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

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  1. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    As impressive as Heath was chasing down CJ, the part of that play that bothered me the most was the poor angle Church took right after Johsnson caught the ball.
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  2. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    this is where i lose it. He doesnt have the tangibles to be a great one. Diamond in the rough type of player, possible, great, great at what? If he was going to be a great one, make a case if he was sought after by teams, or made noise at the combine, or something. One day and hes a great one?
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  3. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Wilcox takes some horrid angles too . They both need to dramatically improve on this .
  4. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    What? Claiborne looked like the fastest one there and would have caught CJ before Heath got there if not for being held.
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  5. Hot_Toddy

    Hot_Toddy Active Member

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    Here's a couple write ups on Heath that may be of interest....

    Here's part of a good article by Bryan Broaddus before the game...

    Full Article Here:

    There is a great deal of confidence in his ability from this coaching staff. He has shown the ability to play with smarts, toughness and skill. He has been a core special teamer for Rich Bisaccia this season, and last week against the Eagles Monte Kiffin and the staff put him in several situations where he was called on to play in the game, and he was spot on.

    Heath will be prepared for this opportunity. His father is a football coach. You love to be around players who take the game seriously, and Heath is this way. He will work well with Barry Church in the back end. His range is good, and when he sees it, he can get to the ball. There is length to his game and when he has to be physical in coverage, he can match up.

    What I like about Heath is his ability to burst and cover some ground to get to the ball.

    I do not expect Monte Kiffin to alter his game plan one bit because Jeff Heath is in the game. All season long, Heath has been getting work with the first defense in practice and has been very productive. This experience should not be too big for him at all.

    Here's an article I liked after the pickup from BTB by Cotysaxman:

    Full Article Here:

    There's something I like about undrafted free agents. They chose to be Cowboys - or, rather, to have a chance to become Cowboys. Draft picks, no matter what they say, might not always want to go to the team that signs them. And that's understandable.

    Jeff Heath, SS, Saginaw Valley State

    Qualifying measurables:
    4.48s forty
    6.88s 3-Cone

    One thing that truly sets Jeff Heath apart from the other guys on this list is his size. He's just over 6'1", and weighed in at 209 pounds. His explosiveness is great, as well, with 22 reps (that's more than our first round lineman) and a 37" vertical.

    Clearly, Heath has the physical tools to be a very good safety for this team. He still has to make that happen for himself, though, and he's aware of that
  6. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    size and speed are the tangibles I'm referring too.
  7. CooterBrown

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    I think Heath had 9 tackles against Detroit.

    He did miss on some running plays in pre-season, but that wasn't from bad tackling, that was from poor angles. He had not adjusted to the speed of the pro game.

    I think Jeff Heath is the player they drafted Matt Johnson to be.
  8. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Dallas needs a ballhawk safety for the nth year in a row now.
  9. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    He shows up more than any safety the cowboys have had in years. Barry Church sucks! Church is the reason we lost the Broncos game.
  10. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Unless they plan on moving Sean Lee back to Safety I don't see any relief for that on the horizon.
  11. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Who knows I'm just hoping we all live long enough to see it and another playoff win.
  12. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Great speed, I'm not going to crown anyone yet. Every time we do that, then we have to start trashing him down the road cause he can't live up to our expectations.
  13. mahoneybill

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    From rewatching the game and focusing on him I think you could be on to something. I'm still waiting for a Cliff Harris / Charlie Waters combo....... or the heir to the throne owned by Darren Woodson
  14. newnationcb

    newnationcb Well-Known Member

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    I think some people are being forgetful here with their comments. Scandrick has 4.35 combine verified speed and was actually the most impressive guy in that play. You could see his burst right off the bat and that he's faster than Calvin Johnson. It's his catch up speed that made Johnson make his initial deviation from the straight line and allowed Claiborne and Heath to catch up.
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  15. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    So no one concerned about the atrocious ball skills he dispayed on the deep to Johnson down the middle? He beat him to the spot. Zero ball skills. Speed is nice, but that was as bad as the bronco safety last year vs baltimore
  16. Eskimo

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    That wasn't atrocious ball skills.

    CJ played that perfectly but Johnson is 6-5 with long arms and a 42 inch vertical. When he times that well he's going to go over anyone around him and that's exactly what happened. It is not comparable at all to the play in the Broconos/Ravens game especially since there wasn't 30 seconds left in the game at that point and he didn't fall flat on his *** whle misplaying the ball by about 5 yards.
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  17. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    6:45 left in the 4th. Check the all 22. Cj jumps and catches it chest high. It Wasnt some 11ft jump ball. It was a nice catch, but should have been broken up
  18. kramskoi

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    It's amazing we have to go all the way back to Darren Woodson!
  19. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Watching that play at the time, on the replay you could see that Heath was going for the interception instead of trying to knock it away. My first thought was "that was dumb. He should have just made sure Johnson didn't catch it." Then I realized that turnovers are hammered into these guys. He was going for the ball. I can't really fault him for that.
  20. CowboysYanksLakers

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    Health played terrible

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