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Let's talk about Morris Claiborne

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

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I like him but not in this scheme.

    He's a man corner. Plus I don't think he'll hold up having to tackle so much.

    I hope we see Sterling Moore brought back.
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Could be. He's still never even had a full NFL offseason
  3. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita The Ultimate Cowbabe Zone Supporter

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    I'll give Claiborne a pass because he has to be rusty after missing preseason. We'll see how he does going forward.
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  4. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Play9ing in pre-season games makes a difference for a player in his second year. Just like T Williams, people are jumping to conclusions.
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  5. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Hasn't he got a hurt knee or something .
  6. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    Good lord. He's a man cover corner who's playing in a new scheme and hasn't set foot on any field in over a month. Please don't tell me you want Scandrick in place. I've had enough of his crap for the past 4 years now.
  7. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily saying I agree but the Cardinals did it with Antrel Rolle. He's much more physical player than Claiborne though.
  8. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    He was never fast enough to be an elite player.
  9. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    He didnt have a good game. Carr was sharp and Scan was OK. Clay has to step up soon though, the season has started we cant give him a pass if hes going to cost us watching a WR run 70 yards off a slant
  10. hra8700

    hra8700 Active Member

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    This is not true. He played two full seasons at LSU and had a great college career. He was not a project.

    In this game i thought the long nicks play was mostly will allens fault, should have been a 10 yard catch turned out to be like 50 cause allen took a bad angle. The miscommunication on the cruz pass i also thought was on allen but id have to watch again. He had a few plays in run support that he got manhandled. There was one play where he did a great job funneling the receiver inside and was aware of the ball and almost made a play on it.

    Thats all i noticed. 4-5 plays out of like 60 isnt enough to pass judgement for me.
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  11. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    This was also a game where the Giants had no running game and had to pass, a lot like the games last year when Murray was hurt, Romo would have 350+ yards passing and the team would lose. Claiborne is coming off an injury and was the obvious guy to target, especially when the Giants had to pass every down.
  12. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    I didn't love the trade up for that pick then, but I give the front office the benefit of the doubt most of the time. :)

    I can't imagine the front office isn't starting to have some doubts at this point.
  13. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    he dislocated his shoulder on that tackle. like i said brittle. that was a terrible tackle attempt.
  14. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    do we HAVE TO? He was hot GARBAGE TONIGHT....honestly, just a mess out there. The kid is a colossal flop at this point IMHO. I'll tell you another thing, if he doesn't learn to tackle properly he won't be long for this league.
  15. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    you nailed it my man....the kid is SO soft. To add insult to injury, he sees Rat and Spence lounging around for weeks on end....country club atmosphere indeed.
  16. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    was always skeptical on the pick. didn't think much of him in college.

    I'll be more surprised if he's a pro-bowl corner than a bust at this point.
  17. kirkjrk

    kirkjrk Active Member

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    That or continue to watch him waive at the receivers when they go by him. Really one of the worst top picks I have ever seen. need to try and hide him somewhere maybe evetually the bench.
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  18. Cowboy06

    Cowboy06 Active Member

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    See Ronnie Lott...and I'm NOT saying he's a Ronnie Lott, but sometimes you just try different things. Either that or we just find someone that can light a fire under the young man's butt. He needs more weight put on his frame and more strength up top. You can't hide him forever. If he's not healthy, sit him and get the next man up. I like this defense, but too many passing yards and not enough sacks.
  19. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy Hopeful this is the year Zone Supporter

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    Eli threw for 450 yards. It wasn't all Claiborne.
  20. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    Second year cornerback who didn't play all preseason and missed significant practice in a new defensive scheme, covering one of the better receivers in the league is a bust because he didn't look sharp in his first game back? Yeah, we should have traded Dez a couple of years back too because he was a dumb troublemaker that didn't know the playbook or how to run routes.

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