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What Kiffin Won't Do

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TwoDeep3, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    That's false.

    I'd guess about 70% of this forum is negative on most things.
  2. gimmesix

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

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    From what I can see, most of the tools are a good fit. And there are a few I'm unsure of who could prove to be fine fits as well and shore up the questionable spots.
  3. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ....because it's so true.:lmao:
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Id say 60% of this board is objective and the other 40% have an agenda one way or the other.

    Most of it is coming off as negative though because the Cowboys don't give us much to be positive about.
  5. gimmesix

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

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    According to Rick Gosselin, Tony Dungy says three dynamic pieces are needed for this scheme:

    The first one is Ratliff, if healthy, but Dallas probably needs to hedge its bets there.

    The second one is Carter.

    The third one could be Church, but again, Dallas needs to cover itself there.

    I look forward, BTW, to Ware not having to drop into coverage anymore. To me, there's always been something wrong with a scheme that takes your best pass-rusher and doesn't always give him the opportunity to rush the passer.
  6. Gameover

    Gameover Well-Known Member

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    Why are you saying bye to me?
  7. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    The Tampa 2 is predicated on pressure by the defensive line. Period.

    Now ask yourself why it was that the Redskins pushed Dallas all over the field in their running and passing game.

    The answer is Dallas does not have a smash mouth defensive front. Think of the last time Dallas actually manhandled a team with their front seven.

    So, Dallas will take these same players and try to get pressure where they have not before to the extent of running the Tampa 2.

    This defense is about stout defensive tackles that can maintain the middle and stop the run. Because when the middle linebacker, and that will be Bruce because of his size and speed will vacate to cover the middle of the field offering what essentially is the Tampa 3, with the middle linebacker guarding the middle of the field, that puts the tackles on islands with the running game.

    So if you do not have defensive tackles that can hold their ground and prevent the run, then you will be gashed.

    Since Dallas hasn't shown it can put on pressure, then it is my contention unless they draft the right people and come away in FA with the right defensive front, this will not transition as well as some think.

    I am not knocking Kiffin, but the idea that this team has the components as it stands to play this defense. It takes two solid tackles and pressure.

    Another aspect of this defense is that two TE sets with athletic TEs press the seams and force decisions by the weakside linebacker and safeties. This is where the mismatch will come.

    Last is this defense does not care how many yards it gives up between the twenties. It is predicated on sacks and turnovers. The scheme does not do all the generating of these important aspects of the defense.

    It takes the right players.

    Now Kiffin may be able to tweak the defense and make it shine. But there will need to be a drastic change in the interior defensive line to play this defense. And pressure from the outside.

    Because if you do not put on pressure, the DB's are in trouble.
  8. kirkjrk

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    Only if Mr. Greenjeans was his Asst. Anyone on this board old enough to know who that was.
  9. Falcon554

    Falcon554 Well-Known Member

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    Nope but your telling me they only DC they could find is older then Jerry? Im sorry I dont care how well he did with Tampa, can he handle what it is going to take to fix this D? I have my doubts.
  10. OklahomaCowboy88

    OklahomaCowboy88 Benched

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    You're one of the best reads on this forum TwoDeep, but I disagree entirely that it'll take long to get the playeres in. Ware is a pressure player. Hatcher and Ratliff get pressure up the middle. Lets not forget Brian Price who drew comparisons to Sapp pre-draft. So we need another DE. We already have fast linebackers. Our corners can play any scheme. Safety is a concern. So a DE and a S or two. Not that big a deal.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, that's the thing. If you knew me in the early 90's you'd swear I was a card carrying homer.
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Sadly, I am and I do.
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    All true, TwoDeep. I'm not so sure this scheme switch won't make it more likely we go DL and not OL in the draft.

    I understand needing those pieces but I can not tolerate another year of a franchise quality QB playing behind such a marginal line. I'd sooner revamp that and look to out score people next year.
  14. dfan32

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    Depends if he could bring Mr. Green jeans with him or not.
  15. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    That is the thing RS.

    I still love the team and it hurts like hell when they lose.

    I just have no faith in Jones and his ability to build a team.

    But I was one of the biggest homers ever in the 90's.
  16. OklahomaCowboy88

    OklahomaCowboy88 Benched

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    Same here.
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I was cocky and confident. Now I'm bitter and afraid.

    17 years of losing will do that to you.

    On the plus side, the next title might be the sweetest. If we live to see it.
  18. goshan

    goshan Active Member Zone Supporter

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    Lee is the Mike, not Carter. Lee will be the best at covering the deep zone.
  19. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    My fear is the team needed offensive line, and now because Jerry doesn't get that he just manufactured the need for defensive line because of scheme change.

    So we are now weak at two areas instead of one.

    I think Ryan's defense - if healthy - could have kept the team close enough if the offense was revamped and and they improved the offensive line and got one more quality receiver.
  20. TwoDeep3

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    Yes, I tried to correct that and it had already timed out on me.

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