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Tyrone Crawford could start at DT

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  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    Cowboys | Tyrone Crawford could start at DT
    Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:10:48 -0800

    Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford could start at defensive tackle in the team's new 4-3 defensive alignment.

    Share: | Source: ESPNDallas.com - Calvin Watkins

    Read more: http://www.kffl.com/team/14/nfl/dallas-cowboys#ixzz2JhMc00vB
  2. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Thanks for the breaking news, Calvin. I didn't click the link, but did it end with 'and then again, he could not.'?
  3. Wood

    Wood Well-Known Member

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    Calvin little late to the party again.
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    To be fair, Watkins wasn't reporting on this. He just had a throw away line in a blog post about 4-3 personnel.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowb.../rushing-four-defenders-will-help-the-cowboys

    KFFL, as usual, just took a random sentence from another source, reports it as news, then links back to the "source". Then Gryphon comes here and posts it as news, linking only to KFFL.

    I wish there was a way I could block from seeing any thread started by Gryphon. He's just a spammer.
  5. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Don't mince words, Theo.

    Tell us how you really feel? :D
  6. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    Thank you for your comments Theogt. There is an ignore button....
  7. Omegasupreme

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    I wonder if he would still need to gain weight or play as is. The player he was in college, with all of the high motor and right-kind-of-guyness, was lighter than he is. Maybe his muscle mass and strength is improved now but I wonder if he will need to gain overall body mass and what that will do to the acceleration and dexterity that we saw in college?
  8. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Something tells me our DL will be

    Ware - Ratliff - Crawford - Hatcher
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I know theogt has made intimations to that effect before, Gryphon. I don't see it at all. Not every thread started is a gem, but I much prefer to have discussion topics for people to talk about, and almost everything you bring is a departure from the mind numbing "I hate Jerry and Jason can't coach" drumbeat that affects so many other threads.
  10. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I still see Crawford as a pretty good DE in our 4-3, especially if we can somehow sign Melton as a DT
  11. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Hatcher starts at DE and Crawford at 3T. I think they would switch that. That way, you have guys in their most effective spots (Crawford is a natural LE - he was excellent in this role in college).
  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    The mods even changed the caption under his name because of his posting habits. But, by all means, be diplomatic for the sake of being diplomatic.

    Oh, and this thread title should have been changed a long time ago. It's misleading at best. But I guess since you have to go through 2-4 clicks to actually get to the source material, no one else has noticed.
  13. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    Thank you for your comments Theogt. Again there is an ignore button...
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'm not being diplomatic. Merge Ahead is funny, though.

    You can dislike him all you want. I won't even upbraid you for telling me to edit the thread title. How's that for diplomacy?
  15. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Hatcher right now is the better pass rusher, and he also excelled at DE in college.

    I don't know if either has the overall quickness to do it as 4-3 end in the NFL, though, but they are our best bets if we don't re-sign Spencer. I expect one to emerge as at least a backup, especially when we want to go heavier on the line to stop the run.
  16. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Crawford can play DE or DT assuming its the 3 technique. That's the topic.
  17. Reality

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  18. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    The threads still show up, though. That's what I was referencing.
  19. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    Free agency and the draft are coming up right. I'm sure things could change between now and September.
  20. myslamsareolder

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    My hope is Ware(255) - Hatcher(305) - Ratliff(303) - Crawford(285)

    Ware obv is the rush end Crawford is better built for the 5tech anchor RIGHT NOW and he can be the future. Hatcher and Ratliff are 31 and 32, but Lissemore is waiting in the wings. Ratliff has a hard time playing above 285-290. Only reason he did this year is because he barely played, so I like him at 3tech. Hatcher can maintain size better and can even gain, so I prefer him and Lissy to take the 1tech. Not to mention he and Ware played REALLY well next to each other this year.

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