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Felix Jones traded to the Steelers

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Risen Star, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    I just remember how giddy jones was after the pick. Like he got the steal of the draft.
  2. CowboyGil

    CowboyGil Active Member

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    Right? He put a pretty good hit on Dez in the Raiders game and Dez popped up and got in his face talking smack. Loved it!!
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Escapes me now. Going to bug me all day.
  4. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I wanted to throw my keyboard through my monitor when we passed on Rice. He reminded me so much of Emmitt, and thought he was the best of the bunch. Still can't believe we passed on him to take Felix.
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  5. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I was so mad when Cowboys selected F. Jones, I wanted them to pick Ray Rice so bad.
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  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    To be fair, he's giddy after every draft.
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  7. Corso

    Corso Well-Known Member

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    It was Joker#28 or something like that.
    He always threw out tons of statistic of how Felix was a superior running back constantly.
    He couldn't help himself.
    He wrote some great posts, though.
  8. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Jerry had his franchise back in Marion Barber so he used a first round pick on a back to compliment a 4th round $45 million back who couldn't get outside and turn the corner or run 30 yards without being chased down.
  9. Screw The Hall

    Screw The Hall Well-Known Member

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    What did it for me was when he came in last year and failed his conditioning test precamp. There's no way to defend that, especially for a skill position.
  10. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Felix showed great potential when he first arrived I think he went stale from the lack of carries and ended up losing his desire.
  11. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    That's who it was, thanks!
  12. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Can someone remind me who we actually were going to take instead of Felix. Not who you wanted, not who you are saying you wanted to look smart after the fact, the guy we were actually going to take if it wasn't Felix.
  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I don't remember the Cowboys targeting anyone but Felix. He seemed to be the player Jerry was enamored with from the get go. In an interview he admitted Wade wanted Chris Johnson. An RB and corner were the players targeted in that draft.
  14. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    so you don't draft a guy in the first round to be a role player. That's bad drafting.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I think Broaddus had a tweet on this a while back.
  16. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    I always liked Felix and thought he got a bad rap. He was what he was, a change of pace back, but what most people fail to mention he was a fantastic pass protector. One of the best I've seen here since Emmitt.

    That whole Arkansas backfield has turned out to be all hype apparently. Good thing we didn't trade up to get that bum McFadden. All three backs are made of glass, and it appears Felix was the healthiest of the three.
  17. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Smith -- that was who Broaddus said we would have taken. I can't find the tweet but I'm recalling it now.
  18. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    It's definitely bad drafting to use a #1 on a role player the first round is where you're looking for starters. You have 6 other rounds and free agency to find a role player. Matt Forte was drafted 22 spots after Felix. Ray Rice was drafted 33 spots after Felix. Jamaall Charles was drafted 2 rounds after Felix. When Jerry becomes enamored with a player weeks before the draft that's never a good sign. Even after Chris Johnson put up over 2000 yards in 09 Jerry still wouldn't concede he was better than Felix.
  19. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    He said Kevin Smith instead of Felix? Kevin Smith was available he went in the 3rd round. Maybe Smith is who Broaddus wanted which could explain why he's no longer a scout.
  20. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I always thought that was Kevin Jones when we took Julius instead of Steven Jackson?

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