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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Clove, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Can someone please either tell me why, or explain to me why not even one team has thrown a deep pass against a receiver or Tight End that Watkins is covering?

    I'm waiting to see how he defends deep passes, yet no one is testing him. Is there a possibility that the 5th round draft choice is already feared in this league?
  2. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    he will get tested sooner or later
  3. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Roy Williams is certainly getting tested... This just makes no sense.
  4. austintodallas

    austintodallas Consider Yourself Sucked

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    Well when you figure you have at least one of TNew, Henry, Glenn, or Williams all potentially in the same area, then yes, I would say there is probably a high degree of fear there.

    Our secondary could really be something special if Watkins continues to play well.
  5. austintodallas

    austintodallas Consider Yourself Sucked

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    Hey you used to be cowboyloveforever but you shortened it to clove. Just noticed that. The Kramer avatar tipped me off.
  6. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Watkins might not be 1-on-1 with anyone to begin with. And there have been several fairly deep passes when he was the second defender involved.
  7. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    That's what I was gonna say, has Watkins been manned up on somebody, or has he just been roaming around back there?? Anyone know?
  8. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Yeah, I didn't like the long name - funny thing is, some of my sig pics still have cowboy_love_4ever on them.
  9. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    It's hard for me to tell. It seems like he's free-lancing a bit, but in the system of course.
  10. Cowboy Junkie

    Cowboy Junkie leonargized

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    I have been also waiting to see what hes got out there...
    I am hopefull that not throwing to him is telling in itself or maybe telling about the pass rush
  11. TEK2000

    TEK2000 New Member

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    Perhaps our pass rush has Offensive Coordinators and QB's a little hesitant to call some LONG pass plays that take time to develop.

    Then again, maybe the QB simply sees the 6'5" LONG WINGSPAN Watkins roaming around back there and thinks better of it.
  12. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    It is possible that QBs are thinking his height and length will require perfect throws since what he lacks in speed his height would make up for the separation.
  13. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    I think Watkins has outstanding speed. 4.40 40 time... So not only does he have size, but great speed.
  14. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing.........teams must not be able to see over the top of him
  15. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Watkins is playing a lot of centerfield and mostly in zone coverage, so it's tough to test him.

    After charting the Dallas game, it was apparent that Dallas' main game plan was to take away the deep ball and make Brunnell beat them by either throwing in between the numbers or to Betts out on the flats.


    YAKUZA
  16. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    we have only played two games.
  17. jay cee

    jay cee Active Member

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    That's what I was thinking. Watkins will be tested in the coming weeks I'm sure.

    But I think overall he will do alright this season. Especially if the pass rush can continue to improve.
  18. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Yeah, but even during Training camp no one tested him.. So that's a total of 6 games.
  19. JVita17

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    in pre-season teams dont do what they regularly do during the season those 4 scrap games dont say anything at all and he will be tested, hes a rookie, so he should make rookie mistakes, im sure theyre more cautios of T New, Roy, and Henry then Watkins, but i love watkins so he will make the league fear him in time :star:

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