Morris Claiborne is now a Dallas Cowboy!
I do not think this was a good pick. Claiborne may be a very good player, and if he helps the team win, great. But I still don’t think this was a good pick.
The key to the game today is not covering the receivers. It’s putting pressure on the quarterback. Pressure up the middle, so he can’t step up into the pocket. Pressure in his face, so he gets rattled.
Then, it doesn’t matter who the receivers or cornerbacks are. A quarterback cannot throw the ball when he’s buried in the dirt or scared out of his mind.
Dallas needs to rethink it’s defensive philosophy. Dump the 3-4, go back to the 4-3, draft or sign some linemen who can collapse the pocket and generate pressure. It’s not about sacks or interceptions. It’s all about pressure.
That’s how New York won the Super Bowl, twice, in the last five years, both times against the supposedly greatest quarterback of his generation. In the meantime, Dallas has won one wild card playoff game in the last fifteen years.
I do not think this was a good pick, because the focus is in the wrong place. You don’t beat a quarterback by covering his receivers. Give him enough time, and someone will get open. You beat a quarterback by putting pressure in his face, by hurrying him. And that’s something Dallas has not been able to do for a very long time. Because the defensive philosophy is simply wrongly conceived. Thank you, Bill Parcells.
Oh, and I might add that Deion Sanders did not win the Super Bowl. Larry Brown, the MVP, did. But neon Deion’s contract destroyed the team that Jimmy built. Thank you, Jerry Jones.
soothsayer wat are talkin about deion sanders was one of the reasons larry brown was good. Deion changed the balance of two teams.
WTH? Have you guys forgotten that the Boys were trying to Cruz, Hicks, D. Jackson, J.Macklin with a broke down T.Newman, A. Ball (yes, A. Ball) and Frank Walker. You can’t get pressure if your corners can stay with WRs. Now, the 4 corner on the team is Orlando S.
Plus, you got the best CB in the draft. Some would say the best defensive player in the draft.
it’s not the corners that help get the pressure, it’s the pressure that makes that helps the corners..Giants have two Superbowls in recent years with average corners and a great defensive line that gets constant pressure..
Don’t get me wrong, I like the player but this trade was a dumb move, this team isn’t one or two players away from contending for a Superbowl, it’s full of holes and stop gaps, it’s atleast 6 players away and where’s your pressure coming from, it’s not just about sacks, dallas had 42 sacks but one third of Wares sacks came against the Eagles and they lost both games badly….
I dont have a problem with the player. I dont like the fact that we gave up our 2nd round pick to move up for him. Maybe it will work out though. I hope so.
I don’t have a problem with the player either, and I hope he works out too. All I’m saying is that you don’t win a Super Bowl with a cover corner. You win it by putting pressure in the quarterback’s face. That’s where the focus on defense should be.
As far as Deion Sanders goes, no he didn’t make Larry Brown look good. Larry Brown made himself look good. He studied game film, learned the opposing quarterback’s tendencies, and put himself in position to make plays. Neil O’Donnel threw the ball right to him, because Larry Brown was in the right position on the field. Deion Sanders had nothing to do with that.
Besides, if Deion Sanders was so great, why, after the Super Bowl, did the Cowboys win only one playoff game with him? And why did at least 16 talented veterans, developed by Jimmy Johnson, flee in free agency? Oh, that was because Jerry Jones was paying neon Deion more than he was worth. It’s also why the Cowboys have only won one playoff game in the last 16 years since. Jerry Jones’s failed free agent signings, overpaying of unproductive players, disastrous trades, bad drafts, and general mismanagement have rendered the Cowboys a mediocre team. They’ve been .500 for over a decade. A cover corner isn’t going to change that.
What will change it though would be a different defensive philosophy. Focus on the front seven, preferably in a 4-3, and put pressure in the opposing quarterback’s face.
I hope Claiborne proves to be a great player for Dallas. I just don’t think he was the right pick, because the focus on defense in misplaced. We need linemen and linebackers who can generate pressure up the middle. That’s all I’m saying.
Soothsayer, The Cowboys did a terrible job of replacing impact players for that team in the draft. Remember Tony Dixon and Shante Carver. It’s so much hard to find DE’s that can rush the passer. Also, Deion hurt his toe and was never the same after that. Deion take away one side the field. Allow you to play your safety in the box, rush the QB or provide help to the outside the field. Look at the Jets right now. They have one of the worst pass rushing personnel in the NFL but they can get consist pressure b/c they have Revis on island.
I don’t want the Boys to trade Jenkins. I think you need 3 quality starting CBs in the NFL now.
RIP 2 da Salsa ,Carr & Claiborne YesSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Oh, Deion hurt his toe, and after that he couldn’t cover half the field, so that’s why the Cowboys won only one playoff game with him after the Super Bowl in 95-96. No, the real reason is that Jerry Jones way overpaid for him, and it cost the team talented and developed veterans, which were poorly replaced.
My thing is this. Everyone say it’s a quarterback’s league. It’s a passing game. So what you need is a quarterback and receivers on offense and cornerbacks on defense.
I don’t think that way. I think if it is a quarterback’s league, then the focus on defense should be putting pressure in his face. That comes from up the middle, so he can’t step into the pocket. He can elude pressure from the outside, any decent quarterback can do that. But pressure up the middle, in his face, that gets into even the best quarterback’s head.
I agree that a good cover corner is necessary in today’s NFL. I hope Claiborne proves to be one. But right now, he’s just a rookie who hasn’t even made it through training camp. We shall see though. We shall see.
I just think the focus on the defense is misplaced, mainly because I really don’t like the 3-4. Pressure in a 3-4 comes mainly from the outside, not from up the middle. The vast majority of Super Bowls have been won by teams that run a 4-3, and that’s a fact.
When was the last time the Jets won the Super Bowl? When was the last time the Jets have even been to a Super Bowl? Doesn’t seem to me that Revis is doing them much good on that island.
As far as I’m concerned, this is a dumb trade and pick, grta player but Dallas traded their first, second and a first round pick in Jenkins because he won’t be here next year, so basically it’s three players for Claimore..that’s dumb..
The defense has one pass rusher in Ware, that’s it, the Giants have four, there’s your problem folks, no pass rushers….and I could argue Jenkins was the cowboys third or fourth best player on defense last year after Ware, Lee and possibly Ratliff, so there were bigger problems on this defense than trading up and selecting Claimore when the Cowboys are NOT one or two players away from contending for a superbowl
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