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Why dont DB's turn around and look for ball?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by juck, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    95% of the time they would block or intercept it.i dont underatand.
  2. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Seriously, you'd think their teammates would be shouting "Ball! Ball!"-- instead our guys get caught staring at the receivers' chests.
  3. DipChit

    DipChit New Member

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    Zimmer told them to NEVER do that. ;)
  4. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but alot of times when they look for the ball, they may lose track of the receiver. I wish they did too, but if you are beat by a little, looking for the ball won't help much and will probably make you lose the WR even more.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    CB are taught to look for the ball from Jr high throught college. Reason many times CB don't turn to look for the ball is because they have been beaten and they are in no position to be looking around for the ball they must make sure they make the tackle at that point. To say it is only Dallas CB or something Zimmer is doing would not be accurate these guys know already how to play the position.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    Why in the world would the DBs want to turn around and look for the ball.

    Geez sometimes some of you people just kill me.

    /sarcasm off.:D
  7. strongarmqb

    strongarmqb Active Member

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    The situation should dictate whether or not you have time to try and locate the ball.

    I see other teams corners doing it.. why dont ours?

    THEHEREAFTER Well-Known Member

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    I used to wonder the same thing. This happens all around the league. When the receivers eyes lock in the air and get big.. just turn around if you're close. T-new has been playing the ball exceptionally well of late.
  9. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    I think the current Dallas CBs do a pretty good job of turning and looking for the ball.

    But that wasn't the case a few years ago. It used to drive me crazy.

    Eric Allen on ESPN -- a former all-pro cornerback -- said that when a player doesn't turn and look for the ball, then it's a sign of a lack of confidence. He's afraid he'll lose the receiver.

    Guys who trust their ability (Deion was a prime(time) example), turn and try to make a play on the ball.

    Kevin Smith had this problem after his Achilles' injury.
  10. MShelton

    MShelton New Member

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    This has seemed to be an issue for our DBs for a long time now. I used to think that it was just the horrible personnel we had in Goodrich, Edwards, etc., but now I think it must have to do with coaching as well because Henry rarely turned to locate the ball on Sunday against the Jags. In all fairness, though, Leftwich was zipping the ball in on the short routes. And give T-New credit for at least turning on the ball and swatting it down in the end-zone.
  11. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    It's pretty simple. If you turn and the ball isn't there, your receiver is wide open and you've blown your coverage. If you don't have deep help, automatic touchdown.
  12. Bull Frog

    Bull Frog Active Member

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    They do. Henry blocked one with his face in Jacksonville.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    This is true, he looked it into his grill the whole way, then proceeded to watch the ball bounce through his hands and onto the turf.

  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    As poorly as that ball was thrown I think Henry was very suprised by the ball coming at him.
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    That is what I was thinking as well.

    That ball was so far off the mark of where the WR was it was a shock it hit Henry.

    THUMPER Papa

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    He must have because it has been a problem since he was the DB coach. I know you were mostly joking but I am mostly serious. :bang2:

    Our DBs seem to play with the fear of getting beat rather than with the confidence of making a play.
  17. dallasfan

    dallasfan New Member

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    If they turn around too soon, the WR goes right past them.
  18. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    That's it in a nutshell and that goes along with what Eric Allen says.

    But like I said, I see more confidence in these guys now. It's not as bad as it was a few years ago.

    THUMPER Papa

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    Newman in particular looks like he is playing with confidence and it showed in his knocking down that pass in the end-zone last Sunday. Henry too looks for the ball, he just can't catch worth squat when it gets there.

    I hope Watkins plays with abandon and makes some big plays for us.
  20. DipChit

    DipChit New Member

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    Well if guys like Newman and Henry (or any number of starters at other positions as well) ever play with fear they need to get over that like right now.

    Thats no way to play and these guys jobs arent in jeopardy anyway.

    It's one thing if the Watkins or Columbos or Polites play with fear of going to the bench if they make mistakes cause they're only playing by the skin of their teeth at this point anyway due to inexperience, true talent level, or whatever. But you can bet the Wares and Wittens and RW's and Newmans among others on this team wont be sitting even if they suddenly develop Deionitis when it comes to confidence.

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