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Is it time to declare Claiborne a bust?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by AmberBeer, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    As the 5th Overall and the 1st DB taken in his Class he probably qualifies as a slight disappointment thus far. Year 3 is the determining Year for Players, in a football life according to Bill Parcells.
  2. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    You really don't understand the difference between me saying it's too early to call him a bust and me saying he certainly won't be one? Really?
  3. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    lol
  4. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    Premature Evaluation!
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  5. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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    settle down bigboy lol

    Let us all hope that Morris gets some serious gametime this year. I think he will end up being allpro.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    2 different DC's and being hurt just killed his first 2 years.
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  7. theSHOW

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  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    It was just an all around rough year for Claiborne. Missed most of camp with a sprained MCL, then a separated shoulder vs NY and then a hamstring injury. Granted if he can't find a way to get out on the field and play he is no good to the Cowboys or anyone else. Talent wise I think he has the talent to be a very good CB in this league and hopefully he can get out there and prove the critics wrong.
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  9. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    The Wonderlic is a good indicator that Mo is not very bright. I think he is a bust, a stupid bust.
  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think Mo blew off the wonderlic as he said and it has nothing to do with playing football or his ability to understand and learn the game. Dexter Mannly could not read or write did not stop him from knowing how to play the game. As far as being a bust as I said Irvin did not do jack his 1st 3 years yet became a HOF I don't know what Claiborne future is but I do know it is too early to claim him a bust. However some will that is their choice.
  11. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It's not fair to declare him a bust yet. It sure will be if he doesn't play great this year though.
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Why? He walked in, wrote his name and walked out. How does that prove he is not very bright?
  13. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I would say that this is trolling for the sake of trolling, but who knows at this point.
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  14. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    According to Mos results he isn't or wasn't literate at the time of the test.

    Afterall he does have the record for the lowest score ever recorded in the NFL (4) and said he didn't bother to read the Wonderlic test.


    The study found that for tight ends and defensive backs, prospects with lower Wonderlic scores actually outperformed their counterparts with higher scores.


    http://********.com/5899735/why-does-the-nfl-still-use-the-wonderlic
  15. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Is it really better that he was was lazy and immature instead of stupid when it came to his approach to taking the test?
  16. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    That one immature mistake could have cost him his future. Does that make him bright.? I would prefer that he was stupid rather than have him display his lazy attitude. He has been questioned about his desire to play and his lack of strength. It seems that his character flaws shows on the football field as well. Imagine that.
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  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Guys take it to help draft status I don't see where it hurt him at all. He was expected to go very high in the draft and did. Now if he can't stay on the field and produce then he will be a bust but at this stage not willing to go that far to make this claim. Each to their own
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Yes, because you can never call a player a bust too soon. That way every play he makes during the year will be under the microscope and the bust label justified by every perceived mistake.
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  19. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    You seem to know everything so I'd like to hear why you think he will be any better than he has been. And he needs to be a LOT better.
  20. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    An LSU source told ESPN's Joe Schad that Claiborne is a "visual learner."

    "Mo has a high football IQ," the source said. "He just learns in a different way. He's a visual learner. He can handle playbook and scheme in the NFL."

    A 2009 study by professors from Fresno State University, the University of Georgia and Towson State found no connection between Wonderlic scores and performance during the first three years of a player's NFL career. The group studied 762 players from the 2002, 2003 and 2004 draft classes.

    John W. Michel, an assistant professor at Towson University who co-authored the study, told The Washington Post: "We found in no cases was cognitive ability related to [football] performance. We did find a negative relationship for tight ends and defensive backs. For defensive backs, it was the most pronounced; basically, the lower you scored on the Wonderlic, the better you performed."

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/st...op-cb-prospect-scored-4-wonderlic-sources-say

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