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News: FWST: Kevin Ogletree picking up the slack with absence of Austin and Bryant

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Posted Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012

    By Carlos Mendez
    cmendez@star-telegram.com

    SAN DIEGO -- The words were in another answer to another question in another news conference, slipped in there almost too fast for anybody to notice.

    "Really being the lead receiver."

    Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was talking not about Miles Austin or Dez Bryant.

    Or this year's hot rookie, Cole Beasley.

    Or last year's top touchdown receiver, Laurent Robinson.

    He meant Kevin Ogletree, the fourth-year veteran who many, including the Cowboys, seemingly want to count out of the fight for the third receiver position.

    But last week, Ogletree re-inserted himself into the competition with four catches for 60 yards against San Diego, including a 35-yarder between cornerback Quentin Jammer and safety Eric Weddle.

    Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/22/4199718/cowboys-receiver-kevin-ogletree.html#storylink=cpy
     
  2. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    At least this offseason, he's looked as good or better than the other backups from most other teams.

    The question is will he deliver in real games.

    It seems that he's toughened up and become more dedicated--whcih were my main issue with him in the past. No more alligator arms please.
     
  3. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I'm not a fan of KO and really don't trust him in regular season, but if he does make the roster, which it appears he will, I really hope that he can produce and have a great season.
     
  4. fifaguy

    fifaguy Well-Known Member

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    I will wait until week 1 when he plays as the #2 receiver against the Giants, before I get out the annoiting oil.
     
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I agree. But I think Dez and Miles will both start that game.
     
  6. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    I'll take a wait and see approach but I do believe he has matured some as a person and a WR since last year.
     
  7. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    Tap the brakes, Mendez.
     
  8. elcowboi

    elcowboi Active Member

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    I just hope he steps up to the plate this year.
     
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    As long as Ogletree continues to go out and produce I have no problem with him at all.
     
  10. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    My issue with Ogletree is only that he's really not demonstrated he's any better than the players behind him, and he's a (relatively, only) expensive short-timer. I'd rather spend the reps developing a different young WR, all things being equal, so we get the benefit of a couple of more years on a cheap contract before we'd have to make a decision to re-up anybody.
     
  11. fuzzanoon

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    I think we've all forgotten that he was not a draft pick--remember he was an undrafted free agent! We (and I use the term We loosely) tend to want guys to come in, regardless of how they were acquired, and instantly contribute on a grand scale. Overall, I think he has shown some positive things. He also seems to be right on the normal development track.

    My 2 cents!
     
  12. Brian_C82

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    Kevin Ogletree :lmao2:
     

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