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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. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    He will be a 32 year old DT.........he lives in or around Dallas, and can save on taxes. I gotta a feeling he stays, just hope Jerry doesn't throw him one of his 7 year $35 million dollar Ratliff extensions.
  2. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    I still would have kept Bowen over Hatcher and Spears. Price was equal 2 for 1, I would have gone 1.
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Spoken for truth.
  4. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I think that Bowen was a better fit in the 3-4, but I'm glad we kept Hatcher around now that we're making the switch to the 4-3.
  5. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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  6. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Nah.. Hatcher by himself is just as good as Bowen, if not better. We were right not to pay that much for him, imo.
  7. Ultimategamer5567

    Ultimategamer5567 Member

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    Hatcher is more than just another journeyman. The guy is an above average starting linemen, and easily this team's best interior DL right now, and that includes Ratliff.
  8. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Hatcher has been our most productive DL'man for the past couple years now.
  9. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Hatch is just in the long line of recent DL guys we have found later in the draft that noone seems to respect....when healthy crawford will probably fit this description also. This ability to find guys later in the draft to contribute to the DL has to be leveraged by this team and hopefully they will continue what they have been doing instead of listening to the draft floyd crowd.

    Speak ur mind Hatch, its refreshing
  10. Carl23

    Carl23 Member

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    Loved everything he said. Was humble enough to compliment another player and to know, like someone else said, that he is a journeyman. What I loved the most was the " I’ll play out there in the parking lot. I love playing football" part...
  11. Cogan

    Cogan Active Member

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    I'd rather hear pat answers than stupid ones.
  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Canty was 26 when he signed with the Giants and Bowen was 27 when he signed with the Redskins.

    Hatcher will be 32 at the start of the 2014 season. No one is signing him to a big contract.
  13. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Heaven help us if Hatcher has been our most productive DL'man for the past couple years.
    Our standards and our talent levels have fallen so far that we regard journeymen like Hatcher and Ratliff as "good" players. Anywhere else (Patriorts, Giants, etc.) they'd be 2nd or 3rd team
  14. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Right. The fact that he'll be 32 is a big reason why I dont think we've got another Canty or Bowen situation to worry about there. He's 5 or 6 years older than those guys were and that's a huge difference, as we all know, in the NFL.

    I have a feeling they will be able to keep him for a fair deal.
  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Unless they no longer want him.
  16. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Well yes. If they decide they don't want him then of course he wouldn't be here. But that's their decision. I was just refering to if they wanted to keep him that I really don't think they'll have a problem doing so.
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  17. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Ratliff kind of had the numerous Pro Bowls and being one of the best tackles in the league going for him though. I like Hatcher and I do think he's underrated but unless he has a Pro Bowl season this year I highly doubt he breaks the bank.
  18. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Well, yeah he lives in Dallas. He plays for Dallas. The state income tax thing is far less a big deal than you make it out to be -- he ends up paying state income tax on most away games already.
  19. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Get a grip, mens. every year we think the Ratliffs and Hatchers of this world are serviceable, even good players, only to see runners and receivers run over these aging players. On one hand, there is something good and touching about how Jerra protects the aged and infirm on his team. On the other hand I am constantly disappointed how our "good" players are manhandled by other teams with younger, faster and cheaper players.
    If only Jimma were here, he'd find some gems among the huddled masses he brought in ever year. When he found "players" he'd remind them daily how everyone (save the triplets) was expendable. He ruled by fear and the players responded by going full speed every play. Injured? Take a hike! Lazy? You're outta here! Subplay? We can find a younger chaper guy!
    Sigh.
    Now if a guy is lazy or minimally skilled, slow or chronically injured, Jason and Jerra trip over each other to tell us how loyal and intelligent and hard-working they are.
    Holla
  20. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Jerry, not wanting to hold onto one of his own?

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