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Felix Jones traded to the Steelers

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

  1. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Dallas did pick the wrong running backo_O
  2. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He showed up in New England on Sept 4th and went to the Pro Bowl.

    That would be good enough for me!
  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, I'm in your camp, but it's highly doubtful that he even wants to play football anymore.

    ;)
  4. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    yea, him and Roy Williams (both) never lived up to their potential (or were able to sustain) because they didn't want to put in the work to be great.
  5. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    yeah -- that is part of why they didn't pan out. But honestly, sometimes you don't know what the guys are going to turn into -- I recall that when we drafted Tashard Choice, he was seen as someone who would be a great leader that was willing to do all the small stuff.
  6. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Very true...and, at one point, I though he was going to be a player, but football is such a dynamic sport that sometimes players just don't fit into what a team is trying to build. Tashard Choice was also kind of a clown, he did not seem to take the "Cowboy way" seriously. And, now where is he?
  7. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Other than that, he's a heckuva player :D
  8. ejwilson1984

    ejwilson1984 Active Member

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    Who would have known he would be as good as he was last year? His only good year. Four year college guy that didn't even start at Cal until his senior year. Besides, he was like a 6th or 7th round draft pick i believe. Nothing special. Made a lot of INTs last year but he gets beat all the time.
  9. ejwilson1984

    ejwilson1984 Active Member

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    I mean 3rd-4th round
  10. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    other than that he is a stud
  11. Blue Eyed Devil

    Blue Eyed Devil Active Member

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    Felix Jones, poster-boy of the 2008 draft fail.
  12. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    And he's twice as good as any safety on our roster.....LOL
  13. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    You had to know it was all over but the crying, when Felix showed up to camp last year with a gut. He struck me as a guy that didnt love the game.
  14. kevm3

    kevm3 Well-Known Member

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    I want to hear who everyone wants in next year's draft today because I hear how everyone wanted the one or two stars in each years draft two or three years after the fact. Everyone wanted JJ Watt over Tyron Smith. Everyone wanted Chris Johnson or Ray Rice, etc. Who do you have your eye on that might be available in next year's draft that is a sure fire star?

    Let's be real. Felix Jones was far a from a bust. Busts don't average nearly 9 yards per carry in their rookie year and nearly 6 yards a carry in year two. Felix wasn't durable, but one of our problems was we decided to bulk him up and use him as a primary back instead of a change of pace back, and we ran him up the middle too often instead of the edges or getting him more involved in the passing game. I didn't want Felix Jones, but I couldn't say my desire of having Mendenhall was much better... When it was said and done Felix Jones was very electric in his first year. Having Chris Johnson would have been cool until he held out on the organization and we were forced to pay an unbelievable amount of money for a runningback... and as we all know, runningbacks don't win championships, so we are actually better off in having more money to invest in a guy like Dez or wrapping up Sean Lee.
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  15. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I've heard that not only does he want to play, but he wants a two-year deal.

    And that seems to be part of the hold-up.
  16. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    This is funny. I argued strongly against drafting Felix Jones. Then after two seasons, I saw flashes and admitted I was wrong. Now, I realize that I thought I was wrong but was mistaken about that and I was right in the first place. :)
  17. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Felix is just another running back who had a short shelf life in the NFL. Its nothing new. No one could've predicted it. Running backs now are retiring in their late 20's. No one can deny that when Felix was healthy earlier in his career he was a difference maker and his YPC was over 6 yards a carry. You wanted a back to compliment Marion Barber and you had two 1st round picks.
  18. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh I hated the pick, and never changed my stance at all. I was hopeful that we could use him for something, but always hated the pick...watched all his games in college and knew he was a terrible pick.

    I wish him luck wherever, but he was and will always be a huge draft mistake. I said here before that draft I would throw a brick at my tv if I heard that pick, and came close to it when I heard that pick.

    Hated it then, and anytime its brought up I throw up in my mouth a lil.
  19. dwmyers

    dwmyers Well-Known Member

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    I was not a big fan of Felix's, and was wanting Chris Johnson before the draft. Not sure why, but I think I liked his sheer speed.

    Still, for those trying to evaluate the pick, let me note this chart:

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2012-draft-preview.htm

    The 22nd pick of the draft, on average, yields an AV of 27. Felix Jones's AV, all earned with Dallas, was 26. He was a completely average 22nd pick.
    Problem was, there were some great picks available at RB that year, and we missed them.
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  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    How could a guy not want to play and want to play longer? Something doesn't add up.

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