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Battle for backup QB not important

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Galian Beast, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I think Romo who is more experienced will probably win the backup job, but if Bledsoe were to go down for the season very early, we'd probably use Henson, and if we were already qualified for the playoffs we'd probably use henson too.

    Fact is Bledsoe is extremely durable, and the only thing Romo will be doing is coming in as the most prepared and qualified backup.
  2. aikemirv

    aikemirv Well-Known Member

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    It is important if you feel the need to say "I TOLD YOU SO"!!!
  3. Mike 1967

    Mike 1967 New Member

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    I think Brady would disagree with your assesment on durability.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Look at the mans history he has not missed much time in the NFL, Bledsoe has shown himself to be very durable
  5. Mike 1967

    Mike 1967 New Member

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    I am looking at history.

    Brady is starting in NE. Brady got the job in NE because Bledsoe went down. Brady was an uknown late round draft pick that made it big.

    So the guy above makes the argument that Romo will definitely only be a backup because Bledsoe is SOOOOO durable.

    But I make the argument that if it happenned once, it can happen again.
  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I was just saying what is the truth and that is Bledsoe is durable I said nothing about Tony Romo and why he is currently the #2 QB. Romo is the #2 because thus far he has earned it. Your last comment I would agree Bledsoe like any QB could get injured hopefully he doesn't
  7. Mike 1967

    Mike 1967 New Member

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    And I was just saying what is the truth.

    Bledsoe went down in the past and the backup got his job. So that backup was pretty important to the equation that year.....and every year since.

    You seem to be confused on the context of my original post, that you replied to. If you want to understand the context then I recommend that you read the post I was replying to. The original context for the content in my reply is established off of the post that I was replying to....not off anything that you may have stated following it.

    Capishe ?
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Mike I was not looking to offend you in any way, you seem to get riled very easy so I'll try to avoid conversing with you in the future.
  9. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    So the context of the content of the post of the third part is contingent upon the context of the content of the post of the second part. And said context of the content of the post of the second part is contingent upon the context of the content of the post of the first part. And as such all other statements made by anyone in regards to any of the post of the first, second or third part are not relevant to the context and content of any of the said post of the third, second or first part as relates to this post in which he is explaining the relationships of the various post....I think...I have a headache :bang2:
  10. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a Snoop Dog commercial.
  11. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    As much as people want to hate on Bledsoe. He beat the Steelers in the AFC championsihp game that year. So he can win big games. And if it wasnt for Desmond Howard, id be pretty sure that Bledsoe would have a ring too.
  12. Mike 1967

    Mike 1967 New Member

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    Thanks

    Because quite honestly my perception has been that you are looking for every opportunity to argue with me.

    I have no problem with someone disagreeing with me...but I don't like it when I get taken out of context in the process.
  13. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I watched that game. I did not feel as if Bledsoe performed overly well in that game but that is just my opinion.
  14. kartr

    kartr New Member

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    Makes no difference whether he's durable or not. If he's healthy, he won't take you to the playoffs, if he's not you still wont go with his backups.
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I was not trying to offened and I don't look to create arguments with folks around here nor do I troll after a particular individual. I may not agree with you on some things and not shy about stating my opinions.
  16. Mike 1967

    Mike 1967 New Member

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    I can't speak for the other Bledsoe critics...but I will respond to this from own vantage point.

    I am definitely in the critics camp at this point.

    But my criticism has nothing to do with Bledsoe's past performance. There have been many instances where this has been brought up in response to some of my own past posts as a counter point to my criticism.

    But the fact is that criticism of his performance today has very little in respect to his ability in past years.

    That would be like saying that it is not fair to criticize Jerry Rice making the 1st team for the Broncos this year because he is a hall of fame WR.

    By that logic...lets bring back Aikman or Roger.

    We all know that age impacts ability. So I cannot figure out why this point keeps being made as a counterpoint to Bledsoe's performance today.
  17. Mike 1967

    Mike 1967 New Member

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    Sounds like you are trying to make this more confusing than it is.

    If you want to understand the context of a counterpoint, does it not make sense that you would also have to understand the original context of the point that was being debated ?
  18. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have seen Bledsoe play and I know he is capiable of putting together a good season, I don't know if he will or won't in Dallas that is why we play the games. As far as going to the playoffs that again is a team accomplishment not an individual one, if this team makes it to the playoffs which I feel they have a legit chance at it will be because this team played good football just as they did in 2003 where we lacked a hell of a lot on the offensive side of the ball including the player your are constantly drooling over.
  19. Gordon

    Gordon New Member

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    The only time Bledsoe got hurt was when he left the pocket and decided to do a little running, and took on the LB rather than stepping out of bounds. I'm sure he'll slide or step out if that situation arises in the future.
  20. Mike 1967

    Mike 1967 New Member

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    It is a fact that at some point Bledsoe's ability, due to aging, will erode to the point that he is not longer effective.

    That is a FACT.

    Now the question is when will this happen. And..is it already happenning now.

    With this FACT in mind. It is not a sound argument to say that because a player was successful in the past he will be succesful in the future.

    It is logical to state that you believe that he might be good because of performance in the past.

    But it is also logical to say that you expect a players performance to fall off after a certain age frame is met.

    And in this type of situation (expected performance of an aging player) it is also logical to put the most weight on the most recent performances. Specfically, performance over the last 3 years would be weighed heavier than performance 7-10 years age.

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