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Prisco Changes his write-up...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by KD, May 1, 2006.

  1. KD

    KD Active Member

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    Changed his write-up...

    But not the grade...

    He took out Campbell but stuck to his premise...

    Dallas Cowboys

    Best pick: Fifth-round pick Pat Watkins has a chance to be a starter down the road at safety. He has the tools, even if he didn't play to them last year at Florida State.

    Worst pick: Anthony Fasano is a good player, but with Jason Witten on the roster, why is he needed?

    Overall grade: B-. I liked the pick of Bobby Carpenter in the first round, but Fasano wasn't a need.
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Of course, Fasano was a need. Research. Research. Research.
  3. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    This just in...prisco realizes it's may, and Campbell is no longer on the roster. :)
  4. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    I didn't like the Fasano pick either (mostly because he would have still been there further down the draft)...but given what Jones said about reducing the role of the FB in the offense, I understand this selection.
  5. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Guess he did not get the word that we are going to the two T.E. sets.
  6. Funxva

    Funxva Inventor of the Whizzinator

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    pricko is somewhat under-informed.
  7. Falcon

    Falcon New Member

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    We have not yet locked Witten up to a new contract have we?

    Maybe this is ammo to either get him to agree to a contract or let him go if Fasano works out. The Eagles have been doing this for years and I have not always thought they were right, but they have been able to allow RFA and FA to walk and fill in behind them with recent draft picks.

    One of the biggest things to me in this draft is that we took BPA to our board and therby added depth to the roster. We no longer had to reach in desperation to an average at best player.
  8. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    What did he say about Campbell before the edit?
  9. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    I was trying to find it, but pre-edit, he listed us having Campbell and Witten as a reason for Fasano not being a need pick.
  10. montgod

    montgod Active Member

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    I understand about the whole 2 TE sets and all, but seriously, can someone explain what role Hannam is suppose to play? And for the money he signed for, I can't see him as just a backup but the way JJ talks about Fasano, it sounds like he will be.
  11. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Aside from the injury concerns about him; I guess I don't like the Fasano pick because I don't like the two TE offense. I am a big proponent of the Sid Gilman (Norv Turner/Mike Martz) aggressive offense. The two TE offense is a passive "let the defense win the game" type offense and I have always hated Parcells hide in a shell offensive philosophy.

    I'm with Michael Irvin on this one, "Defense doesn't win games; putting POINTS on the board wins games"
  12. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    Link.

    Dallas Cowboys

    Best pick: Fifth-round pick Pat Watkins has a chance to be a starter down the road at safety. He has the tools, even if he didn't play to them last year at Florida State.
    Worst pick: Anthony Fasano is a good player, but with Jason Witten and Dan Campbell on the roster, why is he needed?
    Overall grade: B-. I liked the pick of Bobby Carpenter in the first round, but Fasano wasn't a need.
  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Sure. BP didn't have confidence that the TEs we had prior to Hannam could step up. In a two TE set you need two legitimate starters and at least one solid backup. Hannam is that backup. The other 2 or 3 TE's need to start looking for employment.
  14. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Thanks SP.
  15. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Gosselin (who had the most accurate Top 100 AND the most accurate mock draft again this year) had Fasano ranked 53rd. Scouts Inc. had him rated 48th. DraftCountdown.com ranked him 60th. Mel Kiper had him going 37th in his mock. And we drafted him 53rd. So I doubt he would have lasted much longer.
  16. VACowboy

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    It all depends on the two tight ends. If they are great blockers you run a power running offense. If your TEs can get down the field and catch the ball, you're more flexible, able to line up and pound it or unleash a potent aerial attack. I don't see this as a move to grind games out. They're adding another pass-catching player at the TE position so defenses can't key on Witten. When Flo went down Witten had to stay in to pass protect instead of getting down field and catching the ball. This was when a previously potent Dallas O started to stagnate. With Fasano on the field teams will have to play it honest because Fasano can catch the ball too. These aren't your daddy's TEs.

    Witten is one of our best offensive players. Any change that gets the ball in his hands more is a great one in my book.
  17. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    He went right about where his value said he should have gone.

    I'd bet we'd tried to trade down farther and couldn't get it done. At that point, we still wanted a 4th rounder. Since we moved back on this pick, I'm sure we took the best trade option available to us without risking the player we wanted.
  18. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    It was only not a need to those who don't do important things like run or coach the team.

    Jones has been specific, Fasano is taking the fullback role in our offense, much like an H-back like Washington uses.

    I don't really care about grades, but writing like this only fuels ignorance about what we are attempting to accomplish.
  19. Dayton Cowboy

    Dayton Cowboy Active Member

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    I wonder if there is a thought that somehow this might give the organization a bit of an advantage when they go to negoiate Witten's next contract. Isn't he an ERFA this season? Most have been talking about how we need to resign him, I see similarities in how both Fasano and Witten play the position. I think this might give Jerry some leverage in the process of re-signing him because they won't be stuck with him being the only TE capable of starting on the roster.
  20. rathalarge

    rathalarge Active Member

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    Points on the board hasn't helped the Colts. Even the San Diego Chargers couldn't win a Super Bowl with "Air Coryell".

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