Time to give Torin Tucker some props.

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Wolverine, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Wolverine

    Wolverine Zimmer Hater

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    Ok I admit I was one who was hoping TT would be cut. But then I am not the only one. I think most of us in the forum wanted him gone. I am sure glad BP stuck with him. He has played very good since Flo went down. Gotta give the man some serious props. He has stepped up and been a player.

    I really hope this is the start of many great years for Tucker. It would be nice to see him play to his talent and we would have a great OL in him.

    Keep up the good work TT.
  2. vicjagger

    vicjagger Well-Known Member

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    Yea, what he said.:hammer:
  3. Dallas4ever

    Dallas4ever Active Member

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    When you're right you're right. I was on the get rid of Tucker bandwagon too....I quess that's why I'm a fan and not a coach. Tucker has played well and he deserves some props. Let's hope that he continues to progress.
  4. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    BP loves him. He's actually played really well. THe physical tools were always there. Just like Brady James, he had to get his mind right. I think there's a reason BP has a 3 year window on players. Tucker looks like he's proving it, and it's almost safe to say Brady James has proven BP's philosophy works about right
  5. dallasfan31

    dallasfan31 New Member

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    yup tucker has been great keep up the good work tucker.
  6. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    It certainly doesnt hurt that Bill learned that from Landry.
  7. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    It's not time for anything just yet.....He still has a lot of proving to do IMO.

    And I'll admitt. I also wanted Tucker cut.
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I think right now Tucker is a better run blocker than Adams... flat out.
  9. brucem78

    brucem78 Benched

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    Tucker reminds me of a young Nate Newton. I was hoping the the Cowboys would cut Newton in his first 3 years but toward the end of the 1990 season it started to click for Nate and he became a Po Bowl guard for many years. Let's hope this is where we are with Tucker.
  10. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    There's something to be said for that... the biggest difference in my eyes is that in the USFL Nate did flash at times. Tucker did also in college but being an undrafted FA I think many set the bar too high for this kid too quickly.
  11. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    Folks, I think the jury is still out on Mr. Tucker. Flo's play was sometimes inconsistent and he was worse on the road, but when he was on he literally could flatten his opponent. I want to see Tucker over the next 3 games. If we get a consistent running game and protect Bledsoe while we give most of the help to Petitti, I'll become a believer. Until then, I'll wait and see.
  12. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Yes he is......flat out :)

    Morning Michael
  13. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    I think I agree.

    It is strange to say, really. Tucker was about as bad a RT as I've seen, now, he is a good LT? Go figure.

    It just seems to me that Tucker gets out to his blocks better and sticks with them better. Flo had a tendancy to be lazy.

    How big a goost is it if Tucker continues to be this good? Talk about some depth and flexibility.

    It really just puts another feather in BPs cap. He stuck with him because he saw something. No one else did. Probably not even the rest of the organization.

    The man has a gift for discovering talent.
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    I wanted Tucker gone as well after all the TC disasters. Just goes to show SOME people on this board who the REAL coach is and who the wannabes are. AND why he is making millions to coach and THEY are posting on a message board.
    Flo is lazy- has been and always will be- you have to ride his butt to keep him going.
    Tucker may not have the physical gifts Flo has, but he is NOT lazy. In the end I would rather have a very good athlete giving all he has versus a great athlete who does not.
  15. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    I was one of the wise ones :p I’ve said all along to exercise a little patience. It is a virtue especially dealing with offensive lineman.
  16. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Morning Pops!
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    He seems to have a gift for putting talent into a position to motivate itself too. They get the best chance to suceed and if they don't they really are a hard case.
  18. Charles

    Charles Benched

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    Based on some info I hear early in training camp I thought Tucker even though he was in the parcells dog house would start at RT over Petitti.

    I was wrong. I though Parcell wouldn't trust Petitti, not this early in the season. I think the decision was made easier with Dan Campbell coming back from the leg and foot injuries in the off-season, plus I also think Parcell figured out he had made the same mistake with Torrin like he did Gurode.

    Tuckers mental mistakes dropped significantly in practice at the LT position during training camp like Gurode did at center. He looked more comfortable, thus he was able to use his natural abilities to dominate the DEs.
  19. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Not too long ago Jose Cortez was getting props for his consistent kicking. This thread is scaring the bejeebers out of me! :cry2:
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    There is some merit in what you say. But Cortez seemed to take a dump every other week. Tucker has been solid so far. But we'll see.

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