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News: Jason Hatcher: Ben Bass ‘is going to be the reason I’m playing on a different team next year’

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by ilykdrama, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. ilykdrama

    ilykdrama Active Member

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  2. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    This sounds like a vet who has been around and accepts the reality of how the NFL works. While Bass may not be as good as Hatcher, he's serviceable enough to take Hatcher's place at probably 1/3 or 1/4 of the price.
  3. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I really hope that Hatcher sticks around, I feel like he's going to really shine in the new scheme.
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  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    We don't have the depth to let Hatcher walk.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'm actually thinking Dallas won't have a real problem being able to keep Hatcher around. i really like him but I don't see him being a guy whose going to really be able to command any kind of big money anywhere so I can see Dallas being able to keep him at a very servicable contract.
  6. fffiasco

    fffiasco Member

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    You would be surprised, remember Chris Canty and Stephen Bowen?
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  7. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Hatcher isn't really a guy to take too seriously in front of the mic.

    1) There's no real leaders on this team.
    2) Tyrone Crawford will end up in the Hall of Fame.
    3) I don't give a crap where I'm playing next year.

    Is context important on each of these? Sure. But others are wise enough to speak in a less controversial manner. Hatcher is a good example why you have to be discriminating about which player/ex-player you listen to.
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  8. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Yea, Hatch is a bit of a scatter brain when you put a mic in front of his face. He's admitted that he doesn't like doing interviews. Just take the comment for what it was intended to be, a compliment of a teammate, and move on. Nothing to see here.
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  9. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    You may be correct. This last offseason was a weird market for some. Some guys are getting caught in the crosshairs of that. Everyone would love to have quality depth. But we'll have enough front-line guys that need to be taken care of. Hatcher is not a Canty or Bowen situation. They were both considerably younger than Hatcher when they hit the market..
  10. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    He certainly has proven nothing at this point but the coaching staff is probably very thankful for this college backup who seems to have found a good situation for himself. We look to be holding our own in the drafts early rounds these days (2010,11,12) but to overcome some of our contract boo-boos we're going to need to find some diamonds in the rough.
  11. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Did you hear his interview with Gordon Keith on the Ticket? It was pretty bad...
  12. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    If it was from a few months ago, i think i know which one you're talking about.. haha.
  13. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Would you prefer cookie cutter answers from Ware? Hatcher speaks from the gut. Not sure why you wouldn't appreciate that.
  14. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    True but Hatcher just turned 31, while Canty and Bowen were in their mid 20s, I believe. Can't see Hatcher getting a long-term, lucrative contract from any team...
  15. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Because it tends to be way off-base. I know you actually believe the "no leaders" bit from the Dez thread. I don't. Do you also believe that Crawford is showing signs of being a Hall of Fame player?
  16. dallasfan4lizife

    dallasfan4lizife Well-Known Member

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    tell ratliff that
  17. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    Hatcher has never played at the level of Ratliff IMO.

    I just see Hatcher as a steady, solid player who won't "take over" a game like DeMarcus Ware can.
  18. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    When did Crawford say the Hall of Fame comment? Was it possibly tongue in cheek?

    The no leaders comment was 100% truth. You don't believe it because you don't want to believe it. 2010 doesn't happen with real leaders in the locker room.
  19. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Canty was 26 and Bowen was 27 when they hit free agency. Hatcher will be 32. Big big difference there in terms of who is interested and at what cost.
  20. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    It was Hatcher who called Crawford a future Hall of Famer after he suffered his recent achilles injury. So no, it wasn't tongue in cheek.

    Were there real leaders in the 2007 locker room when we collapsed at 6-10 in Switzers final year? BTW - Aikman, Irvin, Emmitt & Woody were all there. It's not quite as simple as you want it to be IMO.

    My point was that you really have to take what Hatcher says with a grain of salt. Choose to believe whatever you wish. Your opinion might be that the "no leaders comment was 100% truth." But that doesn't make it so anymore than my opinion disproves it. What does appear abundantly clear is that Hatcher himself is no leader of this team because if he were he wouldn't proclaim to the world that he doesn't give a crap where he plays next year.

    BTW - I still really like Hatcher as a player. And I sympathize with him having to do interviews when he doesn't feel comfortable doing so.
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