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Whats up with Roy

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JIGGYFLY, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    Why is he going for everybodys legs what happened to the Whoo hits. It seems that all of his tackles are below the waist or is it just me. I think Roy is playing well but the intimidation factor seems to be missing I think he could have had some kill shots on Barber yesterday but went for his legs instead.
  2. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I have no problems with going for Barber's legs as long as he wraps up. He didn't on one play. Other than that one play, he did his job. I will add that Tiki is hard to tackle up high for defensive backs.
  4. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Going for the kill shot is what gets him into trouble. There is nothing wrong with him.
  5. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    Going for the legs is a better tackle. Can't run if your feet are in the air....
  6. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    OK I agree that is a better tackling technique but the question I have is does that take away the intimidation factor and if so IMO this makes Roy a run of the mill safety and not worth the money we pay him, its certainly not for his coverage ability.
  7. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    I'm just worried that they will install a Roy Williams below the belt tackling rule next year....
  8. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    Thats the thing he does not wrap up on the leg tackles it seems to me he is hitting the nsame way just he goes low now instead of up high. IMO he does not wrap up either way.
  9. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I think there was some intimidation factor in the game. How many wide receivers were running crosssing routes deep against Dallas yesterday? I didn't see many. Carter sort of caught one, but that really was a short crossing route just behind the linebackers and was caught after he crossed the whole field, not in the middle where Roy roams. Toomer and Burres are both big physcial receivers, yet neither were going into Roy's territory. I think that is intimidation.
  10. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    I agree but you don't cause fumbles hiting low and thats what he is supposed to do is cause havok with the ball carrier.
  11. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    puh - leez... roy williams is one of the most reliable tacklers in the NFL.
  12. ManofSteel2331

    ManofSteel2331 Member

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    who gives a crap how he tackles, as long as he makes the tackles
  13. Jay9508

    Jay9508 New Member

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    i like that way he's tackling now, it's a better chance the ballcarrier would go down. you for the kill shots when the ballcarrier is near the sideline, that way, if the ballcarrier does not go down, he would a least go out of bounds.
  14. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    Now that you mention it there were not many patterns thrown over the middle so you would have to factor that in the equation. IMO there were a couple of times he could have laid the wood on a couple of ball carriers and he hit them low and I don't remember him doing this much in the past. It could be that he wants to make sure he gets the tackle but if just wraps up when hitting up high he could get the job done that way also.
  15. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    Did I question his ability to tackle NO. Lets be realistic the reason Roy gets so much hype is because of how hard he hits not the number of tackles.
  16. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    He was not drafted that high to just make tackles it was for his ability to change the momentum of the game by causing turnovers. If thats the case we can save a lot of money if we just want a safety that tackles.
  17. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    i love the huge blasts he puts on opponents, too. but i also appreciate him for being one of the leagues surest tacklers. when he's one-on-one in open field he ALMOST ALWAYS brings down his man.
  18. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    This was not meant to be a rip Roy thread some of you are just to sensitive. The point I am trying to make is if he is not laying the wood then what makes him All Pro caliber or worthy of a high dollar salary on his next contract.
  19. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    when you're flying out of the secondary to make a diving tackle short of the first down, it's hard to hit them hard enough to make highlight reels.
  20. JIGGYFLY

    JIGGYFLY Active Member

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    So whats separates him from being a average safety?

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