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Shelve Ware, bench Austin, praise Carr, annoint Waters, and thank God for Harris

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    What an eclectic Sunday night of unexpected goodies and uh-ohs, wrapped nicely in a final score that made a nailbiter look like a cakewalk.

    Even during the walk through the drunken bowels of the stadium beforehand, this game had an eery uneasiness to it before kickoff. Yes, Dallas should have won, but with the two weeks to prepare and heal that Bob Griffin and his team Bob Costas won't let me call the Redskins anymore had, I felt a growing doubt creeping in.

    Marched down the field, and bam, 7-0. This was nothing afterall. But then Ware and Murray pulled up lame, and the defense started that knowing wilt, and a cloud formed under the shut rafters. RG started running, better than before, especially with a gift-wrapped 15 added yards every time he Ginobili flopped along the sidelines. Refs were really bad both ways all night.

    Two special team wonders and a stupid play by Griffin saved what could have been an irritating loss from ever happening. 31-16 sounds so nonchalant, but that game was anything but, and if RG doesn't idiotically hold the ball loose forever on the Wilber sack.....who knows.

    Takeaways for me were:

    1. Shelve Ware for a month. The pass rush improved when he left the game, so let's just play without him for a while. Get him healthy, his neck, his back, his shoulder, and his quad. Put Humpty back together again, and perhaps he can make an impact in the stretch run. He's been of no impact so far this season. None.

    2. Bench Austin next week. Tony has lost confidence in him, especially after he gave up on a deep ball and showed no ability to get in or out of cuts. Williams, Harris, and Beasley have Romo's confidence, and Williams is certainly now the replacement for Austin come next year. Of course, I'm being a little dramatic here, but he, too, should get fully healthy and stop faking it out there. Get that leg right.

    3. Carr was incredible. Pierre Garcon couldn't buy a gasp of air against Carr, who blanketed the Redskins most dangerous threat all night.

    4. RG3 ain't the same dude. The savior Tebowed his throws all night, and I thought someone was going to get their eye poked out with one of his wobbly errancies. Luck, Wilson, and Kaepernick all look like better QBs than Griffin at this point. And Cousins sits along the sideline for controversy's sake.....yummy.

    5. Brian Waters is underpaid. Wow, this guy is playing tremendous football, and he's stablized an entire cast of lineman that are collectively a massive improvement from a year ago. I'd work on an extention right now, Jerry, for a year, maybe two. It looks so easy for Waters out there.

    6. Harris is.....remember when we used to clamor for Dez to return punts when the opportunity for a return was there? Not saying that anymore, are we. Granted, there was some darn good blocking on both returns, but he hits them so fast and decisively, I'm sure there's more to come. He had a good one called back against Denver, so the return guys need to just make sure they don't clutch and hold. Harris adds a dimension Dallas lacked for many years back there.

    7. Cole Beasley is another, making a major contribution. I've beaten up on Tyrion Lassiter a bit much, but if he's going to pitch in like this, I will more than excuse his lack of participation on the special teams units. Romo trusts him now, and that is a HUGE way to help the team right there.

    That game didn't give me the warm and fuzzies that the Denver game did, ironically, in terms of moving forward. Philly looks like a more daunting task without Murray, and with a clumsy win as it was and a group of moving-company heavies as our starting d-line, things look a bit dicey.

    I prefer to look at it like this. If you told me we'd be 3-3 and I could choose the wins, I would have chosen the three we won. They mean more in the standings board than AFC opponents. And a case could be made that Dallas could easily be 5-1; although Woulda and Coulda fail to show up for work every Monday.

    With a dangerous Lions team looming on the road next, and 4 of the next 5 on the road, here comes the critical stretch of the season.

    Can that defensive line hold up, improve, and last for the rest of the season? That's really what this season's fortunes comes down to.
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  2. 187beatdown

    187beatdown Lack of Big Plays

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    Let's just hope that Philly starts Foles this week.
  3. Nexx

    Nexx Well-Known Member

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    1. dont know about no impact.. the guy had two two sack games... but yeah i can see where you're coming from though
  4. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    What deep ball did Austin give up on?

    The pass rush also improved when Hatcher got hurt but I don't think you should shelve him.

    You need as many options as possible out there. Especially this defensive line. If the pass rush got better it was because fresh guys came in.
  5. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming the TD in the corner that Hall knocked away. Hall played the ball and went after it while Miles just waited for the ball to come to him.
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  6. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    That looked like simply a great play by Deangelo Hall....especially if they truly were in a Cover 2 like the announcers insinuated.
  7. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    Very good play by Hall.
  8. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    The deep ball down the middle that was almost intercepted. Austin pulled up and looked back at Romo.
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  9. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    No, not that one. The deep ball over he middle that the safety stretched out for but dropped at about the 30 yard line. Austin stopped his route.
  10. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Oh I have to watch that again. I actually don't remember it. I was wondering what you meant by that because I don't recall Austin "letting up" at all but I thought you were talking about the Deangelo play.
  11. CowboyDiver

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    I was at the game too, and you are spot on.

    Carr, Claiborne and Scandrick played very well...they contested a LOT of the passes.

    Griffin is not Griffin. He has straight line speed, but his lateral explosion is not close to being back. He was having a hard time juking guys like Hayden. He is pretty inaccurate in the pocket.

    I think our best 3 WR set right now would be Bryant, Williams and Beasley. Harris could swap in and out with Beasley. Austin just doesn't look right.

    Church and Lee are EVERYWHERE.
  12. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I should have included Lee for sure.

    He's so good, I don't even question him anymore.
  13. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for giving Beasley his props. Before the season, when I described him as a chain-mover, you insulted him and said he wouldn't make the 53-man roster.

    I still believe he is their fourth best WR and does nothing but move the chains.
  14. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, for this defense to be successful, Lee has to have a near perfect game. We all saw what happened when Lee could not shed the block on Morris' 45-yard run.
  15. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    I agree with a lot of that. BTW, it's Lannister, not Lassiter :D
  16. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Oops. And I misspelled "anoint", too. I should have just said Peter Dinklage.
  17. dueyhemlock

    dueyhemlock Hog Hunter

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    Watch that run again.
    Lee is hooked in front of the blocker. The blocker's hands are on the outside of Lee's shoulder pads, not inside where they should be. This is a hook type of hold.

    After Morris cuts inside past Lee and his dance partner, Lee is released. A quick hold, quick release and no flag.

    Bang head, body slam and then barf.
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  18. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I was one of the few that didn't want Dez back there because it's where he got the most nicked up. Sometime during 2011, I noticed that Harris' return average was better than Dez' anywany, so I've wanted him to be the guy ever since.
  19. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I thought it was a hold as well but my point was that if Lee didn't make the tackle nobody would.
  20. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever considered being a columnist?

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