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Thread: Watkins: The Cowboys donít have an elite receiver anymore. How much does that matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    None. The closest was NE at 41. And, they were the only team over 40.
    Yeah, but... There were no elite offenses last year... right...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    None. The closest was NE at 41. And, they were the only team over 40.
    Did this differentiate 25+ yards in air, or are 5-yard slants with YAC included in this tally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    None. The closest was NE at 41. And, they were the only team over 40.
    And they went to the Superbowl and would have won weíre it not for a miracle game from the Eagles and refs.

    There will be off games, of course, accounting for stats being below 48, and these are pass plays, period, the ball doesnít have to travel far.

    In 2016 the top three were Washington, Atlanta, and New England.

    If you build your team around the offense, then it had better be explosive and not rink-a-dink bullshit.

    Playoff defenses are a different challenge than in the regular season. Predictable, find the open WR offenses donít do well unless you also have a great defense.

    We donít.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdom View Post
    Did this differentiate 25+ yards in air, or are 5-yard slants with YAC included in this tally?
    No, that's just pass plays that resulted in 25+ yards gained. Pro Football Reference is good, but it doesn't let you dig that deep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravidubey View Post

    Playoff defenses are a different challenge than in the regular season. Predictable, find the open WR offenses don’t do well unless you also have a great defense.

    We don’t.
    So wait, throwing to the open receiver is now considered predictable? I mean doesn't that seem a little like common sense. Guy is open, get him the ball? So to be unpredictable you should throw the ball to the well covered guy? That may be unpredictable but it's also retarded.
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    It's pretty obvious that what we need to compete is a timing-based WCO that throws the ball to the well covered guy and gets AT LEAST three 25+ yard pass plays per game. Then, and only then will we be considered elite.

    How can you guys not see this?

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    Seeing as this season is pivotal for Garrett and Lenehan, do you guys have any faith that Linehan can come up with something new, creative and effective for Dak and this new crew of receivers and tight ends? It can't be the same old shit that its been these last 2 years. And it can't be just a one dimensional Zekefest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p1_ View Post
    Seeing as this season is pivotal for Garrett and Lenehan, do you guys have any faith that Linehan can come up with something new, creative and effective for Dak and this new crew of receivers and tight ends? It can't be the same old shit that its been these last 2 years. And it can't be just a one dimensional Zekefest.
    I'm guessing it will be much closer to what we saw in 2016 than what we saw in 2017. But if you're hoping for something drastically different than 2016 I doubt it. Of course if you combine the 2016 offense with the talent we now have on defense, you might actually have something. This defense in my opinion at least is much more talented than the one we saw in 2016.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
    So wait, throwing to the open receiver is now considered predictable? I mean doesn't that seem a little like common sense. Guy is open, get him the ball? So to be unpredictable you should throw the ball to the well covered guy? That may be unpredictable but it's also retarded.
    WRs who arenít dominant still get open all the time. So is the check down back. It doesnít mean you feed them the football.

    You get the ball to your playmakers, and yes, they will be covered. Hell, Antonio Brown is double-covered.

    Ben still throws him the ball. Dak canít do it. At least not yet. Heís Mr. Safe. Except when he tries to get the ball to covered playmakers. Thatís when he fucks up.

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    2014 & 2016 should be a model for this team.

    With an improved defense, this team has a chance with teh strong running game and hungry WRs stepping up and getting open.

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