Torrin Tucker's Biggest Fan

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Hostile, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Tomorrow that will be me. No one is going to root for this guy more than me tomorrow. Some may root for him just as much, but not more.

    I've been a pretty harsh cirtic of his. Couldn't wait to replace him after last year and am dreading his return to starter status. Just being honest.

    Tomorrow that goes out the window. I am often critical of our players. That isn't going to change. I won't make excuses for him or his failures if he has any. When the game is on, I want every player on that field wearing our star to play out of their minds and with heart.

    That's what I need and want from Tucker. He's not just replacing Flo for the rest of the year. Potentially he's auditioning for a role in the future.

    Think about this young OL we could potentially build upon if he steps up to the plate.

    LT...Tucker, undrafted
    LG...Peterman, 3rd round
    C...Johnson, 2nd round
    RG...Gurode, 2nd round
    RT...Pettiti, 6th round

    If Tucker begins to develop then it only helps this team long term. With LA and Rivera nearing the ends of their careers and Flo getting up there in age as well it would be nice to know we have a unit that could potentially stay together for years and build some chemistry.

    That is what made our OL of the early 90's so good...chemistry. It's what makes Denver's OL good as well.

    Think about that OL from the Super Bowl runs.

    LT...Tuinei, was a DT in college
    LG...Newton, USFL transplant
    C...Mark Stepnoski, 3rd round
    RG...Kevin Gogan, 8th round
    RT...Erik Williams, 3rd round

    Not exactly Blue Chippers on that list.

    Tomorrow my eyes will be on #77. I hope he lives up to the physical talent the coaching staff praises. In my opinion success or failure is right between the ears for him tomorrow. If he believes he belongs out there he'll play well. Get overwhelmed and it could be a long day.

    Give 'em hell Tuck.
  2. Trip

    Trip New Member

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    Here's hoping the light has come on. I think even his harshest critics will agree he has the physical ability to do the job.
  3. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    He's going to physically dominate Wistrom. My only fear is they are going to blitz LB's and maybe corners on his side and conffuse him. I'm sure BP is aware and gameplanning to attack Seahawks if they go after Tucker.

    The player we need to step up is Petitti - he's going to be getting less help - JMO

    I really don't forsee a drop off from Flo.
  4. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I couldn't agree more Hos. Honestly, I think the key to our passing game will be resting with Torrin Tucker. I think we should be able to run effectivley to the right aqnd inside the LG/C hole as well, but I don't think we can run sweeps to the left unless Tucker can do his job. But that is a limited scenario. The passing game will be key to our win tomorrow.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I agree with ya Hos I'm hoping Tucker steps up big time. But the future of our line still don't impress me with the young'uns you mentioned. I still think we need to address that day one in next April's draft.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    The OL didn't impress me in 1991 either. Boy was I glad to be wrong.
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Some real hidden gems in there back then. I give the credit to Houck as I believe he was the OL coach back then.
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, Tony Wise was the OL coach that deserves the kudos for turning those guys around.

    I would be shocked if Gurode is still on this team next year. He's a UFA. <Parcells seems to think that Ben Noll kid is the future RG.
  9. Maikeru-sama

    Maikeru-sama Mick Green 58

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    How can you say that with a straight face?

    - Mike G.
  10. true_north

    true_north Member

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    I ran across this quote earlier this morning while surfing the Internet for Cowboy's information. Notice the date of the article.

    Todd Archer answered questions about the Cowboys during a chat on Thursday, Sept. 8.

    Greg: What is the depth situation on the offensive line? Who are playing the backups?
    Todd Archer: Torrin Tucker will be the backup at left and right tackle, while Andre Gurode will be the backup at center and right guard. Ben Noll will be responsible for both backup spots, while Stephen Peterman will play mainly left guard. Tucker and Gurode, however, will play with the first team on a weekly basis because Parcells believes they have earned the right to play.
  11. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what I am thinking. Seattle will overload Tucker's side and then probably run a few stunts from those sets to confuse him as well.
    I don't feel that bad about Tucker playing though. Parcells wouldn't be saying that Tucker has improved and is a better player if he didn't see it.
  12. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    I am worried about Johnson. I have seen him get blown backwards more times then I care to think about. He maybe too small, I dont know. But hes my main worry. Tucker is huge and has skills, he will be ok, and with the help we give him, will be up to the task. Johnson on the other hand, I just dont know.
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I stand corrected. Good call. I remember now.
  14. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    He may be able to do it. He's still here for some reason. Just like Brady James, maybe an offseason did him alot of good. Physically he has all the tools, let'sjust see if he can put it together out there.

    I think we will notice Adams is gone, but TUcker may just step in and keep this offseason going to where it needs to be going. I don't hate the kid....and I hope he keeps it that way.

    If he plays at least average, then we have a solid backup
  15. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    excellent point, it dumbfounds me how people on here, and some Cowboy fans everywhere, act like they don't want certain players on the Cowboys to succeed, I too am rooting for Tucker, dont' care who is starting, just want them to do their job, who they are is of no consequence to me, and if they don't do their job, then I hold them accountable, but I don't go into the season with a certain agenda for varying players
  16. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    We haven't been able to run sweeps or screens for a long time, even with Flo in there. As a matter fo fact, we have been having better success running to the right the past 3-4 games.
  17. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    I hope Tucker can do the job, but rewatching the Giants game, one thing I notice is he always the last one out of his stance on the snap. Flozell is very quick into his stance on the fact, he looks like he jumps the snap at times he is up so fast. Tucker might struggle with speed. Wistrom is not a true speed rusher though, in fact I don't know if Seattle has a true speed guy.
  18. vicjagger

    vicjagger Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping he comes through big-time. Torrin Tucker, the original "TT".

    Maybe we need TT1 & TT2? Or how about TT & tt? Or TT and TT?

    And do we call the RT PTT?
  19. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Man, it's too early to make me think that hard.

  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Nice post Hos. I hope we keep Gurode after the season. I don't have the hate for the guy that some do.

    But that being said I think we're looking at a lineman drafted fairly high next year.

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