Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by sunbum, Dec 7, 2012.
keep hearing mixed reports, has a definitive decision been made? We will need him!
Rat has turned into one of the "glass" players for Dallas.
mike fisher ‏@fishsports Jay Ratliff goes inside bfor practice starts. No-go for him. His situation w/ #cowboys suddenly has an uncomfortable feel. @1053thefan
mike fisher ‏@fishsports
Re Ratliff: like Granny used to say, 'Somethin in the milk ain't clean.' #Cowboys @1053thefan
Seems like he's been unhappy with the team for years now, I think he's a goner after the season
Ratliff has been more bark than bite for sometime now, time to turn the page.
what makes you say this? I don't see any reason for him to be upset - he has gotten two big contracts and they let him play the position he wants.
Not only does it seem he is not playing, but mike fisher labeled him a malcontent on the fan about an hour ago.
Apparently Ratliff had a huge blow up in the locker room after the eagles game and mike fisher is saying there is an awkward vibe around him and the team.
I have no idea what any of this is or means, but geez now Ratliff is a locker room problem? What in the world is going on?
How much do you want to bet it was concerning him missing these game. I am not in any position to judge injuries. But I am simply going to guess that the team thought he could give them something...and he chose to sit. Just my guess.
Cats in his situation will not mind getting cut. He has been around since 2005. They have not won. Someone will pick him up if he gets cut. Gives him a chance to get another signing bonus. And he will probably find his way to a team that has a better chance to win.
That doesn't describe Ratliff though. He has never been anything like that, te exact opposite actually.
Very rare to keep cores together this long that don't produce. You look at the teams that actually win...even they break the band up. But we have kept the 2005 band together for a while. Sprinkle in Witten, Romo and Miles...and we have had some guys here for awhile that have become to accustomed to losing. And for competitors...irritation will eventually set in. I don't think there should many players in Dallas that are untouchable...yet we have them. And that is hard to explain when you consider the results.
Nick eatman just said Ratliff won't even make the trip to cincy.
I think part of the problem is that Jerry over-values the talent on this club. I believe that the Japanese have a saying "tell a lie enough times and it becomes the truth". Jerry has lied to himself, as well as a large number of fans, and bought into the notion that this team is close to contending for a title. I think the reality is that this group of players may never compete for a title.
What does that have to do with whatever happened this week with Ratliff?
That is a good question.
Maybe you shouldn't hand out a 5 year $40 million dollar contract ($18 million guaranteed) to a player with a declining skillset. Giving out that type of contract to a 25 year old is one thing, but handing out that deal to a 30 year old is another. Especially when that player has been but a shell of his former self and is at an age where injuries are more likely than not.
This team has way too many holes to fill. It'll be a decade before we can contend.
Brandon George ‏@dmn_george
#Dallas #Cowboys NT Jay #Ratliff won't play Sunday against the #Cincinnati #Bengals, DC Rob Ryan said.
Nick Eatman ‏@nickeatman
DT Jay Ratliff is not expected to play Sunday against bengals .. Likely wont even make the trip because of nagging groin injury
No kidding. What the hell is going on?
Anyway, I can't believe some people are basically calling Jay soft, a quitter, whatever. This guy with Witten probably has more heart and guts than anyone on the team. How anyone can be a fan of this team and not know this is beyond me.
I guess the answer is that some people think just because a player gets paid, it's fair game to call him anything in the book regardless of validity.
And BTW, I don't know how you feel, theebs, but I don't completely trust Fisher. He's basically been a mouthpiece for Cuban for years and now it almost seems like he's doing the same for the Cowboys. Or at least is trying to become that.
Even on dallascowboys.com, the staff is saying that Ratliff will probably be cut due to having a bad contract. It seems like the boys are getting ready to move on from him. I would try to work out a trade though and not just cut him. Even if Dallas only gets a 7th rounder at least they can dictate where he plays. Ratliff would be an absolute terror on a 4-3 team and I would hate to see him playing for New York or Philly where he would be a much better fit. Ratliff still has some years left if he can find the right fit, and I would prefer he doesn't terrorize Dallas by playing for a division rival.
Good thing they got him locked up long term.
I think it's more likely that the team would keep him out of a game and it would tick Jay off, honestly. The guy's got heart. That's never been the issue.
I hate this sort of dysfunction, though. Especially from a player I really like, and one I was hoping could still be a difference maker for us. The rest of this story will be interesting when it comes out.