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I'm really starting to like Jason Hatcher

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Coy, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Coy

    Coy Well-Known Member

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    I am really starting to like this guy, I know he is 31 but he is playing lights out and I hope it´s not his last year here, he is showing leadership skills that we haven´t seen on this team the past couple of years.
    Just read this column from JJT, and I loved it.


    IRVING, Texas -- A lot of guys could've done what Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher did after practice the other day.

    Tony Romo. Sean Lee. Jason Witten. DeMarcus Ware.

    Any of them could've asked Jason Garrett for an opportunity to briefly address the team Wednesday afternoon.

    Only Hatcher did.

    He didn't talk long, but in a passionate soliloquy -- yes, he dropped several F-bombs, according to multiple witnesses -- Hatcher talked to his teammates about being singularly committed to winning, avoiding another mediocre season and playing for something other than a paycheck.

    Then he implored Witten to ride with him. Romo, too.

    Hallelujah. It's about time.


    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story...ys-players-taking-ownership-their-locker-room
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  2. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    As Hatcher said himself, wonder what my career would look like now, if I had been in this D from day one.

    Not sure I know, but a interesting question none the less.
  3. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    Leadership like Hatchers is much needed on the Cowboys.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully this wakes guys up and they learn to play 60 min of football, not a qrt or a half.
  5. XDez88BeastX

    XDez88BeastX Active Member

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    I'm hoping him & Selvie get reasonable 1-2 year deals in the near future so they don't get cought up in FA next year ala Laurent Robinson.
  6. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    I like it. But I'm pretty sure this is not the first time in 3 years a player has done that.
  7. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone stand in front of the team last year after the Seattle debacle and tell them they need to get their acts together?
  8. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    whats the love for Hatcher now? jeez, i thought we didnt need guys on the wrong side of 30, now if they say the right things, we gotta keep them? I get so confused on this board so fast. I cant keep up with the loves on players. Do we not like a guy whos over 30?, on the team and no skills and we gotta love him, down on Lee and Ware, up on so and so for being a training camp god. Wow.
  9. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Well if you'd actually read the posts on the board alot of posters are advocating for a short term deal for Hatcher.
  10. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Yea, but why on earth would either one of them do that? Selvie maybe, but Hatcher is balling right now and has been a good player throughout his career. I dont think either one of them should want to take a deal.
  11. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    This man doesn't bite his tongue. He doesn't give you PC answers fed to him by Rich Dalrymplel. He's not scared to ruffle feathers in the locker room. He holds himself and his unit accountable (did it after the KC game even though he didn't have to). Hatcher is a good dude...the man has strong character...I respect him immensely. I hope we work out something with him so this isn't his last year.
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  12. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'm a Jason Hatcher fan and whether we bring back the 31 year old next year, obviously will depend on what type of year he has and what type of money his looking to get in his last contract.

    But I must admit, Rod Marinelli is starting to make me believe, maybe we don't need to spend high draft picks and large free agent dollars on the D line, especially after what I have seen him do with the likes of Hayden, Selvie and even Bass when he was healthy.

    He is starting to make me a believer that we can spend our resources (money, high draft picks) else where and he is going to find and coach guys to make the D line pretty good.
  13. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Playing five technique in a 3-4 defense is a thankless and difficult job. So few players excel at it. Warren Sapp is a Hall of Famer, and he looked downright pedestrian when Oakland tried to force him to play five technique.

    As I recall, there were those among us who wanted to transition to a 4-3 defense a few years back.
  14. blackbull

    blackbull Well-Known Member

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    Why oh why couldn't Ware, Lee, Romo or Witten have done that. Smh
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  15. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    Hatcher is a good player and has been for a few years, you're right he is on the wrong side of 30 but all that means to me is I wouldn't sign him to a long-term deal. I'd offer him a 3 year contract with a hefty raise he deserves it and this defenses needs him. The guy is playing at a really high level
  16. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Have to keep him. Spencer is most likely gone and Ratliff...I've been over that guy for about 2 years now. I know Hatcher said Ben Bass will replace him next year but that would not be wise to let Hatcher walk for an unproven Bass and Crawford (coming off a major injury). Right now, I'm still pegging DE as a 1st/2nd round need in the draft unless Selvie shows that he can be that guy long-term.
  17. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    You would just complain about Jerry resigning someone over the age of thirty.
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  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    No more talk the talk. I have heard that so many times over the years. Time for walk the walk.
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  19. jday

    jday Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't there, so I couldn't say. Were you there?
  20. 50cent

    50cent Well-Known Member

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    This was my first thought! Why can't any of our CAPTAINS have the ----- to do this. As I've said before, Sapp was right about Ware. He's not someone that makes someone feel like they can run through a wall, neither is Romo or Witten. I think Lee has it, but I think he defers to Ware too often as the voice of the defense and that has to change. Ware, Romo and Witten are captains by patch not by inspiration.

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