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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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    How is he right?? The guy is out of the league by CHOICE not because he was cut. He signed a contract with another team. He's not right. Sorry. I like you as a poster but we will disagree on this. RS doesn't need props. He gets hated on because of his posting style he brings it on himself.
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  2. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Well the Colts and Cowboys and scouts disagree. If he had no "ability" the colts wouldn't have signed him to a 2 year deal. Now you are making me defend the guy and I really don't want too. He had to flash something.
  3. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Noo but but he was our best center... Move Frederick to guard I heard. :cool:
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  4. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Context here. We Didn't know who was going to play RG so it was an option. Would we rather have Free playing RG or Fred if we didn't get Waters? We had no clue Mack was going to play better after Waters injury.
  5. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Thats how the Dallas front office folks roll, no clue but lot o hope. Lets cut a all-pro center and hope Costa can play. Thats how you get your QB punctured lungs.
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  6. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Do you really think Costa would have retired or walked away from the game if he was anything more than a scrub? He saw the writing on the wall.
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  7. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    He never even practiced with another team. Not even sure he gets to keep $1 of that new contract...never saw a game check.

    People were very quick to yell "in your face" when he signed that nominal contract 3-5 days after being released. For that side to win the argument, he needed to make the 53 man roster.

    He didn't do that, the red herring is he "retired" - as if he hadn't he certainly would have made the team. His contract was for a vet camp body - expendable but option if he had promise. No Risk for the Colts.
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  8. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    have you broken down his 2 preseason tackles?
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  9. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Some folks can't help themselves. They rely can't. At one time, Ryan Leaf signed a contract with the Cowboys. See there, that proves he was not a bust.
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  10. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Colts contract was 2 years and up to $3.5M, for reference. And it's existence at all proved a lot of people wrong about the estimations of his ability to play in this league outside of Dallas.
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  11. McLovin

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/indianapoli...ostas-retirement-puts-colts-in-tough-position

    He doesn't get to keep the signing bonus.
    It had $450K in guarantees. That was a Brodney Poole contract. Vet body no risk - could be cut anytome
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  12. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    H
    He didn't play outside of Dallas to prove anything. Are you saying all players that sign contracts are worthy of those contracts? It proves nothing other than the Colts wanted a cheap look and see.
  13. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    Sure they would, just like Brodney Poole here, TO in Seattle, etc., etc. happens all the time. He didn't make it to another team. Maybe his "choice" was because he knew he didn't have the heart or talent - just as plausible that he went out on top of game and left the colts in a learch a mere 40 days after signing that deal

    Interesting turn from March 13:
    http://www.colts.com/videos/videos/...nterview/644c7e69-f40f-478d-81f3-2b8d266a1fb4
  14. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'm saying another organization offering him more than a flyer contract proved me right and you wrong on this topic.

    As did the Dallas extension, earlier, for that matter, but we like to pretend that Dallas doesn't know what it's doing in these parts, and nobody will say the same about the Colts, so the Colts deal makes for a better example in this case.
  16. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    The vet minimum for 4-6 years of service is 730K if he makes the opening day roster. He was only getting $450K if cut before week 1. The colts didn't give him some saviour starter contract here.
  17. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Link??
  18. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Lol, stop
    You putting on a beat down if epic proportions and leaving these guys nowhere to run and hide
    Their football ego's cannot take that they were so obviously wrong
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  19. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    Never got over Brooke.
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Genetically engineered moderating Orangutan Staff Member

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    Of all players taken in the first three rounds less than half become long term starters. So anyone predicting a player taken later than the third not panning out is merely stating the obvious.

    No one called Costa more than a marginal starter at best who got forced into the lineup because the OL was in shambles. So Risen Star and others are puffing their chest out over being masters of the obvious. And of course people were pulling for the guy to workout as any fan of the club would.

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