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who has worse injuries? us or G-Men

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JoeyBoy718, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Matts4313

    Matts4313 Active Member

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    You are missing a few:

    Their starting C and T are both hurt, along with their FB. Cruz is also banged up. As is their 3rd round draft pick, Moore.
  2. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    The hell?
  3. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Uncalled for. But, to answer your question, he's a quick, smart, instinctive and athletic linebacker. You know when Gruden complements Eli for being intellectual, studying film and picking apart defenses, just because Peyton does that, and Eli is in his bloodline? Well, Lee actually does that, and he's a linebacker
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    If both their starting C and T are out, then they are worse off.
    Cruz is fine. If not, he and Caliborne can maybe offset each other.

    3rd round Draft picks don't count :) They at least need to play some to say their absense hurts.
    Have to admit, i thought Dallas was going to take Moore when he was still there in the 3rd.
    Heck, a gimpy Beasley counts more than a player who has yet top play an NFL game.

    But yeah, I guess you're right, maybe the Gnats get the nod with two lineman and the Browns down..
  5. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the tackle who is injured being replaced by their 1st round pick? The rookie likely would have started anyway.
  6. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    He studies hard but he also has an innate ability to see a play unfolding which gets him to the ball carrier much faster than most. Kind of the same thing with QBs, it helps to study but some QBs (like Romo or Brady) have this innate ability to see the entire field and quickly find the open receiver (in most cases).
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I fully agree but I think much of that is because he spends hours on hours in the film room, when a play is developing he knows what is going on because he has seen it and knows it and knows where he has to be and of course has the physical ability to get there.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Some truth there too.
    According to Broaddas, the two guys who have spent the most time in the film room are Lee and Romo.
  9. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that it helps, particularly with pre-snap reads. But again, he is able to see how players are flowing and rapidly identify the quickest path to the ball carrier. It's more of a "feel" than anything. Great instincts. Kind of like a great running back, they just have the ability to feel where the opening is going to be. They can't tell you how they do it, they can just do it.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Just based on things I have heard Lee has always been that way even at Penn State. Here is something from last year on Lee

    Sean Lee already knows virtually every detail of the Dallas Cowboys' complicated defensive scheme.

    "His knowledge of the game is just amazing," fellow linebacker Victor Butler said. "He picks up stuff like that. He probably could coach us."

    When Rob Ryan sees how teammates respond and follow Lee, the Cowboys defensive coordinator is reminded of one of his former Super Bowl-winning linebackers, Tedy Bruschi.

    "He deserves the respect. He has earned the respect," Ryan said of Lee. "Tedy didn't have to say anything. They just followed him. It's the same way with Sean."

    http://www.prioritysports.biz/news/sean-lee-quickly-leader-cowboys-defense/20120828
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't disagree he has very good skills and instinct I just think when a guy is soaking up the knowledge it makes it a lot easier on him to know what is coming before the play even develops and that you get from hours on end of watching tape.
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  12. cowboys2233

    cowboys2233 Well-Known Member

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    Sure, but 90% of the linebackers out there could spend an equal amount of time studying and still wouldn't read and react the way he does. I remember an interview Romo once did, where he said essentially the same thing. He wasn't bragging but just stated matter of factly that he has always been able to see things really quickly and react to them. The TD pass to Austin in the Cinci preseason game was a perfect example. That was not a designed play, Austin had to come all the way across the back of the end zone. Romo saw it happening and adjusted. It's why he is able to make so many plays after things have broken down. It doesn't come from studying, it comes from that innate ability that separates great players from average ones.

    Lee has the same ability, just on the other side of the ball.
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Again I don't disagree but fact is a lot of guys don't put the time in watching film and as Irvin once said some guys do not even understand what they are watching for when viewing tape. You can watch a ton of tape but if you are not getting anything from it you are not learning from it then it does not matter. I think Lee has very good ability and instinct and gets the most out of it because he does put in that extra
  14. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Huh?
  15. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    We are more healthy now than we have been in 5 years!!!
  16. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    after the game? they will be MUCH more injured!!!
  17. JerryFan

    JerryFan Active Member

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    I read that Nix said he's as healthy as he can be. Sounds like his groin issue may still be bothering him.

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