News: DMN: Chat replay: A talk with SportsDay columnist Rick Gosselin

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  1. NewsBot

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  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Goose Q&A... Have at it.
     
  3. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    He's not always right, but it is hard to argue with Gosselin on this point in my opinion.
     
  4. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    He's right about the Cowboys needing impact players but only Hatcher was an impact player last year. They need at least one impact player on defense in the 1st and more rotational guys in rounds 3-5.
     
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  5. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    Ware and Ratliff were both being counted as impact players before the start of last season. Ratliff ratted out and Ware performed only so-so much of the year. Replacements must be made regardless of the players' actual on-the-field (or complete lack thereof) performance. I think that's what Gosselin is referring to.
     
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  6. yentl911

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    Not a bad chat. I was surprised to hear that he thinks the recent decisions have been solid - I do agree though. Tough decisions that good teams make.

    The Ratliff deal still chaps my *** though. The way the whole thing shook down just stinks and having him suit up for the Bears against us right after being released was salt in the wound. I still think we should be compensated for that BS scene Ratliff and his agent presented.

    Hatcher was an impact player for half of one season. Where was he the last four or five games? Coasting to a contract. Good riddance. I pray we get Donald every night before I go to bed.....I am not kidding!
     
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  7. noshame

    noshame I'm not dead yet...... Zone Supporter

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    It's makes so much sense for the Boys to take a OL or DL in the first. Therefore I'm convinced Jerry will trade down a couple spots and "steal" a RB
    Telling my wife to remove all razor blades from the house. Lol
     
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  8. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    "Click here to enjoy the chat on your mobile and tablet devices."

    WG, something's wrong with this link, I think. I clicked on it, expecting to enjoy the chat on my mobile device, but it was the same stupid points just on a smaller screen. I didn't enjoy it at all.

    Can you let somebody at DMN know? Thanks in advance.
     
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  9. yentl911

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    Gee I hope not. We need lineman, lineman, and then more lineman. Jerry should be able to figure out that the bedrock soul of the teams from the early 90's was a massive, talented O-Line that could impose their will on teams and a rotating relentless D-Line that would wear an offensive line down.
     
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    There has never been a more undervalued position on our team. If we ever spend more than a 4th on one I'll scream.
     
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  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Risen is that you?
     
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  12. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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    I'm not sure Jones needs very much convincing about drafting upgrades for the defensive line. Last season was a testament illustrating lack of pressure applied by your front four lineman. It got pretty bad. At one point during the Bears game, I thought Josh McCown had so much time he was enjoying the game with a beer and pizza. The offseason free agent acquisitions are not going to cut it alone. They need help. He got tired of defenders running up the gut in the face of his quarterback when he drafted Travis Fredericks last year. I think the weekly defensive failures last season are too much for Jones to automatically dismiss this May.
     
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  13. yentl911

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    I hope you are right. It needs to be addressed - not only in the draft but I hope they kick more than a few tires of UDFA's as well.
     
  14. skinsscalper

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    Felix Jones says hello.
     
  15. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I don't agree we should pick three DL with the first three picks but if it happens I won't be too upset. I do think we should consider a pass rusher whether it is DE or DT. And we should come away with two DL by the end of the draft and I'd prefer those to be from day 1 and/or 2.

    We should be looking at a safety in the first and second and there's value there this year. We shouldn't mind looking at a CB or fast coverage LB either in the first four rounds. I won't be upset about an OL in there somewhere.
     
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  16. waving monkey

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    Nothing to argue with here
     
  17. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    I don't, either. I'd say it's a very high likelihood we draft for need with that first pick, because it seems like we have recently here under Garrett: Smith, Frederick. That means getting in position to take a WDE if we can, or going DL in a pinch if we can't. After that, I think we go BPA within a fairly tight allowance, meaning a near-tie goes to the defense. But only in cases where the players really are bunched up.
    I wouldn't mind three DLs necessarily, but only if we can position things where that's where the value is. Otherwise, I'd prefer to just take the best rated players and the heck with it.
     
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  18. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    What he said ^^^^^^...there ARE several later Round DTs that could be in a productive rotation this season, targeting DT, Offensive Guard, WR, RB, QB and FS in a deep Draft with the (6) 7th round choices.
     
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  19. Fletch

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    In Hatch's defense, he had a pretty good shoulder injury that sidelined him for a game or two if I recall, and yet still did a decent job injured. But that just speaks to our entire defense as a whole. Who wasn't injured; especially key guys???

    Some in here still DO NOT consider that as an excuse for our recent woes and going 8-8. But I will... every ** time.

    In the end, I am glad Hatcher is gone. I did not want to pay him for finally getting over the hump and contributing more than just a solid player. Hatch became impact at a late age. Not worth the risk in a contract year. It was time to move on. Smart move by Cowboy's brass.

    Let's build our defense, starting May 8th! Manziel at 16 anyone?? LMAO
     
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I don't think we should use all those draft picks this year unless it's to move up or trade for next year. But that's besides the point. You're right. We should be looking for impact players whatever their position is but esp DL, S, LB and CB as well as WR and certain RBs.
     

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