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PFF Ranks Top 5 Safety Combos; Cowboys Come In At 5th

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by 817Gill, Jun 30, 2020 at 1:24 PM.

  1. 817Gill

    817Gill Well-Known Member

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    5. HA HA CLINTON-DIX & XAVIER WOODS, DALLAS COWBOYS

    “Both Clinton-Dix and Woods have earned top-20 coverage grades over the last two seasons, combining for a total of 34 turnovers during their brief NFL careers.

    Both safeties have proven to be more than efficient when featured in a man-coverage scheme. Over the last two years, Clinton-Dix has the second-highest man-coverage grade (87.8) among the 31 qualifying safeties over that period, while Woods (70.2) ranks 17th. Together, they’ve allowed only 19 receptions from 31 targets in man coverage, giving up only 151 yards and a touchdown while coming away with six combined interceptions.

    Clinton-Dix’s recent production has been somewhat overshadowed by his frequent moves and the lack of a long-term contract. But with a second-ranked man coverage grade (88.6) while aligned in the box and a 10th-ranked run-defense grade (79.7) when aligned as a slot-defender, Clinton-Dix has proved to be as versatile as any safety in the game.”

    Here’s the fill BTB article, personally (though I wouldn’t say top 5), this should be one of the better S combos we’ve had in some time. Schematically are aren’t using a traditional SS so take that into account as well.

    The bolded part is why some of y’all aren’t too excited about the pickup. But on the field, Haha is miles ahead of what we had in Heath.

    https://www.bloggingtheboys.com/pla...he-cowboys-already-have-a-top-5-safety-tandem
     
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  2. 12+88=7

    12+88=7 Well-Known Member

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    I was surprised that the numbers were as good as they were for the secondary.

    The gist is Dallas doesn't need to give up picks and than hand out a huge contract to a player that really isn't necessary.

    Dallas will do just fine with what they currently have.
     
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  3. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    That plus the number one ranked offense and we should be fine.

    Unless big plays in big spots or wins and losses become meaningful at any point.
     
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  4. RandyOh

    RandyOh Well-Known Member

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    :eek: This will not please the trade for Jamal Adams or season is a bust crowd.
     
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  5. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    Those numbers aren't for what we had. They're for what we have now that we have HaHa.
     
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  6. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Hard to see that high of ranking. I dont see haha as an upgrade over heath.
     
  7. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    So, would Haha, be better off closer to the LOS, based off those numbers, and play the role of the SS?
     
  8. Jipper

    Jipper Well-Known Member

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    I’ve just got one thing to say..


    Haha
     
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  9. 12+88=7

    12+88=7 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the correction.

    But Dallas has enough at the position where there isn't a need to add what will be a very expensive player.
     
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  10. Kaiser

    Kaiser Zone Supporter

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    PFF's grades are meaningless, even if it sounds like good news for us.
     
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  11. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    bUt JEfF hEaTh iS bEttEr
     
  12. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    Or the...we are just about good enough to lose in the playoffs to a few other teams in the conference, but trying to debate ways to overcome that instead of waiting to accumulate draft picks while other guys get older and/or leave via UFA, and if that is the right move or not.

    Either one.

    I don't think we know a whole lot about what we do and dont have until we play without "one hand tied behind our backs" to quote a notable member around here.
     
  13. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I bet his full name is something people said a lot to Monica Lewinsky.
     
  14. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    With this shut down of sorts, PFF knocking their brains out to come up with all sorts of stats and rankings.

    I don’t think we are better off talent wise, unless they move a player to S and he surprises us.
    Where we may be, and should be better is from the coaching and scheme change.
    But we will need to see it transpire on the field.
     
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  15. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    Maybe in the NFCE, lol.
     
  16. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    That's a big qualifier.

    Our LBer were generally nowhere to be found in pass coverage and we have no idea how the pass rush is going to pressure the passer.

    I would hold off on annointing ourselves or eating the cheese as Parcells would say.
     
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  17. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    The most important point of linked article.

     
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  18. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying I agree with their assessment. I'm just clarifying that they weren't using those numbers to describe last year's safeties.
     
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  19. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    For sure.

    I am glad to have Dix.

    When in GB..

    I thought him one of the better safeties.

    Not sure now.
     
  20. Williamsboys

    Williamsboys Well-Known Member

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    The first thought that came to my mind was that there must be alot of really bad safety combos out there.
     
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