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News: DMN: Travis Frederick: My rookie year was OK; fewer distractions will help me become a better...

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by NewsBot, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    You may dare

    and, as others have said, the FO hit a home run on this kid...I was scratching my head a little when they traded down to get him (still think we deserved more picks in that trade, oh well)...but, he is impressive on many levels...I believe that the time spent with Waters helped him greatly as well....now, let's get a few more like him on the line and call it a decade
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  2. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I'd love more but I'm thinking they are thinking that all the line needs is a C/G. And they may believe Mack can play center although I have no idea. If they like Parnell, Leary and Mack well enough then they may have a lower priority on OL than many think. I have no idea.
  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I love him because he stopped Phil Costa playing for this team.

    But I loved him pre-draft too.
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  4. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Frederick was AT the stadium for the FINAL FOUR!?

    But I thought only Romo and Witten were at the game with Presidents and Jerry sending the wrong message to the world.
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  5. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    You make a great point. I wonder if Waters would be intersted in coming back as an assistant coach. It keeps him involved with the game to satisfy that itch but isn't physically demanding.
  6. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    But he wasn't in the picture so Jerry and co. must hate him!! :D
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  7. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    Sharrif Flloyd who?

    We dodged a bullet on that one. We have a bad arse center for years to come.
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  8. 1LoyalCowboyFan

    1LoyalCowboyFan Active Member

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    I know it is so great to have this guy.
  9. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    or 1st.
  10. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Dallas has hit on three of the last four 1st rd draft picks and this last one is probably my favorite one. I think he is our center for the next 10 years and I like his intelligence, scruffiness and attitude. That is not to say that Smith and Dez aren't deserving either though :)
  11. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I still think that Fred could have been drafted a little later, but he is one of the few players on this team that I would keep if Ai was doing a total rebuild. I have liked him since he was playing guard in college. He is my type of lineman. Big, nasty and powerful.
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  12. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Perhaps, but I don't think he would have made it to #47. Better to grab him late in the 1st rather than not at all and reaching on some other position IMO.
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  13. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    think about it, #1 rated center and could also play guard. guards were getting sucked up like hookers at a shriners convention. if he is who we targeted, i'm find with taking him a bit early to ensure we get him.
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  14. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    As I said, I liked him end followed him during his college years and I have always liked him. Looking back, he was good enough to justify the pick and everything worked out great. I haven't forgot my first reaction and the reaction of everybody else in the civilized world when the pick was announced because it was a round or two early. It was shock. I will go ahead and say it just for the heck of it...... If they had only drafted Warford to play next to Fred it would have really been a solid draft class.
  15. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully Fred can man the center position for the next 12 years and do it well.
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  16. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    It's no coincidence that he's been successful. He's one of the most cerebral linemen we've had in quite some time and it shows on and off the field of play. We need more of those types.
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  17. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Love that we are building the oline into a strength. It will help the next quarterback whomever that is.
  18. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    He is one bad muther(shut your mouth)! He don't give...he takes.
  19. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Yes, he helps build an attitude, need more OL with that attitude.:mad:
  20. Next Years Champ

    Next Years Champ Active Member

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    I would be OK if in the draft if the DE/DT is not there..

    that they drop back and get an extra pick and if needed..

    take a top OL with their #1if needed.

    I'd very much be OK if they took another OL/G/T guy they could stick in with Fitzgerald and Smith and Free.

    Knowing every game we were coming in to run down the other team's throat from the 1-4th QTs would give me no end of pleasure.

    And as a measure to protect the defense and keep them well rested.

    Could happen.
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