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Longtime TE coach to Cowboys' Rico Gathers: 'You're about to bring havoc to the NFL'

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TwoDeep3, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    By Jon Machota, Staff Writer Contact Jon Machotaon Twitter:mad:jonmachota

    Before longtime NFL tight ends coach Mike Pope stepped away from football earlier this year, he gave Cowboys second-year tight end Rico Gathers some high praise.

    Pope, a four-time Super Bowl champion, spent the last three seasons in Dallas. He worked for the New York Giants before that for 23 years. Pope also made stops in Cincinnati, New England and Washington.

    So what was his message to Gathers?

    "You're about to bring havoc to the NFL because there are no guys out there that are as tough as you," the former Baylor basketball star recently told SportsDay. "There are no guys out there that work harder than you. You got a work ethic that the NFL is really lacking. As long as you keep that work ethic up you're going to be great, you're going to be a Pro Bowl tight end, you're going to be a great tight end."
  2. Solution

    Solution Well-Known Member

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    So basically all signs point to us drafting a TE at this point.
  3. MrPhil

    MrPhil Well-Known Member

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    In the 2nd round :grin:
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  4. BigStar

    BigStar Stop chasing

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    Pope calling out modern day players' work ethic (or lack thereof) it seemed while also praising Rico.
  5. JJ21

    JJ21 Well-Known Member

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    I'd really appreciate all of these quotes from players and coaches more if they were coming from the actual players and coaches and not Rico himself! lol. What's the next one, "Gronk called me up the other day and was asking for pointers"
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  6. lkelly

    lkelly Well-Known Member

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    I like that he speaks like Jimmy.

    No, not Johnson...

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  7. mrtxstar

    mrtxstar Well-Known Member

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    So, is Witten about to be the #2WR? Rico is going to take his job? :huh: Good luck with that.
  8. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    A 290 pound TE, couple of biscuits short of an OL.
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  9. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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  10. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    said it before, I'd really like to see Gathers get work as a defensive linemen with his size, quickness and length....
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  11. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    talk about over hyped
  12. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    We should do a poll about which player will take over the league more next year, Gathers or Tapper?
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    For next season I'll set the over/under on how many times Gathers scores a TD the play after a Tapper strip sack at 6.

    I go over.
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  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have no problem with Rico and really not sure why some fans seem to be against him? He is a big, strong and athletic and believe it or not you can learn the game of football is not rocket science. The kid has been putting in the work and yet some find it entertaining to put him down? I look forward to seeing this young man make a lot of critics look like fools.
  15. Bowdown27

    Bowdown27 Well-Known Member

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  16. funkytown

    funkytown Well-Known Member

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    He'll be OL before its all over. If we're lucky he can have a Jeremy Parnell type career.
  17. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    yes, in the second round--he'll be here four years and catch about 15 passes.
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  18. JJ21

    JJ21 Well-Known Member

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    LOL! Rico's been watching him play..likes what he sees!
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  19. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Believe it when I see it. But I hope so.
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  20. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Well Rico will need someone behind not getting any snaps lol

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