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Let's talk about Morris Claiborne

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by The Natural, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    I get the feeling through one season and one game tonight, folks are not very impressed with his play. Do you all see it as a scheme issue? Does he need to jam his man at the line? I gotta tell you, I dont know his 40 time but he has never looked particularly fast in-game to me, doesn't seem to like contact that much either. I'm holding out hope this guy puts it together this year similar to the way Jenkins did his second year but its not off to a good start.
  2. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Rooting for him to play well but am a little concerned right now. Hope for the best.
  3. SHAMSzy

    SHAMSzy Active Member

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    Seems soft and not great in coverage. I wish him the best and want him to be elite but that's just what I see.
  4. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    As am I. But really disappointed so far..I mean this was a top 10 pick.
  5. JBell523

    JBell523 That's my Quarterback

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    He wasn't particularly fast and didn't like tackling in college either. The reason some people were able to overlook those concerns was because he was supposed to be a playmaking ballhawk, but we have yet to see that.
  6. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Tonight was basically the first time he has played since last season. Let's give it a couple of weeks at least.
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  7. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    With a trade up too. He's young and maybe it clicks soon.
  8. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    He didn't look great tonight, but he didn't play all preseason and was matched up against Hakeem Nicks. Not surprised he was getting dusted. My concern with Claiborne is that he isn't all that physical when it comes to tackling. I'll give him a couple of more games to see if he steps it up.
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  9. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    And that's the issue, to me. I know players need time, but for a top 10 pick, I would have expected far more flashes of brilliance. I just don't see them. Maybe it's because he's hurt, I really don't know. I just don't recall seeing very many plays where I'm like "Wow, when this guy really gets it he's going to be a star" and for where we drafted him and considering our CBs, we really need him to be a star. I'm going to be highly upset if he winds up a bust, but time will tell.
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  10. FLCowboyFan

    FLCowboyFan Hoping to be half the man Tom Landry was.

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    Remember......he wasn't experienced coming out of college. We drafted him for his athletic ability and he has been hurt
  11. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    same here.
  12. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    He sucks. Next.
  13. dart

    dart Benched

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    now hes some kind of knee injury - I don't even see a career as good as Newman's
  14. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    TELL ME thats not really what we did
  15. Cowboy06

    Cowboy06 Active Member

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    I know I'll be shot down, but I would like to see a better CB bought in and let Claiborne move to FS (if he's able). He doesn't seem to like to hit, but I think he's better when he has time to react and ballhawk.
  16. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    In his prime Newman was arguably a Top 5-7 corner with real shut down ability. I think he lived up to his draft selection.
  17. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    he was playing off his man quite a bit, receivers were getting open underneath him - it seems like that was part of the game plan - they were giving up the slants. The first TD was not on him. Eli did have a lot of time on some 3rd down throws. Id need more info to judge how well he played tonigt
  18. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I don't think he is fully recovered from his injury.
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  19. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    We're going to move a second year #1 draft pick CB to safety?
  20. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    i said it was terrible move to trade up for him. i'm shocked there are still some that defend the move. he's brittle, he gets hurt easily, which leads him to never practicing. when the media asked him if he planned to come back for the last preseason game, he didn't sound excited to do so. just compare him to peterson who the cardinals got the year before one spot earlier. mo is so damn passive it pisses me off. he plays like he knows he's slow so he has to give a newman-like cushion on every play.
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