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My Thoughts On Escobar

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by FiveRings, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Like many here, this is a pick I was confused by, and didn't really back 100%. At least at this point, I'm at peace with the pick, but I don't think this offense is going to be quick to use him. At least through a few preseason games, Hanna has gotten most of the plays with the ones, while Escobar only really gets into the game around the 3rd quarter.

    So what I'm thinking, is maybe Escobar was a future pick. Like Witten, we drafted him as a thin, athletic TE and then Witten filled into form with his body and his blocking. That's my hunch on what they're planning on doing with Escobar too. If he does contribute this season, I think it will be only for the second half of the season.
  2. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Yeah but Escobar was supposed to be a dynamic receiver and there is no signs of that so far.

    He really looks like a dime a dozen Tight End.
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  3. ThreeandOut

    ThreeandOut Well-Known Member

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    We'll probably see him situationally this year, most likely in the red zone and in short yardage passing situations.
  4. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure it's fair to judge him when he has the 2nd and 3rd string QB throwing him the ball over Romo.
  5. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't dress him until the OL craziness is over. Three active TE is plenty when you have guys dropping the way ours do on game day...
  6. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    So, in the guy's third preseason game, he catches every pass thrown to him and scores a TD, and he's just a "dime a dozen TE?" Interesting analysis.
  7. Lifetimeboyzfan

    Lifetimeboyzfan Active Member

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    How about we actually let the guy play in the regular season, you know, when we actually run a full version of our offense before we judge the kid. You guys do realize most teams run vanilla versions of offensive and defensive schemes during the preseason, right?
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I'll give him three years. I still like the pick but he blocks like he never played above Pop Warner.
  9. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    He was a luxury pick, we had no hole at TE to merit this pick, much less a TE that needs developmental time. Its not like he's the second coming of Tonly Gonzalez, or a once in a lifetime TE type. The cowboys should have selected the best available OL/DL with that pick.
  10. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Its been obvious to me that we've been "hiding" our TEs in preseason. Romo even said as much. Not only Escobar and Hanna but Witten has rarely been targeted.

    But escobar has been everything the team expected when they drafted him. They have big plans for him
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  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I agree that SO FAR, Escobar hasn't showed much in the way of being a receiving playmaker. Even on his TD - When he caught it he was wide open, but by the time he squared and started moving towards the goal, there were two guys on him. He ended up barely getting in the endzone, but at least he got in.
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  12. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    I guess he has to work on getting deeper in the end zone when he scores. Geez tough crowd!
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  13. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    I think he and Williams were both "future" picks, with the idea that they would take over for Witten and Miles in the next couple of years, when their contracts either run out, or when they become too expensive to be worth it.
  14. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    If you watched the game he looked slow and uncoordinated, plus he can't block. We had needs along both lines and still do. We would have been better served looking for lineman with that pick then wasting it on another TE.
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  15. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Good point. I like that our drafts are taking a long view now instead of a special teams draft like 2009 or going for just immediate needs.
  16. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    He got open a lot beating linebackers and caught everything threw his way. If thats uncoordinated I'll take it
  17. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    You didn't watch closely enough. I wasn't impressed. They way he ran, turned to get into the end zone, the way he ran was awkward. All leading me to believe he is uncoordinated.
  18. KingLerxst

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    Wasn't a fan of the pick at the time and I'm still not. But in fairness to him. It's going to take more than one pre season to show his real value.I think the same can be said for Williams. Rookies rarely come in and have a big impact on a team if they're at positions which are already a strength.
    Fredrick will probably struggle too. But most of us won't notice or care because he'll still be better than what was there last year.
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  19. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    It's hard for a casual fan to pick up on these things.

    If we needed a guy to catch short dumpoffs and not offer much else we could've just kept John Phillips.
  20. cannonball44

    cannonball44 Stephen Peterman's Campaign Manager

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    Seriously.... people complaining about the speed and quickness of Escobar like they arent fans of Jason Witten. Yall are so confused.

    Additionally, i dont mind choosing a TE in the second if they are serious about using a 2 TE formation a lot this season. My issue is the TE we chose. I dont believe we chose the best recieving tight end in the draft.

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