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Twitter: Phil Costa retires from NFL

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

  1. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    The only reason he hasn't been cut is because he's been injured giving Dallas options to try and develop the guy. Small school guy who knows if he was ever going to develop. I don't really recall where the drafts/scouts had him.
  2. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    I'm right there with you. It's pretty weird for a players decision to come like this, unless he's suddenly decided he's lost his desire, or there are health or mental health issues or some kind of personal crisis. Very odd.
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  3. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    Sucks to hear about this. Phil's a really nice guy and I honestly thought he did well when given the opportunity.
  4. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to know who thought Costa was a starting calibre center in that FO. It was pure hope that he would become even a back up level center. The poor guy got blown up. Must be the same guy (s) who thought Alan Ball was a good fit as a NFL FS, or Matt Johnson, or Heath. Hope is not a real strategy.
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  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Short branch... Hard not to make that call.. lol
  6. honyock

    honyock Well-Known Member

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    So I've heard you say this about Johnson a few times and I've been curious. How did you determine he's a stiff? Have you seen tape of him? And not youtube highlights, because you're far too savvy to evaluate a player based on youtube highlights. And he's barely been on the practice field for the Cowboys, not really enough for a fan to evaluate him unless that fan has been present at those few practices he's been healthy for.

    So what formed your opinion? Have tape of him in college? Because that "he's a stiff" opinion has to come from actually seeing him play, more than just internet highlights, yes?

    And I say this as someone who has no idea if Johnson can play, not having actually seen him play.

    Just curious.
  7. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    We reached
  8. 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.
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Is that with the same team, tho? Matt Johnson's tenure with Dallas has been an anomaly, not the average reality for most players.
  10. guag

    guag Right Kind of Guy

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    Anyone know if Costa has any kind of history of substance abuse? It's the first thing that came to my mind when I heard this news. Maybe he's trying to work out some demons... If that's the case I truly wish him the best.
  11. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    So you said he as going to get signed to a free agent deal and then retire in the offseason? Can you pull that one up in your history or something? I think I am going call Bullschlitz on that one.

    His decision to retire while under contract is not at all what you were suggesting when you said he would be out of the league in a few years. You were just sure he would be but and just disappear. That isn't what happened.
  12. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    This thread was full of win
  13. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    The sad part is that they can see how bad a player like Costa really is , but they refuse to believe their eyes because he is s Cowboy and Jerry said he is a good player. I used to be blind, but now I see. I figure my eyes are better then Jerry's and I trust my judgement much more than his.
  14. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    The players that show the ability to develop have flashes of their ability. Costa did not.
  15. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    To a search on threads about Johnson. It is amazing how that stiff got so many threads created about him.
  16. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Considering the crap that Risen takes, it should be pointed out that he is right . He gets bashed constantly when he gives his opinion, but when he is proved right, those that bashed him don't want to talk about it. That speaks volumes about the haters.
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  17. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    I don't. Told them then, it was a waste of time discussing anything about him, kowalski (i refuse to call him killer), and nagy. Three bums that took way too much webspace on CZ.
  18. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Hmmmmm .... could this possibly suggest Jerral Wayne and Co. are slightly behind the NFL curve...after all the trench game has been winning the NFL game for over a Decade and a half.
  19. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    silly rabbit, how could you forget about the 3 YEAR RULE!!!
  20. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Behind the NFL curve? They are behind some of the CZ poster's curve.

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