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BTB: Mailbag: Bigger Reason For The Nwaneri Signing?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Mailbag: Bigger Reason For The Nwaneri Signing?


    We know the the O-line is getting better, that things with Zack Martin are heading in the right direction, but what, if any, is the true meaning on the Cowboys signing Uche Nwaneri? Can this possibly be tied into the legal dealings that Ronald Leary may soon be facing?

    Bryan: I don’t believe this is the case at all. From what I am hearing, Leary has been cleared and would not be suspended by the league. As far as the signing of Nwaneri, it just the front office’s way of finding a veteran player that has experience to play in the second half of these preseason games and allow guys like Brandon Weeden and these running backs to get work without having to perform behind a line that is made up of rookies and free agents. Those guys need to be evaluated as well. It’s a smart and necessary way to have a functioning offense in these games.

    Rowan: I don’t think so, but I think it is to provide insurance. The Cowboys don’t have much by way of backups on the offensive line. We tout the benefits of a young, talented offensive line in Dallas, but there really isn’t a whole lot of experience there. If anyone struggles or goes down, Nwaneri’s one of the lone vets with a ton of starting reps and experience who can fill in.

  2. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Makes a little more sense since Tyronne Green went on injured reserve.
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  3. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that is what I thought of too, when I seen this. Still have another vet on roster to compete for a backup position.
    This has nothing to do with Leary and his situation.
  4. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Green going down was a blessing as Nwaneri is a bit of an upgrade. His starting experience is key for a reserve on a very young line otherwise.
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  5. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I agree it's good to have a vet along the interior. You have a sophomore in Fred and basically the same in Leary in starting and playing time. Watkins is a rookie. Mack isn't exactly seasoned but he's the vet which is a slightly scary thought. That's 4 interior guys with one C and two guys who could backup C in Mack and Watkins. I can see adding Nwaneri to that list with Patrick going to the PS. They should play the best five IMO.
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That sucks. He would have been a nice reserve.
  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    He was signed to replace Tyronne Green who got hurt.
  8. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Nwaneri should be a quality backup.
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  9. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    In the long run, we probably came out ahead though.
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  10. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Certianly so, if one Year is a marathon.

    Nwaneri is as good of a prospect signing as Livings was cept' without the hype. Coming in under the fan radar for the Zone, we got some good film on Livings, where's the BEEF!
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  11. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand the question,,,, the OL had zero depth and that was common knowledge, right?
  12. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    I didn't know this, makes sense now

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