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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by JohnnyTheFox, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. Batman1980

    Batman1980 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'd much rather have Awuzie than fan favourite Brown. Awuzie probably means we don't draft problem child Joseph. Awuzie, Diggs, Lewis, Hooker and Kearse sounds like a top 5 secondary to me.
     
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  2. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I'm not unhappy with the choices they made at the position, other than a reach for Joseph at 44, but he can still make good on that....

    Think about what may be the deepest position on the team....probably corner.
     
  3. baltcowboy

    baltcowboy Well-Known Member

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    He was always injured as well. Anthony Brown played better last season then Awuzie ever did for the Cowboys.
     
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  4. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Chido had a better year in Cincinnati than any of the seasons he played in Dallas. He had a couple of picks with 42 return yards. He had 14 pass defenses. He had an INT in the Super Bowl with five solo tackles.
     
  5. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I mean he has Diggs ranked 9th…not really caring as much as him having 15 CBs as #1s in a 32 team league
     
  6. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I would assume that it's because Diggs is a risk-taker, which is why he had so many interceptions but also causes coverage mistakes at times. Awuzie is much more safe, the kind of stick-to-em corners we've had in the past who run stride for stride with receivers but rarely make a play on the ball.

    It's really a question of what you want: more turnovers or more difficult throws.
     
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  7. Batman1980

    Batman1980 Well-Known Member

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    Why not both?
     
  8. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    From one player? That's a little bit more rare. Most of the time when you are going for the interception, you are anticipating throws, so you break early on where you think the ball is heading. Few corners have the ability to do that and recover fast enough if they are wrong. Some interceptions come when corners are just running with the receiver they are covering, usually as a result of a throw that is slightly off. Most come when the corner guesses the route or baits the quarterback so that he can beat the receiver to the ball.
     
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  9. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Diggs gives you the INTs
     
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  10. Ranched

    Ranched "We Are Penn State"

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    Agree with that sentiment completely. Pff has Awuzie ranked 18th & Diggs 21st.

    18. CHIDOBE AWUZIE, CINCINNATI BENGALS
    Awuzie joined Cincinnati in 2021 and put together the best season of his career, generating 0.45 WAR (11th among cornerbacks). He does his best work in zone coverage, where he can use his feel and explosiveness to his advantage. Awuzie’s 14 passing stops in zone last season were the second-most among outside cornerbacks. He may not be a shutdown defender, but he’s going to get the job done on a weekly basis.



    21. TREVON DIGGS, DALLAS COWBOYS
    Risk-taking is Diggs’ game. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. His 11 interceptions in 2021 led the NFL, and his 11 forced incompletions tied for 11th. At the same time, the Alabama product ranked worst in the NFL in yards allowed (1,068) and penalties (11). Diggs isn’t going to lose many battles at the catch point due to his length and ball skills. But while his aggressive playstyle leads to high ball production, it also leads to busts, which is why he likely won't place much higher than he does here — a still-excellent spot to be in. https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-outside-cornerback-rankings-tiers-2022-jalen-ramsey-jaire-alexander
     
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  11. Creeper

    Creeper Well-Known Member

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    Awuzie was the best CB on the Cowboys roster his last year with Dallas. He is/was underrated by Cowboys fans. Diggs looks like an interception machine but he is also a gambler and when he loses the bet, he gives up a big play. Awuzie is not a splash player but he is steady.

    After Digg's rookie contract is up Dallas fans will get a chance to see him play for another team.
     
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  12. Kingofholland

    Kingofholland Well-Known Member

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    I don't see how Diggs can't be rated a top 3 corner after last year so can't take this list seriously.
     
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  13. Batman1980

    Batman1980 Well-Known Member

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    LOL yeah in this instance I meant why not attempt to have a shutdown corner on one side and a gambler on the other? Beats whatever we were throwing out there for the most part since 2003.
     
  14. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Awuzie can cover but can't catch well.

    Diggs can catch but can't cover well.

    Awuzie was a big reason Cincy made it to the Super Bowl however.
     
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  15. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Because teams picked on Diggs at will late in the year.
     
  16. Dre11

    Dre11 Well-Known Member

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    1 is a 1st team all Pro
    1 isn't and hasn't even been to a pro bowl
     
  17. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I don't think we'd mind that, and probably wouldn't have minded keeping Awuzie, but the team felt that he wasn't that much better than Brown or Lewis when he was going to cost much more. Of course, that caused us to have to draft Joseph in the second round last year because we know that Brown and Lewis aren't the answer ... although Brown did play much better as a starter than we could have anticipated.
     
  18. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Definitely believe that more zone coverage strongly benefitted Awuzie. Some corners just aren't as good as man. Diggs had a lot more man responsibilities, which means if you blow the coverage, it's liable to be ugly.
     
  19. kskboys

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    I don't agree. Brown has been decent for a while now.
     
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  20. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    He was the fourth corner in 2017 and third corner the next two seasons. (He did start 10 games in 2017, but played so well that we replaced him with the rookie Awuzie.) I don't think it's likely he would have started over the rookie Diggs in 2020, either, even if he had not gotten hurt. So if you mean third corner or worst when you say decent, I'll agree with that. Last year, he started and looked like he belonged ... not necessarily a player you wouldn't like to upgrade, but probably his best since his rookie year.
     

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