high expectations. But, the mentality is a bit askew.

    His focus should be on high expectations on his physical conditioning, watching game film of offensive linemen and improving his technique. If he does that, then he will reach those numbers goals.





    YR
  18. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    It annoys me when so many fans say shut up and get to work. Because no these guys aren't getting interviewed everyday or anything, and if questions are asked what are they supposed to say? And then you would complain that the players do bad interviews, it never ends.

    Go achieve those goals rook.
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  19. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    After comparing DWare and DLaw as rookies, the rook will have at least 8 sacks barring any injuries of significance.

    Ware was an athletic freak, his first step was probably the best in NFL history. He has the prototypical pass rusher physique, long arms, powerful lower body. Ware's bull rush was a thing of beauty to watch as Tackles try to get out of their set to block speed while Ware gets under their pads to make them look like a baby fighting a bear. Ware was also outstanding against the run and was well trained to be very good versus the pass while playing LB.

    However, Ware skills as a tactician can be categorized as good to mediocre to sometimes terrible. Ware had the worse spin move that made me cringe every time he used it. He never developed a consistent counter to his edge taking abilities or he often didn't seem as explosive on his inside rush. His faults really didn't need to be addressed because like my coach use to say, "you might be a one trick pony but it doesn't matter if they cannot stop the trick". Ware was more than a one trick pony but if he could have developed one more move he could of had a 30 sack season and no I am not exaggerating.

    On the other hand, Lawrence hands are already better than Ware's hands now! He has a really great inside move, spin move, rip, and swim. He has prototypical size and outstanding balance which is comparable to Ware's balance.

    Now even though Law is a excellent athlete, he is not another Ware, Julius Peppers, Jason Pierre Paul. Even after spending considerable time in an NFL program he will never match the aforementioned physical capabilities.

    Law reminds me of a more physically gifted Suggs. Also keep in mind that he will have next to zero pass coverage responsibilities, which hindered Ware's rookie sack campaign.

    Outside of a major injury the only thing that can derail Law's 10 sack campaign would be his inability to translate his run stuffing abilities from college to the league. Personally, I think he will do great against the run because of his balance, hand usage, tenacity, and meaness of the field. I cannot wait to see him in the preseason!
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    that is normally my motto for this team and the vets on this team that talk a big game but don't always produce.

    Less talk, More Walk.

    However I have to admit I like it from a rookie. They have not had time on the team so we don't know what they will do but I like that confidence and drive.

    We get to see that this young pup has some bark in him...now he just has to go out and see if his bite can back it up.

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