Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Tass, Sep 12, 2006.
We all know how this movie ends...and it ain't good.
Cool...I'll take the lack of replies refuting my statement as a collective agreement.
Not at all I disagree with you 100% but your entitled to your opinion.
Is it your belief, then, that Bledsoe is a rare talent that will carry the entire team on his back and we will make a deep playoff run despite the poor play of the rest of the team? (That is the 100% opposite of my opinion.)
It is my belief that this team does have talent and can make a run at the playoffs with Bledsoe as our QB. I don't care what some fair weather fan has to say. Regardless if you support the Cowboys and or Bledsoe is your choice it is no skins of my ars I have seen many fair weather fans in the 40+ years of being a Cowboy fan your just 1 more.
I been saying Bledsoe as the Cowboy's QB will not get it them anywhere the day he was signed.
I never had faith in him before the Jax game so nothing has changed in my eyes since the day we signed him
I suppose it was Bledsoe's fault that the Witten TD was called back, as well as the multiple 3rd down competions that were called back because of penalties.
And I also suppose it was Drew's fault that the defense made Byron look like a Hall of Famer.
Oh, and was it Bledsoe's fault that our kicker missed a chip shot?????
Give me a break...if the rest of the team would have done its job, we would have won that game.
Drew deserves some of the heat he is taking I say this as someone who still firmly supports Bledsoe but I do agree it was not just Bledsoe playing a poor game. Dallas made way too many mistake to expect coming out of Jacksonville with a win.
Perhaps you could elaborate as to why you feel someone is a fair weather fan if they have no confidence whatsoever in their starting QB?
And if Bledsoe had done his Dallas wins as well.
When a guy is sitting there hoping Dallas loses a game I would call that a fair weather fan, hell I would call him a non-fan.
This reflects the lunacy of many of the Bledsoe bashers - the only option you give to those that believe Bledsoe isn't as bad as he was Sunday is that we think he is a "rare talent that will carry the entire team on his back" ....
There is middle ground you know - all you have to do is get the wheels in the head turning to realize that.
The other bit of lunacy is that you think Sunday is indicative of a typical Bledsoe season. Obviously no QB could survive one year, much less 14, playing like that. Bledsoe doesn't fall among the greats of all time, but neither does he fall with QB's below Babe Laufenberg calibre.
A little common sense and fairness should be considered before posting.
I would agree if that person said he hopes Dallas loses. Did he say that? Maybe he did in another thread or something that I do not know about. Based on this thread I dont think anyone has said such a thing. I promise you I am no fair weather fan and I have absolutely no confidence whatsoever in Bledsoe. I cheer for him on gameday and hope he does great. The realist in me during the week says when it is all said and done I seriously doubt he gets Dallas to where they want to go.
For me...Bledsoe is on a short leash. He's done enough in the past to be given the chance to recover, but there is not much more rope to give IMO.
What bothers me so much is his complete lack of ability to avoid any pressure at all...he will let the pocket colapse on him and not move. HE has lead in his shoes.
I watched an immoble Payton Manning move around just enough to avoid pressure and get his throws off, Bledsoe is no where close to doing this....no where close. With our average oline (who I don't think is as bad as advertised) he may not work for us...
I know we discussed this some the other day. I am a big time Bledsoe doubter. However, I do not for one second believe that Bledsoe plays like he did Sunday all the time. I do contend that when the division, playoff hopes, playoff games, and/or Super Bowl is on the line he will put up an egg.
Perhaps no faith/confidence would be more accurate than when I say he sucks. Clearly he does not suck all the time or as bad as he did last Sunday.
Interestingly this article is in another thread:
Special season for Cowboys? Not with Bledsoe at QB
Posted: Monday September 11, 2006 7:17PM; Updated: Tuesday September 12, 2006 12:44AM
It might just have been the season opener, but the Dallas Cowboys' 24-17 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday played out like a typical Drew Bledsoe season.
There was the opening flash of greatness. He completed five of six passes for 89 yards and led the Cowboys on two scoring drives to take a 10-0 lead. It was the sort of efficiency he had shown while leading the Cowboys to an undefeated preseason. Unfortunately for him and the team, regular-season games require starters to play the entire 60 game.
So Bledsoe continued, completing only seven of his next 22 passes, throwing two interceptions and getting sacked twice as the Jaguars took a 24-10 lead -- 14 of their points coming off Bledsoe interceptions. In typical Bledsoe fashion, he temporarily turned things around, silencing his critics and showing his potential, going 3-for-3 for 79 yards and a touchdown on his next drive, before ultimately falling short, throwing a quick interception with a chance to tie the game at the end.
None of this should have come as a surprise to anyone. The story arcs in Bledsoe seasons are as cookie cutter as most romantic comedies. Anyone shocked by the outcomes is probably equally perplexed by the endings of The Wedding Singer and There's Something About Mary.
Ask any fan of the Patriots or Bills about Bledsoe, and you'll hear the same thing. He is a good quarterback, not a great quarterback. The problem for the Cowboys is they think they have a potentially great team this season if everything falls into place. That won't be possible if Bledsoe's passes continue to fall in the wrong places.
Not only did Bledsoe throw three crucial interceptions and continue to show the mobility of a three-toed sloth in the pocket, but he simply misread more plays than a 14-year quarterback should, overthrowing and underthrowing wide-open receivers, including Terrell Owens on a couple of potentially big plays.
Bledsoe is still better than most quarterbacks in the league, but he isn't the right quarterback for the Cowboys this season. And it's becoming increasingly clear that it's only a matter of time before that job goes to Tony Romo.
Romo has already been hailed as the future quarterback of the Cowboys by owner Jerry Jones, who gave the fourth-year player a two-year, $3.9 million contract, which included a $2 million signing bonus, before this season began. "I think it's a real indication that the Cowboys are, at this juncture, looking to Tony as it pertains to the future," Jones said at the time. "I think Tony has played enough to establish that now and gain the confidence of everybody involved, his teammates."
Although Romo has yet to throw a regular-season pass, he has shown enough confidence in the pocket and enough athleticism outside of it during practices and the preseason to remind some of another young upstart who ended up replacing Bledsoe and leading his team to the Super Bowl. Now, any comparisons between Romo and Tom Brady are ridiculous until the 26-year-old steps on the field, but who's to say they won't start making sense once he does? Who's to say Romo won't jump-start the Cowboys and start making plays Bledsoe can't while cutting back on the mistakes that have been the veteran's trademark?
After all, we all know how the Bledsoe story will finish, so why not take a chance on a new script while you still have a chance to rewrite the ending?
Deep down, I believe most rational Cowboy fans know Bledsoe can't lead us to the ultimate prize, our 6th Lombardi.
We all want to hope and that's why Henson had and Romo has so much support among the fans.
When I think back to the moment I heard we signed Bledsoe, my gut reaction was that it was an improvement over Vinny but we would still be mediocre because Bledsoe has too many weaknesses that get exposed over the course of a season.
So far that gut reaction hasn't been too far off target and I don't see it changing anytime soon.
He said it in the thread he created right before this one. I can understand any fan not having a lot of confidence in a player but the differance is you’re not hoping Dallas loses the game for your own agenda. I'm not opposed to Romo and if things don't improve a change could take place however people may find out very quickly that making a change does not mean that it will be for the better and once you make that move there is no turning back.
I'm really starting to believe this...I think he can be good, but with our oline not being able to be a run first, and average passblocking he can not succeed here. In order for us to go all the way we need mobility, not M. Vick mobility, but ability to avoid the pocket colapse.
The flip side...Romo is to green to take us all the way as well...we have an issue.