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Escobar? Did he step up and show us anything?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Next Years Champ, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. DEMARC0MURRAY29

    DEMARC0MURRAY29 Active Member

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    How are the Eagles able to get equal production out of Brent Celek & Zach Ertz?

    Why can't we do that w/ Escobar and Witten?
  2. Blue&Silver

    Blue&Silver Member

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    He's got some talent. He just needs to translate that to the football field. I love his impression of the Eagles tight end celebration.
  3. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    Get the guy in the gym this offseason and get him stronger. Then teach him to block and groom him to replace Witten when he retires.
  4. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly it. We had many areas of need and ones that would have allowed them more playing time and hopefully an impact on this team. His talent isn't unique enough to have been selected where he was. Escobar may very well eventually turn into a solid player, but I can't help but wonder if the Cowboys didn't overestimate his ability or overestimate the staff's ability to incorporate him into the offense. Drafting by need can make a team overreach for a player, but as many areas of need we had, and still have, I'm sure we could have found a better choice in that spot.
  5. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey Zone Supporter

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    I agree that there were more pressing needs that should have been drafted. But no one knows how good Escobar will be until he gets more playing time.
  6. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    I think Escobar can be a solid addition for this team, mostly everyone's gripe was they considered him a player they could get inthe 4th or 5th round oppose to the 2nd round...

    Hope he works on his craft throughout the offseason and not stay content on just being on this roster..
  7. 2much2soon

    2much2soon Active Member

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    Witten gets open a lot and rarely drops balls.

    He also almost never takes more than two, stone-legged steps before being brought down like an old water buffalo.

    He had some decent wheels for a guy his size, long ago, but those days are gone.

    Romo "trusting" only certain players is a big problem for this team.
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  8. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

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    ^ seriously this.

    Until Witten leaves, every other TE will be in his shadow. This team doesn't know how to use 2 TE sets int he passing game. We've been through Fasano, Bennett, Phillips and Escobar now.
  9. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita The Ultimate Cowbabe Zone Supporter

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    Oh, that's what that was? Ha ha.
  10. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    I liked the pick from the get go. We just continually fail to put new talent out there and use it. There is ZERO reason why this guy did not have at least 35-40 balls this year and I dont care if he cant block. How good a blocker is Jimmy Gramm or Gronkowski. We have done it with Beasley, Harris, Miles, Romo etc. All of these guys should have started much sooner than they did...especially Romo, Hell in my mind Romo would have been better as a rookie than what we were putting out there.
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  11. panchucko

    panchucko We have a pretty good offense Zone Supporter

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    I think he showed us the same thing Martellus showed us. He has potential but it will never be used as long as witten is here.
  12. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Much more athletic than the Black Unicorn imo and much better hands, obviously not the blocker though.
  13. VThokie7

    VThokie7 Well-Known Member

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    More like as long as Garrett is here. Other offenses incorporate a second tight end just fine.
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  14. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    Everyone on the staff was preaching 12 personnell to us. As expected, we didn't see a lot of it.
  15. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    its sad the only way the team can get him the ball is a busted coverage.
  16. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Look, no one liked where he was taking. Just like no one liked where Fredericks was taken. But if you think you got a playmaker? I really don't care where you pick in the 2nd round. As long as he can come in and contribute. He couldn't for whatever reason. I didn't like the pick but I do like what i've seen from Escobar. And that TD.....I didn't think he had that in him. I honestly think he has more potential than Bennett or Fasano to be honest. One thing I like about him is that he goes and catches the football. Bennett likes to let the football hit him in his chest which is why he had so many drops here.

    People can say what they want but that 2013 is already paying off. If only we can get more production from Escobar and figure how to use his height.
  17. Hardline

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    I do not oppose drafting Escobar but he would have probably been there in the third round. The player in that should have been drafted with that pick is a starting offensive guard for the Detroit Lions.
  18. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    Let's just say that touchdown play he made Witten wouldn't of made it in the endzone. I love Witten but either he has to work on his agility or tackle breaking moves or throw that 2 yard flare route out of the play book for him.
  19. coult44

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  20. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, Escobar has way way better hands than Bennett, seems to be much more nimble than Bennett where Bennett was always kind of stiff. Two totally different players IMO. Escobar is much more along the lines of a Jimmy Gramm although not as fast. Witten is fine and can still be productive, they just need to stop with those 3 yard passes to him...Witt is much better down the seam.

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