Scary Nickel D line?

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  1. Coogiguy03

    Coogiguy03 Well-Known Member

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    Could you lovely fans imagine a team having to face a d-line coming at them with Micah, Gallimore, Tank, and Sam Williams coming at them???

    I feel that we slide tank to DT at times if we were to do this. I'm scared just thinking about this, let's meet up at the QB guys!!!! Give your thoughts
     
  2. cityochamps

    cityochamps Super Bowl LVII

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    Our D will be a handful for most QB's including Brady and Farve
     
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  3. Flamma

    Flamma Well-Known Member

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    I'm usually a pessimist, but I like this idea. But this is all assuming Sam (or De if he earns it) Williams is any good. But if he is, move Tank inside and we have any number of other DTs that can play, it can get exciting. All stuff we can't predict.
     
  4. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    I remember the Giants did this occasionally, calling the formation "Four Aces" Michael Strahan, Osi Omenyora, and 2 others that I can't think of....
     
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  5. Ken

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    You can add Fowler to that mix and just something I noticed about Mr. Williams. He played a lot of OLB (as did Fowler, so maybe that is the move) in a 3-4 his previous season before this last season. I believe we will see him coming off the edge as an OLB, perhaps in some modified Nickle look.

    Just something to think about.
     
  6. JoeyBoy718

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    A young Justin Tuck was part of last DL too. Nasty DL.
     
  7. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Opposing teams would be smart to run vs that lineup all day long.
     
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  8. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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  9. plasticman

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    They'll run on 1st and ten and get the 1st down.

    Seriously, how about T-Law, Gallimore, Dorrance and Sam with Micah blitzing from the LB position?.
     
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  10. morasp

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    They used to call it the Nascar package. It will be interesting to see who ends up lining up in that package. Other candidates could be Basham, Golston, Fowler, Watkins, and Harper who showed some ability in that area at Oklahoma St. Really the way DQ keeps players fresh all those guys could be in there at various points in the game.
     
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  11. SlammedZero

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    I keep forgetting we have Fowler. Hopefully Quinn can squeeze another good season out of him!
     
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  12. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I'm not concerned about Cowboys speed packages.

    It is the run downs that Cowboys struggle mightily on.

    Cowboys need to focus on developing a HULK SMASH package instead.
     
  13. conner01

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    Tank would slide inside and he’s really good against the run but you wouldn’t use it except on obvious passing downs. If they want to run on 3 & 10 let them run all day
     
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  14. Bullflop

    Bullflop Cowboys Diehard

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    We have the players in place in our defense to give most teams all they can handle and then some.
    Opposing QBs, beware!:thumbup:Can't wait to see how Ridgeway and Bohanna can contain the run.
     
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  15. conner01

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    We have that option with Bo and ridgeway
     
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  16. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I'll need to see it to believe it.
     
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  17. blueblood70

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    do you even watch football with any comprehension, the coaches would not use lineup like this on 1st and 10 its for 3rd/4th and long, ie obvious passing downs especially say with the game on the line with time limited, teams wouldn't run .

    this package the OP is suggestion would be for limited special situations..
     
  18. conner01

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    That’s always the case
    Ridgeway is really solid at holding his ground in the run game. Bo should be a bit better with a years experience and a full off season under his belt
     
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  19. nalam

    nalam The realist

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    Favre, you mean Brett ? AR has replaced him for a long time, I will be happy if you say AR will have a tough time with our D , LOL
     
  20. charron

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    The only defensive player I'd be worried about is Parsons. Every year we get hyped over the potential of the young guys coming in and rarely do they live up to that hype.
     
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