Roy Williams.

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Joshmvii, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    I know it won't happen, but i'd really like to see people stop acting like Roy is the worst guy in the history of coverage. Ed Reed let Drew Henson throw a TD on him last year too, is he lousy in coverage now? Go back and watch the entire season on tivo like I have, and find me some plays other than 2 plays against Washington where he has looked lost in coverage. He broke up a deep ball against Arizona, so if we're going off one play at a time, he's an all pro cornerback now.

    Fact is, he's played well in coverage this year. He makes his greatest impact tackling and rushing the passer, but so do most Strong Safeties. He's a gamechanger, and I wouldn't trade him for any safety in the league.
  2. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    roy williams will retire a cowboy.
  3. dal0789

    dal0789 New Member

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    Yea he will, I couldnt see him with any other team.

    FRDRCK DeWare94

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    the only other play i can really think of that he messed up on is the one when shockey got the gametieing touchdown to go into overtime.
  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I agree, Josh... Some Bronco the other day caught a TD right over the head of Brian Dawkins, but I didn't hear anyone say he was horribly overrated... And Polamaulu isn't nearly as destructive in the run game (or on WRs) as Roy.

    What does Parcells always say? "He can play on my team." ;)
  6. mr.jameswoods

    mr.jameswoods Active Member

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    Like with anything, the truth is somewhere in between. Of course, he is not horrible in coverage. At the same time, he clearly needs to work on his coverage skills.

    Dawkins and Reed have been burned. No one has suggested otherwise. Even Deion Sanders was burned on occasion by Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin and he was best cover corner of all time. However, Roy Williams gets burned fairly often for a safety that is considered to be one of the top 3 in the league.
  7. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Roy gives up one TD in week 2 and he should be moved to LB, dont you guys know that?
  8. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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  9. mr.jameswoods

    mr.jameswoods Active Member

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    Let's also not forget that all DB's look better when their team has a pass rush. So maybe Roy was the victim of a weak pass rush the previous two seasons to some degree. Just trying to be fair.
  10. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    michael irvin OWNED deion sanders.
  11. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    Yeah i have always thought that people exagerated about how bad Roy is on coverage, while players like the safety from the Steelers don't get talked about their coverage skills. While Roy could improve his covering quite a bit, he is still solid and he is still a gamebreaker with both hits or getting interceptions. I would take that than just having a guy that can really cover but doesnt make plays that can change the momentum of a game.
  12. dallasblue05

    dallasblue05 New Member

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    My theory is that if he was that much of a liability BP would have let him go a long time ago. He wouldnt keep a guy just cuz he can hit!! Roy Williams is one of the best Strong Safeties in the league. He has incredible instincts and is solid in coverage. The backlash against him is another classic example of fans who think they actually know football and go apeshart after a tough loss like the one to the skins. A majority of this board seems almost anit-Cowboys after we lose, the world is over and the Boys suck.....that seems to be the attitude of a lot of guys around here after we lose, Roy was a victim of this!!
  13. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    That play had NOTHING to do with Roy's coverage ability. Shockey didn't put a move on Roy and beat him. Roy never even KNEW he was supposed to cover Shockey. He, along with Aaron Glenn, didn't even hear the defensive play called.
  14. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    No matter how good a corner or safety is, without a passrush he gets burned.

    Roy isn't great in coverage but he certainly isn't the worst coverage safety in the league now with Eagles and Ravens not getting pressure on the QB, Reed and Dawkins are getting beat and burned for long gains or for touchdowns.
  15. Jay9508

    Jay9508 New Member

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    a true roy williams fan would appreciate him no matter what, you shouldnt stop liking him just because sports center said he cant cover (opinion) because if that was the case then you might as well put ed reed, brian dawkins, and sean taylor under the CANT COVER CATEGORY.I seen them get burnt several times and miss plenty of tackles.

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