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Per Pro Football Focus: Doug Free rated best tackle in the league..

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by fatboygixxer, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. fatboygixxer

    fatboygixxer Active Member

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    I know its been only 3 games, but after the heat he's taken he deserves some recognition.. someone post the link, I'm at work posting from my phone...GREAT JOB FREE!!
  2. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. He deserved the heat for his play over the last couple of years, he played poor and people called him out. However he came into camp and worked hard has looked good throughout camp, pre season and through the 1st 3 games. He needs to keep it up but I applaud his play. He did not break under the pressure he got up and did something about it.
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    He has done a very good job.

    But I'm sure we'll get those folks who (in a whiney voice) say...

    "Well Doug Free gets all sorts of help on the right hand side"

    Which I say is boloney... I've watched Free pretty closely over the first 3 games and he isn't getting a lot of help.
  5. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    OK, i am pretty this was listed as the most definite sign that the apocalypse is upon us

    nice knowing you guys
  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    About time Jerry starts talking to Free about an extension... :D

    (Winicki ducks for cover...)
  7. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone knew he was the best in the league.. don't need no stat sheet to tell us.
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  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    lol..... But it shows why they were not looking to get rid of Free when everyone and their brother was calling for his head. Cowboys did make him take the pay cut but they hung in there with him.
  9. sureletsrace

    sureletsrace Official CZ Homer

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    As has already been said, Doug Free has proven to be a real man. He didn't shut off in the face of criticism, he took the pay cut and has busted his *** to fix himself and his image.

    I'm incredibly, incredibly impressed with that. Most people wouldn't react the way he has. He's really manned up.

    I'm clapping for you, Doug Free.
  10. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Well, he has gotten some help, unlike Smith, who's been left pretty much all alone out there. But I don't think he's getting more help than is usual around the league.

    Also, Free's turnaround started late last season. It's really good to see him carry that through to this year.
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  11. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Well, Doug Free gets all sorts of help on the right hand side.
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  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Valid point about Free's turnaround actually starting the end of last season.
  13. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    lets not forget that the zbs plays to his skillset, free is about the only square peg for this system.
  14. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    His turnaround happened when he was a part time player, and the coaching staff didn't deem him worthy of full time snaps.

    Makes perfect sense.

    He has been very good this year, though, and deserves a lot of credit for his improvement. It has frankly been staggering compared to the mess he was last year.
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree to me it says alot about the man who over comes the heat he has taken and instead of giving up gets to work and does something about it. Would have been easy to just take the pay cut knowing your still making good money and just go through the motions.
  16. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy for Free ... and for us. We need to develop our own OLmen more. This dirth is really bad.
  17. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Even better than Eric Winston and Tyson Clabo? How is that even possible?
  18. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Well he gets props from me because I wanted his *** gone ASAP after last year. And I do believe in redemption and honestly, all I want is for people to perform. And he's performing, so I'm in Camp Free for now.
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  19. BAZ

    BAZ Drunken Mick

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    Clearly this is a sign that their grading system is flawed to the point of being broken, or did I read it wrong? If he's the higest rated tackle named Free then it sounds about right.
  20. Coakleys Dad

    Coakleys Dad The Re-Birth has begun.

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    Well ain't dat some ish.

    I'm optimistic about this line if the run blocking continues to get better. It's nice to see an Achilles heel turn into a strength.

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