What happened to promising Cowboys rookie Bradlee Anae in 2020?

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  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I like him too but it seems we put all of it on coaches what role does the player, play in this? Honestly I don't see practice nor does the media last year except for a small portion they were allowed to view, so none of us really know how Bernard or Anae were performing. At least in my eyes players play a big role in this and a lot falls to them to make the most of the snaps through out the week to have a chance to get snaps in a game.
     
  2. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    You’ll be disappointed to find out he was undrafted.
     
  3. LittleD

    LittleD Well-Known Member

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    Bottom line, he doesn't have ideal measurables and size limitations.
     
  4. Typhus

    Typhus Catching Catfish

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    Your right, and Im not disappointed, we have hit on a couple UDFAs in the past.
    Thank you for refreshing my memory.
     
  5. quickccc

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    We could not generate a pass rush,..how is that not have anything to do with DE's ?

    And c'mon please spare me with the coaches in and out ... it's a reason why those the same in and out coaches got fired simply because management thought
    those same coaches clearly were not up to par.
     
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    When teams can run the ball at will it is hard to generate a pass rush, this is why even Dallas wants to run the ball. By keeping yourself in great down and distance situation you keep defense off balance and in turn slows the pass rush down. People act as if pass and run defense are 2 different things yet both effect the other. It is like saying all 3rd downs are created equal, they are not it is much easier to convert 3rd and short as opposed to 3rd and long. When your defense is looking at 2nd/3rd and short you can't just tee off on a pass rush. Get run defense under control and it will go a long way in generating a pass rush as down and distance advantage moves towards the defense.
     
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  7. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    And a lot of DEs outplay their draft position. I don't think the book is close to being closed on Anae yet. Let's see how he develops before we determine he's a backup at best.

    Now, a player like Armstrong at this point likely is what he's going to be at this point. He could go somewhere else and be used in a different way that garners some pass-rushing success, but I do think it is clear that he's nothing more than a backup.
     
  8. J12B

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    When was the last time a Dallas DE outplayed their draft position?

    Dallas has taken probably 6 or 7 DEs in the last 7 years since drafting D Law and all have done nothing (with the exception of Gregory but he's had a different problems of his own).
     
  9. Cowboys4lifeGR

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    +1
     
  10. Rayman70

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    Quinn has an eye for talent and Anae will get his chance in camp.
     
  11. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

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    You could use him as a pass rush specialist. Not a run specialist. It's not like we are asking him to start.

    Aldon Smith did not even start his rookie year as his DL coach Jim Tomsula with he Niners when both were had him used as a rush specialist while he gradually improved and adjusted to the NFL trend nuisances that included run defense.

    Tomsula did not anything to Anae's game that he thought he could help his team. But yet now Tomsula is gone.

    and i thought you'd be more astute when looking at tape with your eyes that you could see it was far more the work and failure of
    the interior DTs that were led more to the massive failures with the run defense.
    as a whole, we had to have the worst group of DT in the NFL
     
  12. dwreck27

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    I’m sure a lot of teams fan boards ask why day 3 picks weren’t all rookie team members
     
  13. plasticman

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    I give everyone a pass when it comes to the 2020 season.

    It's probably the most unfavorable circumstances to toss a new Head Coach in with a new coaching staff and a new system. They probably needed the minicamps, training camp, and preseason games more than just about any other team.

    It was tough enough for any NFL team to endure the circumstances of last season but what the Cowboys went through was brutal. I would consider this season the first under a new system.

    They didn't have a whole lot of time to evaluate anyone completely. I suspect you will see a larger number of contributing young guys in 2021, including Anae.
     
  14. Mr_437

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    Anae hasn't played, so opinions are all over the place. Nothing wrong with saying we have to wait n see. Y'all said Dalton Shultz was a JAG and nothing more than a 3rd stringer type talk, but he hadn't played.
     
  15. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

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    Bradley was all hype no substance. When active he was getting what 3 snaps? McCarthy likes to draft guys then not use them.
     
  16. FiveSuperBowls

    FiveSuperBowls Well-Known Member

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    Nolan is that you?
     
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  17. Cowfan75

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    Fan hype. Still happens a lot even with a decades-long inept FO. But can you blame the fans? With no willingness to utilize free agency, we have to pray we strike gold with every single pick.
     
  18. AmericasTeam81

    AmericasTeam81 Well-Known Member

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    The legend of Bradlee Anae continues
     
  19. Beaker42

    Beaker42 Well-Known Member

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    How in the **** can anyone say he’s just wasn’t as good as we all wanted him to be?? He NEVER GOT ON THE FIELD........
     
  20. Bullflop

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    It's never surprising whenever a 5th round draft pick isn't allowed an opportunity to play, especially in a year when a full offseason was missed.

    Bradlee Anae will either improve enough to get his an opportunity to win a spot or he'll again fail to make it. That will be for Quinn to determine.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2021

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