Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by Floatyworm, Aug 8, 2014.
We might have found a stud punter in Mandell
No, game was on at the same time but I don't think it matters, so far as I am concerned. What the 49ers are has no barring on what the Cowboys are. I'm concerned about the Cowboys and I was not encouraged by our play.
Bishop looked fine. The defense, in general, looked better with the combo of Bishop-Coleman than everyone else.
I like how people keep saying preseason or backups ... God forbid these guys are actually in rotation come September THEN what do we say
I've been surprised at all the hype on those guys and the Stanford guy. I mean, these are 7th rounders and UDFAs we're talking about. Anything you get out of those guys is a lucky bonus, not something you count on.
But I guess when people are desperate they'll latch on to anything.
The early 90s championship teams looked like death eating crackers in the preseason.
Dallas didn't play Carr, Claiborne, Scandrick, Church, Hamilton, Selvie, Melton, McClain, the other McClain, Spencer, Lawrence, Witten, Murray, Dez, or Romo.
That's 15 major contributors, plus Josh Brent.
The story of last night was that Weeden looked fantastic, as did the first AND second team offensive lines. Defensively, Hitchens looked like a keeper, as did Dixon, and Crawford played very well. Coleman looked decent, too, but had no help.
The Early 90s teams, depending on what you term as early 90s, were light years away from what we have here today. I acknowledged that we were missing players but again, it's not about the starters. If we could play with just the starters, it would be different but that never happens in the NFL. Depth is important for a reason and I didn't see a lot of development in a lot of players last night. Players missing tackles, not playing their assignments, things that should be expected. I understand watching players in pre-season who aren't NFL quality players. That's not what I saw.
On a good day Romo isn't 100%
That laugh the whole country heard last night, was the whole city of Jacksonville laughing at Blaine Gabbert. Some real GM traded for Blaine Gabbert and decided to pay him $2M/yr. I will guess SF church attendance will be up this coming Sunday as many will be praying for Kaepernick to stay healthy.
The only preseason you should even worry about is the first half of game three. The rest is utterly meaningless.
Not only can Gabbert not play, he's a total d-bag. Not exactly someone his teammates want to play for.
Yep. I don't know why they even televise Pre-Season games, except for the first half of the third game.
A semblance of quality depth along the defensive line cannot be understated. For Rod Marinelli's rushmen scheme to be most effective, he will need backups who can spell starters and carry our their assignments well. What he cannot have from his backups is poor spacing between linemen while they are rushing up field (or backwards in the case of Nick Hayden). Doing so opens up too many lanes for running backs. Too many times the offensive line was just dominant at the point of attack, mauling defensive linemen completely three or more yards outside their assignments. These guys must learn better discipline and fight harder to stay in position.
The fans didn't know what they had in the summer of 1992. Nobody thought that team was loaded.
That's true, most fans probably didn't know what they had there. I don't think this team is very close to that team, in terms of talent and coaching. I hope I'm wrong.
B.W. Webb has to go. After watching him avoid tackles last night, I would cut him immediately.
I still think its the scheme and not having the right players to play this scheme. The Tampa 2 is so outdated and just frees up the middle of the field too much. The Cowboys don't have the LBs that can play Tampa 2 nor do they have the DL. Only time I saw Dallas make a stop was when someone gambled on defense. I know its preseason but some of these players on defense will be counted on for depth. Its imperative this defense stays healthy. Its already missing some key people so injuries may be a trend again this year. As an Auburn fan, I was embarrassed for Ryan Smith. He was awful, and looked small and slow out there. He should not have made the trip back to Dallas with the team.
Yes, and for two seasons that he didn't fit the position as well as he did at tackle...lol.
I heard a rumor that Harbaugh was not impressed but the GM insisted. There is definite friction between them.