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by SportsDayDFW 1/15/2013 10:07:44 PM
I'm here. Let's go.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:00:39 PM
The way Monte Kiffin designed it when he was at Nebraska was designed specifically to stop the option. Watching poor DeMarcus Ware trying to figure out what was going on, and with only one arm, was just pitiful. I'd expect he'll have a much easier time of it in the new system. But the beauty of the option is that it's a read play. Even the Redskins don't know what they're going to do with the ball ahead of time. It'll still be difficult, especially against a player as talented as RG3.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:02:26 PM
Brady, like Tony Romo, is pretty good at stepping up in the pocket or squeezing out to extend the play, but you're right, he has a great offensive line to work with. For all that Peyton Manning did for the Broncos this year, look what happened on the play that beat them. He rolls from the pressure, throws back against the grain and gets intercepted. Those are the kinds of things that happen when you get pressure on a QB. Romo gets them more than most. I'd like to see Romo behind a really good OL. Might be interesting. Of course, he'd probably to play until he's 40 to see that with the Cowboys.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:04:46 PM
The worse your OL, the more you need a guy who can break tackles. A breakaway threat is no good if he can't clear the line of scrimmage. The Cowboys don't have that type in their stable right now, but there's always guys like that you can add in the later rounds of the draft or even free agency.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:06:02 PM
I'm not sure any of them distinguished themselves, although you have to give them the same caveat you do Romo and Murray. Not a lot to do behind that OL. They could bring them back, as they have in the past for some, but I'm not sure it's necessary.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:07:12 PM
Zimmer's a tough guy who runs a pretty good defense, but I'm not sure that makes him a great head coach. Two different animals. I'm not hearing his name come up for a lot of other head coaching jobs, so that's probably not a recommendation, either.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:08:12 PM
You're getting two for the price of one.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:08:36 PM
I don't understand the need to fire his brother. It's like the firing of Skip Peete. We're really going to blame the lack of a running game on the running backs coach? C'mon. Jerry's not trying to get Jason to quit. He likes him. He still thinks he can be a great head coach. He thinks Jason is his Tom Landry. But his faith is beginning to waver. Ultimately, Jerry doesn't believe in much other than making money. He'll sacrifice Jason at some point, if he doesn't win. But not now.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:10:44 PM
The question is, would Cowher or Gruden really come here? Cowher: no. Gruden: Probably not. Both are very strong-minded guys who have their pick of any job they want. They like broadcasting because it's easy, but both probably want to get back in it. They're not going to go somewhere where the GM hires and fires the assistants. Parcells did, but he was at the end of his career, and he negotiated some things with Jerry ahead of time. Jerry didn't like that arrangement much. Doubt he'd do it again.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:12:37 PM
When you hit the panic button in football, it's always the quarterback who's ejected. It's just not that simple.
by Kevin Sherrington 1/16/2013 5:13:16 PM