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Stafford talks about Jeff Heath and Cowboys Defense in Sound FX'

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Hot_Toddy, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Hot_Toddy

    Hot_Toddy Active Member

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    For those who can watch it:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/0ap2000000273946/Sound-FX-Matthew-Stafford

    For those of you who can't watch it....Here's a partial transcript I put together:

    Stafford **in near amazement** talking to Calvin Johnson (regarding Jeff Heath running down Calvin Johnson and pushing him out at the two-yard line):

    Stafford, "Who caught you, who caught you?"

    Calvin, "I don't know, I don't know...."

    Stafford, " Shawn said whoever caught you needs to get his own Speed commercial."

    Lions position coach showing in-game photo:

    "I told you there was going to be a lot of air on this defense. Look, that's going to be there all day now."

    [Note: Unless I'm missing it after the re-watch/transcript type - It seems this portion was edited out and/or replaced. It's quoted the best that I remember it after the first watch. The photo had two drawn deep-route lines towards the middle/mid-left of our Defense to the best of my recollection].

    Stafford during final drive:

    Stafford, "Let's go we gotta hall *tail* down the middle of the field."

    Stafford talking about Cowboys Defense after his dive-in touchdown"

    Stafford, "I was reading them, I was reading them. If they were coming I was just going to spike it. But they were like this [Stafford poses into a zombie-type slump showing what our D players were doing]. "So I was like...gimme that."

    Quick takes after watching this:

    Jeff Heath has great football speed. I really like this kid. He's smart and always in position. After watching that play again, Heath turned on his own afterburners chasing down CJ.

    It seemed to me that the lions really liked their chances regarding passing deep down the middle of our Defense.

    Sean Lee sounded like a hurricane in the mic when he intercepted Stafford and blew by him.
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  2. Hot_Toddy

    Hot_Toddy Active Member

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  3. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Heath looked like the fastest guy in our secondary on that play. Funny that some were worried if he had enough closing speed. He does, no question. It was amazing. It was equally disturbing to see how slow Claiborne looked on that play.
  4. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Heath > Matt Johnson
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  5. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    When will we ever have a stout d again?
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  6. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I thought Heath played a great game. Everytime he tackled someone he was going for the strip and seemed like he could develop into a good safety.
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  7. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    He might really be. It's not like any of our other guys, even the corners, have great speed.

    Like a lot of people, I was pretty impressed with Heath. Sounds weird for a game when we gave up so many yards, but I thought he showed something.
  8. Alexander

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

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    Hard to figure how you can find a bright spot when your secondary was ripped to shreds, but I came away impressed as well for some reason.
  9. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'm starting to think the combo of JJWilcox and his speed along with Heath's speed would, once they gain on field smarts would be a nice combo. Wilcox is more of a SS anyway.
  10. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Heath can cover. His problem is tackling.
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  11. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    I think Heath is our fastest safety and can really fly back there
  12. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think his problem is tackling
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  13. Carolina Cowboy

    Carolina Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    When we change back to a 3 - 4 defense, then adjust our draft philosophy to suit those needs, then fire our 3 - 4 defensive coach, change our scheme to a 4 - 3 and then adjust our personnel moves to suit that defensive alignment. Oh, wait a minute...
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  14. dboyz

    dboyz Active Member

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    When everyone is healthy maybe we use Wilcox and Heath as the safeties in the nickle.
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Well the speed of that one play was amazing.
    There were also a couple of other players where I was saying who is 38 and then seeing it was Heath.
    When it is a guy most have not seen play and he makes a play we perk up.

    Sadly he was the only one in the secondary that stood out...for something good.
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  16. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    It's certainly not a bad idea.
  17. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    It was in the Pre-season. WE got gashed for big runs several times because of him.
  18. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I would think that that's the long term plan. With his deficincies in coverage, Church is not an every down safety.
  19. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    My God our defense sucks historically bad. It's so embarrassing.
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  20. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    I love Jeff Heath. He certainly has the tangibles to be a great one. If he can become a student of the game we might have something here.

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