Will Newman Hold down his spot?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by BHendri5, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Oh lord, this made it to three threads. And this isn't even May or June, training camp has started.
  2. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    You mean pages right?
  3. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    First, thanks for serving our country.

    Second, you do know that wide receivers can also "fake" the DB by making him think the ball is coming back when it's actually coming down field.

    It's very difficult to give perfect coverage every play. And as has been said, the wide receiver is always looking for the ball and always knows where it will be. The defensive back does not.

    I wouldn't worry too much about this practice situation. With an added pass rush, I think Newman will be fine and, in fact, have a breakout year.
  4. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    First, Newman has only been here 2 years, this will be his 3rd, not 4th. Second, most of the time passes were caught against Newman, those 3 or so bad games he had last year were from him being beat. When he had a bad game, the WRs were open. Sure there were a few catches made when he had good coverage, but there are always going to be a few of those. The other team's players make plays too. But if I remember correctly didn't Newman lead the team in INT's and passes defensed? That sounds like a guy who makes the play when he's in position and the ball his thrown his way.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Newman is going to be a big time player for us this year. What does every good CB need most? A good pass rush. This year he will finally get one. End of story.
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I'd bench the bum. ;)
  7. BHendri5

    BHendri5 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I'm home now Sept. 19, will be a whole year for me being at home. They are talking about my unit going back out some time next year, everybody rotates.

    Your post made me chuckle, I had a vision of a WR running down the field looking up like the ball is in the air just to fool a DB.

    Now, you do have a point, a WR can look up like the ball is in the air to fool the DB but it does not take that long to do that and see that the ball is not coming, now a WR can do that and once he sees that the DB has looked up too , he can then change his route and the ball comes then, but would that have to be a short pattern ran by the WR? On deep Balls I think that would be kind of a hard trick to sell to a DB.

    Anyway, I'm not down on the guy, I just see that he needs to improve in that Dept. I do not say that he cannot, I'm waiting and hoping he does improve, but right now that is his biggest flaw.

    You guys are right and I'm wrong, but I'll stay wrong on this one, until I see what you guys believe that you see already.

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