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Twitter: Phil Costa retires from NFL

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Are there still some of you guys that are withholding judgement on Costa? I miss those arguments.
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  2. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    If you keep track, Risen is right much more than he is wrong. He is just not afraid to give opinion before it is popular and he knows his stuff. With Costa, there was many of us that could see what his was and his limitations.
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  3. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    One who has consistently schooled you, since you have crept back. Fair, is fair cant attack in a vacuum.
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  4. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I don't need to keep track of who is right and wrong. No need to pat anyone on the back. Just because he had limitations doesn't mean anything. Every player has limitations. Larry Allen and Nate Newton thought he was going to be a solid player. Who would you believe? A poster on a message board or 2 guys who won SBs all pros and HOF?
  5. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Nailed it!

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  6. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    You might want to believe your own eyes, he was terrible..... why defend?
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  7. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not defending Costa. I don't really care either way. Sucks he didn't develop into a solid starter here. I don't get the need for someone to always feel the need to be right and need to have a pat on the back over some small player. I'm sorry but you only have a 50/50 chance at being right and if I were to believe anyone I would surely believe LA and NN before some internet board wannabe know it all. JMO
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  8. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Schooled? Me?

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  9. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I am far more right than these guys. It's not even close.

    Phil Costa's career has now gone exactly as I called it and they just. can't. stand. it.
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  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I have no time for stiffs. You quickly identify them and get them off the roster. They should have never been there in the first place.

    Phil Costa is, to me, the worst penciled in opening day starting player I've ever seen on this team. He was that bad.

    Explain to me how I had a 50/50 chance of being right that he'd be out of the league entirely in a few years?

    Or just admit you were one of those that were wrong and this news has you flinging me the foam finger.
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  12. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    ok bud you win I'm so distraught over this news I couldn't get out of bed.
  13. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    The sad part? They won't learn anything from it. They'll tell us we don't know and that the coaches must see something in the next stiff. And then when we're proven right, again, they'll call us a hater and ask us how we could root against a Cowboy.

    BTW, that next stiff is Matt Johnson. Can't play. Won't play. Will be out of the league in a few years max.

    Wait for it. Apparently I have a 50/50 chance of being right.
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  14. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    I think that that is fair. The problem is / was, that normal fans, and a lot of long-term sophisticated fans (guys that played OL in big HS or college programs) saw that Phil was overpowered and not likely to be an effective lineman for us. There are a number of people in this thread that were huge fans of Phil because he was a Jason RKG following the 2010 OL culli8ng.
  15. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Ok, but whose pumping up Matt Johnson...to do anything? Nobody cares about Matt Johnson. lol
  16. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    Enjoy the after life...
    hope you made good financial decisions.
  17. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think any player should be pigeon holed right away. Look at players like Romo and Brady or a Waters. Players can develop and to come out and state from day one that this player won't develop is just absurd especially if you are not privy to every practice, meeting and weight training that the player is involved in. Is it fun to try and predict what a player will be? Sure, but don't come back pumping your chest over being "right" about a player that the team and fans had hope for. If anything it only hurt the team because they needed to spend more resources to find not 1 player but multiple players because the player failed to develop. Obviously the guy had some ability that not only Dallas saw but other teams saw it as well. He retired on his own he wasn't cut so making any statement about the guy would be stupid.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Most 4th round picks from 2 years will be. Way to go out on a limb.
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  19. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    Few years I think you're being generous, I don't see the guy making the final cut and he won't get picked up by anyone else. He was a waste of a pick when drafted and will leave the NFL this year while never playing a meaningful down.
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  20. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    • The average career length for a player who makes a club’s opening-day roster (active/inactive roster or injured reserve) in his rookie season is 6.0 years.

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