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News: PFT: Leon Lett: Cowboys’ defensive line will play like I did

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Reality, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    “In a 3-4 you did more of a read-and-react. This is more of a react-on-the-run — rush the quarterback and then react to the run on the way to the quarterback,” Lett said, via the Star-Telegram. “Kind of the same thing I did as a football player, so I’m kind of used to it, and I’m looking forward to teaching it and coaching it.”

    Lett said the Cowboys’ defensive linemen are going to make more plays this season, and they’re excited about that.

    “The 4-3 is more about a penetrating, we-get-to-eat-first type of deal. That’s what we’re calling it. We’re at the front of the food chain,” Lett said.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...-cowboys-defensive-line-will-play-like-i-did/
  2. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    People critize Jerry for a lot of things, but I for one am glad the he has continued to support a guy like Leon Lett, who probably didn't deserve it, but did it because it felt right
  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    :confused:


    Why?
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    repeated drug use? a lot of people here even would've declared him a lost cause, and wouldn't have been bad people to do that.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I bet not many days go by that Leon does not think about what he lost by being unable to stay off the junk.

    If he had kept himself straight and just concentrated on football I believe he would be in the HOF or a contender like Haley.
  6. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    I'll believe it when I see it
  7. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I don't tknow if that's such a great thing.
  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I agree.

    They may play the same style he played, but they won't play like him. He was a beast.
  9. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Active Member

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    Leon served his sentence. He moved on, why some people can't I will never know.
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Rough crowd tonight.
  11. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I like the sound of this....
  12. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I want them playing more like Ware does.
  13. AMERICAS_FAN

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    In other posts you'll see me refer to hte 3-4 as a gimmick defense.

    Although some have criticised me for this - that's fine, I can take it - it'strue.

    Any defense that is passive in its reads - like Coach Lett said, the 3-4 is a read-and-react defense -- and furhter relies on trickery to hide a potenaial blitzing LBer is a gimmick.

    I've always been a 3-4 guy. Attach the QB with your front line before anything else. If it's a pass it's your line against the QB. If it's a run then the line can slow the play down and let the LBs clean it up.
  14. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    Enjoyed the article
  15. Little Jr

    Little Jr Well-Known Member

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    Well 2 gimmick defenses were in the superbowl. Not to mention half the playoff teams run a gimmick defense.
  16. sonnyboy

    sonnyboy Benched

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    I'll take Leon Lett's level of play. Easy to forget, but he was as good a DT as there was playing in the NFL for a few years.

    I've always felt he was our defensive MVP over that 4 year SB run. He certainly had the most significant/impactful defensive play of that time.

    100% confident we were winning SB XXVIII. But going into the 2nd half down 13-7, I was slightly concerned.
    When the Bills took the 2nd half KO and picked right up where they left off moving the ball for looked like what would be a 2 score lead, I was starting to sweat a little.

    Then Lett splits a double team and punches the ball out of Thomas' hands on a draw play, Washington scoops it up for a return TD and the rest is history. It was a back breaker for the Bills and they caved.

    It was an outstanding individual effort on Lett's part and it's impact is right up there with the slant to Harper the year before in SF.
  17. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Wow. :laugh2:

    On another note, watched Leon's interview on DC.com and did a good job. He's come a long, long way from the guy who was so shy he would literally run from the media back in the day. Good for him.

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