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News: PFT: Jason Garrett: Morris Claiborne needs to become “stronger”

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by NewsBot, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I am happy the guy is on the team because he has potential to be lights out...Carr has big potential, Scandrick is playing well...get a pass rush and these 3 will ALL be good to very good (or better) next season
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  2. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    He needs to get more physical and I think if he gains the strength needed and puts on a little weight he is athletic enough to be a solid tackler. Plus, a little weight and strength might help his ability to stay on the field.
    Another year now in an NFL weight room and some consistency in the scheme and he should take off. He shows too much skill and athleticism to be cast aside already. He is still super young and I think we will see huge improvement tis year.

    Probably has the best ball skills in the secondary when he is playing with confidence. That's also a huge factor. Needs a shorter memory.
  3. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I think he can get better, however, I've seen zero of the elite athleticism you typically see from a top flight CB in the two years he has been in Dallas. That worries me.

    I believe one of the criticisms of him coming out of LSU was he had very average speed.
  4. Dorsett33

    Dorsett33 Active Member

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    Wow....what season were you watching? Mo was horrible. Carr wasn't great but he did have a stretch of 3 or 4 games where he was shutting down receivers.
  5. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Yes mo wasnt great but I still think he starts and Carr is gone in 2015. Carr is not worth his contract. No shot
  6. ceerrece

    ceerrece Active Member

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    I have faith that with good coaching he can reach his potential, after all he was considered the better corner in that draft, maybe even better than the ones in this upcoming draft.
  7. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Actually, he was considered by <some> to be the best CB to come out in ANY draft since 1989 when a certain dude from Florida State was drafted by Atlanta.
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  8. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Best grade since primetime.
  9. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    As graded by the spectacularly almost always accurate Cowboys front-office brain trust...

  10. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    This sounds very Felix Jones-esque, where we bulk up a speed player until they can't play the way they've always played.

    Why don't we just draft stronger players in the first place?
  11. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Deion ran a 4.27 40yd dash. Mo ran a 4.5. I never understood the comparisons
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  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I have high expectation for Claiborne and have not given up on him but of course he has to step up and prove himself.
  13. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Simple salesmanship to sell the fact we mortgaged a prime choice to move up for him. That's all.

    If they were legitimately comparing the two and had a similar grade, that is a little concerning.

    He was the hands down best CB in that draft, but leading up to it, you never heard Deion Sanders-type comparisons from anyone.
  14. Bullflop

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    Switching both Claiborne and Carr to playing more man coverage would do wonders for them both. They're simply not well-suited to playing the standard Tampa II type of zone. It'll be interesting to see if Marinelli and the defensive staff is able to make the necessary adjustments to accomodate their abilities. Smart coaches adjust to their systems to augment their players, talents, not the other way around, as we witnessed with Kiffin as DC. It's up to the coaches to make the defense compatible w/our personnel. Otherwise, the personnel would have to be replaced with other players better suited to accomodate the system. There's no easy answer. Unfortunately, Jerry didn't know what he was getting himself into when he decided to go with Kiffin as his DC. We'd all better hope Marinelli has some ready answers to turn things around. Adjusting to accomodate press coverage might help, if that's the plan.
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  15. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    What's the over/under on Mo having a better season than Carter?
  16. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Mo will be required to recover his starting position away from Scandrick first before that even becomes a realistic evaluation.
  17. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Hold The Door! Zone Supporter

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    Despite all of his failures to live up, I still think Mo has something to give... but this is his make or break season imo.

    And yes he has to get stronger.... physically&mentally.....
  18. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 Hold The Door! Zone Supporter

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  19. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Why is it that players are so good for other teams but when they come here they suck? Did someone put a blood curse on us or something? It's not the coaches either because we've had some of the best secondary coaches in the game recently.
  20. Jstopper

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    There's been a rumor floating around for years that Jerry and Jimmy sold their souls to get those superbowls. You get sucess for a short time but at some point the devil comes back to collect. Although a sane person would laugh that off, the past almost 2 decades makes you wonder if its real.....

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