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06 Aug 2010

Marcus Spears Out 4-6 Weeks

Well, if you're going to lose a starter, it might well be one of the below-average ones. Marcus Spears will miss 4-6 weeks after spraining his MCL. Could this be the opportunity former FO Top 25 Prospect Jason Hatcher needs to get into the starting lineup for good?

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 06 Aug 2010

5 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2010, 10:43pm by Tim Wilson

Comments

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by Tim Wilson :: Fri, 08/06/2010 - 10:37am

Hatcher is unfortunately playing with a hyperextended elbow right now, so he's not at 100%. He provides good depth for Dallas at DE, though. But beyond him, it's a wasteland. So they need to hope no one else goes down.

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by slipknottin :: Fri, 08/06/2010 - 1:22pm

What about Stephen Bowen? I thought he played pretty well in 09 when he was in games.

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by Tim Wilson :: Sun, 08/08/2010 - 10:42pm

Bowen's solid but usually plays the other side. I guess they could flip him without a problem though? Don't think there's anything unique about LE and RE in a 3-4.

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by Tim Wilson :: Sun, 08/08/2010 - 10:43pm

Bowen's solid but usually plays the other side. I guess they could flip him without a problem though? Don't think there's anything unique about LE and RE in a 3-4.

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by Temo :: Sat, 08/07/2010 - 4:50pm

Bowen's the better pass rusher, but I imagine Hatcher will get most of the 1st and 2nd down snaps.

Not a fan of Spears as a starter anyway.