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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JoeyBoy718, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    This next game is basically like a regular season game. Teams come hard each other with their starters for 2-3 quarters. The Bengals have one of the top 3 d-lines in the league. It'll be a true test and we'll get to see where our o-line truly stands. I'd rather get exposed in the dress rehearsal game than play a bad d-line and have problems go unnoticed. We get to see Frederick face an elite DT, Parnell start at RT, and Free try his hand at guard. Worst case scenario: we get blown up and Jerry does whatever it takes to get Waters or Moore.
  2. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Waters. If it was up to us, we WOULD have Moore
  3. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Or... Costa starts at center, Fred moves to guard and Free stays at RT.
  4. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Nope.
  5. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Doug Free against Geno Atkins - I'm afraid to look.
  6. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    My money is on Free. (It might be a good thing that I don't really gamble.) Parnell concerns me.
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He'll have help
  8. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I think free is going to do well. I've got a good feeling about it. I really liked what I saw at TC and it sounds like he understands the scheme now and has bought what ever BC had been selling. He looked pretty good. I think if anyone can make the move it would be free for sure.
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  9. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    best part is we get to see how the Bengals prepare for us and what they have to say about us after on hard knocks
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  10. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Free's only hope is to try "influence blocking", which is kind of a reverse psychology technique for outmatched o-linemen...
  11. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    We gave the OGs help on Atkins last year in the first half. Zimmer flipped him in the second and got him singled up on Livings in the second, and he ate his lunch pretty much. That dude's a football playing machine.

    I'm not into the drama of worrying how our OGs fare against a player like that. You know they're going to get help, and they're going to need it, and it's still not going to help. Great players are great for a reason and they're going to get theirs. You can't get mad at an OG when Atkins eats his lunch. He eats a lot of lunch.

    I'm actually really looking forward to watching the guy play, since the game doesn't count.
  12. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    Worst case scenario is a significant injury to Romo because management has failed to address the one, two, or three glaring needs for the past 5 years the offensive line.
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  13. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    I can sign on to this, I wouldn't expect somebody forced into playing guard to do well against a player like that,,, what I would expect is for the Cowboys OL to find a way to pass protect and generate at least the threat of a running game. Every team has at least one DL that is a monster, we have Ware, the OL's job is to be successful in spite of the other teams star player !
  14. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I just want to see if the OL plays as a unit and opens some lanes...and, of course, you want tony NOT on his back in this game...

    I am also looking forward to see how the defense plays...I want to see how they play against a good offense (with the starters in on both sides)...unfortunately, I will have to watch the replay tomorrow as I don't think it will be on in my area until NFLN replays it
  15. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    This!
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Don't see that happening.
  17. dogunwo

    dogunwo Waves that make you sea-sick

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    Not really, because we will not be scheming specifically for the Bengals. It is a "dress rehearsal" in the sense that the starters play longer, and you gameplan for scenarios such as down and distance.
  18. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me?

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    I'm sure they will have 10-15 plays scripted for the bengals defense, so for a couple series you should have a good gage.
  19. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Why? I mean, he's as hated around the NFL and from Cowboy fans, so if he gets injured, they get what they want, right?

    Romo needs to play as much as possible even if he gets knocked around. The Cowboy fans that hate Romo need a wake up call if he does get injured for the rest of the season!
  20. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    What...you can't afford $14.99 to watch the game live?
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013

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