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Twitter: ESPN Analyst Louis Riddick on Cowboys 2013 Defense

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    And ten of them will occur with Denver up or down by three touchdowns.
  2. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    ESPN still gets a pass on made up sports journalism?
  3. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I think we played to be a year ahead of the curve with ware. He is going to start out hot and on fire IMO. By the end of the season.....probably not. Playing in Denver has extended his career IMO. Lets put Carr in more press and let him go get his money.
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  4. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I think that's spot on. We invested a ton in man "shutdown" corners and don't let them play man majority of the time.
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  5. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    The collective arrogance of fans here amazes.

    I see comments on people with credentials offering insight into this team and they are routinely lambasted as know nothings and hacks if journalists by people who have done nothing but watch this game from afar.

    And yet a fan of this team post opinions on videos of the games or writes tome-like posts extolling the potential of players taken in the draft and these same fans who ridicule the people working in this industry sit up as if these neophytes just shared burning bush information.

    Kill any messenger who is not gushing praise seems to be the mission statement for some.

    I truly mean this just as it stands.

    You people are damn entertaining.
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  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I think so, too. I expect a really good statistical year this year, at least. Followed by a fairly significant decline. For Ware's sake, I hope he plays great for many years yet.

    It was the right time to let him walk, though. Too much injury risk, too much contract for the production. And Denver definitely overpaid.
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  7. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    Really?

    So after the year he had 19.5 sacks (2011) you were talking about him being not very good? Or did you wait until after the Year he had 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. If you wanted him gone for 2+ years it had to start somewhere in that time frame. Just Curious.
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  8. jterrell

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    Riddick is one of the best media guys out there. Hard to fully convey arguments in 140 chars but he is essentially saying Cowboys D was terrible because they had bad players. That more Tampa/cover 2 would NOT have helped.
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  9. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Ware is the A-Rod of football stats. King of the 3-run homer with an eight-run lead or deficit. He's Harry Houdini when it matters most, especially these past two years, but even before. Nice player. Not a great player.

    And the past two years, I watched backup tackles own him.

    But I've had this discussion too many times, and I'm not getting into it again.

    I'm just so glad he's gone so we can move on.
  10. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    You are the erod of illogic, my brother.

    So Romo cannot take the next step because of the team surrounding him, how was Ware any different?
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  11. CCBoy

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    Myself, I just continually question the point that observations are made upon...not in being close to proximity.

    I don't buy into a generalized, close enough to work...when it is always from a negative view. As if the Cowboys would be better just to give up and go home with the top financial team in the NFL. As they say in Mandarin: 'Som ting wong.'
  12. Risen Star

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    We'll make sure we mention that when he walks into the hall of fame on the first ballot.
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  13. TwoDeep3

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    I pass no judgment on a post, article or segment on TV about this team regarding its timber of positive or negative as long as the one doing the positing has credentials and deals in possibilities instead of dropping any inkling of reality to fill in the blanks with unbridled hope.

    We all hope this team will succeed.

    But at some point I want to stop and discuss the reality of what is and what is not over the Tigerbeat love affair where no one on this team has warts, and each should be feted as the top in his position.

    [IMG]
  14. CCBoy

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    Hey, a bucket in the shower can save on water use....whereas a love affair with kido's isn't on a functional or practical level to most adults.

    Besides, you going to stand by while your daughter reads Tiger beat?

    I'd discuss those areas, before Leif as above. Just the same with a pissy view always presented, why try and relate to dysfunction from the start?
  15. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Ware was a finesse player who could not dictate games like truly great defensive linemen of the past.

    I liked him as a player, but he was wildly overrated.
  16. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    He has stats, and in our fantasy football world, that's all that really matters.
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  17. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    If your tire it flat, why discuss the possibility of entering it in the Indy 500 before addressing the tire?
  18. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Because a tire is a minor expense and easily replaced...and planning and execution of a race is a major undertaking that dwarfs a consideration and importance of a tire...just logical progressions there.
  19. Ratmatt

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    The Cowboys will regret letting Ware go too soon.Another bad move by the Jones management team.That shouldn't surprise anyone!
  20. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    So you would have paid that huge contract to Ware? He was useless the past two seasons.

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