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That shouldnt be anyone's mentality. If that's the case, Felix will never be a super star in this league. He shouldnt be babied...they should have taken the chains off a long time ago.
Hes not getting babied, he got hurt last time we tried to do this, why do you think wed start giving him 20 carries fresh off a knee injury? Hes gotten hurt each season, its stupid to think we should have been trying to work him to death b4 that...hes proved it now so hes getting his shot, we tried to take the chains off a long time ago but he wasnt ready.
Originally posted by Scott Wright
I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.
That's bull. Felix blocking isnt even an issue. He's actually a very solid blocker. I'd go as far as saying he's even been more aware at picking up the blitzer this year than Barber has been. Garrett has admitted to forgetting about him when Barber runs fairly well. Our offense has always been better when Felix has been in the game. And the injuries should also be a non issue, the guy is a weapon and has been deemed healthy. He's the best back, he should have been getting the ball.
No excuses not to lean on him next year. He's too special to be used like he has in his two years here.
And I never said 20 carries...he wasnt even breaking 10 for the majority of the season and that was just a horrible choice.
The Dallas Cowboys coaches are excited about rookie running back Felix Jones' potential in the passing game because of his big-play ability. But he has to be an adequate pass protector to play on third downs. And the question is, will Jones block well enough to protect Romo?
Wade Phillips downplays the concern about Marion Barber wearing down as the lead back in a two-horse system, but the Cowboys would be wise to limit No. 24's collisions. You'd rather have those happen when he has the ball in his hands instead of when he's picking up blitzers, although Barber is good at that aspect of the game.
RB coach Skip Peete says Jones needs to improve as a pass protector, but he believes that will happen. Jones is willing to stick his nose in there, which is half the battle. But his technique needs a lot of work. He didn't have his feet set when he met undrafted rookie Darrell Robertson on a pass play yesterday and got knocked sideways. Robertson didn't get to Romo, but a veteran NFL defender might have.
Watch the games...when has Felix ever had an in game pass blocking problem? He's done a fine job each time he has been out there and he's getting better and better. Marion on the other hand has been having trouble picking up the blitz all year.