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Vela on scrimmage, high praise offense, crushes the D Line

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by RS12, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Crawford is definitely going to play the strong side on the defensive front.

    Leary has lost some weight to get more mobile.

    If someone wanted to watch the 'scrimmage':

    http://www.dallascowboys.com/multim...ll_Video/02de59f1-e8c8-4c90-9a56-2c570d047631

    Some good comments about Coleman, Bishop, as well as Selvie and Mencer.

    For a couple of exhibition games, it might pay to watch Boatwright and Gardner when he is back.
  2. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Haley's comments to the 'rooks': 'Stop damn second guessing yourself.' Take confidence into the action.

    Key to a pass rusher, is knowing the weak points of an offensive linemen...and quick feet helps.
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    I think we will be OK to GOOD at DT and in the middle. Its the ends where we are screwed.

    And I really want to hear evidence that a couple here claimed where Brent was considered a stud.
  4. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'm not a fan of this D-Line at all.

    But if a fan is personally scouting them then I'm going to feel better about them then I did.

    Which, to be fair, wouldn't take much to make me feel better about a unit that I feel is paper thin.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Interesting. I must have missed the posts where anyone said he was a Hall of Famer in waiting.

    I mean I'm not thrilled about this D-Line, at all, and the hype that some have tried to give for the situation has been amusing but I haven't seen anyone even come close to hinting anything like that.
  6. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    This defensive roster is probably the worst collection of talent in the league.

    But we won't be as bad as last year, because... well it can't be... or something like that.

    MARINELLI!!!

    ... who was also here last year overseeing our last ranked D...
  7. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    We've got time before the regular season starts, but this post gives me visions of boys against men. I don't need those images to transfer to the regular season. I've seen it before. I'm sure the coaching staff sees the same thing.
  8. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'm going to say this about this D-Line.

    I don't feel good about it and I haven't all offseason. I've been very concerned about the fact that they replaced a very thin, poor, line from last year with guys who are coming off of injuries.

    I've seen people post time and time again about how this D-line is better, on paper, because they're not relying as heavily on street FA so there is no way they can be as bad.

    My response to that has been this. This was a very poor D-Line last year. The two best players from it, Ware and Hatcher, were let go/allowed to leave this offseason and they replaced those two, and the injured people, with the plan that D-Law (A rookie) and three players coming off of injuries would be enough to make it better (Crawford, Melton, and Spencer). I have been against this all along because they're banking on a beat up d-line being made better by the use of players coming off injuries.

    I am not thrilled by that and I'm quite worried that we're going to have a D-Line as bad, or worse, than last year because of it.

    Now that said i'm also very thrilled, and hyped, about the ability of our O-Line and I would expect them to be far ahead of our D-Line so I'm not going to be rushing to losing my mind type of behavior based off reports that our O-Line is trashing the D-Line.

    They should be. Without question. If this D-Line still had Ware and Hatcher I'd expect our O-Line to be trashing our D-Line at this point. I just feel that's how much better our O-line is. If the reports were that this D-Line was killing our O-Line I wouldn't be thrilled thinking it meant our D-Line was going to be vastly improved. I'd be concerned about what was wrong with the O-Line.

    I'm going to wait till the games start coming in and I can see them play before I care too much about rather this D-Line is as bad as I'm worried it could be.
  9. slick325

    slick325 Well-Known Member

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    I had to laugh to keep from crying when I imagine this scenario....smh.

    Funny stuff though Risen.
  10. manster4ever

    manster4ever Active Member

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    yeah...it really is. I don't think most of the guys on this board are prepared for the reality of it. I said 4-6 wins months ago. I haven't seen or heard anything to change my mind yet unfortunately.BTW..is Spencer going to play or not? Need him big time...know it probably won't happen though.
  11. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    You're such a "hater"
  12. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    I noticed that as well. We've been hearing a lot of praise for Coleman and Bishop. Remember, this is coming with Fredbeard putting them in a sleeper hold every time they start to bust thru the line. I love that Fredbeard is on our team but I hope he doesn't try and use that technique when it counts.
  13. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    It's not Marinelli's fault. It's above him. You can't squeeze blood out of turnips. Give him some quality guys to coach and he does great. Give him a bunch of sketch players and he won't be jack squat.
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    at least he is right; look at who you hate.
  15. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    many a jest is spoken as truth
  16. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Fred and Martin are the guys that I've seen do it several times. The victims seem to be Bishop and Melton.
  17. slick325

    slick325 Well-Known Member

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