Signed by Cowboys Cowboys sign S Robert Blanton

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  1. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Lee can't make every tackle/ Church is gone....another decent STs plug and play solid backup type.
     
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :facepalm:

    Really?
     
  3. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    All or nothing thinking is simple but depth signings help a team last the season and succeed at ST. It's a big reason why our team has improved so much over the past several years.
     
  4. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    I really like this signing, cheap, experienced, depth, and a great ST player.
     
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  5. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Scouts make up the board. Coaches get their say when they are on the clock. Which is why they drafted Dak and Tapper over others.
     
  6. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    Don't have a problem with this. He's a ST and depth guy. It won't stop us from drafting a safety if the right guy falls to us.
     
  7. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    True but irrelevant to the point. They don't stick to their board for a variety of reasons so going into the draft without the additional veteran safety could have resulted in passing over more talented players to get a safety out of need. That temptation should no longer exist which is a positive thing. We know CB and DE are high priorities and it should be easy to get one of each within the top 3 rounds while sticking fairly close to their board. Now, they should be able to go in any direction with that other pick in the top three rounds and wait for good value on a safety.
     
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I do too.

    It was a good signing.
     
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That's really the long & short of it.

    He could start and not embarrass himself. And it doesn't stop the team from drafting another safety.
     
  10. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    There are tiers that players are put on grade wise. I doubt any team drafts straight from their scouts boards. They draft within the tiers. They also probably have more leeway the lower the round. But it would be insane not to let the coaches have some input on the players they are expected to coach.
     
  11. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

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    He's likely not worse than Church. Sure, I hope we upgrade the one safety spot in the draft but at least at this point, I don't think safety is any worse than it was in 2016. And note, some people around here thought we really needed to bring Church back.

    We just did.
     
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  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Valid point.

    They brought back "Church" and saved a heck of a lot of cap space in doing so.
     
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Agreed!
     

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