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Jared Allen to the Bears (4 yr deal)

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Bowdown27, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. theSHOW

    theSHOW Well-Known Member

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  2. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I'm in for most of this, but other than offensive line, I don't want to see a first rounder used on offense.
  3. Alexander

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

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    Sure. But taking the fifth best DL because you need it over the first, second or third best qualified talent is not all that smart. You should not elevate the pure talent because you need it.
  4. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I'm happy about that too. That defense is tough enough already!

    :eek:
  5. Alexander

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

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    It would not exactly please me, but if we picked a good starting WR better than Williams, I could learn to like it over taking some DL mainly because we are just desperate. If we do our homework, we can still add talent to the DL.

    To put it simply, our draft plan should not be A) Aaron Donald; B) Kony Ealy, C) Panic and run screaming into the streets.
  6. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I hear that and if it came to that, I would take Martin or even a OLB if it came down to it. The trade down scenarios are kind've taking into account that no true talents dropped to your spot you value higher than the coup in the trade down AND the player, etc. I agree with not taking a depleted position simply to do so but also not draft someone to watch Witten catch passes either...
  7. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You have to remain committed to BPA and not look back 5 years from now to see why you didn't select a blue chip player. Don't let the current state of the team effect your investments for the future. It's that kind of short term thinking that we have to change in Dallas. We need a long term vision.
  8. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Well at least it wasn't Seattle.

    I still say bring in Will Smith on a one-year deal.
  9. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    That last line made me laugh out loud! :D

    I seem to remember option C actually being used at the 2009 draft when Seattle traded up for Max Unger.
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  10. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I do hope we can get one of the top DL players in the draft but I don't want to see Cowboys reach for a lesser player while passing up a player at a different position that is a much better prospect.
  11. Alexander

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

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    "That Eric Ebron, he's a talent." - Jerry Jones
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  12. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Too funny dude, "just stop" motions the pup :D
  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    They've taken some hits there this offseason. And now that Bennett has collected his big pay-day, I wouldn't be surprised to see production take a dip.
  14. Alexander

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

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    That is what we tend to do. This is a key draft and one where we need to keep our wits about us.
  15. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    I can agree with that, but I'm also not in favor of going QB, WR, TE, or RB with that first rounder. I think you can still get value at a position of greater need there. The only way I go WR is I have decided to move on and not pay Bryant.
  16. visionary

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    so, youre saying we should pick between johnny football, eric ebron, dennard, and davis?
  17. BigStar

    BigStar Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    So true, we do get that sense in the draft room very regularly. How many times do we let the clock run to 0.00 only to select, "out of North Valley Community College"...as the obvious last option, etc.
  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I don't see how you can agree with that and then eliminate 4 positions from your first round equation. You either believe in BPA or you don't. This BPA at a position of need theory is just a spin job to make drafting for need sound more appealing.

    Maybe I'm an extremist but I would never let the current state of the team effect the decisions I make in the draft. That's what FA is for, and if you lack the funds to do much there then you just have to take your lumps. Don't bastardize the NFL draft and treat it as if it was an extension of free agency.

    To me, if you draft the way you subscribe you'll always be chasing your tail trying to fill needs. Desperately looking for the quick fix. But if you take the long term BPA approach you will reap the rewards of it down the road as long as your scouting department is sound.
  19. theSHOW

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    It was meant for Alexander but when I read about keeping Ware I just unloaded on that statement. Its all good here at CZ
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  20. Nirvana

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    If the Cowboys go strictly BPA this draft they may not land a WDE until the 7th round. That's an outcome they cannot afford.

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