Zoners: Do you prefer Speed or Brute strength?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    All I read mostly is our OL is the greatest need in either FA or the Draft, however, if our #1 OL draft prospect is already taken before we pick--then, how many of you believe we should just go for it?

    NFL Mock Draft: Tavon Austin breaks through

    I believe after watching this kid destroy OU, with his speed; quickness; pass catching ability etc.....he might just make our OL look a little bit like NFL caliber lineman.

    Garrett would have to draw up plays similiar to the way New Orleans utilizes Sproles--honestly, we need to take this player and roll the dice! :starspin

    Do you believe this is a STUPID Idea?
  2. Blue Eyed Devil

    Blue Eyed Devil Active Member

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    I like strength on the o-line vs. mobility.

    Yes, the mobile o-lines of Houston and Washington did great things this year. But the 49ers and Ravens essentially rode their o-lines to the superbowl. Those were big strong o-lines that moved the line of scrimmage where they wanted it to go.
  3. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a question for a poll.
  4. sunbum

    sunbum Well-Known Member

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    I think weapons on offense, especially pass catchers, is not our need. Momentum changers in the trenches, both sides of the ball, was our achilles last season and needs to be addressed in a big way.

    I prefer strength/brute vs. speed on the OL
  5. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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    Strength by far
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I prefer consistency. Doesn't matter if it's brute strength or speed if you can't consistently deliver either.
  7. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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  8. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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  9. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    This Austin kid has speed to burn and quick as a cat.

    I dread the day we play the team he is drafted by.......this kid is the real deal and he can make our OL look much better then they actually are.....and not to mention taking short screen passes from ROMO to the house for 6!

    Adding this rookie Austin with Dez ......I can only imagine how fun it will be watching this offense.
  10. Bigdog24

    Bigdog24 Well-Known Member

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    Strength but with a mean aggressive attitude......
  11. ROUSH8692

    ROUSH8692 Well-Known Member

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    I dont perfer anything
  12. FLcowboy

    FLcowboy 2016 was a gift, 2017 is a mission Zone Supporter

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    I don't see how he improves the Oline. If Romo can't get the ball away, no receiver is going to succeed. And, just how long would a 170 pound receiver last in the league running crossing routes.
  13. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    As good as Tavon can be in the right offense I'd think our current offensive line would make him fairly useless as a weapon. He'll be easy enough to jam at the line of scrimmage and our poor blocking would make re-routing him an issue.
  14. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    I would never take a player that's only 5-8 1/2 174 at any position in the first round. First rounders should always be guys that have it all; size, speed, smarts.
  15. Clove

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  16. da_whiz_kid

    da_whiz_kid Well-Known Member

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    Go Dline.

    Draft a WR in the 5th at the earliest.

    Josh Boyce. Taller, runs great routes, smart football player, and is a real deep threat. Versatile WR who can play on the outside and the inside.
  17. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Interesting thought for those who are talking strictly about the Oline, if you heard Mayock and others use the phrase "converting speed into power". Slow big guys are not what the NFL is about anymore, you have to have the guys who can finish the equation of using athleticism and speed and capitalizing at the end to punctuate the speed with power.

    My answer is both with speed first, translate power.
  18. Thatkidbob

    Thatkidbob Active Member

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    I like strength in the trenches and speed at the skill positions.
  19. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Not going to lie, I would be pretty happy to get Austin, we can draft smart in this draft and still come away with good Oline picks.
  20. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Don't need to be big to be a force, at least in the secondary. Momentum = mass * velocity after all. That's why you see small fast guys like Whitner being big hitters. Think I'd rather go with speed esp. on D given the prevalence of athletic QB's who can throw out of the pocket and break long runs out of the read-option, plus teams using the spread and multiple WR's. DB's and LB's have more ground to cover against that formation.

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