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Recap: RECAP: Mickey with D&M on The Ticket...

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by trickblue, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    The Mickaroo:
    • Parcells said he wants Romo to play a bit, and maybe he thinks the OL has a ways to go and doesn't want Bledsoe hurt. No sense putting him in jeopardy if you don't have to. That may just be me. Romo is more mobile and could avoid trouble in the backfield.
    • Beriault has't practiced since the injury. I would surmise that it was a severe concussion.
    • "She" went back to practice yesterday although he didn't do much. He has stressed the fact he isn't hurt.
    • Peterman went back to practice yesterday.
    • If Bill is gonna make a stink about something, it isn't going to be about this particular TO situation. Maybe TO looks like a physical freak but he may just have tired legs after being injured two years ago and not playing a full year last year.
    • People need to realize that just because the MRI on TO came back negative (not torn), doesn't mean he hasn't tweaked his hammy. It is easy to have a sore hammy and it not show up. Also remember this is the leg he broke. He may be favoring it a bit still psychologically.
    • There is alot of talk about the offense here with TO and all, but this team has a chance to have a really special defense. From what I see they are bigger up front, the LB's are much more versatile. It the DB's can stay healthy they may have something here. When Glenn is your third guy it is a good thing as he can still play. They are using Watkins at the nickel safety and Burnett at LB
    • Guys, this Ellis thing is not an experiment anymore. He is the first team LB. He looks more comfortable and is making plays. It is obvious he is picking this move up. When they try to run the ball wide, given his DE experience, he is stringing that thing out very wide.
    • Ratliff is looking really good. With him and Ellis on the first team, the run offense is going nowhere in practice.
    • Boiman had surgery yesterday, that break was really ugly looking. He should be back in 10-14 days.
  2. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    BP sure knows what he is doing....I would never have dreamed this would work.....amazing!
  3. Alexander

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

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    I hope this is a case of our defense being very good as opposed to our running game just not being all that sharp.
  4. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I caught the tail end of it when he started talking about the defense.


    Pat Watkins has been replacing Keith Davis on nickel packages. They have been switching in Kevin Burnett and Bobby Carpenter as the nickel linebackers. Ellis is basically a starting left linebacker now. Its no more a special package thing, he’s a starter when the 1st team goes out there. He’s doesn’t seem to be nearly as concerned about it now. He seems much more happy about it. He likes the fact that he can rush the passer from a stand up position. The Cowboys are going to give him every opportunity in the preseason to show that he can do it, because they would love to get a 270 lbs. linebacker on the field. He still needs work on his pass coverage, but you should see it when they try to run the ball to his side. Its like having another defensive end on the field. He is so used to stacking against the run that he just takes the blocker and stands him up and totally bottles up the perimeter to that side. And he’s got a 305 lbs. defensive end like Jay Ratliff lining up right next to him. Watch out for Ratliff, he’s going to push Spears for the starting position. The only bad new with the defense is the injury to Boiman. I saw Boiman’s hand when he rushed off the field holding his hand and I saw the bone sticking out of the glove. They’ll probably mount him with a club-like cast so he can practice, but he probably won’t play any of the preseason games.
  5. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, in the scrimmage report, seemed like we ran very well to the right and up the middle. A lot of 5+ yd carries.
  6. Fernando Fernandez

    Fernando Fernandez New Member

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    Quote:"Guys, this Ellis thing is not an experiment anymore. He is the first team LB. He looks more comfortable and is making plays. It is obvious he is picking this move up. When they try to run the ball wide, given his DE experience, he is stringing that thing out very wide."

    I am looking foward to seeing string out those run plays...that is the sign of a VERY good outside linebacker.

    Go Ellis!
  7. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    He didn't say anything like that in the press conference.
  8. Alexander

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

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    One of these days he might actually learn to trust Coach Parcells before he dooms himself before he tries something new.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I would say a combination of both, however I am willing to bet that the D is just going to be really good this year.

    I think Bill feels he finally got enough guys right now to run the D the way he wants it run and I think we will have a very good year on D.
  10. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Well, Mickey did say that is his own speculation...

    I should have put that at the end of the sentence instead of the middle...
  11. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    And maybe one of these days some fans will give a player a little more of a chance before trading him for scraps. ;)
  12. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Maybe we could trade Ellis for Coakley?
  13. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    Im excited about this Ellis thing.. we have a ridiculous surplus at LB right now.. I kid you not, our reserve 4 LBs could all start on a lot teams.. if our starters are Ware, Ayodele, James, Ellis.. and our backups are Burnett, Carpenter, Boiman, Singleton.. wow..

    I wonder if Ellis will officially be listed as a LB.. and I wonder if having both he and Ware play LB/DE will take up a LB roster spot and squeeze out a guy like Shanle, Fowler, or Glymph.. and I wonder if that extra roster spot might go to keeping a Polite or an extra O-Line guy or maybe adding a kickoff specialist?
  14. austintodallas

    austintodallas Consider Yourself Sucked

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    Ellis is just a very good player period regardless of where you line him up.

    Parcells saw that and now Ellis is starting to realize it.
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I see. After re-reading it I caught that this was just Mick's speculation.
  16. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    So far this camp, it doesn't look like Glymph is going anywhere...

    I'm not sure I have heard Fowler's name this camp...
  17. STSINAZ

    STSINAZ Active Member

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    i knew that ellis could do this...i even said this would happen..check the archives ...i think it was on this site...got blasted too
  18. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Guys, this Ellis thing is not an experiment anymore. He is the first team LB. He looks more comfortable and is making plays. It is obvious he is picking this move up. When they try to run the ball wide, given his DE experience, he is stringing that thing out very wide.

    I really wish this had been started a year ago. I really don't like the fact that he isn't that good in coverage. It is pretty easy to see that offensive coordinators will attack him with a TE and not a RB.
  19. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    I think you just said something ;)
  20. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    I have heard some mention (not a lot) of Fowler and that he seemed to be doing well. What I have not heard at all is any mention of Scott Shanle's play.

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