Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Jay9508, Oct 11, 2005.
I never lost faith in the begining, unlike some of yall.
Roy played like an all pro for the first time this season and considering Dat was out the rest of the D played great.
If the GMen hang 40 on us Sunday, I wont think a whole lot of this defense.
Consistancy is the key here. String together a few dominant performances and I'll believe this team has arrived.
From the beginning I have believed that we have excellent talent and depth at every position, except FS, on this defense. I have also believed that our coaching staff has misused that talent in the first 4 games. In this game, Zimmer/Parcells finally let it play the way it should (mostly 4-3 and attacking) and the success is what I had been expecting all along.
I'm very pleased, I said going into the season that it was going to take some time and mistakes were going to happen but I also saw enough talent on defense to know we have some guys who can make the big plays and that is happening as well. This group is only going to get better as they continue to play along side each other.
Seems I started a thread saying Doomsday was coming back last Sunday. I wonder what happened to it?
I can't believe it. Even Sean Salisbury is talking Dallas "D"! He highlighted how the Cowboys had given up an average of over 100 yards per game until Sunday, when Roy W. set the tone for the whole team with his textbook tackling, and his aggressiveness. He showed a play in each of the four quarters where Williams made contagious type tackles that caused the entire defense to follow his lead and dominate.
What really blew me away was when he said that if the Cowboys & Williams continue to play this way on defense, they could be playing for the NFC Conference. It does kind of scare me when Salisbury says positive things about my team. I think he is a putz and talks out of his **s half the time. Hopefully, this is the other half....haha.
Roy has been famous for going for the Kill shot...the bone rattling, jaw breaking kind of slobber knocker hit....but in the past many times when doing so he was going for the hit but not the wrap up as well.
He has missed his fair share of tackles doing that over the last couple of years....just running in like a missle and then missing the player because he is not focused on anything but the hit.
Now a vicious hit can get the rest of the D pumped up and help set a tone, but at the same time running in like a missle and completely missing the guy because you lower your head and are only going for a hard hit instead of wrapping up with a solid tackle can hurt a team, and it has.
So he needs, as it seems he did vs the eagles, a happy medium of a hard hit but also wrapping up the player as well.
I was reading something yesterday, can't remember which article (read so many). Anyway, it was pointed out how well the D played and the blitzes that were shown and mixed coverages and whatnot. And the point was made that as the rookies settle down, the more sophisticated the D will become.
Everyone knows we got a lot of young people on the roster, maybe the D has been so vanilla is because they were holding the rooks hands until they got a better grasp of the D. And this game is the first they felt comfortable calling certain things.
And for all the big plays the D gave up, they've been able to shut folks down for the most part. But like Nova mentioned, consistency will determine how good the Cowboys really are.
I think Bill Parcells and Mike Zimmer got on Roy a bit about his Excoset missile approach to tackling. It was as if you could count on at least one or two ridiculously missed tackles every game because Roy was going for the monster hit and forgetting the most important thing is to stop the play.
I said in the beginning that ever early win will be sweet so the rookies can learn....get experience.....then watch out........
I want to see how we handle the Giants before I get to giddy....
He said they could win the NFC East if they played like that from now on, not the NFC Championship, but that's still good news for us since last year's NFC Champions are from the NFC East.