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Make or Break Time With Arkin/Kowalski

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by FuzzyLumpkins, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I thought that Kowalski played with better anchor strength in real games during his rookie year than Arkin did in pre-season games during his 2nd year. I also thought that Kowalski played with better technique/awareness in real games than Arkin showed in pre-season games.
  2. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    If Arkin has added strength he can be a good guard. But it's a big if
  3. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    This is a make or break year for Arkin....If he doesn't step up, I think the Cowboys will cut their losses. Especially if someone else shows up. Kowalski probably has a slight advantage here; actual playing time, position versatility.
  4. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Unless there are serious injuries or an unexpected cut to for cap reasons I don't see either making the team. Cook, Costa, Leary, and Parnell provide plenty of flexibility as backups and are all more experienced and game seasoned than Killer and Arkin.
  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    If Kawasaki does not make the team, I will really be surprised. He's been with the system and is young.
  6. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Cook is terrible with no upside. His run blocking was the worst since Cory Proctor.

    Frederick, Costa and Bernadeau can all play Center. Why would they keep Cook unless 2 of these 3 are injured and unavailable for game 1?
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  7. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see Cook move out to tackle just to see what he could possibly give us out there before getting rid of him since he has started out there before.

    Cook is still the most versatile OL we have, even if he isn't great at any position, it is still useful to have a guy like him which is why we picked him up in the first place. We have noone else who can play all 5 OL positions, and I figure he would be a better run blocker on the outside.

    That said, with the addition of Fred, all these guys are fighting for their livelihoods.
  8. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Cook is a dead man walking. makes $1million and couldn't pass the conditioning drill.
  9. dart

    dart Benched

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    I rather have Ray Dominguez

    Dominguez was a tackle in college but looks like a potential future backup guard in the NFL. Has some tools to work with, mainly his size. Upside as a run blocker if a coaching staff can ignite a fire in him, get him to drive his legs and start blowing some people off the ball.

    Strengths
    Dominguez had good bulk for the next level. Flashes some redeemable qualities in pass protection including a relatively quick set. Wall-off run blocker who gets off the ball and established good positioning. Does a good job recognizing blitzes with his pre-snap reads. Three years of starting experience against top competition.

    and say bye to both
  10. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I'm with you. I still have a little hope in Arkin.
  11. IrishAnto

    IrishAnto Well-Known Member

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    Killer has shown he can play.

    Arkin hasn’t seen the field for a single meaningful game.

    Advantage Killer.
  12. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    Broaddus has posted some positive things about Adkin this off season,we'll see
  13. Cogan

    Cogan Well-Known Member

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    Man, I was watching a Hard Knocks episode of the Dolphins from last season, because their last preseason game was against the Cowboys. Arkin got his lunch eaten by a DT that the Fins ultimately cut. From the pics of training camp, it looks like Arkin did little to improve this year. They told him to get stronger over the off season, not heavier around the waist. What a waste of a 4th round pick.
  14. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I don't think either will make the team. I have been pulling for both of them since they made the team but I don't think they have progressed enough to merit roster spots.
  15. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    His flexibility. He can play C, G, and RT. While I agree he isn't particularly good at any of them he may be our only option at RT outside of Parnell as a backup. If for whatever reason we have multiple injuries at OT he's not a bad guy to have on the roster.
  16. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Callahan said they were impressed with his progress and had met the goals they had given him in the strength and conditioning tests. If he built core strength where do you think it goes?
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I agree with this.
  18. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    It is make or break for them both at least here. IMO. I like the versatility of Ski. I like the mobility of Arkin. I'm hoping someone surprises.
  19. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I agree this should be a make or break year for Arkin.. however, i think KK has already proven that he can play in the few chances he's been given to get some game action in. I'd like to see him challange Berny and Leary for the RG spot this year, and possibly see him and Leary take over the starting guard spots by next year.
  20. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I look forward to the day I never have to hear the words David Arkin ever again.

    I'm sorry I know this is a legitimate discussion but I knew that we were dealing with a bum two years ago when we had a plethora of injuries on the oline yet he couldn't even get ACTIVATED for a single game.

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