Sturm: Josh Brent, lack of NT is reason for Sunday failure to stop run

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Bob Sturm ‏@SportsSturm
    You want to put Sunday on someone? Josh Brent is your guy. Seriously. Everything on the ground started with not having a NT.

    To put it a less abrasive way, Sean Lissemore vs C Will Montgomery didn't go well. Partly because that wasn't Lissemore's position.

    That wasn't a cheap shot on Brent. Rather, he was a very strong player vs the run all year. He holds the point of attack. Before, anyway.
  2. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I definitely agree. NT is a need, umfortunately.
  3. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Terrence Knighton come on down. Draft is deep there too.
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Bob Sturm ‏@SportsSturm
    @BlakeShaw4 I figured saying Romo for 3 days was enough for everyone. On Thursday night, I point somewhere else, too.

    OK, in case it wasn't clear - "put Sunday on someone on the defense". Romo is still front and center. Sometimes you have to be clearer.
  5. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    It's too bad. Josh Brent was showing flashes for sure.
  6. dools

    dools Active Member

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    Luckily this appears to be a great year DT's. Please draft one!
  7. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    Of course,

    Facing the NFL's # 1 rushing team didn't help either.:rolleyes:

    Even with them running all over Dallas , Dallas's broken defense still kept them in the game.


    Yeah,, you know the rest.
  8. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    Talk about Mr. Obvious, of course not having a NT hurt us versus the Redskins. Not to mention, our best run stuffing DE, Coleman, was also out ....
  9. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    regardless, this team had two interceptions in redskins territory in the 1st half (one in the redzone) and mismanaged an opportunity to get a field goal right before halftime. that is anywhere btw 3-17 pts (realistically 6-10 pts) they left on the field in the 1st half. not only that but we had the ball in our hands with 3 minutes, 3 timeouts and only a 3 pt deficit. the offense and particularly tony romo should shoulder 90% of the blame for that game.
  10. Woods

    Woods Well-Known Member

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    Romo definitely had a poor game.

    I'm just saying it's tough to stop the run when both your NTs and best run stuffing DE are out.

    (This isn't a pro or anti Romo opinion. Just stating the obvious. Assuming you were responding to my thread . . . . )
  11. Shinywalrus

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    It sounds logical, but I just haven't seen that from rewatching the game a bit. Lissemore gets pushed off the ball a little bit, but it didn't seem to me to be the deciding factor on the important, decisive runs. But we saw the worst linebacker play we have seen from this team in several seasons last Sunday.

    Ware, Sims, Connor and Poppinga were all just awful.
  12. iowast8rs

    iowast8rs Well-Known Member

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    NT is a bigger priority than OLine. We need to get a monster of a NT in the draft.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    someone else that does not care if we have the 31st ranked running game and our QB has to be houdini to survive
  14. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    That mismanagement was Romo throwing a 7 yard pass behind Hanna when he had time to throw and Hanna was open. Had he made that easy throw, we would have kicked the field goal instead of punting.
  15. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    you're probably right. i'm not ready to re-watch the game yet so i'm not certain what happened on that route. the point is as bad as the run defense played, we still held them to 21 pts before the final touchdown off the interception. the skins offense has scored more than that in all but 3 of their games. it was up to the 100% HEALTHY OFFENSE to show up and burn the 30th ranked pass defense. instead they played the same inconsistent offense we've seen from garrett's group all season. 15 out of 16 games this season we were unable to score more than 10 pts in the 1st half. i'm sorry, most of my ire goes to that side of the ball.
  16. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Oh yeah, and either Slauson or the Guard from Buffalo and I'am happy
  17. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    I agree we need a NT but the loss of Lee and Carter were just as vital to our run D
  18. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    We need too draft a defensive tackle
  19. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    Yet another failure of the front office.

    Draft players with suspect character, then act like it's just bad luck when they let you down. Draft players that are perpetually injured, then act like it's bad luck when they get hurt every year. Rinse, repeat.
  20. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    So maybe the Cowboys should be interested in one of those not needed fat wide bodied block eaters inside and not value mobility there over anything else.

    It's not complicated, gang. When you run a 3-4, you need that massive guy in the middle to make up for going with one less down linemen. The Cowboys have been doing things backbleepwards since they made the switch.

    Brent was the one sorta legit NT we had. He was developing. He might have been the answer.

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