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All we've done is replace Hatcher

Discussion in 'Rant Zone' started by Parcells4Life, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    There isn't any question that we are a worse team now... The good news is, we weren't any good before... We have gotten younger and cheaper and this at least gives us a chance to rebuild this thing in 2-3 years without depending on washed up players. .

    Granted, this means we have to operate functionally as an organization for this plan to work, which seems unlikely... But at least this gives us a shot, even if it's a small one going forward... This team didn't have any chance previously
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  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    We may have done more than that we get a 27 year old player as opposed to a 31 year old player.
  3. TwentyOne

    TwentyOne Well-Known Member

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    Melton is 27. Hatcher 32.
    Hatcher had 1 good year, Melton is one of the best 3-Tech in the game.
    Melton played for Marinelli in Chicago where he went to the ProBowl.
    Melton comes at a bargain, Hatcher would have cost way too much.

    If not for his injury and for his off field incident we have the better player for way less money.
    First time in years this team made a good contract. I hope we stay this way in our approach of FA and the draft.
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  4. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Not really based on the euphoria surrounding the Melton signing . We picked up a guy coming off a major injury that has never reached the production level of Hatcher (a JAG except for his contract year). Some goobers keep claiming that the salary cap is fiction and does not effect which players we retain or sign. The ineptitude of the Jerry Jones the GM is continually written off here. Common sense is not that common at the Zone.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I like Hatcher but he had 1 good year beyond that what did he do? Melton is younger and has already made the pro bowl within his first 4 years. As for the injury a lot of players go through ACL and make recoveries. He has been working in rehab and should be ready to go for camp.
  6. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Best in the game? Really? Good grief. I am glad we signed a body. We had to get someone, but to pretend he is the best DT in the NFL is a gigantic reach.
  7. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how many of our player would have made the Pro Bowl with better coaching. Imagine if we had Marinelli the past 6 years.
  8. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping Barr falls to us.
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know I guess we could play the guessing game all day and not know but the fact is Melton is not some Jag he is a pro bowl caliber player who has produced early in his career, he is 27 not 31 as Hatcher is who really did not do much and was not even a starter for much of the time. He played under BP and Wade Phillips and while Wade may not be a great HC he is one of the more respected defensive coaches in the league. I don't get where Melton has not reached the level of Hatcher because again outside of last season Hatcher numbers were not great.
  10. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    To be continued in the rant zone
  11. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    I admit I have not seen a ton of Melton, but his stats are very pedestrian. Yes he is younger than Hatcher, which is good, but we still have major cap issues and the escalations in his contract most likely make him a one year rental.
    It is not a horrible signing, but people are acting like he is stud. He is just a guy that played OK under Marinelli in Chicago. Career highs of 6 sacks and 44 tackles are not overly impressive considering the coaching he received. Again we needed bodies, but he is not going to light the world on fire just because he has a star on his helmet.
  12. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    With no cap money and free agency consisting of basically players the former team didnt want or couldnt afford, were you expecting the recreation of Doomsday?
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    we don't know that, if he plays great then sorry i don't mind paying for a top player, if he fails we walk away no loss. I don't see the downside to this at all, Dallas has an option and it is up to Melton to produce at a Pro Bowl level as he has before. He gets to do it with his old DC in a system he knows very well. What if we kept Hatcher and he resorted back to his play prior to last year? He is 31 had had 1 good season and people act as if we lost the defensive stud. Hatcher is a good guy I like him but in all his years he has done little yet now we get a guy who in his 1st contract he makes the Pro Bowl yet he is a jag? lol
  14. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I think if the value is there, taking a corner later in the draft is not a bad move at all.
  15. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Can you not read? He didn't say the best.
  16. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    You literally described free agency for every team. Every player is either a guy that wasn't wanted anymore or was unaffordable.

    Your statement of "no cap money" is also patently false.
  17. Next Years Champ

    Next Years Champ Active Member

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    He also was injured his senior year in college, too.

    Or are you already counting that?

    I love the guy..

    ..best LBer since Leroy Jordan.

    But they have to help him cut down on his snaps or something.

    We need him to get to the playoffs if there is any chance of that this year.

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