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

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  1. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    Reinforcing your point. From Sports Science

    Johnson's reach might be the most impressive part of the video. Combining his 45-inch vertical, 6-foot-5 frame, 6-foot-10 wingspan, and 8-feet-8-inch standing reach, Johnson has a reach similar to that of Shaquille O'Neal's, which is apparently the largest ever documented in the NBA -- 12-feet-5-inches. That's absurd, but you can't argue with science.
  2. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    So now we are supposed to get excited about a defensive back for catching a guy from behind? Seems a little odd.
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  3. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    We take whatever little joy we can.. :D
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  4. egn22

    egn22 Well-Known Member

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    LOL, went from "this is the only guy on the roster we have left", to "dang he's fast and did great running behind Calvin Johnson", to "he has the ability to be the next great safety!!!" to "I LOVE Heath!!!"
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  5. egn22

    egn22 Well-Known Member

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    meanwhile CJ had 300 yards
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  6. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Me too! I still think he and Wilcox are the starting safeties before the season ends. I like Church but he is strictly a thumper; they should consider moving him to LB.
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  7. xwalker

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    I think they might be exaggerating a bit. With all of the extreme athletes that have been in the NBA, do you really believe that Calvin Johnson can reach a higher spot on the backboard than all of them? Lebron is taller (6-8) with longer arms and can jump higher.

    Calvin Johnson's arm length (33-1/4") is not exceptional for a 6-5 player. Tyron Smith's arm length is 36-3/8" and Dez is 34".

    Johnson's vertical at his Pro Day was 42-1/2" not 45".

    Calvin Johnson has a big enough advantage over 6' DBs, there's no reason to exaggerate his abilities.
  8. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    Well I mean I guess transitioning but he ain't a Alan Ball.
  9. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    Thing that was most impressive to me was his 8'8' standing reach, and 6 foot 10 wingspan. A ball just needs to be thrown into a general area for him to have a great chance to catch it.

    Agree on the 42 1/2 vs 45 , but still that added to 8'8" is still very impressive.
  10. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    The raw skills are there with Heath. We have something.
  11. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    Yeah? How many you think are going to agree with you?

    I, for one, don't.
  12. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    Its funny to read this thread because my initial reaction on that play wasn't that CJ made a big was who is the white guy with all that speed who caught up to him. Alot of interesting projects on this defense but lets not get carried away as this defense might break cowboys records for giving up most points.
  13. DuceizBak

    DuceizBak Active Member

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    Scandrick is very very fast. He's the fastest guy on our D.
  14. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    We'll probably never know, but I really like Heath, too.
  15. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    Heath should have been credited for that 4th down INT. If he would have stood up and ran with it, he could have chewed more time off the clock giving us a better odds of winning. As always, refs blew that call.
  16. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    Per your last point I was hoping that Lee would just run through Stafford instead of trying to juke; not often that you get a chance to pound it right through a QB trying to make a tackle...
  17. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Between overrated talent and a really bad, outdated scheme, I fear this isn't going to get much better - well maybe this week (Ponder).
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  18. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    What you guys think now?
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  19. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah thought about this when that happened ha
  20. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods

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    Safety just isn't an important position in today's NFL that warrants a high draft pick. :rolleyes:

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