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Tyrone Crawford at DT?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Team Positon Player Height Weight Forty Ten-Yard

    Chicago SDE Corey Wootton 6'6 270 4.92 1.66
    Seattle SDE Red Bryant 6'4 323 4.90 1.70

    Cowboys ??? Tyrone Crawford 6'4 285 4.78 1.69
  2. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    So why bother having message boards? Why not just visit a "news" site, read what Jerry says and consider is gospel? No need to discuss anything if JERRY FREAKING JONES blesses us with his vast football knowledge.
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    After Singleton left then Kiffin went with Ryan Nece and 1 year Ian Gold. Both were under 230, both were also JAGS. Not exactly a position that Kiffin felt needed a quality player to play it. Roach isn't exactly highly regarded either.
  4. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Seems like the perfect 4-3 SDE to me. :D
  5. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    IMO, Crawford will play some at both positions. I think he has the athleticism to play SDE, but he doesn't have enough to be a serious edge rusher. He is athletic enough to be a serious pass rush threat from a DT position though.

    I could see Crawford playing DE on running downs and then kicking inside in passing situations.

    No matter what, I'd bet Marinelli is looking at him as a big asset and a versatile piece on the line because he can do so much.

    In passing situations, obviously we'd want Spencer back to play at SDE. However, if we don't sign him a guy to keep an eye on IMO is Alex Albright. The guy is 6-5, 260 and has plenty of athleticism for a DE. He's strong, and never stops coming. The fans might not know much about him, but I promise you the coaches do. The guy is a good football player and he fits as a 43 DE much more than he does as a 34 OLB, if you ask me.

    He might not be a star, but he's a piece to the puzzle.
  6. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I think you missed my point. My point was that the position doesn't call for a big guy who can't cover.
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    You never had a point.
  8. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I think Roach is a FA. Wouldn't surprise me to see Kiffin/Marinelli bring in a few guys versed in their system. Most coaches tend to do this.

    Israel Idonije might be another possibility.
  9. xwalker

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    It will be interesting to see where Albright plays.

    He has been one of my "pet cats" (mostly him and Parnell the past 2 years) since he got here.

    I was surprised how fast he appeared in the games at ILB.

    He is at a point that he either needs to go max bulk in the off-season to play SDE or try to keep his weigh low if he is going to play SLB.
  10. xwalker

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    Those seem like reasonable cost FAs that will expedite the process.

    Maybe they can just sign all of the Bears defensive Free Agents.:rolleyes:
  11. speedkilz88

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    He's probably more suited to play end.
  12. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I don't think either one would be all that expensive. I'm not saying sign all of their free agents, but both would address a hole in the line up with the switch to the 4-3 and bring experience to the defense.

    Not sure why you think it is that terrible of an idea.
  13. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    Actually I did... you just missed it... comprehension goes a long way.
  14. Deep_Freeze

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    Well I'm just happy to see so many positive thoughts on Crawford cause after the draft last year some people didn't seem too high on him.

    Wherever he ends up, glad he's on the squad cause we need some youth in this DL especially with the move to the 4-3.
  15. xwalker

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    You misunderstood. I like the idea.

    The suggestion to sign all of the Bears Free Agents was not intended to be a smart-arse comment. I think that the one big Free Agent that the Cowboys might have in their sights is the Bears DT Melton.
  16. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Oh I see, sorry. I was confused by the eye rolling thing.

    I doubt the Bears let Melton get away. Definitely need some DL upgrades.

    SOLB is the position I'd worry the least about. I actually think Wilbur might be better suited to that position in the 4-3 than OLB in the 3-4.
  17. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    No, really you didn't.
  18. Randy White

    Randy White Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    this same thing a week ago.

    Remember that when the Cowboys were dominanting the NFL with a 4-3, the starting defensive tackles were Tony Casillas ( 6'1, 275 lbs ) and Russell Maryland ( 6'1, 280 lbs ).. Leon Lett was the biggest one of them all and he was a rotation guy. Chad Hennings was also a big dude, but he didn't start until after the 3rd SB, if I remember correctly. Jimmy Jones wasn't big either.

    In this particulary scheme is not the size of the DTs, but the quickness that count. They're taught to shoot the gaps upfield to disrupt the running game on their way to the QB.

    They key, though, is having a very productive ROTATION in order to keep the Crawford type players fresh. They cannot be playing 50, 60 snaps per game because they will get worn out.
  19. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Especially now considering our DT's are drunken idiots.
  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yep, some things are difficult to convey on a message board.

    The :rolleyes: icon was aimed at my own suggestion to just sign all the Bear Free Agents.

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