Poppinga vs Vickers

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CATCH17, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    Way to avoid what I said and continue yelling about soft players.
  2. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I saw what you wrote.. Vickers is injured and wasn't expecting to be hit.

    Both statements are silly. If he's injured he shouldn't be practicing.. if he wasn't expecting contact in a padded practice he's an imbecile.
  3. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    You train as you fight.

    The Cowboys train at half speed, they fight on Sunday's at half speed. This all equals out to a loser mentality and it shows on Sundays.

    JG is not preparing this team to win.
  4. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    He was questionable a week ago and didn't practice much.

    We don't know how much he is participating in practice right now.

    So if he is taking it at a careful pace and gets blown up I am pretty sure he has a point.
  5. silver

    silver Well-Known Member

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    What I don't get is how a guy off the street on his 1st week of practice takes over the team? To me neither Vickers nor Poppinga are fully fledged Cowboys and yet here they are acting as if. Where is the leadership on this team? Shouldnt this be dealt with by the team's leaders? also me thinks this is getting a tad overblown. I doubt teams practice as hard at week 12 than they do at the beginning of training camp. to Poppinga this is his first week of TC, let's see how he practices next week when he's a little bruised.
  6. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Fans love players who say outrageous things. See Bennett, Martellus. It has very little to do with leadership. I'm sure the players think very little about Poppinga coming in and mouthing off at practice. They're not going to drop everything and start playing harder. He's just a guy trying to hang on week to week for a paycheck and willing to crack some eggs to get that done. More power to him if it helps him stick around.

    As to Vickers, I wasn't a fan of moving away from Fiametta, because I was really impressed with how well the blocked in space. Vickers has been marginally better with in-line blocking, but he's been a downgrade when it comes to blocking at the second level. That said, they guy's made his plays in the passing game in recent weeks, including an incredible underrated money-play on a poorly thrown ball from Tony that might have salted away that victory for us. He's been an adequate player who's now suffering in terms of fan perception for the unrealistic expectations people placed on him when he came in through the door based off of a couple of sound bites people liked the sound of.
  7. BigD

    BigD Got 5? We do!

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    Here's a good video of Poppinga and James Laurinaitis on ESPN St Louis. Laurinaitis mentions his way of practice. Pretty entertaining. Obviously this Cowboy team had no idea what this dude is about.

  8. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    But that's not a Vickers issue that's a Garrett issue
  9. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    Wow. Ok, that's pretty funny. Thanks for posting that.

    Also, he sounds like a Muppet.
  10. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Wow. Dude seems like he'd get old really fast. It's one thing to have some personality, but he comes off as just weird.
  11. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    He does. He strikes me as a surfer-stoner dude. Growing up in North Phoenix, I spent a lot of time around those guys. They're actually funny and tolerable once your filter kicks in as long as they're positive people. Can you imagine going through life that way, though?
  12. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Well the video does explain alot, and its obvious why this happened now.

    We could use an intensity boost, but it sounds like this is just he norm for this guy.
  13. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    ******* Theebs.. you don't get it do you?

    If you're too hurt to go full speed in practice.. then get your *** on the sidelines. If you have bumps and bruises.. welcome to football. The whole practice shouldn't be slowed down because guys are dinged up. Im glad you don't coach the team.. talk about camp cupcake. Geeze.
  14. robert70x7

    robert70x7 Well-Known Member

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    Poppinga was just on with BAD Radio on The Ticket.

    He sounds like CJ Wilson 2.0

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