Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jun 15, 2012.
Wow he's reminding me of his father...
1st off calm ya homer *** down...
I probably defend Jones more than anybody on this forum....I wouldn't get rid of him for the world. This is probably the second time i have ever said they are wrong about something.
You can say what you say, but to say "Not taking anything from Miles, but..." Why did he have to mention Miles?
I whine about not getting News? Where the **** did you get that? Pull up a post of me crying about no news. Your just trying to start ****, with no facts. Hop off
I don't disagree at all with the truth of what Stephen said. But I think Stephen was the biggest fool in the world--next to his father--to say that. What a complete idiot!
What can possibly be gained by saying that? Dez will only achieve his potential if--from top to bottom--this franchise treats him with loving discipline and w/consistent restraint.
The last thing Dez needs in his professional or personal life is more bling. That man needs no bling statements, no bling accolades. No bling credit lines. No bling jewelry. He's earned NOTHING at this point.
Relative to his talent and draft slot...He's done NOTHING. And that's what he needs to hear.
My message? "Line up kid and earn a starting job." I absolutely would bench his arse until he knew his assignments and could show he was in NFL condition.
No other message is remotely appropriate. This is the toxic Cowboy culture that undermines and kills coaches. This. This.
Here's the problem I have with what Stephen said. There's no need to drag Miles' name into this and start making comparisons between he and Dez. You want to announce to the world that you're expecting great things from Dez? Go for it. But I don't see any upside in telling the world that you view Dez as the true WR1, whatever Miles may have done in the past.
It may be true. Dez may be the guy defenses worry about most. But I promise you Miles doesn't see it that way. He definitely believes that he's the best WR on this team (and, to this point in their respective careers, he's got more skins on the wall to prove it). And we want him to believe that. Only good can come from these two guys competing to outdo each other, day to day and week to week. Conversely, I don't see any good coming from telling one of these guys that, yeah, he's pretty good, but the other guy is really good.
Miles is a big boy, so I'm sure he'll get over it. But in the end, he's human like the rest of us. I don't imagine any of us would take too well to our employer letting it be publicly known that, while we're good, that other person who does the same job is viewed as the real up-and-coming superstar.
Stephen came down with a momentary case of foot-in-mouth disease. I wouldn't be surprised if he'd like that comment back. I would, if I were him. The message should have been communicated as "we have two WR1s." Instead, it unnecessarily elevated Dez above Miles, effectively making it clear that the FO views Miles as the WR2.
I don't see much issue either.
I see why some people wish the front office never talked, but I think this is different from what Jerry has always done. Jerry's problem has been coddling players, trying to be buddies with them, and constantly pumping up how great and talented they are. Stephen takes a lot tougher tone. He's more along the lines of, this guy has a lot of ability, now he needs to step up and do it.
Although no one mentioned it, I actually had more of a problem with Stephen (and even Garrett) coming out and basically saying Bruce Carter was the starter when he's never done a thing and Connor is there.
The only issue I have with the article is the writer (and some readers) taking this:
...and interpreting it as this:
I severely doubt (and that's an understatement in itself) Jones meant that Dez Bryant's performance as the offense's number one wide receiver will be the key to the team's success. Is it really that hard to write (or think) that Jones meant that Bryant's success at the position would be a key to the team's overall outcome this season?
Scratch that. It probably is.
I think Stephen is saying these things because he thinks Dez can handle it now. There is no way he would have talked this way last year. Stephen is watching Dez close in practice and has seen Dez running better routes, better condition. He can feel Dez is close. I think Stephen wants to be clear....if you want #1 money after this season...play like it. What he doesn't want is another pre-season where Dez looks good and then tails off in second half of games. Then comes to him at end of year asking for the sky in contract negotiations.
Then slip a note to the head coach, Jerry.
He'll call Dez' numbers and make Romo throw it to him more.
From Jerry's lips to Dez' hands.
Yes because pass plays are only designed to go to 1 receiver. There are no reads or progressions. Problem solved?
I think you've lost your sense of humor.
I'd look over there ------------------------------------>
Yeah, it wasn't funny over there either.