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Gosselin: Injuries are no excuse for another mediocre Dallas Cowboys season

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Alexander, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Alexander

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

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    Ratliff has been a beaten up declining player for years. It was a mistake to count on him in the first place.
  2. Alexander

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

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    And people using injuries as an excuse do not have an "agenda"?

    Gosselin utilized very simple facts. This was not an opinion, it was not an editorial piece.

    No, Dallas did not lose the most starters due to injury contrary to what has been whined about all season long.

    But hey, I think he is an idiot, so his factual article is just dismissed. And if you excuse me, while I am at it, I will just change the parameters to fit my own "agenda" and just sit with my arms folded, my lower lip poked out and just insist that Dallas' injuries were so much more profound than everyone else's.

    That is a real "agenda".
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  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Granted.

    Hayden was (according to one source) the 2nd-worst DT in the NFL.

    I can't imagine that Ratliff would have been as bad or worse.
  4. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    Green bay was 8-7-1 only an idiot would say injuries didn't contribute to that record and then put it in an article.
  5. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    Yes , I have an agenda...it is anti-football ignorance. I get plenty of material to work with around here.
  6. Alexander

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

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    He still was never going to be the player that they believed he would be. The fact they went with about as nondescript defensive tackle like Hayden all season is more of an indictment on our ability to evaluate the roster than it is about an injury. Kiffin, Jones, and whomever else thought it was a smart idea to count on Ratliff to be what this system needed blew it. Without question.
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  7. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    And the only reason that record got them in was Detroit finished 1-6.
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  8. Alexander

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

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    To use the same kind of flimsy excuse, one of the only reasons we had a chance for yet another loss with the division on the line in the final week was because the other two teams in the division were a combined 10-22.
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  9. scottsp

    scottsp Well-Known Member

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    If the defensive front is addressed in much the same manner as it has been recently, I would expect injuries to once again become a headline staple in 2014.
  10. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    Did either of those teams have the division lead before losing 6 of 7? Didn't think so.
  11. Alexander

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

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    A loss is loss, whether it came as a result of falling apart to close the season or winning one game and losing the next.
  12. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, by this metric then all players and team personnel are created exactly equal.

    Injuries aren't an excuse, they're a primary reason why this team performed poorly, including other areas.

    How many UDFA and street free agents did GB and these other teams have starting for them?

    If people would quit stop being so butthurt and actually learn to think objectively, they'd see that injuries had a significant impact on the underachievement of our defensive unit for the main reason that our depth and talent was, quite frankly, poor. That speaks more to player acquisition (Hello Jerry) than it does to "making excuses."

    Don't let that stop you from believing that our coach singlehandedly ruined everything though. Ignorance is always amusing.
  13. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    Jerry and Jason are both glad we had all the injuries. They both know that if they were being honest, our injuries are just a HUGE SCAPEGOAT!! Answer a question for me please. Which player were we missing that would have made a difference in any of the games we lost? How did we do when those players played in the other games?
  14. Alexander

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

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    [quote="coult44, post: 5410715, member: 10211]"Answer a question for me please. Which player were we missing that would have made a difference in any of the games we lost? How did we do when those players played in the other games?[/quote]

    The pretend Jay Ratliff would have made a difference, no question.
  15. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    The pretend Jay Ratliff would have made a difference, no question.[/quote]

    The Ratliff before the contract was ever signed, agree. But "the rat" really hasn't been effective for at least 3 years.
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    What about Crawford? Bet not.
  17. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    The Ratliff before the contract was ever signed, agree. But "the rat" really hasn't been effective for at least 3 years.[/quote]

    Should have dropped him after the DUI.
  18. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    Yea he was just trying to pile on to another bad Cowboy season and picked a poor example to use imo.
  19. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    No agenda, just facts...............I didnt even post it dude, I am just replying to Gosselin writing an article that is almost word for word what I have been saying for weeks.


    We were not the only team hit with injuries, if you would have read the article it said 1600 starts were lost across the NFL this year due to injury.





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  20. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Seriously dude, if you are so much smarter than everybody else...........what the hell are you doing on a message board instead of working for an actual NFL team?

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