Urban talk Red Bryant

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  1. garyo1954

    garyo1954 Well-Known Member

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    It didn’t take long for new Cowboys defensive lineman Brent Urban to bring up the Red Bryant role. In his press conference on Thursday, it took Urban all of 30 seconds to mention former Seahawks standout Red Bryant, a seven-year veteran who was a vital, albeit underrated, part of Seattle’s legendary Legion of Boom defense.

    Bryant actually predated the Pete Carroll era of Seahawks football, being drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 draft. At nearly 330 pounds, Bryant was drafted to be a nose tackle, not unlike new Cowboys rookie Quinton Bohanna. But injuries limited him to just 10 games in his first two seasons. That’s when Carroll arrived, and his blend of a 3-4 and 4-3 up front switched Bryant to the 5-technique spot out on the edge.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nf...neman-brent-urban/ar-AAKYQXT?ocid=hplocalnews
     
  2. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Another Aggie played at that position as well, Michael Bennett.
     
  3. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Thanks for posting
     
  4. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    You know what people don't talk about much with those Seattle defenses....that free agency they had where they got Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. That helped them A LOT.
     
  5. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It was interesting back then to see 330 pound Red Bryant at DE in a 4-3 type of look.

    In recent years Belichick has several snaps per game where he would use DL like 320 pound L.Guy or 340 pound Shelton at DE.
     
  6. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    I guess they want to beat the crap out of the OT lol
    Slow them down for the smaller guys to race them around the edge
     
  7. Cowboyny

    Cowboyny Well-Known Member

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    Doing all the dirty work, to occupy blockers so the linebackers can make the plays.
     
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  8. Future

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    Red Bryant is irrelevant in the modern NFL when you're in dime and nickel packages 70% of the time.

    I like the Urban signing, but if he's playing a 5T, they absolutely have to have a faster edge outside of him - which they will, if they're going to look like a 3-4 in base.
     
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  9. buybuydandavis

    buybuydandavis Well-Known Member

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    I think that's where the hybrid comes from. The edge guy behind Urban has to play as LB/DE.
     
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  10. Typhus

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    I posted a few days back about Gallimore taking some snaps at DE and got blasted in that thread.. there was a foundation for that premise.
     
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  11. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    What you said about Gallimore, I'm buying. The foundation for your premise for saying that is solid.
     
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  12. DeaconMoss

    DeaconMoss Well-Known Member

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    Urban and Red are 2 totally diff body types.
     
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  13. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    The edge/Leo is on the opposite side of the 5T. There would be a Sam on his side but that wouldn't be an edge type.
     
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  14. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    The SAM is an edge if they're setting the edge...

    It would be dumb to have someone playing outside of DLaw
     
  15. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Bc you had the wrong player
     
  16. stilltheguru

    stilltheguru Well-Known Member

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    This need to continuously bring up Seattle because of Quinn is funny
     
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  17. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    The Sam would unlikely be an edge rusher. Setting the edge yes - there is usually a TE there.
     
  18. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    That player has to be a rusher. You can't just have two guys on the same side of the field...not rush the passer.

    So title - SAM, LEO, whatever - is pretty irrelevant. If you're going to have Urban as a 5T, the guy outside of him has to be a pressure player.
     
  19. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    Please explain further
     
  20. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Gallimore isn't the guy who is going to be moving out to DE. Urban is, because a) he has b) he's got the frame for it and c) Quinn told him that lol.
     

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