Twitter: Jay Ratliff expected to workout next week; but not activated

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Pretty obvious the dude is loafing because Jerry called him out in the lockerroom for being soft.

    I seriously doubts that he ever suits up as a Cowboy again.
  2. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    So Jerry calls you "soft" and then you actually back up his statement and dont' suit up? That doesn't sound like Ratliff. Not the guy i've been following for some years here. It also makes absolutely no sense lol.
  3. popp1234

    popp1234 Well-Known Member

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    I hate to say it, because I am a fan of this guy, but it looks like it is time to cut bait and therefore, absorb our losses. It does not matter the reason, whether he's cashing in, or he is really working hard to get on the field. The fact remains that we can't go week to week wondering if our former pro bowler will ever play a down for us again, and if so, will he even be a shell of himself. Miles, you are on deck also. We got goals we want to reach. Either you can help us or you can't. No knock on you men. I respect and appreciate everything you have given us. If you can give us more, great. If not, it's been a pleasure.
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  4. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    They were saying on cowboys break that newman came back in 4 weeks after hernia surgery kind of indicating it's taking an unbelievable amount of time.
  5. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Not very optimistic about his return this year and I believe he has already played his last game with the Cowboys.
  6. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    He was resigned his first year as starting NT in Wade's first year as HC... He continued to be one of our best Defensive players under Wade, so....
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  7. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    If I'm jerry I'd say hey Rat, step on the field show teams what you got and we'll swing a trade.

    It's too bad, I had dreams of what he and Spencer could do.
  8. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    That was a nice contract, but it wasn't huge. Plus, he knew if he kept up his play, he'd get another one. This last one was a big contract, and he knew it would be his last.
  9. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Taking a page out of the Albert Haynesworth manual for business decisions.
  10. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    It was huge for him and he played. And your logic is hilarious, which is Rat expecting a better contract if he continued to play at such a high-level... Well duh... That's what happens when you play like a beast.. Your comments are based on some ridiculously assumptions about Rat's prophetic vision of the far future...
  11. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Cut him the moment you can and call the Bills about pending FA Alan Branch.

    No use for someone who doesn't want to wear the star.
  12. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Seriously? It happens all the time. Guys play like beasts, get paid, then start having one "injury" after another. The contract he signed in 07 was a 5 year, 20 million dollar deal with about 8 mill guaranteed, which was considered under market value at the time. He was 25, which meant he knew he was playing for one more big deal. If wasn't thinking like that, his agent sure was. He made 4 pro bowls, got a much fatter deal, then went on the shelf.

    First it was his elbows. Then his feet. Then a sports hernia. Then a hamstring he pulled during a conditioning drill, that has kept him out for 3 months. Oh, but wait. According to him, it was still the hernia, not the hamstring, even though it had been 7 months since that surgery. Guys come back from ACL's faster than that. He's rehabbing away from the team, and apparently not communicating with them, because they still have no timetable on his return, and don't really know where he is in his "recovery."

    He got his money, and the he quit. It's not that hard to comprehend for anyone who isn't clouded by bias. But please, keep insulting me and telling me how ridiculous my logic is.
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  13. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Ratliff is done with us. He'll get another mediocre contract with another team, which has been his goal all along, after he's done feigning this year away.
  14. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    If Ratliff could play, I would take it as an early Christmas present.
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  15. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I think he can play. I think him not playing is simply a career move on his part. However, that's merely my assumption at this point.
  16. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    So he willfully signed a contract for under market value to the Cowboys right?
  17. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    I'm holding my breath waiting for Ratt to play:confused:.

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