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Taco Charlton: 'I'm stronger, faster, more knowledgeable now'

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Doomsday101, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Expect much from Taco Charlton in 2018, but know he's already beat you to the punch.

    "You’re a first-round pick for the Dallas Cowboys, so expectations are going to be high," said the second-year pass rusher following the conclusion of OTAs, via Drew Davison of Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "But it was more so I just had expectations for myself, and it started off slower than what I wanted. At the end, I started seeing the strides and seeing all the practice hours and how hard I was working starting to pay off.

    "Going into Year 2, I’m stronger. I can hold my weight more. I’m faster. I’m more knowledgeable about the game, studying more moves and working a lot more moves.

  2. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Bye Felicia! Zone Supporter

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    Talk is cheap. Get out there and make DLaw look average son.
  3. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

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    I mean wasn't the knock on him that he was a bit raw and would need a year or so to grasp how to perform in the NFL? And that if he conquered the mental/determination part of the NFL he could be a legit DE?

    Hopefully his statements are backed up with action starting in September. I've gone from disliking the pick to really hoping he contributes consistently asap.
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  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    More should be expected heading into his 2nd year and getting a full off season to get bigger and stronger.
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  5. 1nfljunky

    1nfljunky Benched

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    Everybody else is too!
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  6. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    They always get stronger
    He got some valuable experience last year and I expect a solid year
    I don’t expect Dlaw good but if he can get 8-10 sacks that’s a very good year for him
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  7. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    He had a solid year for a rookie. Especially a guy that's rotating.

    What held him back was strength.

    If he gets that squared away then he can be a very good player for us I think.
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  8. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    I wasn’t a fan of the pick either
    Didn’t think he was best player availible
    But he came on late in the year and may turn out to be a good player
    Wouldn’t be the first time I was wrong for sure
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  9. DHCBF66

    DHCBF66 Well-Known Member

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    He was not the pick I wanted but he is a Cowboy so I hope he comes out tearing it up!
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  10. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    DE in the NFL is a slow spot for guys to develope
    In college they could use speed or muscle
    At this level it’s about learning more pass rush moves
    I think he’s gonna surprise a few who labeled him a bust last year
  11. phildadon86

    phildadon86 Well-Known Member

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    I was amazed at the hate this guy got on here. I remember a few posters who I wont name calling him a bust after the 3rd game of the year. In college his big thing to me was getting better every year. If he follows that trend he is in for a very decent year. With Gregory back hopefully, and DLaw I like our DE rotations
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  12. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    Some can talk like M. Ali and back it up and some can talk and can't back it up. Show me!
  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I think a lot of people don't understand how long it takes for a player at that position to develop.

    I didn't either until someone posted stats of guys at that position.

    A lot of the breakouts don't even happen until year 4. You have to be some kind of Joey Bosa stud Defensive end to see big production early on.
  14. Tangle_Foot

    Tangle_Foot Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to see the new and improved Taco:)
    That awful sack celebration, not so much:(
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  15. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    Stronger, faster with more knowledge being pluses, I’m expecting steady improvement in Taco’s second season.
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    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    I'm good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it people like me. Taco is our very own Stuart Smalley.
  17. GenoT

    GenoT Well-Known Member

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    Look at it this way, TF...

    If Taco gets 8-10 sacks this season, that’d be 8-10 chances to really develop that sack dance.
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  18. SoupcanSam

    SoupcanSam Well-Known Member

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    This guy got stonewalled more than anyone last year. Props for finishing strong last year but I'd like to see a season full of consistency.
  19. GMO415

    GMO415 Well-Known Member

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    Could he get any worse? Doubt it, so anything is an improvement
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  20. CPanther95

    CPanther95 Well-Known Member

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    If he does that well, he'll be able to add quesadillas and chalupas to his repertoire.
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