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I am congratulating Jerry

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Joe Realist, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    I know, I know - I must be crazy. Despite his contradictory comments he has made about passing on Johnny Manziel, he DID the right thing by not drafting him.

    Each day that passes (and another Johnny Football video surfaces - like recent one with him using stacks of cash as a phone), I am grateful that the circus is in Cleveland and not with the Cowboys. If he is a Cowboy and these same things occur, the coverage, scrutiny and distractions would be suffocating and unbearable.

    Thanks Jerry!

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  2. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Also thanks to Jerry for doing a great GM move, to sign Weeden, as Orton has been a no show.
    Give credit where credit is due, though some won't claim this is a JJ move....
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    We've made a lot of right moves this off season. Passing on JF is just one.
  4. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! DANGER!
  5. Dcowboy84

    Dcowboy84 Well-Known Member

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    While i agree that passing on him was the right move football wise, I actually don't think there would be as much of a circus if he was in Dallas.

    What i mean by that is I don't think you'd be seeing all these trips to Vegas and such. It's very likely if he was with us they would have given him restrictions to help him avoid these picture and video events he's dealt with thus far.

    The media circus is here no matter what so that is unavoidable but i think our infrastructure would have put guidelines in place for him.


    I may be in the minority since i don't hear it discussed much or at all, but I actually think Cleveland is encouraging the behavior and doesn't care at all because it is getting them more national media attention than they've received in years.

    For having such a "hard-nosed", "all-business" new head coach there he has really brushed a lot of it off and the only time he really mentions Johnny is when he says that he's the backup to Hoyer.
  6. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'm just thrilled I don't have to root for that guy. It's similar (but not as egregious) to Roethlisberger: I'm free to hate him for being a rotten human being without the cognitive dissonance that would come with him being on the Cowboys.
  7. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    I don't agree with passing on Manziel but Jerry made a tough decision and upgraded the team and the offseason has been pretty good considering our situation Jerry has put us in.
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  8. Alexander

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

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    It would be even worse. This team is already a magnet for negative press, Manziel acting like the kid he is would be blown up to epic proportions. From the swan incident on. Dallas is not unique in the way they can insulate their players. They just tend to avoid players like that.
  9. birdwells1

    birdwells1 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I like the Martin pick but until Manziel bombs out on the field I'll withhold judgement.
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  10. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Oh how true that is.
    If Manziel, or any other player does something while on another team, and gets some negative press, but not a lot. No one says much. for a Minor insignificant incidence.
    but for that same player doing the same thing for Dallas, it's, wow, that organization is out of control, it's a country club, Jerry is not a good GM to control his players...well, you know the drill....
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  11. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be 1000x worse
  12. Alexander

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

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    In a way, Cleveland might be one of the few places where Manziel would be insulated as the team keeps a very low profile. The only reason this trip of his is news is well, people are bored.
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  13. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Circus is exactly the right word. Johnny Circus.
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  14. Vinnie2u

    Vinnie2u Well-Known Member

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    Not Re-doing Carrs contract was another good move....
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  15. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I think other people deserve a lot of the credit for passing on Manziel. The team made a collaborative decision on the direction to go. He was not ever in our plans. It wasn't Jerry alone that decided that. I know of one very high ranking Cowboys official who was a voice against taking him. The consensus was to go in another direction. It was the right move.
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  16. Cowboy_Shawn

    Cowboy_Shawn Active Member

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    Let's see how well Manziel performs on the field first before propping Jerry for passing on him.

    I don't have a single issue with anything Manziel is doing.

    He's done nothing illegal. All he's done is take a few vacation trips during his down time and posted a few pics of him having harmless fun on social media sites.

    Big deal. He's 21 years old and enjoying himself.

    Honestly I have less of a problem with all of Manziel's trips than I did with Romo and Witten's Cabo trip in 20907. At least Manziel has the common sense to party and relax during the offseason. Meanwhile, our two of our "leaders" were vacationing it up during the playoffs.
  17. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    I said that to some of the younger engineers I worked with and they didn't know what I was talking about.
  18. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    That's too bad.
  19. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    of course
  20. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    It was the first time it hit me that I was getting older.

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