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Zoners: what is up with our Rookie LB?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Zoners: During the draft, ota's and training camp all I could read on this board was positive feedback from our coaches/fans/experts.....you name it :banghead: about what a steal Penn State LB Sean Lee was for our Cowboys.

    We are currently 0-2 :mad: heading into a hostile Houston Texan matchup with a couple of LBs, not calling names (James/Brookings) who have shown time after time that covering a tight end is not their strong suit. Recently, these two have a difficult time in deciding who (if anyone) will cover the visiting teams TE:confused:

    Do you Zoners feel that we got a ball player in Lee OR is he going to make us all feel like Barbie Carpenter?

    I say we should put the kid in the actions. If he is so smart and keeps his head in the play book as all reports indicate--then he is mentally prepared--right? I AM JUST ABOUT SICK LIKE WADE!:mad:
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Hard to get in the game when you are on the sidelines in civvies. :cool:
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Lee ≠ Carpenter. Lee actually hits people.
  4. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    That is so true.....in the preseason game he would plug the hole fast.....shed the block and make a game saving tackle.

    What is our professional coaching staff seeing on the tape that a seasoned fan is not visualizing?:)
  5. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Probably everything else - he probably needs to learn the scheme better before he can be trusted.

    Then again it makes you wonder if he's the kind of player you just kind of let him play...like Polamalu - just let him run around and hit people and make things happen irrespective of the scheme.
  6. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    Time will tell, but I'm wondering if the Cowboys selected the wrong Penn State LB. Navarro Bowman seemed to be getting a lot of PT on Monday night and he seems to be an ideal nickle LB. I also believe Dallas had a first round grade on him.
  7. texbumthelife

    texbumthelife Well-Known Member

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    His decline from favor was so rapid I am beginning to wonder if maybe his injury isn't a little more serious than previously though. I can't imagine why the guy wouldn't at least be suited up for ST and emergencies if not.
  8. canters

    canters Active Member

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    I was wondering the same thing.....it is strange that they cannot find a place for him even on special teams. He was advertised as very smart and quick to learn. I hope it is not a mental thing.
  9. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I wish Hos would chime in on this one.
  10. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    He's got a bad hamstring. You can't play with that injury.
  11. bbailey423

    bbailey423 Well-Known Member

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    how can you play special teams if you cannot run? Running FULL speed is mostly what special teams is all about. Have you guys ever had a pulled/strained hamstring. You simply cannot run. And running on it before it is healed will only blow the whole thing out if it is only a strain!
  12. canters

    canters Active Member

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    thanks,,was unaware of injury.
  13. BigD

    BigD Got 5? We do!

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    I thought I read somewhere he tried playing on the hurt hammy and declined to tell the trainers it was acting up again thus setting him back further. Between that and not knowing the D he isn't dressing I guess.
  14. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    He is soft as a twinkie.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
  16. Joshmvii

    Joshmvii Cowboys baby!

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    He hurt himself on the first punt we had against Washington, then didn't tell the trainers and coaching staff, so he aggravated it by playing on it. That's why he couldn't go against Chicago. There hasn't been much talk about it outside of the post game presser against Washington with Wade, so I think people are thinking that he has just been practicing badly, especially since at the end of training camp the coaches were having him learn both ILB spots in the base defense, and people took that to mean that he had been playing poorly as the nickel LB.
  17. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    We had that player in Roy Williams and that didn't work out to well. Ofcourse I'm not sure we let him do any freelancing like he did in college!

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