Fifth-round rookie Pat Watkins is reportedly the favorite to start at free safety

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Gryphon, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. jbsg02

    jbsg02 Active Member

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    I'd be very suprised if that happens. Not many 5th round rookies start opening day.
  2. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yep. And Merriman's nick has been lights out for a long time. He even has a tatoo from college showing a light switch.
  3. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    well then i would change it but i can't, i like the nick name lights out but hammer is good too
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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  5. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    true, he is just a rookie, but he's only going to be asked to roam CF, and he can do that given his size and speed, plus his closing speed is very good in case he reads routes too late, which he will, that's something Killer never had going for him, once he read the WRs route wrong, or late, the play was over, big-play for the opposing O

    but IMO, Watkins will start off in the nickel for a few games
  6. ghost

    ghost New Member

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    Not to knock on Newman (who i actualy like) but newspaper is a lame name for a corner. and isn't lights out Shawn Merriman?
  7. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's kinda weird. We named him that because "New" is in "Newspaper", and because the newspaper covers the whole world, or whatever.

    I would like for his nickname to be "Skinny Kid Who Swats Ball". :p:
  8. PacoReloaded

    PacoReloaded New Member

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    I'm pretty sure they're referring to the first preseason game against Seattle.
  9. NorTex

    NorTex Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about this Watkins kid, I was at the late practice today (wed) and Watkins let receivers get by him deep, at least twice...Parcells was not happy!
  10. YoungBuck

    YoungBuck New Member

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    How about we wait to see him in an actual game before we anoint him the next great cowboy saftey.

    Let's not forget that he's been playing against the same players every day in practice and he knows a lot about what the offense is running. You hear about the picks he's had, but you don't always hear about the times he's gotten beat.

    I'd be really scared if he starts the washington game. Moss is praying to get to go against a rookie.
  11. dallasfan31

    dallasfan31 New Member

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    great news a late round draft pick doing very well.
  12. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    Did I miss the article that goes along with this? I mean, I think Watkins will eventually end up starting anyway, but I would be somewhat surprised if he begins the season as a starter.
  13. Daudr

    Daudr New Member

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    Roy Williams' nickname has been "Superman" ever since he flew over the line and blew up Chris Sims.
  14. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Pat watkins covered moss in college like a blanket.
  15. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    Let's go Pwat!
  16. Dangerous Dave

    Dangerous Dave Member

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    I don't think so. Moss' last year at UM was in 2000. Watkins played at FSU from 2002 to 2005......
  17. stilltheguru

    stilltheguru Well-Known Member

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  18. Dangerous Dave

    Dangerous Dave Member

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    I thought they were referring to santana moss...
  19. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Thats what I thought.

    Seems the Cowboys wanted to at least lock-up the position because they may have thought that they wouldn't take a FS before all of the "big names" were gone. However, Watkins fell to them. Thats why we have Davis at his current contract.

    If Davis beats out Watkins, fine. If Watkins beats out Davis, fine. If Watkins can do it, I would like it better because he is just starting his career with the Cowboys.
  20. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Nope the 2 kids in the 2006 draft.

    Watkins and Sinorice Moss.

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