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Bandwagon fans giving up on Bledsoe...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by SloppyOctopuss, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. SloppyOctopuss

    SloppyOctopuss New Member

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    Here are some facts for everybody trashing Bledsoe to consider:

    1) Jaguars were 12-4 last year (only lost to the colts at home).

    2) Seattle was beat soundly last year in Jax on opening day and Hassleback played bad.....guess what team went on to almost win the superbowl and which one was knocked out in the 1st round?

    3) Jake Plummer, Jake Delhomme, Eli Manning, Dante Culpepper...all looked atrocious or worse than Bledsoe yesterday....are they going to get benched?

    4) Despite oline/rushing struggles, Bledsoe was still only sacked twice yesterday.

    Big Deal....The Cowboys lost a game many hardcore nfl pundits expected them to. To a team that might be one of the best in the league (Personally I think they finally knock the colts off the AFC South this year). Let's not put all the blame on Bledsoe's shoulders, he could have done better but this was most certainly a wake up call and it came at the right time for this team. I look forward to seeing Drew bounce back this week and still have a big year!
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Great post.
  3. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    I'll be honest, I don't give a squat about anything you wrote. And to be sure I have supported Bledsoe strongly in the past.

    My concern is in the here and now, and what we have is a 34 year old QB who has gotten pummeled in his career.

    What other QBs did in the league this week doesn't matter. How good Jax is really doesn't matter, many of Beldsoe's throws were just flat out boneheaded. Houston would have picked them off. The lack of pressure on Drew is more of an indictment of him than anything else.

    I like Drew more than most here, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned about the atrocity he committed yesterday. That was a beyond terrible game, and pointing out 4 other QBs who didn't play well has nothing to do with anything.

    Drew's gotta lot to prove this coming week. Here's to hoping he does.
  4. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    we didn't really struggle running the football, and our pass-blocking wasn't that good, that the only 2 sacks allowed would lead you to believe, but great post nonetheless
  5. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Look for my post- 'dreamers still think Bledsoe can amount to something' coming soon to a message board near you.
  6. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    read mine, franchise QBs just don't fall into your lap, actually, that's it :D

    so until we find our franchise Qb, which takes time, y'all are going to have to shut up and take Bledsoe for what he is, cuz there aint much better out there
  7. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    What? Reason on the cowboyszone after a loss? :eek:
  8. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo

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    if it's authored by the same mind that came up with the username "JustSayNotoTO" - i'll be passing on it.

    and thanks for the advanced warning.
  9. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Read mine: "If We Would have Drafted a QB in every Draft for the Last 10 years maybe we would have gotten Lucky"
  10. SloppyOctopuss

    SloppyOctopuss New Member

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    You hit the nail on the head with the last sentence...yes Bledsoe is going to have to come up big this week to quell the flames.

    I'm not going to sit here and play the role of 'nothing was Bledsoe's fault', but it's foolish too look past some of the same issues from last season that reared their ugly head again yesterday:

    1) Missed field goals
    2) sporadic running game
    3) inconsistent play calling
    4) inability to create pressure defensively on a consistent basis

    I'm honestly more concerned about the defense right now than I am Bledsoe or the offense.
  11. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Yeah, because we are completely dissapointed with Bledsoe, a supposed "HOF QB", for sucking hardcore despite all the weapons a QB could ever want, we are bandwagon fans. Great logic :rolleyes:

    Just for the record, Eli Manning looked much better than Bledsoe yesterday.

    The Jaguars were 12-4 because they played creampuffs all year they had two quality wins all seaosn, and then lived off of beating on NFC West teams and scrubs of the AFC.

    Hasslebeck doesnt have a history of horrible decisions and zero pocket presence when under pressure
  12. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    I liked the post so I guess I give a squatt. No matter how Bledsoe performs this year what you said are facts.
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I'm still trying to figure out how not liking Bledsoe means someone is a "bandwagon" fan.
  14. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    you have a book out too? nice
  15. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    I find it absolutely hilarious that anyone who'd make a thread like this..

    http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61481

    ...has the nerve to sit at his keyboard and call someone else a "bandwagon fan". And your post was made before we even played a regular season game.

    Go crawl back into your hole.
  16. SloppyOctopuss

    SloppyOctopuss New Member

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    We got off to a 10 - 0 and then Parcells decided to play like...well Parcells. I have never been a fan of his, sure he has an impressive resume and a couple of world titles...but he's too old school and refuses to play anyway but tight/ball control type of games. Why did it take so long to find Glenn deep or TO for that TD?

    Eli Manning still lost, and was booed....in fact I was at a sports bar watching Tom Brady get booed at home when Buffalo was pounding them early on. Delhomme, Culpepper and Plummer are considered top flight QB's as well and they all were pathetic yesterday (or thursday in the case of culpepper).

    Hasslebach don't have a history of horrible desicions, what did he do in the superbowl?

    The point is all QB's have bad games....let's just hope that this was Bledsoe's worst as a Cowboy.
  17. Cochese

    Cochese Benched

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    Good call, I thought this guy started that thread, but you went one step further and actually dug it up. Should tell you what he knows about the QB position.
  18. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Oh, so it was Parcells that told Bledsoe to throw like crap? You should get on the horn, because this is breaking news.
  19. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    None of the issues you bring up are nearly as important as Bledsoe missing TO for a sure TD at the end of the 1st Q, or throwing a terrible pick at the end of the 1st half. Everything else would have fallen into place without those two events.

    The last minute drive attempt was beyond putrid too.

    I'm not laying it all on Bledsoe's feet - just most of it. Because a bunch of other circumstances never happen if Drew even plays average, which he did not.

    I'm honeslty most concerned with Bledsoe. If that is the level of play he is going to give, or even close to it, when the pressure is relatively benign, then our defense will spend the majority of the time on the field anyway, and are screwed.
  20. SloppyOctopuss

    SloppyOctopuss New Member

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    I stand by my statements...Parcells is the real guilty party and needs to be held accountable.

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