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All BPA, per Ireland on the Ticket

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Word Mofo, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    oh, this isn't bashing, ad. i have no love for bp, no. and i've said (which you choose to ignore) that i'm not bashing fas as that's not fair - but look at him and the bavaro comparisons and look at how much bill has gone out of his way to get older BP players he's familiar with.

    maybe it's just coincidence, sure. or maybe it's an unhealthy facination with the past bp can't let go of.

    and thanks for the reminder - all teams have (3) starting TE's on the team. i tend to forget that need of ours we've been overlooking for years.
  2. Pokes28

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    The thing is that some of you don't consider that a very large number of players simply aren't on Dallas' draft board. I think Jean-Gilles is most likely one of those guys that wouldn't ever be drafted by Dallas. It is possible that there are similar things for some of the other players.

    I love the Bobby Carpenter pick. I think he's a much better fit for our needs than Lawson. But just like last year, we'll just have to see.

    And the drafting of Carpenter in no way makes the Cowboy's signings busts thus far. This team uses 4 LBs. That means we will most likely have a couple injuries to deal with throughout the season. A 3-4 sucks if you don't have the LBs to play it.

    David Harrell - Pokes
    dwh
  3. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    That's cool but most if not all coaches look for players they are familiar with. Like it or not but BP's system is what made him successful and that is the formula we are going with. We are tied to his hip for good, bad, or indifference.

    I am hoping for the good and so far he has transformed this team into one in his image, now I hope that his formula can be successful in this day and age. It should be fun watching.
  4. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    except i don't see us going by the formula in as much his older players. use that formula on young guys and let's build out for the long haul - not load up on 2-3 year players and make a quick run.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Jennings was taken one spot ahead of Fasano.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    According to JJ that is the plan. Polite and the FB position will probably be a thing of the past.

    Fasano > Polite
  7. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Actually JJ said that going to a 2 TE set that we needed 3 good TE's. Don't know anything about a tired song but this guy will help our offense much more than Polite did.
  8. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    If Bill is right about Fasano being a clone of Bavaro, what the heck is wrong with that? Bavaro is a legend in giant land.
  9. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a number of people over the years where the plate fatigues and eventually fractures - it is usually not that big of a deal in and of itself. The plate is usually just there to provide mechanical strength until bony fusion occurs.

    I don't know why Fasano needed the surgery - I might be able to comment more if I knew.

    The other thing about fusions is they create excess mobility on either side of the fusion and this tends to lead to early degeneration of these joints. To act as though this should not be a cause for concern is to be blindly optimistic.
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    PFW has a three teir medical risk warning. One X for a minor medical problem, TWO Xs, Three Xs for major medical problem. Fasano only got one X. I would like to find out more about his problem though.
  11. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    he has screwsplates in his spinal cord, i think is what i've heard.
  12. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Actually, his mom was of Italian ancestry, so obviously this Fasano pick was in honor of her like the Sean Ryan pick was in honor of his dad a few years go. :rolleyes:

    What I hope is that Bill is on speaking terms with Charlie Weis again, and got a scoop on this kid that other teams didn't.

    One of the advantages of having a far seeded coaching tree is the information relay. Hopefully, Weis plugged Fasano as a a smart gutsy player who 'got' the pro-style offense Charlie ran at Notre Dame.

    Anyone who saw the upsurge in that ND O last year was impressed..Fasano was part of it and that speaks to his pro readiness.

    This guy ain't replacing Jason and no way do I see his pick as any ulterior motive on Jerry's part to play hard ball with Witten come contract time(s). But his presence may finally enable the offensive design Bill wants.

    The Fasano pick seems to meet the criteria of both value and need.

    The health issue is a valid concern, but hard to find fault with the pick as a potential Jacob Rogers clone.
  13. Rockytop6

    Rockytop6 Well-Known Member

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    What would anybody expect Ireland to say? Do you think Ireland would tell all the media people, "There were better players on the board when we picked these guys!"
  14. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, we will have to give this draft time. Going by Ireland's brief draft history of one year, he is AWESOME! Therefore, I will judge this draft after training camp and pre-season games before I suggest Mr. Ireland should be tested for any type of substance! :bang2:

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