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With LA gone, can Dallas make a showing with the screen pass game...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Big Country, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Big Country

    Big Country Rolling Thunder

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    I was always hoping Dallas could fix the running game with LA still here, because he represented the present style of the POWER running game with huge guys in the middle crushing the opposing defensive tackles. Problem was, we don't have a FB lead blocker and I think that was really missing.

    We still don't have a true lead blocker and BP kind of likes the Richie Anderson type FB, which is kind of a hybrid playmaker, usually well versed in the screen and always dangerous catching passes out of the backfield.
    Now with LA outta here, and with Kosier and Fabini in the mix, and with Johnson still at C and Rivera well versed with that style being from GB, can Dallas finally make a showing at the screen game to throw off the bull rush up the middle???

    Thoughts?
  2. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    everytime we attempt a screen pass I die a little inside.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think we will see Dallas working more on screens and outside runs with OL who are a bit more mobil
  4. jbsg02

    jbsg02 Active Member

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    hahaha :D
  5. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    You do make a point...I don't remember, at any time, having success with screen passes to LA.
  6. Manster54

    Manster54 Active Member

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    I think only 2-3 teams traditionally run it well enough to make it a staple play.

    What ever happened to the good ol' pass to the running back in the flat? In his heydey, Emmitt was an automatic 5-6 yards...
  7. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    That last good screen we ran was a killer though.

    Yep, I remember the look on Landry's face on the sideline.
  8. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    :laugh2:
  9. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    You and me both.

    JJ should have just started dropping them.
  10. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    Yes, the man was ecstatic (he never could control his emotions) :rolleyes: ....here's the picture

    [IMG]
  11. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    I haven't seen Allen pull out on a screen in 8 years so he wasn't the screen problem.
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Dallas has ran screen to Larry side and he is unable to get outside to make the blocks. I loved having Larry on this team for all these years but keeping high priced playter who are not playing very well is part of why Dallas went into cap hell and Dallas can't continue paying players for past greatness.
  13. Da Hammer

    Da Hammer The Natural

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    :laugh2: we have got to be one of the worst teams in history at using the screen. it was quite pathetic
  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    We have been, there was a time we were one of the best at running screens. I think it is something the team needs to continue working on and hopefully improve on because it can be a great play aginst overly aggessive defenses.
  15. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I hope you werent watching us in the seventies or youd be dead.
  16. Manster54

    Manster54 Active Member

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    :laugh1:
  17. royhitshard

    royhitshard New Member

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    :laugh2: :laugh1: :lmao: :lmao2:
  18. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    The original question is an excellent one. I hope thatt the screen is somehting that's worked on with the possibility of more mobility in the line> The screen properly executed would compliment Julius' strengths very well. He's a very good open field runner and has pretty good vision. If he could get atleast the first two initial blocks executed this play could be a guaranteed 7-8 yards everytime it's run (as long as it's used smartly). Great post!

    SS
  19. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    but then this board would be crying for barber...:bang2:

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