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Anyone know what kinda fine Spears is looking at?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jksmith269, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    Wasn't spears told if he reported over weight he could be fined by the team? In the report last night he said he was over the limit that BP told him to be at so does this mean he could be fined if so what kinda fine $$$ is he looking at?
  2. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    The dude hasn't signed yet, so technically hes not a cowboy and cant be late, can he. I dunno, haven't heard anything on the subject, just my initial thoughts were wow, he signed, then I started thinking about it.
  3. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    Who said he was overweight? I had not heard it.
  4. JDSmith

    JDSmith Active Member

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    He had already dropped the weight by the time the second minicamp rolled around. Or at least he'd dropped most of it. I'd be surprised if he's over the limit at this point.
  5. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    No one said anything about being late if anything he's early. I was talking about weight

  6. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    Wonder what BP charges per pound, bet its more than Kobe beef.
  7. JDSmith

    JDSmith Active Member

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    It's interesting that he has actually put weight back on since the second minicamp. The fact that he lost it and said he felt sluggish and weak at that weight gives credence to his argument. If he hadn't lost it at all it might be argued that he was simply being lazy, but that's clearly not the case here.
  8. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    On the other hand, a guy his size can lose 10-15 pounds in water weight. Couple hours in a sauna would do it. So maybe he didnt really lose the weight originally?
  9. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    For the kid's sake, I hope that's NOT the case.

    If he was simply unable to make the projected weight, maybe Tuna will go easy on him.

    If he did make it, then deliberately regained it WITHOUT talking with Bill or Jurasyk about feeling tired/weak, and didn't get their permission....

    he's dogmeat. ;)

    Like every other player, his body is no longer his own.

    It's the property of the Dallas Cowboys as represented by Bill Parcells,
  10. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    He had the same trouble at LSU. He could not step away from the buffet. He does not play as well at 305 as he does at 295.

    Add the fact that he decided to add the weight and then try to talk to Parcells about it sounds strange. He should have told them that up front. My guess is he gained the weight and then made up the story to try and cover himself. Parcells will not buy it.
  11. czmtzc

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    If I remember correctly the fine is mid 90s dollars per day per pound. So ten pounds over would be almost a thousand dollars per day.

    I also think that the this is a maximun fine as defined by the collective bargaining agreement.
  12. playit12

    playit12 New Member

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    He was asked to play with more speed at LSU. With the cowboys he'll be more responsible with managing opposing Tackles and Guards while collapsing the pocket and blocking running lanes. None of this requires as much speed as strength. I for one have no problem with him playing at a greater strength to speed ratio assuming our doctors deem that not to be an unacceptable injury risk.

    Of course other players, like Jackson in Greenbay, have played quite well with some extra "mass" on the line. This just gives them more leverage and makes them more difficult to move out of the run lanes. However I doubt Spears will be putting on that kind of weight.
  13. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Grady Jackson has already been cut a couple times because the extra weight he carries around tires him out by the 3rd quarter.
  14. Nors

    Nors Benched

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    Kinda like Burnett getting his hip operated on and not telling the team? ooops
  15. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    That operation was very minor. Just cleaning out some debris. No biggy.
  16. LSUAmy

    LSUAmy Marcus Spears' #1 Fan

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    Marcus isn't a liar... if he had trouble keeping the weight, he would have just said so.

    That being said, I think I would wait until he weighs in before you judge him. If he's one or two pounds over, IMO, that's not a big deal. Body weight fluctuates that much during the day. If we're talking up near 305, that would be a problem.
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    He's close to death.
  18. playit12

    playit12 New Member

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    And the defense absolutely could not stop the run while he was injured in the middle of the season last year. They were good before... and the game he came back they were good again...

    Seriously, he was one of the most underated players last year even when he was just 100% for 3 quarters. That's 3 more quarters of good defense then they had when he's not playing.

    Ultimately I'd like to see us rotate on the line anyway. I want to see 2 Big NTs, and at least 3 big DEs along with one or two pass rush specialist at DE. Of course a lot of teams would love that kind of depth.
  19. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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  20. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    Big Marcus is about to find out the difference between college and the NFL.


    Markus.....you're not in Kansas anymore LOL

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