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Ryan Cook at G?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Ultimategamer5567, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Ultimategamer5567

    Ultimategamer5567 Member

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    He started about ten games last year at C and definitely had his issues. But I never got the feeling that he was close to as poor on the field as guys like Bernadeau or Doug free were. Could he be an upgrade - even a minor upgrade - at one of the two guard positions this season if he started? Also, if anyone has studied his performance with All-22 I would appreciate feedback about his play from last season.
  2. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    If Cook is on the team or on the field for the Cowboys, 8-8 is right around the corner!
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  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    You couldn't be more wrong. So much of the problem was because they were forced to play him at center. It affected everyone else on the line.
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't really think so. I think that he doesn't anchor well enough to be a power guard on the right and he doesn't move well enough to be a pulling guard on the left. Anything is possible and I hope that Callahan can use him somewhere because I have watched the kid play since before his HS days. I know his YAFL Coach. I would really like to see him stick but I don't know. He's going to have to play Center or Tackle I think.
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  5. AbeBeta

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    I think we saw last year why Cook has made a few stops. He's a guy who does what he is supposed to ... he just seems overmatched. I don't see him making the team unless there are injuries. I fully expect Costa and Bern to be on the roster. If we are picking between him and Kowalski, I figure we go with youth
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Cook is a valuable backup. And that is all
  7. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    As others have said. He's a back up and that's that
  8. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, this team needs more quality depth.
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but you have to eventually ask, if he's in a role that is going to have him in street clothes most games, then is that the guy you want on your roster? To me, if someone is going to be sitting in the pressbox then I'd prefer it to be a guy who might still develop into something better
  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    No.

    Too tall... Wasn't good at C as a run blocker, don't look for anything better at guard.
  11. Vertigo_17

    Vertigo_17 Well-Known Member

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    IMO better suited as backup/swing OT. But in a pinch could probably fill in any position on the OL and good depth
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    No way would you want him at LT.

    When he first broke into the NFL he did it as a RT and was sent packing by the Vikes after a couple less than good years. He hasn't played RT in quite a while.

    I'll be surprised if he makes the team.
  13. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    He'll probably have to play in a pinch, but he's proven to be more than servicable so it won't be like the Torrin Tucker/Rob Pettiti days. Back then we were better off putting up a wooden plank with a mean face on it, than those guys.

    We don't have quality depth but at least we have depth.
  14. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    He doesn't have to be a good offensive starter, just better than one of the stiffs we had in there last year. That being said, I don't think he's strong enough to be a long term answer for any of the positions.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    quote="AbeBeta, post: 5107980, member: 753"]Sure, but you have to eventually ask, if he's in a role that is going to have him in street clothes most games, then is that the guy you want on your roster? To me, if someone is going to be sitting in the pressbox then I'd prefer it to be a guy who might still develop into something better[/quote]

    what part of versatile backup did you not get? As in the kind of guy who will be active game days?
  16. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    what part of versatile backup did you not get? As in the kind of guy who will be active game days?[/quote]

    Versatile is a good point.

    I just don't know if he's good enough at any position to beat out anyone else. I don't think he has a shot at being the backup tackle, i.e. he's not beating out Free or Parnell.

    I don't think he's better than Costa as a backup center. May not be better than Kowalski.

    I have no idea how he would perform at guard but I'm not optimistic.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Versatile is a good point.

    I just don't know if he's good enough at any position to beat out anyone else. I don't think he has a shot at being the backup tackle, i.e. he's not beating out Free or Parnell.


    I don't think he's better than Costa as a backup center. May not be better than Kowalski.

    I have no idea how he would perform at guard but I'm not optimistic.[/quote]

    his best feature is the fact that in a pinch he can play all 5 positions on the O line- which means we could get by very easily on game day with just him and either Free or Parnell - whoever is not the starter. In the past there were times when we had to go with 3 Oline actives. This way we can do it with 2 and not worry at all
  18. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Don't need to say much else. He was an average stop gap but no way does he need to be on the team anymore.
  19. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    We'll see how it sorts out I guess.
  20. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    you have a sadly inflated idea of what talent we do have right now to believe that

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