News: First Impression: Broaddus Breaks Down Preseason Finale

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    First Impression: Broaddus Breaks Down Preseason Finale

    Bryan Broaddus
    Football Analyst/Scout

    In the fourth and final preseason game, the front office and coaches have a clear plan on what they want to accomplish. The first item is to rest as many of your frontline players as possible. The second order of business is to remain as healthy as possible. The only thing worse than losing a starter to injury is to lose a backup that you were counting on for depth. And, the final objective is to confirm how you’re going to set your 53-man roster and eight practice squad spots before these games start to count.

    Having been in this situation many times before, you want the plan to come together without a hitch and then move on. When I walked into my office at Valley Ranch on Wednesday morning, in my mind I had an idea of who would make up the players on this Dallas Cowboys roster, but I felt confident that I needed another game to make my final decisions.

    Against the Dolphins, some actually played themselves onto the team, while others also played themselves off the team. I have to be honest. I didn’t expect running back Lance Dunbar to rush for over 100 yards, return punts or even make a tackle on kickoff coverage. Was Dunbar on my 53 this morning? No, he wasn’t. Was I hoping to get him to the practice squad? Yes, I was...
  2. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    How in the world does that qualify as a breakdown?
  3. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    yeah pretty pathetic. I am becoming disillusioned with Broaddus; he is becoming more of a mediot all the time
  4. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Did he actually say that losing a backup you were counting on for depth is worse than losing a starter? I reread that 5 times to make sure I wasn't imagining things.
  5. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    CC, thanks for posting but damn, that was a worthless article. He really needs to remove the scout label. How many years ago was that?
  6. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Try covering the game, then by the time they get out of the stadium last night, then turn around and write an article for the morning.

    Yeah artlicle didn't have a lot of information, but take it for what it is.

    Man I swear people on here complain if it was 72 degrees in London, or wherever...
  7. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    I noticed that, too, lol. Why didn't an editor?? I'm sure he didn't actually mean that...
  8. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    He's not a good writer, and his "breakdowns" usually are recaps instead of breakdowns, but he's actually pretty good as a color commentator on the radio.
  9. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was me. All aspects of media has become a cess pool of nothingness. Thank God for the internet and critical thinking.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Oh BS. If you are not going to do it right do not do it at all
  11. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Agree, he's been surprisingly good filling in this preseason... And I'm not even a big fan of his. But I'd rather listen to him break down a play than Laufenberg talk about himself or tell one of those cute stories that are witty only to himself.

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