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Bruce Thornton-The worst Pick in NFLhistory..

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Badattitude, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. genghiskhan

    genghiskhan Member

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    God this used to be a really good board, and it started to go downhill about 2 months ago, maybe a little before that. I had some hope that the new board may weed out some of the troll posters who might not bother to re-register. Unfortunately, as evidenced by the moron, yes I said it, MORON, that started this thread, not much has changed. It's sad because I used to love this place, and I wish they would ban guys just for being bad posters.

    If you don't like the pick, fine. I'm not in love with it either. But have some substance to your post, not just ridiculous, desperate yelling, hand-wringing and hyperbole.

    I'm sick to death of it quite honestly. This board (thecowboys.net inclusive) didn't used to have a lot of people like this.
  2. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Goose had him ranked as a Top 125 player, and the Cowboys drafted him at 121.

    If you don't trust and/or respect Goose's opinion, you really don't follow the draft very much.
  3. walrus

    walrus Member

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    I haveno problem with the first two picks, just the 3rd and 4th. If JJ is saying the LA is staying in Dallas this year, why not draft a CB in the 3rd instead. Look at the picks in the 3rd round after our pick and before our 4th - there were a lot better CB then Thornton and we could probably still get a good OL in the 4th (Stacy Andrews was drafted after our 4th pick. Dallas reached for players in the 3rd and 4th.
  4. genghiskhan

    genghiskhan Member

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    I feel similar to how you do. Thank you for an intelligent and thought out post on the matter. I wish more people would post in this manner. :)

    They do seem like reaches, but that doesn't mean they won't pan out. Hopefully they do, especially the 3rd rounder. I don't put a whole lot of stock in the 4th round, so I'm not too worried about him because it's hit or miss anyway.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Heck I thought the worst pick was (take your choice):


    Kendall Watkins
    Shane Hannah
    Quincy Carter
    Tony Dixon
  6. genghiskhan

    genghiskhan Member

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    If you are talking just Cowboys picks, then Watkins and Hannah were definitely worse picks.

    Overall in the NFL history, which is what the original poster is suggesting, Mandarich may have been the worst ever. A reach in the 4th round just does not compare to a first round bust. Blair Thomas would have to be up there, too. Akili Smith also. There are a ton of worse picks than Thornton. That much is certain.
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    I'm with you.

    I would really like us to take a chance on Hilton and we still may.

    These guys have been at this for months and have contacts everywhere.

    Do you guys think they even give a shat what Kiper says. He's a talking head! I like him but he's hardly of use in actually picking someone.

    This guy might be the next Everson Walls. Or a bust. Give the guy and management a chance.

    Damn.
  8. HTownCowboysFan

    HTownCowboysFan New Member

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    I agree. That's one of the main reasons that I rarely post here any longer.

    This board is still full of great, longtime posters. It is, however, full on nonsense posters as well.

    As I said a few months back, I am just thankful as hell that JJ and The Tuna are running this team--and not some of these board members.
  9. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    Will Bruce Thornton get #77?
  10. jac9k

    jac9k New Member

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    interesting.

    I re-read my post several times and could not find
    were I called Parcells stupid.

    But I have an idea who is stupid.

    jac
  11. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    well, as long as you have that you should be ok.
  12. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    kiper is an overrated idiot.
  13. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    last year it became painfully obvious we needed more Oline depth. nothing wrong drafting for that.
  14. Badattitude

    Badattitude Benched

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    If you dont lie ppls opinoins dont read them ...or leave...
    bye..
  15. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Kiper is wrong all the time, nobody is perfect.

    1996 Kavika Pittman R.7.9 Kiper rated him as the 117th best player overall. Predicted him to be drafted in the middle of the third round by Miami.
    Dallas took him at #37 Kiper wasn't as bad, but he was still rated too high.

    1999 Ebenezer Ekuban R.9.1 Kiper rated him as the 18th best player overall, the #1 DE and predicted him to be drafted with the 18th pick by Oakland.
    Dallas took him at #20 Kiper thought just as highly on him and was wrong.

    I don't have the info on Shante Carver but I believe Kiper thought he was a second round pick. Still would have been too high for that complete bust.
  16. Jimz31

    Jimz31 The Sarcastic One

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    Badattitude, why don't you just chill?

    Why not see how they pan out before you go postal?

    THere's always SOMEBODY out there that thinks they can do better. :rolleyes:
  17. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I feel better knowing that both Gosselin and Gil Brandt think he was a good pick.
  18. genghiskhan

    genghiskhan Member

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    I believe the words you are searching for are: "Don't...like...people's or purple's, I can't tell which...onions or opinions, it could be either one...don't (again, which makes me wonder if it was a typo or just ignorance)...

    So I should leave if I don't like people's opinions, or I should leave if I don't like purple onions. It's quite a dilemma, since I like people's opinions, but I don't like purple onions. Then again, I happen to like the opinions of purple people's onions, so maybe I'm safe after all.

    Thanks for giving me something to contemplate.
  19. jdnalls

    jdnalls New Member

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    Especially considering that Miami got Poole in the 4th and he is a far superior CB.
  20. ArkCowboy

    ArkCowboy New Member

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    can you say goodrich? good! i knew you could!
    can you say dixon? see a pattern here? bad!!

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