Sean Lee is excited to play next to Smith and LVE

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by davidariust24, May 16, 2019.

  1. davidariust24

    davidariust24 Well-Known Member

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    I'm excited about this years defense. DLaw is signed and ready to lead the Hot Boyz. We have a added a true under tackle according to Marinelli. I really feel Quinn is going to have a big year. The secondary under coach Richard should at least maintain where they were last season. We had a very young secondary. We have a very young team period. The group I'm most excited about are the Linebackers. Smith and LVE I think will both reach the pro bowl this season. Sean Lee will still play at a high level and wont take as many snaps. Hopefully he will benefit healthwise and last the whole season. Those guys made a huge difference the whole season. Sean Lee is actually excited about playing with/behind those two.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...cited-to-play-alongside-smith-and-vander-esch
     
  2. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Should be fun for two weeks or so
     
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  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They're calling Lee the SLB; however, he likely plays what many coaches would call WLB.

    In the photo, Vander Esch is the WLB in Marinelli's terms, but many coaches would call Vander Esch the SLB in this alignment with #48 Thomas as the WLB.

    When the Cowboys play 3 LBs sets (base), it is likely to look similar to the photo with Lee in place of #48 Thomas.

     
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  4. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    Factoring in his work-ethic, football smarts and knowledge of opponents, Sean Lee still has the physical skills to play 2 downs a series at SLB.

    But, as usual, how well this works out is gonna depend on if Lee can stay healthy.
     
  5. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    With all 3 on the field at the same time, would that trio make them the best LB corp in the league?
     
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  6. Mr_C

    Mr_C Carharris2

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    Couldn’t we have figured this this last year?
     
  7. Hennessy_King

    Hennessy_King Well-Known Member

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    He should be excited he wasn't cut.
     
  8. GhostOfPelluer

    GhostOfPelluer Well-Known Member

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    Based on Lee's play last year he either wasn't healthy or is effectively done being worthy of playing too many snaps. I don't know how it would have been smart to have him on the field (possibly in a new position) more.
     
  9. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Lee can't run anymore, but his diagnosing and shedding will allow him to be effective as the SAM. I think they're very deliberately going to put LVE in position to run and use his athleticism, not get lost in the wash on the playside. .
     
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  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    If Lee is close to his previous abilities, they will likely play a bit more 3 LBs sets (i.e. Stay in base against 3 WR sets when the offense is equally likely to run or pass).

    Anytime Lee played prior to 2018, he was the coverage LB that played in 1 LB sets as well as 2 LB sets and 3 LB sets.

    In 2018 Damien Wilson was the starting SLB. He averaged playing 28% of the defensive snaps which is basically how often they played 3 LB sets.

    In the playoffs, Wilson played 18% against the Seahawks and 13% against the Rams.
     
  11. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    For no real reason, here is the clip of a Giants LB telling Romo he isn't the Mike.

     
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  12. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    Close to. You may have to look at 3-4’s to find comparable, which would be a big compliment
     
  13. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It won't be more.

    Last season, in games where he was healthy and started, he averaged playing about 66% of the snaps.

    They used the SLB on about 28% of the snaps in 2018.

    Lee playing about 28% of the snaps is the ideal situation.

    He'll play enough to stay in true game shape, but the limited snaps will limit his chances for injury.

    Staying in game shape will be good if Vander Esch or Jaylon miss any snaps and Lee is needed to replace one of them (short term).
     
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  14. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I remember that. It was funny.
     
  15. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Everyone is healthy (they won't be) and Hill is what they think he is, our Front Seven could be dominant:

    LBs - LVE, Jaylon, Sean Lee

    LDE - DLaw, Crawford, Armstrong
    3T - Collins, Hill, Crawford
    1T - Woods, Covington
    RDE - Quinn, Taco, Gregory
     
  16. ThatJerryKid

    ThatJerryKid cowboys31

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    Put Heath behind that 7 and you got something special.....
     
  17. HoplessCowboysFan36

    HoplessCowboysFan36 Active Member

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    Just come be a Cowboys fan. I can tell you want to. Jump on the bandwagon before its to late.
     
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  18. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    Oh damn.
    Oh... sweet mother o' mercy.

    Boom.
     
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  19. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    I’d love to be able to claim all my opinions are that of a cowboys fan. But that would get me banned faster than anything
     
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  20. HoplessCowboysFan36

    HoplessCowboysFan36 Active Member

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    Fair enough.
     

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