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News: Cowboys waive DE David Carter and CB Greenwood...One open roster spot

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    I don't see a HUGE difference in 2 years. And Hatcher has less wear and tear than most 32 year old DTs. Like Hatcher, Jenkins was a late bloomer and oft injured before he started producing as a starter.
  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Two years is pretty huge in terms of what teams are usually willing to pay. Jenkins most certainly was not a late bloomer. His second deal with the Packers was 4 years 16 mill. Hatcher's second deal was 3 year 6 million. Why the big difference? Because Jenkins had arrived as a major contributor. His sack and tackle numbers are around twice those of Hatcher's over their first five years. Jenkins was a major contributor much earlier.

    Go back and look at what 32 year old DTs are getting and get back to me
  3. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Jenkins was an undrafted FA and NFL Europe refugee his first 2 years in the NFL. He did not even start until his 4th year in the league. And that year was truncated due to injury. And I did not say their career paths were identical, I stated that they had similarities in both being late bloomers and not really getting the recognition until later in their careers. Jenkins' best year in GB was 7 sacks I believe, his final season in GB at the age of 30. Hatcher will have a better season in 2013 at a later age. And Jenkins signed a 3 year deal with the Giants last off season, at the age of 31. Both Hatcher and Jenkins are now 32. Hatcher has 5 sacks while Jenkins has half a sack in 2013.

    Age affects every individual differently.

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