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Gavin Escobar?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by IAmLegend, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Everybody new he could not block, coming out. If we picked him and have the idea that he is going to be an inline blocker for us, that's on us.
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Hey we have a perfectly good rant going on. Don't come in here and ruin it. :D
  3. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I think the sad Jason moment was when we initially traded down. I do not recall Garrett being disappointed with the Escobar choice.

    Of course it is always hard to tell what is going on with draft day, there is always a lot of high fives when picks are made, Charlotte comes in and pretends she has a role and the red headed grandchild comes in and out etc.
  4. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I think we thought he could at least get in the way and not be a full blown liability out there. Not the case, obviously.

    He does not need to be a crunching blocker. Novacek himself was a simple positional stumbling block half the time.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    No, we really should have known this if we scouted him at all. He has never shown the ability to block and it's really more of a want to thing then anything. Escobar does not want to block. He's another Bennett in this regard, except Bennett could block, he just didn't want to, here in Dallas. Escobar has never ever shown any desire to do that IMO.

    IDK.
  6. Fonzie

    Fonzie New Member

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    I absolutely hated this pick on draft day and I hate it even more now. I never bought that "Patriots style offense" garbage for a second.
  7. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Right on!
  8. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Callahan didn't like Warford for his zone blocking scheme
  9. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    And yet his unit has been playing like hot garbage. When you pass on players like Warford who have proven tape, there is a problem. Funny thing was Broaddus loved Warford and thought he could sneak into the 1st round. I guess Broaddus got one right and the scouting department whiffed big time.
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  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    No way we were going to go OL in back to back picks. Got nothing to do with whiffing.
  11. neosapien23

    neosapien23 Well-Known Member

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    And there lies the problem. Oline and dline should be top priorities behind the QB. So what if dallas took frederick and warford. The oline would have been set.
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  12. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    He's been in on a grand total of 70 snaps since the Denver interception--with no targets.

    I do not know how that can be sugarcoated.
  13. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    We drafted Escobar in an attempt to improve the 2 TE set. But I also think we did it with the idea that he would be Witten's replacement by 2015.
  14. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    You better hope he's ready before then.
  15. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The Escobar pick was a real shocker, but many of us rationalized it by thinking he has an upside and will be a valuable player in the future. However, after further consideration - and considering the lack of depth we have in many areas - I think everyone involved in this pick should get the bum's rush out of Valley Ranch.
  16. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Gavin who???

    Oh, yea..............now I remember.............that TE we took in the 2nd round so we could run the Patriot 12 offense.................then Opie discovered we suck at the 12 offense................so our 2nd round pick watches the game from the bench.......LOL


    You seriously cant make this stuff up if you tried.
  17. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Perhaps. Not ready to go all the way out on that limb and say that Witten won't be here next year, but with the cap being what it is, you never know.
  18. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Happens to a lot of teams every year. Even good ones. You draft a guy thinking you're going to do something with him, and whether it's him being deficient, or the scheme not working out, the pick becomes a waste, at least in the short term.
  19. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    Witten is considerably slower and less quick than last year. He might be done. Might be.
  20. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    another 2nd round TE that Dallas' offense is not creative enough to use adequately?

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