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Gavin Escobar returned to practice

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Galian Beast, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. CT Dal Fan

    CT Dal Fan Well-Known Member

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    My problem wasn't really with Escobar himself; it was with Dallas trying (again) to make a two TE offense work after failing with Anthony Fasano and Martellus Bennett in years past. Escobar, though, has a real chance to be a factor in 2014, and maybe (dare I say it?) Witten's eventual successor.
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  2. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    For the record, I hated the pick when it happened. I should've listened to Risen Star. He called it.
  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, to be honest...the "realist" are usually wrong.
  4. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I thought he wanted a CB in the draft?
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  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Liked the player, disliked spending a high pick on TE when we had more obvious needs.

    Making a mental note of the reference to "I should have listened to Risen Star" in a serious context. White rabbit, white rabbit!
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  6. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it will be directed elsewhere
  7. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I'm far more right than you'll ever be and anybody paying attention knows it.
  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Wow. That sure sounds impressive. It's like you're sure, no matter what your post history might indicate. It's too bad you don't have a track record for owning your own obvious mistakes or your certainty might also be convincing to all those people who are paying attention.

    I've got 25k+ posts on CZ.com. I've been wrong about plenty of things during that time, I'm sure, so I can't say with certainty how our records compare. I can only judge based off of the things you and I have actually disagreed on, where your track record is truly abysmal.
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  9. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I don't "own" up to the hallucinations you create in your mind to make it seem like we're on a pretty level playing field.

    Tell me again how I was wrong on Phil Costa when I said he sucked and would be out of the league now that he's sucked and is out of the league.

    You just can't stand it.
  10. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    A lot of people were complaining about the TE pick, not the player. With an Oline sucky as last years and we drafted another TE. Good player, but we could have used another pass rusher or Olineman over another TE.
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  11. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Are you two serious or joshing with each other?
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    What if the TE was higher on their draft board?
  13. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Which is why we have so many rings in the last 18 years, right?
  14. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Its thinking like this that has given us a top 5 offense and a bottomless defense. At some point someone has to get creative with trading or FA, otherwise you wind up with 6 Pro Bowl TEs who happened to be on the top of your draft board and bunch of scrubs on your front 7.
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  15. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    I still would have us pick defense. But at least his productive and quite possibly take over for Witten eventually.
  16. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    You were wrong about Phil Costa. And your current fiction on that topic makes that really clear.

    But this isn't a Costa thread.
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  17. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    I'm seeing so much more creative potential on the offensive side of the ball this year and that is a VERY good thing.
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  18. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    speaking strictly for me, I saw draft the closest rated non TE, be it O line, RB, DE, or anything but K/P and TE. Were not good enough to have a bushel of talent at TE and so spartan all over the D and 2013 draft the Oline.
  19. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Escobar makes contested catches and gets open behind safeties. He can block people under 265 lbs well enough. He is now demonstrating toughness.

    He is worthy of his second round selection to this point.
  20. Floaty

    Floaty Benched

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    Nope....And in all honestly

    I won't be shocked if they tried to trade Hanna for a Blocking TE because I'm starting to get the vibe Escobar is more of the receiving TE that gets down the seems rather than the blocker.

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