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Knee jerks are usually wrong

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by burmafrd, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    so everyone calm down. Step back and take a deep breath and think about it.
    We ALL know where the weaknesses are on this team: O line, including the coach. Thin at LB, worse with the injuries late in the season. FS a weakness all season long. Not even a reasonable facimile of a good kicker. A FB in name only.

    NOW think about our strengths: Bledsoe had the best season of any Dallas QB since about 1998. EVEN with the lousy O line. Terry Glenn averaged 18 yds a catch. Key made big catches. Witten is very good. Crayton shows a lot of promise. JJ and Barber give us really good backs and Thompson may be.
    Our D line is very good- Ware and James shined at LB. Henry was our best FA pick this year and IF he can stay healthy- and he has no record of injuries EXCEPT this year- he makes with Newman one of the best CB tandems in the league. Bring Glenn back as depth and the #3. Reeves looked promising. ROY is roy and enough there.

    So we know what needs to be done- we just have to do it. We are 3-5 players away from a SB run. That is doable this offseason.
  2. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    IF BP comes back this next season, I think we'll make that final "push" with trying to get several more quality players this off-season as that will probably be it (or close to it) with respect to BP.
  3. JakeCamp12

    JakeCamp12 Well-Known Member

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    We need to draft some youth at WR and get some depth at corner and LB. But the plan is in motion, and I am fine with the steps that were taken over the last 2 years. Leave BP and Ireland to draft and sign the right players for this team. The only position that scares me is the age at WR. I imagine most of our O-line will be gone or relegated to being backups next year.
  4. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    And most of our important players on offense are in their mid-30's. I'm not impressed.
  5. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    It all depends on whether you think we have a shot to win now. If the glass is running on half to mostly empty, then you should not be impressed. After the disappointing finish we had, I'm not sure where I stand.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    So they are in their mid 30's. there are quite a few players that shine well in their 30's. We need to get their replacements soon- but not right away replace them.
    You have to get off the 90's ideas; you are never going to build teams like that again.
    You are always going to have a mix of young and old and its all in how you put it together.
  7. jterrell

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    Yea like Julius Jones and Jason Witten:)
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    That is why I titled the thread KNEE JERKS. Do not over react. Take time to think and analyse.
  9. Dough Boy

    Dough Boy Seldom Seen

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    You might as well add Flo to that list. :) He's collecting SS with me. :D
  10. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    I never saw Bledsoe as a + but as ok; still bielieve Bledsoe makes some olines look worse do they do because of the way he holds the ball to long locks in on wr (ala he did that with Glenn a bunch).

    Yes are Oline is bad but he is part of the problem everyone always gives Bledsoe a pass; yet everywhere he has gone it is always the olines fault.

    So we have young QB's with one having 1/2 a game experience despite being blown out and having games at the end of the year where we could get them some snaps but oh no not Parcells

    I never seen Bledsoe as the type of QB to get us there
  11. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    The arguments on this will go on and on. IMO, the running game would have looked different if your point of view was correct. Not only did Bledsoe do okay (not great) but he gets a pass this year because of the VERY POOR O-Line play.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Anyone trying to blame Bledsoe more then the O line is plain flat S T U P I D.
  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Guess I'm going to have to teach some folks what "most" means. ;)
  14. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    No he's not more responsible... but he is responsible.
  15. bratch59

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    I wish this could be a sticky for everyone to read every single day of the year.The ninties way of building a team is no longer possible.
  16. jterrell

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    The key word is "key". lol.

    The QB is over 30 but so are many NFL starters.

    Julius and Jason are key. So is Bledsoe, Glenn, Key. I guess Flo and Petitti qualify. However you define it the key" OL is not by and large an old group. Thats actually just nonsense.

    Crayton looked like a young WR. Had he progressed as he was going we would have plenty of youth all the way around. As it is only the WR group needs serious youth infusion. The OL doesn't need to get younger; just better.

    You guys are probably getting ready to ditch the wife for some nice young girl, lol:) After a couple of weeks you might miss the actual ability to cook and keep a home. :~
  17. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    *sigh*

    JT... JT... JT...

    Bledsoe
    Key
    Glenn
    Campbell
    Flo
    Larry A
    Rivera

    7 starters over 30.

    And what about the young guys?

    Julius
    Witten

    Obviously talented young guys that have a future in the NFL

    Crayton?

    Undecided.

    Al Johnson
    Pettiti
    Tucker
    Gurode
    Polite

    Do any of those guys knock your socks off JT?

    That young gal is starting to look a little better aye? ;)
  18. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Mix and match is what you have to do. You can have an older D line since they can play well into their mid 30's. A possession WR like Key can play a long time. Glenn needs a backup not only due to age but possible injury. He was fine this year but that is rare for him. Crayton looks to be able to backstop Key but we need the burner to backstop Glenn.
  19. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Meant to say older O line
  20. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Bledsoe has at least 2-3 years left in him. Key the same. Campbell- maybe- depends on if he has lost a step or was it the lingering effects of his injury. Flo is only 31 and should have 3-4 more years. LA and RIvera- those are the real question marks. LA should have a couple of years and Rivera as well- BUT it must be found out if RIvera is going downhill or was it the result of his back injury. If it was the injury- will he get better? LA- needs to do more agility training- he can still move but he needs to work at it- strength is not everything.

    If I had a magic want I would replace our Center and RT right now with upgrades; and have upgrades for both guards ready.

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