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Thomas Howard for SLB

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JeffInDC, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

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    He would be the PERFECT choice to help implement the Tampa 2. Why? He just played in Zimmer's version in Cincy and is known for his prowess in bothe defending the run and pass (his 6 INT's in '07 still seem fresh in my mind). Plus, he's coming off an injury, so he would come cheap. Finally, he may want to end his career in his home state. Just a thought. SKEWER AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)
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  2. likofloathe

    likofloathe New Member

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    He would have to come cheap but he would be a better option than what we have now.
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    It's really not a high priority position looking back on Kiffin's history or Marinelli's for that matter. So they might just use someone already on the roster or get a cheap free agent-not that it can't be Howard, it's just not a big deal position. Kiffin had guys like Al Singleton, Ryan Nece, Ian Gold. Nick Roach has been playing it in the Bears scheme. Jerry has already hinted Kyle Wilber.
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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  5. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I always think of him because he's a guy we targeted in Parcells' first year to play the SOLB when we still ran Zimmers' 43. He was a very solid player and didn't cost a ton. I see no reason we can't find another one like him somewhere.
  6. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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    The Milkman!
  7. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    What is your idea of "cheap?" If its a bag of chips I'm in! ;)
  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He had impressive measureables pre-draft.

    Would he be the starter in Cincinnati if he returns?

    Thomas Howard
    Age 30 at the start of the 2013 season
    Weight: 239
    40 Yrd Dash: 4.42
    20 Yrd Dash: 2.60
    10 Yrd Dash: 1.53
    225 Lb. Bench Reps: 21
    Vertical Jump: 39
    Broad Jump: 10'04"
    20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.29
    3-Cone Drill: 6.98
  9. irishline

    irishline Well-Known Member

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    Wait so his 6 interceptions 6 seasons ago is fresh in your mind and the 0 interceptions the past 4 isn't? :confused:
  10. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Why do we have to constantly go after guys who are over 30? I don't get it. Rather roll with what we have. We have young guys that can step in and fill the role. Also we can still sign sims who paired with Lee and Carter make a pretty damn good trio of LB. Pass
  11. Marktui

    Marktui Active Member

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    Let's give Wilbur and Albright a chance. They are already on the roster and both are young. The SAM in this scheme will not have to take on tackles anymore, so I think both those guys can man the position. So they both have the size to play the position.

    Also, Ware, Rat, Hatch, Spears and Spencer are all in the their late 20's early 30's. We need to get younger on the squad.
  12. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

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    Bring him in
  13. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    Albright is better. No need to sign him
  14. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy Hopeful this is the year Zone Supporter

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    And whom do you think he would be better? I've yet to see a positional analysis of the 4-3.
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    What is that based on?

    Albright has made 0 big plays in his time here.
  16. Titleist

    Titleist Well-Known Member

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    Albright looked like a serviceable starter in every game he played. Not amazing, mind you, but good enough
  17. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes that is all you need with good coaching and a reliable scheme.
  18. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    It will be Wilber....this defense suits him better anyhow.

    Guy isn't a pass rusher and not terrific in space, but strong and capable of playing the run well.
  19. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    I hope so. The Cowboys need him to develop along with Coale, Hanna and Crawford.
  20. Parche

    Parche Member

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    What do you call a big play??

    He did very well last games of last season.

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