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Couch Released

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by RedLine, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. CowboyManDan

    CowboyManDan Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather have Couch than Romo.
    I almost got crucified speculating about this about a week or so ago. I really don't think there's going to be a line of teams to claim Romo, a qb who's never thrown a regular season pass, if he were waived. And if he were claimed, I'm over it.
  2. p1_

    p1_ New Member

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    So, you subscribe to one of 2 philosiphies:

    either

    a) Should Vinnie get hurt, the season ceases to count for anything post-season, therefore playing either current backup is fine and dandy, or

    b) Crouch is no better than either Henson or Romo.


    Which one is it?

    For me, it boils down to this question: Is Crouch more capable than Romo? We all know Henson stays on the active 53, so Romo is the question mark. That might be a coin toss, but Crouch has the edge in experience.


    Romo knows the system better than anyone else, so to Bill, perhaps that gives Romo an instant edge. It's a tough call. But one that needs to be considered carefully if we think playoffs is possible.

    And I certainly do.
  3. HowAboutThemCowboys

    HowAboutThemCowboys Well-Known Member

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    I've had the chance to follow Couch since I live in Green Bay. Something is not right with his arm. They kept calling it a "tired arm" up here. What is "tired arm"? A young quarterback should not have a tired arm, especially in the pre-season. He was cut because it got to the point where he couldn't practice. RED FLAG RED FLAG Cowboys are best to stay away from this guy.
  4. CapnComeback

    CapnComeback New Member

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    Tony Romo has thrown as many passes in a game that matter as Drew Henson has. They are both equally Green. If Testaverde goes down, excuse me, when Testaverde goes down, our season is over if we don't have a veteran backup.
  5. CapnComeback

    CapnComeback New Member

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    Couch has also taken the Browns to the playoffs before as well. Keep in mind that Cleveland has had an anemic running game since their return to the NFL and spotty receiver play. In Green Bay Couch was thrown into the mix and had to learn the WCO on the fly. I don't feel great about Couch but I feel alot better about him than Romo...he's a jackass.
  6. Everlastingxxx

    Everlastingxxx All Star

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    This is the only post in this thread i agree with. Have any of you guys actually watched Couch? He looks horrible. Cowboys had a chance to get Couch in the offseason and Jerry said they were not interested. I'm thankful Jerry and Bill are in control instead of some of you.

    Also, Law won't be a Cowboy this season despite the 2000 threads saying he will be.
  7. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    I look at it like this, Couch is a bust. Does he have more experience sure, has he shown he can take a team to the playoffs, no.

    If vinny goes down in a game, Romo's extra year gives him the edges in a short term situation. If Vinny goes down for several games TALENT wins out and the Henson era begins. Does that mean the season is over? It depends on how our running game does and if our defense can duplicate last season.
  8. Wheat

    Wheat Philosopher

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    talk about blowing your 2nd chance. I can't believe that he couldn't get his act together enough to stay put.

    So, Akili Smith and Couch are without jobs. Who else from the class of 99 at QB has tanked? McNabb is a good fantasy player and bad clutch player. Culpepper is pretty good. Ummmm, who am I missing from 99?
  9. CowboyChris

    CowboyChris Well-Known Member

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    your forgetting one Cade McKnown
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Foxsports.com is reporting that the Colts who have only 2 QBs might be interested in Couch and actually tried to trade for him with Green Bay.
  11. laythewood28

    laythewood28 Active Member

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    I say bring him in and let romo go. We need someone who has actually thrown a NFL pass to be our backup.
  12. Skeptic

    Skeptic New Member

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    Pretty much.

    With the rollouts and the fact that we need to figure out who the future is, not to mention the fact that we have 2 1sts next year I'm pretty much willing to stay pat.

    If Vinny goes down, we find out about Romo and Henson. If he doesn't, we find out what Vinny brings to the table and factor that into next year.
  13. DanTanna

    DanTanna Original Zone Member Zone Supporter

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    Wasn't Shaun King one of those '99 QB's?

    ^----- I just SHAT! :)
  14. crazylegs

    crazylegs Benched

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    "Bring him into Dallas with the ghosts of Staubach and Aikman"

    You must be kidding? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  15. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    No I'm not. ;)

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