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Quality interior DT rushers just litter the playoff rosters

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by kskboys, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    TENN: Jurrell Casey, one of the best.
    KC: Chris Jones, one of the best
    SF: DeForest Buckner, one of the best
    GB: Kenny Clark, one of the best

    And the rest of their rosters are just full of quality DT's/3-4 DE's. It's just so hard to stop opposing QB's w/o interior pocket push. Our JAG's are not getting the job done. Fix it, Jerry.
  2. dagreat1_87

    dagreat1_87 Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't agree with you more. I think the cowboys do value the position but overvalue their ability to evaluate talent. They likely think they can find the next Jay Ratliff without investing high picks or big money. Hopefully McCarthy and his staff will change that
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  3. stilltheguru

    stilltheguru Well-Known Member

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    Not only will Garrett not get another job, Marenneli trash *** wont either.
  4. Mattitude

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    I agree. Remember when we had Russell Maryland. Leon lett, chad henning and Tony Castilla. Even Tampa bay had not only Warren sapp but a first round pick in booger McFarland. So lame how all the sudden dts don’t matter for our team
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  5. Oneiros

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    I'm hoping that philosophy drastically changes in the offseason.

    I was listening to Hangin' with the Boys earlier and Nate kept talking about how Nolan loves his "fat boys in the middle".
  6. FanSince71

    FanSince71 Well-Known Member

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    Yep. And they were all taken with high draft picks. Buckner & Clark were 1st rounders. Chris Jones was a 2nd rounder. Jurrell Casey was a 3rd rounder.

    The Cowboys need to prioritize defensive tackles in the premium rounds. I suppose we have in the past, to a degree, because Maliek Collins was a 3rd rounder and Hill was a 2nd rounder. I’d venture to say that our best 2 DT’s in the past 5 years were both undrafted - David Irving and Antwaun Woods.

    Gosh, I hope Tomsula can help Trysten Hill. Maybe since we’re getting away from Marinelli’s scheme, Hill can get much stronger and learn to be a space eater. That whole “all DT’s need to have 3-technique traits and stop the run on the way to the QB” crap is too antiquated to work in today’s NFL, imo.
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  7. ESisback

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    Yeah, I’m hoping Tomsula can develop Hill, get more out of Woods and Collins, and draft a stud. A weakness COULD become a strength.
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  8. Kwyn

    Kwyn Well-Known Member

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    quality costs

    those guys went #37, #7 and # 27

    I’m hoping for a CB, S and DT in each of the first three rounds.
  9. Oneiros

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    I think if anyone can get something out of Hill then it would seem to be Tomsula.

    Part of what bothered me so much about Rod was that he'd fight like heck to get "his guys" and then it felt like he'd give up on them shortly after. It's a shame as to how much influence he had in the draft room and how far behind "his guys" set us back after the draft was done.

    Maybe that wasn't truly the case but it sure came off that way IMO.
  10. ESisback

    ESisback Well-Known Member

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    I think they leaned too heavily on the “horse whisperer” BS!
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  11. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

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    The quick twitch phenomenon strikes again.
  12. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    Gets worse next year. Bennett and Collins gone, and the DTs we get won't have Quinn attracting attention.
  13. FanSince71

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    You know, it’s funny about that. It’s a good TRAIT to have, but it shouldn’t be the foundation and primary measurable for your entire scheme.

    I laugh, though, when people suggest Marinelli is a “bum.” He’s a damn good coach, but he’s antiquated and reluctant to adapt. His way worked in the past, but you must evolve. The Flex Defense was better than anything Marinelli ever dreamed of, but you don’t see anyone running The Flex anymore.
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    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Coaching matters.
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  15. robertfchew

    robertfchew Well-Known Member

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    Jerry will never understand this. We have been talking about this since the old message boards.
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  16. chasecooley5308

    chasecooley5308 New Member

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    I've been clamoring for years to my friends how idiotic it is for us to just ignore DT like we have. All of the remaining players have pretty good DL's. It astounds me how we continually overlook the importance of a big man/men (collins & wood arent the answer imo) up the middle.
  17. T-RO

    T-RO Benched

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    None of these guys are the "trashcan full of dirt" that fans here always clamor for.

    Chris Jones 310lb / 6' 6
    Buckner 287 lb / 6′ 7
    Clark 313 lb / 6' 3
    Jurrell Casey. 300 lb 6' 1
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  18. Streetwise

    Streetwise Well-Known Member

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    We haven't drafted a legit monster, early round DT since Maryland in 1991.
  19. T-RO

    T-RO Benched

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    Maryland wasn't that great. A top overall draft pick only made 1 Pro Bowl.
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  20. Rayman70

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    agree...ONLY JERRY thought he could reinvent the wheel on D and still win. IT DOESNT WORK THAT WAY JERRY. Football is played up front in the interior. Championships are won up front. Just look at LSU last night....football is STILL football, at any level. MM will give it his best shot at fixing this, I can say that with 100% confidence in the guy. He believes in having those big nasty inside DT's to hold the point.
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