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Twitter: Jay Ratliff speaks

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    So you think it is okay for a player to not be a man and play for
    in your book, it is okay for players not to honor their contracts. What is wrong with him keeping his word like a man should do?
  2. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    A few running backs in that class are looking much better than Mr. Jones...
  3. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    Alpha GM
  4. Bigdog24

    Bigdog24 Well-Known Member

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    After 17 years the problem still lays with the Cowboys GM.....The GM Jerry Jones is not close to being a Ozzie Newsome GM........But the Owner Jerry Jones is Top Notch
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Mess. What a mess.
  6. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    Wow, really? It already has been a mistake. It might not have been a mistake if Rat had continued to play at his pre-contract level, but he hasn't even seen the field..... even if he plays well next year or beyond, the contract is still a failure.
  7. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    And I think it's gonna be a long, long time ‘til touchdowns brings me round again to find I'm not the man they think I am at home or away
    Oh no, no, no, I'm a general man - ager
    General man-ager, burning out his team all alone

    I'll sing this for days now. :cool:
    Fredd likes this.
  8. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Considering that the owner appointed the GM, I'm not sure how this statement can be made.
  9. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ya think? He's a complete TOOL and has been for a long time....cancer times ten
  10. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    ah, you gotta like an Elton john parody....nice job
  11. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    IMO, his problem isn't the hammy or the groin, more like his back side...as in, he is being one

    someone get the scissors, it's cutting season
  12. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Remind me why this guy was extended again?
  13. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    Actually Broaddus said it was his grow in. ;) (But that's a different story altogether) :)
  14. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    For the record, the player that Hatcher was referencing was Bass not Crawford.
  15. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    No kidding. Really strange that he can't say groin correctly.
  16. Ratmatt

    Ratmatt Active Member

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    I hold nothing against this guy.I don't even have a problem with him,having issues how the team handles injuries.After saying all of that,it's time they wash their hands of this guy.He played a position,and played it well,that he was just to undersized for.It will eventually catch up to you.He can't stay on the field anymore,he's no longer dependable,and we need to move on.
  17. LarryCanadian

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    This whole scenario strikes me as stinking to high-heaven.
    There must be so much going on here that is being swept under the rug. A lot of it won't come out for years or never at all, but there is something more going on here with the whole Ratliff scenario.
    There is the whole number of injuries, particularly hamstring issues, this team has been suffering last few seasons.
    There is the whole longer than expected recovery times for a number of injuries - either misdiagnosed, misreported, or frequent setbacks occurring.
    I'd go back as far as Jenkins not wanting to rehab with the team and wonder about that now as well.
    Then we get to Ratliff himself.
    What really spurred on a physical and strongly vocal confrontation in the locker room between him and Jones.
    The guy has a DUI shortly after a teammate is killed by another teammate in an alcohol related motor vehicle accident.
    Rat has been "passive aggressive" and then not even "passive". He talks about not being a distraction, and then insinuates all sorts of inflammatory things in this latest interview. He hints at problems with rehab staff, and that his injury was not honestly presented by the team, etc.
    Then we have Jerry, who has never really struck me as the "soft type" but that has paid Rat a ton of money on what in retrospect is turning out to be a very poor value early contract extension - so he is trying to spin doctor the whole thing. But why Jerry is putting up with so much of this, is either desperation to have this guy play at a decent level, OR, Rat somehow seems to have an honest beef with how his injuries are being treated or his expectations for recovery have somehow been unfair or unrealistic.......
    Something is incredibly weird about the whole thing though.
    Hard for me to believe that this player really wants to play for this organization any more, despite all his team-mate solidarity type talk. And Jerry can't honestly believe he is close to coming back and playing at an "all pro" level any time soon or any time in the future at all.
    Last I remember Rat was off to the side doing rehab training at camp, then disappeared. Do we honestly believe he tore his groin and/or hamstring in the fitness test at camp? That smelled fishy then and smells even fishier now.
    What kind of fitness/running test do they run where you tear a groin or hamstring and/or aggravate at sports hernia? I thought it was just wind-sprints in a certain period of time - and that is straight ahead running, with no cutting and planting and twisting etc....
    Bottom line, is that if the organization is truly relying on this player to be a huge part of this season or the future, I think they are a bit nutty!
    I liked the old Rat, and how he played undersized for years, but something has changed with him and/or his relationship with the team, and nobody is telling the truth about the situation now.
    Not a great situation for the team. Tough on a young coach like Garrett to deal with crap like that.
    Curious to what the hell happened here.
    Anyone remember scissor-gate with Irvin and I think it was Everett McIver (the oline guy, who almost had his jugular severed by Michael?)....
    This Rat stuff is some WEIRD stuff. Maybe being paranoid, but it really seems he wants to just let it all out about how he feels about injuries, rehab, etc and how things are handled at the ranch..
    It's too bad, Rat would be a resurrected Glover in the 4-3 for us, if healthy and happy......
  18. dmq

    dmq If I'm so pretty, why am I available?

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    Gotta love Ratliff acting like he is the victim.
  19. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Is anyone really surprised to see this play out like this after what happened at the end of last season. Its a total joke that this guy is still on the team, and just one more example of why Jerry Jones has sholdnt be running it.
  20. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    The sad fact is that they're financially stuck - and everyone with a functioning set of eyes knows it.

    They can't cut him financially so they are suck with him and his lousy attitude.

    As soon as they can financially afford to be rid of him, they will.

    Don't for a second think otherwise.

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