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Costa to IR; OT Darrion Weems signed

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by mortboy, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. dart

    dart Benched

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    they just as well cut him


    and draft a real center

    he will never be the same player with the back injury

    wait an see he will go down next year
  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Gee, the MRI on that injury didn't show any structural damage.

    The dude simply hurt his back. He's not crippled. You do know he is on IR for his ankle, right?
  3. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Got to better than free:laugh2:
  4. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    Tape doesn't indicate that. See above.
  5. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    He got beat up against TAMU far more than even UGA.
    Not sure he is a day 1 upgrade over Cook much less others.

    I no longer think he is a round 1 lock. probably 25-40 range now.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    if we are going to spend a high pick on an O lineman it has to be someone that can DOMINATE a position. I do not any longer think that Jones can do that in the NFL
  7. Eskimo

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    We don't know exactly what the MRI revealed, I think they worded it as significant damage which is different than no damage.

    The issue with low back injuries is that the avascular disc often will not completely heal after an injury. The injury may be so small as to be indetectable on scanning. So what happens in some cases is the disc mostly heals normally but pain fibers invade it and become hypersensitive and irritable on him. Or the disc may heal suboptimally and become weakened but stable and more prone to re-injury.

    At this point I wouldn't be confident in believing that Costa will not have major ongoing back problems that interfere with his ability to play football. The position he plays is very demanding on low backs so only time will give us an ultimate answer and we'll need to hedge our bets with a viable backup Center (or two) for next season.

    I hope the kid is healthy and the back issue doesn't pop up again but that is only true in the minority of people.
  8. CowboyChris

    CowboyChris Well-Known Member

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    someone explain to me why we signed an OT? when we have Parnell who cant see the field, or should i say this team is to stubborn to bench Free.
  9. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    I agree:laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
  10. dart

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    Costa started three games but was forced out of the season opener after one series because of a back injury that plagued him in training camp

    hmmmmm wonder what that means ?

    sounds like a back problem
  11. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt call either dominant, serviceable yes.

    Costa healthy is still our best option at center and when he played he played very well this season. I think anyone we add at that position will be for depth not intended to start there.
  12. IrishAnto

    IrishAnto Well-Known Member

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    Yes they were decent players but we got lucky with Colombo who if it wasn’t for chronic injuries would never have been allowed to leave the Bears.

    I don’t see you mention all the other scrubs we’ve had in over the years!

    Judicious use of free agents is fine and dandy but basing the majority of your OL on them will usually lead to trouble, which is exactly what we’ve had in Dallas.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    well stupid is as stupid does so that would not surprise me at all; jerruh deluding himself again
  14. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    argle is one of those that kept claiming our O line had plenty of talent as it was. So no surprise that he thinks we do not need to do much at all.
  15. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Every time we signed someone this year to the PS or the 53 man roster someone has asked why it wasn't OL. Now we sign someone on the OL and we wonder why. I swear fans are neurotic.
  16. CowboyChris

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  17. burmafrd

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    Frankly I would have rather had a guard we KNOW is good like Holland.
  18. stasheroo

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    I'm thrilled that they're doing anything with the offensive line.

    I complained when they didn't, only right that I commend them when they did.

    But I would still be inquiring about Jeff Otah's progress...
  19. hutch1254

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    Maybe Killer gets in at center and Cook moves out to RT when Free starts stinking it up again? Cook played some RT didn't he? It's an option, but probably won't be explored unless Free went down with injury.
  20. Oh_Canada

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    So the trouble is the Free agents?? Free, Arkin, Smith, Rogers, Peterman, Marten, Brewster, Sam Young, Nagy all drafted by the Cowboys over the last seven years. Smith has been ok and Free is the worst player of all the starters. The rest are either non-starters, playing for another team or out of the league.

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