What will it take for Quinn's defense to be Dominant

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  1. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    Looking at your recent activity lately reminds me of a lyric from the song Clint Eastwood by the Gorillaz:
    Finally! Someone let me outta my cage!
    Now time for me is nothin' 'cos I'm counting no age.
     
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  2. Cowboyny

    Cowboyny Well-Known Member

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    That's is football 101, stop the run and force teams to pass. I get that, but saw teams get away from their run games when they were behind the scoreboard. Taking the offense out of the discussion, the front office has drafted several players who excelled at stopping the run on the college level: Osa, Gloston are quality run defenders who need development more as pass rushers. Let's see if 1 of our NT's improve the defense against the run. Also, health is huge for this group as they were a mash unit last season.
     
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  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The only thing keeping them being elite in 2021 was penalties...most in the league on both sides of the ball.
     
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  4. GimmeTheBall!

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    I am genial.
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    On the dinarius are one who seeks only to deflect anger and Aunt Mona's tsk-tsks.
    I seek the funny bone of mankind. On the other side I dunna take without giving it out.
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    Now, go have a good dinner and don't spend another moment doting on a kerfuffle here.
     
  5. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    Yeah, hence my post.
    And you know you want me paying attention.
    Don't lie.
    We too good'a friends for such deceit.
     
  6. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    A Myles Garrett as pass rusher
    A Vita Vea at nose tackle
    A healthy linebacking corp
    An Ed Reed at safety
     
  7. Typhus

    Typhus Captain Catfish

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    I see your not asking for much..:D
     
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  8. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    There is no lying in tha beef o' England. There is no insincerity in the potatoes There is no deceit in the cauliflower.
    Don't doddle, move on, be quick lad.
     
  9. Corso

    Corso Offseason mode... sleepy time

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    I'm right behind, in line, with some kid named Oliver and he won't stop whining.
    C'est la vie.
     
  10. Praxit

    Praxit Well-Known Member

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    ..lets just say the defense will be fun to watch while Quinn is here. I expect us to be top 10 this year.
     
  11. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Just looking for some touch. :laugh:
     
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  12. Whiskey Cowboy

    Whiskey Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    We need Neville Gallimore, Jabril Cox, DeMarcus Lawrence, and Kelvin Joseph to take it up a few notches, and Malik Hooker needs to return to form AND stay healthy. Throw in a RoY campaign for Sam Williams and the defense will be dominant. The pieces are on the board. Quinn just needs to solve the puzzle. I think he will. Predicting it now that this will be our best defense in 25+ years.
     
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  13. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    Unless the FO puts some money into a dominant Dline nothing else matters.

    So far, they use scrubs and 3rd stringers to fill the void.
     
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  14. Pass2Run

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    I think it's all dependent on how much our 2021 draft guys step up.

    I agree with Whiskey Cowboy.

    Defense will be the best it's been in 25 years.
     
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  15. NoFurtherQuestions

    NoFurtherQuestions Well-Known Member

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    Better DL production. More LB depth
     
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  16. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

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    They need to continue to realise that 'small quick twitch linemen' is not how you win in the NFL. Big is better, particularly come January.
     
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  17. Cowboyny

    Cowboyny Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't Gregory the biggest culprit in that area? In my opinion, two areas stuck out:

    -their inability to stop the run against the better rushing teams.
    -gave up too many yards after the catch.
     
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  18. Bobhaze

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    The 2021 Cowboys defensive stats support your point, especially in the running game. Here are some 2021 defensive stats that give us a clearer picture:
    • The Cowboys gave 1,918 yards rushing which was 16th in the league.
    • Cowboys gave up 4.5 yards per rush which was 25th in the league.
    • Cowboys gave up 14 runs of 20 yards or more which was 29th.
    • The Cowboys D was better against the pass, finishing 3rd in completion % allowed at 59.5%.
    • Cowboys led the league in INTs with 26.
    • Micah Parsons had 13 sacks and a whopping 59 pressures in 16 games against the QB which was elite.
    The defense is improving. But it’s clear we must be better against the run.
     
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  19. Cowboyny

    Cowboyny Well-Known Member

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    Also, the defense ranked in the top 10 in giving up plays over 20 yards.
     
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  20. JeffInDC

    JeffInDC Well-Known Member

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    Simple. Being able to:
    1. Give up 17ppg or LESS
    2. Give up 90 yards or LESS in Rush D
    3. Have Passer Rating AGAINST of 70 or LESS
    4. Be in the Top 5 in TO’s and 3rd Down D

    Nothing too difficult :lmao2:
     

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