Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 13, 2013.
Appears to be getting a little maturity with age. That's a good thing for the guy.
Too bad, on our end, that we wasted a 2nd round pick on a backup blocking tight end. I will never understand how we thought that was going to work.
How is it a costly mistake? You can't make a player grow up. He has to sometimes do that on his own. Because he didn't accept his role as the second guy, he underperformed in that role. He could have been a guy that caught 30 or so passes a year(he did one year), but he didn't want to do that. As the second tight end with his particular skill set, he had to expect to do a good portion of blocking. Dallas got 4 years out of him. Maybe not the best choice, but hardly a costly mistake.
15 catches in his first 3 games and 40 in the next 13. seems like he wore out his welcome real fast
I noticed in the last couple of games Eli hardly ever looked his way
Not sure if we were watching the same games. I could understand if his production dropped off or went from those 15 catches to 1 per game after mid season. But if anything, there was no pattern except averaging a few targets per game, every game.
I saw Martellus drop some easy passes but he was consistently an option for Eli and I saw no lowered interest in getting him the ball. His second to last game he had 4 catches. Games 7-13 he had between 3-5 catches. Other than 4 games where he only had 1 catch (game 4, 6, 14, and 16), its hard to conclude any declining interest in using him.
He wasn't a wasted pick, he wasted his talent. He could have been more but he was too busy being a goof off instead of learning from the best. There was a use for him in the passing game with his height, if he put more effort into it. Drop easy passes, then get on the field and practice, instead of Tweeting and stop blaming others for your failure. It's good that he can see some of this now.
as it was aptly stated, he was a meathead.
when you go from a lot of interest in getting him the ball to less, that speaks loudly.
And in the critical games at the end of the season (13-15) just how many targets did he have? When it mattered the most?
I'm glad he's no longer a Cowboy... He didn't accept his role.
And 10 minutes later, he fell asleep in the film room.
This is why I love the corny Garrett RKG philosophy. It's so much easier to coach guys like Sean Lee, Bruce Carter, Brandon Carr, Mo Claiborne, Tyron Smith, Demarco Murray, Barry Church.....to go along with Witten, Ware, Romo, Austin, Spencer, etc. I was surprised and disappointed with Ratliff, but I'm confident that will be a one time thing from here out.
And it's exhausting for everybody when you have guys you have to hold your breath every day about. We only have Dez now, and he seems on the right track. But I still worry what he's up to today with all that time to kill.
+1 post of the thread
At least from his Twitter acct, Dez has been working out and it appears that he has found religion. He posts a quote of scripture everyday.
He just signed up with Fitzgerald's charity softball event in April.
He's growing up, shame he couldn't do that while he was here
That was the most mature he's ever sounded, bravo !
Yeah, T.O. at times sounded mature too. Once a meathead always a meathead!
Where T.O. is now - irrelevant and nowhere - is where MartyB is headed in life.
Give me 20 mil and Ill admit to anything....PLUHUZZeEE with this clown..He got what he wanted $$$$$$$$$.....He will never be heard from again...
Didn't see this post till I posted but you are 100% right
Never was a question of talent. Things have changed. If you don't start by the end of your contract then you're going somewhere you can if at all possible.
He was nothing more than a marginal starter in NY on a team that desperately needed someone to fill a huge role in the passing game after Manningham left and Nicks hobbled all year.