Dale Hansen Show - Monday Transcript
Transcript of Dale Hansen’s Opening Monologue from his show on the Ticket:
<I left out the non-Cowboy banter>
I watched the football game Saturday night as all good-time sportscasters do. But before we get into the real good stuff – and that is - why don’t they start Tony Romo? I just said, ‘AHH’….as soon as he came out and completed that first pass I went, ‘AHHHH’. I’m gonna get emails all week saying , ‘I’ve always said Romo was the guy! Romo’s a gunslinger. Bledsoe looked bad!’
I am so fed up with coaches who constantly say we’re playing to win - and every coach in the NFL does this. If that’s the case, why do they always have these truck drivers out there in fourth quarter?
Nothing that happened in Arizona matters!
Two years ago they were shut out in Arizona and they went 10-6.
I’m just amazed that anybody thinks that anything that happened in Arizona matters?
..second and third string guys!
If Parcells is so nervous that he won’t allow our TV cameras to shoot practice when their scrimmaging in California because he doesn’t want the other team to learn anything. What do you think he’s really gonna do when he’s going to play the Arizona Cardinals in the regular season this year when it matters. They’re not gonna show anything! They’re not gonna do anything!
Now, having said all that I thought Bledsoe looked average at best. Tony Romo looked a little bit better than average at best and that’s just about it. I thought Flozell Adams looked really bad at LT which I think you can start to make individual comparisons and you can start looking at individual match-ups and be somewhat concerned. But not much. Not much. It really doesn’t matter.
I’ve said this every year and I just can’t get away from it - It’s the biggest rip off in sports – NFL preseason games.
I find it just incredibly funny that Parcells is so paranoid - as he says - about any other teams learning something from practice so they’re gonna go out and play them in a game in a month or two – Oh Please!! – come on.
I’ve been somewhat criticized for this - I’m not bashing on Drew Bledsoe. I’m really not. But I don't understand why so many people are so excited about the signing of Drew Bledsoe. This is what I find bothersome from Bill Parcells - What happened to ‘You are what you are?’ Drew Bledsoe has been a so-so quarterback for several years. He gets sacked a 150 times. He holds onto the ball too long. He makes mistakes. I mean he’s got a nice arm. He whips it around the field pretty good.
But as Parcells has said, ‘I’ll coach that. I’ll coach him up?’
What do you mean you’re gonna coach him up? What happened to ‘You are what you are?’
I mean Bledsoe’s been a certain style of quarterback for many years in the NFL. Is he really going to change? Is he really going to change what we’ve seen from him?
Now, as I’ve told everybody that asked – and that seems to be the hot question of the month – Yeah, I think he’s better that Vinny Testaverde. I’m not sure how much better. I don’t know how much of a benefit there can be there. I think we saw a little bit of what I think is going to be a problem there - is that this football team can’t move very fast anywhere they go. Can they throw the ball to Jason Witten for some nice first downs? Yeah. Can they throw the ball to Keyshawn Johnson for some occasional first downs? Maybe? Terry Glenn? If he stays healthy. Julius Jones when he carries it a few more times? Maybe.
But I think this offense is gonna kind of be moving along in slow bits and pieces and that usually means trouble.
I'm taking a hell of a beating back here!
Last edited by Vman : 08-16-2005 at 12:57 AM.