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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketfuel View Post
    They updated it to over 400 injured now--in addition to the 50.
    Really?? Jesus. I wonder what it'll take for people to finally push for some control on these types of weapons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamba42 View Post
    Really?? Jesus. I wonder what it'll take for people to finally push for some control on these types of weapons...
    I felt nauseous watching the news. They showed near camera angles overview and that crowd looked massive. A lot of them really young--families... they keep coming up with new ways to hurt people--by bomb, plane, car, now on top of a casino hotel balcony. They couldn't really escape because semi automatic used fired too many bullets in rapid clip. They could only move when he exhausted his clip and switched weapons.

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    Mamba, btw, what's your take on this team. Are they a contender this year? They haven't quite put it together this year like last year and we're about to head into the teeth of our schedule.

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    I haven't posted in yrs but this team has me so frustrated right now. The Cowboys are in trouble. Garrett was outcoached by a 31 yr old coach... Since the Broncos game this team doesn't show any preparation and we don't make any adjustments. This team doesn't resemble last yrs team at all. The offensive line hasn't been good, Dak hasn't played bad but some of his throws have been erratic and he doesn't look as poised as last yr. It almost seems that whatever decent team we face has a gameplan to beat us they do and we do nothing to adjust to it. Bottom line is its bad coaching and this team seems to be distracted. I don't know what else to say about the Cowboys but it isn't looking good at all as it is still early but what gives me reason to think they will turn it around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiNgJaMeS315 View Post
    I haven't posted in yrs but this team has me so frustrated right now. The Cowboys are in trouble. Garrett was outcoached by a 31 yr old coach... Since the Broncos game this team doesn't show any preparation and we don't make any adjustments. This team doesn't resemble last yrs team at all. The offensive line hasn't been good, Dak hasn't played bad but some of his throws have been erratic and he doesn't look as poised as last yr. It almost seems that whatever decent team we face has a gameplan to beat us they do and we do nothing to adjust to it. Bottom line is its bad coaching and this team seems to be distracted. I don't know what else to say about the Cowboys but it isn't looking good at all as it is still early but what gives me reason to think they will turn it around?
    I don't know what to make of this team so far. I do feel like Ryan Switzer put us in a bind because we were going to win by a narrow margin and he just took away that margin with one boneheaded mistake. Sean McVeigh is a very good coach--I've seen every Ram game so far and some of the adjustments and plays he calls are very clever--like last week, he called a double slant that made it impossible for defenders to guard. That being said, I think teams recognize our weaknesses that were exposed in the playoffs, so the team has to impose it's style of play run hard, control the clock, smart passing off bootlegs and enough defensive plays for us to win. We have some weaknesses in personnel on the defensive side that can be pretty spotty on coverage--so in games where it's a shootout, it doesn't favor us. So far, we have one style of winning, but become vulnerable when we have to win in a different way. The Packers will be a real test because they play to our weaknesses.

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    I honestly cant agree more with you, swizters fumble really changed that game and your right we only have one style of winning.. Green Bay isn't that great to me but Aaron Rodgers is as we already know that makes it a test alone. This will truly be a test like you said, I think we find out just what this team is after this game. Im with you right now I don't really know what to make of this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiNgJaMeS315 View Post
    I honestly cant agree more with you, swizters fumble really changed that game and your right we only have one style of winning.. Green Bay isn't that great to me but Aaron Rodgers is as we already know that makes it a test alone. This will truly be a test like you said, I think we find out just what this team is after this game. Im with you right now I don't really know what to make of this team.
    I think if Switzer didn't fumble that ball, we would all be feeling differently right now. We would have felt like momentum was with us going into the Packers game. I've watched the Rams games and I knew they would come on strong in the 2nd half. Sean McVeigh is really good at calling plays and making adjustments, plus that young team seems to find it's stride as the game goes on. If we were up by several touchdowns like we were, it would have forced the Rams to play a little bit more desperately and they wouldn't have been able to go with the balanced attack of Gurley....plus, it would allow our pass rushers to key in on rushing instead of having to defend all sorts of combinations. It's kind of like boxing...there are heavyweights that usually bulldoze through opponents, but they might face an opponent that happens to hit at their particular weakness. The Packers test our weakness and I think we should keep away from a shootout. Control the clock, keep Rodgers off the field. They will probably try to stack the box, so it would probably be wise to throw to Zeke alot. We had a lot of success early by mixing in a lot of passing. The game plan was working until that Switzer thing...we fought back, but you could definitely feel that we weren't dominating like in the first quarter or so.

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    By the way, I don't think we have the personnel on defense to play any other way. So, we're going to have to dictate it with this run it down your throat, control the clock style. And wait till the offseason to address that defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketfuel View Post
    Mamba, btw, what's your take on this team. Are they a contender this year? They haven't quite put it together this year like last year and we're about to head into the teeth of our schedule.
    Well it's only 4 games in and we are 2-2, so it's not like we are in terrible shape right now. We could easily be 3-1 without that Switzer fumble. I still think we are a formidable playoff team and fringe super bowl contender. We definitely have some issues, though. Our defense is our biggest issue, we need Sean Lee back out there and we need to get Awuzie healthy. I think we've got to move Heath to a backup and play Woods as the starter too, he is better.

    Dak does look less composed than last year. I don't really know why that is. I mean, I do think that some overhyped him a bit in here last season and wanted to ignore some of his deficiencies (like slow starts and inaccurate passes) because others were arguing that Romo should have been playing. Either way, he needs to improve on his accuracy now. He is targeting Dez, but he isn't throwing him accurate passes half the time so it doesn't help anything. We also need to get Beasley involved again. He is a big time player in our offense because he keeps us ahead of the chains sometimes on early downs and is really good on third downs. We haven't utilized him very well yet and that needs to change.

    Quote Originally Posted by KiNgJaMeS315 View Post
    I honestly cant agree more with you, swizters fumble really changed that game and your right we only have one style of winning.. Green Bay isn't that great to me but Aaron Rodgers is as we already know that makes it a test alone. This will truly be a test like you said, I think we find out just what this team is after this game. Im with you right now I don't really know what to make of this team.
    We will right the ship I hope. I'm not overly confident in Jason Garrett and I also think Linehan has taken a big step backwards in playcalling for whatever reason this year. We need both of them to be better and maybe more aggressive.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocketfuel View Post
    By the way, I don't think we have the personnel on defense to play any other way. So, we're going to have to dictate it with this run it down your throat, control the clock style. And wait till the offseason to address that defense.
    Yep, we've got to establish the run so that we can give our defense the rest it needs. We did that well in the first half of the game but for some reason we abandoned the run in the second half and then proceeded to leave our defense on the field much more than they needed to be.

    We really can't reiterate how bad that Switzer fumble was though. We likely would have gone up 24-6 had he not fumbled the ball (not guaranteed, but we were rolling then). That is very different than 17-13. If we go up 18 points then they have to more or less abandon the run and our defense would have been able to focus only on the pass and their play action would have been mitigated. The team needs to be more focused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamba42 View Post
    Well it's only 4 games in and we are 2-2, so it's not like we are in terrible shape right now. We could easily be 3-1 without that Switzer fumble. I still think we are a formidable playoff team and fringe super bowl contender. We definitely have some issues, though. Our defense is our biggest issue, we need Sean Lee back out there and we need to get Awuzie healthy. I think we've got to move Heath to a backup and play Woods as the starter too, he is better.

    Dak does look less composed than last year. I don't really know why that is. I mean, I do think that some overhyped him a bit in here last season and wanted to ignore some of his deficiencies (like slow starts and inaccurate passes) because others were arguing that Romo should have been playing. Either way, he needs to improve on his accuracy now. He is targeting Dez, but he isn't throwing him accurate passes half the time so it doesn't help anything. We also need to get Beasley involved again. He is a big time player in our offense because he keeps us ahead of the chains sometimes on early downs and is really good on third downs. We haven't utilized him very well yet and that needs to change.



    We will right the ship I hope. I'm not overly confident in Jason Garrett and I also think Linehan has taken a big step backwards in playcalling for whatever reason this year. We need both of them to be better and maybe more aggressive.



    Yep, we've got to establish the run so that we can give our defense the rest it needs. We did that well in the first half of the game but for some reason we abandoned the run in the second half and then proceeded to leave our defense on the field much more than they needed to be.

    We really can't reiterate how bad that Switzer fumble was though. We likely would have gone up 24-6 had he not fumbled the ball (not guaranteed, but we were rolling then). That is very different than 17-13. If we go up 18 points then they have to more or less abandon the run and our defense would have been able to focus only on the pass and their play action would have been mitigated. The team needs to be more focused.
    There's an ebb and flow to every game.... An offense most likely won't be able to be rolling all 4 quarters, which is why that Switzer thing was such a blow. When you're going against a talented team on both sides on the ball, the margin for error is smaller. We were to the point of demoralizing them....you could see it in their eyes, the frustration. They probably were going to play a little bit more desperate and force things, maybe get out of their lanes and maybe make mistakes. That Switzer thing seem to energize them and make them feel like they were back in the game. And, it was an unforced stupid error...not even one that needed to be made. You catch that in traffic like that, bad things are going to happen. He's not Deion Sanders and Deion probably wouldn't risk that. Plus, I think the Rams coaching staff kind of figured us out as the game went on. The Cowboys were putting them on their heels in the beginning and then they started to work on our weaknesses. An opponent like this, when you have them down, you knock them out...don't let them get back in it to bite you. Wade Phillips and Sean McVeigh are too smart...and they have some very athletic guys on both sides of the ball. We're top heavy--all our stars on offense.

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    The points they scored after the Switzer fumble were the difference in the game. This defense isn't good enough to overcome mistakes like that. Switzer wasn't the only reason for the loss but his bone headed decision really put his team in a bind. If I were the coach he'd be on a very short leash. Also this team's needs to seriously consider drafting by a RT so that Collins can be moved back to Guard.

    It's still early and A LOT can change. It I have a feeling we are in for a very long season. Starting with Rodgers who has to be licking his his chops at the thought of throwing against the Cowboys secondary. Speaking of the secondary, Heath SUCKS! Hopefully it won't take them too much longer to realize that Woods should be starting over him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.B View Post
    The points they scored after the Switzer fumble were the difference in the game. This defense isn't good enough to overcome mistakes like that. Switzer wasn't the only reason for the loss but his bone headed decision really put his team in a bind. If I were the coach he'd be on a very short leash. Also this team's needs to seriously consider drafting by a RT so that Collins can be moved back to Guard.

    It's still early and A LOT can change. It I have a feeling we are in for a very long season. Starting with Rodgers who has to be licking his his chops at the thought of throwing against the Cowboys secondary. Speaking of the secondary, Heath SUCKS! Hopefully it won't take them too much longer to realize that Woods should be starting over him.
    It would even be hard for the Patriots to overcome a gift 7. That's why Bellichek does not tolerate bonehead players. It was just demoralizing because our offense and defense were working so hard and succeeding on that game plan to be up by two touchdowns (probably going on for more). It was after that, that Sean McVeigh and Wade Phillips started to be more aggressive with their playcalling. Yeah, our defense is a limit the damage defense...it does not have the personnel to handle high octane offenses in wide exposure.... if you ask them to work their butts off, they will, but there's not enough talent there to be shut down for an extended time. I wish we could just clone DeMarcus Lawrence, Sean Lee and Byron Jones and just have them fill most of the positions. We're all diehard Cowboy fans here, so we'll still be in here even if they don't have quite the season they did last year.

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