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News: ESPND JJT: Cowboys need to commit to youth

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Organization can look across the street at Rangers for blueprint on building contender

    [IMG]By Jean-Jacques Taylor

    The Texas Rangers have become one of baseball's best organizations during the the past few seasons.

    They believe in youth.

    They nurture it. And develop it. And then the Rangers give their young, talented players an opportunity to play because it provides them with a cheap labor force that offsets the high cost of their established stars.

    Some youngsters work out; others don't.

    The Rangers don't fret because they're consumed with finding the next wave of young talent. That approach has served the Rangers well, and it has helped Texas win consecutive American League pennants.

    Read the rest: http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story...oys-take-page-texas-rangers-book-commit-youth
  2. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    Stopped reading after JJT :p:
  3. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Valid POV, to a point. But JJT overdoes it of course. He cherry-picks certain situations while completely ignoring others.

    Criticize the club for sitting Arkin & playing Holland while ignoring the fact that Holland replaced Nagy who was **HELLO** a rookie! Not to mention cutting Gurode to play Costa or starting Tyron at RT. Go further and add Roy11, Columbo, Bigg & MB3.

    Maybe we were late in moving towards youth, but in 2011, we did just that in some key spots and it deserves a mention.

    Also JJT, which is it "Dallas doesn't get it" or "things run in cycles."
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Kind of helps that in baseball players go from college in the minor leagues and break in there before getting called up to the majors.

    Football has no proving grounds outside of college football and while you could be a stud player in college it does not mean you will be a top player in the NFL
  5. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    JJT needs to pay closer attention...they HAVE gotten younger and will continue, it just couldn't happen all in one year
  6. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    The office memo, that was two years old already, must have fallen off the bulletin board...so JJT wasn't reminded that the team had already been churning the roster younger at the tune of 1/3 rd the roster two consecutive years now.

    Let's see: Leonard Davis, Andre Gurode, Marc Colombo, Roy Williams, and now Terence Newman, Bradie James, Keith Brooking, Frank Walker, Barry Ball, and possibly Holland and Dockery as well.

    This is the Scouting Department for the Cowboys:

    Tom Ciskowski, Director of College and Pro Scouting

    Chris Hall, College Scouting Coordinator

    Drew Fabianich, National College Scout

    Walter Juliff, National College Scout

    Bill Dekraker, Midwest Area Scout

    Sam Garza, West Coast Scout

    Mitch LaPoint, Southeast Area Scout

    John Wojciechowski, Northeast Area Scout

    Judd Garrett, Assistant Director of Pro Scouting

    Will McClay, Pro Scout/Director of Football Research

    Jim Dodson, Pro Scouting Assistant

    And they are assisted by:

    Todd Williams, Director of Football Administration

    Connie Shaffer, Contract Administrator

    Adam Prasifka, Player Personnel

    George Jordan, Scout

    Kevin Simon, Combine Scout

    Rich Behm, Scouting Assistant

    Alex Loomis, Pro Scouting Assistant

    Justin Stuckey, College Scouting Assistant

    But if JJT would kindly fax a player flow chart from the Rangers to the Cowboys, I am sure it will be both appreciated and well received as well.
  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    yeah the youth movement worked so well on the interior of the O line.
  8. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    JJT is such a tool
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yeah, like there was anything left in Gurode's, Colombo's or Davis' tank...
  10. Primetime42

    Primetime42 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm sure salary cap has nothing to do with this.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    The better we draft, the more likely we are to play youth. When you see guys like Dez, Lee, Tyron, DeMarco, hopefully Carter, playing key roles on the team it's got to make the coaching staff more willing to go younger.

    Why did we get so old along the offensive line? We envisioned this scary scenario of having inexperienced kids in there. Then a guy like Tyron Smith comes along and reminds you that talent supersedes all. It'll make up for a whole lot of inexperience.
  12. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    I do agree. Definitely!

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    Wow! That was the dumbest article I've ever read. For anyone who has not read it yet - seriously - don't bother wasting your time. Just move on to the next thread on this board.
  14. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    I agree in playing youth. But that doesn't necessarily mean we hand over starting jobs to rookies.

    Rookies need to be worked in ... which is why I disagree with the way Arkin and Nagy were handled. Give them minutes. Let them build their experience.

    Give the young guys opportunities.

    We haven't done a good job of that, unless it's from extreme conditions. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But you gotta give the young guys a chance to play.
  15. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Nagy was a starter before his injury.
  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You don't give a young offensive lineman minutes to break into the league. This isn't basketball. The guy's either a starter or he doesn't play unless there's an injury.

    Communication is too big of an issue with the OL to use a rotation like you see along the DL.
  17. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he has a word limit and couldn't address the other points.....
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    not surprised you think it was fine to throw scrubs in there and watch Romo get planted.

    I guess you never heard of actually trying to get quality.
  19. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Sometimes you have to take a step back to take two steps forward. That's how I look at those OL moves.

    The only error, IMO, was thinking Phil Costa was an NFL player.

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