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Owens game = Irvin game

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by RiggoForever, May 23, 2006.

  1. RiggoForever

    RiggoForever Benched

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    Would you all say that Terrell Owens game is very similar to Michael Irvin with regards to their size and physical style of play?
  2. aznhalf

    aznhalf New Member

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    I think Owens plays a little faster, but I liked Irvins hands better.
  3. RCowboyFan

    RCowboyFan New Member

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    Yep for sure. Irvin rarely used to drop the ball, especially during the Glory years or prime years. Owens penchant for dropping the ball is more prevalent, especially when he sees a big hit coming.

    And Owens is definetly faster than Irvin, whether 40 times indicate that or not. Also think, Irvin played lot more physical than owens.
  4. Eddie

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    A freakin' NO!!!

    TO is a self centered MO-RON with his own agenda.

    Irvin was flashy and flamboyant, but he was the consumate team player.

    Putting them in the same sentence is a disgrace.

    When TO breaks his back for a game turning first down, and then gets up for more ... then I'll have respect for him.

    Until then, he's not a real Cowboy.
  5. aznhalf

    aznhalf New Member

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    The OP said size and physical style of play...nothing about how much you hate TO.
  6. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    No. Owens is more dominant. Primarilly because he has better speed than 88. It makes him more of a game breaker. The better comparison for 88 is Keyshawn.

    They played in very different offensive schemes though -- Irvin was more toss, catch, get tackled. Owens has played in short toss, catch, run for YAC systems.
  7. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    So if he makes a big catch in Game 1 for a 1st down after taking a big hit, then he'll be a real Cowboy? Just curious...

    And I think someone else already mentioned this, but I think he was talking style of play, not as a rep for the 'boys.
  8. RCowboyFan

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    No he isn't. At his Prime Irvin was as dominating if not more. Sure Owens has more speed, but Irvin demanded the same attention Owens requires now. Its just with current rules, DBs cannot be as physical as they used to be when Irvin was in prime, hence his speed enhances his playmaking ability.

    Besides, I never can put Owens in the same category as Irvin in the fighting for the ball department or taking a big hit. In that way, Irvin and Key are same, but Key didn't have even the speed of Irvin. Key is realy very poor man's version or Irvin, IMO.
  9. Eddie

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    No ... if he gives up his body to make a critical game turning first down and then gets up for more, then I will have more respect for him.

    I am also talking about style. His style is NOT of a team player. He's a me-first selfish individual. That's his style.

    Michael's style was the team came first ...

    How's that for style???
  10. k19

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    Eddie your holding back again, tell us how you REALLY feel ;)

    Seriously though I think Owens has the spread the field capability that "The Playmaker" never had. Ownes can beat you deep AND take one over the middle
  11. superpunk

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    No.

    How's THIS for style?

    [IMG]
  12. RCowboyFan

    RCowboyFan New Member

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    :laugh1:
  13. RiggoForever

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    I remember in 1991 Irvin seemed to come out of nowhere after not being a serious threat his first few seasons. It was like he just went from a nothing to an All-Pro in one season.
  14. Eddie

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    I'll hold my breath on TO until the season starts. I will root for him, and hope he benefits the team.

    I wasn't sold on Keyshawn, but he turned out to be a solid team player.

    NY Jet fans still hate him, but he won me over.

    As for TO, I'll let the sins of the past sit for now, but until he proves it, he's not a real Cowboy.
  15. aznhalf

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    He said 'physical' style of play:)

    Even if Owens put up 200 yards on two broken legs and no hands I still think that you wouldn't like him
  16. AbeBeta

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    Current rules? Irvin had the advantage of playing at a time when those rules seemed to benefit him as well -- he pushed off with the best of them. Under the current rules, 88 might have seen far more offensive PI calls.

    We could argue about the level of comparison for days -- I could say that TO didn't have the type of supporting cast that 88 had and I'd be right -- he never had an all-world back to attract attention, he had to play with Jeff Garcia as his QB for 5 years (give him Steve Young for those 5 years and how would he look?), and for the first 4 years of his career he was not getting a ton of throws his way because he played next to the best WR in the history of the game.

    Ultimately, though my argument comes down to the "in his prime" issue -- MI was great in his prime. To me, TO looks to still have a few prime years left.
  17. AbeBeta

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    Like playing in the Superbowl with a broken leg? That seemed pretty selfish to me.

    I hate to defend TO but some of you have so little objectivity that I feel I have to.
  18. RiggoForever

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    Alvin Harper was also a serious threat at #2 for a number of the years Irvin put up big numbers.
  19. RCowboyFan

    RCowboyFan New Member

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    Ok, in that point I do agree. TO is more dominant now than Irvin was at the same age.
  20. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Still recovering from an ACL in 1990. So yes, that following year when completely heathy, was a break out year. Plus Aikman was starting to get better protection, Emmitt starting to get more in his ryhthm. The whole team was coming together.

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