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Old 10-24-2007, 04:23 PM    (permalink
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Anyone else think it's time to bench Thompson as the KR and put Miles Austin in his place? I'm not saying Austin is Devin Hester, but he did have a return for a touchdown last year, and he seemed to get steadily better all last season. Thompson this year has struggled to consistently get the ball back to the 20.
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Anyone else think it's time to bench Thompson as the KR and put Miles Austin in his place? I'm not saying Austin is Devin Hester, but he did have a return for a touchdown last year, and he seemed to get steadily better all last season. Thompson this year has struggled to consistently get the ball back to the 20.
Yeah, I'm for that.
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Guess im watching another KR, Thompson has looked great in his duty, ive seen lots of long runs from him, and I think he is more then serviceable, no pro bowler, but he breaks alot of returns past the 20...i cant say whether Austin would do alot better, but I know im comfortable with Thompson, thats really the only time he sees the field, if Austin does Kr, Thompson might as well not even dress
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Guess im watching another KR, Thompson has looked great in his duty, ive seen lots of long runs from him, and I think he is more then serviceable, no pro bowler, but he breaks alot of returns past the 20...i cant say whether Austin would do alot better, but I know im comfortable with Thompson, thats really the only time he sees the field, if Austin does Kr, Thompson might as well not even dress
I just haven't seen that from him this year. It seems the new coaches agree with you, however, as I don't think they even played Austin at KR during training camp.
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Thompson looks lots slower to me.
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For all of you defensive pressure complainers...here's a nice stat from wade's presser.

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Returning players make the team even better?
Starts with personnel, better players, it was important to get Ellis back, he had two sacks in this game. Their QB had been sacked one out of every 40 or 60 plays, and we got him three times. Last week the guy had been sacked three times all year and we got him three times. I’m encouraged by the pass rush. And we’re seeing more max-protect so we can cover better. (Are the players getting comfortable in the defense?) I think so. We’ve played who we played, but I thought Minnesota had a good defense and I thought ours was better. But they we were pretty good. Having personnel back will help us scheme better.
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Talk about dominant in the NFC...

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They have scored more points (227) than anyone else in the NFC, and a whole 40 more than the NFC's next highest-scoring team (Giants). Only the 7-0 New England Patriots have scored more (279) in the NFL.

They are one of just five teams with their offense and defense ranked in the top 10 going into Monday night's Indianapolis-Jacksonville game, and when it comes to the NFC, they are tops in offense and second in total defense.

Tight end Jason Witten's 42 receptions rank second in the NFC and Terrell Owens' 556 receiving yards rank second in the NFC. Marion Barber, operating within the team's socialistic running attack, is fourth in the NFC with 479 rushing yards and tied for second in scoring (36 points). Rookie kicker Nick Folk leads the league with 65 points.

They are tied for the NFL lead with 10 interceptions, led by Anthony Henry's four, good for second in the NFC despite not having played in the past 3½ games. They have two players on pace for double-digit sacks for the first time in eons, DeMarcus Ware leading with 5½ and Greg Ellis, in just four games, closing fast with 4½.
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For all of you defensive pressure complainers...here's a nice stat from wade's presser.
I'm not impressed by stats against the Vikings. Where were we on Tom Brady? Pressure was not nearly good enough.
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I'm not impressed by stats against the Vikings. Where were we on Tom Brady? Pressure was not nearly good enough.
I can't believe how naive you are being. Where were we on Tom Brady....how about putting him on his back more than he had been in all the games before this combined. I don't see what you want from our front 7. We were in the backfield the whole first half. But when your getting lit up in the secondary...and getting pressure isn't working maybe you try to switch it up and get yourself some more help in the secondary....Our defense can get pressure. We just didn't have the secondary to match up...we could have brought 6 men all day...but Brady still would have picked us a part...I don't care if you have a line of Reggie White/Tommie Harris/Warren Sapp/Julius Peppers...your not going to sack the QB on a 3 step drop time after time after time. So I would really like to understand what your looking for out of this defense. I mean...every team we have gone up against this year has made sure to get the ball out of there hands quick. Trent Edwards had a 5 ypa against us....Trent Green took 3 step dropps all day. Bulger was a bit more consistant dropping back deep and they paid for it by having him knocked out of the game...we got to brady and they did a great job and adjusted at half time....go watch the tape...brady was literally 3 steps and out on 80% of his second half attempts. Tavaris threw the ball what...16 times...had like 5 receptions....and yet we still got to him 3 times....when he is only put on his back an average of once every 40-60 attempts. That is pressure man.

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Bottomline is we are getting to the QB. If the sack numbers aren't there it is our secondary's fault. It's funny because your calling for front 7 help for the passed year...me and LSU have been calling for CB help. Looking back at the situation...what is really holding us back? I find it hard to believe our lack of pressure is coming from the front 7 this year....it's our inability to make a QB run through his progessions.
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I kinda agree with D-Unit. But it isnt from a front 7 standpoint. I am just unhappy with the our defensive ends.

Ratliff has exceded all expectations I ever had for him. Spears and Canty, not so much.

I just get frustrated with the pass rush without blitzing linebackers. When we blitz our lb's it seems fine. When we dont, it seems to me there is a brick wall between our d-line and the quarterback.

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Wow I just realized that you guys have 3 straight NFC East matchups after the bye.
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Wow I just realized that you guys have 3 straight NFC East matchups after the bye.
Yup, and 2 are away games... Phily is never an easy place to get a win, even when they're bruised and beat up. The Giants are healthy and primed for an upset, and while I'd say Wash should be the easier of the 3 games, even they aren't a pushover.

Great news for us is we have a bye week to rest up and get healthy and should have TNew/Henry/Glenn and Tank ready to play when we head East
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These 3 games will be the hardest games outside of NE, and we would be extremely lucky to win all 3...Giants are improved, winning in Philly is never the easiest thing, and when it comes to Washington, thats NEVER a sure thing as history will tell you
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I can't believe how naive you are being. ........it's our inability to make a QB run through his progessions.
Which is why Spencer was not the pick because cost us a third rounder (Wright or MacCauley) and has effectively killed Carpenter's development.

Which is why Roy Williams need to go. Because every QB in football knows -- throw it to who ever Roy covers. Plus Hamlin and Watkins are better SS candidates in coverage and I dare say (today) maybe as effective versus the run too.

Which is why Burnett needs to play instead of either Bradie or Ayodele because one in coverage is bad -- two is a sure fire completion in the middle of the field for 12 yards. errr Wes Welker or any competant TE.

Which is why we need a real FS which we don't have.

To your point if we can't cover guys on a three step drop ... no amount of blitzing or pressure helps.

And we all know, bad pass defense = lots of points for opponents.
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I love people who have all the answers. Someone needs to let the Cowboys organization know that we have a guy right here that could do better then them. Hell, if he were running things, who knows how good we could be! All the frustration and losing from this year could be immediately wiped out with one small hire.

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Id be all for taking Kenny Phillips first, letting Hamlin play SS, but that means Roy is out of the picture and that probably wont happen, but id prefer we kept Hamlin over Roy if it comes down to it, and go after a true FS who can make plays on the ball in the air...I think if we got that, and another CB through FA and the draft, it would improve our overall defense drastically...the pass rush is fine, our DE's could be better, but I like Hatcher, just think we need someone explosive outside of him
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[quote=cowboysforever;691150]Which is why Spencer was not the pick because cost us a third rounder (Wright or MacCauley) and has effectively killed Carpenter's development.

Which is why Roy Williams need to go. Because every QB in football knows -- throw it to who ever Roy covers. Plus Hamlin and Watkins are better SS candidates in coverage and I dare say (today) maybe as effective versus the run too.

Which is why Burnett needs to play instead of either Bradie or Ayodele because one in coverage is bad -- two is a sure fire completion in the middle of the field for 12 yards. errr Wes Welker or any competant TE.

Which is why we need a real FS which we don't have.

To your point if we can't cover guys on a three step drop ... no amount of blitzing or pressure helps.

And we all know, bad pass defense = lots of points for opponents.


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Anyone else think it's time to bench Thompson as the KR and put Miles Austin in his place? I'm not saying Austin is Devin Hester, but he did have a return for a touchdown last year, and he seemed to get steadily better all last season. Thompson this year has struggled to consistently get the ball back to the 20.
The problem with our returns doesn't seem to be Thompson, but either the blocking or something fundamental in the way we set up our returns. Defenders are consistently getting an opportunity to make a play at the 15 yard line. You have to give the return man a little more time than that if you want an effective return.
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I'll admit Hatcher is starting to come on as a player. Right now he's better than a bench player, but no better than a Kenyon Coleman. He's good for 1 or 2 plays a game where we actually see him in the picture. Hopefully there is more good things to come. I loved his promise as a rookie even though I thought he was taken slightly high.

I do like Canty. He's a keeper. He's shown a lot of growth since he was drafted. Strength wise especially.

I do have EXTREMELY high hopes for Tank Johnson being our answer at NT.

However, Spears is just a decent run stopper. We could do worse, but it's safe to say he won't ever live up to his first round billing. He would've been fair value as a 4th rounder.

What I'm really hoping is that Tank's addition will help the play of our DEs.

I've said all along that NT was our weakest position and we needed an impact player there. Everything in the front 7 revolves around what he's able to do. Ratliff has been valiant, but he's nothing more than a stop gap player at the position. I really would rather see him attacking from the DE position.
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The problem with our returns doesn't seem to be Thompson, but either the blocking or something fundamental in the way we set up our returns. Defenders are consistently getting an opportunity to make a play at the 15 yard line. You have to give the return man a little more time than that if you want an effective return.
Actually I think it's more on Thompson and his lack of vision (both returning and rushing) because there seems to always be a crease he just never finds it.
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I'll admit Hatcher is starting to come on as a player. Right now he's better than a bench player, but no better than a Kenyon Coleman. He's good for 1 or 2 plays a game where we actually see him in the picture. Hopefully there is more good things to come. I loved his promise as a rookie even though I thought he was taken slightly high.

I do like Canty. He's a keeper. He's shown a lot of growth since he was drafted. Strength wise especially.

I do have EXTREMELY high hopes for Tank Johnson being our answer at NT.

However, Spears is just a decent run stopper. We could do worse, but it's safe to say he won't ever live up to his first round billing. He would've been fair value as a 4th rounder.

What I'm really hoping is that Tank's addition will help the play of our DEs.

I've said all along that NT was our weakest position and we needed an impact player there. Everything in the front 7 revolves around what he's able to do. Ratliff has been valiant, but he's nothing more than a stop gap player at the position. I really would rather see him attacking from the DE position.
Imagine our front seven as:

Ware -- James -- Ayodele -- Spencer
..... Canty .... Tank .... Ratliff

and

..... Carpenter--- James --- Ayodele
Ware .... Tank .... Ratliff .... Ellis

I love it!
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Imagine our front seven as:

Ware -- James -- Ayodele -- Spencer
..... Canty .... Tank .... Ratliff

and

..... Ware --- James --- Ayodele
Canty .... Tank .... Ratliff .... Ellis

I love it!
Personally 4-3 ................

Ware/Burnett/Carpenter
Hatcher/Tank/Ratliff/Ellis
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