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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. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    Would still rather have Larry Warford

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  2. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    DT Sheldon Richardson finished the season with the same number of touchdowns while playing on the offense as Escobar. 2.
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    I think that Escobar has the potential to be a great receiver. He has terrific hands. It was amazing that the ball never came out of his hand on the TD. IIRC, he landed on the hand that he was holding the ball with.

    I don't know if he will ever be a good blocker; although, he does have a big frame.
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    He obviously has good receiving skills. Whether he'll ever develop the other areas of his game, I don't know.

    When I look at him, I see Larry Warford.
  5. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Stop checking him out and you won't see Larry. RS dude give it up Larry was never in this franchises sights.
  6. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I don't know...6'6 catches everything thrown to him, has deceptive speed and willing to learn with a good attitude?? Sounds like a bust to me.
  7. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I don't care about who was in their sights. I care about the right decision being made. The fact that he wasn't on their board just tells me how clueless these guys are.
  8. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Yes you've pounded the same point home for more then 6 months we get it. But let's not act like the oline was terrible because it wasn't. But this is your MO
  9. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    which is a huge problem. posters on a message board should not have better mock drafts then the actual team. many folks in the draft zone had warford pegged corrrectly. i believe warford did not give up a sack the entire season. it should have been him, frederick and leary bulldozing people on the interior for the foreseeable future, but i guess we can't have nice things anymore in dallas.
  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'd love to tell you that will go away with time. But I won't lie to you.
  11. Dodger12

    Dodger12 Well-Known Member

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    Do these numbers include Fasano and Bennet?
  12. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    Escobar would have made that catch. Time to get the young guns Jerry has lined up into the game.
  13. Tenkamenin

    Tenkamenin Well-Known Member

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    Don't know what to think of him because he was a non factor all season. That sucks because I would've loved to have seen him play more, does anyone know if hes fast? Does he have great hands? Does he run good routes? I just don't know, I fear we have another Marty B situation in the making.

    I was actually high on Hanna at the end of last season, he struck me as a guy who could've benefited from an offseason. Oh well the coaches know best....I hope?
  14. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of Marty, he had a real fine year with the Bears -- 65 receptions for 759 yards and 5 TDs.

    I for one always liked Marty and I am happy to see him starting to thrive.
  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    He'll probably flourish when he leaves Dallas like the #2nd round draft pick TEs before him.
  16. hutch1254

    hutch1254 Well-Known Member

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    Escobar showed a handful of glimpses of what he is...a guy with really good hands meant to catch the ball. He is not a blocker. He was drafted to catch passes but was never utilized properly. My guess is that poor utilization was due to a combination of him needing to improve his route running and the coaching staff mismanaging his talents and then feeling they could not trust him. I don't like where we took him in the draft like most but he is a pass catcher who, if utilized properly, could turn into the next pass catching machine underneath and also has the ability to run the fade to the corner in redzone situations...just don't ever expect him to be a blocker. Adjust your expectations.

    Dallas needs to get him going so there is a successful transition between him and Witten when Witten hangs it up. I think this is an important transition that needs to happen starting now, similar to the QB situation, just not to that grand of a level obviously.
  17. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    How does that explain Philly in the last game, where he wasn't targeted. The one play where he scored was busted coverage by Philly, per Collinsworth? Every other time Orton 'adjusted' to the blitz, it was a toss up to Dez.
  18. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I feel the same way sadly.
  19. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Escobar reminds me of Rob Gronkowski. Just a big target with hands. Wish we could have seen more of him. I can't fathom why we couldn't have utilized him more in the end zone.
  20. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Once they drafted Frederick, the better option at the time would have been Bennie Logan in my opinion. I understood why they thought they were fine along the dline, but all I saw was old age and potential injury.
    Warford didn't appear to be a good fit for Callahan's zone blocking scheme though his version is a sort of hybrid. Either way the oline was NOT the problem in Dallas.

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